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James Chisholm, 84, of Byron, GA, a former Lincoln Laboratory technical staff member, died on December 13. He was hired in 1951 and retired in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Margaret.


Word has been received of the October 6 death of Paul F. Hill, 78, of Cambridge, a former houseman with the Housing Office. He retired from MIT in 1983 after working at MIT for 14 years.


John Pietraszek, 75, of Peabody, a former Lincoln Laboratory heating and ventilation mechanic, died on December 1. He retired in 1987 after 11 years at Lincoln Lab. Survivors include his wife, Jennie


A funeral Mass was said at St. Elizabeth's Church in Milton on December 4 for John Ramasco, 73, of Milton, who died on December 1. A former custodian in Physical Plant, he retired in 1987 after working at MIT for 30 years.

Mr. Ramasco is survived by two sisters, Caroline E. Ramasco and Helen F. Drudi, both of Milton, and two nephews.


A memorial service will be held in the Berlin Chapel of Brandeis University on February 11 at 5pm for Andreas Tsipis, 22, who died January 18 of Canavan disease, a progressive genetic disorder of the central nervous system. For the past 10 years, he attended Berkshire Meadows in Great Barrington, a residential school for children with disabilities.

Survivors include his father, Dr. Kosta Tsipis, a research scientist in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; his mother, Dr. Judith Tsipis (PhD '71); and two brothers, Mikael of Newton and Yanni, a freshman.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 28, 1998.

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