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Robert W. Bragan, 93, of Damar-iscotta, ME, a retired project technician at Lincoln Laboratory, died on January 10. He retired in 1970 after working at Lincoln for 18 years.


Charles F. Perry, 80, of Billerica, formerly a senior electronic technician at Haystack Obervatory, died on December 23. He retired in 1983 after 31 years with MIT.

Mr. Perry is survived by his wife, Mildred; a brother, Jerimiah of Marshfield; four daughters, Louise Cue of Ledyard, CT, Nancy Clarke of Lowell, Arlene King of Tewksbury and Lynne Magee of Tyngsboro; and eight grandchildren.


A funeral was held on January 5 for Edward Sudenfield, 66, of Hyde Park, a former project technician at the Plasma Fusion Center, who died on January 1. He retired in 1988 after working at MIT for 27 years.

Mr. Sudenfield is survived by his wife, Ruth; a brother, Leonard of Hyde Park; a sister, Sylvia Ross of Randolph; two daughters, Karen Bruno of Chelsea and Nancy MacGregor of Readville; and four grandchildren. He was buried in National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Association of Massachusetts, 105 Eastern Ave., Dedham, MA 02026.


A funeral was held on January 24 for Gert-Jan Zwart, 25, a first-year graduate student in media arts and sciences, died of cancer on January 20 in his native Holland, where he returned after being diagnosed in October. He is survived by his parents, Jan and Hanny, his sister Marlies and his twin brother Loek.


A funeral was held on January 13 at St. Batholomew's Episcopal Church in Cambridge for Wavel R. "Tom" Hewitt, 93, of Cambridge, who died on January 8. He was a houseman in the Housing Office from 1942 until his retirement in 1971. Survivors include his son, Alfred Murray of Dorchester, and two sisters, Gertrude Thornhill and Esma Goodridge. He was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 4, 1998.

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