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Howard T. MacFarland, 74, of Pittsfield, ME, a former sponsored research administrative staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on September 17. He retired in 1980 after 14 years at Lincoln Lab.

Survivors include two daughters, Emily Funk (SB 1974, economics) of Fitchburg, MA, and Patricia MacHugh of Pittsfield, ME; two sons, James of China, ME, and Samson of Boston; and 10 grandchildren.


Daniel F. O'Brien, 74, of West Bridgewater, a former patrol officer with Campus Police, died on September 24. He retired in 1989 after 21 years at the Institute. Survivors include a daughter, Alice Barrier of Concord, NC; two sons, Daniel of Dumfries, VA, and Kevin of Forestdale, MA; and eight grandchildren.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 21, 1998.

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