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Edward J. Curtis, 89, of Oceanside, CA, a former senior technical chemist in the Department of Chemistry, died on October 8. He retired in 1974 after 50 years at MIT. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah J. Curtis of Wil-mington, MA, and Barbara Johnson of Woburn; three sons, Laurence W. and Robert E. of Wilmington and Edward J. Curtis Jr. of York Harbor, ME.


Roy G. Milley of Arlington, a former machinist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, died on September 30 at the age of 87. He was hired at MIT in 1943 and retired in 1976.

Mr. Milley is survived by a daughter, Joyce DiSessa of Arlington; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Joseph Wright of Auburndale, a retired administrator at Lincoln Laboratory, died on October 22 at the age of 66. He began working at Lincoln Lab in 1962 and retired in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; four sons, Jeffrey and Jay of Auburndale, Douglas of Orlando, FL, and Wayne of Upton, MA; a daugher, Sondra Soter of Wayland; three sisters, Joan Harding of Hudson, Lillian Asciukiewicz of Framingham and Dorothy Holmes of Wellesley; and four grandchildren.

Donations in Mr. Wright's mem-ory may be made to the Oncology Department of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St., 4th floor, Newton, MA 02462.

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

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