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A funeral was held November 30 at St. Mark Congregational Church in Roxbury for Charles L. Alkins Sr., 79, of Dorchester, a former shuttle driver for MIT and Draper Laboratories, who died on November 25. He joined MIT's Instrumentation Lab in 1952 and retired from Draper in 1985.

Mr. Alkins is survived by his wife, Barbara; seven sons, Charles L. Jr. of Sharon, Leonard C. of Brockton, David M. and Jeffrey M. of Dorchester, Kenneth A. of Atlanta, and Stephen D. and Brian K. of Randolph; two daughters, Barbara Cassis of Queens and Patricia Clark of Boston and Englewood, NJ; 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park. Memorial donations may be made to the NAACP Boston Branch, P.O. Box 8368, Boston, MA 02114.


Word has been received of the October 20 death of Eileen E. Borland, 96, of Bedford, a former clerical worker for MIT Libraries. She began working at MIT in 1943 and retired in 1972. Survivors include a niece, Elizabeth B. Roderick of Charleston, WV.


Rudolph E. Yngve, 90, of Batavia, IL, a former heating and ventilation mechanic at Lincoln Laboratory, died on December 14. He retired from MIT in 1974 after working here for 13 years. Survivors include his wife, Edith L.; three sons, Robert of Lady Lakes, FL, Paul of Chapin, SC, and Cal of N. Attleboro; a daughter, Janet of Northbrook, IL; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


Joseph Caloggero, 78, of Nahant, MA, a former lecturer and technical instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, died on December 14. He joined MIT in 1951 and retired in 1994. Survivors include his wife, Martha V.; two sons, Anthony and James, and a daughter, Susan Caloggero, all of Nahant; and three grandchildren.


Elizabeth J. Connor, 61, of Waltham, an inpatient nurse in the Medical Department, died of cancer on December 22. After working at Mt. Auburn Hospital for 25 years in the operating and emergency rooms, she joined MIT in 1990, assisting in minor surgical and diagnostic procedures. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 654 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02215. A memorial service at MIT will be scheduled.


Walter W. Correia Sr., 66, of N. Carver, a former research technical staff member in the Center for Materials Science and Engineering, died on December 27. He retired from MIT in 1993 after working here for 36 years.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda; three sons, Walter Jr. of Plymouth, David A. of Middleboro and Joseph L. of Visalia, CA; a daughter, Vicki Jean Sykes of Lancaster; three stepsons, John Ramos Jr. of South Dartmouth and Matthew and Russell Ramos of New Bedford; two stepdaughters, Leslie Montiero and Stacey Rose of New Bedford; and 13 grandchildren.


A graveside service was held on December 8 at Cambridge Cemetery for Madeleine Heyman, 92, of Boston, who died on December 4. She was a former technical assistant in meteorology and physical oceanography who started working at MIT in 1942 (after fleeing Nazi Germany) and retired in 1971. Survivors include a nephew, Hans Heilbronner of Durham, NH.


Thaddeus W. Kowilcik, 84, of N. Quincy, a former administrator in the Comptroller's Accounting Office, died on December 17. He retired from the Institute in 1977 after working here for 32 years.

Mr. Kowilcik is survived by his wife, Alice; three daughters, Victoria Cooper of Boston, Lisa Stott of Walpole and Kim Shepherd of Squantum; three sons, Thaddeus Jr. of Marshfield, Peter of Plymouth and Michael of Quincy; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


A funeral mass was held in the Church of St. Luke in Belmont on December 21 for Patrick J. McAleavey, 75, of Watertown, a former electric utilities worker for Physical Plant, who died on December 16. He retired in 1985 after working at MIT for 18 years.

Mr. McAleavey is survived by his wife, Rita M.; a brother, Edward of Malden; three sisters, Charlotte Burgess and Jane Abbott of Malden and Edith Wood of Maine; a son, Patrick J. of Watertown; a daughter, Maureen Noviello of Leominster; and two grandchildren. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Health Care Dimensions, 254 South St., Waltham, MA 02454.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 13, 1999.

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