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A funeral Mass was held in St. Michael's Church in Bedford for Irving R. Baird, 65, of Bedford, a former Lincoln Laboratory service staff employee who died on March 24. He retired last July after working at MIT for 16 years.

Mr. Baird is survived by his wife, Ita, and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bedford Council on Aging, 1-2 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730 or the Bethke Cancer Center, 133 Old Rd., Concord, MA 01742.


James Pannell, 79, of Dunnellon, FL, a former Sponsored Research Staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on March 26. He retired from Lincoln Lab in 1980 after working there for 24 years.

Mr. Pannell is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters, Joan Pannell of New York, NY, Ruth Boiteau of Chelmsford, Marjorie Pannell of Chicago and Susan Pannell of Washington, DC; two sons, Michael and Lawrence of Massachusetts; two sisters, Mary A. Wachs of Eureka, CA, and Katherine Gruenberg of England; and three grandchildren. He will be buried n Brookline Cemetery in Brookline.


A burial Mass was held on March 17 at St. Brigid's Church in Lexington for Norman E. Coates, 82, of Lexington, a former Campus Police patrol officer who died on March 12. He retired from MIT in 1981 after working here for 24 years.

Mr. Coates is survived by his wife, Jean; two daughters, Norma J. Coates and Teresa M. Coates; a son, James; a sister, Pearl Moreland of Texas, and a granddaughter. He was buried in Westview Cemetery in Lexington. Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Brigid's Restoration Fund, 2001 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA 02421 or Emerson Hospice, c/o Emerson Hospital, 133 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742.

A version of this article appeared in the April 14, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 26).

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