Word has been received of the death on October 24, 1998 of Gabriel Farrell, 75, of Newton, a former technical staff member at Lincoln Laboratory. He was hired in 1961 and retired in 1988. Names of survivors were unavailable.
Rita Felton, 71, of Lowell, a former administrative staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on April 19. She was hired in 1958 and retired in 1990. Survivors include a son, Bradley of Lowell.
Jean Gross, 74, of Fort Myers, FL, a former senior clerk in the Controller's Accounting Office, died on May 9. She began working at MIT in 1964 and retired in 1976. Ms. Gross is survived by two sons, Bruce of Beverly Hills, MI and Peter of Knoxville, TN; two daughters, Brenda Lemieux of Ashburnham, MA and Sandra Loeding, Traverse City, MI; and nine grandchildren.
Joel Orlen, 74, of Cambridge, a former administrative staff member in the Provost's Office, died on April 24. He retired in 1980 after 15 years at MIT. Survivors include his wife, Yana.
MARY V. PRESCOTT
Mary V. Prescott, 88, of North Chelmsford, a former senior secretary in the Department of Chemistry, died on March 6. She retired in 1976 after working at MIT for seven years. Names of survivors were unavailable.
A version of this article appeared in the June 2, 1999 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 43, Number 32).