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Pasquale J. Cammarota of Ogunquit, ME, a former grounds worker in Facilities, died on October 9 at the age of 80. He began working at MIT in 1967 and retired in 1985. Names of survivors were unavailable.


A funeral was held in the Cincotti Funeral Home in Medford on October 16 for Kohar (Cora) Konchagulian, 92, who died October 13. A former second cook at the Faculty Club, Mrs. Konchagulian retired in 1970 after 17 years at MIT. She is survived by a daughter, Irene Hollander of Reading; a son, Richard of Reading; a grandson and a nephew. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Remembrances in her name may be made to the Holy Trinity Armenian Church, 145 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138.


A funeral service was held in the First United Parish Church in Everett on October 13 for Chester Marchewka of Everett, a former machine operator in Facilities who died on October 8 at the age of 70. He retired in 1991 after 23 years at MIT.

Mr. Marchewka is survived by his wife, Myrtle; a brother, Henry of Peabody; a sister, Sabina Bridge of Nashua, NH; and several nieces and nephews. He was buried in Highland Cemetery in Ipswich. Memorial contributions may be made to Hallmark Hospice, c/o Whidden Hospital, 103 Garland St., Everett, MA 02149.


A funeral Mass was held on October 6 at St. Bernard's Church in Concord for Harrison Sowders, 69, of Atlanta, IN. Mr. Sowders, a former guard at Lincoln Laboratory, died on September 30. He was hired in 1972 and retired in 1985.

Mr. Sowders leaves three sons, Frank Phurston of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Benjamin and Greg Sowders of Concord, MA; a daughter, Laura Morgan of Temple, NH; four sisters, Christine Pruitt of Tipton, IN, Bertha Raines of Covecreek, AZ, Mary Stepp of Arcadia, IN and Ruth Coning of Evansville, KY; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was buried in St. Bernard's Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 5 Mountain Rd., Burlington, MA 01803


Funeral services were held on October 7 at the Corinth United Methodist Church in Corinth, ME for David S. Thompson of Corinth. He died on October 4 at the age of 67. Mr. Thompson, a former dorm housekeeper in Housing, retired in 1996 after 15 years at the Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, two daughters, Nancy Bither of Corinth and Sylvia Hackett of Billerica, MA; two sons, David Thompson Jr. of Corinth and Arthur Thompson of Dedham, MA; two sisters, Cynthia Adams of Perry, ME and Barbara Stone of Newburgh, NY; and eight grandchildren. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of St. Joseph, 900 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 20, 1999.

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