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Ross L. Finney III of Carmel Valley, CA, died of cancer at the age of 67 on August 4. Mr. Finney was a calculus teacher in MIT's Concourse program from 1980-1990, and the author or co-author of several calculus textbooks. In his later years he was a practicing Buddhist in the Tibetan tradition and at the time of his death had been ordained as a teacher, or Lama, of Tibetan Buddhism.

He is survived by his wife, Rose of Carmel Valley; a son, Nat; one daughter, Thea; and a brother, Henry of Burlington, VT.


Schulyer M. Holbrook, 99, of South Strafford, VT, died on August 7. A former project machinist in the Department of Chemical Engineering, he was hired in 1938 and retired in 1966. He is survived by his nephew, Richard F. Holbrook.


Robert Sanders of Lewiston, ME, a former A/C mechanic at Lincoln Laboratory, died on August 13 at the age of 74. He worked at MIT from 1977 until his retirement in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Carol Sanders.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 20, 2000.

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