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Robert Donahoe, 74, of Stoneham, a former gardener in Facilities, died on November 10. He retired in 1991 after working at the Institute for 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Margaret.


A memorial service was held in the MIT Chapel on November 18 for Gladys Kokturk of West Newton, who died on October 19 at the age of 69. She retired as a section head in the Humanities Library in 1996 after 31 years at MIT.

Ms. Kokturk is survived by her husband, Alev; two daughters, June Gustakson of Marshfield and Jennifer Crimaldi of Yarmouth; a sister,Hilda Gomez of Miami; three nieces; two nephews and three grandchildren. Memorial donations may be sent to the Scleroderma Fund, 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922.


A funeral Mass was held in St. Peter's Church in Malden on November 30 for Carol Phillips of Malden, who died of cancer on November 26. She was 61.

Ms. Phillips had worked for MIT since 1987 in the Chemical Engineering Practice School and the Undergraduate Office in the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 1999 she won the James N. Murphy Award, which recognizes employees whose spirit and loyalty exemplify inspired and dedicated service, especially with regard to students.

Ms. Phillips is survived by two daughters, Donna Flaherty of Milton and Susan Whitney of Malden; a brother, James Gordon of Malden; and five grandchildren. Donations may be made in her name to the Chemical Engineering Practice School Fellowship Fund, c/o MIT Treasurers Office, Recording Secretary, 200 Main St., Suite 200, Cambridge, MA 02142.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 10, 2001.

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