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In the March 8 issue of MIT Tech Talk, a survivor of the late Frank P. Ricchio was misidentified. He is survived by a sister, Mary; a brother, Frank (also an MIT retiree); and a sister-in-law, Lucia, all of Belmont.


A memorial mass was held on March 5 at Our Lady of Good Council in Vienna, VA for Stephen H. Dodd Jr. of Englewood, FL, an alumnus and former administrative staff member and researcher who died on March 1 at age 80. He received the SB and SM in 1943 from MIT and began working for the Institute upon graduation, retiring in 1983. During his career at the Institute, he worked on Project Whirlwind and was also head of the Reentry Physics Division at Lincoln Laboratory.

Mr. Dodd is survived by his wife, Eileen; a son, Stephen Dodd III of N. Andover; a daughter, Ann Jones of Great Falls, VA; a brother, James of Simsbury, CT; three sisters, Glenn DeMaria, Betty Flanders and Frances Phillips, all of Englewood; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Inc., 1501 NW 9th Ave., Bob Hope Research Center, Miami, FL 33136-1494. There will also be a memorial Mass on March 30 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Englewood.


Peter Johnson of Quincy, a former mechanical supervisor in the Superintendent's Office, died on February 26 at the age of 71. He began working at MIT in 1957 and retired in 1986.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Anna; a son, Peter, and two daughters, Dianne Ruck and Carol Carchedi, all of Quincy; and five grandchildren. He was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Quincy. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Ernest G. Woodside, 86, of Wilmington, a former heating and ventilation mechanic in Facilities, died on February 20. He retired in 1979 after working at MIT for 24 years. Survivors include his wife, Martha.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 14, 2001.

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