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William E. Maytum, 85, of Boston, a former custodian in Physical Plant, died on December 26. He retired in 1981 after working at MIT for 34 years. Information on survivors was unavailable.


A Mass of Christian Burial was said in St. Margaret's Church in Dorchester on February 27 for John E. Wasik of Dorchester, who died on February 23 at age 72. A former machinist in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, he retired in 1995 after 34 years at MIT.

Mr. Wasik is survived by his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Alan of Bridgewater and Kevin of E. Bridgewater; a daughter, Cheryl Ellis of Weymouth; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Margaret's Church Restoration Fund, 800 Columbia Rd., Dorchester, MA 02125.


A funeral Mass was said in St. Rose's Church in Chelsea on March 10 for Dominic Tino of Everett, a former chef at the Faculty Club who died on March 6 at the age of 84. He began working at MIT in 1949 and retired in 1982.

Mr. Tino is survived by his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Linda Stratton of N. Reading and Celeste Dascoli of Andover; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


Isao Okawa, chairman of Sega Corp. and founder and honorary chairman of its parent company CSK Corp. of Japan, died on March 16 of heart failure. He was 74.

In the fall of 1998, Okawa contributed $27 million to MIT for the establishment of the Okawa Center for Future Children, focused on children, learning and developing nations (MIT Tech Talk, November 25, 1998). An expansion of the Media Lab, the center will explore ways in which new digital technologies can provide fundamental changes in children's learning and education, and improve the lives of people in developing nations.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 4, 2001.

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