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A funeral Mass was said in St. Anthony's Church in Everett on April 21 for Agostino Pesce of Everett, a former senior clerk in the Athletic Department, who died on April 18 at age 87. He began working at MIT in 1962 and retired in 1977.

Mr. Pesce is survived by two daughters, Marguerite Timledge of Sandown, NH and Marie Stewart of Everett; a son, James of Whickoff, NJ; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446.


John M. Sherwood, 68, of Wayland died unexpectedly on April 6 at home. He was a senior industrial liaison officer in the Industrial Liaison program at the time of his death and had worked at MIT since 1991.

Mr. Sherwood, who had previously lived in Japan, was responsible for managing a portfolio of Japanese companies with whom he established many mutually beneficial relation- ships with MIT. He had a degree in English and psychology from Union College and also held advanced degrees in electrical engineering and law. He was a Navy pilot before joining General Electric Corp. and then Exxon Corp.

He leaves his wife, Susan; two daughters, Johanna Jones of Blacksburg, VA and Diana Sherwood of Los Angeles; and a stepdaughter, Julia Scully of Seattle.


A funeral Mass was said in St. Theresa's Church in North Reading on April 9 for Eleanor B. Smalley of North Reading, a former assistant to the bursar in the Bursar's Office, who died on April 6 at age 82. She retired in 1986 after working at MIT for 31 years. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ruth Prenney of North Reading; two grandnieces and a great-grandniece. Donations in her memory may be made to the Save the Children Foundation, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06890.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 25, 2001.

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