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Dennis Boyden, 55, of Hampstead, NH died on April 25. He began working at MIT in 1970 and was employed as an Environmental Medical Services project technician at the Bates Linear Accelerator at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Gail; a daughter, Laura True of Danville, NH; a son, Thomas of Hampstead; and a grandchild.


A funeral was held in St. Paul Church in Cambridge on April 23 for Margaret Dillon of Cambridge, who died on April 18 at age 88. Theformer infirmary aide began working at MIT in 1961 and retired in 1982. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.


Simon Karecki (PhD 2000, electrical engineering and computer science), 28, died in Poughkeepsie, NY on May 13 after being involved in a car accident in Dutchess County, NY. He had been working as a development engineer for IBM in Fishkill and Yorktown Heights, NY. He is survived by his parents, Richard and Anna of Brooklyn, NY, and fianc�e Yumi Oshima. A funeral will be held Friday at the Stobierski Funeral Home in Brooklyn. Originally from Bochnia, Poland, he came to MIT after earning his bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1994.


David M. Taylor of Plymouth, a former stock clerk in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, died on April 24 at the age of 72. He retired in 1989 after working at MIT for 15 years. Mr. Taylor is survived by two sisters, Gertrude Williams of Hudson, NH and Janet Johnson of Elgin, TX; and three brothers, John of Medford and James and Thomas of Somerville. He was buried in the the VA National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 23, 2001.

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