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William E. Barett of Seabrook, NH, died on July 18 at age 82. The former guard at Lincoln Laboratory retired in 1981 after working there for 14 years. Survivors include his wife, Alice.


Theodore Clough of Malden, a former technical staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on July 15 at age 88. He was hired in 1947 and retired in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Margaret.


A memorial will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 in Room 34-104B from 2 to 4 p.m. for alumnus Simon Karecki (S.M. 1997, Ph.D. 2000), who died in May 2001 shortly after a car accident in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dr. Karecki, 28, who received his degrees in electrical engineering and computer science under the supervision of Professor Rafael Reif, was working for IBM at the time of his death.

The SRC Education Alliance has established an endowed fellowship in Dr. Karecki's name for doctoral candidates in the field of environmentally friendly semiconductor manufacturing processes. The fellowship is being funded by the the Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC), the chip industry's research consortium, along with the NSF/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing. While at MIT, Dr. Karecki received a Motorola/SRC Graduate Fellowship and an SRC Inventor Recognition award.

Contributions to the Karecki Endowed Fellowship may be made through the SRC Education Alliance, P.O. Box 12053, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.


James Karaku, 73, of Worcester, a former Haystack administrator, died on August 14. He retired in 1986 after 23 years with MIT. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis.


Angelo Larraga of Dedham, a former technical instructor in physics, died on July 17 at the age of 78. He retired in 1985 after working at MIT for 21 years. Survivors include his wife, Louise.


Richard E. Slattery of Littleton, a former administrative staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on July 25 at age 76. He was hired in 1954 and retired in 1985. Mr. Slattery is survived by a son, Lawrence J. of Walden, N.Y.; a daughter, Anne Dempsey of Littleton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Contributions in his memory may be made to Childrens' Aid and Family Services Inc., 47 Holt St., Fitchburg, Mass., 01420.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 26, 2001.

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