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A memorial service will be held for Professor Kenneth Hale of linguistics on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in the Tang Center's Wong Auditorium. Hale died Oct. 8 at age 67. The MIT community is invited to the service.


A memorial service will be held for Professor Michael Dertouzos on Monday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. The former director of the Laboratory for Computer Science died Aug. 27 at age 64. The MIT community is invited.


A funeral mass was said in St. Mary's Annunciation Church in Cambridge on Oct. 19 for Peter LaRocca, 75, of Yarmouth, who died on Oct. 16. A former heating and ventilation mechanic in Physical Plant, he retired in 1986 after working at MIT for 31 years. Mr. LaRocca is survived by his wife, Teresa; two daughters, Susanne LaRocca of California and Annette of Yarmouthport; two sons, Peter Paul Jr. and Jeffrey of Yarmouthport; and five grandchildren.


An Odd Fellow service was held Oct. 15 in Winthrop for Mark F. Schofield of Malden, a mechanic in Facilities, who died on Oct. 12 at the age of 42. He had been working at MIT since 1985. Schofield is survived by his wife, Cindy; a daughter, Kemberly; a son, Harry; and his mother, Doris Schofield of Malden. Donations in his memory may be made to the Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts, c/o Ruth M. Hughes, 210 Curve St., Dedham, MA 02026.


A Panyheda Service was held at the Russian Orthodox Church of the Epiphany in Roslindale on Oct. 5 and a funeral on Oct. 6 for Natalia Shefler of Sarasota, Fla., 94, a former scanner in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, who died on Sept. 30. She began working at MIT in 1962 and retired in 1975. The former resident of Centerville and Jamaica Plain leaves two daughters, Helen Butrimowicz of Centerville and Irene Barylski of Sarasota; a son, George of Toms River, N.J.; six grandchildren, a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.


Charles Webber of Westport, Maine, a former engineering assistant in Physical Plant, died on July 19 at the age of 77. He retired in 1985 after 34 years at MIT. Information on survivors was unavailable.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 31, 2001.

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