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Elaine Cook, of Lexington, Mass., a former administrative assistant at MIT, died Jan. 24. She was 72.
Cook worked at MIT for more than 35 years. Her husband, John Cook, also worked at MIT. He was a photographer.

In addition to her husband, Cook is survived by two daughters, Sarah Steinberg of Framingham, Mass., and Jamie Patterson of Billerica, Mass.; a brother, Marvin Geller of New York, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to Vanderbilt Shy-Drager Research Fund, Vanderbilt Gift Processing, VU Station B, P.O. Box 357727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-7727.


Salvatore J. Albano, a longtime mechanic at MIT, died Feb. 7 at his home in Arlington, Mass. He was 88.
Albano worked at MIT from 1968 to 1987, repairing and operating wind tunnel machinery in the aerophysics laboratory.

He is survived by his wife, Civitina; a son, John Albano of Lake Forest, Calif.; a daughter, Jane Castiglioni of Arlington; three brothers, Rocco Albano and Cosmo Albano of Woburn, Mass., and Anthony Albano of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Albano of Bedford, Mass., and Polly Calderone of Burlington, Mass.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the Arlington Boys and Girls Club, 60 Pond Lane, Arlington, MA 02474.


Nathaniel W. "Tim" McCaughey, a retired security officer at Lincoln Laboratory, died Feb. 15. He was 86.
McCaughey worked at Lincoln Laboratory for 15 years before retiring in 1983.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth McCaughey of Silver Spring, Md.; two daughters, Sharon Nyhus of Silver Spring and Kathleen Wright of Whitefish, Mont.; and four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Timothy McCaughey.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 1, 2006 (download PDF).

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