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In Memoriam

1930s Alumni

Maxwell Boverman, December, 2001
A psychiatrist in Washington, DC, for almost 50 years, served on the clinical faculty of George Washington University Medical School and helped found Drug Abuse Resource Effort (DARE). Survived by his wife, Peg Boverman.

Dudley Cameron, July 2002
A former I-House Board member who had a 38-year career with the California Department of Human Resources.

George R. Flannery, March, 2002
A teacher and counselor in the Berkeley Schools for over 32 years and mentor to generations of Berkeley High School students.

Dorothy Chenowith Klausner, June, 2002
A lifelong teacher, poet, and painter who began teaching in 1931 and served as a Camp Fire Girls executive, university teacher and administrator.

Margaret Gibbons Molarsky, June, 2002
A social worker, poet, and environmentalist who identified scores of tribal sites in the High Sierras with the help of Mono Tribe elders. Her maps were published by the UC Anthropology Department.

Alan C. Nixon, June, 2002
A research chemist. Survived by his wife, Louise Hewlett Nixon.

John (Jack) Nicholls, February, 2001
A lifelong resident of Antioch, CA, who worked in the city's personnel department. An avid reader, environmentalist, and recycler who is remembered by friends for help generously given. His bequest to International House continues his commitment to the House and supports important building renovations.

Victor Richards, July, 2002
A physician with a long medical career including posts at Stanford and UCSF.

Laura Schaefer White, August, 2002
An active member of her church for 51 years, her lively intellect and love of life drew her to many people and causes from the Sierra Club to the Republican Party.

1940s Alumni

James E. Anderson, April, 2002
Established and ran a successful East Bay coin-operated amusement machine business for 55 years.

James R. Frolik, August, 2002
An international law attorney who spoke five languages. A Rhodes scholar, law professor, and ranked tennis player whose commitments included the Chinese Cultural Foundation and Sokol, an organization of Bay Area Czechs and Slovaks.

Margaret Claar Jackson, June, 2002
An active, social, and generous woman, past president of Zonta, AFS host parent, active member of PFLAG, loyal church member, birder, traveler, den mother, arts patron, bridge player, Friendly Place volunteer, School of Applied Theology student, respite center volunteer. Survived by her husband, Charles Jackson.

David Wood, April, 2002
A renowned dancer, choreographer and professor emeritus who founded Cal's dance program in 1968.

Gladys Peyser Louke, August, 2002
A retired geologist with Louke and Associates. Her husband, Monzell Louke, writes that she often talked about the pleasant times spent at I-House and the many friends she met there.

Elisabeth "Tess" Karlsson Peterson, September, 2002
After graduating from and teaching at Maryland Institute of Art, Tess met her husband Vince Peterson at I-House during the "Golden Years" and designed the clock that graces the Hall of History. After many years in Hawaii as wife, mother, and teacher, she and Vince returned to Berkeley where she spent her last years surrounded by her family. Survived by her husband Vincent Z. Peterson. Correspondence may be sent to him in care of the Alumni Office.

Robert Lawson Vaught, April, 2002
Professor emeritus of mathematics who helped bring Cal's mathematics department to world prominence. One of the great pioneers in the field of model theory. Survived by his wife, Marilyn Vaught.

Victor Shick, May, 2002
Born in Harbin, China, Victor spoke fluent Chinese and Russian. He worked for the Shanghai Municipal Council before coming to Berkeley and served as president of Afrimet-Indussa in New York before retiring to New Hampshire. Throughout his life, he enjoyed arguing politics with his former roommate and dear friend, Bill O'Regan. Survived by his wife, Dorothea Isenberg Shick.

1950s Alumni

Arlene Levinson Homburger, March, 2002
A committed activist and gentle soul. A member of the Women's Interfaith Dialogue on the Middle East, she worked in support of Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam, a village in Israel where Jewish and Arab families have chosen to live together and build peace. Survived by her husband Wolf Homburger.

Mary Hansen Sandner, September, 2002
A psychiatric social worker in San Francisco. Elaine Kowald recalls that Mary was one of the most kind, generous and thoughtful persons she has known. Wife of the late Donald Sandner.

1980s Alumni

Toula Bogdanos, August, 2002
A jounalist on the faculty of Campus Arts and Sciences College in Athens Greece.

1990s Alumni

Veronique Volmat, April, 2002
Veronique's mother wrote that Veronique was tragically killed in Nice, France, by a deranged neighbor who then committed suicide. She was studying for a Ph.D. in biology. For those who wish to share memories with her family, the editor will forward e-mail and letters.


Vernon L. Goodin, July, 2002
An attorney who elevated the firm of Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, LLP, to statewide prominence. Survived by his wife, Marion Sproul Goodin.

Katherine Holman Madin, July, 2002
Kay's energy and compassion were focused on her family and her friends, on University activities, international students, and the environment. She promoted international friendship through her leadership of the "Centre" which assists spouses and children of international students and as a member of the I-House Program Committee.

Henri Takahashi, April, 2002
A businessman and philanthropist who emerged from internment during World War II to build a prosperous trading company. Survived by his wife, Tomoye Nozawa Takahashi.

Fern Wright, July, 2002
Survived by Robert Wright.


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