Obituaries


William Cadiero

Word has been received of the January 16 death of William Cadiero, 75, of Medford. Mr. Cadiero was a stage hand in Physical Plant from 1970 until his retirement in 1983. He leaves a daughter-in-law, Mary Cadiero.

Ovide V. Fortier Jr.

A funeral Mass was held February 11 for Ovide V. Fortier, 70, of Falmouth, a retired engineer at Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Fortier died February 5 after being hit by a car in St. Maarten. A 1943 graduate of MIT, he worked at Lincoln from 1950 until his retirement in 1987.Mr. Fortier is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hanley Fortier; a son, Ovide V, III of San Diego; three daughters, Joanne Dulong of Bar Harbor, ME, Mary Jane Persson of Bridgewater, and Susan Flynn of Cazenovia, NY, and nine grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Falmouth Hospital Foundation, Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth 02540.

R. Joyce Harman

R. Joyce Harman, 78, a long-time staff member in publications at Lincoln Laboratory, died last October 1. She had been living in Lake Havasu City, AZ, since her retirement in 1979.

James Leverone Jr.

Word has been received of the December 31 death of James Leverone Jr., 71, of Granby, MO. Mr. Leverone was a service staff member in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science from 1959 until his retirement in 1986. Survivors include his wife, Roberta C. Leverone.

Lena Manning

Lena Manning, 88, of Randolph, who worked in Physical Plant from 1959 until her retirement in 1972, died on February 7. She is survived by a niece, Mary McLellan.

Ysabel Mejia

Ysabel Mejia, 65, of Crimora, VA, a former technician in ocean engineering, died on January 31 following a long illness. Mr. Mejia, formerly of Everett, worked at MIT from 1969 until 1988.He is survived by five sons, Dana, John, Richard, Ernest and Jeffrey Mejia, and two daughters, Lauren Bell and Joan Stillwell.

Andrew R. Pelton

Andrew R. Pelton, 76, a retired custodian in Physical Plant, died on February 17, in his retirement home in Spring Hill, FL. Mr. Pelton worked at MIT from 1968 until his retirment in 11979. He is survived by his wife, Eugenie W. Pelton; tow sons, John and Kevin Pelton; a setpdaughter, Marjorie Brown, and five grandchildren.

John S. Rafanowicz

John S. Rafanowicz, a grounds worker in Physical Plant from 1960 until his retirement in 1981, died on December 24. A former Cambridge resident, he was 75 and living in Derry, NH. He leaves a sister, Blanche Aideuis and several nieces and nephews.

Eliza Russell

A funeral was held January 13 for Eliza Russell, 82, of Everett, who died on January 10. Mrs. Russell was a laboratory assistant in biology from 1963 until her retirement in 1977. She is survived by a daughter, Carol Christensen of Everett; a son, Edward C. Russell of New Jersey, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Harold Schmickley

Harold Schmickley, 67, of Ellicott City, MD, died on February 5. A former resident of Lexington, Mr. Schmickley was associate purchasing manager at Lincoln Laboratory from 1980 until his retirement in 1990.He leaves his wife, Barbara Schmickley; a daughter, Carole Baumann, and two grandchildren.

Arthur R. Schott

Arthur R. Schott, 80, a member of the housing staff from 1955 until his retirement in 1977, died on January 18 in West Germany where he was living. He leaves his wife, Elfriede M. Schott.

Volta W. Torrey

Word has been received of the November 21 death of Volta W. Torrey, 87, of Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Torrey came to MIT in 1956 as director of television in the News Office. In 1969 Mr. Torrey became editor of Technology Review, where he emphasized the magazine's accessability and timeliness in reporting developments in technology and policy. Mr. Torrey left MIT in 1966 to become a publications manager for NASA.

A version of this
article appeared in the
February 24, 1993

issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume
37, Number
23).


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