Obituaries


Chemist McBay

Dr. Henry R.C. McBay, 81, professor of chemistry at Morehouse College in Atlanta, died on June 23. Dr. McBay was the first Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at MIT in 1991. Earlier this year the MIT Press published Henry C. McBay: A Chemical Festschrift, a compilation of papers from the earlier occasion.

Margaret M. Cooke

Margaret M. Cooke, 76, of Canton, a retired laboratory aide in the Center for Cancer Research, died suddenly on July 12. Miss Cooke worked at MIT from 1969 until her retirement in 1984. A native of Ireland, she formerly lived in Cambridge.She leaves a sister, Evelyn B. Downey of Canton, and several nieces and nephews. Remembrances may be sent to the SMA Fathers, 337 Common St., Dedham 02026.

Shawn F. Mckay

Shawn F. Mckay, 28, of Canton, a senior computer analyst in electrical engineering and computer science since 1990, died unexpectedly on July 26. Mr. Mckay was reponsible for much of the administration and system programming in the Educational Computer Facility, as well as maintenance of the networks.He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Mckay; his father, Richard Mckay; a sister, Deborah Davey of Weymouth, and a brother, Tracy Mckay of Wilson, NC.

Other deaths

Nicholas Fici, 81, of Lauderdale Lakes, FL, a retired maintenance staff member in Physical Plant, died on June 7. Mr. Fici worked at MIT from 1967 until his retirement in 1979. His survivors include a son, John A. Fici, also of Florida.

William Fopiano, 81, of Boston, a retired custodian in Physical Plant, died on March 6. He worked at MIT from 1964 until his retirement in 1979. He leaves his wife, Louise, and a son, Frank Fopiano.

Waldo G. Henry, 86, of Bolton, died on June 16. Mr. Henry was a stock clerk at Lincoln Laboratory from 1967 until his retirement in 1974. He leaves two sons, Jerry and Duane Henry, both of Bolton.

Karen Klebofski, 46, of Arlington, a technical staff member at Lincoln Laboratory since 1983, died June 1 following a long illness. Ms. Klebofski leaves a friend, Irene Little Marenin of Colorado.

Hubert Wouters, 70, of Green Valley, AZ, died on May 6. Mr. Wouters, formerly of Dunstable, was an aircraft mechanic at Lincoln Laboratory from 1978 until his retirement in 1986. He leaves his wife, Desiree Wouters.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 16, 1995.


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