JESS EDWARD, M.D., former chief of anesthesiology at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y., died Feb. 3, 2010. He was 88. A member of the John Wesley Club, he received his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Predeceased by a son, he is survived by his wife, Joyce Levy Edward, two sons, a daughter, and nine grandchildren.
ROBERT HENDERSON CROSS, 87, an oil geologist and geology professor, died April 14, 2007. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific. He earned a master’s degree at Louisiana State University and worked as an oil geologist in Venezuela, Montana, and New Mexico; he then taught geology at San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena. In 1989, at the age of 70, he resumed his graduate work on a grant from Baylor University to study plate tectonics. After retirement in 1994, he served as a docent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He is survived by his two daughters in Houston and several nieces and nephews.
ARTHUR L. CONE JR, a retired advertising executive and copywriter who specialized in fund-raising materials, died Mar. 15, 2008, at age 87. He received an MBA from New York University. A lifelong fishing and hunting enthusiast, he was the author of Fishing Made Easy andThe Complete Guide to Hunting. His wife, Joan Nusbaum Cone, died six weeks before him. He is survived by four children, three grandchildren, and two brothers.
DAVID R. CLARK, 89, professor emeritus of English literature at the University of Massachusetts and an internationally renowned Yeats scholar, died Jan. 11, 2010. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he received his degree with honors and with distinction in English. He received master’s and PhD degrees from Yale University. In addition to teaching, he helped to found the University of Massachusetts Press, was one of the founders of The Massachusetts Review, served as chair of the English Department, and helped to organize the Five College Irish Studies Program. An advocate for social justice and a pacifist, he and his family attended civil rights marches during the 1960s, and during the Vietnam War he helped to found the Quaker Action Committee, which collected funds for medical supplies for both South and North Vietnam. He published numerous books and articles, including a book of his own poetry. The brother of the late Leonard H. Clark ’37, he is survived by his wife, Mary Matthieu Clark, four children, and two grandchildren.
JAMES F. BARRETT, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who taught high school history for 25 years after his retirement, died Sept. 14, 2008, at age 88. He was a member of Psi Upsilon and was a highly decorated veteran of World War II. He received an MAT degree from Duke University in 1964. Survivors include his wife, Marian Collins Barrett, a daughter, and a granddaughter.
ROBERT A. BAER, 89, who retired as general manager of the J.L. Hammett Company, died June 9, 2008. A member of Chi Psi, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lewis Baer, two children, three stepchildren, six grandchildren, and two great–grandchildren.