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CLASS OF 1944 | 2015 | ISSUE 3

Adolf Grünbaum’s writings deal with the philosophy of physics, the theory of scientific rationality, the philosophy of psychiatry, and the critique of theism. In a 2012 book, Why Does the World Exist?, the New York Times journalist Jim Holt described Grünbaum as “arguably the greatest living philosopher of science.” And Holt declared (p. 63): “…in the philosophical world,…

LAWRENCE ALEXANDER ’44

LAWRENCE ALEXANDER, who retired as the administrative attorney for the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate courts, died June 5, 2014, at age 91. After serving in the front lines at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, he received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan with honors and then received a law degree from Columbia…

RENDELL A. DAVIS ’44

RENDELL A. DAVIS, 90, a retired clergyman who had been executive director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society, died Sept. 6, 2013. He received his bachelor of divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary and then spent 10 years in Japan as a mission worker for the Presbyterian Church. After that, he expanded his ministry to include…

ROY L. WENTZ JR. ’44

ROY L. WENTZ JR., 90, who owned the Wentz Pharmacy in Bexley, Ohio, died June 28, 2012. A member of Delta Tau Delta, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received his degree from the Ohio State University. Predeceased by his first wife, Jane Weathers Wentz, he is survived by his…

CHARLES J. VAN TASSEL JR. ’44

CHARLES J. VAN TASSEL JR., M.D., a urologist and medical educator, died Jan. 4, 2012, at age 89. He was a member of Psi Upsilon and received his medical degree from Indiana University. After serving in the U.S. Army, he began a 45-year practice of urology in Indianapolis. He was the recipient of many awards…

CHARLES M. STONE ’44

CHARLES M. STONE, 90, the retired president of the Stone Agency, Inc., died Jan. 21, 2013. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and a longtime Class Secretary. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he returned to Wesleyan and received his degree in 1946. He spent 20 years in the…

DAVID M. SHEA ’44

DAVID M. SHEA, a legal scholar and former Connecticut State Supreme Court Justice, died July 22, 2003 at age 81. He received his degree with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After receiving a law degree from Yale Law School, he practiced law…