MALCOLM A. FOSTER, 84, a retired dentist, died May 23, 2007. The son of the late Wesleyan Professor of Mathematics Malcolm C. Foster, he was a member of Sigma Chi and received his dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania. During World War II he served in the US Navy. He is survived by three children, including a son, Malcolm C. Foster, MALS ’77, and several grandchildren.
EDWIN D. SHAW JR., who retired as vice president of Milliken (formerly Deering, Milliken and Company), died March 1, 2007. He was 84. A member of Delta Tau Delta, he served in the US Marine Corps during World War II and again during the Korean War. His entire 40-year career was spent with Milliken. Among those who survive are his wife, Ruth Meyrowitz Shaw, three daughters, two grandsons, and a sister.
PIERSON D. FELLOWS, a retired educator and director of guidance at Montclair (N.J.) High School, died June 13, 2006. He was 83. A member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, he received a master’s degree from Columbia University. During World War II and again during the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He also initiated an alternative non-profit private school for teenagers. He was the grandson of James F. Fellows of the class of 1885; the son of Haynes H. Fellows ’13; the brother of the late Haynes H. Fellows Jr. ’40, who died eight days after his brother; and the nephew of Clarence Mulford Day of the class of 1909, of Louis DeV. Day of the class of 1904, and of Franklin E. Fellows ’21. Among those who survive are his wife, Joan Conkling Fellows; two sons, including James D. Fellows ’76; a brother, Stephen D. Fellows ’44; a niece, Denise Fellows-Kaplan Gill ’77; and a cousin, Robert M. Day ’39, M.D.
ROBERT W. DEVAUL, a geologist who specialized in hydrology, died Jan. 3, 2013. He was 94. A member of the John Wesley Club, he was elected to Sigma Xi. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he received a master’s degree from Syracuse University. He worked for the United States Geological Survey for 33 years. Predeceased by his wife, Mildred Liebenow Devaul and his son, his daughter, Deanna Devaul, survives.
WILLIAM A. DODD, a manufacturing executive with the Davey Company in Jersey City, N.J., died Oct. 19, 2003, at age 82. A member of Delta Tau Delta, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Peg; three children, including William Craig Dodd ’68; a brother, and two grandchildren.
ARTHUR T. DIETZ, the president of ATD Advisory Corporation, the founder of Emory University?s Master of Business Administration program, and a former faculty member in the economics and social science department at Wesleyan, died Oct. 15, 2008, at age 84. After interrupting his studies to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II, he received his degree with honors and with high distinction in economics. A member of Eclectic, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his master’s and Ph.D. from Princeton University. Before being recruited to start Emory’s MBA program, he taught at Wesleyan, Princeton, and Amherst, and he became a full professor at Emory at age 35. He served as chairman of the Finance Department at Emory and retired in 1988 as a professor of finance and banking. In retirement, he co–founded Strategic Portfolio Management and founded ATD Advisory Corporation. An avid tennis player, he played until he was 81. He is survived by his wife, Margie Lee Dietz, three daughters, four grandchildren, and three great–grandchildren.
CHARLES H. CRANE, M.D., a retired pediatrician who was part of the original group that founded the Manhattan (Kans.) Medical Center, died Nov. 28, 2009. He was 87. A member of Alpha Delta Phi, he received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy. He was the son of Charles G. Crane of the class of 1907 and the nephew of Howard D. Crane of the class of 1903. A medical missionary, he visited Haiti numerous times and worked to establish a nursing school to provide basic health services to Haitians. He was also an avid photographer and a private pilot. His wife, Virgene Graybill Crane, died in 2007. Survivors include three daughters, a son, two step-grandchildren, and a niece.
FRANCIS P. BOWLES, 87, professor emeritus of English at the University of Northern Colorado, died Oct. 20, 2008. A member of Chi Psi, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later earned a master’s degree at Columbia University. He owned Bowles Books in Greeley, Colo., for a number of years and then received a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico, after which he returned to Greeley to teach at the university. Active in civic organizations, he also had held several national and world records in Masters’ Track decathlons. His wife, Barbara Vehling Bowles, predeceased him by four months. Among those who survive are two children and five grandchildren.
RICHARD H. BENGSTON, a chemist and chemical engineer, died Oct. 30, 2009, at age 87. A member of Sigma Nu, he received a master’s degree from Wesleyan and served in the U.S. Army during World War II and again during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Olga Essenhofer Bengston, a daughter, and three stepchildren.
JOSEPH M. BARSKY JR., M.D., a retired physician and past president of the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, died Jan. 25, 2009. He was 86. A member of Eclectic, he received his degree with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and practiced general and forensic medicine for more than 45 years. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Freida Kreshtool Barsky, two children, and two grandchildren.