Tag Archive for 1948

RICHARD T. WALSH ’48

RICHARD T. WALSH, 90, a group insurance and employee benefits executive, died July 5, 2014. A member of the John Wesley Club, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a navigator, and was aboard one of the lead aircraft sent to liberate France early on D-Day, 1944. After working for several corporations as…

CHARLES S. STONE JR. ’48

CHARLES S. STONE JR., a prominent and pioneering American journalist, university professor, former Wesleyan trustee, and a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, died Apr. 6, 2014. He was 89. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen. He received a master’s…

ARTHUR H. COTINS ’48

ARTHUR H. COTINS, the manager of international operations for the Eaton Corporation, died July 28, 2011, at age 84. A member of Psi Upsilon, he received his degree with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was also the manager of the undefeated football teams of 1945-1948. He received a master’s degree…

CLASS OF 1948 | 2014 | ISSUE 2

Catherine Cotins ’86 writes: “Arthur Cotins died peacefully surrounded by his family on July 28, 2011, at the age of 84. He was known as Jim by many of his friends and at Wesleyan his friends called him Tex. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carroll Cusick Cotins, son Arthur James Cotins, daughters Catherine…

WILLIAM N. HILL JR. ’48, M.D

WILLIAM N. HILL JR., M.D., a retired obstetrician and gynecologist, died Oct. 1, 2013. He was 86. The son of William N. Hill of the class of 1920 and the nephew of both Edward R. Hill of the class of 1920 and Kenneth M. Hill of the class of 1925, he was a member of…

ROBERT S. WINCHESTER ’48

ROBERT S. WINCHESTER, 86, a retired management consultant in human resources and more recently a mental health counselor, died Feb. 16, 2011. A member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, he received master’s degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Arizona. He was a P-47 pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II…

DEAN P. WIKOFF ’48

DEAN P. WIKOFF, longtime manager of the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, N.Y., died Apr. 8, 2012, at age 85. He was a member of Sigma Nu and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. An accomplished swimmer and skier, he wrote poetry and was active in community affairs, which he continued…