1920s and 1930s
A. Morrison, SB'25, SM'27, PhD'38, a geopolitics expert,
died December 6 in Quincy, IL, at age 96. Morrison served as deputy
chief of the U.S.S.R. division of the Office of Strategic Services
during WWII, and later worked for the U.S. State Department. Survivors
include his wife, Frederica Ann; a son; and three grandchildren.
Rosi Congino, PhB'29,
of Evergreen Park, IL, a former teacher, died April 4 at age 90.
Congino taught for 42 years in the Chicago public schools. Survivors
include her brother, Reno
Smith Lee, AM'30,
a former teacher, died September 25 in Hyde Park at age 101. Lee
chaired the history department at North Carolina's R. J. Reynolds
High School until she moved to Chicago, where she lived with the
family of sculptor Lorado Taft. Among survivors are three daughters,
Lee, AB'53, and Evelyn
Lee, AM'66; a sister; and six grandchildren, including
Johnson Suddarth, AB'81.
Chertkov, PhB'31, JD'33,
a lawyer, died September 29 in Silver Spring, MD. He was 90. Chertkov
was named executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board during
the Kennedy administration. After retirement, he served as general
counsel and executive director of the Alaska Public Utilities
Commission. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Naomi; a son; and
L. Marshall, PhB'31, a former postal worker, teacher,
and chaplain, died in September in Tucson, AZ. He was 94. One
of Chicago's first African-American Roman Catholic deacons, Marshall
taught in the Chicago public schools and spent 15 years as an
assistant chaplain at Cook County jail.
H. Otto, SB'31, PhD'42,
a retired geological consultant, died August 27 in Wilmette, IL,
at age 91. Otto was a consultant for the construction of Chicago's
subway system and the John Hancock Building. He also worked at
the Scripps Institute of Oceanography before opening his own consulting
firm in the 1970s. He is survived by a daughter, Anne Otto Earle,
SB'60, MAT'62, and two grandsons.
K. Easton, PhB'33,
a former research librarian, died August 26 in Middletown, OH,
at age 89. Easton worked as a research librarian for the Caribbean
Commission in Trinidad, the American Library Association, and
Saudi Arabia's University of Petroleum and Minerals. Survivors
include his wife, Claire; two daughters; a son; and two grandsons.
Cook Williams, PhB'35,
a former teacher, died September 18 in Indianapolis. She was 87.
For 21 years, Williams taught high-school Latin and English. For
more than 50 years, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern
Star. Survivors include two daughters, a son, and a grandson.
B. Demarest, SB'38, MD'38, a cardiologist who lived
in Reno, NV, died October 22 in Wilton, CT. He was 87. Elected
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 1975, Demarest
practiced internal medicine and cardiology at the Westfield Medical
Group for 37 years. He was also president of the medical staff
at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. Survivors include his wife,
Marian; three daughters; three sons; and 13 grandchildren.