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Deaths: 1960s to Current

image: Class Notes headline Archie R. Clegg, AM'65, a social worker, died June 19 of cancer in Palos Heights, IL. He was 61. In 1973, Clegg started a mental-health program at Metropolitan Family Services, expanding the program to serve more than 5,000 people. He became known as "Mr. Mental Health of the South Suburbs." Survivors include his wife, Jantina; two daughters; a son; two brothers; and a sister.

Alan R. Krauss, SB'65, a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, died June 26 in Naperville, IL, of cancer. He was 56. As the leader of the particle-surface interaction group at Argonne, Krauss won several awards for his work with ionization phenomena. He was also an accomplished photographer; his work was exhibited this past summer in New York at the Center for Digital Art and the Nexus Gallery. He is survived by his wife, Julie R. Krauss, SB'73, and a daughter.

Robert W. Kern, AM'61, PhD'66, a history professor at the University of New Mexico for more than 30 years, died April 15 of cancer in Albuquerque, NM. He was 65. A founding member and former officer of in the Society of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies and of the Southwestern Labor Studies Association, he wrote ten books on Spanish history. Survivors include his wife, Susan L. Brake, AM'77, and two sons.

Lawrence N. Reckles, MD'67, an orthopedic surgeon, died of a brain tumor June 26 in Duluth, GA, at age 58. After serving as a commander in the Navy Medical Corps, he entered private practice in Orlando, FL. When he moved to Georgia in 1991, Reckles joined the Medical Association of Atlanta, becoming an advocate of medical law and ethics in a collaboration with the Atlanta Bar Association. He also lectured as a clinical instructor in surgery at both Emory University and Morehouse College. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; a daughter; a son; a stepson; his mother; and a brother.

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