In Memoriam

Kathi Kamen Goldmark ’71
Kathi Kamen Goldmark of San Francisco, California, passed away May 24, 2012. The author, musician, and co-producer of radio program West Coast Live was perhaps best known for forming a rock band with best-selling authors, including Stephen King and Amy Tan. The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle carry obituaries.

Rita Colbert ’69
Rita Colbert, resident of Yellow Springs since 1950, died on May 6, 2012. Rita was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 28, 1926. She was a graduate of Antioch College and a successful businesswoman.    MORE

Alfred Stokes Jr. ’42
Alfred P. “Buzz” Stokes, P.E., FASCE, passed away in Santa Barbara, California, on April 26, 2012. He was born on July 28, 1919, and raised in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. His parents were Professor A. P. D. Stokes and Art Instructor Margaret Finney Stokes of Ohio State University. He is survived by his son Christopher of Woodland, California; daughters Bridget of San Rafael, California, and Jennifer Burns of Santa Barbara, California; and grandchildren Michael and Stephen Stokes and Tiffany Burns.    MORE

Margaret “Peg” Roberts ’38
Margaret “Peg” Wissler Roberts, long-time resident of Santa Barbara with her husband, Brig. Gen. Nathan J. Roberts, died on April 22, 2012, after a rich, full life. Born in White Plains, New York, she was the middle-born child of David and Martha Goodkind Jacobson, with an older sister, Jean Jacobson Strong, and a younger brother, David Jacobson Jr. After attending grades 1–12 at the progressive Roger Ascham School in White Plains, New York, and Antioch College in Ohio, Peg headed west to graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1937 with a degree in psychology. While there, she discovered airplanes, joining the University Flying Club because, she said, “A friend belonged and it sounded interesting.” This love of flying led to the first of several careers, working for military counter-intelligence in Costa Rica where she received a letter from the U.S. Army inviting her to become one of the tight-knit group of women pilots who would serve in the Women’s Air Service Pilot corps (WASPs), a cadre who ferried PT-19 planes during WWII.    MORE

Virginia Irene Huss ’50
Virginia Irene Huss, age 84, of Novato passed away peacefully on March 28, 2012. She spent her last days lovingly surrounded by family and friends. Virginia was born an identical twin on September 19, 1927, in Monroe, Michigan. In 1946, while attending Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, she met and married her husband, Stanley Onderdonk.    MORE

Paul A. Shepard ’70
Paul A. Shepard ’64, formerly of Acton, passed away in San Jose, Costa Rica, on January 30, 2012. He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Marta, their daughter Suzana, who will receive a MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in May, and by their son Charles, a student at the Berkley College of Music in Boston. He is also survived by his parents May and Bert Shepard of Acton; three sisters, Suzanne Beale of Bedford, Patricia Follett of Watertown, and Bonnie Moretti of Montague; two brothers, Bruce of Acton, and Richard of Medway; and by numerous nieces and nephews.   MORE

Carol Southern Keneas ’52
Carol Southern Keneas died July 2, 2011, in New York City after complications arising from surgery for cancer. Known professionally as Carol Southern, she was a book editor with a clean, elegant, and distinctive style. She made her mark on the publishing world as an editor at Random House in the 1980s. She first became known for her “style” books (hi-tech, italian style, etc.) and discovered Martha Stewart, the doyenne of the “style” craze. A favorite of authors, Southern put her light and sure touch on a diverse range of projects, many of which defined the genre they seemed to create, such as the “Illustrated lifestyle” books that took off in the 1980s. She edited a wide range of books, with equal attention to detail and clarity, including Jackson Pollock: An American Tragedy, which won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1981. She was also responsible for the Angelina Ballerina books.    MORE