In Memoriam

Remembering classmates who have passed on

adair-laneLANE, Adair P. of Centerville, Massachusetts passed away from natural causes on February 6, 2017. Adair graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Psychology. She received her Masters in Physics and Astronomy from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and later her PhD. She taught at Boston University and then worked as an astronomer at The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She was the Project Manager of The Antarctic Sub-millimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (ASTRO) and made several trips to the South Pole. She enjoyed gardening and her cats. - As reported in The Boston Globe, 2/18/17. View her obituary here and a review of her career as a radio astronomer here.


DAHL, Mary-Lib died September 27, 2015, of complications from breast cancer, in Madrid, which had been her home since graduation. I visited her in July. Her attitude was very positive despite the chemo treatments and she was able to accompany me on visits to museums and out for tapas with her husband, daughter Lisa, and Lisa's partner, Omar. She and Alfonso were incredibly gracious hosts.

Our classmate, Ruth Rowse, was Mary-Lib's roommate and became her sister-in-law. She and Chris were in Spain when Mary-Lib died and treasure the time they had with her and her family. This is a huge loss for them. As reported by Wendy Munion, 11/27/2015.


Please forward all information regarding classmates who have passed on to Gwen Peterson