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earned an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. She was a social worker, then executive direc- tor of Planned Parenthood of Orange/Sul - li van counties. She subsequently served as co-director of Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley, and most recently as case manager for Vassar Brothers Medical Center. She is survived by husband Dick, a son, a daughter, a brother, and four grandchildren. Marlene Marcello ’68 of Middletown,


R.I., died October 8 of lymphoma. A gov- ernment major, she was a financial ana- lyst. She held the distinction of being the first female budget analyst in the State of Rhode Island and the first female Democ - ratic candidate to run for state treasurer. She authored the book When Hope Never Dies, about her successful battle with stage-4 melanoma in 1988, promoting the benefits of a macrobiotic diet and yoga in fighting cancer. She is survived by four sons, a daughter, 10 grandchildren, and a brother. Barbara Holsberg ’69 of Tempe, Ariz.,


died September 14 of Alzheimer’s disease. A biology major, she earned a master’s in education from the University of Mary - land. She was a science teacher at Lincoln Academy in Utica, N.Y. She served as re - gional president and national board mem- ber of Hadassah and interim director of the local Jewish community center. She is survived by three sons and three grand- children. Ruth Lamy Brons ’70 of Willow Street,


Pa., died May 28, 2013. She was an ele- mentary education major. She is survived by husband John, a son, two daughters, and 12 grandchildren. Alison Docos Smith ’72 of West Palm Beach, Fla., died August 28. A history and government major, she earned an MBA in finance and marketing from the College of William and Mary and also studied his- toric design at Sotheby’s in London, Eng - land. She worked in marketing for an architectural firm before launching her own interior design firm the Mansion House Ltd. There are no known survivors. Lauri Landau ’73 of Chestnut Ridge,


N.Y., died October 22. A government major, she also completed graduate course work at Pace University. She was a CPA and tax consultant who rose to senior management at Ernst and Young before partnering with her mother to establish the firm Landau and Landau. Lauri was a member of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners and the New York State Society of CPAs. A devoted alumna, she served the College as class president, fund


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chair, Friends of the Presidents chair, class agent, member of the Alumni Board Nomi nating Committee, club and re - union volunteer, and career mentor. She is survived by her parents, a brother, and two nieces. Fredric Winters ’73 of NYC died August 13 of a brain hemorrhage. An education major, he was a vice president at George Artzt Communications Inc., and former communications director for the Bronx borough president. He was pas- sionate about hockey and a die-hard New York Rangers fan. He is survived by wife Karen, a brother and sister, a stepbrother and stepsister, and several nieces and nephews. Lois Dates ’74 of Sayre, Pa., died Nov- ember 15. A philosophy-sociology major, she earned a master’s in professional stud- ies, focused on community service admin- istration, from Alfred University. She worked at Corning Glass in Corning, N.Y., before serving in senior development positions at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Butler University, and Guthrie Healthcare System in Sayre, Pa. She also owned and operated the Bird of Paradise antique shop in Addison, N.Y. She is sur- vived by a brother, a sister, an aunt, a companion, and several nieces and nephews. Cynthia Parker Taliaferro ’74 of South Freeport, Maine, died August 2, 2010. An elementary education major, she went on to earn a master’s in physical education from the University of Colorado at Den - ver. She was a longtime teacher and ad - ministrator at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport, where she created many programs. A trustee of the Kents Hill School from 2000 to 2006, she later helped found Hands in Peace, a nonprofit that staged festivals for children in coun- tries experiencing conflict. She is survived by husband Brook, a son, two daughters, her mother, and a sister. Elizabeth Cook Reed ’75 of Mystic, Conn., died August 27. A sociology major, she started her career as a museum teach - er at the Mystic Seaport Museum, went on to become an archeological associate at the American Museum of Natural His - tory, and later vice president of develop- ment at the National Theatre of the Deaf. She returned to the Mystic Seaport Muse - um to serve as director of membership and acting vice president of development. In 2009, she was recruited as vice presi- dent for individual giving and board rela- tions for the Coast Guard Foundation. A devoted alumna, she served the College as a class agent and reunion volunteer. She


is survived by husband William, a son, a daughter, and three brothers. David Yergan ’80, a longtime member


of Skidmore’s theater department, died September 22. (See the story under “Cam - pus Scene” in this Scope.) Christina Angelides ’87 of NYC died August 1. An art major, she also complet- ed a degree in textile design at Parsons School of Design. She was a design and licensing director for the home furnishing industry. She is survived by former hus- band Brad Zola ’86, two sons, and a daughter. Kathlene Foley Goodrich UWW ’95, of Saranac Lake, N.Y., died September 7 after a long illness. A psychology major, she was a senior officer and case manager at the Ray Brook Correctional Facility, where she received numerous awards for her work. She especially loved spending time with her dog, Druid. She is survived by husband James, her parents, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.


Faculty and Staff Richard Upton, professor emeritus of


art, died October 18, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla., of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. A Navy veteran of the the Korean War, Upton earned a BFA at the University of Connecticut and an MFA at Indiana University. As a Fulbright Scholar in Paris, he studied at the École des Beaux Arts and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. In 1966 he joined the art faculty at Skid - more, where he taught painting and printmaking until his retirement in 1995. Professor Emeritus Regis Brodie, who di - rected Skidmore’s popular Summer Six art workshops for 35 years, recalls that when “the program was very young and there was discussion about discontinuing it, Richard was a persuasive advocate, first as a director and later as a supporter.” And Professor Emeritus David Miller re mem - bers Upton as “a dedicated teacher” who especially loved his time living and work- ing in Cortona, Italy. Upton’s paintings are in the collections


of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Survivors include a son, a brother, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews. Allen Kifer, longtime faculty member in history, died October 30 at 85. A native of Salina, Kan., Kifer served in


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