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major, she enjoyed a long career as an administrative assistant at Pratt & Whit - ney Aircraft. She served Skidmore as an alumni club officer, class secretary, class historian, reunion volunteer, and class agent. She is survived by two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. Husband Arthur prede- ceased her. Nancy Johnston Walker ’43 of Hono -

lulu, HI, died August 3 after a short ill- ness. A sociology major, she worked at The American City magazine, Save the Children, and St. Bernard’s School in NYC before her marriage. She was a longtime volunteer in Honolulu, serving Headstart, St. Francis Hospital, and Child and Family Service, among other agencies. She and husband Henry were named Humanitar - ians of the Year by the Hawaii Red Cross in 1988. She is survived by a daughter and son, two grandchildren, and sister-in- law Miriam Lary Johnston ’43. Henry predeceased her. Norma Crosier ’43 of NYC died July 21

after a short illness. A business major, she retired after many years as a psychiatric social worker at Fountain House; she sub- sequently volunteered for the facility’s art gallery. She was a member of Hearts and Voices, a volunteer choral group that sang to hospitalized AIDS patients. At the age of 80, she began a second career as a writer, honing her craft at the Gotham Writers Workshop, where a scholarship was established in her honor. She also loved to travel. She is survived by two nieces. Her sisters Marjory Crosier Peck ’37 and Margaret Crosier ’41 predeceased her.

Jean Frazee Kwint ’43 of Orlando, FL,

died May 3. An art major, she also studied at the Katharine Gibbs School and worked as an administrative assistant. Predeceased by husband Alvin, she is leaves several cousins. Jane Savage Stohn ’43 of Campton,

NH, died July 11, 2010. She attended the Chamberlain School of Retailing and was a former assistant at a New Hampshire real estate firm. She was active with the League of Women Voters and the Red Cross. She is survived by a daughter, a grandson, and two great-grandchildren; husband William predeceased her. Marjorie Watkins Smith ’44 of Hunts -

ville, AL, died May 22. A music major, she completed her degree at Harpur College (now SUNY-Binghamton). She was the owner of Smith String Studio and intro- duced the Suzuki method of teaching to generations of students there. She played cello in the Huntsville Symphony Orches -

tra and the Huntsville Opera Thea tre and also appeared on a local children’s televi- sion show. Cofounder of the Hunts ville Friends of the Symphony, she be longed to the HSO’s board and guild and to the Alabama Music Teachers Associa tion. She is survived by a daughter, five grandchil- dren, and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Nellis, predeceased her. Virginia Hornbeck Baron ’44 of Den -

ville, NJ, died April 22. A business major, she worked in accounting before her mar- riage and continued as a part-time book- keeper for many years. She was a long- time member of the Madison Ski Club and Kellogg Club in Morristown. She is survived by her daughter and grandson. Her husband, Donald, predeceased her. Margaret Hume Hickson ’44 of Oak - ton, VA, died May 15, 2011. An econom- ics major, she enjoyed a long career teach- ing world geography and social studies at the Eric Smith Middle School in Ramsay, NJ. She leaves two daughters and two granddaughters. Gloria Litwin Steiner ’44 of South Orange, NJ, died July 5, 2008. A psycholo- gy major, she earned a master’s in psy- chology from City College of New York and a doctorate in education from Colum - bia University. She was a former clinical associate professor of psychiatry at New Jersey Medical School and professor of psychology at Kean University. She also maintained a private practice. She was listed in Who’s Who of American Women in 1964. The author of numerous profes- sional articles, she cowrote the book Children, Families, and HIV/AIDS in 1975. Predeceased by husband Charles, she leaves two daughters, a son, and four grandchildren. Nancy Sturman Stutz ’47 of Wayland, MA, died September 2. A history major, she was a prolific community volunteer, serving the Community Music Center of Boston, the Chilton Club, and the League of Women Voters. She cofounded the Jericho Forest Pony Club and was a na - tionally competitive tennis player as well as a talented seamstress and needlepoint artist. She served Skidmore as a class agent. She is survived by three daughters, a daughter-in-law, three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Bette Avery Applegate ’47 of Annapo -

lis, MD, died May 23. An art major, she also studied architecture at Anne Arundel Community College and Catholic Univer - sity. She was a planner for the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. In retirement she was a freelance graphic artist and cartographer. She was also an

accomplished oil painter and historic preservation volunteer. She served Skid - more as a club officer and reunion volun- teer. She is survived by husband Richard, two daughters and three sons, four grand- children, and two great-grandchildren. Avice Crocker ’48 of St. Petersburg, FL,

died July 28. An economics major, she was a former investigator for the NYC Department of Social Welfare. There are no known survivors. Beulah Schwarcz Edwards ’49 of St. Petersburg Beach, FL, died September 22. A psychology major, she earned a mas- ter’s at the New York School of Social Work and worked for the Red Cross, the Depart ment of Child and Family Welfare in White Plains, NY, and the National Indus trial Conference Board in NYC. In retirement she volunteered as a reader for the blind. She served Skidmore as a re - union volunteer. She is survived by her husband, Arthur, two daughters, and two grandsons.

Evelyn Broglio Diefendorf ’50 of South - ern Pines, NC, died September 8. A French major, she earned designation as a char- tered life underwriter and served as presi- dent and treasurer of her husband’s insur- ance agency. An active volunteer, she was a former PTA president, Little League coach, and Girl Scout leader. She was also highly involved in her church. She served Skidmore as a class agent. She is survived by husband Monroe, a daughter, a son, six grandchildren, five great-grandchil- dren, and a brother. Margaret Strayer Strome ’50 of Naples,

FL, died May 18. An English major, she taught at the Springside School in Chest - nut, PA, before her marriage. A communi- ty volunteer, she was a member of Junior League chapters in New Jersey, Pennsyl - vania, and Florida. She served Skidmore as a class agent and active alumni club member. She leaves husband Charles, two sons and a daughter, and five grand- children. Betty Hutchinson Hallberg ’51 of War -

ren, RI, died April 27. An education ma - jor, she completed her degree at Tufts University and enjoyed a 35-year career as an elementary teacher at the Primrose School in Barrington. An active member of the Warren Land Trust, Massasoit His - torical Society, and Touisset Point Com - munity Club, she was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Town of Warren in 2006. She was predeceased by husband Richard; there are no known survivors. Antoinette Spring Bernet ’51 of Bent - leyville, OH, died August 30. A biology major, she attended the Cleveland Clinic


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