MIT team finds that the ratio of component atoms is vital to performance.
Floyd B. Aldrich
Floyd B. Aldrich, 81, of Westford, a retired service staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on November 30. He worked at Lincoln from 1962 until his retirement in 1975.Mr. Aldrich leaves his wife, Anna Aldrich; two daughters, Marjorie Pearson and Arlene Whitney, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Samuel N. Best
A funeral has been held for Samuel N. Best, 71, of Dorchester, who died December 1, in Tampa, FL. Mr. Best was an engineer in Physical Plant from 1971 until his retirement in 1986.Mr. Best is survived by his wife, Hilda Smith Best; two daughters, Sandra A. and Kathy K. Best, and a son, William A. Best.
Word has been received of the December 28 death of Arthur Clifford, 69, of Randolph. Mr. Clifford was a service staff member in chemical engineering from 1940 until his retirement in 1990. He is survived by two sons, Arthur Jr. and Bruce Clifford, and a daughter, Linda P. Lavery.
Walter F. Crowe
Walter F. Crowe, 83, of Lexington, a service staff member in Physical Plant from 1961 until his retirement in 1974, died on October 10.He is survived by his wife, Margaret Landsdowne Crowe; three daughters, Susan Evans of Meredith, NH, Judith Crowe of Woburn and Victoria Kneip of Mobile, AL, and four grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to the Coalition for the Homeless, 33 Farnsworth Street, Boston 02210.
Richard DeWolfe, 63, a facilities coordinator in Physical Plant since 1967, died on December 24. He was 63.Mr. DeWolfe is survived by his wife, Shirley Doran DeWolfe of Weirs Beach, NH; a daughter, Debbie James of Lowell and a grandson. Roy W. Percival Word has been received of the December 19 death of Roy W. Percival, a staff member at Lincoln Laboratory from 1952 until his retirement in 1964. Mr. Percival, who was 104, is survived by his wife, Edith J. Percival of Wareham.
A version of this article appeared in the January 6, 1993 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 37, Number 17).