Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Leo V. Benvenuto
Leo V. Benvenuto, 58, of the North End of Boston, an electrical utility worker in Physical Plant, died on July 1. A veteran of the Korean War, he had worked at MIT since 1978.Mr. Benvenuto leaves his wife, Angela Romano Benvenuto; a son, Vincent; his mother, Anna Diecidue; two brothers and two sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Marion S. Disciullo
Marion S. Disciullo, 80, a support staff member in the Superintendent's Office from 1953 until her retirement in 1978, died on June 10 in Nashua, NH. Her survivors include a son, Richard Disciullo and a daughter Donna Ryan.
Spiros G. Geotis
Spiros (Speed) Geotis, a research engineer in Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, died on July 10 following a long illness. A resident of Saugus, he was 66 and had worked at MIT since 1951.He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Farnsworth Geotis; three sons, George, Paul and Philip Geotis and seven grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to the Hospice of Saugus or a charity of choice.
Merrill J. Hudson
Merrill J. Hudson, 76, a retired staff member at Lincoln Laboratory, died on June 27 in Culpepper, VA. Mr. Hudson worked at MIT from 1958 until his retirement in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a son; two daughters, and five grandchildren.
Robert A. Mocklin
Services have been held for Robert A. Mocklin, 72, of Lexington, who died on July 11. Mr. Mocklin was a drafter at Lincoln Laboratory from 1962 until his retirement last fall.He leaves his wife, Martha May Mocklin; a daughter, Martha M. Samuelson of Haverhill; a son, Robert A. Mocklin Jr. of Tewksbury; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Remembrances may be sent to the Cancer Research Foundation, 125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston 02120 or to the Symmes Hospital Oncology Fund, Arlington 02174.
Florence Morrison, 73, of Boothbay, ME, a support staff member at Lincoln Laboratory from 1960 until her retirement in 1976, died on June 29. She is survived by a stepson, Norman J. Morrison III of Schenectady, NY.
Services were held July 20 for Esther Pope, 86, of Swampscott, who died on July 16. Miss Pope was a staff member in the Registrar's Office from 1958 until her retirement in 1971. She is survived by a brother, Dr. H. Graham Pope of Wiscasset, ME, and a nephew, Dr. Harrison Pope of Concord.
A version of this article appeared in the August 4, 1993 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 38, Number 2).