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Kelvin D. Bolger
Word has been received of the December 27 death of Kelvin D. Bolger, 64, of Somerville, following a long illness. Mr. Bolger was a custodian in Physical Plant from 1973 until 1988. He is survived by his wife, Antoinette Bolger.
Peter Buttner, 53, an alumnus and former associate dean for student affairs, died January 16, following a long illness. A member of the Class of 1961, Mr. Buttner returned to MIT in 1965 to help automate the Student Financial Aid Office. He was affiliated with the Dean's Office from 1973-77. Mr. Buttner leaves his wife, Joan, of Guilford, VT, two step-children, Nate and Hannah Carr, of Guilford; a son, Karl Buttner of Boston, a daughter, Lisa Buttner, of Washington, DC, and his parents, Louis and Barbara Buttner of Peterborough, NH.
Noelle Gove, 70, of Scituate, retired supervisor of records in the Registrar's Office, died on December 10. Mrs. Gove worked at MIT from 1968 until her retirement in 1987.
She is survived by five daughters, Pamela Darlington of Hampton Falls, NH, M. Berney Skutel of Fairfax, VT, Deborah Gove of Brookfield, VT, Wendy G. Lund of Riverton, CT, and Penelope G. Conlon of Bridgewater; a son William Bradford Gove III of Roslindale and 14 grandchildren. Remembrances may be sent to the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital, 2001 Washington Street, Braintree, 02184.
Paul R. Lowthers
Paul R. Lowthers, 60, of Lynn, Campus Police patrol officer since 1974, died January 13 following a heart attack. Before coming to MIT, Officer Lowthers had been a member of the North Dakota State Police for 18 years.
Members of the MIT Campus Police posted an honor guard at the wake and served as pallbearers. An MIT cruiser led the funeral procession.
Officer Lowthers is survived by two daughters, Susan Leary of Kent, WA, and Mary Jo Border of Bismarck, ND; two sons, Gregory of Denver, CO, and Michael of Prior Lake, MN; three grandchildren and a close friend, Jane Walsh, of Lynn. Remembrances may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, 44 Binney Street, Boston 02115.
John T. Oldroyd
John T. Oldroyd, 52, of Nashua, NH, a project machinist at Haystack Observatory, died January 19. Mr. Oldroyd had worked at Haystack since 1982. He leaves his wife, Jonatha Oldroyd.
Word has been received of the December 18 death of Louise Price, 100, of Boothbay Harbor, ME. Mrs. Price worked at Lincoln Laboratory from 1944 until her retirement in 1967. Her survivors include a grandson, Brian Salter, of Boothbay Harbor.
A version of this article appeared in the January 27, 1993 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 37, Number 20).