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Charles A. Ellis
Word has been received of the March 6 death of Charles A. Ellis, 75, of Copperas Cove, TX. Mr. Ellis was a maintenance assistant in the Superintendent's Office from 1954 until his retirement in 1980. He leaves a wife, Norma Groves, and daughter, Deborah Groves.
Pellegrino Maruzzi, 69, of East Boston, died on April 3. A Coast Guard veteran of World War II, Mr. Pellegrino was a design drafter at the Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory from 1968 until his retirement in 1990.He leaves his wife, Lillian DeMattia Maruzzi; his mother, Lena Maruzzi of Saugus; three sons, Robert M. of Saugus, Allen E. of Revere and Steven J. Maruzzi of Lynn; a daughter, Marianne Maruzzi of East Boston, and nine grandchildren.
Charles F. Murphy
Charles F. Murphy, 71, of Dorchester, a retired custodian in Physical Plant, died on March 24. A Navy veteran of World War II and Korea, Mr. Murphy worked at MIT from 1969 until his retirement in 1992. He leaves a sister, Barbara Kain of Dorchester, and four nephews and a niece.
Harold W. Roberts
Harold W. Roberts, 76, of Boston, a retired route supervisor in Physical Plant, died on March 16. He worked at MIT from 1964 until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Roberts is survived by a son, Harold Jr.; two daughters, Marie Winbush and Anita Raynor, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Richard F. Smith
Richard F. Smith, 67, of Cambridge, died on March 13. Mr. Smith was a service staff member in Physical Plant from 1957 until his retirement in 1990. He is survived by three daughters, Ann Weismann, Janet Deguglielmo and Lynn Ellsworth.
Robert R. Williams
Robert R. Williams, 74, of Lexington, died on March 3. Mr. Williams was a machinist at Lincoln Laboratory from 1947 until he retired in 1984.His survivors include his wife, Sue G. Williams; a son, Robert R. Williams III, and a grandson, Robert R. Williams IV.
A version of this article appeared in the April 13, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 38, Number 29).