Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Henry Brainerd, 77, of Wellesley, a retired staff member at the Draper Laboratory, died on September 24. He worked at MIT from 1946 until his retirement in 1973. His survivors include his wife, Nanette Brainerd of Wellesley.
Alice E. Moriarty
A memorial Mass was held October 6 for Alice E. Moriarty, 69, of Belmont, a retired support staff member who died suddenly on September 29. For many years Miss Moriarty, who formerly lived in Cambridge, was secretary to the late Dr. Charles S. Draper. She joined the dean's office at the Sloan School of Management following the divestiture of the Draper Laboratory and completed her MIT career in the Alumni Association, from which she retired in 1989.
Sigmund Romaszkiewicz, 86, who worked in the Student Activities Office from 1946 until his retirement in 1974, died on September 7. A resident of Newton Upper Falls, he is survived by a sister, Emma Wallace.
George K. Sankey
George K. Sankey, 67, a retired special assistant to the vice president for resource development, died September 24 in Los Angeles following a year-long struggle with cancer. Following a military career, Mr. Sankey joined MIT in 1978 and played an important role in developing relations with Japanese industry. He retired from MIT in 1989. Mr. Sankey is survived by his wife, Anita Sankey.
Word has been received of the August 20 death of Everett Smith, 88, of Boston. Mr. Smith was a service staff member in housing from 1962 until his retirement 10 years later. He leaves his wife, Emaline J. Smith.
Julius Sobolewski, 70, of Burlington, a member of the technical staff at Haystack Observatory until his retirement in 1993, died on August 24. Mr. Sobolewski had worked at MIT since 1953. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sobolewski.
Francis M. Sullivan
Francis M. Sullivan, an engineering assistant at Lincoln Laboratory from 1957 until his retirement in 1989, died on September 11. Mr. Sullivan, who was 72, lived in Wayland. He leaves his wife, Frances H. Sullivan.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 18, 1995.