Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
A memorial service for Professor Emeritus Clark C. Stephenson will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at 2pm in the MIT Chapel. Professor Stephenson, a chemist who specialized in the measurement and interpretation of the heat capacity of materials, was a member of the faculty from 1942 until his retirement. He died December 21 at the age of 82.
Godfrey T. Coate
A funeral was held Friday for Godfrey T. Coate, 78, of Belmont, who died January 31. Mr. Coate, a former research staff member in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, worked at MIT from 1954 until his retirement in 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Clelie Greiner Coate; three sons, Thomas M. of Virginia, Robert W. and James B. Coate, both of Belmont, and three grandchildren. Memorials to the American Red Cross would be appreciated.
V. Janet Hartung
Word has been received of the January 24 death of V. Janet Hartung, 70, of Cambridge. Ms. Hartung was an administrative assistant in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science from 1956 until her retirement in 1986. Her survivors include a brother, Dudley Hartung of Somerville.
Jeffrey G. Nanis
A memorial service was held last week in the MIT Chapel for Jeffrey G. Nanis, 32, a systems analyst at Lincoln Laboratory who died of cancer January 26 in the MIT Infirmary.
A native of Newton, Mr. Nanis, received the SB degree in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT in 1985. He had worked at Lincoln since 1990. He leaves his mother, Lucille Serody of Melbourne, FL; his father, Marshall Nanis of Lowell, and a sister, Wendy Andruk of Sharon.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 8, 1995.