Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
JOHN A. SELORMEY
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 9, at 3pm in the MIT Chapel for John A. Selormey, 23, of Tema, Ghana, who died April 25 at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mr. Selormey, who was a junior in electrical engineering and computer science and a resident of Burton-Conner House, died of complications of sickle-cell anemia. Survivors include his mother, Vincentia, and brothers Robert, Daniel Felix, Frank and Vincent. There will be a reception afterwards in the main dining room of Building W11.
A funeral Mass was held for Catherine (Kitty) Coleman, 81, of Cambridge, a retired administrative assistant in the Safety Office, who died on April 29. Miss Coleman worked at MIT from 1958 until her retirement in 1980. She is survived by two sisters, Rita Rossetti of Plymouth and Anna Snowman of Arlington, and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara J. Doiron, 53, of Waltham, an administrative assistant at Lincoln Laboratory, died on April 28. Mrs. Doiron had worked at Lincoln since 1981.
She leaves her husband, Robert; two sons, Michael R. of Maynard and Randa A. Doiron of Waltham; her parents, George and Cecelia Rochon of Waltham, two sisters and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Wayside Hospice, 266 Cochituate Road, Wayland, 01778.
CHRISTIE E. SCIARAPPA
Christie E. Sciarappa, 77, of North Weymouth, a former electro-mechanical technician in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science, died on April 4. Mr. Sciarappa, an Army veteran of World War II, worked at MIT from 1953 until his retirement in 1981.
He leaves two daughters, Nancy E. Grano of Wakefield and Janice E. Sciarappa of North Weymouth and many nieces and nephews. Remembrances may be sent to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston 02194.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 8, 1996.