Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Alfred J. Colucci
Alfred J. Colucci, 84, of Woburn, died on July 5. He came to MIT in 1968 and was working in Graphic Arts at the time of his retirement in 1982. He leaves his wife, Columbia Colucci.
Raymond Costello, 89, of Boston, died on July 25. He began working at MIT in 1954 and was a service staff member in the Faculty Club when he retired in 1973.
Dawson S. Johnson
Dawson S. Johnson, 88, of Somerville, died on August 2. He began work at MIT in 1940 and was a linen stock worker in Housing at his retirement in 1973.
W. Kevin Larkin
W. Kevin Larkin, 42, of Melrose, died June 15. He came to MIT in 1992 and was assistant treasurer and assistant director for capital gifts and legal affairs in the Treasurer's Office at the time of his death. He leaves a friend, John D. Anderson.
A funeral was held August 29 in Brighton for Hector MacDougall, 84, of Carver, who died on August 26. He began work at MIT in 1958 and worked as a grounds worker in Physical Plant, retiring in 1974. He leaves three sons, Peter of Rhode Island, Richard of Kentucky and John of Weymouth; two daughters, Mary Ruggles of Carver and Ann MacDougall O'Brien of Watertown; and eight grandchildren
Joseph Madonna, 95, of Salem, died on August 20. He began work at MIT in 1946 and was a guard in Physical Plant, retiring in 1963. He leaves a sister, Marion Cuicco of Cranston, RI.
A funeral service was held July 9 for Jerome Margolin, 68, of Concord, who died in Nova Scotia on July 4. Mr. Margolin worked at Lincoln Lab until his retirement in April. Survivors include his wife, Faith A. Margolin; two daughters, Amy E. of San Francisco and Susan C. of Concord; a son, David A. of Chicago, and a brother, Robert of Bay Shore, NY.
Thomas H. Markert
Thomas H. Markert, 48, of Brookline, died on June 20. He came to MIT in 1975 and was a principal research scientist in the Center for Space Research at the time of his death.
Thomas F. Meagher
A funeral Mass was said June 18 at St. Patrick's Church in Stoneham for Thomas F. Meagher, 75, of Stoneham, who died June 15. He was hired in 1963 and was a project technician in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at the time of his retirement in 1979. He leaves his wife, Doris Meagher; a sister, Eleanor Lincicum of Beverly; three daughters, Karen Kelly of New Hampshire, Linda McKenzie of Reading and Leslie Taylor of Florida; two sons, Thomas F. Jr. of Stoneham and Richard M. of Woburn; and seven grandchildren.
Sol M. Rocklin
A service was held at the Levine Chapel in Brookline on August 19 for Sol M. Rocklin, 54, of Cambridge, who died August 17. He was hired in 1980 as a statistical decision theorist at Lincoln Lab, where he was employed at the time of his death. He leaves a son, John, of Belmont. Remembrances may be sent to the Jimmy Fund, 375 Longwood Ave., Boston 02215.
Joseph T. Stanowicz
A funeral Mass was held June 14 for Joseph T. Stanowicz, 80, of Waltham, a former technical supervisor in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science. Mr. Stanowicz worked at MIT from 1946 until his retirement in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Gretchen) Stanowicz; three daughters, Jean Field of Burlington, Irene Beckwith of Natick and Patricia Bulger of Snellvill, GA; a son, Paul of Waltham, and nine grandchildren.
Iryna Vturina, 39, of Waltham, a postdoctoral associate in the Center for Cancer Research, died on June 23. She came to MIT in 1994. She leaves her husband, Kenneth Boyajian of Cambridge.
Leone Walsh, 88, of Covina, CA, died on July 11. She came to MIT in 1966 and retired in 1973 from the Medical Department.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 11, 1996.