Actions of MIT’s 15th president have ‘grown to inspire generations,’ Reif says.
HAROLD M. ARMITSTEAD
Harold M. Armitstead, 90, of Topsfield died on September 27. He began working at Draper Labs in 1955 and was a supervisor at the time of his retirement in 1971. He leaves his wife, Helen; two daughters, Margaret Sedler of Topsfield and Virginia Luci of Nashua, NH; a son, James of West Greenwich, RI, a brother, Stanley of Atkinson, NH; a sister, Hilda Glover of Connecticut, 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
ERIC W. EDMAN
Eric Edman, 76, of Dorchester, died on September 3. He was hired in 1958 and was a service staff member at Lincoln Lab when he retired in 1982. Survivors include his wife, Lottie Edman; his son, Eric T. of Milton, and two grandchildren.
JOSEPH E. LEAHY
A funeral Mass was said on September 24 at St. Mary's Church in Quincy for Joseph E. Leahy, 74, of Quincy, who died on September 20. He was hired at MIT in 1964 and was an industrial hygiene engineer in the Medical Department when he retired in 1983. Mr. Leahy leaves his wife, Barbara Corcoran; three daughters, Ann M. Fitton of New York, Maureen L. Watson of Hanson and Patricia L. Snow of East Bridgewater; a son, Timothy J. of Abington; three brothers, two sisters and five grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was said at St. Andrew's Church in Billerica on September 30 for Peter Rossini, 64, of Billerica, who died on September 26. He was an engineer at Lincoln Lab who was hired in 1955 and retired in 1994.
Mr. Rossini, a Korean War Air Force veteran, leaves his wife, Barbara; a son, Peter R. of Chelmsford; two daughters, Donna Malaga of Washington state and Kathleen Schiffler of New York, and three grandchildren.
ELIZABETH H. SALIGA
A funeral Mass was said in St. Michael's Church in Bedford on September 25 for Elizabeth H. Saliga, 89, of Bedford, who died on September 22 at the Westridge Health Center in Marlborough after a long illness. She was a support staff member at Lincoln Lab from 1954 until her retirement in 1973.
Mrs. Saliga leaves four sons, Robert J. of Marlborough, Richard P. of Bedford, Donald F. of Hudson and Thomas E. of Centerville, a sister-in-law, a cousin, a niece, 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
CHARLES J. STRUMSKI
A funeral Mass was said in St. Catherine's Church in Norwood on September 10 for Charles J. Strumski, 81, of 201 Prospect St. in Norwood, who died on September 6. He came to MIT in 1949 and was a sponsored research technical staff member in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science when he retired in 1980.
Mr. Strumski leaves his wife, Margaret F. (Curley) Strumski; a son, Charles A. of Walpole; two daughters, Margaret A. Strumski of Hollywood, FL and RoseMarie Henderson of Bingham, ME; four brothers, Leo, Walter and John of Canton and Joseph of Cape Cod; a sister, Helen Kessler of Canton, and two grandchildren. He was buried in Highland Cemetery in Norwood.
ROMEO M. THEROUX
Romeo M. Theroux, 82, of 4 Glen Road, Hudson, died on September 13. He began working at MIT in 1964 and was a service worker in Physical Plant when he retired in 1979.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 30, 1996.