Mathematician has been a member of the faculty since 1980 and department head since 2004.
Hicks Brown, 76, of Cambridge, died on April 29. He was hired at MIT in 1968 and retired as a head custodian in Physical Plant in 1984. Survivors include two sisters, Doris Crutchfield of Cambridge and Carla Brown of Brooklyn, NY.
A funeral Mass was held on April 25 at Sacred Heart Church in East Cambridge for Edward Dunn, 87, of Cambridge, a former head custodian with Physical Plant, who died on April 22. He began work at MIT in 1962 and retired in 1975. Mr. Dunn leaves a daughter, Marilyn DiPietro; a son, Kenneth; a brother, William; and a sister, Mary Gurney. He was buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
A memorial service was held on April 10 in Swedenborg Chapel in Cambridge for Wade Hakoda, 39, of Medford, who died on April 3 of natural causes. He began working at MIT last August as a network manager in the Department of Architecture.
Mr. Hakoda is survived by his parents, Katsumi and Mary; a sister, Audrey Marx, and a brother, Mark.
Donald Wassmouth, 76, of Port Richey, FL, a retired senior technical mechanic in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, died on April 3. He began his 26-year MIT career in 1960. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 7, 1997.