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A funeral Mass was said on June 6 in St. Clement's Church in Somerville for Edward Lizine, 68, of Somerville, who died on June 4. He joined MIT in 1985 and was working as a custodian in Physical Plant. He is survived by a brother, Richard of Chelmsford, a niece and two nephews. Mr. Lizine was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.
HAROLD B. MURRAY
Harold B. Murray, 80, of Haverhill, MA, died on June 18. He was hired as a technician at Lincoln Lab in 1972 and retired 10 years later.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons, Arthur of Lynn, Don of Tewksbury and Davis of E. Hampstead, NH; two stepsons, James Warren of Haverhill and Robert Warren of Sandown, NH; two stepdaughters, Eleanor Harrintgon of Winthrop, MA, and Arlene Allen of Bradenton, FL; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Theresa Speaks, 59, Of Harrisburg, PA, died on June 11. She began her MIT career in 1970 and was a senior data entry worker in the Alumni Association when she retired in March 1996. Survivors include a son, Leslie of Harrisburg, and three grandchildren.
EDWARD H. WILSON
A funeral Mass was held on June 11 at Sacred Heart Church in Cambridge for Edward H. Wilson, 74, of Somerville, a retired custodian with Physical Plant, who died on June 6. He was hired at MIT in 1983 and retired in 1989. Survivors include three sons, William of Middleboro, James of Billerica and Robert of Somerville; a daughter, Mary Duarte of Somerville; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on July 16, 1997.