Actions of MIT’s 15th president have ‘grown to inspire generations,’ Reif says.
A funeral was held Feb. 15 for William Lake of N. Reading, a former Lincoln Laboratory staff member who died on Feb. 3 at the age of 77. He was hired in 1952 and retired in 1986. Survivors include three brothers, John of Connecticut, Francis of Sudbury and Paul of Pelham, N.H.; two sisters, Rose Ameral and Marjorie Miller, both of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was said in St. Anne's Church in Wollaston on Feb. 22 for William D. McParland of Quincy, a mail processor in Facilities, who died on Feb. 18 at age 53. He had been working at MIT for 22 years. He is survived by two brothers, Daniel of Dedham and John of Villa Park, Ill.; four nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Quincy. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Dorothy Eastman of Saugus died Feb. 19 at the age of 92. A former administrative assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering, she began working at MIT in 1964 and retired in 1993. Information on survivors was unavailable.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 12, 2003.