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An obituary for Anthony J. Perella that was published in the Sept. 17 issue of MIT Tech Talk contained some omissions. Mr. Perella's survivors include his wife, Sarah Slattery Perella, and three step-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to a scholarship fund established in memory of his stepson Sean P. Slattery, c/o St. Clements High School, 71 Warner St., Medford, MA 02155.
William H. Gilson of Arlington, an assistant group leader at Lincoln Laboratory, died on Aug. 22 at the age of 46. He had been working at Lincoln Lab since 1986. Survivors include his wife, Diana Moses, and two sons, Jonas and Jordan Moses-Gilson.
Eric Liskin of Cambridge, associate director of development research and systems, died of cancer on Aug. 12 at the age of 53. He had chief responsibility for documents that articulated MIT's impact on the creation of various industries, including biotechnology and the Internet.
Liskin is survived by his wife, Ellen Liner; his father, Harold; two sisters, Laurie Liskin and Judith Liskin-Gasparro; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the MIT Medical Inpatient Unit, 25 Carlton St., Cambridge MA 02139, attn. C. Dwyer; or the Intensive Studio Art Program, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, P.O. Box 9113, Cambridge, MA 02238.
Jarmila Hrbek of Cambridge, a former office manager in the Technology Licensing Office, died on Aug. 9 at the age of 63. She began working at MIT in 1963 and retired in 2000. She is survived by her husband, Charles; a brother, Joseph Kubat of New York; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at MIT later this month on a date to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Oncological Support Group, c/o Hester Hill, 330 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215, or to the Henry's Fork Foundation, P.O. Box 550, Ashton, ID 83420.