In Memoriam: Alumni Classes of the 1960s
Robert Seaver ’60, of Holyoke, Mass., a gastroenterologist, died on April 23 after a long illness. The first gastroenterologist in Holyoke, he introduced new techniques such as endoscopy and hyperalimentation. He practiced medicine with Holyoke Associates in Internal Medicine and was on the staff of Holyoke Hospital and Providence Hospital, where he was chief of medicine. He leaves his wife; Nitza; a son, Jeremy; and a sister, Patricia.
Mel Silberman ’64, of Princeton, N.J., professor emeritus at Temple University, a pioneer in the field of educational psychology and training and a founder of vibrant Jewish communities in Philadelphia, Princeton and Ocean Grove, N.J., died on Feb. 20 after a 13-year battle with lung cancer. He leaves his wife, Shoshana; two sons, Gabriel ’97 and Steven; a daughter, Lisa; and a brother, Albert.
Anne Lipnick ’65, of Alexandria, Va., a longtime advocate for children with special needs, died on March 30. For more than 20 years, she served as coordinator of the Alexandria City Schools Special Education Parent Resource Center, which was renamed in her honor. She received numerous awards for her work. She leaves her husband, Robert; a daughter, Deborah; and a son, David.
Avrom Weinberg ’65, of Marshfield, Mass., a humanistic psychotherapist devoted to people, folk music and nature, died on Jan. 29. He leaves his wife, Ruth, and two sons, Benjamin and David.
Eve Hlavaty Cimmet ’67, of Scarborough, Maine, a teacher, writer, lawyer, artist, actress, photographer and puzzler, died on Feb. 25 of ovarian cancer. She was an active part of her community, dedicating years to Congregation Bet Ha’am, the AIDS Project, MAPS International, Weight Watchers and the Portland Players. She leaves her husband, Joseph ’66; two daughters, Stephanie and Alison; a son, Brian; and a brother, Arthur.
Victor Himber ’67, of Cambridge, Mass., a psychiatrist with a private practice in Cambridge and Concord, died on Jan. 2. He leaves his wife, Judith; two sons, Justin and Meir; and two daughters, Lucy and Tara.
Kay Glasser, Ph.D.’67, of Sarasota, Fla., a prominent and pioneering philanthropist, retired college professor and former school board chair, died June 21. In 1998, Florida governor Lawton Chiles visited Sarasota to personally bestow the state’s Heartland Award on Glasser in recognition of her community service. She founded what would become the Glasser-Schoenbaum Center, a one-stop service center in Sarasota that houses more than a dozen human-service agencies that assist the needy. Glasser called it a “campus of caring.”