In Memoriam: Alumni Classes of 1960 - 1969

Ruth Heiferman Prenner ’61 of New York died on July 2 after a long battle with breast cancer. She leaves two daughters, Emily and Elizabeth, and four grandchildren.

Richard Faber, M.A.’62, Ph.D.’65, of Newton, Mass., and West Palm Beach, Fla., a math professor at Boston College for 25 years, died on
Aug. 22. He fought kidney disease and underwent dialysis three times a week for 43 years. After retiring, he devoted his time to the Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association and edited the organization’s newsletter, the RenalGram. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Susan; a daughter, Lynn; four grandchildren, Alexandra, Brett, Chloe and Madison; and a brother, Richard.

Brian Wharf, Ph.D.’69, of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada, who established the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria, died Aug. 11 after a year of declining health. He leaves his wife, Marilyn; two daughters, Joan and Sandy; and six grandchildren. He was a lifelong scholar, academic, teacher and author who inspired many students in the field of social work. Brian also was dean of the faculty of human and social development. Following his retirement in 1998, Brian was happiest spending time on Salt Spring Island writing, reading and hiking.