In Memoriam: Alumni Classes of 1952 - 1959

Arnold H. Goldberg ’52, P’79 of Beverly, Mass., a dentist for more than 30 years, died on April 4. He graduated in 1956 from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Arnold served as the first president of the Brotherhood at Temple B’nai Abraham. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Muriel; three daughters, Marsha ’79, Barbara and Beth; a brother, Irving; and six grandchildren.

Mayor “Buddy” Rossman ’52 of Sharon, Mass., died March 20. He leaves a son, David; a daughter, Sheila; and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Debra, and a son, Joel.

Raymond P. Doherty ’54 of North Quincy, Mass., who worked for Kemper Insurance for 45 years before retiring in 1997, passed away March 14 after a brief illness. He leaves three daughters, Jean, Debra and Linda; a son, David; and two grandchildren, Meghan and Matthew. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Jean.

Jack Gottlieb, M.A.’55, of New York, a prolific composer of sacred music who served as Leonard Bernstein’s assistant at the New York Philharmonic from 1958–1966, died on Feb. 23. The past president of the American Society for Jewish Music, he was also a scholar and noted author. Among artists who have performed his works are Bernstein; members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; singers Jennie Tourel, Adele Addison, Lee Venora and John Reardon; the Gregg Smith Singers and many other choral groups; and actresses Tovah Feldshuh and Felicia Montealegre. He received numerous awards, most recently one from the Zamir Choral Foundation in recognition of his lifetime contributions to Jewish music.

Roger Morgan ’55 of Fall River, Mass., a standout baseball and basketball player at Brandeis, died on April 27 in his hometown. A four-year starter in both sports, he was inducted into the Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997. After graduation, he played professional baseball and was a teammate of all-time great Joe Torre. Roger was a middle school teacher and worked for Travelers Insurance for nine years before graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 1972. He worked as an attorney for 38 years for Hague, Morgan & Collins. He leaves his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Ann; a stepson, Michael; a brother, Edward; and three grandchildren. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Friends of Brandeis Athletics’ Benny Friedman Fund, 415 South St., MS 126, Waltham, MA 02454.

Helen Budd ’56, a longtime kindergarten teacher in Arlington, Mass., died on March 3. She leaves her husband, Elihu; a daughter, Sharon; two sons, Steven and Eric; and two grandchildren.

Philip Lieb ’57 of Yarmouth, Mass., a dentist for more than 45 years, died on Feb. 21. He leaves two sons, Jeffrey and Bruce; a brother, Michael; and a grandchild.

Peter H. Share ’59 of Washington, D.C., who was active in local political and civic organizations, died on Jan. 28 of esophageal cancer. While working for Associates for Renewal in Education, he co-authored and edited the first D.C. history textbook used in the Washington public schools. He is survived by his wife, Nicole, and a daughter, Katherine.

Martin Fiala ’59 of Cedaredge, Colo., who worked in various financial capacities, primarily overseas, at Standard Oil of New Jersey (now Exxon-Mobil), died on Jan. 26 of advanced congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Joan; a daughter, Karen; two brothers, Dennison and John; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.