In Memoriam: Alumni Classes of 1960-69

Edward Meyer ’60, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., a longtime business executive, died May 14 of complications from cancer. After graduating from Brandeis and serving in the U.S. Army, he received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1963. For the next 17 years, he worked at Clairol and Bristol-Myers, where he led marketing strategies for Body on Tap Shampoo, Bufferin, Excedrin and Ban Roll-On. He collaborated with the actress Candice Bergen and the weight lifter Franco Columbu on advertising campaigns. In 1981, Edward joined Sun Refining & Marketing Co. He was elevated to vice president of marketing and strategic development in 1989. He was a benefactor in the area of modern art, playing an instrumental role in the creation of the Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition — named for his first wife, who died in 2004 — at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford. He leaves his second wife, Toby; two sons, Scott and Andrew; a brother; and three grandchildren. Sheldon Gray ’60, of Winnetka, Ill., the CEO of Eagle Trading Co., died Jan. 31. He was elected to the Brandeis Board of Fellows in 1973 and was a president’s councilor from 1969-73. He served on the Alumni Annual Fund Committee and was president of the Alumni Club of Chicago. He leaves his wife, Adrienne ’62; two daughters, Rachael and Stephanie; and his sister, Elaine. Susan Malvin Nathanson ’61, of Melville, N.Y., a social worker, died on May 13 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She earned a master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University and dedicated most of her professional years to fundraising for the Samuel Field YM-YWHA. She leaves her son, Gary; two daughters, Debra and Lisa; a sister, Wendy; and grandchildren Brian, Alexander, Daniel, Rachel, Sarah, Jacob, Talia and Kaylie. Her husband of 50 years, Noel, died in 2010. Robert Sherman Ehrlich, MA’61, PhD’68, of Arlington, Brookline and Watertown, Mass., a history professor, died of 
cancer on March 31. He earned a master’s degree in the history of ideas from Brandeis, followed by a PhD in history. He taught 
at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, N.Y.; Fitchburg State University; Boston University; Boston State College (before it merged with the University of Massachusetts, Boston); and Suffolk University. He leaves his wife of nearly 52 years, Margery ’60; his son, Scott; his daughter, Alison; and a grandson. Jans McKenzie Carlen, MA’61, of Pottersville, N.J., a retired AT&T executive and math educator, died on March 20. After earning his master’s degree in math from Brandeis, he taught calculus at White Plains High School in New York before joining AT&T Long Lines in the engineering department. During his 25 years at AT&T, he held management positions in the accounting and traffic departments. After taking early retirement in 1989, he returned to teaching. He battled Parkinson’s disease for 20 years. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Marcia; his sons, Jonathan and Matthew; his daughter, Abigail; and his sister, Jane. Barbara Rosenberg ’62, of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., a former resident of Newton, Mass., died March 20 — the same day as her mother, Frances. Barbara leaves her husband of 49 years, Arthur ’60, and her son, David ’93. Henrika “Riki” (Takiff) Kuklick ’64, of Philadelphia, who taught at the University of Pennsylvania for 32 years, died on May 12. She retired in 2012 as a professor in Penn’s Department of History and Sociology of Science, where she specialized in the history of sociology and anthropology. She lectured and wrote widely about the history of the human sciences, the history of the field sciences and the sociology of knowledge. She leaves her daughter, Marya; her brother, Jonathan; her sister, Karin; and her former husband, Bruce. David Nemiroff ’65, of Roslindale, Mass., a retired psychologist, died on March 23 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He leaves his son, Larry; and three sisters, Sandra, Judy and Maggie. He was predeceased by his wife, Helene. Frances Eizenstat ’65, of Chevy Chase, Md., who worked on initiatives to strengthen low-income families and improve the lives of children, and who held leadership roles at several Jewish foundations and charitable groups, died in Miami on Feb. 17 of complications from a stroke. After moving to Washington, D.C., in 1977 when her husband, Stuart, joined the White House staff, she worked for the Children’s Defense Fund. From 1979-81, she had a leadership role with the White House Conference on Families, which examined the changing nature of families in America and sought to improve services for the poor. She later worked in the low-income housing section of Fannie Mae. For the past 12 years, she traveled the world as a member of the international board of directors of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Frances leaves her husband of 45 years, a former Brandeis trustee; two sons, Jay and Brian; two sisters; and seven grandchildren. She is also survived by cousins Ruth Stavisky ’57 and Steven Ruby ’74, and nephew Marvin Ellin ’86. Allan Pepper ’66, a retired partner at Kaye Scholer in New York City, died on Feb. 3 after a long battle with cancer. He was an active Brandeis alumni leader, serving as a university trustee from 1985-95 and as national chair of the Alumni Annual Fund. He received the Service to the Alumni Association Award in 1988. He leaves his daughter, Leslie; three sons, Joshua, Adam and Robert; his sister, Judi; his brother, Bill; and five grandchildren. Ellen Grossman ’66, of Brookline, Mass., died on March 31. Norman Stanley “Stan” Katz, MA’66, of Rutland, Vt., a math teacher, died Jan. 15. Jack Canick ’66, of Newton, Mass., a physician recognized internationally as a leading expert in the field of prenatal screening, died on May 19. He was director of the Division of Medical Screening and Special Testing at Women and Infants Hospital in Rhode Island, and a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He authored or co-authored more than 200 research studies, review articles and scientific abstracts on the endocrinology of placental function, steroid hormone biosynthesis in reproductive tissues, and the biology and clinical use of prenatal screening markers. He enjoyed traveling and reading. Jack leaves his wife of 33 years, Marsha; two sons, Simon and Alex; his sister, Pearl; and four grandchildren. Gary David Goldberg ’66, a television producer and writer best known for the hit series “Family Ties” and “Spin City,” starring Michael J. Fox, died of brain cancer on June 23 at his home in Montecito, Calif. The two-time Emmy Award winner was 68. A Brooklyn native who attended Brandeis on a basketball scholarship, Goldberg was an engaged member of the alumni community. He was the keynote speaker at the student-organized SunDeis Film Festival in 2005; hosted an event at his Los Angeles-area home in 2006; generously supported the university; and visited campus two years ago to accept an Alumni Achievement Award and speak to fellow alumni 
at Reunion, sharing stories of his career in 
Hollywood, casting Fox in “Family Ties” 
and “Spin City,” and his academic travails at Brandeis. He leaves his wife, Diana Meehan; two daughters, Shana and Caitlin; his brother; and three grandchildren. The Rev. Oral Edmond Collins, MA’66, PhD’77, of Lenox, Mass., a religious scholar and professor, died on Jan. 14. An ordained Advent Christian minister, he received his PhD 
in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis. He served as professor of Bible at Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies for 21 years. His scholarly writing career culminated in the publication of “The Final Prophecy of Jesus: An Introduction, Analysis and Commentary on the Book of Revelation” in 2007. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Joyce; three daughters, Sandra, Judith and Paula; two sons, Rodney and Roger; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Wendy Anne Caplin ’69, of New York City, a video editor at CBS-TV and an animal rights activist, died of lung cancer on Jan. 19. She leaves her husband, Larry; her brother, David; and her sister, Satya. John Larkin, MA’69, of Warren, Mass., who worked in a variety of roles at Old Sturbridge Village for 38 years, died on March 29 after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a master’s in American studies from Brandeis, he worked for VISTA in the Missouri Ozarks and was a Head Start teacher in Brockton. He joined Old Sturbridge Village as assistant director of museum education, and later worked as acting director of museum education; researcher; director of research; director of research, collections and library; chief 
historian; and museum scholar. He was also an adjunct professor of history at Clark 
University. John leaves his wife of 42 years, Barbara; two sons, Timothy and Daniel; 
two brothers, Michael and William; and 
five grandchildren.

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