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Donald Gordon ’52, of Canton, Mass., died on Jan. 2. He leaves his daughters, Penny and Beth, and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, June Caplan Gordon ’53. Connie Kleiger Goldstein ’53, of Floral Park, N.Y., an advocate for learning and the arts, died on Sept. 16, 2014. She leaves her husband of 60 years, Allen; her daughters, Susan and Nancy; her brother, Robert; and three grandchildren. Shirley Kline Larsen ’53, of Needham, Mass., died on Aug. 31, 2014. Jean Mecham Barker ’54, of Chesterfield, Mo., a beloved English teacher and guidance counselor in her hometown of Keene, N.H., died on Aug. 10, 2014. She leaves two daughters, Marti and Sarah; her sister, Martha; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Sheldon. Ed Manganiello ’54, of Winthrop, Mass., the inspirational leader of Brandeis’ early football teams, who later became principal of his high-school alma mater, died on Feb. 24 after a brief illness. Despite standing less than 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, he anchored the offensive and defensive lines for Coach Benny Friedman’s teams. A two-time Little All-American and New England Small College All-Star, Ed was enshrined in the Joseph M. Linsey Brandeis Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. He played for Brandeis’ first three varsity teams (1951-53), serving as captain as a junior and senior. He was twice named the team’s most valuable lineman. In 1950, Ed was a member of the university’s first team, which competed against other schools’ freshman squads; the highlight of the season was a victory over Harvard. After earning a master’s degree from Boston University, Ed pursued a career as a teacher, and became principal of Revere High in 1981. He leaves two daughters, Nancy and Mia. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan. William Marsh ’54, of Naples, Fla., a journalist and international broadcaster for more than 40 years, died on Sept. 13, 2014. He spent most of his professional career in Europe, both as a correspondent and a news executive. At the time of his retirement in 1994, he was president of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty in Munich, Germany. He leaves his wife of more than 50 years, Ingrid; sons William and Derick; and four grandchildren. Joan Schlosberg Weinstein ’54, of Dedham, Mass., died on Nov. 15, 2014. She leaves her husband, Bob; her children, Louis and Sarah; two sisters, Hope and Barbara; and seven grandchildren. Henry Braun ’55, MA’57, of Weld, Maine, a poet, teacher and anti-war activist, died on Oct. 11, 2014. He taught literature and creative writing at Temple University and Temple Tokyo, and served as coordinator of the Philadelphia YM-YWHA’s Poetry Center. He published two books of poems and contributed to Poetry, The Nation and The American Poetry Review. In the 1960s, he organized poetry read-ins against the war in Vietnam, participated in the War Tax Resistance movement and helped organize a draft card turn-in at the Justice Department. He leaves his wife, Joan; daughters Jessie and Sarah; and three grandchildren. Arthur Bernard ’56, of Tucson, Ariz., a teacher, family therapist and lecturer, died on Oct. 26, 2014. Following service in the U.S. Army after graduation, he and his wife, Sondra ’56, drove across the country to settle in Los Angeles. During his career, he touched the lives of thousands of students and clients with his creative approach. In 2008, he authored “God Has No Edges, Dreams Have No Boundaries,” a guide for those seeking answers from within. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he leaves his children, Joshua and David, and his brother, Barry. Hope Berman ’57, of New York City, a social worker for more than 40 years, died on Oct. 14, 2014. She loved animals and the New York Yankees baseball team. She leaves her sister, Billee. Lawrence Glazer ’57, of East Hampton, N.Y., who earned the respect and admiration of his Brandeis football teammates when he left school to fight in the Korean War and then returned to earn his diploma, died of cancer on Oct. 4, 2014. A football and hockey star at the Tilton School in New Hampshire, he enrolled at Brandeis as a scholarship football player in fall 1951. He played center, tackle and linebacker before joining the U.S. Army in 1953. “I felt I had to do something,” he told his teammates at the time of his enlistment. He served in Korea and received an honorable discharge in 1955, then returned to Brandeis. After graduation, he launched a successful business career. He served as president of Fabergé, Elizabeth Arden and McGregor-Doniger, and also worked for J.P. Cohen, Botany 500 and Rapid-American. He leaves three children, two grandchildren and his longtime partner, Jan Robinson. S. David Goldberg ’57, of Brockton and Edgartown, Mass., an attorney and real estate investor, died on Sept. 29, 2014, following a long illness. A graduate of the Boston University School of Law, he worked as a solo practitioner for many years, specializing in family and criminal law. He later recruited several partners to join his law practice. In the mid-1980s, he left the firm to serve as Brockton’s city solicitor. He later re-established his law practice with his son, Kenneth. He was active in civic and Jewish affairs. In addition to his son, he leaves his wife of 52 years, Carol; his daughter, Karen; his sister, Frances; and three grandchildren. Robert Bell ’58, of Santa Rosa, Calif., a criminal-defense attorney who practiced law for 46 years, died on Nov. 16, 2014. He leaves his wife, Theresa; children Sarah and Daniel; stepchildren Felicity, Justin and Laurel; and four grandchildren. Bruce Palmer, MA’59, of Signal Mountain, Tenn., a teacher and author, died on Nov. 7, 2014. He taught English and humanities for many years at schools and colleges in New Jersey. He authored 10 books and wrote for local newspapers. He leaves his children, Mark, Matthew and Maria; his sister, Diane; and six grandchildren.

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