Classes of 1980-89

Caryn Pepper Zadik ’80, of Weston, Fla., an ardent Zionist and lover of Israel, died on Feb. 9, 2014. She leaves her son, Oren; her parents, Jeanne and Dean; and two brothers, Lawrence and Bryan. She was predeceased by her husband, Saul. Gifts in her memory may be made to Brandeis University, 415 South St., MS 122, Waltham, MA 02454-9110. Gifts may also be made online at giving.brandeis.edu. Ellen Cantor ’83, of Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif., an internationally exhibited artist, died on April 21, 2013, after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Her work included painting, drawing, photography and video. She leaves her parents, Bernard and Judith, and four brothers, Glenn, Clifford, James and Mark. Frank Raio ’83, of Hamden, Conn., a member of Brandeis’ Joseph M. Linsey Athletics Hall of Fame, died on Nov. 10, 2013. Frank starred on the Brandeis soccer team from 1979-82, helping the Judges reach the NCAA Division III Tournament each season. He served as team captain his junior and senior seasons. As a junior, he earned All-New England honors as he guided the team to the NCAA Final Four. He ranks 25th on the university’s career scoring list (18 goals, 13 assists, 49 points) despite playing defender and marking his opponents’ best players. Frank earned his law degree from Quinnipiac University in 1991. Beginning in 1993, he worked at the law firm Biller, Sachs, Raio and Zito in Hamden, and served as the firm’s administrative partner for 15 years. He leaves his sister, Laura. Julie Siminoff Sisskind ’83, of Morganville, N.J., died on Sept. 11, 2013, after a six-year battle with breast cancer. After graduating from Brandeis, she earned an MBA from Syracuse University and a JD from Boston University School of Law. At Brandeis, Julie was very active in ProBo, programming social activities and bringing people together through concerts, movies and Senior Week — any way to have fun. She leaves her husband, David; her daughter, Samantha; her son, Jake; her mother, Mildred; and her sisters, Faren and Laura. Kathleen MacPherson, PhD’86, of Sugar Land, Texas, a passionate advocate for women’s health care and policy, who helped build the nursing program at the University of Southern Maine, died on April 10, 2014. She leaves her son, James; her daughter, Nina; two brothers, Neil and David; and three grandchildren. Robert Alan Strumwasser ’87, of Greensboro, N.C., died unexpectedly on Dec. 29, 2013. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He leaves his wife of 20 years, Susan ’89; a son, Ethan; and his father, Mark. Amy (Buchbinder) Warshay ’87, of Westwood, Mass., a businesswoman who was active in her community, died of lung cancer on March 30, 2014 — her 48th birthday. After graduating from Brandeis, she worked at the Mintz Levin law firm in Boston as a legal specialist before becoming manager of corporate and legal affairs at The Boston Globe. She left the workforce in 1996 when she and her husband, David ’86, were expecting their first child. She and a partner opened a women’s fashion store, Fabu-tique, in Newton in 2013. In addition to her husband of more than 25 years, she leaves her daughter, Alexandra; her son, Matthew; her brother, Stephen; and her sister, Ellen. Ludmila Mimo, MA’89, of Bristol, Conn., a scholar of medieval and comparative literature who taught French at Brandeis, died on Oct. 20, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned graduate degrees from Brandeis and Boston University. She spoke six languages. She leaves her son, Alejandro; her stepson, Alberto; and nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Jose.

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