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John Dean III ’80, of Wallingford, Conn., a periodontist in New Haven for many years, died on July 7. He leaves his wife, Ivelina; children William, Hannah and Alexander; his mother, Ruth; and his brother, Stephen. Laura Fixman ’82, of Barrington, R.I., a psychiatrist with Family Associates of Warwick and Angell Street Psychiatry of Providence for many years, died on Aug. 1. A graduate of Tufts Medical School, she had served as a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. She leaves her husband, Kenath; her father, Marshall; and siblings Andrew and Susan. Edward Byers, PhD’83, of Carlisle, Mass., a senior executive at international market-research firms who later worked for Restoring Vision, a nonprofit that supplies reading glasses to people in developing countries, died on June 7 after a period of declining health. He leaves his wife, Judy; his daughter, Amanda; and his sisters, Cheryl, Gwen and Katherine. Lisabeth (Klein) Michael ’84, of Pittsford, N.Y., died on April 12. She leaves her husband, David; her son, Aaron; and her brother Jon. She was predeceased by her brother Michael ’73. Her nephew Joshua Klein ’07 also attended Brandeis. C. Dallett Hemphill, MA’86, PhD’88, of Erdenheim, Pa., an American-history professor at Ursinus College whose specialty was social history from colonial times to the 19th century, died on July 3 after a prolonged battle with breast cancer. She leaves her husband of 31 years, John Hill, PhD’88, whom she met in a modern European social-history course at Brandeis. She is also survived by her sons, Evan and Alexander; her mother, Jean; six sisters; and a brother. Beth Pekarne ’87, of New York City, a designer of contemporary jewelry and an animal-rights advocate, died on June 27. She leaves her mother, Greta, and her sister, Tina.

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