Kalman Bland, PhD’72, of Durham, North Carolina, professor emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke, died on July 15 in Derbyshire, England. He became seriously ill while traveling with his partner, Annabel Wharton. Doctors identified a tumor on the pancreas as the cause of the complications that led to his death. Kalman began his teaching career at the University of Indiana before moving to Duke, where he served on the faculty for 38 years. He was an award-winning undergraduate teacher and an integral contributor to the graduate program in religious studies. In addition to Annabel, he leaves his daughter, Tamar; Annabel’s daughters, Andrea and Nicole; and two grandchildren. Evan Rashkoff ’73, of Lakeville, Connecticut, an orthopedic surgeon, died on Oct. 24. In the weeks before his death, he submitted a Class Note to Brandeis Magazine. It read: “Evan works with Sports and Entertainment Physicians as the orthopedic surgeon covering events at Madison Square Garden (Knicks games, and Big East and NCAA basketball tournaments, for instance) and Yankee Stadium. ‘Having a blast,’ he says.” Evan leaves his wife, Clare; his mother, Gladys; his sister, Sheri; and his children, Daniel, Adam, Noah and Rebecca. Paul Restuccia ’73, of Boston, an accomplished reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald, died on July 28. He worked for the Herald for more than 20 years, most recently as the author of its weekly real estate column. He was also a freelance journalist and published playwright who had his works performed at theaters in Boston and at Boston University. He leaves his parents, Salvatore and Eleanor; a sister, Janet; a brother, Frank; and longtime companion Lucienne Bartfield. David Rosen, Heller PhD’73, of Newton, Massachusetts, a leader in the Jewish community in Chicago and Boston, died on Sept. 20. He served as director of Chicago’s Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center before returning to the Boston area to study at Brandeis. In 1973, he joined the staff of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, where he held a variety of leadership positions before his retirement in 1987. He leaves his children, Nancy, Judi and Steve, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by Frances, his wife of 60 years. Gail (Schwartz) Rosengard ’73, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, a longtime teacher and administrator in the Lawrence public schools, died on Aug. 6. Her 35-year career in education brought her statewide recognition for her innovative practices and new-program development. An active volunteer, Gail was a member of the former Temple Beth El in Lowell, where she served as sisterhood president and Torah Fund chair. She leaves her husband of 33 years, Mark; her mother, Barbara; her sister, Pamela; and three nieces. She is also survived by a cousin, Sharyn Chase ’90. Carol (McGinley) Peyser ’76, of New York, who had a 30-year career in finance, died peacefully at home on Oct. 3. After earning her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked for PaineWebber, Merrill Lynch and Oppenheimer Asset Management. She leaves her husband, Steven; daughter Jacqueline; and siblings Raymond and Barbara.

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