In Memoriam: Alumni Classes of 1952 - 1959

Barbara Leavitt ’53 of Centerville, Mass., a longtime teacher in Newton who taught sixth grade at the Mason Rice School for many years, died on Jan. 27. She lived life to the fullest despite suffering from a rare neurological condition. She leaves two children, Judy and Patricia, and three grandchildren. Her husband, Richard, died in 2001. Linda Brailove Kneucker ’59 of Vienna, Austria, honorary secretary of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), died on Jan. 23. She joined IIASA in 1992 as part of the Office of Sponsored Research, where she provided valuable assistance on many research proposals. In 1998, she took over the coordination of the IIASA Society, the organization’s alumni group. She leaves her husband, Raoul Kneucker ’59, a Wien Scholar; three children, Fanny, Hannah and Alexander; and her cousin, Michael ’60. She is also survived by her sister Susan Brailove and cousins Ben, Michael Ann, Rachel ’70 and Ruth Horowitz.