Jennifer Combs, P’17, Friend, of Harvard, Massachusetts, on Jan 30. A lifelong equestrian, she founded the Meadow March Riding Center, a competition-oriented show stable, and served as a donor, volunteer and board member at a variety of foundations. Survived by husband Alexander; five children, including Meredith ’17; and three grandchildren.

Avram J. Goldberg, Fellow, of Boston, on Jan. 30. A fixture in the Boston business community, he rose through the ranks at Stop & Shop, the grocery chain founded by his wife’s family, going on to become its president, chief executive and chair. Survived by wife Carol, two children and two grandchildren.

Rita Kaplan, Brandeis National Committee, of New York City, on April 27. A humanitarian and activist for LGBTQ rights, she led the Rita J. & Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation as vice president and also enjoyed a career as a psychiatric social worker. Survived by two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Catherine M. Katz, P’75, Friend, of Potomac, Maryland, on Sept. 13. She graduated from Harvard Medical School, one of only five women in her class, and went on to conduct groundbreaking research in the field of pediatric HIV prevention. Survived by husband Samuel; eight children, including Samuel ’75; and 17 grandchildren.

Shirley F. Levy, Brandeis National Committee, of Palm Beach, Florida, on Jan. 12. A supporter of the arts, health care and social causes, and a lifelong learner who earned a master’s in psychiatric social work, she lived 101 days beyond her 100th birthday, and was known for her compassion and the twinkle in her eye. Survived by two sons, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ruth Ann Perlmutter, Friend, of New York City, on Jan. 8. She and her late husband, Nate, fought antisemitism, segregation and bigotry of all kinds, and helped improve Jewish-Christian relations; in 1987, she accepted the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Reagan on Nate’s behalf. Survived by a daughter and six grandchildren.

Arthur D. Postman, P’01, Friend, of Orleans, Vermont, on Oct. 18. A graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, he was dedicated to his community, spending the majority of his career designing, building and managing affordable housing for families and the elderly. Survived by wife Barbara; four children, including Warren ’01; and five grandchildren.