|ROBERT LOUIS BLAKELY died September 19, 1997, of lung cancer, in Decatur,
GA. Before his debilitating illness, Blakely had taught at Georgia State
U for 28 years. An Associate Professor at the time of his death, he had
twice served as Department Chair (1993-95; 1996-97). He had received the
“Outstanding Faculty Award for 1989-90,” presented by the Golden Key National
Honor Society at GSU.
Blakely’s early archaeological fieldwork at Dickson Mounds, IL, was
followed by dissertation research anchored at that site. Under the direction
of Georg Neumann and Della Cook at Indiana U, where he received his PhD
in 1973, Blakely established a methodological linkage between archaeology
and physical anthropology that influenced his career and that of many contemporaries
and students. Within his prominent edited volume Biocultural Adaptation
in Prehistoric North America (1977), the term “bioarchaeology” was coined.
Blakely became one of the most enthusiastic proponents of both the term
and its conjoined biological and archaeological approach to the past.
Blakely’s location at Georgia State U, where he joined the faculty
in 1970, led him to develop bioarchaeological research within the Southeast.
He contributed several articles describing prehistoric research at Etowah,
GA, including discussions of demographic patterning and the use of trace
elements to infer diet. Soon, however, Blakely turned to investigations
of sites dating to the historic period, being among the first to apply
bioarchaeological methods to such recent, urban contexts. The subjects
of his investigations in cluded Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery and human remains
recovered from the basement of the Medical College of Georgia. He found
the Medical College of Georgia study to be especially satisfying, due to
his ability to combine historical, archaeological and biological approaches
to lend dignity to formerly unknown lives. This research was the subject
of a volume edited by Blakely and J M Harrington, Bones in the Basement:
Postmortem Racism in Nineteenth-Century Medical Training.
Another arena in which Blakely’s work preceded that of many others
was the study of culture contact between American Indians and early European
explorers. His work at the King site addresses the violent nature of the
such encounters, calling attention to the significance of bioarchaeological
data in enhancing 16th century documents.
Blakely was an inspiring teacher of physical anthropology and human
evolution. Under graduate students enthusiastically enrolled in his popular
introductory courses, frequently drawn to additional coursework, directed
research and careers in anthropology. He frequently published articles
co-authored by students and their contributions figure heavily in his edited
volumes, the products of collaborative, team research. Students inspired
by his mentorship have dedicated papers, dissertations and books to him
as the person who set them on their life course. Many additional students
who enrolled in Blakely’s classes learned to appreciate the core principles
of anthropology, which they carried into other career pathways. Thus, Blakely’s
charismatic teaching style served a valuable role in public education.
Robert Blakely is survived by his wife, anthropologist Bettina Detweiler
Blakely and son, Andrew L Blakely. (Jane Buikstra)
ELLEN S BRUSH, 65, Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America,
died at her Manhattan home on May 1, 1999, of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
During her tenure as General Trustee of the Institute (1995-98), Brush
served on the Archaeology Magazine Committee, Development Committee, Endowment
Campaign Committee and New World Archaeology Committee.
Brush received her undergraduate degree from Smith C and PhD in anthropology
from Columbia U. She and her husband, Charles F Brush, specialized in Mesoamerican
archaeology, and, through the American Museum of Natural History, surveyed
and excavated sites in Guerrerro, Mexico. Together they discovered some
of the earliest evidence for alloyed bronze production on Mexico’s west
coast, and uncovered early Mexican ceramics that helped to change ideas
on pre-Hispanic pottery.
In addition to her archaeological endeavors, Brush also served as Director
of the Explorers Club in New York City twice, and was awarded its President’s
Medal for Distinguished Service. She served as chair of the New York Chapter
of the Society of Women Geographers and founded the American Scandinavian
Society in honor of her own Scandinavian heritage. She also actively participated
on other local boards for causes she believed in, such as the Shelter Island
Public Library, Union Chapel in the Grove and the Hans Christian Anderson
Foundation, which, through her father’s inspiration, erected a statue of
the author and runs a summer story-telling project in New York City’s Central
Brush is survived by her husband Charles F Bush, III, two children
and grandchildren. Her family has asked that contributions in her memory
be made to Union Chapel in the Grove, Shelter Island, NY and to the Archaeological
Institute of America, Boston, MA. (Excerpted from the AIA Newsletter, vol
14, no 4, summer 1999)
BARBARA (Klamon) KOPYTOFF, 61, anthropologist and lawyer, died of cancer
in Wynnewood, PA on August 20, 1999.
Kopytoff was born Barbara Klamon in 1938 and raised in University City,
St Louis, MO. She graduated from Swarthmore College (1960), with a BA in
philosophy. After a stint at Philadelphia’s Eastern Psychiatric Institute,
where she worked with handicapped children, she enrolled in the graduate
anthropology program in the Depart ment of Anthropology at the U of Pennsylvania.
Among her mentors there were A Irving Hallowell, Anthony F C Wallace, Ward
Goodenough, Paul Friedrich, Robbins Burling and William Davenport. A course
with visiting professor Beate Salz turned her attention to the Caribbean
and she began to focus research on the ethnohistory of Jamaican Maroons.
The Maroons of Jamaica are descendants of escaped slaves who had built
communities in the interior and from there harassed the British plantations
until the colonial authorities signed a treaty in the mid 18th century
granting them land and political selfrule. Kopytoff did fieldwork in Accompong
town and archival research in Kingston and England (PhD 1973). Besides
her dissertation, her research was published in the Journal of Social History
(1987), Ethnohistory (1979), William and Mary Quarterly (1978), Social
and Economic Studies (1976) and Caribbean Quarterly (1976). She continued
her research in Maroon culture and history for the next 15 years, and taught
anthropology at Temple (1971), Johns Hopkins (197275), Lehigh (197678)
and U of Pennsylvania (1981). She also did research in Cameroon, West Africa,
in 1971. Kopytoff received fellowships and grants from the National Institutes
of Mental Health and National Science Foundation for work in Jamaica, and
from the National Endowment for the Humanities for work in Cameroon.
In the late 1970s, Kopytoff’s interests turned to law and she studied
at Temple U Law School (JD Magna Cum Laude, 1987) and McGill U. Between
1987 and 1989, she collaborated in re search on legal aspects of American
slavery with the late A Leon Higginbotham, a distinguished scholar of American
slavery and a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. This
work resulted in several independent and joint publications in the Law
and Inequality Journal (1991), Georgetown Law Journal (1989), Ohio State
Law Journal (1989), and University of San Francisco Law Review (1988).
These dealt with legal issues of race, slavery and surrogate motherhood.
She was for two years (199092) an associate with the Philadelphia law firm
of Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis, but found her greatest satisfaction
clerking for federal judges. She served as a law clerk to US Court of Appeals
Judges A Leon Higginbotham and A J Scirica, and US District Court Judges
William H Yohn, Anita B Brody and John R Padova (for whom she was clerking
at the time of her death).
Barbara Kopytoff is survived by her husband Igor Kopytoff, and their
daughter Larissa. (Igor Kopytoff)
EVANGELINE CLARICE GRONSETH, 72, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at
Arizona State U, died April 19, 1999 in Mesa, AZ. Known to family and friends
as Vang, Gronseth was born in Minneapolis and raised in Hudson, SD and
Harvey, ND. She earned her BA from St Olaf C, MS in nursing from Yale U
and PhD in anthropology from Columbia U (1978).
A specialist in medical and applied anthropology in the Caribbean,
southern Africa and contemporary US, Gronseth did extensive research in
Jamaica. During her 15-year career at Arizona State, where she held dual
appointments in the College of Nursing and Department of Anthropology,
she was awarded a Fulbright professorship in Botswana, and carried out
specialized study in England.
Gronseth was a multi-gifted person. Although recognized principally
for her academic gifts, she possessed a beautiful singing voice. She is
remembered by her students for her creativity, fresh insights and humor.
Evangeline Gronseth is survived by sisters Darlene Olson and Pauline
Attrash, and brothers Milo and David Gronseth. (Milo G Gronseth)
STEPHEN E FERACA, 64, died of lung cancer in Washington, DC, on June
29, 1999. He was highly regarded by various members of the anthropological
community and Native Americans for his integrity as well as his profound
knowledge of all aspects of Lakota culture and society. Feraca’s early
publications on Lakota religion in particular, pioneering when they first
appeared, are now considered classics, routinely consulted and cited by
all serious students of Lakota life. Wakinyan: Lakota Religion in the Twentieth
Century, his study of contemporary Teton Dakota religion first appeared
in 1963 and was re-issued in 1998.
Born in 1934 to an Italian-American family, Feraca was raised and educated
in New York City. His fascination with Plains Indian culture began at the
age of five when his mother showed him a picture of a Plains warrior in
full regalia mounted on horseback. While still a boy, he befriended a number
of Native Americans of various tribes living in Manhattan. He attended
Manhattan College (BA in history/sociology, 1955) and after completing
a masters degree in anthropology at Columbia U (1957) left graduate school
for the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in 1959. In South Dakota,
he lived in traditional communities, learned Lakota while he continued
field studies and began what was to become a 25 year career working for
the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
During his years at Pine Ridge Agency, Feraca’s community development
work was directed toward establishing self-help programs in housing, education
and sanitation, and included establishment of a fish hook factory which
brought employment opportunity to the reservation for the first time. In
Florida with the Seminole Agency (1966–68), he operated a day school on
Big Cypress Reservation and was responsible for education and community
services programs for three diverse reservation groups.
In 1970, he helped set up a bilingual radio system for the Oglala Sioux
Tribe and an educational and cultural studies program for the St Regis
Mohawk Tribe. Feraca spent his last 15 years with the BIA in Washington,
DC, with Tribal Govern ment Services working on complex and controversial
tribal claims often involving many millions of dollars such as the Black
During the course of his career, Feraca developed a reputation as a
myth-breaker, and soon after retiring from the BIA (1985), he published
his controversial Why Don’t They Give Them Guns: The Great American Indian
Feraca moved to the south of Italy in 1990 to conduct folklore studies,
but soon returned to Washington, DC. In 1996, he once again traveled to
Pine Ridge to complete research for his final book on Lakota religion,
which has the working title, “Playing with the Pipe: The Changing Face
of Lakota Religion.” It documents the attitudes of aged Oglala Sioux regarding
the changes in traditional Lakota religion made by younger tribal members,
and is expected to be published posthumously. Feraca is also author of
The Wounded Bear Winter Count, 1815–1816, 1896–1897 (1994), as well as
a feature-length screen play, “Ghost Dance Song.” (Jean Feraca)
VIRGINIA GUTIERREZ DE PINEDA, 78, social anthropologist, died in Bogotá
of a heart attack September 2, 1999. Born November 4, 1921 in El Socorro,
Santander, Gutierrez de Pineda belonged to the first generation of women
seeking higher education in a tradition-bound country, defying family and
church norms by choosing an unlady-like field of study that required close
contact with indigenous peoples in tropical forests, and poverty-stricken
minorities in city slums. Gutierrez de Pineda began her career with a small
group of students who received the first formal anthropological training
offered in Colombia, at the Escuela Normal Superior’s Instituto Etnológico
Nacional, founded and directed by Paul Rivet. Here she met her future husband,
anthropologist Roberto Pineda, both graduating in l943. In 1962 she completed
her doctorate in social and economic sciences at the Universidad Pedagógica
Nacional de Bogotá.
Gutierrez de Pineda devoted the initial decade of her professional
life to Colombian indigenies, first studying the Wayúu Indians of
the Guajira Peninsula (Oegnización social de la Guajira, 1950),
and then, with Roberto, the Chocó Indians of the Pacific coast,
receiving joint Guggenheim Fellow ships to write their research results.
Thus they spent 1953-54 in Berkeley. Long delayed, this work recently was
published by the Universidad de Antioquía.
Returning home in 1954, Gutierrez de Pineda redirected her research
and teaching toward medical anthropology and anthropology of the family,
topics which had received little attention from Colombian anthropologists.
Her monographs on ethnomedicine (La Medicina Popular en Colombia, 1961,
and Medicina Tradicional en Colombia, 2 vols, 1985), and her teaching at
the Medical School of the National U, led to election as Honorary Member
of the National Academy of Medicine.
Anthropology of the family, however, was her favorite subject, for
which she is most widely known. As Professor of Anthropology at the National
U she studied the diverse forms of family found in Colombia, in the process
establishing investigative and conceptual bases for all Colombians struggling
for civil and sexual equality. She denounced the behavior of men guilty
of family violence. In 1967, she was awarded a second Guggenheim for Familia
y Cultura en Colom bia (l968). This research culminated in Estructura,
Función y Cambio de la Familia en Colombia (1975), which predicted
many of the changes family types underwent during the subsequent 20 years.
Her latest research, undertaken jointly with Roberto, will be published
as Miscegenación y Cul tura en la Colombia Colonial, 1750-1810.
Gutierrez de Pineda was recognized nationally. In 1967 she appeared
on the cover of the weekly news magazine, El Tiempo, as the “Colombian
Woman of the Year,” and in l997 President Ernesto Samper bestowed on her
the “Cruz de Boyacá,” the highest Colombian decoration. Despite
her prodigious research schedule she always found time to devote to her
husband, four sons and six grandchildren, all of whom survive her, as well
as to a wide international circle of colleagues. Her cooking was legendary
among all fortunate enough to enjoy it, and her love and affection for
family and friends will remain with us always. (Roberto Pineda & George
JOSEPH K LONG, 62, died October 6, 1999 in the Vanderbilt U Hospital
in Nashville from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; he spent his last years
in Greenville, KY. Long is remembered for his dry wit, his stoicism and
toughness, and his willingness to do what he could to help young anthropologists.
He is considered to be the founder of the Society for the Anthropology
Born in 1937, Long received his PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill (1973) and an
MS in Physical Anthropology at the U of Kentucky (1964). He had earned
a BA at SMU (1959) where he served as an Instructor and Assistant Professor
(1971-74). He then went to Plymouth State College of the U of New Hampshire,
where he advanced to professor in 1980 and Emeritus status in 1992.
Long was a “four-field” applied anthropologist, with archaeological
and sociocultural emphases. His fascination with the Southeast (The Hadden
Village Site, Kentucky Archaeological Association Monograph 3, 1974) continued
throughout his life. During recent years he served as a board member for
the Duncan Cultural Center in Greenville, KY. His 6,000 piece collection
is planned for donation to the Smithsonian Institution. His doctoral dissertation,
“Jamaican Medicine: Choices Between Folk Healing and Modern Medicine” (1974)
led him into medical anthropology (Shamanism, Trance and Hallucino gens,
in The Realm of the Extrahuman, Vol 1, A Bharati, Ed, 1976, pp 301-13)
and parapsychology. He became active in developing an integration of parapsychological
research findings into anthropology (see his edited Extra sensory Ecology:
Parapsychology and Anthropology, 1977). He was a consultant in the Psi-SEARCH
Ex hibition of the California Museum of Science and Industry and the Smithsonian
Long organized sessions on parapsychologial anthropology at AAA meetings
beginning in Mexico City in 1974 and Los Angeles in 1978. But Long was
also among anthropologists leading an attack on Casteneda, questioning
his veracity and credibility at the AAA meeting in Los Angeles. He suffered
an injury in 1979 prior to a visiting appointment at the U of California-Irvine
in the Student Recommended Faculty Program. Medical mismanagement produced
a variety of iatrogenic complications and heavy medication slowed his career.
Long continued as the central figure in the founding of what became
the AAA section Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness. He served
as President of its predecessors: the Association for Transpersonal Anthropology
(1980-81) and the Association for the Anthropological Study of Consciousness
(1984-86). Long was the program chair for several conferences held in conjunction
with the Southwestern Anthropological Association in the early 1980s. He
was the first editor of the Anthropology of Consciousness (1989-92). Long
was also an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science (1967).
In commemoration of Long’s contributions through exploration of Pilot
Rock Cave, Thomas G Barr, Jr reverently named Pseudanopthalmus longi, a
blind cave beetle, after Long. Long’s vita lists it as his ultimate honor.
ALBERT BERTRAND ELSASSER, 81, died November 14, 1999, of kidney failure,
at his home in El Cerrito, CA. Elsasser was noted for his research in California
archaeology and his work for the Lowie (now Hearst) Museum, U of California
at Berkeley, where he spent his entire professional career.
Born in San Francisco on June 7, 1918, Elsasser was a lifelong resident
of the San Francisco Bay area. He served for four years in the peace-time
Navy and another four years in Europe with the Airborne Army during World
War II. After briefly attending London’s Trinity College of Music (1945),
he enrolled in the U of California Berkeley, the site of all his anthropological
training: BA (1950), MA (1960), and Ph.D (1965). As an undergraduate Elsasser
was attracted to archaeology through classes with Robert Heizer. The professional
relationship that he formed with Heizer would last until his professor’s
death in 1979.
Elsasser began to work at UC-Berkeley as a museum preparator (1951),
before moving the following academic year to Heizer’s UC Archae ological
Survey as a graduate research archaeologist (1952-61). Elsasser’s most
important excavations were on the north coast, Napa County, and especially
the central Sierra Nevadas, the site of his masters research. Elsasser
was the first to describe the region’s Martis Complex and to establish
its basic chronology. His doctoral dissertation, The Archaeology of the
North Coast of Cali fornia, focused on the relationship of the North Coast
to more northerly Northwest Coast cultures and is regarded as a classic
Before obtaining his doctorate, Elsasser re turned to the Lowie Museum,
where he served successively as graduate and postgraduate re search archaeologist
(1962-65), assistant research anthropologist (1966-69) and associate research
anthropologist (1970-79). Elsasser was responsible for the exhibition program,
as coordinator, curator and catalogue author. Among the most significant
were Art of the Northwest Coast (with Michael Harner, 1965), Ancient Egypt
(1966), and Treasures of the Lowie Museum (1968). His flair for exhibits
was an expression of his fundamental passion for communicating anthropology
to the general public.
Elsasser authored many books and papers on California and Nevada Indians
and archaeology. Two of the more important were Drawn From Life (1977),
an innovative compendium of early drawings, paintings and engravings of
California Indians, which he co-authored with Theodora Kroeber and Robert
Heizer, and The Natural World of the California Indians (1980), another
collaboration with Heizer. This volume is still one of the best introductions
to California Indian life. Elsas ser also played an active role with the
Cali fornia volume of the Handbook of North American Indians (1978), serving
on the planning committee and writing four chapters.
After retiring, Elsasser continued his association with the museum
as a research associate (1979-81) and postdoctoral fellow (1981-85). He
became active in the Bay Area Rock Art Asso ciation, and remained a valued
resource for those interested in California archaeology. In 1986 he was
honored with a Lifetime Achieve ment Award from the Society for California
Albert Elsasser is survived by his wife, Winifred Hawxhurst Elsasser,
and son Albert H. Elsasser. (Ira Jacknis. Photo by Eugene Prince.)
FRANCIS LANG-KWANG HSU, 90, 62nd AAA president (1977-78), died in Tiburon,
CA, Decem ber 15, 1999—he was born in Chuang Ho, China, on October 28,
1909, HSU graduated from Shang hai U (1933) and took his doctorate from
the London School of Economics (1940), where he studied under Malinowski.
He then returned to China where he met his wife, Vera. In 1944, Hsu and
his wife came to America, invited by Ralph Linton, to teach at Columbia,
and then Cornell before settling in at Northwestern U in 1947. After retirement
in 1978, he moved to Mill Valley, CA, to become the Director of the Center
for Cultural Studies, U of San Francisco while simultaneously serving as
Fellow and Senior Specialist at the East-West Center, U of Hawaii, and
as a member of Aca demia Sinica in Taiwan.
Hsu did fieldwork in China, India, Japan and America; he was never
out of the field because his primary work—to which he gave great time and
care—was about the “grammar” of American culture especially as it contrasted
with Chinese character. All his life he took notes on Americans, identifying
and defining the roots of their “weird” ways.
Hsu’s first book, Under the Ancestors’ Shadow, was first published
in 1948—it is still in print. Americans and Chinese went through many editions
and almost as many subtitles. Its original subtitle was Two Ways of Life.
In the 1970 edition it became Americans and Chinese: Purpose and Fulfillment
in Great Civilizations, and in the 1981 edition, Americans and Chinese:
Passage to Differ ences. That last is still in print. He wrote a book about
his fieldwork in Japan (Iemoto: The Heart of Japan, 1975). In Clan, Caste
and Club he compared both Americans and Chinese to the material he had
gathered in India. Rugged Individualism Reconsidered is in print with a
1994 date, although its first edition was earlier. The Overseas Chinese
that Hsu co-edited with his former student Hendrick Serrie is dated 1998.
He worked long, hard and enviably effectively.
Hsu served as associate editor of the Journal of Comparative Family
Studies, on the international board of the Journal of Social Psychiatry,
and was editor of Aspects of Culture and Personality.
Hsu was a Viking fellow (1944-45); he received grants from the Wenner-Gren
Foundation (1949-50, 1955-57, 1966-70, 1972-73, 1975-76 and 1985-86), and
from the Social Science Research Council (1949-50). He was a Rockefeller
Foun dation fellow (1955-57) and grantee of Carnegie Corporation (1964-65).
He was almost a fixture at the East-West Center, U of Hawaii, having been
a senior specialist there both before and after his retirement.
Hsu is survived by his wife Vera and their two daughters, Eileen Hsu-Balzer
and Penalope Hsu-Prapuolenis, and three grandchildren. The Anthropology
Department at Northwestern U has established a fund for scholarships in
his honor. Donations in his memory may be directed to Timothy Earle, Chair,
Dept of Anthropol ogy, Northwestern U, Evanston, IL 60208-1310.
Although Francis Hsu specialized in psychological anthropology, he
was in the middle of almost everything anthropological in Asia, Europe
and North America. We used to tease him about being a personality who had
truly found his culture. We—and his culture—will miss him. (Paul Bohannan)
CATHERINE JANE MACMILLAN, 69, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at
Central Washington U, died October 26, 1999 in Ellensburg, WA, of complications
resulting from myelodysplasia. During her 27-year teaching career at CWU,
Catherine MacMillan (or “Katie Sands”) was especially recognized as an
inspired un dergraduate teacher. Her enthusiasm for general anthropology,
forensic applications, non-verbal communication, Northwest Indian art and
cultures, and museology, triggered lifelong interests for her students
from diverse disciplines.
Catherine was born in 1930 in Coeur d’Alene, ID, the daughter of Sheldon
and Kathryn (McIntyre) McMillan. Her father served as police chief and
later postmaster in Coeur d’Alene; her early and mostly sympathetic experiences
with small town jail inmates may have been partly responsible for her lifelong
interest in human behavior and understanding its variation. After graduating
from high school, she worked at Kaiser Aluminum for five years, then became
a trained x-ray technician and worked for several years at the heart center
of Seattle’s Providence Hospital. In 1966 she received a BA in Anthro pology
from the U of Washington, and subsequently earned an MA from Washington
State U (1971).
Catherine was an active member of the CWU faculty from 1968 until her
retirement in 1995. She successfully chaired the Department of Anthropology
and Museum during three separate terms, as well as the CWU Faculty Senate
(1973-74). Before retirement she had been an active organizer/participant
with the Northwest Anthropology Conference, constant contributor to the
work of university and departmental committees, and was frequently invited
to speak before public school classes and community groups.
In 1992 Catherine became a full member of the Physical Anthropology
section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Advanced training
in facial reconstruction, death investigation and the role of expert witnesses
led to numerous presentations and case consultation with Central Washington
police agencies during the 1980s-1990s. Her membership and participation
in the AAFS was a special source of pride for Catherine and her departmental
colleagues. She had recently appeared on television reports in the US and
Britain in connection with Kennewick Man finds.
A devout Roman Catholic and strong advocate for the reality of biological
evolution, Catherine made clear that religion and science are not opposing
philosophies. She was a faithful member of the Altar Society at St Andrew’s
Catholic Church. Her distinctive characteristics included being a superb
cook; wearing elegant hats with coordinated outfits; pride in her Scottish
heritage, including a love of fine scotch; coffee-table books including
graphic forensic descriptions; and a boundless faith in human salvation.
Friends, colleagues and students remember an honest, expressive, humorous,
caring person with firm opinions, who loved a friendly argument and thrived
on intelligent disagreement.
Catherine Jane MacMillan is survived by her daughter Mary Catherine
Coles. (Anne Denman)
JOHN BEACH RINALDO, 87, formerly of the National Park Service and Civilian
Conservation Corps, died November 29, 1999 in Des Moines, IA. Born November
29, 1912 in Wheaton, IL, Rinaldo graduated from Carleton C (1934), attended
Harvard School of Business (1935) and earned his MA and PhD from the U
of Chicago. He was associated with the National Park Service and the Civilian
Conservation Corps, as well as having been involved in administrative and
expedition positions with the Chicago Museum of Natural History. He was
also associated with the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, AZ, taught at Cochise
C in Douglas, AZ, and was director of the Flexible Steel Lacing Company.
Rinaldo served in the US Army during World War II.
John Rindaldo is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth Bauer, and
brother Peter. (Peter Rinaldo)
PERCY COHEN, 71, retired sociologist at the London School of Economics,
died September 15, 1999 in England. Born in Durban, South Africa, August
26, 1928, Cohen trained at the LSE as a social anthropologist and was fiercely
critical of the apartheid regime in South Africa. He held teaching posts
in the sociology departments of Leicester U and then the LSE, where he
was promoted to a personal chair in 1971. Cohen is best known for his textbook,
Modern Social Theory (1968) and for his studies of ethnicity in Israel,
culminating in Radical Jews, Jewish Radicals (1980). He was also Editor
of the British Journal of Sociology (1982-88). During the 1970s he chaired
the Advisory Committee of the Social Science Research Council’s Research
Unit on Ethnic Relations at Bristol. Percy Cohen is survived by his wife
Ruthie, and their three daughters.