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2022: Stanford remembers

Members of the Stanford community remember those who have passed away in 2022.


Peter R. Frank, curator of Germanic collections at Stanford University Libraries, 1967–1990, died June 27 in Vienna, Austria.


Roger N. Shepard, BA ’51, the Ray Lyman Professor in Social Science, Emeritus, a cognitive scientist recognized for his research in the areas of visual and auditory perception, memory, mental imagery and representation, learning theory, and generalization, died May 30 in Tucson, Arizona.

John Taylor “JT” Chipman, graduate student in philosophy, died May 3 in Sacramento.

Robert B. Tucker, BS ’62, a computer support analyst in the Department of Computer Science who in his 50 years at Stanford also worked in building hardware systems infrastructure at the School of Medicine, died May 2.


Hugh McDevitt, MD, AB ’52, professor emeritus of microbiology and immunology who unraveled the genetic controls of the immune system, died April 28 at Stanford.

Laurance “Laurie” Hoagland, Jr., AB ’58, president and CEO of the Stanford Management Company from 1991 to 2000, under whose tenure the university endowment grew from $1.9 billion to $8.6 billion, died April 24.


Evan Reed, associate professor of materials science and engineering, an acknowledged leader in the fast-emerging field of computational materials science, died March 19 at Stanford.

Denis A. Baylor, MD, professor emeritus of neurobiology, who explained how the human eye converts light into electrical signals that the nervous system can read, died March 16 at Stanford.

Mary Jane Tralongo, who worked as a secretary for 23 years maintaining police records at the Department of Public Safety, died March 10 in Palo Alto.

Thomas Rohlen, professor emeritus of education and senior fellow emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, where he established the Asia Pacific Research Center, and who also established the Stanford Center in Kyoto, Japan, where he served as its first director, died March 6.

Rachel M. Levy, who worked as a computer administrator for the School of Engineering, where she was an expert at Lotus machines and the ARPANET, died March 3 in Palo Alto.

Katie Meyer, a senior majoring in international relations and minoring in history, a resident assistant, and a team captain and goalkeeper on the Stanford Women’s Soccer Team, died March 1 at Stanford.


Samuel Strober, MD, a professor and former chief of immunology and rheumatology, who found a way for transplant recipients to reduce or abandon immunosuppressive drugs yet avoid organ rejection, died Feb. 11 in Portola Valley.

Attila Aydin, MS ’74, PhD ’78, research professor of geology, a field geologist in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences who was an expert in structural geology, died Feb. 8 in Istanbul.

William A. Tiller, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering and world-renowned specialist in the solidification of various materials, died Feb. 7 in Scottsdale, Arizona.


William Northway Jr., MD, professor emeritus of pediatric radiology at Stanford Medicine, whose research changed care for premature babies, died Jan. 26 in San Carlos.

R. Paul Levine, research professor of biochemistry and of molecular biology at Hopkins Marine Station from 1992 to 1997, who continued his research on bacterial diseases in salmon, the symbiosis between sea anemones and algae, and biocomposite crystals as emeritus professor through 2004, died Jan. 25 in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

John Arrillaga, AB ’60, a former basketball scholarship recipient who became one of Silicon Valley’s most successful real estate developers and Stanford’s most generous donors, died Jan. 24.

W. Bliss Carnochan, the Richard W. Lyman Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, a leading scholar of 18th-century English literature who during his tenure as a professor of English from 1960 to 1991 also served as director of the Stanford Humanities Center (1985-94) and as Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies (1975-80), died Jan. 24.

Lisa Wise-Faberowski, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, who studied tetralogy of Fallot, a rare congenital heart condition, as well as the effects of anesthesia on children’s developing brains, died Jan. 23 in Lone Tree, Colorado.

Dylan Simmons, BA ’17, MS ’17, third-year student at Stanford Law School, died Jan. 20 at Stanford.

James Adams, MS ’59, PhD ’62, professor of industrial engineering and engineering management and of mechanical engineering, emeritus, whose interests ranged from mechanical and product design to the management of creativity and change in technology-based organizations, died Jan. 15 at Stanford.

Marilynn Judy Rose, MA ’69, who spent her career in the Department of Management Science and Engineering until her retirement in 2015, died Jan. 15 in Palo Alto.