spring 2018

In Memoriam


  • PHILIP A. CUTTING, A56, on October 15 at the age of eighty-three. He grew up in Southport, CT. He attended Mount Herman School and Tufts University. After graduation from Tufts, he served in the US Army as a radio communications specialist in Germany and France. Known as ‘Capt. Phil’ professionally, he worked the majority of his career as a radio personality, recreational marine reporter, talk show host, PR manager, and program director at WCBS, WICC, WNAB, and WNLK. He also served as vice president at Concrete Flotation Systems. He loved boating, salt water fishing, and anything to do with Long Island Sound. After retirement, he volunteered as an interpreter at Mystic Seaport and became an avid artist, painting with watercolor. Cutting is survived by his son; his wife, Betsy, of Norton, MA; his sister and her husband of Madison, CT; his sister-in-law; his three grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Lloyd Cutting, Jr.

  • GREGORY R. LYNCH, A55, at his home in Saratoga, CA, on July 10, 2017. He was born in Medford, MA. He received his BS in chemistry from Tufts and his master’s from Canisius College. He also attended the MIT Sloan School of Business. In 1970 he and his family moved to Saratoga, CA. There he worked in Silicon Valley at Memorex, Raychem, Karex, and Verbatim. At Verbatim, he transferred to Limerick, Ireland. He stayed there for five years before returning to California. After he retired, he joined SIRS, the Church of Ascension’s Men’s Club, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing cribbage at a local club on Thursday nights. He was devoted to the Serra Club, a Catholic vocational organization. He became the president of the USA Council of Serra International. He leaves behind his wife, Audry, to whom he was married for over sixty years. Together they enjoyed theater, gourmet dining, and traveling to every corner of the globe. He was proudest of his three children, his grandchildren, and his great-grandchildren.

  • JUDITH EMERSON PRICE, J58, A83P, E83P, on August 16, 2017, at the age of eighty-one. She is survived by her two sons—DANIEL EMERSON, A83, E83, and Deryl Emerson—and her three grandchildren. After graduating from Weston High School in Weston, MA, in 1954, she earned her BA in government, with a minor in English, from Jackson College in 1958. She earned her secondary school certification in social studies and English in 1977 at Tufts and went on to teach high school English and social studies in the communities surrounding Weston while she raised her two boys as a widowed single mother. In 1992, she earned a master’s degree from Harvard, and it was there that she met Professor Hugh Douglass Price. She eventually married him and enjoyed some of the best, most loving years of her life. She played the piano and loved the arts, culture, and travel, and regularly patronized the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Huntington Theater. As an active member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Cambridge, MA, she was guided by a strong faith and love of God. As a member of the League of Women Voters, she participated in town politics as well. But above all, she was a loving mother and grandmother.


  • DR. JOHN NEVIN CARSON III, A68, on June 10, 2017, of biliary duct cancer. Carson was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He was a proud Tufts alumnus. After earning his degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College, he spent his forty-year career as director of nephrology for the York Hospital in York, PA. He also introduced dialysis to Adams County, PA, where he became the director of nephrology at two local hospitals. He was beloved by his patients and family.

  • HENRY M. DEMARCO, A60, D63, on January 10, 2018. He served in the US Navy as a dentist at the naval submarine base in New London, CT, before starting a dental practice in Somerset, MA, that operated for thirty-six years. He retired in 2001. He enjoyed going to the beach with his wife, Joan; traveling, golfing, and skiing; quahogging with his granddaughter; and being with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Joan (Potts) DeMarco; his daughter, Deanne M. Midwood, and her husband, Michael; his granddaughter, Allie J. Midwood; his sister, Patricia Dorrell; several nieces and nephews; two stepdaughters; three stepsons; and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He was also the husband of the late Jeanne (Monastess) DeMarco; father of the late Daniel and Douglas Demarco; and brother of the late Beverly DeMarco.

  • EARLE B. HOYT, AG66, on May 15, 2017. He was born in New York City and attended Middlebury College. There he met his wife, Betty Layer, during his first week of orientation in 1955. They married the day after graduation in 1959. He also fell in love with organic chemistry. Both Layer and chemistry stayed with Hoyt for the rest of his life. After Middlebury, Hoyt and Layer lived in Paris, where she was a Fulbright Scholar and he took courses at the Sorbonne and the Alliance Francaise. Later, they went to Tufts, where he pursued a PhD in chemistry. Hoyt’s academic career eventually took him to Princeton, where he became interested in theoretical organic chemistry. This led him to establish the program in computational chemistry at Northern Arizona University. At the time of his death, he was a professor of chemistry emeritus who kept in touch with many of his students. He is survived by Layer, his wife of fifty-eight years, and their son, daughter, and two grandchildren, as well as his sister and his beloved labradoodle, Chip. Hoyt rode over a hundred thousand miles on his bike, and rowed over ten thousand miles. Even at age seventy-nine, he remained intellectually curious. In his retirement, he took up photography and enjoyed traveling to Yellowstone.



  • JUDY BYCK, J83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 12, 2017, in her home in Durham, NC, at the age of fifty-five. She was born on May 7, 1962, in Montreal, Quebec, and practiced as a psychotherapist in Durham for twenty-seven years. She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, ERIC MLYN, A83; her parents, Achille and Rachel Byck; and her sisters, Sarah Byck and Susan Byck. She was a loving and ever-present mother to her two children, Leah Byck Mlyn and Noah Byck Mlyn.

  • JOANNE BADER MITCHELL, J81, of Gibson Island, MD, died September 10, 2017, at fifty-seven after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was a physician, a Relief Society president, a leader in the primary children’s organization in her church, a youth Sunday School teacher, and a visiting teacher. She was also a great listener, loyal friend, scuba diver, sailor, one-time surfer, hiker, tennis and racquetball player, and lap swimmer. Born in Far Rockaway, NY, she graduated from Port Jefferson High School at the top of her class, and took a year off to work in medical labs and as a phlebotomist before attending Stony Brook Medical School, where she met Jeff, her future husband. She joined a medical practice in Glen Burnie, MD, then opened a solo practice in Pasadena, CA, delivering thousands of babies, including one mother, daughter, and granddaughter. She eventually quit obstetrics and focused on gynecologic surgery and diagnosis and treatment, growing her practice to thousands of patients. She survived a mastectomy and two breast reconstructions and retired, but then emerged from retirement to work part-time. She eventually merged her practice with the Women’s Medical Group at University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where she received treatment herself. She made gifts for friends, played guitar and ukulele, sang, and joined her neighborhood Bible study, knitting groups, and the garden club, and planted a Zelkova tree near the site in the Salt Lake City Cemetery that she selected with Jeff after receiving her diagnosis. She and her family traveled to Israel and Hawaii. She is missed by her parents, Frank and Nancy Bader; her husband, Jeff Mitchell; her daughters, Em Mitchells and Ariel (with husband Taylor) Williams; her grandson, Theodore; her brother, Richard Bader; her sister, Toni (with husband Claude) Goodman and Eve (with husband Reed) Stockdale; brothers-in-law Jon (with wife Sharmyn) Mitchell; and Steven (with wife Sharyl) Mitchell; and her sixteen nieces and nephews: Daniel, Krystina, Jonathan, David, Michael, Jennifer, Sarah, Max, Liam, Hannah, Sam, Mathew, Joshua, Michael, Michelle, and Jake.


  • JOHN SCHUYLER GIBSON, formerly of Winchester, MA, Brewster, MA, and San Diego, CA, passed away in Chatham, MA, on September 17, 2017, at the age of ninety-one. Born in Kokomo, IN, in 1926 and raised in Mansfield, OH, he graduated from Oberlin College and served in World War II as a mid-shipman in the United States Maritime Service and United States Naval Service. He earned his master’s in political science at Case-Western Reserve University and a PhD from Columbia University in international law and comparative jurisprudence. At Babson College from 1957 to 1963, he was the first chair of the Division of Liberal Arts and the first director of development. At Tufts, where he served from 1963 until his retirement in 1995, he was the Lincoln Professor of Political Science, director of the Lincoln Filene Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs, adjunct professor at the Fletcher School, and the founding director of the Tufts Program in International Relations. Additionally, in 1979, with Professor Pierre Laurent, he launched the academic program at the new Tufts Center in Talloires, France. He held directorships of the World Affairs Council of Rhode Island and of Boston, was involved with the State Department’s International Visitor Program for more than forty years, served as chair of the National Council for International Visitors, and was associated with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the Atlantic Treaty Organization. He authored books in international relations and law, textbooks in inter-group relations, and United States and Massachusetts government-sponsored studies. He was married for forty-five years to Edythe Rhorer, who passed away in 1996. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, David Rhorer, Meredith Eleanor Curley, Craig Bradley, Ross Schuyler, Emily Gibson Williams, and Mary Parke Sharon; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.