of 59 years, Mary, died in 2009. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Hoffman, and two grandchildren. June MacBayne Jacobs Brown ’48 died at her Ocean Pines, Md., home on Feb. 13, according to The (Salisbury) Daily Times. She was 85. Born in Washington, she majored in biology and joined Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Maryland. In college, she met Earle W. Brown and they married in 1947. His career as an officer in the U.S. Army took them around the world. They settled in Lincoln, Neb., in 1970, where she worked at Culler Junior High School and the University of Nebraska’s Office of Financial Aid. The couple retired to Ocean Pines in 1992. June was a bridge player, a dancer with the Pine Tappers and a member of Mumford’s Landing Pool Aquatic Women and the local P.E.O. She is survived by her five children, Denise Brown, Lynne Brown, Susan Norland, Neil Brown and Carol Erbach; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years; her brother, Paul MacBayne Jacobs; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Carol. John “Jack” Robert Schrecongost ’48, a retired engineer and avid sailor, died Feb. 8 at age 86. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Schrecongost earned his mechanical engineering degree from Maryland, where he played football under Coach Bear Bryant and was president of his senior class. He tested locomotives for the General Electric Co. in Erie, Pa., then over 21 years moved up to supervisor and eventually a vice president, working with off-highway vehicles. Schrecongost retired in 1988, and he and his wife moved to Kent Island, Md., where he served as a commodore for the Prospect Bay Yacht Club. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; eight children, Barbara Bell, Bob, Becky Madine, Bill, Brenda Angle, Brad, Beth Rhodes, Bonnie Monninger; a sister, Ann; 12 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by a sister, MaryLou, and a son, Brian. Katherine “Kitty” Gray (Dunlap) Weaver ’47, a former poultry farmer and scholar of Soviet-era education
practices, died Jan. 9 at her Glengyle farm home of complications from pneumonia, according to The Washington Post. She was 102. The daughter of a Florida newspaper columnist, she graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1932 and received a master’s degree in English from George Washington University a year later. She earned a second bachelor’s degree, in agriculture, from Maryland. In 1933, she married Henry “Hank” Weaver, a longtime legal executive. In the late 1940s, the Weavers moved to Glengyle, a 110-acre farm in Loudoun County, Va., and Kitty Weaver took up poultry farming after the previous owners left her 50 leghorn chickens. She acquired 4,500 more but gave up the egg-selling business in 1955 after being advised she would need an additional 15,000 chickens to turn a profit. Weaver became fascinated with Russian education and communism following a 1963 visit the couple took to the Soviet Union. She made 48 subsequent trips and wrote three books on the topics. At the time of her death, Weaver was working on a fourth book, “You Don’t Live to Be 100 Overnight.” Her husband died in 1995; her only immediate survivor is a nephew she helped raise, William Dunlap.
1998. He remarried in 2000 and is survived by his wife, Dorothy, as well as three sons from his first marriage, James Jr., Thomas and Christopher; and three grandchildren. Stan Lore ’34 of Pittsburgh, a retired sales executive with U.S. Steel, died Feb. 20 at the age of 100. He attended Central High in D.C., and at Maryland was a member of the baseball team and president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, even as he worked three jobs. He worked for many years as a sales executive and manager at U.S. Steel, from which he retired in 1977. Later he became the director of Cor-Ten Steel Marketing and Technical Service for U.S. Engineer and Consultants before retiring again in 1998 after 62 years with U.S. Steel. He owned Terps football season tickets for 25 years and was an active 60-year member of Southminster Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School, was president of the deacons and served on several committees. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Helen; and his son, Rodney. He is survived by a daughter, Pamela Lore Iams; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Retired Air Force Col. James Robert Finton ’41 died April 26 at Falcons Landing Military Retirement Community in Potomac Falls, Va., from the effects of a stroke one week earlier. He was 93. Finton graduated from Eastern High School in D.C. and was commissioned in 1941 at Maryland through the Reserve Officers Training Corps. After earning his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, he undertook graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During World War II, he was assigned to a joint Anglo-American base on the Red Sea in Aden. His career after the war included tours at the Pentagon, WrightPatterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio and Andrews Air Force Base and as a professor at Virginia Tech. Finton received numerous awards, including the Air Force Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Force Commendation Medal. His wife of 56 years, Iris, predeceased him in SPRING 2013 TERP 43