45
autumn
2013
arches
a lifelong NewYorker and a
graduate of The Buckley School,
Deerfield Academy, and Prince-
ton University. He received the
Purple Heart for his participation
in the Battle of the Bulge during
World War II. Mac was the re-
spected publisher of Truman Tal-
ley Books, which he established
in 1980. His last publication,
before retiring in 2008, was ti-
tled
The Time of Their Lives: The
Golden Age of Great American
Publishers, Their Editors and
Authors
by Al Silverman. For
a retirement surprise, his wife
hosted a celebration at the 21
Club in NewYork City. Before
his illness Mac was an active
member of the Anglers’ Club of
NewYork, the Maidstone Club,
The Southampton Beach Club,
The Southampton Club, and The
Brook. He served on the board
of then-NewYork Mercantile
Library. His first wife, Madelon
Devoe Talley, preceded him in
death in 1997. Mac’s second
wife, Susannah Osborn Talley;
his three children; two step-
daughters; and one grandson
survive him.
Joseph Unanue ’44
passed
away on June 12 from compli-
cations of pulmonary fibrosis.
He was 88. Joseph was born
in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Spanish
immigrant parents. He attended
St. Cecilia’s High School while
also working for his father’s
food distribution company,
Goya Foods. Joseph gradu-
ated from high school in 1943
and was drafted into the Army.
He attended Puget Sound as
a member of the ASTP and,
along with his compatriots,
served in the 11th Armored
Division and fought with Pat-
ton’s Thunderbolts in the Battle
of the Bulge. He was promoted
to sergeant in the field and
awarded the Bronze Star for
bravery. After the war Joseph
completed his education at The
Catholic University of America
in Washington, D.C., earning a
degree in mechanical engineer-
ing. He then joined his family’s
business, along with his two
brothers. In 1956 he married
Carmen Ana Casal, a Puerto
Rican art collector and philan-
thropist. By 1976 Joseph was
president of Goya Foods. Under
his leadership the company
became the largest Hispanic-
owned food distributor in the
U.S., with sales totaling more
than $800 million a year. Joseph
was knighted by the Order of
Malta, was presented a key to
the city of Boston, earned the
National Hispanic Achievement
Award in 1991, and was twice
honored as Man of the Year by
the then-National Conference
of Christians and Jews, among
other distinctions and honorary
degrees. Two children preceded
him in death. Joseph’s wife,
three children, and 14 grandchil-
dren survive him.
Beatrice BarterWinker ’44
died on June 8 in Skokie, Ill.,
after a long illness. She was 92.
Beatrice earned her dance ther-
apy certification after age 50
and worked as a dance thera-
pist into her 80s. She was born
in China and moved with her
family to Tacoma at age 3, living
there until she married James
Winker in 1944. The couple
moved to Chicago and later to
Naperville, Ill., where Beatrice
lived for most of her adult life.
Survivors include a brother in
Vancouver, Wash.; three chil-
dren; and two grandchildren.
Barbara Barrie Hovander ’46
died on Jan. 31 in Renton,
Wash., at the age of 86. She
was born in Port Angeles,
Wash. Her husband, Dick Re-
naud; a son; and many other
family members and friends
survive her.
Theodore Christensen Jr. ’48,
P’78
passed away on Sept. 26,
2012,
a month shy of his 88th
birthday. He was born in Port-
land, Ore., and lived in Wallowa
County, Ore., then in Yakima,
Chehalis, and Tacoma in Wash-
ington state. Theodore delivered
groceries for his father, who
operated a grocery store during
the Depression. He attended
Tacoma-area schools and gradu-
ated from Stadium High School.
Theodore started at Puget
Sound, but his studies were
interrupted during World War II.
He served as a paratrooper with
the 101st Airborne in the Battle
of the Bulge and received a Pur-
ple Heart. Theodore returned to
CPS after the war and went on
to earn his degree in dentistry
at the University of Washington
in 1951. He returned to Tacoma
to start his dental practice.
While in dental school, Theo-
dore met and married Patricia
Molloy. She preceded him in
death in 2007. He was an avid
sailor and power-boater and
was a longtime member of the
Tacoma Yacht Club. Theodore
took yearly trips to the Ameri-
can and Canadian San Juan
Islands. Survivors are four sons,
including Ted Christensen ’78;
four grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and one sister.
Eugene Falk ’48, ’49, M.A.’51
died on June 24 at the age of
89.
He grew up on a chicken
farm near 72nd Street and
Waller Road in Tacoma. Eugene
graduated from Lincoln High
School in 1942 and enlisted
in the Navy as an aviation
cadet. He served on board a
minesweeper in the South
Pacific during World War II.
Following his military service
Eugene earned his degrees at
CPS, and he met and married
Vivian Taylor in 1947. For most
of his career he taught in the
Clover Park School District in
Lakewood, Wash. Eugene was
vice principal at then-Lochburn
Junior High from the time the
school opened until his retire-
ment. He was a member of
Phi Delta Kappa International,
the Elks Lodge, Veterans of
Foreign Wars, and the Tacoma
Outboard Association. Eugene
also volunteered at the Tacoma
Lutheran Home. His wife of 61
years preceded him in death.
Two sons, five grandchildren,
and four great-grandchildren
survive Eugene.
Paul Yeend ’48
died on Jan.
27, 2012,
at the age of 93. He
met his wife, Lois, at North-
west Nazarene College. The
two were married in 1942.
Paul was a longtime educa-
tor—first in the Toutle, Wash.,
school district as a teacher and
basketball coach, and later as a
teacher and counselor at then-
Monticello Junior High School
in Longview, Wash. Paul served
in the Army during World War
II. He was an active member
of the Longview Church of the
Nazarene and known for his
beautiful tenor voice. Paul’s
wife of 63 years preceded him
in death in 2006. Three daugh-
ters, eight grandchildren, and
12
great-grandchildren survive
Paul.
James Cadigan ’50
passed
away on July 22. He was 89.
Jim was born in Saint John,
New Brunswick, Canada, al-
though he spent most of his
life in Washington state. After
completing service as a cadet
squadron commander in the
Army Air Corps, Jim attended
CPS. There he met his wife,
Mary Wight ’49. The two were
married in Tacoma in 1946.
Jim enlisted in the Air Force
Reserve, retiring as a major in
1983.
He worked for more than
30
years for the federal civil
service. Jim retired from the
U.S. General Services Admin-
istration in 1978 as the finance
director for GSA’s Northwest
region. In retirement he and
Mary learned to sail and took
up cross-country skiing, snow-
shoeing, and hiking. Jim sum-
mited Mount Rainier when he
was in his early 60s, and joined
the Issaquah Alps Trail Club
and helped maintain trails and
led hikes for 20 years. Mary
preceded him in death after
62
years of marriage. Survi-
vors include four children, six
grandchildren, and three great-
grandchildren.
Brian Kepka ’50
was born on
March 20, 1925, and passed
away on May 29, 2013. At
Puget Sound he was a mem-
ber of the Kappa Sigma frater-
nity. Brian was a resident of
Scottsdale, Ariz., at the time of
his death.
Sherwood “Bud” Larsen ’50
passed away on July 8 at the
age of 87. He was born and
raised in Tacoma and was a
1944
Stadium High School
graduate. While attending
Puget Sound he met his wife,
Doris Smith ’52. Bud was a
longtime member of the Ta-
coma Yacht Club and raced his
wooden sloop, the
Chandra,
for many years. His wife of
62
years, three children, four
grandchildren, and numerous
family members and friends
survive Bud.
Robert Lewis ’50
died on July
12.
He was 86. Bob attended
Stadium High School and was
a member of the 1945 All-State
basketball team. He served in
the Army during World War II
and later had a career in sales.
Bob was an active member of
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
on Mercer Island, an avid
golfer, and a lifelong sports
fan. He is remembered for his
keen intellect and sense of hu-
mor. His wife of 64 years, four
daughters, nine grandchildren,
and five great-grandchildren
survive him.
Bill Brouillet ’51, P’78
passed
away on June 13 with his fam-
ily at his side. He was 86. Bill
graduated from Puyallup High
School in 1945. He went on to
earn his master’s degree from
Portland State University. Bill
was a dedicated teacher for
more than 40 years. He served
in the Army Reserve for 20
years, retiring as a lieutenant
colonel. He supported his chil-
dren and grandchildren at their
sporting events and enjoyed
attending Washington Husky
football games. His wife pre-
ceded him in death. Survivors
are three children, including
Brian Brouillet ’78; five grand-
children; and many friends.
Emil Grubisa ’51
was 85 years
old when he died this summer.
His parents immigrated to the
U.S. from Croatia. Emil gradu-
ated from Bellarmine Prepara-
tory School in 1945. He first
attended St. Martin’s College,
then completed his degree at
Puget Sound. Emil was drafted
into the Army and served for
two years during the Korean
conflict. He was a volunteer
with Franciscan Hospice for 10
years. His wife of 38 years, two
daughters, two stepsons, and
his faithful canine companion,
Joey, survive Emil.
Clarice Ownby Radich ’51
passed away on May 30 at
the age of 80. After UPS she
went on to earn her master’s
degree with honors at Arizona
State University. She spent
her career as an elementary
school teacher. While she was
working full time, Clarice was
elected president of the el-
ementary teachers association
in Phoenix. She was a lifetime
member of the National Edu-
cation Association and later
the Arizona Retired Teachers
Association. Clarice also was
a member of Phi Delta Kappa
International, a professional
education fraternity. Her hobby
was puppetry, and she was
the founding member of the
Phoenix Guild of Puppetry. Her
husband, Kenneth Radich ’54;
twin daughters; four grandchil-
dren; and one great-grandson
survive Clarice.
Ben Fawcett ’52
was 83 years
old when he died on May 26.