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The Family Tree - June/July 2004
Obituaries


Leonard E. Lindsey of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away March 11, 2004.  Born June 24, 1931 in Canyon City, Colorado, he served in the US Army during the Korean War.  Leonard was the Clan Lindsey Regional Representative and Clan Tent Cavalier for the Rocky Mountain Region, representing Clan Lindsey for several years at many Highland Games along the Front Range.  He was also active in the Scottish Society of the Pikes Peak Region.  He was retired from a career in wire communications.  Leonard is survived by two brothers and three sisters.

Hugh S. McLeod, D.M.D., was a cryptographer in the US Army and later graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School with a Doctor of Dentistry.  He opened his orthodontic practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico and embarked on an accomplished thirty year career that he truly loved.  He had a special passion for his cleft palate patients and enjoyed watching his treatment change their lives.  He also taught dental students at the University of New Mexico and was a distinguished community member, who was involved in numerous organizations and clubs.  He had thirty-seven years of perfect Rotary attendance and was a Paul Harris Fellow.  As a Mason and New Mexico Ballut Abyad Pipe Band Shriner, he played in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena.

John Leon MacDonald (“John L.” as he was known by his friends) went to be with the Lord on March 2, 2004 at his home in DeTour Village, Michigan, Upper Peninsula.  He was a lifetime member of Clan Donald USA and enjoyed anything and everything Scottish.  He was a former Great Plains Regional Commissioner of Clan Donald USA.  He loved wearing his kilt attire and listening to bagpipe music.  Numerous Scottish items adorned his home.  He was very proud of his Scottish heritage and had the opportunity of visiting Scotland several years ago and would often talk about his visit there to family and friends.  One of his favorite past times was playing solitaire.  He enjoyed life to the fullest.  John L. proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard during World War II.  He was a member of Wilderness Tabernacle Church in DeTour Village.  Surviving are his daughters Patricia (Robert) Chappell of Sturgis, Michigan; Melba (Russell) Malek of Knoxville, Tennessee; Martha (Tom) Gillespie of Glenview, Illinois; Maria (David) King of Berkley, Michigan; and sons Donald (Phyllis) Robertson of Beaver, Oklahoma; and Robert (Tina) Castle of Warren, Michigan.  He had 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  His sisters are Mary (Robert) Hagan of DeTour Village, Michigan; and Nancy Pressney of Niles, Illinois.  He was preceded in death by his wife Verna, one sister, one niece, and a great-granddaughter.

Lady Lorna Anderson was one of Scotland’s band of intrepid hill walkers.  Into her 80s she thought nothing of cycling from Helensburgh into Glen Fruin and scaling the mountain ridge to the east several days a week.  She climbed hundreds of peaks in her climbing period of over forty years and kept a comprehensive diary.  She climbed her favorite peak, Ben Lomond, more than 400 times, once scaling the peak three times in one day.  In 1962 she became the second woman and only the eighth in all time to climb all of the UK’s 545 peaks of 3,000 feet and above.  Helped by Brian Crowther, she compiled an eleven manuscript volume with colored drawings recording her outings and showing the routes taken.  She met her husband, Sir David Anderson, on a hill walking expedition and he was later to describe her as “the fastest thing he had seen on the hills.”  As Lorna Ticehurst, she was a midwifery tutor at Overtoun Maternity Hospital above Dumbarton where she was found to be an invaluable and unflappable colleague in life and death situations.

Brian Parnell was at the time of his death taking part in the Friends Of Loch Lomond Executive Committee and will be sadly missed.  His life ended in a tragic walking accident with his body recovered by the Ochils Mountain Rescue Team, perhaps an end he would have thought was not unfitting.  He worked for fifteen years in local government and became a planning officer for Stirling District Council, and later Head of Planning at Glasgow School of Art.  When the three planning schools in Glasgow were merged, he became a visiting professor.  He was deeply interested in Loch Lomond, and was a key figure in promoting and achieving the Aonoch Mhor ski center at Fort William.  He, along with Hannah Stirling and Gavin C. Arneil, was a founding member (and on the Executive) of the Scottish Council for National Parks in 1990, which successfully promoted the start of National Parks in Scotland.  He worked closely with Honorary Presidents the late Sir Robert Grieve and Tom Weir.  For the past years he was an invaluable link with SCNP in all its activities.

David Joel Forsyth died March 18, 2004 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine following heart surgery.  He was 53 years old and a resident of Hallowell.  He was born March 23, 1950 in San Gabriel, California to Reverend Willis and Barbara (Clark) Forsyth.  His family traveled with his US Navy Chaplain father, and he grew up in various locales including South Carolina, New York, Connecticut, Italy and Virginia.  Returning to California, he graduated from Fort Bragg High School and later from the College of Mortuary Sciences in San Francisco.  David’s background in mortuary science and later law enforcement brought him to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office, where he was employed as an investigator and met Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Greenwald.  They were wed on August 20, 1989.  With an abiding love for the sea, David and Peggy purchased the fifty foot ketch Alden and, after enjoying San Francisco Bay sailing, they spent many months sailing down the California Coast, Central America and into the Caribbean.  They shared this time with various family members and friends, including David’s goddaughter, Abigail Sousa.  David, in semi-retirement, followed his wife Peggy to Augusta, when she accepted the position of Chief Medical Examiner for the state.  David, together with his sister, Paula Donovan, operated Forsyth Donovan Associates, a business-consulting firm with clients extending from Maine to California.  David’s love for family and history led him to involvement in civil war reenactments and in the Clan Forsyth Society of the USA, where he served as Maine’s state clan representative, and the St. Andrew’s Society of Maine, where he was president.  David was a drummer with the Dunlap Highlanders Pipe Band from York and was especially privileged to travel with them to the New York City St. Patrick’s Day in 2002.  David and Peggy shared a love of animals and raised several West Highland Terriers as pets, both for themselves and for the elderly.

Edwin C. Manson died on August 23, 2003.  Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1913, he graduated from Friends Academy in Locust Valley, Long Island and went to Stevens Tech in New Jersey.  He became a Cadet Officer in the Merchant Marine and had obtained a Third Mates license by age nineteen.  He continued to work his way up in the service, obtaining an Engineer’s license.  However, after his last ship, the SS Augusta, was torpedoed under him during World War II, he left the Merchant Marine.  Ed worked as a marine engineer at shipyards in New Jersey and Maryland, as a consultant for Corning, and set up accounting systems for small businesses when he moved to St. Petersburg Beach, Florida in 1955.  He also operated a hearing aid store in Clearwater, Florida.  He married Gunhilde (Gunni) in 1956 and they moved to Ozona, Florida, where they lived for 43 years.  He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge 192 in Dunedin, the Clearwater York Rite Masons, the Royal Arch Masons Knights Templar and the Port Washington Lodge Egyptian Temple Shrine.  He was a member of the Royal Order of Scotland and the Sons of Norway.  In his spare time, he loved to make cabinets.  Ed and Gunni had no children of their own and Ed is survived by two nephews and three nieces.

Joan McCord, Ph.D. August 4, 1930- February 24, 2004 died on February 24th, 2004, the disciplines of criminology, criminal justice, and sociology lost a leading contributor.
Joan McCord, former President of the American Society of Criminology, and Professor of Criminal Justice at Temple University, passed away peacefully at her home, following a short bout with lung cancer.
Dr. McCord remained professionally active until the very end. At the time of her death she was supervising three doctoral dissertations at Temple, and had one book and one book chapter in press.
Dr. McCord’s research output was prodigious in both volume and scope of coverage. She co-wrote, edited, or co-edited 12 volumes between 1956 and today, on topics ranging from delinquency to alcoholism to violence in the inner city to criminological theory to crime prevention.
People asked her to speak not only to academic audiences in this country but in Japan, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Australia, China, Sweden, and Spain as well.
Dr. McCord was born in New York City, attended high school in Tucson, and received her BA (1952) from Stanford University. She did graduate work in philosophy at Harvard and later at Stanford. She received her MA (1966, Sociology) and Ph.D. (1968, Sociology) degrees from Stanford University.  She came to Temple in 1987 as a Professor. From 1968 to 1987 she progressed from Assistant to Full Professor of Sociology at Drexel University. Other positions held included public school teacher of sixth graders in Concord, Massachusetts (1952-1955); Research Associate, Department of Sociology, Stanford University (1959-1965); Stanford Wilson Fellow in Philosophy at Stanford University (1962-63); Senior Associate, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (1986-1997); Fellow, Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004); and Co-Chair, Panel on Juvenile Crime:  Prevention, Treatment, and Control; National Research Council, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on Law and Justice, National Academy of Sciences (1997-2001).
Dr. McCord was an avid and skilled tennis player, and devotee of chamber music and opera.
In January, she attended a performance of the New York Opera. Her husband Dr. Carl Silver, a former professor at Drexel University, predeceased her; she is survived by her two sons, Geoff and Robert, four grandsons, and her former ward, Thomas A. Underwood.
In lieu of  flowers family members have asked that contributions in her name be sent to the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, 1520 Locust St. 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102.


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