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Friday, April 16, 2004


A. Robb Frederickson Physicist for Air Force in Massachusetts

A. Robb Frederickson, Robb, as he was known by his friends and associates, died of pancreatic cancer at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California, on April 5. His work at the Jet Propulsion Lab affected programs ranging from the NASA/JPL Galileo mission to Jupiter to the recent Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity). Frederickson was a resident of Carlisle on West Street from 1978 until 1997.

A. Robb Frederickson -- Physicist for Air Force in Massachusetts

Frederickson, a Pasadena resident for seven years, leaves his wife of 33 years, Christine, his sons Timothy and Nathan, a daughter Julie, a daughter-in-law Tracey, and a granddaughter Olivia, a great joy of his last year.

Robb grew up in Berkeley Heights and Westfield, New Jersey, the son of the former Arthur R. and Bertine B. Frederickson. Childhood polio gave Robb the challenge of switching from being right-handed to left-handed at age 5. His mother was an artist who had exhibited in New Jersey, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Robb's brother, Lee, died in childhood.

At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Physics in 1965, Robb made many lifelong friends and continued his hobby in ham radio. He wrote the history of the college's ham radio club for its anniversary. Robb received his master's and Ph.D degrees in physics from the University of Lowell in Massachusetts. After a 31-year career at Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory and its various reincarnations (AF Rome Air Development Center, AF Geophysics Lab, AF Philips Lab, and AF Research Lab) at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. Frederickson and family moved to Pasadena in 1997 where he joined CalTech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

He had over 71 publications, presented innumerable talks at conferences worldwide, was granted four patents, and authored a well-received book on radiation effects on dielectrics.

A memorial reception will be held Friday, April 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at CalTech's Athenaeum in Pasadena. Services will be held Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at Church of Our Saviour, 535 West Roses Road, San Gabriel, California.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Office of University Advancement, 600 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor, Lowell, MA 01854, memo: Physics Department in memory of Dr. A. Robb Frederickson.

Salvatore F. Borello Former Forum staff writer

Salvatore F. Borello, 63, of Westford, formerly of Laurelwood Drive in Carlisle, died unexpectedly at his home of a heart attack on Tuesday, April 6.

Mr. Borello was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late Joseph and Dominica (Cacciatore) Borello. He was a Boston College graduate, class of 1962. Following graduation, he served for three years in the U.S. Army. It was the Vietnam era, but he did not serve abroad.

In 1979, he and his family moved to Carlisle. He worked at Pioneer Cove of Boxford as a financial consultant. During his 24 years in Carlisle he was chairman of the Republican Town Committee for approximately ten years and also served as a Mosquito Forum staff writer. He and his wife moved to Westford during the summer of 2003.

Mr. Borello is survived by his wife of 26 years, Lucille (Sforza), his son Matthew J., who will be graduating from Purdue University this spring, and his brother Nicholas of Connecticut.

A funeral was conducted Friday morning, April 9, at St. Anthony's Church in Revere. Interment was in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Westford. Funeral arrangements were made by Vazza's "Beechwood" Funeral Home in Revere.

From Frankenstein to Divine: Be sure to catch the ABC Family cable television show Knock First, which features the room redecoration of Carlisle eighth grader Erica Shieh. The half-hour show airs on Thursday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. Carlisle students Dani Judson, Arley Donovan and Aaron Freedman also appear on the show.

Tim West of Bedford Road was chosen to serve as Honorary Batboy at Fenway Park on April 10 when the Red Sox played the Toronto Blue Jays. In this role — which he won merely by being quite literally in the right place at the right time — Tim was given a special tour of the baseball field and a visit to the dugout. He helped the officials pick up the players' equipment after batting practice and then had the opportunity to cavort with the Red Sox mascot, "Wally the Green Monster," during the game's opening ceremonies. Tim is a preschooler at the Carlisle Children's Center.

· Carolyn Berry Copp of Craigie Circle was recently named Executive Director of The Boston Classical Orchestra. Copp has worked with the orchestra since 2001 as the Director of Marketing & Public Relations.

Working from her home office in Carlisle, Copp also serves as Executive Director of The Boston Cecilia, Boston's oldest volunteer choral group. She is the clerk of the newly formed New England Orchestra Consortium, a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium and an active member of the Performing Arts Research Coalition's Boston Working Group.

Locally, Copp is an active member of the Carlisle Cultural Council and the Carlisle School Association's Cultural Enrichment Committee.

· Yelena S. Halstrom, Maria C. Stefanuk and Jason Trainor were named to the Dean's List at Middlesex Community College for the fall 2003 semester.

Golfers cross the bridge at the third hole at the new Butter Brook Golf Club in Westford.

· Butter Brook Golf Club, a new public nine-hole course at the intersection of Routes 225 and 27 in Westford, opened for the first time on Friday, April 9. The owners of the course, Carlisle residents Betty and Ed Kennedy of Westford Street, expect to open the back nine in 2006. Carlisle resident Maya Liteplo played with the first group of women to tee off on opening day. She reported that the course is scenic and beautifully laid out, but declined to reveal her score.

· Laura Baliestiero received the International President's Premier Award at the recent Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage awards celebration held at the Hynes Convention Center. This is the most prestigious designation a Coldwell Banker associate can achieve, and places Laura among the top 1% of the company's real estate professionals worldwide. Baliestiero has been among the top 15 real estate sales agents in New England for 26 consecutive years.

· The winners of the recent short story contest sponsored by Concord-Carlisle High School's Reflections magazine included: Laura Scholten (first prize), Joyce Corrao-Clanon (second place), and Simon Cataldo (third). Honorable mention was awarded to Eamon Hart and Melissa Andrews. The judges included CCHS English teacher Tom Hart and local authors Gregory Maquire and Jane Langdon.

Private schools honor rolls

Tyler Smith, grade 7 and Kyle Murphy, grade 8 earned high honors; Patrick Brennan, grade 9, Thomas Brennan, grade 10 and Connor Smith, grade 9, earned honors with distinction; and Michael Burke, grade 8, earned honors for the third quarter at St. Sebastian's School, in Needham.

Junior Alexandra D'Agostino and ninth grader Priyanka Singhal earned academic high honors at Lawrence Academy for the winter trimester.

Laura A. Ferraro, '06, Alexander V. Green, '07 and Sarah X. Guo, '07 were named to the honor roll for the winter term at Phillips Academy in Andover.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito