Obituaries

Sally Kennedy ’72, Nov. 7, ’17, in Hingham, MA. Sally majored in Italian and spent her junior year abroad in Florence. She worked in clinical operations in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 25 years and founded her own consulting firm 10 years ago. She helped bring drugs to market in the areas of oncology, HIV, reproductive endocrinology and metabolism. She enjoyed intricate baking projects (the more challenging, the better), gardening and spending time with her beloved Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Penny. Sally’s sister, Katharine (Kay) Kennedy ’68, survives her. Sally’s mother, aunt and grandmother were also Smith alumnae.

SATTLER, Rosanna 67, of Cambridge, on Friday, November 24, 2017. For 44 years the beloved wife of Edward Orenstein. Devoted daughter of the late Sonya (Krisoff) and Joseph Sattler. Rosanna was among the first women to be admitted to Yale University, where she graduated in 1972. Member of Phi Beta Kappa at Yale. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978. First female Partner at Posternak, Blankstein & Lund. Private services will be held in NY. A Celebration of Rosanna’s life to be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, c/o Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 or to your favorite charity . Levine Chapels, Brookline

Yahee Fernandes-Baxter ’72, March 30, ’17, after a brief battle with a rare cancer.  Yahee lived in Chase House.  In 1972, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Voice, and in 1973, received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Smith.  Show business was Yahee’s vocational calling, so she moved to New York, NY, to pursue her craft.  She became an Entertainer – singing, dancing and acting – and performed both “on” and “off” Broadway for many years in shows like The Skin of our Teeth, Salute to Broadway, Gotta Dance, and South Pacific to name just a few.   She appeared in more than 150 television commercials and radio voiceovers.  Yahee originated and played for almost five years the role of Star Stoner/Wilson on the ABC network soap opera, The Edge of Night.  We will never forget Yahee’s enthusiastic performance at our 40th Reunion.  Yahee is survived by her husband Greg, two sons, and her nine sisters.   

In Memoriam

Nancy Ashton, 2013
Julia Lampson Blackwood, 2007
Ann Blum, 2015
Jeannetta Bronner, 1995
Lisa Connor, 2010
Frances Dalton, 2016
Virginia Smith Harvey Dawson, 2016
Susan Delehanty, 1993
Elizabeth Kelly Ebitz Esq., 2004
E.J. Fischer, 1986
Patricia Dodd Flynn, 2016
Emma Foa, 2007
Christine Hamilton Foote, 2014
Barbara Fritz, 2014
Susan Garber, 2015
Katy Flowers Gerke, 2013
Ellen M. Hassett, 1973
Beverly Holmes Hall, 1987
Nori Hall, 2017
Anne Hilliard, 1973
Ann Imbrie, 2006
Cynthia Jones, 1988
Mary Kelly, 1972
Martha Love, 1979
Frances Twohig Mather, 2001
Jean Osborne, 1999
Laura Anderson Park, 2000
Elizabeth Fennelly Sasser, 2009
Brigitte Sixt, 1971
Deborah Sobol, 2014
Katherine Sorenson, 2001
Jane Southwick, 2016
S. Florence Spencer, 1981
Mary Jo Corral Sultenfuss, 2010
Christine Swenson, 2004
Sylvia Thompson, 1973
Kathryn Torda, 1993
Elizabeth Herman Tracy, 1999
Marie Viita, 2003
Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, 2001
Cassia Whiteside, 1978
Anne Winchester, 1992
Cynthia Works, 1999
Eleanor Yee, 2017