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Jane Brechlin Olesin Th’76, ’78, the first woman to complete the B.E. at Thayer School (in 1976) and one of the first women to complete the M.E. (in 1978) died April 17 in Vernon, N.J., in an automobile accident that also claimed the life of her husband, Steve. She was 53. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she held an M.B.A. from Simmons College. She worked as an engineer for Yale University, Westinghouse, the former New England Telephone Co., and Digital Equipment Corp. before retiring several years ago. She was a member of the Acton, Mass., Congregational Church, Acton Council on Aging, and Acton Garden Club. She is survived by her mother, Ella Brechlin, and her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Stephen Hoverman.

Bartlett Frost Miller Th’83 died as the result of a workplace accident October 23 in Lebanon, N.H. A graduate of Williams College, he spent several years in Alaska before entering Thayer School and completing his B.E. degree. He worked for Peter Kiewit Sons in Alaska and other locations until 1998, when he founded Interstate Aircraft Co. in Lebanon to redesign and relaunch the Arctic Tern, an aircraft suited for the rigors of bush flying. He had nearly completed his vision for the Arctic Tern at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Karen Spencer Miller, and sons Forrest and Graham, of Norwich, and two sisters.

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