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Memorial services

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Westfall memorial service upcoming

A memorial service for Harvard Law School (HLS) Professor David Westfall will be held Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Church. Westfall, who died this past Dec. 7 at the age of 78, held the John L. Gray and Carl F. Schipper Jr. professorships at HLS.

Memorial Service set for William W. Howells

A memorial service for Professor of Anthropology Emeritus William W. Howells will be held at the Memorial Church on Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. A reception hosted by the family and the Peabody Museum will follow in the museum’s Hall of the North American Indian, 11 Divinity Ave. Parking is available in the Broadway Garage at Broadway and Felton streets.

A graduate of the Harvard Class of 1930, Howells was a leading physical anthropologist who undertook pioneering studies in human cranial variation and the analytical use of multivariate statistical techniques, establishing that modern humans are one species.

Howells died on Dec. 20, 2005, at the age of 97. He is survived by a daughter, Gurdon Metz of New York City; a son, William Dean Howells of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Marion R. Briefer service set

Marion R. Briefer, a member of the Harvard Alumni Association staff from the late 1970s to the 1990s, died on Jan. 10. As an associate for major reunions, she worked closely with Harvard College Class Committees to organize their 25th reunion festivities. A memorial service will be held Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, Mass.