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Memorial services set for Forbes, Hutchison, Howells

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Elliot Forbes memorial set for Feb. 25

Elliot Forbes memorial set for Feb. 25

A memorial service for Elliot Forbes, the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music Emeritus, will be held Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Church. Forbes died Jan. 10 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 88.

Hutchison dies at 75, spring memorial planned

A memorial service for retired Harvard Divinity School (HDS) Professor William Robert Hutchison will be held at the Memorial Church on April 28 at 2 p.m. He died of cancer on Dec. 16 at the age of 75.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William R. Hutchison Fund, which supports doctoral students in religion at Harvard University. Checks should be made out to Harvard University, and mailed to the William R. Hutchison Fund, Office of Development and External Relations, HDS, 45 Francis Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Memorial service for Howells on Feb. 24

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.