John Fiske Loud ’51 died on October 28, 2004, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Born on January 29, 1930, in Boston, he prepared for college at Weston (MA) High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1951, he served for three years in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, attaining the rank of private first class and studying at the U.S. Army Language School and the Middlebury Russian Summer School. He received a master of arts degree from Harvard University in 1957 and his doctor of philosophy degree in Slavic languages and literature from Harvard in 1971. He taught on a part-time basis at Wellesley College and Connecticut College and on a full-time basis at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and Connecticut College before joining the faculty at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 1972, where he taught courses in Russian language, literature, culture, and civilization, as well as Latin. He retired in 1997. He published many articles and translated into English and annotated several significant Serbo- Croatian works. He was also active in the music community in Fort Worth, first in chamber music and then in the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, of which he became a charter member in 1977. In 1980, he was honored as the Teacher of the Year at Texas Christian University. Surviving are his wife, Patricia Cummings Loud, whom he married in 1958; a daughter, Sarah C. Anderson of Austin, TX; two sons, John Timothy Loud and Alexander G. Loud ’89, both of Northfield, MA; a brother, Robert Loud of Lincoln, MA; a sister, Jean Mallary of Brookfield, VT; and three grandchildren.