William F. Brace, 85, MIT geologist and ardent outdoorsman
A world-renowned geologist, William F. Brace spent nearly all his academic life at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from his first day as a freshman to retirement as professor emeritus in the 1980s. He loved to work in the field and participate in activities that brought him closer to nature. Along with hiking, skiing, and rowing, he was a marathon runner and for years took 100-mile bicycle rides. A woodworker, he also built tables, chairs, and other furniture.