Guy C. Holbrook III of Duxbury passed away suddenly on Jan. 28, surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 56 years, Laurine; his son Guy IV, his wife Amy, and their children Sarah, Guy V and Welles; and his daughter Heidi, her husband Sam Kalil, and their children Max, Jack and Samantha (along with her husband Aaron McFadden and their three children).
Guy was born on Sept. 15, 1936, on Long Island, New York, to Guy C. and Mary-Estelle (Palmquist) Holbrook Jr. He attended The Storm King School and Marshfield High School and graduated from Newton High School. From there Guy joined the United States Marine Corps—serving three years as he toured throughout Asia and the Middle East; he was a highly decorated marksman. He spent time as a ski instructor at Black Mountain in New Hampshire and a tennis instructor in Marshfield.
After attending the University of New Hampshire, Guy and Laurine married and bought a house in Marshfield. They settled permanently in Duxbury, where Guy created many lasting and wonderful relationships and was known for his fun-loving and playful manner. He worked in the sales division at Carter Rice Storrs & Bement, Inc., later in his career, Guy became a financial advisor for A.G. Edwards & Sons and then Tucker Anthony & R.L. Day; most recently he retired from First Union Securities.
A dedicated husband and father, Guy shared his passions with his wife and children. He was an avid and accomplished sailor who felt most at home on his sailboat as he and Laurine sailed the entire East Coast for nearly six decades together, venturing from Canada to the Bahamas. Favorite cruising spots included the Buzzards Bay area, where he kept his sailboat Tradition, and all along the Maine Coast—leading to countless memorable and exciting adventures for both family and friends. On land, Guy was a nationally ranked platform tennis player, but also enjoyed competing on the tennis courts where he won numerous Duxbury Yacht Club Championships. Guy enjoyed competing on the golf course as well—though admittedly with not quite as much success. His fellow and cherished members of the Wharf Rats and the Model T Club will miss him dearly, as will his fellow U.S. Marines. He was a long-time member of the Duxbury Yacht Club, Beverly Yacht Club and Pilgrim Church. Guy volunteered tirelessly as Chairman of the Board for the Cranberry Area Hospice of Plymouth after beating another one of his opponents: this time his first victory over cancer.
There will be a private memorial followed by a Celebration of Life later this spring. Donations in his memory or in lieu of flowers may be made to the Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s veterans and outreach programs at DBMS.org.
ARTHUR DWIGHT MAINE Obituary
Maine age 51 Of Euclid formerly of Shaker Heights passed away March 3, 2019. Loving Father of Steven, Dear son of Kazuko Maine, Beloved husband of Christiana. Arthur served with the US Navy during the Gulf War. The Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Thursday March 7, 2019 at Kindrich-McHugh Steinbauer Funeral Home 33375 Bainbridge Rd. Solon, Ohio. Interment is Private. Arrangements by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Home Chagrin Falls, OH: www.stroudlawrence.com.
Published in The Plain Dealer from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2019
Richard was born on November 5, 1932 and passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Richard was a resident of New York at the time of passing. Richard L. McChesney | Friday 2-5 PM Written on Richard L. McChesney Memorial Visitation: Born: November 5, 1932 Died: June 19, 2018 Age: 85 Richard L. McChesney, age 85, passed away peacefully at home on June 19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to East End Hospice.
Michael Chilton Carver, Jr.
November 3, 1959 ~ December 25, 2017 (age 58)
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Michael Chilton Carver, Jr. came into this world November 3, 1959 and left this world November 25, 2017. He loved all life, especially the outdoors.
He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Michael C. Carver; grandparents, Bill and Hattie Carver; great-aunt, Margaret Zimmerman.
He is survived by his mother, Sammy Y. Carver; sister, Rachel C. Carver; brother, Robert S. (Anna Ahn) Carver; niece, Ivy Carver. He leaves behind his loving family, friends, AA family, Justified Motorcycle Club, his girlfriend, Shannon Fordney and Flee. Remember not his passing, but his joy for life.
A memorial service will be at 7:00 P.M. Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the chapel of Stetzer-Bales Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Weikel officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-7 until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to NationalParks.org.
Harrison M. Davis III, '56, Trustee Emeritus
12/15/1938 - 11/26/2019
THE STORM KING SCHOOL MOURNS THE PASSING OF MR. HARRISON DAVIS III ‘56
The Storm King School community is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Harrison Merrill Davis III ‘56, Trustee Emeritus, alumnus, and business leader who was committed to educational excellence and devoted to the School’s well-being. Harrison passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2019, at the age of 80. Harrison is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Marilyn Lasner Davis, and his four children Stuart Burton, Jeffrey, Jonathan, and Alexandra.
Son of Storm King’s Seventh Headmaster Harrison Davis Jr. (1951-1952), Harrison attended The Storm King School as an underclassman before graduating from the New York Military Academy in 1956. He attended Hartwick College and Bowdoin College, and later joined The Storm King School’s Board of Trustees at the request of Chairperson Stephen P. Duggan in 1991. A Board Member for more than a decade, he served as the Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee and was Secretary of the Board from 1998-2006. In 2006, Harrison was the recipient of the SKS Founder’s Cup Award, the School’s highest honor, for his devoted service to the School.
Statement from Headmaster Jonathan Lamb
“Harrison Davis was a long time Trustee and friend of The Storm King School. He used to tell a story about his first memories of coming to campus. His father had been appointed Head, and they moved to campus during the summer. He was a young boy at the time and he heard that there were children living up in The Homestead, where the Duggan family lived. So, he went up one day and knocked on the door and asked if there were kids who might want to play.
When I first arrived at Storm King, Harrison was the Secretary to the Board. I attended all of the Board meetings, and perhaps more than any Board member, Harrison was welcoming and gracious – he was always a gentleman. Whenever he had a question or a critical thought about something regarding the School, he was supportive in how he asked–his goal was always to support SKS whether suggesting we improve something or, as he often did, simply supporting the students or faculty in some way. After he left the Board, he was often seen at holiday gatherings, and through the years, he remained the same warm and supportive man who deeply appreciated the School and his time on the Mountain. Harrison will be remembered fondly and greatly missed.”
Thoughts from Peter M. Duggan, former Trustee and son of former Board Chair Stephen P. Duggan
“Harrison Davis and the whole Duggan Family were best of friends and playmates for the last six decades. We knew and were great friends with Harrison’s parents, sisters, and relatives. He, and over twenty of his relatives, went to Bowdoin College in Maine. I went to Colby so we were always rivals.
Harrison and I served on the Board of Trustees of The Storm King School for over ten years and he helped make the School what it is today. He always came up from New York City to attend graduation and worked with Jim Settel ‘50, Mike Brower ‘63, Stan Freilich P'11, and others through many tough decisions. I very much appreciated his support through some of our difficult times. He could always be found at the School's Mountain Top softball games talking and socializing with the neighbors that he knew for many years. He loved SKS and the Cornwall area.
Harrison was a kind, calm, thoughtful, and positive man. My wife Mary Vance, my brother Stephen, and my sister Marianne will miss him greatly and pass our condolences on to his loving wife Marilyn.”
Mike Brower, alumnus and former Trustee
“In my 24 years [on the Board of Trustees], I don't remember Harrison ever not being on the Board. His well-earned reputation was as the SKS Historian. Little did anyone ask Harrison that he did not know about SKS or he knew where to look for the answer. As Secretary and an Officer of the Trustees for many years, he was known for his copious note taking until he found his replacement (me, not so copious!) so that he could head the important Buildings and Grounds Committee. Harrison never said ‘no’ to volunteering for any board work. His many years on the Board gave him a valuable perspective and outlook serving SKS.”
Thomas Delaney, alumnus and Trustee Emeritus
“I have lost a dear friend and Storm King has lost a long-time supporter. It was Harrison's father who recruited me to Storm King in the fall of 1952. I got to know Harrison while I was president of the SKS Alumni Association and a member of the SKS Board of Trustees. All through those years and longer, Harrison was a member of the Board and its Secretary. It was always my observation that he did an outstanding job as secretary, particularly keeping the discussions focused on the agenda and the path recorded in previous minutes which he had taken. All the time, he was a delight to know and a very strong backer of the School.”
William "Bill" D. Perry Jr.'53
October 1, 1935 – September 30, 2019
William "Bill" D. Perry Jr. '53 was a five-year student at the Storm King School. In the graduation issue of The Quarry, Bill was said to be, of all the students, the most entitled to be called “Mr. SKS”.
He was Junior Class President in 1952; a member of the Cum Laude Society in 1952 and 1953; Student Council President in 1953; Editor of The Quarry ('53), winner of the Journalism Cup ('53), Head Boy ('53), and recipient of The Storm King Cup in which it was written in the The Quarry "…he is thoroughly deserving of this honor, for Bill has been a loyal, cooperative, and hard-working student at Storm King, an excellent athlete, and a splendid example of the best Storm King Spirit in everything he has done."
On the playing fields and courts, Bill earned six varsity letters in baseball, soccer, football and basketball. He was Captain of the Varsity Baseball team in 1953 and won the Baseball and Soccer Cups. Bill also played basketball his junior year and was the Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team his senior year. Bill was inducted into the SKS Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
William James Lee Bradley III, 99, died April 15, 2019 at home in Acton, Massachusetts just eight months shy of his 100th birthday. Mr. Bradley was born December 16, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Floyd Henry and Hazel Barbra Dillistin Bradley. He was raised in Merchantville, New Jersey and graduated from Storm King School and Rising Sun School of Aeronautics.
He married Eleanor Jane Stewart Bradley in 1943 and moved to Jackson Heights, New York. They made their home in Westbury, New York in 1950 for 29 years before moving to Hawthorne Lake, Sparta, New Jersey in 1979. Eleanor passed away nine years ago after 66 years of marriage.
He was a long-time and active member of Westbury Friends Meeting, Westbury, New York, and more recently of Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting, Chatham, New Jersey.
From 1940 to 1980, Mr. Bradley worked for Pan American World Airways, including seven years as a Flight Engineer on Pan Am’s Clippers during the “golden age of the flying boat”. During that time, he flew the Atlantic routes in support of the war effort during World War II. Mr. Bradley was honorably discharged from the US Navy in January of 1946.
Mr. Bradley was also a co-founder and Vice President of OBAC Corp. in Sparta, New Jersey. (1980-2003)
He is survived by his daughter Susan Jane Bradley Hunt of Sparta, New Jersey, and her former husband James Milton Hunt of Ponce Inlet, Florida, and their two daughters, Jennifer Alane Hunt Longmire, husband John Longmire and their children Emily Alane, Olivia Claire, and Colin James of Concord, Massachusetts; and Tara Louise Hunt Wear, husband Jason Wear and their children Grace Louise and Zachary Bradley of Spokane, Washington.
He is also survived by his son, William James Lee Bradley IV and his wife Gae Freitag Bradley of Perrysburg, Ohio, and their two daughters, Rachel Meg Bradley Darr and husband Joshua Darr of Leesburg, Virginia; and Laura Grey Botke and husband Jacob Botke of Perrysburg, Ohio.
He is also survived by his daughter Alison Stewart Bradley Klein and her husband Peter Walter Klein of Nussdorf, Germany, and their three daughters, Angelika Trudl Sarah Klein Amunategui, husband Michael Dean Amunategui, and their two children Angelica Lucille and Michael Dean of Brooklyn, New York; Elisabeth Ursula Susan Klein Roeckinger, husband Christoph Roeckinger, and their three children Elias Christoph, Emilia Eliza, and Ferdinand Peter of Stuttgart, Germany; and daughter Charlotte Caroline Nora Klein of Munich, Germany.
He was proceeded by his brothers Floyd H. Bradley Jr., late of Tinton Falls, New Jersey and Walter D. Bradley late of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Family and friends will celebrate his life at a date yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made either to Gaining Ground, P.O. Box 374, Concord, MA 01742 (www.gainingground.org), or to the Chatham-Summit Quaker Meeting, 158 Southern Boulevard, Chatham Township, NJ 07928.
Arrangements are under the care of Dee Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Concord.
James Kent Kelleher
January 20, 1934 ~ July 27, 2019 (age 85)
James Kent Kelleher of Exton, age 85, passed away on July 27, 2019. Beloved husband of 63 1/2 years of Sue (nee Straith) Kelleher. Avid Philadelphia sports fan. Loving father of Kevin (Priscilla) of Springfield, VA, Kathy Kelleher of Catawissa, PA, Kristine (Rob) Singer of West Chester, PA, and Kolleen (Paul) Rippy of Downingtown, PA. Loving grandfather of Kayla (Brett) Neller, Kristin Kelleher, Ryan Singer, Kevin Singer, Kellie Rippy, and Tyler Rippy. Loving brother of William (Joy) Kelleher of Coventry, CT.
Services are private. In lieu of flowers family prefers contributions be made to Asera Care Hospice, 415 Eagleview Blvd suite 108, Exton, PA 19341.
James Kent Kelleher was born on January 20, 1934 in Killingly, Connecticut, the second of two sons to William and Pauline Kelleher. As a youth, Jim excelled in athletics, particularly track and football. His passion for sports was one of the many lessons he passed on to his children and grandchildren. After graduating from St. Mary’s School and Putnam High School, Jim moved on to Storm King School in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, where he was a standout football player. The next year he attended the University of Connecticut where he intended to play football and run track. Jim decided to cut his college career short and entered the US Air Force in 1953. Just prior to being deployed Jim’s life took a fortuitous turn while on a brief stopover in New York City. By pure chance, Jim met his future wife, Sue Straith. The rest, as they say, is history. Sue and Jim were married a year later and the newlyweds settled in Bedford, England. Jim achieved the rank of Airman First Class while stationed as a morse code operator at Royal Air Force Chicksands in Bedford. Upon completion of his tour of duty, Jim was honorably discharged from the Air Force and the couple settled in Miami, Florida, where Jim attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute and earned all licenses and ratings required to work as a commercial pilot. The market for commercial pilots was not ideal at that time, so Jim decided to pursue a career in business, to which he devoted the remainder of his working life. Jim’s business career saw him work with Air Control/Vent Control, Keller Industries, ACS, Giffin Industries, and finally with North American Window and Door Company in Malvern, PA. Jim was both co-owner and owner of North American, from which he retired in 1995.
Sue and Jim started their family while living in Miami in the late 1950s, where their first child, Kevin, was born. Jim’s employment required several moves over the years, so their other three children were born in different locations, Kathy in Columbus, Ohio, Kris in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and Kolleen in Miami, Florida. The Kelleher’s laid down roots for 11 years in South Florida, where Sue and Jim introduced all four Kelleher children to numerous sports and community activities. Jim dedicated himself to coaching football and baseball and served as president of the Pembroke Pines Optimist Club. Jim and Sue relocated the family to West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1977 concurrent with Jim’s employment with North American.
Upon retirement in 1995, Sue and Jim spent their golden years traveling seasonally between their “cabin on the mountain” in Catawissa, Pennsylvania and their home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They relocated from Myrtle Beach to a golf course home at Wachesaw Plantation East in Murrells Inlet, SC in 1997 and then to another golf course home at Sun City Center, Florida in 2003. In 2011, Sue and Jim returned to the West Chester area to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. Their children and grandchildren have been their focus and their source of joy. Jim did his best to encourage his offspring to root for the Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers and enjoyed the repartee with those who chose loyalty to other teams. In addition to rooting for his favorite Philly teams, Jim enjoyed playing golf with his buddies and with his son and fishing in Maine with his beloved brother, Bill.
A man of honesty, integrity, and passion, Jim’s life was the hallmark of a man who put others before himself. Never one for fanfare, he worked quietly behind the scenes to ensure everyone, especially his beloved Sue, was well taken care of. He never wanted recognition. He just did what needed to be done. He was a wonderful and devoted husband to Sue, a disciplined but at the same time tender father to his children, and a loyal friend to everyone who knew him. We will miss him dearly.
Dr. Donald Peck Burt, born in NYC to Wilbur Farnham Burt and Evelyn Peck Burt, was the younger brother of Wilbur Farnham Burt Jr (deceased). He attended Collegiate School in NYC, graduated from Storm King School in Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY in1940, then Amherst College in 1944. Don went on to graduate from the Long Island College School of Medicine in 1946. From there, he interned at Multnomah Hospital in Oregon, before completing his residencies at Methodist Hospital in the Bronx, VA Hospital, and Bellevue in 1947. Dr. Burt served from 1947-1949 as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, attached to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska
In 1948 he married the true love of his life, Frances Anne Diver. They met at the age of 13 at Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania. In 1953, Dr. Burt opened his practice in Internal Medicine in Morristown, New Jersey, where he and Franny settled to raise their family. An attending at Morristown Memorial Hospital, he established the hospital’s first Pulmonary Unit and served as President of the Morris County Medical Society. He practiced medicine in Morristown until his retirement 35 years later. Dr. and Mrs. Burt remained in Morris Township at their Washington Valley home until 2013, when they moved to Parker at Stonegate, an assisted living community in Highland Park, NJ. They celebrated their 69th anniversary there before Frances passed away on Mother’s Day, 2017.
Donald is survived by his devoted children and their spouses Evelyn (Burt) & Joey Goforth, Dr. Donald Peck Burt Jr. & Judy, Robert Diver Burt & Gloria Skarzynski-Burt, and Carol Frances Burt. He and Franny were so proud of their adoring grandchildren: Catherine, Daniel (MD), Brian, Andy, Paul, Carrie, Jennifer and Allison. They became loving great grandparents to Timothy, Jack and, just this month, Josephine Rose, and “Grandy Grandy” expected to welcome his 4th within weeks.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Doctors Without Borders
In Remembrance of Herbert Captain White
February 2, 1959 – September 15, 2019
Laura Borton White ’77 wrote that, in lieu of an obituary and funeral, the family held a celebration of the life for her husband, Herbert Captain White, Class of 1977. She shared the following about Herb.
Herb and classmate Laura Borton started dating on March 6, 1976 at Storm King School, and they were married on March 6, 1981 in Tucson Arizona. Herb loved football, and continued to play soccer, guitar over the course of his life. He liked to sing, ride horses, and play paintball with his sons. He was an avid sharpshooter. He also taught himself how to fix everything in the house from plumbing to electrical to siding -- anything that needed repair.
Herb graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with honors in 1993. Herb was an armed security officer who guarded ATM repairmen, and saved more than one life in the course of his work.
Herb and Laura raised three children, now grown: Andrew is a high school AP Macro Economics teacher and has been married to his wife Amanda for 10 years with two beautiful children (Parker who is three and Sophia who is one); daughter Sarah, who has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and is a Director at a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center; and son Dylan, a Quality Control Inspector in the oil and gas industry who, with his love Emily, have one child (Ava, who is four). Herb was very involved in all of the grandchildren, often playing on the floor with them with their cars and toys.
Laura wrote “Herb White was the kindest, most loving, generous person I know, who would stop for any stranger and give them help anytime. He took care of his family with great pride, and we all love him and miss him so much!
Rosalie Isabel Hanson passed away on October 26th. She was 70 years old and was brought up in Yonkers, New York. She is survived by her husband Bruce of 45 years, her son Ross and wife Lindsay, son Curtis, her two grandchildren Logan and Alyssa, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Marlene and Bill Wertheim, and her two first cousins Suzanne Shawver and Steve Blumenkrantz.
Rosalie had an advanced degree in English literature from NYU, had an avocation of designing and producing ceramic jewelry, had a beautiful soprano voice, participated and led book groups, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She supplied comforting friendship to so many and will be very missed.
There will be no funeral service but there are two separate get-togethers to reflect on Rosalie's life. One is for the immediate family and the other for friends. Both will take place at 16 Hudson Road, Lexington MA. The family gathering will be Sunday, November 10, 1:00pm and the friends are welcome on Saturday, November 23, 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
Please hold off if you plan to make any contributions or wish to send flowers because we are planning to make a special recommendation at the gatherings. If you cannot attend and still wish to give something, please contact someone in the family.
Robert D. Tompkins
SHARON– Robert D. Tompkins, 68, died recently at his home in Sharon. He was born on November 29, 1951 in Pleasantville, NY. and was predeceased by his mother, Louise W. Carter and step-father, Lawson A. Carter of Salisbury, sister, Carol T. Montgomery and father, Douglas H. Tompkins.
After graduating from Salisbury School, he pursued a career with the U. S. Army as a photo interpretation analyst before retiring as a Master Sergeant. He lived along the Florida Panhandle coast before returning home to northwest Connecticut six years ago. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed attending and volunteering at Lime Rock.
He leaves a daughter, Molly Tanner of Millerton, a son, Robert A. Tompkins, and his namesake, uncle and Godfather, Robert W. White of Owego, NY.
A brief internment service will be held at the Carter family plot in the Salisbury cemetery at Noon on Monday, September 30, 2019, conducted by an uncle of the deceased, the Rev. Dr. Robert White of Owego, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Volunteer Ambulance Service, P. O. Box 357, Sharon, CT 06069.
Kenneth Marks Bijur, 75, died unexpectedly September 22, 2019 while fishing on Lower Saranac Lake, the place he loved most. Ken was born January 4, 1944 to Justin and Jane (nee Dryfoos) Bijur. He lived his entire life in New York City where he had a successful career in the menswear industry and commercial real estate. While Ken loved living in Manhattan, he most of all enjoyed spending time at his home in the Adirondacks. He had a passion for fly fishing, either from his one-man canoe or wading the Ausable River. He also loved snow skiing in the winter and waterskiing in the summer, both of which he continued into his 70s. Ken also spent time every summer since childhood at the Ocean Beach Club on the Jersey shore where many of his lifelong friendships were made. He was a devoted father and grandfather and shared his love of the outdoors with his family. Ken is survived by his son Nicholas and daughter-in-law Janet of San Francisco, four grandchildren (Jack, Evelyn, Brooks and Katherine), brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Mary Bijur, and longtime partner Susan Branch. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Adirondack Council or the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Margaret "Peggy" (Briggs) Van Dyck of West Hartford, CT and Bolton Landing, New York, died peacefully on August 22, 2019, gracious and dignified to the end. She leaves behind two daughters, Louise Van Dyck Shipway and Emily Van Dyck Frederick, three grandchildren, Claire Frederick Van Dyck (Brandon Van Dyck), James Bevier Frederick, David Emmet Shipway and scores of loving nieces and nephews, especially Elizabeth Van Dyck Beatson (Steven) of Colchester, Connecticut. Margaret was born on April 13, 1921, in Schenectady, New York, graduating from Nott Terrace High School (Schenectady). She was a member of the Wellesley College Class of 1943, majoring in History. While at Wellesley, she was recruited for on-campus training in cryptography, but ultimately decided she would prefer to "win the war in the classroom," and became a teacher. After college, Margaret spent five years teaching at the Brantwood School for Girls in Bronxville, New York. In 1948, she married David H. Van Dyck and they spent ten "wonderful" years teaching at Storm King School in Cornwall-On-Hudson, New York. In 1959, they moved to Connecticut, where Margaret worked in the book department at G. Fox & Co. in Hartford, then at Suburban Pharmacy in West Hartford, while spending summers at Lake George in upstate New York. Over the years, she volunteered at the Red Cross, the UConn Health Center and Literacy Volunteers and was a docent at the Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, New York. Margaret will be remembered for her quiet intelligence, understated humor, social awareness and love of reading. She was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, undeterred by a houseful of Red Sox fans. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake George Land Conservancy, LGLC.ORG. or Wellesley College. Carmon Funeral Home, Avon is assisting with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.
WEST HYANNISPORT, MA - Thomas R. Evans, 61, SKS Class of 1976, of West Hyannisport, passed away on Tuesday, June 11. He leaves a loving family that remembers the outgoing, active man he was before declining health rendered him unable to enjoy riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, golf, and travel.
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Tom grew up in Willimantic and later Columbia Lake. He attended Eastern Connecticut State University and had a successful career in sales. His engaging personality, keen story-telling ability, and sense of humor are what friends and family will remember fondly. He was an avid fan of Boston sports and the UCONN Huskies.
Tom is survived by his wife, Molly, his college sweetheart and his son, Alex, the pride of his life, and his beloved sister-in-law, Tracy Norwood. He also leaves behind his brother-in-law, Lee Norwood, and nephew, Jacob Norwood. His late parents, Arthur and Rosalie Evans provided a loving home and charmed childhood.
A celebration of his life will be held in Northeastern Connecticut on September 29. Please contact Molly Evans at 508-737-3344 for details.
Filmmaker John Alan Schwartz, best known for directing the movies in the controversial Faces of Death franchise, passed away on August 13, 2019.
In a post shared on Schwartz's personal Facebook account, the late filmmaker's wife shared: "This morning John passed away. He is now with the angels. But I have a feeling he will be back. He died peacefully. He was one of the funniest, most unique, original, creative and magical person I've ever known Living with him was an adventure. He cried at sad movies, laughed hard and made others laugh hard. He'd wake up every day with a new idea for a TV show or a movie. He brought the writer out in me and brought me coffee and bagels in bed every day for twenty two years. He shared the same passion for travel as I did and we went on some really extraordinary adventures and threw some amazing parties. John was a great cook and loved having dinner parties….He was as passionate about animals as I was. Goodbye Johnny. You will be missed."
John Schwartz has been called " The Godfather of Reality Television" for his work as a writer, producer, and director. John has worked on over 250 magazine stories, prime time specials, and syndicated shows. His cult classic Faces of Deathshocked the masses when the scenes were thought to be real. The Faces of Deathmovies were legendary for multiple generations of horror fans, with their controversial nature forever enshrining them in horror movie history.
Schwartz's other credits include six movies (co-writer on House of the Rising Sun, Black Ice, and Quiet Rage) and involvement with television shows including Knight Rider, Dragnet, The Fall Guy, Santa Barbara, and a pilot forThe Atomic Outpost Avengers.
More recent projects included Two Jews on Filmis available at youtube.com/twojewsonfilm.
John attended The Storm King School for four years, received the Dramatics Award, and was Class President and the President of Student Council.
Robert Quiri was born on Dec. 5, 1950 in Amsterdam, NY and was a graduate of Amsterdam High School. He was also a graduate of Alfred University in Alfred, NY. He was the son of the late Robert Hamilton and Mabeth (Ritter) Quiri, Sr. Bob was a retired Kodak executive, an avid golfer, a natural athlete and enjoyed all sports. He will be remembered for his love of family, humor and enjoyment of life. Besides his loving wife, he is survived by three children, Robert H. Quiri, III and his wife, Stacy (Hadnot) of Oro Valley, AZ., Bradford J. and Clayton J. Quiri of Oldsmar; two stepsons, Peter L. Gylfe of New York, NY., and E. Allen Gylfe, Jr. of Macon, GA.; two sisters, Elizabeth A. Morrison of Chelmsford, MA., & Mabeth Q. Richards and her husband, John of Beverly, MA.; three grandchildren, Morgan, Ashlyn and Carter Quiri of Oro Valley, AZ. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Bogey. Bob was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather, as well as a great friend to all, and he will be deeply missed by all that knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bob's name to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation (The First Tee of Clearwater Chapter).
Lisa Bornstein passed away on September 26th 2012 of New York City.
Lt. Colonel James R. Gross, of Keizer, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Kansas City, MO. Jim was born on October 9, 1936, in New York City. He was the son of Anne M. and Anthony L. Gross of Woodbury Falls. Jim attended Cornwall schools, graduating from The Storm King School, where was elected to the Cum Laude Society. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and graduated from Arizona State University with honors in mathematics. Lt. Col. Gross earned the distinguished flying cross during the Vietnam War. He was part of an Army brigade the included seven Air Force pilots who were forward air controllers. When the war was over, he joined the Air Force Reserves and was a flying instructor in the Air Force Jet Pilots School. He is an honoree on the Wall of Honor in Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He worked for IBM in Fishkill and joined a reserve unit in Newburgh. That was followed by work as a programmer for LTV Corporation, a systems analyst for Braniff Airlines then TWA Airlines. In addition to his honorable and distinguished service in the USAF, he was the undisputed chess champion at Williams Air Force base in Arizona, where, at an exhibition tournament, he played chess against five different officers, all at the same time, and beat them all. He also won his matches while playing blindfolded. Jim founded Uni-Sun Publishing Company in Kansas City, MO., publishing esoteric books. A published astrologer, Jim enjoyed abstract math, competitive bridge, and golf. He is survived by his wife Gail of Keizer, Oregon; sons Eric Gross and wife Lori of Banks, Oregon and Jason of San Antonio, Texas; daughters Noel Merriam of Sant Antonio, Aurora Dieri and husband Adnan of San Antonio and Rebecca Bustamante of Herndon, Va.; his first wife, Marilyn Merriam of Texas; grandchildren Ryan Gourley, Tristan Bustamante, and Bilal, Jasmine and Sami Dieri; and great-grandson Zakariya Dieri. He was predeceased by his second wife, Elizabeth. He is also survived by sisters Audrey Schultz of Randolph, NJ, Mary Ferraro and husband Angelo of Woodbury Falls and Fanny Gross of Gardiner; brothers Louis Gross and wife Donna of Covina, California, Anthony Gross of Woodbury Falls, and Martin Gross and wife Jane of Woodbury Falls; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jim was brave, brilliant, compassionate, and loving. He was gifted in both heart and mind, a blessing to his extended family and to all he knew. He is deeply missed.
Lynne Tuthill Greene MSD, Class of 1941, died on May 5, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was 94. Dr. Greene, a longtime supporter of The Storm King School, was born in Washingtonville, New York on November 7, 1924 and attended SKS from ‘37 to ‘41. His roommate senior year was the late Jack Hemingway '41. Dr. Greene was predeceased by his brother Mott P. Greene (SKS 1945), and is survived by his son Mott T. Greene ’63 and his nephew Dale Greene '81.
Homer Odell Anderson '77, a U.S. Navy veteran, lost a hard-fought battle to kidney and heart disease at 3AM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 60 at The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, OH. Homer, affectionately called Odell, was born in Dallas, TX to Gloria Anderson (Jackson). Odell had an extraordinary singing voice and was loved by all who met him. He is survived by his mother; daughter: Yakeyna Jones (Robert); grandchildren: Tony Jr, Raea & Riley; brothers: Tony Cannon, Ronald Jackson, Dwight Anderson, Raymond Jackson, and Michael Huff; nieces: LaShawn Capito (Chad), Danielle Jackson, Toni-Lynn Cannon, Kasee Cannon, Katee Cannon, Aleisia Black, Acacia Taulbee, and Tatiauna Anderson; nephew: Kenneth Hatfield; Uncle Billy Jackson; special friend Cheryl Brown-Perry; and host of other close family and friends. Friends may gather at the O.R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL 1346 S. High St. on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 AM until time of service at 10:00 AM. Rev. Jacqueline Randolph officiating. Interment to follow immediately at Green Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund at the link below:
Jeffrey M. Jays, 54, of Osage Road, West Hartford, died Saturday, (August 16, 2003) at home. Born in Hartford, he was the son of Alfred Jays and the late Betty (Sack) Jays. He attended local schools and graduated from Nichols College. Jeffrey was an ardent Red Sox and Cleveland Indian baseball fan as well as the UConn Huskies. He enjoyed collecting memorabilia and frequenting antique shows. He leaves his father, Alfred Jays; an aunt, Doris (Sack) Bernstein; and cousins, Thelma (Sack) Myerson, Linda (Sack) Fossier, Jordan Eisgrove, Flora-Lou (Jays) Sherman, Mark Bernstein, Jaclyn Bernstein, Gail (Bernstein) Shapiro and Ron Bernstein. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 21, at 1 p.m. at the Beth Hillel Synagogue Cemetery in East Granby with Rabbi Philip Lazowski, officiating. Contributions in his memory may be made to The Transplantation Program Gift Fund #159992 or the Patient Benefit Fund #154510 c/o Fund Development, Hartford Hospital, 80 Seymour Street, P.O. Box 5037, Hartford 06102-5037 or to the American Diabetes Association, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden 06450. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to sign our guestbook and leave a remembrance, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.
David Clark Scheinman, Class of 1966 was born on August 24, 1948, in New York City, the son of Sidney Charles and Diana Helen (Friedenberg) Scheinman. He attended The Storm King School for three years and participated in cross country, wrestling and tennis; was Secretary of the School Council; Chairman of the Social Committee; was a dorm proctor; and worked on the Yearbook Committee.
David studied political science-public policy and administration at American University (BA); agriculture at University of Delaware; and studied international agricultural and rural development, earning a Master of Science degree from Cornell University.
David later became involved as an SKS Class Agent and as Vice President of the Alumni Association.
David had a passion for adventure, which led him to join the Peace Corps.
His experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal was transformational and led him to Tanzania and a career in international development consulting. He was a consultant for the Netherlands Foreign Ministry; German Agency Technology Assistance Agency; and for the Norwegian Agency for International Development in Tanga, Tanzania.
Upon his return to the US, David was Director of Operations for the Asili Research Alliance whose mission is to bring health care equity to East Africa by testing plant-based treatments for safety and efficacy, then distributing the most effective treatments to the people. In 1992, David Scheinman helped develop the first working partnership between traditional healers (herbalists) and the modern medical sector in Africa, with HIV/AIDS being the catalyst. He co-founded the Tanga AIDS Working Group (TAWG) and also carried out ethnobotanical research for Shaman Pharmaceuticals in Tanzania. TAWG was one of 10 winners, chosen from 500 nominees, for a Red Ribbon Award at the 2006 Toronto International AIDS Conference, honoring community-based initiatives that reduce the spread and impact of HIV AIDS.
David lectured at NIH, The World Bank, The University of Texas School of Public Health, and various conferences. David spoke fluent Swahili “and very rusty French, Tibetan, and Nepali”. He was a leader of the Gulf Coast Council of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
David loved to travel, eat, sing and meet new people. If you ever had a conversation with him you would know that he had an insatiable thirst for knowledge. David asked questions about everyone and everything. He would be equally interested in the intricacies of his pool filter as he would about Tanzanian colonial history or the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. An eternal optimist, he would always find the silver lining in every situation.
David is survived by his children, Nina and Jay, his partner Anna, his two younger brothers Daniel and Robert, his son-in-law Ian Drew, his beloved dogs Shabru, Winston and Max. He is also survived by his granddaughter Ella whom he loved more than anything or anyone in the world.
We will sorely miss his huge smile, boisterous laugh and that special twinkle in his eye.
Past Faculty member John Parnell, died on October 10th, 2018.
John "Jack" F. Hitzelberg, age 92, died on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at his home in Gainesville, VA. Born in New York, he resided in Fairfax, Virginia for over 50 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot in World War II. After earning an engineering degree from Perdue University, he began his career as an analytical engineer. Upon retirement from his engineering career as a Defense Department contractor, he enjoyed traveling with his wife of 61 years, Maryann, who predeceased him in 2007. He is survived by his four children, John (Sharon) Hitzelberg of Charleston, SC, Richard (Kathy) Hitzelberg of Sumerduck, VA, Steven (Robin) Hitzelberg of Herndon, VA, and Jill (Jim) Conklin of Fairfax, VA; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, William Hitzelberg of Reno, NV.
Jonathan Flaccus, 79, of East Dummerston and longtime resident of Putney, Vermont died on Feb. 20, 2019 as a result of a stroke.
He was the son of Violetta Flaccus, an artist, and the poet Kimball Flaccus. Raised by his grandparents in rural Pennsylvania, where students from grades 1-6 still attended a one-room schoolhouse, Jonathan spent much of his childhood exploring the fields and forests around him. Later he stated that these memories were the source for many of his drawings and paintings.
During his high school years Jonathan developed a love of music, particularly jazz. Underage but tall, he found ways to get into jazz clubs in Greenwich Village to hear live music and soak up the scene.
Jonathan graduated from Haverford College during the war on Viet Nam. As a conscientious objector he fulfilled his alternative service at the Bureau of Neurology and Psychiatry in Princeton, NJ where he worked as a research associate to Humphry Osmond, who studied the possible medical benefits of psychedelics. He later worked as assistant to J. A. Livingston, a financial editor and syndicated columnist at the Philadelphia Bulletin.
Already a skilled photographer, Jonathan taught himself filmmaking and found employment specializing in medical documentaries. He worked as director of the film department at NYU Medical Center. After moving to San Francisco in 1970, he became the Supervisor of Motion Picture Production at the University of California. His films won three CINE Golden Eagle awards: for Director, Editor, and Cameraman.
Jonathan was a natural traveler. While in college he hitchhiked to California every summer vacation. After he graduated and married his first wife Linda Bryson, the couple traveled for 9 months in Europe and North Africa. In 1969 he began a five- month solo trip, hitchhiking through most of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. In 1974 he left filmmaking for good and spent a year and a half traveling rough in Japan, Indonesia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, New Zealand, and Australia.
In 1976, he purchased and renovated a Victorian house on Main St. in Putney. To furnish his house he went to local auctions and found himself enjoying the experience and wondered if he could make a living buying and selling antiques. Beginning with antique furniture and art, and soon expanding into photography, antiquarian books, and ephemera, the Unique Antique filled with items that Jonathan found intrinsically interesting. In an era when most shops were developing specialties, his was a place where one might find a finely carved Fijian war club, signed first editions of poetry, or many examples of "sandpaper pictures," a form of folk art. Naturally curious, he enjoyed hunting for items and researching them. He became well known for his discerning choices and the breadth and depth of his knowledge. The Unique Antique operated for 38 years, closing in 2014 when Jonathan and his wife Marcy moved to East Dummerston, Vermont.
Once his business was established travel beckoned again. Beginning in the 1980's he visited Senegal, Gambia, and Cameroon. Between 2000 and 2005 he made two trips to Cambodia and visited Laos and Myanmar. He went to Cuba for the annual Jazz Festival. He and his second wife Marcy traveled to Japan in 2011 for their honeymoon; together they visited Bali, Trinidad, Tobago, France, Senegal and Gambia. Marcy comments that Jonathan seemed happier the further he was from Western influence. His last trip was to Iceland in 2017.
Jonathan served on the Putney Cemetery Commission and on the boards of Sandglass Theater, the Dummerston Historical Society, and the Insight Photography Project. He generously shared his knowledge assisting other area non-profits. An active photographer throughout his life, he joined the Vermont Center for Photography, where he also exhibited his work. His love of jazz led him to befriend local jazz musicians and become an active supporter of the Vermont Jazz Center.
Jonathan will be remembered by many for his quick wit and word-play. A friend wrote, "I will miss his kind but resolutely non-conforming spirit. Without apology, he planted a flag for the strange and curious, and thereby allowed all the rest of us to live in that same free space, to indulge our own eccentricities. I found that side of him deeply comforting, not in an easy way, but at the level of spiritual style."
He is survived by his wife and companion of 39 years, Marcy Hermansader. A concert at the Vermont Jazz Center is being planned in his honor
EDINBURG, Jeffrey Allen Of Marblehead entered into rest on January 31, 2019 at the age of 76. Beloved husband of Deborah (Loring) Edinburg. Devoted father of Barry and Jason Edinburg. Cherished grandfather of Skyler, Nate, and Paloma Edinburg. Loving brother of Nancy Weinstein. Dear son of the late Melvin and Charlot Edinberg. He grew up in Swampscott, graduated from the Storm King School and Clark University, where he was an eight-letter man, and raised his family in Peabody and Marblehead. He was owner and President of Modern Leather Company, a business that tanned and finished leather, taking over and expanding the enterprise started by his father. He was well respected in the industry, earning many awards and accolades from industry peers and organizations. He was a lifetime member of the Two / Ten National Foundation and was President of the New England Tanners Club. For many years, Jeff was an active member of Temple Beth Shalom in Peabody, becoming First Vice President and chairing years of highly successful auctions. He volunteered for fifteen years at the Lynn District Court. Jeff was a member of Kernwood Country Club in Salem, where he loved to play golf and spend time with close friends. He was an avid skier and runner who competed in eight marathons, including the Ocean State Marathon and the New York City Marathon, the latter of which he ran four times. A funeral service for Jeff will be held on Sunday, February 3rd, at Stanetsky- Hymanson Memorial Chapel, 10 Vinnin Street (Vinnin Square), SALEM, MA 01970, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Congregation Shirat Hayam Cemetery, Temple Beth El section, Lowell St., Peabody, MA. Shiva will follow, from 2–6 p.m. at the Village at Vinnin Square Clubhouse, Salem, MA. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to his current congregation, Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Avenue, Marblehead, MA 01945, to their Family Education Fund.
Passed away on Oct. 22, 2018. Daughter of Susan and David Kaarby. Granddaughter of Connie (Barnes Keller) and the late Sheldon Blank. Niece of Rabbi Charles (Leah) Sherman and great-niece of Gerald Botwinick. Also remembered by many loving cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Services Thursday 1 P.M. precisely at GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S RAPHAEL SACKS, 6410 N. Broad St., Philadelphia. Interment Montefiore Cemetery. Shiva will be observed Thursday only at the Kaarby residence. Contributions in her memory may be made to Eyal's Flowers, The Eyal Sherman Foundation, 25 Linden Dr., Elkins Park, PA 19027, www.eyalsflowers.com.
Obituary of Karen Ganz
Karen J. Ganz passed away Sunday August 26, 2018 at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital, Poughkeepsie, NY after a two year battle with cancer. She was 56 years old. Daughter of Jeanne Gately and the late Donald Cennamo, she was born January 4, 1962 in New Jersey.
Karen was charismatic and compassionate, when she walked into a room she stole the show, with her big hair, blue eyes and unforgettable smile. She was a Teacher's Assistant with Hudson Hill Academy of Marlboro, NY, and was very involved with Cornwall 4th of July Committee for many years.
Survivors include her loving husband, HansPeter Ganz; her children Krystal and her husband Raymond III, Melissa, Michael and Lukas; her grandchildren Jaiden, Raymond IV, and Enzo; her sister, Donna; her Aunt Debbie, Uncle Sal; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service and celebration of her faith and life will be held at 12 p.m. on September 1st at Cornwall Presbyterian Church, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY officated by Rev. Patricia Calahan.
SUNAPEE — Sebastian Houseman died at home June 6, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.
Carl D. Zirkenbach, 65, of Colchester, partner of the late Karen A. Goguen, died Friday August 10,
2018 at St. Francis Hospital. Born August 27, 1952 in Holden, MA, son of the late Carl W. and
Margaret (Thienes) Zirkenbach, he had lived in Colchester since 1992. Carl was the owner and
operator of New England Traditions and The Barn in Marlborough, CT. He was a member of the
Hebron Lions Club, and a proud 15-year veteran of the US Air Force. Carl is survived by his
daughter Karly L. Zirkenbach of Moodus and many friends whom he considered to be family.
Funeral service will be held Friday Aug.17 at 11am in the Mulryan Funeral, 725 Hebron Ave.,
Glastonbury. Burial with military honors will follow in Marlboro Cemetery. Friends may call at the
funeral home Friday morning from 9:00 until 11am. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be
made to the Smilow Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT. 06105.
For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfhcom.
Norman Jeavons, age 88 of Pepper Pike, OH. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen "Kitty" Jeavons (nee Taze); loving father of Kathleen S. Jeavons of Washington, DC and A. Lindsey Jeavons of Moreland Hills, OH and the late Elizabeth M. Jeavons. The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to The Storm King School, 314 Mountain Rd, Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520 or to Beech Brook, 3737 Lander Rd., Cleveland, OH 44124. A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 4 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Hts., OH.
Jarrett Lawrence Markel, the adored son of Amy Beth Kaplan and Dan Markel passed away on April 20th, 2018. Jarrett was born on February 5, 1991.
In addition to his parents he leaves behind his sister Tracey and his much loved niece, Elayna; his grandfather, William Kaplan; his aunts, Joan and Sheila; his uncle, John Sergi; cousins: Jonathan, Eric, Michael, Louis, Tiah, Alahna, Madison and their families; his grandfather, Van Markel; his brother, Daniel; uncles, Van, Doug, aunts Kathy, Kristin, and their families. Jarrett was predeceased by his grandmother, Mary Alice Purcell, his cherished grandmother, Elaine Kaplan and his “forever there”, Aunt Debbie, Deborah Kaplan Sergi.
Jarrett adored his cousins: Steven, Iris, David and Uncle Hank. Jarrett was always happy when he got to visit with Uncle Harold, Aunt Zellie and his cousins from Beverly. His life was always sweeter when Alicia Roggendorf was close by ... Carmen and Carol were always happy to see him. He was devoted to Dusty who he considered and treated like his son.
Aside from family, Jarrett’s love for motocross was unsurpassed. His exceptional mechanical skills enhanced not only his own career but those of friends and his motocross family.
Jarrett was a lifelong resident of Newburgh, New York. He attended MMI, Orlando.
His persistence, determination, kind spirit and soul will be forever missed.
Richard W. Curtis, 73, passed peacefully on February 23, 2017 at the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT. He was the husband of Claudia (German) (Green) Curtis. Richard was born on February 25, 1943 in Waterbury, CT., the son of the late William and Eleanor (Benedict) Curtis. He spent most of his life as a Connecticut resident. His early years were spent growing up in Waterbury. In 1965, he moved to Cheshire, where he lived for 20 years. He then moved to Prospect where he resided until retiring to Spring Hill, Florida in 2000. Dick Curtis, as he was known in the business world, had a lifelong career with Owens Corning in sales and later in management. He was acknowledged as the roofing expert to go to throughout his long career in New England. Those who had business dealings with him quickly became his friends. He was indeed the most affable human being you would ever meet. Rich was a gentle man, kind and thoughtful. His son once told him "Dad you are the man everyone likes." Many considered him to be the Pied Piper. Children were drawn to him, both in his early years when his son and daughter were young, as well as in his later years. As his family expanded with stepchildren and grandchildren, his ability to take time to listen when needed and to have fun when called for. He so enjoyed gatherings with friends and family. He loved sports of any kind, both as a spectator watching his children and grandchildren as well as a participant. Golf, biking and kayaking were high on the activity list. He was an avid reader and would often refer to the hundreds of books on his Kindle with enthusiasm. Richard was also fearless when it came to a political debate. He will be lovingly remembered for his great sense of humor, his kind heart, his gentle manner, his genuine concern and his loyalty. He was a gift to many. In addition to his wife Claudia, Richard is survived by his devoted daughter Deborah (Ubertalli) Curtis and her children Luke, Sierra and Sam Ubertalli of Cheshire CT; Stepdaughters Claudia (Green) (Rossi) Deemer (husband Michael) of Tampa FL; Kate (Green) Bryan (husband Stacy) of Pace FL.; stepson Brian Green (partner Lina Rocha) of Waterbury Ct. In addition, Jack and Jeremy Rossi; Aidan, Patrick and Shannon Bryan; and Emily and Katie Green will miss Pop-Pop. Richard is also survived by his former wife and friend MaryEllen (Deconinck) Curtis. Richard was predeceased by his beloved son, Thomas B. Curtis in 2009. Friends are invited to join in a celebration of life for Richard to be hosted on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:45 A.M. at The Waverly Inn at 286 Maple Ave, Cheshire, CT. To view these arrangements online, share a condolence, or an online photo, please visit www.fordfh.com. To honor his memory, we will do as he did and as he wished us to do….. BE KIND, ENJOY LIFE AND LIVE IT FULLY
John LeVind passed away on February 05, 2018. Funeral Home Services for John are being provided by National Cremation of Raleigh, NC.
William Colin MacNeil Wagner died suddenly on February 9, 2018.
William Barry Lorch, age 78, of Clifton Park, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Born on May 11, 1939, in Cornwall, N.Y., he was the son of the late Wynne F. and Grace Lorch. Barry earned his B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University and spent his career with the N.Y.S. Dept. of Civil Service, retiring as director of the Classification and Compensation Division after 36 years. He was a longtime communicant of St. Edward the Confessor Church, in Clifton Park. Barry, along with his wife, loved traveling and was an avid bird-watcher, often combining the two in search of his next new bird. His favorite birding spots included Alaska, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, and his winter destination, Longboat Key, Fla., where he visited often since he was a young boy. His "life list" included 723 different varieties of birds. He also enjoyed golfing, and belonged to the Country Knolls Men's Golf League for many years. Above all, Barry loved his family, a source of great joy. During family gatherings, he delighted in playing cards and board games with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Barry was predeceased by an infant daughter, Catherine. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Brenda; children, Ellen Buchanan, Michael (Maria) Lorch, Steven (Jean) Lorch, and Nancy (Tony) Van Beusekom; grandchildren, Kaela, Christian, Adam, Kevin, William, David, Abigail, Grace, and Christine; and several cousins.
Douglas L. “Doug” Bard, 80 entered into rest, Sunday, February 18, 2018. He was part of a three-generation family-owned business, Bard Chevrolet in Newburgh. The son of the late Donald Leon and Finette “Chula” Elizabeth (Burton) Bard, he was born January 3, 1938, in Providence, RI.
Doug was an avid Ham Radio Operator (Call Sign W2ING), enjoyed photography (Camera Club), motorcycle and car racing, boating (member of Cornwall Yacht Club), computers, piano, travel, flying, was an animal lover, especially cats, and served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Doug was the man, the myth, the legend, and all-around character was world renowned for his lack of patience, not holding back his opinion, and knack for telling it like it is, or rather how he thought it should be. With that said, he was genuine to a fault, a pussycat at heart (or lion), and yet he sugar-coated nothing.
“If I should die before the rest of you, break not a flower nor inscribe a stone. Nor, when I am gone, speak in a Sunday voice, but be the usual selves that I have known. Weep if you must: parting is hell, but life goes on so sing as well”.
Doug is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bard; children, Nancy L. Bard of Lititz, PA, Jennifer Bard-Schouten of Lititz, PA, Jennifer Burns and husband, Curt of East Greenbush, NY, and Joan LoIacono and husband, Keir of High Bridge, NJ; his sister, Judith Bard of Newburgh; and grandchildren: Matthew Schouten, Grace Schouten, Dina LoIacono and Tara LoIacono.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21 at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh, with a Celebration of Life Service at 4:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doug’s memory may be sent to Town of Newburgh Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TONVAC), 97 S. Plank Rd., Newburgh, NY 12550.
Jody spent her childhood moving from place to place, as her father traveled for his work with Ford Motor Company and then General Motors to locations including Chicago, South Bend, St Paul MN, Pontiac MI, Cleveland, and Atlanta. She met her future husband Thad Horton through his sister Tracy, who was Jody’s roommate at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. In July 1944, she married Thad shortly before he shipped off to Guam to serve as a bomber pilot in the Army Air Corps in the final year of World War II.
After the war the couple and their growing family lived in Atlanta until 1959, and then moved to Pound Ridge, New York. In 1968 they purchased a summer home on Little Diamond Island in Portland, where Jody spent time for more than 40 summers. With their four children all grown and upon Thad’s retirement, the couple moved in 1983 to the Ledgewood Condominiums in Portland. Jody lived there until several years after Thad’s death in 2001, when she moved to OceanView At Falmouth. There she met Walther (Walt) Stephenson, who became her close companion for the rest of her life.
Jody loved many kinds of music, and sang in the church choir at Trinity Episcopal Church in Portland for three decades. She volunteered for many years as an usher at Portland Stage Company. She was a baker and a maker, baking sand dabs and making cheese straws every year at Christmastime, doing needlepoint with her “stitch and bitch” group, completing acrostics, and doing complex jigsaw puzzles without ever looking at the box covers. She read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice nearly every year of her life. She loved traveling, especially in England and Scotland and was a dedicated gardener, especially at Little Diamond and then at Ocean View. She had a keen sense of propriety, but also a bawdy sense of humor that she hid behind her quick smile and revealed only to those very close to her.
Jody was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Thad Horton; and her brother Richard “Dick” Tomlinson. She is survived by her four sons, Scott L. Horton and his wife Leslie Richfield of Portland; Richard K. Horton and his wife Judith Mitchell of Waldoboro; Glenn T. Horton and his wife Carol of Seattle, WA; and Evan H. Horton of Portland; as well as four grandchildren, Nick Horton of Portland; Ashley Horton of Burlington, VT; Edan Horton Mohr of Brooklyn, NY; and Sarah Horton of Seattle, WA; three step-grandchildren, Peter Asen of Cranston, RI, Taylor Asen of Portland and Jonathan Asen of Portland; and five great grandchildren. She is survived by her companion of seven years Walther Stephenson, and his children, Roger and his wife Mona Stephenson of Stratham, NH, and Bruce and his wife Kelley Stephenson of Newport, Maine.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 11am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Avenue in Portland. For those who wish to make donations in Jody’s memory and name: Good Shepherd Food Bank or Project Feed.
As is customary, Mrs. Horton will be remembered at Memorial Rock on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at The Storm King School's Sesquicentennial Reunion Weekend.
Christopher J. Toogood, age 34, passed away on December 27, 2017. He was born on September 4, 1983 in Greenwich, CT.
Chris worked as a chef in many local restaurants including Carney’s Tavern in Ballston Lake, and was known for operating the Grillin’ & Chillin’ Food Truck. He loved animals, especially his dogs Bailey & Sadie, and his cat Beast. Chris loved music, and enjoyed playing the guitar and drums. He was an outgoing person with the most caring soul.
He is survived by his fiancé Ashley, parents Anthony Toogood and Judith Street, brother Ian Toogood, uncles Peter and Mike Toogood and their families’ and many relatives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the SPCA of Upstate NY, 588 Queensbury Ave, Queensbury, NY 12804.
Alumnus & Past Faculty
David Hasbrouck Van Dyck ’40
December 25, 2017
David Hasbrouck Van Dyck, 94 of West Hartford and Bolton Landing, New York, died peacefully on Christmas morning 2017.
Mr. Van Dyck graduated in 1940 and returned to SKS as a beloved history and math teacher, coach, and dorm parent from 1947-1959. In 2015, at his 75th Class Reunion, Mr. Van Dyck received the coveted Margaret Clark Faculty Excellence Award.
David played football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and was captain of the track team at SKS. He was said to have accomplished the feat of earning a letter on every one of his five teams. "Pint-sized, his prowess on the track has been a source of constant amazement to those who have watched his effortless performance in the mile, his specialty” (The Quarry 1940). Scholastically, he also achieved a high place among his peers by graduating Cum Laude. Academically, he also earned high marks, graduating Cum Laude bef