In Memoriam - Triangle Volume 82, No. 2
Carl W. Eilers, Jan. 17, 2010.
Robert S. Hamilton (G), Feb. 17, 2010.
Carleton P. Menge, Grantham, N.H., Feb. 16, 2010. While at Springfield College, Menge was editor of the “Springfield Student” his senior year and vice president of the senior class. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Chicago in 1940. Menge served in World War II from 1941-1946, concluding as a commanding officer at the Station Hospital at Camp Gruber in Muskogee, Okla. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1948, and started his professorship of education at the University of New Hampshire the same year. He retired in 1990 after 42 years of teaching. He received the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Bette Jane Wright, four children, and seven grandchildren.
John L. Dyer, Jacksonville, Fla., April 16, 2010. Dyer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had a successful career as an insurance agent in upstate New York before embarking on a teaching career at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Upon retirement, Dyer spent his time traveling and playing golf. He was active in his church and many other community organizations. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Betty, and leaves three children and four grandchildren.
Maurice Taylor, New London, N.H., March 10, 2010.
Frank Leonard Cooley, March 3, 2010.
Harold Euler , Las Cruces, N.M., March 15, 2010.Euler managed architecture and design of new facilities at Brookhaven National Labs in Upton, N.Y., for 39 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects Emeritus, and he enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha, and leaves two children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Dale A. Harper, West Chester, Penn., June 24, 2010. Harper served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the supervisor of health, physical education, athletics, and safety for the West Hartford (Conn.) School System, and he also coached soccer, basketball, track, and golf throughout the years. He was a member of several professional organizations, including the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly, and is survived by a son, two granddaughters, and a grandson.
David Parsons Cole (G’47), Kingston, R.I., Feb. 22, 2010. Cole served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He devoted his career to education, teaching physical education and later becoming an elementary school principal in Webster, N.Y. A wrestling champion at Springfield College, he would continue his support of the program throughout his life. Cole leaves his wife of 66 years, Wilma, three children, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two siblings, and several nieces and nephews.
Harlow A. Parker (G), Sept. 28, 2009.
Howard E. Crozier (G’50), March 19, 2010.
Donald A. Murch, Dec. 4, 2009.
Edward S. Witko, Dryden, N.Y., March 12, 2010. Witko served the U.S. Navy on board the USS Canberra and received five air medals for rescuing downed pilots. He later taught physical education at Berlin and Onteora high schools before becoming the principal at Onteora. He then served as the assistant superintendant and superintendant of Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (TST BOCES). He was active in the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other community groups, and in his church. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. He is survived by his wife, Marion, four children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
David Brosius Kintzing, March 13, 2010.
George R. Wells (G), Oct. 15, 2009.
Carlton Chopp, Allegan, Mich., March 7, 2010. Chopp worked at YMCAs in Allentown, Penn., and Pittsburgh, Penn. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean.
Douglas John Doerfler, March 1, 2010.
Franklin Johnson Sr., Naugatuck, Conn., Jan. 25, 2010. Johnson was a veteran who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was a teacher, guidance counselor, and coach at Naugatuck (Conn.) High School for 38 years, and he was active in his community. For several years, he organized the town’s Memorial Day parade and served as commander of the Naugatuck Veterans’ Council for 20 years. He was also involved with the American Legion, and was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Jeanne, four children, and nine grandchildren.
Carl E. Merris, March 22, 2010.
Barbara Catherine Parnell (G), March 8, 2010.
Arthur N. Teamerson, July 2, 2009.
G. Barry Thompson (G), Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, June 29, 2009.
Charles Alden Barstow, Chino Hills, Calif., March 21, 2010. Barstow served as an officer in the U.S. Marines for 30 years, spending time in the Dominican Republic, Lebanon, and Vietnam. He attended the National War College and was decorated with the Bronze Star with Combat “V.” He retired as a colonel. Barstow was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed playing handball at his local YMCA. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores, four children, a brother, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Jean C. Tierney (G), March 14, 2010.
Mildred Brown Coleman (G), March 23, 2010.
John P. Mayers, July 7, 2009.
Joan (Brown) DeChellis, Summit, N.J., March 9, 2010. DeChellis was active in the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, the special education committees for Westfield (N.J.) Public Schools, and her church. She was an avid bowler and a volunteer for the Westfield Rescue Squad, and she initiated a Neighborhood Watch in her community. She is survived by her husband, Anthony, three children, and several grandchildren.
Charles H. Haney, Chicopee, Mass., June 11, 2010. Haney was a physical education teacher for 32 years in the city of Chicopee, retiring in 1993. He was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed supporting his children and grandchildren in various sporting events, and was a dedicated runner. He was active in the Fairview American Legion Post 438 and the Easter Seal Society. Haney was predeceased by his wife, Marie, and is survived by six children, 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three siblings.
Carl Gustav Eppelmann, Albany, N.Y., March 15, 2010. Eppelmann served in the U.S. Army Reserve National Guard from 1960-68, rising to the rank of sergeant. He then spent 40 years in banking, including 30 at Troy (N.Y.) Savings Bank. He was active in his church and in his community. Eppelmann enjoyed spending time with his family, rooting for the Troy-Albany Junior Engineers, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann, a daughter, two grandchildren, two siblings, and numerous extended family members.
Sherry (Baker) Adams, Northport, N.Y., Dec. 29, 2009. Adams taught in the Half Hollow Hills School District. She was predeceased by her husband, Timmy, and leaves three children and six grandchildren.
Charles L. Cange, Dec. 14, 2009.
Kenneth John Wildes Jr., Burbank, Calif., March 22, 2010. Wildes spent 30 years working in various forms of communications, media, public relations, and promotion, including time as the director of public relations and publications for Springfield College. Most recently, he served as vice president of communications for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. He enjoyed rooting for the New England Patriots, and dining out. Wildes leaves his fiancé, Terri Chapman, two daughters, six grandchildren, his mother Eileen, and a sister.
John Clark Hiltz (G), March 15, 2010.
John Forrest Shafer, Chittenango, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2010. Shafer taught English in Japan for two years before beginning a 23-year career teaching English for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in New York. During that time, he became department chairperson and coached basketball and football. The school district held a sports, music, and food festival entitled “Something for Shafer” for the late teacher, benefitting the Shafer Family Education Fund which will allow Shafer’s children to attend college. Shafer, who loved vacationing and being outdoors, leaves his wife of 20 years, Susan, two children, his mother Sally, three brothers, and many extended family members who loved him.
June (Wandell) Smith (G), Enfield, Conn., April 14, 2010. Smith worked as a group home manager specializing in the field of Prader-Willi syndrome. She was a member of the Enfield Quilt Guild and a follower of the Baha’i faith. Smith enjoyed quilting, knitting, gardening, and rooting for the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Edward, six children, brother, and 16 grandchildren.
Michael J. Padellaro, March 8, 2010.
Virgie Rae Murray, Feb. 9, 2008.
Barbara Thomas, Feb. 6, 2009.
Larry Jackson, St. Petersburg, Fla., March 15, 2010. Jackson was a health care administrator at the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital and served in the U.S. Army. He was active in his church. Jackson is survived by two children, four stepchildren, four siblings, and three grandchildren.
Jonathan G. Santiago, Springfield, Mass., May 30, 2010. Santiago was a former sous-chef at Springfield College, and had just begun working at Balise Chevrolet. He enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, and indoor floor hockey.