In Memoriam - Triangle Volume 83, No.1
IN MEMORIAM - FALL 2011 (OCTOBER)
Fred G. Heinlen, March 1, 2011.
Sheldon P. Raynes, Nevada City, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010. Raynes is survived by his wife Katherine, three daughters, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
John A. Dawes (G'48), Queensbury, N.Y., April 11, 2011. Dawes served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He taught physical education and coached in the Lake George (N.Y.) School District for 16 years before becoming an independent distributor for numerous food supply companies and a sales representative for Institutional Financing Services. He was active in his community and enjoyed playing golf. Dawes leaves his wife Marjorie and many extended family members.
J. Robert Eddy (G'48), Jan. 25, 2011.
Walter M. Allen, March 21, 2011.
William Anttila, Stockton, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011. Anttila served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He is credited for bringing water polo to northern California, where he coached for 38 years at the University of Pacific, Stockton College, and San Joaquin Delta College (all located in Stockton). He amassed 759 wins in 1,099 matches and produced dozens of All-Americans. Anttila is a member of the Springfield College Athletics, Pacific Athletics, Stockton Athletics, and U.S. Water Polo halls of fame. He remained an active swimmer until age 86. He leaves his wife of 61 years Sisko, three children, and three grandchildren.
Ellen (Hartshorn) Grauer, Peterborough, N.H., Feb. 25, 2011. Grauer was the director of the Manchester (N.H.) Girls Club and program secretary for the Rochester (N.Y.) YMCA. She and her husband lived around the country, thanks to his military assignments, before Grauer settled in New Hampshire. She was predeceased by her husband John, and is survived by her daughter, two granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.
Louis James Kustas, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., April 24, 2011. Kustas served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He spent the first half of his career as a newspaperman, writing about foreign correspondence for Springfield, Mass., Republican, Springfield (Mass.) Daily News, Corning (N.Y.) Evening Leader, Buffalo (N.Y.) Courier, Jamestown (N.D.) Sun, Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News, and the self-published Batvia (N.Y.) Sun. His second career was one of business, opening The Toy House in Hudson Valley with his brother and The Book and Record chain of stores with his wife. Kustas was active in his community and church and enjoyed spending time on Candlewood Lake, swimming, water skiing, snow skiing, and traveling with his wife. Kustas leaves his wife Georgia, two daughters, and two grandsons.
Walter M. Allen, Lockport, N.Y., March 10, 2011. Allen was the chief investigator for the Juvenile Aid Bureau at the Niagara County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Department, retiring in 1985. Always active, he coached youth baseball, basketball, and swimming, and excelled in paddleball, handball, racquetball, and golf despite losing an arm as a young man. The sheriff's department racquetball tournament was named in his honor after he defeated opponents half his age when he was 62. He was active in the community, including the YMCA of Lockport, and enjoyed maintaining a garden at the Lockport Presbyterian Home assisted living facility. Allen was predeceased by both of his wives, Marie and Elizabeth, two children, and a grandson, and is survived by a son, three stepchildren, 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Garland Bryan Murray, Greensboro, N.C., March 15, 2011. Murray served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then devoted 39 years of his life to the local American Red Cross, retiring as the chief executive officer in 1986. Murray was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth and a daughter, and leaves his wife JoAnne, four children, 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Wallace J. Huston (G'53), Northampton, Mass., Dec. 22, 2010. Huston served in the U.S. Army during World War II, earning a Combat Infantry Badge, a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and an Expert Sharpshooter Badge. He was a physical therapist, working at Albany New York Hospital; the Veterans Hospital in Connecticut; the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass.; and an independent office, also in Greenfield. He was a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and was active in his church. Huston enjoyed the outdoors, nature, and creating art. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Betty, two children, and four grandchildren.
John A. Barry (G'48), Union City, Calif., May 15, 2011. Barry served in the U.S. Air Force. He taught briefly at Midland School of Boys in Solvang, Calif., while completing his doctorate, before spending the next 28 years as a physical education teacher and coach at Bancroft Junior High School in Los Angeles and San Leandro (Calif.) High School. Barry enjoyed silly jokes, songs, martinis, and being the life of the party. He was active in his community and often attended Stanford University and San Francisco 49ers football games and senior dances. He was predeceased by a son, and leaves his wife of 25 years Rayona, two children, and three grandchildren.
Robert R. Beetz (G'49), El Sobrante, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010. Beetz served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then taught in the Riverside (Calif.) Unified School District for 35 years. Beetz had a passion for officiating, refereeing 11 sports in various levels over 66 seasons. He was active in his church. He was predeceased by a son, and is survived by his wife of 64 years Doris, three children, and four grandchildren.
Bruce L. Herwig (G, G'54), Fair Lawn, N.J., March 6, 2011. Herwig served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then spent 25 years teaching physical education and coaching football, basketball, and baseball in the Fair Lawn School District. He also spent a year teaching in England as a Fulbright scholar. Herwig was active and enjoyed bicycling, swimming, and playing tennis, and taught the latter two. He leaves his wife Shirley, three sons, and five grandchildren.
Adolph A. Szyper, Feb. 10, 2010.
William M. Childs, McLean, Va., Dec. 21, 2010. Childs served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He went on to join the U.S. Department of State for more than 20 years, serving around the world. He later worked for an American Enterprise Institute think tank and as a private consultant in international publishing. Childs enjoyed telling stories and discussing politics. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Betty, two children, and a granddaughter.
Madalyn Ruth (Wolfson) Friedman (G), Holyoke, Mass., April 30, 2011. Friedman worked in the Chicopee (Mass.) Public Schools for more than 30 years, teaching every grade from one through seven and serving as a guidance counselor at Chicopee Comprehensive High School. Upon her retirement, she traveled and enjoyed many cultural and volunteer activities. Friedman loved her family, home, antiques, classical concerts, theater, dance, and books. She was predeceased by her husband Sidney, and leaves her son Howard.
Chauncey A. "Dewey" Morehouse, State College, Penn., Feb. 24, 2011. Morehouse served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He went on to direct physical education and athletics departments, coach several sports, and teach at various college preparatory schools before moving on to similar roles at Panzer College in East Orange, N.J., and Lock Haven (Penn.) State College. He went on to a 25-year career at Penn State, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, directing the Penn State Sports Research Institute, and retiring as a professor emeritus. Morehouse served as a visiting professor of physical education in West Germany and was involved in several professional organizations, as well as the State College American Legion and his church. He leaves his wife of 57 years Marilyn, three children, and five grandchildren.
Raymond J. Thompson, Gettysburg, Penn., Jan. 3, 2011. Thompson was a baseball player, playing in the New York Yankees' minor league system before injury cut his professional career short. He then played with the U.S. Army, where he was named an All-Star in 1952, and managed the Roselle Park (N.J.) Cardinals. After baseball, Thompson was the recreation director for several towns, and Gettysburg named its Little League baseball field in his honor. He was also inducted into the Union City Baseball Hall of Fame. He leaves his wife of 43 years Janet, three children, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
A. David Deacon Jr., Simsbury, Conn., Jan. 29, 2011. Deacon taught physical education and coached numerous sports at several schools, including 32 years at Hall High School in West Hartford, Conn. There, he coached soccer and basketball, leading the former to four state championships, and served as the director of athletics. Deacon was inducted into the Connecticut Coaches Hall of Fame in 1983 and was named the National High School Soccer Coach of the Year in 1985. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Priscilla, two children, and four grandchildren.
Kenneth M. Karrer (G'50), Nov. 15, 2010.
Edward J. Mason, West Whately, Mass., Jan. 23, 2011. Mason served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He went on to teach and coach football at West Springfield (Mass.) High School, leading three teams to championships. Mason then coached the Springfield Technical High School football team from 1959 until retiring in 1984. He also coached the school's ice hockey team. Upon retirement, he ran a summer day camp for 20 years. He was predeceased by a son and leaves his wife of 57 years Mary, five children, 18 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Anthony N. Roberts, Dec. 2, 2010.
Laforest C. Smith, Jan. 13, 2011.
Fred W. Woelfle (G'51), April 22, 2010.
T. Merrill D. Dollar, March 13, 2010.
Dorothy L. (Clapp) Martyn (G'53), Dec. 15, 2009.
William M. Miller (G), May 8, 2011.
Harold A. Stratos (G), Longmeadow, Mass., May 29, 2011. Stratos spent almost his entire career—39 years—at Somers (Conn.) High School, leaving his mark on the school in its Future Leaders Club, which he founded, and its computer-equipped classrooms, which he first introduced. Stratos was predeceased by his wife Mary, and is survived by four siblings and several nieces and nephews.
Allan M. Triner, July 30, 2010.
Stanley H. Coulling, Wheeling, W.Va., Feb. 5, 2011. Coulling served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and later the Baltimore Orioles, he spent most of his professional baseball career in the minor leagues. He went on to become the executive director of the Oglebay Institute and the superintendent of recreation and managing director of the Moorestown (N.J.) Community House. Coulling was an inductee of the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as a member of many community organizations. He leaves his wife Betty Ann, three children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Sanford "Sandy" Hayman (G'57), Augusta, Maine, May 6, 2011. Hayman served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War before embarking on a 30-year career teaching physical education and coaching numerous sports at the General Brown Central School in Dexter, N.Y. Upon his retirement, he and his wife Dorothy moved to Augusta, where he worked on the grounds crew at the Augusta Country Club and volunteered at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Dorothy, three children, and three grandchildren.
John D. Kershaw, Sacramento, Calif., May 6, 2011. Kershaw served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a recreation coordinator in Canada before teaching in Springfield, Mass., and Elk Grove, Calif. After retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling, dancing, and spending time with their family. Kershaw was predeceased by his wife Kay, and leaves three children, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Charles Amos Maxted, March 8, 2010.
Mary R. McGrath (G'58), March 10, 2011.
Solomon G. Tyler (G), Salisbury, Md., Dec. 30, 2010. Tyler served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as well as a Maryland State Police officer. He devoted his career to education, teaching physical education, coaching football, and serving as an administrator at two high schools before joining the department of education at Salisbury State College for 12 years. A talented baseball player, Tyler played professionally in the Eastern Shore League and was inducted in the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996. He was also active in his church. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Catharine, three children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Gordon C. Barry, March 10, 2011.
John H. Etter, New Haven, Conn., March 18, 2011. Etter served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then spent 41 years as the athletic director and the football, basketball, and baseball coach at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass., where the gymnasium, a postseason football game is named in his honor, and a baseball sportsmanship trophy is named in his honor. Upon retiring in 1994, he moved to Bucksport, Maine, where he promptly began serving as a volunteer assistant coach for Bucksport Middle School's football, basketball, and baseball teams until 2007. Etter was active in local sports and athletics organizations, as well as his church. He leaves his wife Nancy and four children.
William Folsom, North Fort Myers, Fla., May 29, 2011. Folsom served in the U.S. Navy. He coached high school basketball in Maine for 27 years, first at Orono for eight years, then at Westbook for 19. He won 392 games and four state titles. Upon retirement of coaching, Folsom served as athletic director at Westbrook for seven years. In 2005, he was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. He was predeceased by his wife Shirlee, and is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Clifford P. Kibbe (G'56), March 10, 2011.
Joseph Melville "Zack" Marshall (G'55).
James F. Moersh, Covington, Va., Jan. 28, 2011.
Robert J. O'Neill, Feb. 28, 2010.
William Ancker Thompson, Long Beach, Calif., March 17, 2011. Thompson served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War before devoting 38 years of his life as the director of intramural-recreational sports for Long Beach City College. In addition, he worked for the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball teams in promotions and sales, co-authored the book Modern Sports Officiating, and was active in the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed swimming, writing, reading, and tending to his avocado grove. Thompson was predeceased by his wife of 56 years Sally, and leaves two children and four granddaughters.
Mary (Cregan) Bernard (G), Wilbraham, Mass., April 12, 2011. Bernard worked for more than 30 years in the Springfield (Mass.) Public Schools as a teacher and counselor. She was involved in her church and community. Bernard enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, and is survived by her two children and five granddaughters.
Edward C. Dobbins, Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada, Jan. 20, 2011. Dobbins served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for Connors Bros., Ltd., in New Brunswick for many years, including time as a manager of the fresh and frozen foods division, supplying haddock and pollock to the Boston market. He also introduced safety jackets to save the lives of the company's fishermen. Upon retirement, Dobbins began designing games and sports equipment, holding patents for a table-top curling game and a tennis practice device. He is survived by his wife, five children, and seven grandchildren.
Alice T. Murray (G), May 10, 2011.
Joseph J. Nuccio (G), Enfield, Conn., Jan. 31, 2011. Nuccio served in the U.S. Army. He played semi-professional baseball in Springfield, Mass., before devoting his life to teaching. Nuccio taught physical education and health at Berlin (Conn.) and JFK (Enfield, Conn.) high schools, coaching several championship football teams at the former. He also coached football and softball at Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, earning the first honorary Lifetime Membership Award for Outstanding Service to Students, Sports, and the Booster Club of the Enfield School System. He enjoyed staying active and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife Beverly and two daughters.
Edward Pesaresi (G), Ithaca, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2011. Pesaresi served in the U.S. Army during World War II before embarking on a 25-year career at Ithaca College. There, he taught in and chaired the department of health and physical education, and coached the school's football, baseball, and basketball teams. His 1962 baseball squad won the NCAA National Collegiate Championship. He was inducted into the Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Pesaresi loved his family, his students, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and golfing with his friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years Ardis, and leaves two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Chesley A. Steele Sr., Spring Hill, Fla., Feb. 4, 2011. Steele served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earning a World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal. He went on to teach physical education and coach wrestling and football at the Westford (Mass.) Academy for 15 years, and taught physical education and coached football at Ayer (Mass.) High School. He also refereed high school wrestling. Steele was predeceased by his wife Yvonne, and is survived by three children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Eugene R. Wilk G'56), April 30, 2011.
George Edward Teravainen (G), Duxbury, Mass., Dec. 24, 2010. Teravainen served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earning the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and Philippine Liberation Medal. He taught physical education, coached soccer and basketball, and eventually worked as the athletic director and the head of the physical education department at Duxbury High School. He also introduced ice hockey to the school. In addition, Teravainen directed and owned Camp T, a summer camp for more than 100 children, from 1954 to 1984. He was active in his community and enjoyed golfing. He leaves his wife of 56 years Nancy, four children, and eight grandchildren.
Joseph Thomas Kobuskie, May 18, 2011.
Joseph M. Scavone (G), Agawam, Mass., Jan. 31, 2011. Born in Italy, Scavone immigrated to the U.S. in his youth. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Later, he was a social worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. Scavone was also active in the Italian Athletic Club. He was predeceased by his wife Mildred, and is survived by three children, and four grandchildren.
Robert J. Sonstroem, North Kingstown, R.I., Jan. 21, 2011. Sonstroem was a professor emeritus in physical education and exercise science at the University of Rhode Island, where he taught for 28 years. He published many research articles and book chapters, as well as the novel "Diamond Rewards." He previously taught and coached baseball and basketball at Chester (Vt.) High School and Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. Sonstroem was active in his church and enjoyed reading, hiking, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. He was predeceased by a daughter, and leaves his wife Norma, three children, and three grandchildren.
Jane M. Colwell, Dec. 14, 2010.
Thomas H. Lieberman (G), March 10, 2011.
Francis W. Welch, Springfield, Mass., April 12, 2011. Welch served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He practiced general dentistry for more than 36 years at his private practice in Springfield. He was a longtime member of the American Dental Society, Massachusetts Dental Society, and Valley District Dental Society. Welch was active in his church and community and enjoyed boating on Long Island Sound. He was predeceased by his first wife Marianne, and is survived by his wife Patricia, three sons, and a granddaughter.
Richard Viles Beedy, Dixfield, Maine, Dec. 7, 2010. Beedy served in the U.S. Navy before beginning his career teaching physical education and health. He taught and coached soccer, basketball, and baseball at Gorham (Maine) High School, and taught and coached football, basketball, baseball, and tennis at Dirigo High School in Dixfield. Beedy also worked summers as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park and Mount Blue State Park in Weld, Maine. He was active in his community and loved fishing and hunting with his dog Dee. He was also a mason. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Constance, three children, and six grandchildren.
James Edward Nichols (G), March 15, 2011.
Matteo Marcellus Vittucci II (G), Englewood, N.J., March 24, 2011. Vittucci was an American dancer and choreographer who specialized in Spanish dance and became an authority on ethnic dance forms, performing under the name Matteo. He and his wife Carola formed a dance team that performed throughout the world for more than 30 years, regularly teaching and performing at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, Mass. Vittucci also taught at the High School of Performing Arts in Manhattan and co-founded the Indo-American Dance Company, which later changed names many times. He wrote The Language of Spanish Dance: A Dictionary and Reference Manual and Woods that Dance. He was predeceased by Carola after 20 years of marriage.
Charles H. Haney, June 11, 2010.
Margaret (Ford) Zaik (G'76), Feb. 4, 2011.
Robert J. Haston (G'62), Lake Placid, Fla., Feb. 25, 2011. Haston served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He went on to devote his career to the YMCA, working in various locations throughout New York and New Jersey before retiring from the Greater Wichita (Kan.) YMCA as the youth director. Upon retirement, he was an active volunteer for many organizations, as well as his church. Haston is survived by his wife of 30 years Nancy.
Robert Brian White, April 11, 2011.
Harold W. Wood, Lathan, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2010. Wood served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He went on to teach, coach golf, and work in admissions at several locations before settling in as the director of admissions at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.; as the vice president in charge of undergraduate admissions and institutional financial aid at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and after a brief retirement, as the director of undergraduate admissions and recruitment at SUNY-Albany. Wood was active in a number of organizations related to higher education. He leaves his wife of 46 years Margie, three children, and two granddaughters.
James C. Haddock, Dublin, N.H., March 31, 2011. Haddock devoted his life to the advocacy of and service to the developmentally disabled. As director of the New Hope Center in Cheshire County, N.H., he created a vocational program to help integrate mentally and physically handicapped people into the community. He also served as the director of the New Hampshire Association for Retarded Citizens, taking on the Laconia State School, an institution for mentally disabled children whose deplorable conditions made Haddock physically ill when he visited. He was instrumental in the 1979 class action lawsuit that led to the school's closing. Haddock is survived by his wife of 50 years Elizabeth, three sons, and eight grandchildren.
Robert S. Robbins (G), Melbourne, Fla., Jan. 13, 2011. Robbins served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He went on to teach in the Enfield (Conn.) School System, at both Enfield and Enrico Fermi high schools. Robbins was also a mason. He leaves three children, nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Benjamin Shelborn Silas (G), Oct. 28, 2010.
Everett S. Walen, Woodbury, Conn., April 1, 2011. Walen spent most of his career in the Danbury (Conn.) Public Schools. During his 47 years at Danbury High School, he served as housemaster, assistant principal, and acting principal twice. Walen also co-owned and comanaged the Green Knoll Day Camp in Brookfield, Conn., from 1965 through the late 1980s. He is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Elizabeth, and two grandchildren.
Frederick John Caro, Erie, Pa., April 27, 2011. Caro taught and coached wrestling, football, and track at Edinboro (Pa.) State College for 36 years until his retirement in 1999. More than 20 years were spent as the head wrestling coach, and he has been inducted into several athletic halls of fame. Carowas active in the community, serving on school boards and officiating youth baseball and wrestling competitions. He leaves six children, two stepchildren, 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Ruth F. (Stevens) Earls, March 7, 2011.
George J. "Buddy" Fox, Cary, N.C., June 8, 2011. Fox was a health and physical education teacher for 34 years, 28 of those years at Centereach (N.Y.) High School. He was an accomplished wrestling, golf, and soccer coach, and was inducted into his alma mater's Smithtown (N.Y.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. Fox is survived by his wife of 46 years MaryAnn, two children, five grandchildren, and his mother.
Steven W. Jaffer, March 31, 2011.
Stuart Theodore Rogers, Lake Worth, Fla., May 12, 2011. Rogers' greatest joy came from his family and his passions, including singing, playing tennis, and his religious faith. He leaves his wife Joan, his mother Alice, and two children.
Stephen David Rosenfield (G), March 7, 2011.
Elimelech Shochat (G'66), Feb. 20, 2011. He leaves his wife Marlene.
Ardis (Spaulding) (Stevens) Smith (G), Weston, Vt., April 9, 2011. Smith worked with people of all ages in the recreation field, spending time in special education, conducting workshops, throwing parties, teaching square and folk dancing, organizing leadership courses, while working at the National Survey in Chester, Vt., the Brattleboro (Vt.) Retreat, and her own Leisure Services, Inc. She was active in her community and in recreation-based organizations, authoring many publications. Smith enjoyed reading, gardening, outdoor activities, and family functions. She was predeceased by her first husband William, and leaves her husband Sherman, two children, six stepchildren, eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary Susan (Dowling) Spencer (G), Hartford, Conn., Feb. 8, 2011. Spencer was predeceased by her husband David and leaves two daughters and five grandchildren.
Richard W. Wells (G'67), Topsham, Maine, April 29, 2011. Wells served as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He then worked in insurance, first at United Service Life Insurance Company (late Reliastar Insurance Company) and then at Allstate, as a financial planner and life insurance specialist. He coached high school boys track for many years, including 13 seasons at Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. An avid runner, skier, and golfer, he also volunteered as a driver for Coastal Transportation. He was a devoted fan of the N.Y. Giants. Wells is survived by his wife Carol, two sons, and six grandchildren.
Michael Duffelmeyer, Charlestown, R.I., Feb. 23, 2011. Duffelmeyer taught physical education for the Mount Pleasant Central School District in Thornwood, N.Y., for more than 33 years, coaching football, basketball, baseball, and golf throughout his career. He enjoyed pheasant hunting, boating, golfing and camping with family and friends, and playing the drums, and he was active in his church. Duffelmeyer leaves his wife of 40 years Ann, a daughter, and three grandchildren.
Shirley A. Wilson (G), Feb. 3, 2011.
Robert Harben (G'75), Baldwin, N.Y., Sept. 8, 2010. He is survived by his wife Patricia.
Carol Ann (Buziak) Morris (G), Lisbon, N.H., Feb. 2, 2011. Morris was an elementary school teacher in the Newburgh (N.Y.) Enlarged City School District until her retirement in 1997. She was also a respected breeder of champion Samoyed dogs. Morris enjoyed her family, friends, and Samoyeds, as well as dog sledding and music. She is survived by her husband of 42 years D. Michael.
David R. Shorey, May 8, 2009.
Barbara Lynn (Gustafson) Cullen, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2010. Cullen worked for Club Fit in Westchester County, N.Y., for 21 years, most recently as manager of the fitness department. She was active in her church. Cullen leaves her husband of 34 years Frank, and three sons.
Robert J. Gross, March 10, 2011.
Ruth E. (Snook) Gould, March 21, 2011.
Karin L. (Lehto) Viafore, Jan. 25, 2011.
Mary Lou (Huber) Watkins (G'82), Hummelstown, Penn., Jan. 23, 2011. Watkins was the first woman staff member at the Bethlehem (Penn.) YMCA before moving to the Hummelstown YMCA. There, she served in various capacities, including swimming instructor, coach, and aquatic director, until retiring in 2010. She enjoyed teaching swimming to anyone and everyone. She leaves her husband of 33 years Robert, and two children.
Francis A. Wojnarowski (G'87), Chicopee, Mass., March 25, 2011. Wojnarowski was a precision tool maker at Hamilton Sundstrand Company in Windsor Locks, Conn., and a gun maker and CNC operator at the Smith and Wesson Company in Springfield, Mass. He was active in his church, and with several community organizations. Wojnarowski enjoyed playing bass guitar in the band Shades of Blues. He is survived by two daughters.
Stanley K. Pietrzak, Apex, N.C., Feb. 7, 2011. Pietrzak worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 years, most recently as the institutional account specialist for Viiv Healthcare in Apex. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Jane, and two children.
Ernesto A. Randolfi, March 22, 2011.
Lisa J. Huebner-Lane, Edwards, N.Y., Dec. 28, 2010. Huebner-Lane taught physical education and coaching swimming at Edwards-Knox Central School in Edwards. She initiated an American Red Cross lifeguarding program at the school and chaired the physical education leadership awards committee. Huebner-Lane enjoyed spending time outdoors. She leaves her husband of 17 years David, and two children.
Joseph E. Scamman, March 28, 2011.
Beryl (Weckwerth) Honsinger (G), Lexington, Va., Jan. 15, 2011. Honsinger taught physical education in public schools before working as a therapeutic recreation specialist at a nursing home and a hospital. She volunteered for many groups and was active in a number of health care organizations. Honsinger was skilled at sewing, knitting, weaving, and gardening, skills (among many others) that she used in her various volunteerwork. She was also active in her church. She leaves her husband Vernon, three sons, and five grandchildren.
James R. Kerwick, March 15, 2011.
John P. Ambrose, Danvers, Mass., May 19, 2011. Ambrose served the town of Danvers, Mass., as a police officer for more than 39 years, retiring in 2000 as a sergeant. He loved his town and his job, and in retirement, Ambrose enjoyed reading, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Mary and is survived by four children, and 11 grandchildren.
Marion J. (Herrernan) Plante (G'95), March 31, 2011.
Lucinda J. Ramenda, June 20, 2009.
Joseph R. Bisson, March 14, 2011.
Kristin D. (Horgan) Hiza, Littleton, Colo., March 21, 2011. Hiza taught fourth and fifth grade at Tollgate Elementary School in Aurora, Colo. She enjoyed following sports, especially the N. Y. Giants and Yankees, and running, having competed in full and half marathons shortly before being diagnosed with cancer. She also enjoyed hiking and skiing with her husband. She is survived by her husband Justin. In lieu of flowers, food, and other items, donations can be made to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation (www.tcjayfund.org) or the Kristen (Horgan) Hiza Scholarship Fund (303-326-2042).
Jacob D. Anderson, March 10, 2011
Melvin J. Rolfe Sr., Tampa, Fla., March 20, 2011. Rolfe served in the U.S. Army before working at the State of Florida Department of Juvenile Justice at the Hillsborough Juvenile Assessment Center and Mental Health Services and at the Department of Veteran Affairs. In 2009, he earned a license to teach and preach the gospel at St. Matthew M.B. Church, something he was truly passionate about. He is survived by his wife Lynne, four children, and one grandchild.
Sean M. Allen, Springfield, Mass., June 12, 2011. Allen worked as an accountant with his father before succumbing to his lifelong battle with cerebral palsy and more recent fight with cancer. He loved sports, especially the Boston Red Sox, and enjoyed spending his summers with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Allen leaves his parents Lindy and Nick, two grandmothers, his puppy Hope, and countless friends and family members.
Sandra Hoyle, March 7, 2011.
Diane C. Rhodes (G), Dec. 18, 2010.
Antonio Smith, April 27, 2011.
Kevin Andrews, Springfield, Mass., Dec. 17, 2010. Andrews instructed in the emergency medical services management program at Springfield College and worked at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. A black belt, he also coached martial arts at Western New England College in Springfield for 23 years. He is survived by his wife Alexx, three children, and three grandchildren.
Ann Jewett, Athens, Ga., March 1, 2011. Jewett was the director of the women's physical education department and a professor of physical education at Springfield College from 1963 to 1966. She served in the U.S. Navy during World War II before devoting her life to physical education, teaching the subject at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Springfield College, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and the University of Georgia, where she was a research professor emerita. Jewett published more than 20 chapters and more than 50 articles and papers, and earned many professional honors. She leaves a sister, a brother, and nine nieces and nephews.
George Denman Wood, Wilbraham, Mass., Nov. 13, 2010. Wood was the director of public relations for Springfield College in the early 1960s, and under a U.S. Department of State sponsorship, accompanied the 1965 basketball team on its around-the-world goodwill tour. Wood had a distinguished career in journalism, higher education, and politics. Upon retirement, he continued writing for the Springfield Republican newspaper and finished an unpublished novel. He enjoyed golfing and playing poker and was active in his church. He leaves two children.
Louise B. Appleton H'85, Sarasota, Fla., April 6, 2011. Appleton and her late husband Julius were longtime members of the Springfield College Board of Trustees and Louise was named trustee emeritus in 1993. She was active in community charity work, serving as president of the Girls Club, vice president of the United Fund, and on the board of the National Girls Club. She was also involved with her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, and was awarded a Medal of Honor from the institution in 1999. She was predeceased by Julius and by her son Allen, and is survived by a son and a granddaughter.
College Mourns Loss of Kate Richardson '11
Springfield College alumna, graduate student, and former women's soccer player Kate Richardson '11 died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 12, while bicycling in Newport, Tenn. Born on Aug. 4, 1989, in Morrisville, Vt., Richardson graduated from Lamoille Union High School in 2007. There, she excelled in soccer and played a year of lacrosse. She attended the University of Vermont for a season before transferring to Springfield College, where she played on the women's soccer team and earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy in May 2011. She was working toward her doctorate in physical therapy.