Norwich University

Class of 2008 Obituaries

If you would like more information regarding a name on this list, please contact Norwich at 802.485.2300 or inmemoriam@norwich.edu. Please note that we do not have a detailed obituary for all names listed, but those we do are clickable links to the full obituary below. Obituaries that appear below were provided by the family or friends of the deceased to inform the Norwich community.

SGT Steven J. Deluzio, 8/22/2010
Tyler S. Hampton, 28, on November 2, 2012
1LT Mark S. Williamson, 5/4/2011


SGT Steven J. Deluzio

SGT Steven J. Deluzio, 25, died Sunday, August 22, 2010, in a prolonged gunbattle after his unit was attacked by insurgents using small arms and rocket propelled grenades in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, about 12 miles west of the border with Pakistan.

He was born in Hartford, CT on May 5, 1985. SGT DeLuzio is the son of Mark and Diane DeLuzio of South Glastonbury, CT. He graduated from Glastonbury (CT) High School in 2003, and had attended Hofstra University and Norwich University. In 2009 SGT DeLuzio graduated from University of Hartford with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

After attending Norwich University for a year, he joined the Vermont Army National Guard in October, 2004. He deployed to Ramadi, Iraq with Task Force Saber in January 2006. SGT DeLuzio was awarded the Iraq Campaign Medal and Combat Infantryman Badge while deployed to Iraq. He completed the Warrior Leadership Course in 2009 and Combat Life Saver Training in 2010 prior to deployment to Afghanistan in March 2010. He served as an Infantryman with A Company, 3-172nd Infantry located in Jericho, VT.

SGT DeLuzio was the co-captain of his hockey team in high school, where they won the state championship his senior year. He was also an avid Yankees fan and loved to banter with his father, who was an avid Red Sox fan.

SGT Deluzio leaves behind his parents, fiancee, and brother, Staff Sgt. Scott Deluzio, a member of the Connecticut Guard, who returned home from Afghanistan for his brother’s funeral.

A ceremony for Steven and another fallen soldier was held Aug. 23 at Bagram Air Force Base. We have not been informed of any other memorial or burial services, but we will send notification as soon as we receive more information.

The following links contain more information:

Honor the Fallen (Burlington Free Press, VT)

Interview with Steven Deluzio's Father


1LT Mark S. Williamson

First Lieutenant Mark S. Williamson, USMC, 25, of Spencer, Mass., died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Quantico Marine Base, Quantico, Va.
Mark was born in Worcester, Mass., and graduated in 2004 from David Prouty High School in Spencer. In 2008, he graduated with High Honor from Norwich University as a Commissioned Officer with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice.

He was a dedicated and proud Marine Corps Officer, and was most recently based in Quantico with the Military Police.

He leaves his wife, Meghan C. (Hoskins) Williamson; his parents, Kevin P. and Joyce A. (Escolas) Williamson, Sr. of Spencer; his brother, Kevin P. Williamson, Jr.; his sister, Jennifer M. Williamson; his paternal grandparents, Ralph J. and Lois M. (McSherry) Williamson, all of Spencer; his maternal grandparents, Richard A. and Virginia C. (Szczepaniak) Escolas of No.Oxford; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

First Lieutenant Williamson's funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family with a funeral mass in Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Spencer, Mass. Burial with full Military Honors will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington,Va. The family has requested flowers be omitted; contributions may be made to the 1st. Lt. Mark S. Williamson USMC Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o David Prouty Permanent Scholarship Fund, 302 Main St., Spencer, Mass. 01562.

The J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terrace, Spencer is honored in assisting the family with Mark's funeral arrangements.

Condolences may be left online at: http://www.legacy.com


   

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