Norwich University

1944 Obituaries

If you would like more information regarding a name on this list, please contact the Alumni Office at 802.485.2100 or 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.

H. Wilbur Aungst, 4/30/1997
Paul O. Bancroft, 10/2/2015
Merrill H. Barber, 5/7/1989
Vernon D. Bell, 12/21/1998
Edwin J. Benjamin, Jr., 10/18/2001
Joseph E. Bergin, 3/23/1994
Philip K. Bodge, 4/10/1990
Andrew Boggs, 4/14/2009
John C. Bonney, 9/8/1988
Robert H. Borowski, 12/4/2003
Richard S. Bosworth, 5/14/1999
Maynard L. Boucher, 3/26/2000
Charles I. Boynton, 9/25/1986
Judge Dale W. Brooks, 5/4/1984
COL Frederick Brouillette, USA (Ret), 12/8/1992
LTC John M. Burhoe, USA (Ret), 12/15/1988
Robert Butler, 12/21/2006
Colin M. Campbell, 11/13/2000
1LT George A. Campbell, USA (Ret), 5/19/2004
Alphonse F. Cifrino, 2/3/2005
David E. Clarke, 4/21/1990
William Cleaver, 6/2/2004
Gerald E. Collins, 1/8/2010
Dr. Frank L. Collins, Jr., 6/8/1986
A. Bradford Cook
Stirling W. Copp, 9/23/1997
Richard E. Davis, 7/26/1993
John W. Day, 8/9/2004
Dr. Joseph V. De Luca, 1/17/1999
Herbert L. Dean, 3/22/1999
Richard L. Desmond, 2/3/1992
O. David Dillman, 9/18/2000
Gordon S. Dole, 1/11/2004
LTC Robert G. Dorman, 2/3/2008
Harry M. Dunham, 1/16/1990
Leon B. Edgerton, 12/13/1996
Kenneth A. Erwin, 2/26/2010
James Erwin Jr., 1/20/2003
Burton B. Fall Jr., 11/23/1997
Richard E. Farnham, 2/20/1985
Santino G. Fiumera
Dwain E. Flanders
Richard K. Ford
Stuart Foster
Edward C. French, 12/2/2007
COL William P. Gardiner, USA (Ret), 8/20/1994
Daniel J. Goeke, 4/17/2004
Warren Grandy, 9/29/2010
Philip C. Greene, 3/10/2006
Martin D. Haendle
Robert Moore Hallam
, 2/1/2010
John F. Hammell, 5/27/2011
Lee Harford, 6/3/2013
LTC Robert Harrington, USA (Ret), 6/14/1986
Francis D. Hart Jr., 3/22/2000
Martin E. Harwood, 7/16/2008
Donald Hewett, 1/25/1998
Thomas P. Howley, 7/6/2011
Thaddeus M. Jachym, 8/28/2005
LTC Woodbury Johnson, USA (Ret), 11/4/1995
SGT John Jones, USA (Ret), 10/16/2000
I. Pete Katz, 7/24/2006
Thomas E. Keeney, 11/4/2002
Edward M. Keith, 2/17/2005
Roger M. King, 1/20/2013
Charles F. Knapp, 8/20/1989
Frank L. Leidtker, 10/29/1989
Albert B. Liptak, 12/12/2005
Henry Lisowski, 12/1/2000
Alan T. Lockard, 7/16/2002
James Lombard, 3/22/2014
Allan W. Lord Jr., 8/25/2003
Morrison A. MacPherson, 9/28/1971
James E. Marr Jr., 10/12/2004
Donald R. Martin, 4/13/1990
Vincent Mcleod, 11/19/1994
Frederick T. Meinken, 4/5/2002
Warren H. Mell, 5/27/1979
Dr. Charles "Chuck" F. Miller, 4/16/2015
John B. Monk, 12/7/1984
Dr. Carlo Q Montori MD, 10/22/2001
Willard B. Morse, 12/9/1988
J. Warren Mylchreest, 5/7/2003
Maj Robert A. Newhall, USAF (Ret), 4/24/1994
Peter Nowak, 4/9/2002
Parker B. Nutting, 2/9/2000
Prof John O'Neill, 2/15/2000
John Pinard
Bertram A. Podall, 7/2/1999
COL Arthur S. Pottle, 7/18/2015
LTC James F. Powers, USA (Ret), 11/10/2005
Lincoln H. Randall, 2/26/1999
Dr. Charles A. Roy, 10/6/2011
COL Hubert E. Sargent, USAF (Ret), 3/8/2005
Robert N. Sawyer, 10/4/2003
Hubert M. Schietinger, 8/14/2011
James A. Selleck, 12/13/2010
Charles L. Sellars, 12/23/1989
Dutee L. Smith, 79, of Burns, Ore., 2/26/2002
MAJ Hobart L. Smith, USA (Ret), 12/10/2002
Prentiss L. Smith, 1/24/2005
Homer Lucien Somers, 1/11/2012
Robert L. Stevenson, 8/7/2002
Dr. David M. Stewart, 7/5/2001
Neil Stone, 4/5/2008
COL William B. Super, USA (Ret.), 1/1/2011
Carleton Swanson, 3/22/2010
Perry Swirsky
, 10/6/2013
Earl L. Temple, 11/7/1988
William B. Tooles, 10/8/1987
William J. Toth, 7/17/2004
Herbert W. Tutherly, 4/4/1997
William W. Waddell, 7/13/2014
Robert H. Wager Jr., 11/20/1993
Arthur I. Watson, 1/15/1989
William Welsh, 9/19/2013
Lyman S. Whitney, 8/6/1997
Dr. Roger I. Williams, 9/30/2004
Robert P. Witschen, 2/17/2003
LTC Christo S. Zoukis, USA (Ret.), 6/14/2009

Andrew Boggs

Andrew Boggs, 88, of Bethlehem, PA, passed away on April 14, 2009. He will be buried in the family plot in a private burial service.

Though he began studies at Norwich in 1940, Andy’s graduation from Norwich was delayed until 1947 while he completed service in World War II. He earned recognition by receiving the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre and occupation ribbons, the Belgian Military Cross, and the European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal with three campaign stars. Andy retired from the Army with the rank of major.

Organization, administration, and service were the watch words for the former Executive Director of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ASHRAE voted him their highest honor- Executive Vice President Emeritus, an Honorary Member of the Society when Andy retired in 1985, after 30 years of service.

Andy was active in a number of groups including the Standards Engineers Society, American Society of Association of Executives, NY Society of Association Executives, and as a past president of the Council of Engineers and Scientific Society Executives. Andy was also listed in “Who’s Who in Engineering.

Andy was a past president of the Alumni Association, Alumni trustee, three term member of the Board of Fellows, and in 1977 the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Andy also served as president of the Partridge Society for a number of years, and also volunteered as a NORWICH 2000 Steering Committee members and campaign volunteer.

Andy believed strongly in the values of Norwich University and was recognized as a One-Star General in the Partridge Society for his dedication. Andy was also a member of the 1819 Circle. While at Norwich he was a brother in Theta Chi, played for the concert band, was a member of Regimental Band and the Grenadiers Band.

Gerald E. Collins

Gerald E. Collins, 85, of Rochester, N.Y., passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 8, 2010.

Jerry began attending Norwich in 1939; however, his academic career was put on hold when he joined in the war effort. Jerry was a Captain in Patton's U.S. Army in Germany in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Bronze Star.

Jerry earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1947. He worked around the country for General Electric Company for 20 years and was president of General Railway Signal (GRS) in Rochester for 21 years.

He was passionate about his community board work, including Rochester Community Savings Bank, St. John Fisher College, The Center for Government Research, Boy Scouts, Career Development Services, Strong Memorial Hospital, and Genesee Region Home Health Care. He was equally passionate about downhill skiing and the game of golf. He was a member of Oak Hill Country Club for 41 years and was proud of his several holes-in-one.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Connie; seven children, Deene (George) Kennon, Chris (Mary) Collins, Joy (Maggie) Collins, Lynn (Yogi) Schiller, Claudia (John) Topping, Marcia (Brian) Geary, Ted (Susan) Collins; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Jerry was pre-deceased by his brother Bob.

LTC Robert G. Dorman

LTC Robert G. Dorman, 87, former resident of Northfield, died Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the Callaway County Hospital in Fulton, Missouri. He was born October 9, 1920, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Robert & Mary (McConnell) Dorman. He is a graduate of Norwich University, class of 1944, where he earned his BS in economics and earned his Master's Degree in education at St. Michael's College in Colchester.

LTC Dorman was a career Army veteran, having served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and many other locations around the country as well as abroad. He retired from the military in the early 1970s with over thirty years of service. He worked for the Vermont Department of Labor in Montpelier, was the Town Manager of Northfield for many years and taught at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri for nine years, prior to his retirement.

He had been married to Mary Louise Mangan. He later married Jean Stringer in Hope Summit, Missouri.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, and coaching youth athletics.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Dorman of Fulton, MO; seven children, Robert Dorman of Laugue City, TX, Richard Dorman of Plymouth, MA, Ronald Dorman of Corvallis, OR, David Dorman of Bayville, TX, James Dorman of Northfield; Thomas Dorman of Sharon, Katherine Beebe of Castleton; eleven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Dorman.

Philip C. Greene

Philip C. Greene, 84, of Mystic, Conn., died March 10, 2006. Philip was born Nov. 23, 1921, in Westerly, to Helen Taber and Lewis R. Marston. He graduated from Westerly High School. During his time at Norwich, he was a member of the Glee Club and Theta Chi. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, then served his country in World War II as a 2nd lieutenant with the 782nd Tank Battalion in Europe.

After the war, he sold oil drilling equipment in South America and then worked for New England Wire and Cable. He soon joined Davis-Standard Machinery Co., selling extruders worldwide in the wire and cable industry, later serving as president, responsible for the company's expansion and relocation from Mystic to Stonington. He then began a new career with Connecticut General Life Ins. Co (CIGNA) as an estate planner, retiring in 1998.

He has served as Campaign Chairman and President for United Way of SE Connecticut, as well as serving on other local campaign drives for the Mystic Congregational Church Organ Fund and the Mystic Community Center's move from Pearl Street to William's Point in Mystic. He was a longtime director of Chelsea Groton Bank and an incorporator with both L&M Hospital and The Westerly Hospital. He served many years on the Groton Town Retirement Board. He was a member of the Thames Club, Ram Island Yacht Club, Off Soundings Club, Mystic and Hopkinton historical societies, Mystic Seaport and Mystic Congregational Church where he sang in the choir for over 35 years. He loved sailing, cruising and racing with family and friends on "Blue Jacket". Always a passionate songster, he enjoyed a lively discussion and a good laugh.

He is survived by a sister, Priscilla Taylor of Camden, Maine, and a brother-in-law, John R. Wheeler Jr. of Mystic; four sons, Rod, Randy, Chip and Tom; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by a younger brother, Rodman Taber Greene, (killed in action in World War II); a granddaughter, Julia Davis Greene (2001) and his loving wife of 59 years, Anita Wheeler Greene (2005).

Robert Moore Hallam

Robert Moore Hallam, 87, passed away Monday, February 1, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Springfield, MA on March 20, 1922, he graduated from Technical High School in Springfield. Bob received engineering degrees from the University of Illinois and Norwich University. In addition, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from Norwich in 1970. While at Norwich, Bob played on the basketball team and was a brother of Sigma Nu. Following graduation, Bob was a lifetime member of the Partridge Society, a member of the 1819 Circle, a former trustee, and a former fellow.

Bob served in the US Army during World War II in the 2nd and 8th Armored Divisions.  He attained the rank of major, serving as a tank commander and aide to General John Divine.  Decorations and citations he received included the Bronze Star, Army Commendation for distinguished service in ground combat, the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign, European Campaign (three battle stars), Victory Medal, WWII, Army of Occupation, National Defense Metal, Russian “Award of Guard,” and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

Following his military service, Bob returned to Springfield and married the love of his life, Barbara Barnett, on May 18, 1946. He also began his career as a mechanical engineer with Associated Engineers, Inc.  He was president of Colonial Engineering Company; president and CEO of the R.M. Hallam Company and chairman of the Board of TRC Companies, Inc. Bob enjoyed over 35 years of retirement pursuing his passions of photography, fishing, and travel.

Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Barbara, and his children, David M. Hallam '70 and his wife, Patty, Richard F. Hallam and his wife, Susan, Cheryl A. Jobbins and her husband, William, and Barbara H. Fleming and her husband, EJ Fleming. Bob was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Hallam-Barnett Scholarship Fund, c/o of Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

Martin E. Harwood

Martin E. Harwood, 87, of Brunswick, ME, died at his home in the presence of family on July 16, 2008.

He was born on Feb. 11, 1921, in Hanover, N.H. He graduated from Lebanon (N.H.) High School and attended Norwich, where he was a Brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and where he earned a degree in Economics. He later attended Boston University and acquired a master's degree in Secondary Education.

During World War II, Mr. Harwood served in the United States Army with the 13th and 82nd Airborne Divisions.

In 1945, he married Wynetta Brown of Lebanon, N.H. After 38 years of marriage, raising their two daughters and living a very full life, Winnie passed away in 1983.

Marty taught in schools in Rochester, North Stratford and Laconia, N.H. He coached football, basketball and basebal! l. In 1951, he was recalled for military service during the Korean Conflict. From 1968 to 1982, he served as principal in the Laconia Middle School.

An avid outdoorsman, Marty enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and golfing. For many years he taught fly-tying classes in the Laconia Adult Education program. He was a very active photographer of New England scenics and he was a writer of nature-related articles. Many of his photos were featured in calendars, magazines and postcards.

Mr. Harwood was a member of the New Hampshire Lakes Region Camera Club, serving as its president for two years. He was a member of the Lady of the Lakes Church in Laconia and served as a volunteer for several local agencies.

In April 2002, Mr. Harwood married Agnes Strout of Brunswick, Maine. They have enjoyed six happy and active years.

Family members include daughters Louise Harwood Crowley and son-in-law Roger of Montpelier, Vt., and Susan Harwood and son-in-law Jack Alves of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sist! er Loretta Marsh of Appleton, Wisc.; brother James Harwood of Merrimack, N.H.; and his four stepchildren, Nancy Strout, Peggy Masek, Dana Strout and Stanley Strout and their families.

Donations in his memory may be made to a charitable organization of one's choice.

Condolences may be expressed at

Thomas P. Howley

Thomas P. Howley passed away on July 6, 2011 in Naples, Fla., following a brief illness. He was born November 30, 1922 in Rutland, Vt., to Patrick Francis Howley and Mae Smith Howley.

Tom and his wife of 59 years, Jean Hyatt Howley,  were residents of Imperial Golf Estates. An avid tennis player and golfer, he and his wife retired to Naples, FL, following his career as an industrial engineer with ITT. A veteran of WW II, Tom graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor of science in economics in 1944.

He began his career with General Electric in Schenectady, NY and then later joined ITT and moved with his family to Brussels, Belgium for five years before settling in Wilton, Conn. While in Brussels, he started an English speaking elementary school for 104 students. Today, St. John's International School has 950 students from pre-school through high school.

After retirement, he and his wife volunteered in Sri Lanka as a consultant to a coconut processing complex. He traveled widely throughout the world for both work and pleasure. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and oil painting. Upon retirement he taught himself how to carve and paint decoys, which he gave to his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Tom is survived by his wife, Jean, of Naples, Fla.; his children, Guy S. Howley of Ridgefield, Conn., Denise A. Howley of Arlington, Mass., Pamela Howley Crawbuck and her husband, Bob, of Dover, N.H., Patrick T. Howley and his wife, Lisa Altomare, of Anthem, Ariz., and Melissa J. Howley of Nashua, N.H. He is also survived by six granddaughters, Jenna Cusack and Shana Cusack Mahoney of Amesbury, Mass., Nicole and Mikayla Howley of Anthem, Ariz., and Olivia and Eliza Howley of Nashua, N.H. He was preceded in death by both his parents; his sister, Patricia Howley Rehfuss; and his brother in law, John W. Rehfuss.

A celebration of his life will take place in Nashua, NH at a later date. Internment will follow in Rutland, VT. If desired,  contributions in Tom Howley's name may be made to Avow Hospice of Naples, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105. Condolences may be left online at:

Roger M. King

Roger MacConnell King, 91, of Virginia Beach, Va., died peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2013.

Roger was born on December 3, 1921, in Hollis, N.Y., to Samuel R. King and Mabel MacConnell King. He attended high school in Hollis, but also called Chatham, N.J., home for a few years when his parents moved there. Roger began college at Norwich University with the Class of 1944. His college career was interrupted by service in World War II. He served with the Fifth Airdrome Squadron of the 8th Air Force, in the European Theater, including in Ireland, England, and Germany. After WWII, he finished college at Rutgers University, Class of 1948.

Almost the entirety of Roger’s professional career was with the Insurance Company of North America (INA, now part of CIGNA), in Philadelphia, Pa., with a short stint in Austin, Texas, where his two sons, Jeff and Neil, were born. Upon retirement, Roger moved to Rockport, Maine, which he loved.

Roger is survived by his sons: Jeff of Virginia Beach, Va., and Neil of Norfolk, Va.; and his grandchildren: Katherine and Kendall of Virginia Beach, and Kaitlin, Kyle and Evan of Norfolk.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Owls Head Transportation Museum (Volunteer Support), PO Box 277, Owls Head, Maine, 04854, or Roger volunteered there and thoroughly enjoyed its great collection and shows of antique cars and airplanes.

Dr. Charles "Chuck" F. Miller

Dr. Charles F. Miller, 92, husband of Mary F. (Tenerani) Miller, of Phoenixville, PA, died on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Morenci, MI, he was son of the late George E. and Herma (Fauver) Miller. He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. Dr. Miller attended Norwich University, and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Vermont in 1950. He performed his internship in Philadelphia at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from 1950 to 1951 and his residency from 1953 until 1957 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Philadelphia. He then came to Phoenixville Hospital in 1957 to help in the Emergency Room where he worked with Dr. Brant, he then joined his practice. Dr. Miller served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Phoenixville Hospital from 1974 until 1983, and Chief of General Surgery from 1972 to 1978. He was a member of Chester County Medical Society, American College of Surgeons and the American Board of Surgeons.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons, Thomas E. Miller and Richard D. and wife Betty Miller; granddaughters, Julie Miller and Carli Miller; a brother, Richard Miller of Connecticut, and a sister, Marilyn Jewell of Michigan. Since his retirement in 1989, Dr. Miller enjoyed traveling, watching college football and spending time with his family in Vermont.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service in the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 517 S. Main Street at Fourth Avenue, Phoenixville, PA, on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John J. Newns officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Norwich University Development & Alumni Relations, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

Dr. Charles A. Roy

Dr. Charles A. Roy, 88, died Thursday, October 6, 2011, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Claire (Lusignan) Roy. They were married September 7, 1946. He leaves 3 sons, Charles Roy, Jr. and his wife Jill of Morrison, CO, Richard Roy and his wife Heidi of Breckenridge, CO, and John Roy and his wife Mari of Charlton; 6 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He also leaves a brother, Philippe Roy and his wife Connie of Brooklyn, CT, and a sister, Pauline Rowett of Sunapee, NH, many nieces and nephews. Dr. Roy was born in Southbridge, November 1, 1922, son of Arthur and Eugenie (Tetreault) Roy and lived here all his life. He was a member of Notre Dame Church, and was a US Army veteran of WW II, and the Korean War. He graduated from Mary E. Wells High School Class of 1940, graduated from Norwich University, and Tufts Medical School. Dr. Roy practiced Pediatric medicine for 47 years in Southbridge, retiring in May 1990. He was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, New England Pediatrics Society, Worcester District Medical Society, Member and Past President of Harrington Memorial Hospital. He was also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA, Past President of the Southbridge Lions Club, Tri-Community YMCA, and Tri-Community United Way, past member of the Southbridge Board of Public Welfare, and Southbridge School Committee. He was also the school physician for the Town of Southbridge Public Schools for several years. The funeral will be Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy St., Southbridge with a Mass at 10 AM at Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St., Southbridge. Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday, October 10, 2011, from 4-7 PM. Burial with Military Honors will be at New Notre Dame Cemetery, N. Woodstock Rd., Southbridge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Support Network, P.O. Box 839, Southbridge, MA 01550.

Hubert M. Schietinger

Hubert M. Schietinger, 89 years old, of Leander, Texas, died of natural causes at his home in the presence of family on August 14, 2011.

He was born on February 6, 1922, in Bridgeport, CT. He graduated from Norwich University Class of 44, where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He played on the hockey team.

During World War II, Mr. Schietinger served in the United States Army with the 10th Armored Division. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he earned the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts, Good Conduct Medal, European Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal, Occupational Medal (Germany), National Defense Service Medal, and Presidential Unit Emblem (Bastogne). Mr. Schietinger was also recalled to service during the Korean War.

In 1948, he married Olive Stevens of Loma, Montana. They raised six children.

Mr. Schietinger worked for M. W. Kellogg for over 40-years specializing in rigging and linings. He travelled all over the world on business including Japan, Pakistan, India, Algeria, Mexico and South America to name a few. His residences included stops in Wyoming, Canada, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut, Demark, and Texas.

Mr. Schietinger is survived by his wife Olive, children Tom, Peter, Joanne, Mark, Mary, and John – eleven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and his sister, Eleanor Clark. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Bertha, and grandson Joe Elmore.

James A. Selleck

James A. Selleck, 89, a lifelong resident of Rutland, passed away unexpectedly on December 13, 2010. He was born in Rutland, August 10, 1921, son of Robert E. Selleck and Vera Grace (Eitapence) Selleck. Jim attended Rutland High School, graduating in 1940. On March 6, 1943, he married Wilma Burke.

In 1944, while attending Norwich University, Jim was deployed to the Philippines and later to occupied Japan. He returned in 1946 and began work at Central Vermont Public Service as a dispatcher. He retired after 37 years from CVPS as a senior distribution engineer. Jim was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, the Rutland American Legion and a 16-year member of the Engineers Club of Rutland County, serving as president in 1978 and 1979. Besides his love of family, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, frequently sharing his harvests with neighbors and friends, especially those at Seward's.

Jim is survived by his wife of 67 years, Wilma; his sons, Peter A. Selleck and Robert J. Selleck of Rutland; and his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Thomas Chestnut of Santa Maria, Calif. He was a devoted grandfather to his three granddaughters, Nicole Selleck Collette of Rutland, Amy Chestnut Noble and Holly Chestnut Konieczny of Milford, N.H., and a great-grandfather to four great-grandchildren. He had numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his fraternal twin sister, Jean Selleck Day.

Homer Lucien Somers

Homer Lucien Somers, 90, died on January 11, 2012, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Newport, Vt., on October 22, 1921, the son of Dr. Henry E. Somers and Dorcas (Desaulniers) Somers.

Homer graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1940, and Norwich University in 1947, (Class of 1944). While at Norwich, Homer never walked a tour, and he never fell off a horse! He served in the 5th Army in Italy during WWII, and remained in the Army reserves, retiring as a major after 20 years.

In June 1952 he married Helga Muller of Bamberg, Germany. They had two sons and a daughter. In September 1984, he married Alma Schmelzenbach of Tinmouth, Vt., and gained three stepsons.

He taught at a military school in Texas for two years, then worked for the Ansonia Sentinel (Conn.) as an assistant to the publisher for nine years, after which he worked for Ottaway Newspapers, Inc., a subsidiary of Dow Jones Co., as Director of National Advertising Sales for 22 years.

A faithful Rotarian, he served in several clubs for 60 years. He also served as a YMCA director in Ansonia, Conn., for over 20 years. Homer was an active supporter of the Boy Scouts, YMCA and community chests.

With his wife Alma, he traveled the world, adding great experiences to his already interesting life.

Homer is survived by his wife, Alma; son, Hans Somers; daughter, Heidi Barsony; three stepsons: Lothar, Thomas, and Christopher Schmelzenbach; and granddaughter, Erika. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helga, in 1978, his son Henry in 2008, and his sister, Joyce Mundell, in 1999.

There will be a memorial service and Mass at Christ the King Church in Rutland, with the date to be announced.

Condolences may be sent to Alma Somers, P.O. Box 340, Wallingford, VT 05773.

Homer will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Neil Stone

Neil Stone, 87, of Potsdam, NY, died April 5, 2008, after being seriously ill for several months. Neil had been living in a nursing home in upstate Pennsylvania with his wife Marilyn for over a year.

While at Norwich, Neil played on the football team and was picked as all-state fullback in 1942. He was also part of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Neil’s time at Norwich was interrupted by WWII when he was sent to the Philippines where he fought as a first lieutenant in the cavalry. After the war he returned to Norwich and completed his engineering degree.

Neil is survived by his wife Marilyn; a son, Peter Stone, in Potsdam, NY; and a daughter, Lynda Garner, in Shohola, PA.

COL William B. Super, USA (Ret.)

COL William B. Super, USA (Ret.), 88, a long-time resident of Mount Vernon, Va., passed away on January 1, 2011 of congestive heart failure. William was born in Norwich, Conn., and raised in North Adams, Mass.

He was a 1947 graduate of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., and received a master's degree in administration from George Washington University.

During World War II, he served in the Army in Europe with an engineer combat battalion. William joined the Navy in 1966 after many years of doing engineering work for the Army and working as a mid-Atlantic track supervisor for the Pennsylvania Railroad.  He  retired in 1982 as an acquisition appraisal manager at Naval Sea Systems Command.

In retirement, he was a tax counselor for H&R Block and worked as a real estate agent at Shannon and Luchs. He had recently moved to Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va., from Mount Vernon, Va.  His memberships included St. James' Episcopal Church at Mount Vernon in Alexandria, the Mount Vernon Civic Association, and the Masons.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Knupp Super; son, William Super; daughters, Suzanne Allen and Barbara Mathis; sister, Janice Glisson; four grandchildren, Samantha Mathis, Grady Mathis, Randy Allen, and Daniel Allen.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Greenspring Benevolent Fund.

William W. Waddell

William Warren Waddell, age 91, died peacefully at home in Montgomery, Texas on July 13, 2014. Bill was born on September 18, 1922 to Percy and Jeanie Barr Waddell in Medford, Massachusetts.

 He graduated from Arlington High School (Arlington, MA) and was a member of the Norwich University (Northfield, VT) Class of 1944. He served in the US Army during World War II as 1st Lieutenant in the 3rd Cavalry, Reconnaissance Squadron and received a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He married the lovely Naomi McNeil in 1948 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Bill began his engineering career with the regional power and light company that afforded them, and their three children, the opportunity to live in the first all electric house in the area. In 1966, after 11 years as president of New England Lift Slab Company, Bill's career path widened as he was hired to be in charge of all on-site development of the 100 story John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois. With the completion of this project Bill and his family returned to the Boston area in 1970 when he became vice-president in charge of building construction and management for John Hancock. In 1974 Bill returned to Chicago to assist with Urban Investment and Development Company's Water Tower Place project; which was followed by a move to Philadelphia in 1979 where he was in charge of a large UIDC urban reconstruction project. His final project, also with UIDC, moved him to Houston, TX in 1983 as regional vice-president in charge of general management and leasing at First City Tower. 
He and Naomi settled in The Woodlands where, after his retirement in 1987, Bill spent many, many happy hours on the golf course. When he was not on the golf course he enjoyed a life long hobby of working crossword puzzles; an estimated 30,000 since the age of 16!

While his career accomplishments were impressive, Bill's real gift was his personality. Always positive, funny, generous and charming, Bill made everyone he met feel welcome and at ease. He brought out the best in all of us. Bill was preceded in death by the love of his life, Naomi and his brother Arthur. He leaves behind his three children: Wendy Parker and husband Bill (Dallas, TX); Lynne Fox and husband Bill (Boquete, Panama) and Jeff Waddell and wife Lisa (Montgomery, TX); grandsons Bryan Parker and wife Jenifer (Dallas, TX) and Jason Parker and wife Molly (Portland, Oregon); two great-grandsons Lennon and Fitz Parker (Dallas, TX) and two grand-dogs Joey and Jesse.

A private burial will be held at Hanover Center Cemetery in Hanover, Massachusetts. The family requests donations be made to Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation The family invites you to send condolences at by selecting Obituaries and Services

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