Norwich University


1952 Obituaries

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

Michael Alexander Aurilio., Esq, 4/6/2010
Dr. Michael R. Basila, 5/31/1999
Thomas H. Bagshaw, 10/7/2011
LTC William E. Barton, USA (Ret.), 7/24/2010
Richard C. Bauckman, 12/26/1991
LTC Stuart Wilson Birch, USA (Ret.), 7/12/2008
Sanford C. Brigham, 8/18/1987
Conrad Blouin (Vermont College)
Susanne Perry Boyd (Vermont College), 10/3/2013
Sherman C. Burnham Jr., 9/24/1999
William G. Carlisle, 4/26/1992
Nancy J. Casey (Vermont College), 6/10/1992
LTC James Donald "Don" Cashman, 11/6/2009
Paul Clancy, 5/20/1999
James M. Clark Jr., 12/19/2002
Edward C. Close, 5/1/2005
Ronald G. Cobleigh, 5/6/1994
Richard S. Conde, 5/13/2012
John O. Cook, 7/11/1981
Richard W. Costin, 6/4/1999
Paul B. Cunningham, 7/15/2009
John G. Danko, Jr., 2/27/2012
Pascal Joseph DeMasi, 1/26/2008
William N. Demos, 10/27/1999
Neil G. Everingham, 1/14/2013
Albert C. Ewert Jr., 6/26/1994
Albert J. Finethy, 3/1/2006
Murray E. Fisher, 6/26/2012
John F. Fitzgerald, 5/20/1964
Joseph Forand, 11/27/2002
Walter T. Foss Jr., 2/14/2004
Paul W. Foster, 6/9/1996
Michael W. Frangos, 6/9/2005
Robert D. "Ottis" Freitag, 8/12/2010
James G. "Jim" Galanes, Jr., 8/17/2007
Robert M. Garrison, 10/8/2013
Charles W. Gates, 10/1/2003
Gilbert M. Gigliotti, 12/31/2004
Carleton P. Gilroy, 2/16/1995
Frederick J. Glover Esq., 12/29/1986
Dr. Robert E. Hanson, 10/28/1999
Lawrence Heney (Vermont College), 6/1/2002
Thomas J. Hoar, 1/5/1999
MG Robert S. Holmes, USA (Ret.), 6/10/2009
LTC John A. Hutchins Jr., USA (Ret), 5/9/2001
James Ingram (Vermont College), 7/9/2000
J. Leo Isabelle (Vermont College), 1/3/2005
Thomas F. Kenney
Keith King
, 8/15/1971
A. Robert LaCroix, 9/16/1953
Silvio Jules Lamarre, Jr., 5/29/2012
COL Robert G. Lampman, USA (Ret), 4/14/2004
LTC Paul B. Lawrence USA, 5/17/2000
Richard W. Lounsbury, 12/22/2001
Charles E. MacKinnon, 6/25/1952
Peter F. Magazu, 9/30/2001
Andrew T. Malloy, 7/29/2006
LTC Richard H. Marden, USA (Ret), 1/29/1992
Richard B. McManus, 2/13/2013
Lt. COL John P. McQuillin, USAR (Ret.), 12/28/2006
Thomas E. Morris Jr., 1/6/1995
Bernard R. Moulton Jr., 11/6/2002
Stewart E. Parkinson, 2/12/1998
David M. Paul, 5/1/2011
Carl A. Peterson Jr.
John B. Phelps
, 11/16/2011
LTC Donald E. Pike, USA (Ret), 6/2/2000
William H. Quinn, 10/19/1996
Frederick M. Rogers, 12/26/2010
Thomas Salmon, 10/13/1996
Bernard M. Sassi, 7/27/1993
Norman E. Segal, 10/25/2007
William Shurtleff III, 10/6/1990
Benjamin A. Simeone Jr., 3/22/2002
John E. Simmons, 7/30/1981
John R. Smith Jr., 7/24/1997
Robert W. Smith, 5/20/2009
John T. Swift, 6/9/1993
Edward Stewart (Vermont College)
William J. Sullivan, 11/22/1978
Reginald T. Thomas, 2/24/2013
Raymond Truell, 3/20/2007
Douglas R. Warnken, 10/4/1994
Herbert J. Washer, 3/12/2010
Robert West, 4/5/2001
Dana C. Whittaker, 10/19/2005
John "Jack" T. Whitehead, 7/19/2010
Bruce Fairbanks Williams, 3/14/2011
Norman L. Zundt, 3/20/2003


Michael Alexander Aurilio., Esq

Michael Alexander Aurilio, Jr., Esq., a longtime resident of Natick, MA, passed away on April 6, 2010 at the Kindred Hospital in Natick. He was 79 years old & the beloved husband of Carolyn A. (Bedner) Aurilio with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.

Born in Ossining, N.Y., he was raised & educated there graduating from high school in 1948. Mr. Aurilio went on to study at Norwich from where he graduated in 1952. After graduation he was commissioned in the United States Army & served honorably at Ft. Hood Texas during the Korean Conflict. Upon discharge from military service, Mr. Aurilio attended St. John's Law School in New York where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. He was a private practice attorney in New York with his brother prior to moving to the Boston area in 1966 & joining his step-father practicing law in Medford. Mr. Aurilio went to work for the United States Government in the mid-1970's as a real estate specialist until his retirement in 1995. A devoted family man, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren in addition to travelling to Florida, playing cards, watching birds & horse-racing, & enjoying the company of all animals. He will be forever remembered as a close follower of politics & a staunch conservative.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Aurilio is survived by 3 daughters, Susan Denison & her husband Mark of Holliston, Debbie diBenedetto & her husband Bernie of Hopkinton, & Nancy Johnson & her husband Cliff of Rockport; 5 cherished grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Julia, Louis, & Andrew; 1 brother, William Aurilio & his wife Margaret of Sarasota, FL; 1 sister, Marie Motchok & her husband Emil of Venice, FL; his sister-in-law, Jeanne Portale of Tom's River, N.J.; & several nieces & nephews. He is also survived by a dear friend James Ryan of Woburn & the beloved pets of his daughter Nancy, C.J. & Peeps.

Those wishing to remember him may do so through memorial donations to the MSPCA, 350 S. Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130.


Thomas H. Bagshaw

Thomas H. Bagshaw, 81, of Bedford, Mass., died on October 7, 2011. He was born March 4, 1930, in Lowell, Mass., to Walter and Mary (Holmes) Bagshaw.

He received his early education in Lowell schools, and graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a bachelors degree in economics. Following a tour with the United States Army, Thomas worked for the Travelers Insurance Company in the greater Boston area.

For Tom it was all about family. He was the youngest of eleven children, and enjoyed spending time near the shore. He had a warm and friendly personality, as well as a great sense of humor. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Tom is survived by his children: Anne Weidacher, Peggy Bagshaw, Kari Charles, “TC” Chavaree, Thomas Bagshaw; a grandson, Jack Charles; two sisters: Vickey Barton, and Catharine Foley; his wife of eleven years, Isabelle Moore; her children: Stephen, Ann, Christopher, Katie, and Mary. Tom was predeceased by his son Thomas in 2003,his first wife, Lillian (Verett) Bagshaw, in 1964, and his second wife, Asta (Moore) Bagshaw, in 1994.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospitial, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Save The Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880.


LTC William E. Barton, USA (Ret.)

LTC William E. Barton, USA (RET), 82, Formerly of Fair Haven, entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 24, 2010 in Ft. Myers. He was born in Newark and lived along the Jersey Shore prior to moving to Ft. Myers. He was a proud American who honorably served his country in the US Army for 24 years. After his retirement from military service, he enjoyed a career as a Procurement Analyst for Ft. Monmouth from where he retired.

Bill received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Norwich University in 1952. While at Norwich, Bill was active in the Signal Honor Platoon and the German Club. He also excelled academically having been on the Dean’s list during his time at Norwich. He later received his MBA from Monmouth University.

He was a member of F & AM Two Bridges, Mt. Mariah Lodge #824. He was also a member of Navesink Lodge #9 of Free and Accepted Masons, and was also a Sojourner in Masonry. He was past president of the Central NJ Chapter of MOA (formerly TROA) and past Treasurer of the State Council of MOA (TROA) chapters and a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Rotary Club of Piscataway.

Bill is predeceased by his loving wife, Dolores Johnson Barton who passed in 2001 and parents, Everett and Julianna (Schaefer) Barton. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered for being an extraordinary father, grandfather and friend to his sons, William E and wife Karen of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Robert H. and wife Andrea of Adelphia, NJ; Grandchildren, Spencer, Pamela, and Kelsey Barton and dear friend, Norma Johnson.

Friends were invited to visit on Thursday, July 29 from 4-6 pm and a Masonic service was held at 6pm, at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. A Funeral Home Service was held Friday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m., officiated by CH(COL) Hugh A. Mackenzie, Ret.. Interment was at the Brigadier General William C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to: Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, P.O. Box 93, Eatontown, NJ 07724. Please visit William E. Barton's memorial website available at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com


LTC Stuart Wilson Birch, USA (Ret.)

LTC Stuart Wilson Birch, USA (Ret), 78, of Glen Allen, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, husband of Joyce M. Birch, passed away on July 12, 2008. There are no further details available at this time.


Susanne Perry Boyd

Susanne Perry Boyd, 81, a longtime resident of Greensboro, Vt., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at the Birches Nursing Home in Concord, N.H.

She was born June 17, 1932, in Barre, Vt., the daughter of the late Courtland L. Perry and Bertha (Nason) Perry. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1950 and continued her education at Vermont Junior College in Montpelier, Vt. On July 23, 1955, she married Ralph Sawyer Boyd, Jr. NU'55 at the First Baptist Church in Barre. They made their home in Cranford, N.J., for many years. Following the retirement of her husband, they relocated to Greensboro where they spent their remaining years.

Susanne was employed by the National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier for several years. Following her marriage, she stayed at home to care for her husband and young children. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Barre, the Cranford Baptist Church in Cranford, N.J., and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She used her love of music to lead the two church choirs for many years. She was a member of the Wednesday Morning Club in Cranford and was an active volunteer for the United Way. She loved music and traveling.

Susanne is survived by her son, Ralph S. "Chip" Boyd, III; three daughters: Laura J. Cote, Ellen L. Boyd, and Alison Boyd; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband on Dec. 12, 2012; and four siblings, Viola Offensend, and Courtland, David, and John Perry.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Barre. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 120, Williston, VT 05495. Northern Vermont Funeral Service of Hardwick is assisting the family with local arrangements.


LTC James Donald "Don" Cashman

LTC James Donald "Don" Cashman, 80, of Olympia Washington, died peacefully at home from bone cancer on November 6, 2009.

Don participated in many activities and clubs while attending Norwich, including Rifle Team, Varsity Club, Newman Club, Cheerleading and Pegasus Players. He was also a Sigma Nu brother. Don temporarily left school his senior year. Before leaving, he took his military exam and was commissioned as a Reserve Officer, requesting to be called to active duty. In February of 1956, he returned to Norwich, taking on eight classes and wearing his officer’s uniform. Don graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Don went on to serve twenty-five years in the Army.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Patricia; his son Bob and his wife, Liz; as well as three grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was predeceased by his daughter, Cathy, 50.


Richard S. Conde

Richard S. Conde, 82, of North Utica, N.Y., passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, in the comfort of his home, with his family by his side.

Richard was born August 31, 1929, in Trenton, N.J., the son of James and Jessie (Laurie) Conde. He was raised and educated in Utica and went on to graduate from Norwich University in 1952, with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. While at Norwich, Richard was a member of the Newman Club and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Richard served his country with the US Army, Signal Corps, during the Korean War. In 1956, he married Jane Hall in St. Patrick's Church, Utica. For many years, Richard was employed with General Electric in Utica. He later was employed by Griffiss AFB in Rome, N.Y.

Richard was a member of the American Legion Post #229, North Utica, and a member of St. Mark's Church, North Utica. He was a published writer, and an avid NY Giants fan who was especially happy seeing their last Superbowl victory. Richard especially loved Manchester, Vermont, where he had his second home.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Jane Conde; his daughter, Gillian Conde; his son, Richard Conde; and his several cousins, including: Bill and Joanne Burns and Chuck Mead.

Richard's funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Church in N. Utica, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Utica. Prior to the funeral, relatives and friends may call at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Road, N. Utica, on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. Condolences may be left online at www.heintzfuneralservice.net.


Paul B. Cunningham

Paul B. Cunningham, of Belmont, MA, passed away on July 15, 2009. He was the beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn (Costello) Cunningham with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

Paul was a graduate of Belmont High School in 1948, and then graduated from Norwich in 1952 where he was a member of the Varsity Club, Newman Club, the baseball, football and hockey teams, and was a brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon. He was a liutenant in the US Army and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a late member of IEEE, Smaller Business Association of New England, and Massachusetts High-Tech. He was formerly employed by General Electric Financial, Raytheon, Watson Enterprises, Massachusetts Components, CHIPS Corporation, and was the entrepreneurial president and owner of Cunningham Sales. He was actively involved with the town of Belmont in various community affairs.

Paul was the devoted father of Paul Cunningham Jr. and his wife, Heather; Susan Ann Conlin and her husband, Len; Richard Gavin Cunningham and his wife, Mary; Kate Elizabeth Cunningham and Elaine Nee; Caroline Regan Noone and her husband, Atty. Joseph Noone; and Mary Evelyn Sotell and her husband, James. He was the grandfather of Catherine and Suzanne Noone; Jack, Michael and Kate Conlin; Gavin, Matthew and Daniel Cunningham; and Lauren and Andrew Sotell. He is also survived by his brothers Robert L. and his wife, Marilyn Cunningham, and J. Kevin Cunningham.

Contributions in Paul’s memory can be made to Covenant House, 427 West 52nd Street, NY, NY 10019 or Pine Street Inn, 444 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 would be appreciated.


John G. Danko, Jr.

John G. Danko, Jr., of Plymouth Meeting, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2012, at the age of 81, with his loving family at his side. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., on December 26, 1930, he was the son of the late John G., Sr. and Blanche (Zavishlak) Danko.

John graduated from Hanover High School (Pa.) in 1948. In 1952, he graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor of arts degree in government and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the Newman Club, the French Club, the Glee Club, and the Track Team.

In 1952, John joined the U.S. Army in Ft. Bennington, Ga., and was assigned to 82nd ABN and attended basic and jumpmaster school for four months. In 1953, he was assigned to the 45th INF DIV in Korea. He was awarded the Parachute Badge, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and The National Defense Service Medal.

After being discharged, John served as a commissioned U.S. Army officer with active reserve units for 30 years and retired as a full colonel. While in the service, John served command and staff duties from platoon to division level as a commander, staff intelligence officer, and operations officer. He was a system analyst with U.S. Readiness Command (Joint Chief of Staff Agency), developing and reviewing worldwide operation plans. He was also an instructor and training officer (logistic area) with an Army Reserve Research and Development Unit and was the first U.S. Army liaison officer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 2 for coordinating military support in civilian emergencies.

Prior to his retirement, John was a supervisory analyst in the DoD for a National Inventory Control Point. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church of Bridgeport. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Boyertown Rod and Gun Club. For 70 years, John enjoyed playing golf and was proud to boast about his hole-in-one. He was an all-around handy man, and loved his family.

John is survived by his loving wife, Olga (Biller) Danko; daughter, Jacalyn Schaffer, and her husband, Stephen, of Fort Washington, Pa.; sons John G. Danko, III, and his wife, Denise, of East Norriton, Pa., and Michael Danko, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa; grandchildren: Marisa, Steve and Colleen Schaffer and Natalee, John and Jake Danko; and brother-in-law, Joseph Oshinski. He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy (Danko) Oshinski.

Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 519 Union Ave., Bridgeport, PA 19405. Monsignor Dr. Ronald Popivchak, pastor, will officiate. Interment with full military honors will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Cemetery, King of Prussia. Relatives and friends may call on Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church at the above address. Arrangements are by the Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home, Inc. of Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp. www.gutkowskifuneralhome.com


Pascal Joseph DeMasi

Pascal Joseph DeMasi, 80, of Duffy Drive died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Vermont Veterans Home after a long illness. He was the father of Christine Naughton of North Adams.

Born in Northfield, Vt., on Nov. 24, 1927, son of Joseph and Mary Grace DeMasi, he graduated from St. Michael's High School and attended Norwich University.

He was a Navy aviator during World War II. Mr. DeMasi was employed by New England Electric Co. for 38 years, retiring as chief of operations. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington for many years. In his younger years, he was a pilot and built his own plane. He enjoyed hunting and playing poker. Mr. DeMasi's main interest was his home and family. He and his wife, the former Theresa Marie Godbout, were married at the former Notre Dame Church on Feb. 16, 1952.

Besides his wife and daughter, and her husband, Jeffrey, he leaves two other daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Peter Wood of Canaan, N.H., and Ann and Darren White of Danville; four sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Elizabeth DeMasi of Bennington, Paul and Elaine DeMasi of Petersburg, N.Y., Michael and Gretchen DeMasi of San Antonio and James and Suzanne DeMasi of Danville; a brother, the Rev. Michael DeMasi of Bennington; four sisters and their husbands, Donetta and Vincent Saccone of Roxbury, Marie Henderson of Cram, Texas, Catherine and Roland McKearney of Lunenburg and Barbara and John Bresnahan of Virginia, 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, the Rev. Andrew DeMasi and James DeMasi, and a sister, Philomena DeMasi, are deceased.


CPT Neil G. Everingham, USAR

CPT Neil G. Everingham, USAR, 83, of Lakeland, Tenn., died on January 14, 2013. He graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. While at Norwich, Neil was a member of the Outing Club, the International Relations Club, Sigma Nu, and the Winter Carnival and Junior Weekend committees.

After graduation, Neil was commissioned into the Army and fought in the Korean War. Neil went on to receive a master's degree from Syracuse University, and completed advanced studies at the University at Buffalo. After retiring from General Electric, he became a master wood carver. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, American Legion, Korean War Veterans Association, and several carving groups.

Neil leaves his wife, Joyce Dubert Everingham, and a son and his wife, N. Mark and Cathy Everingham of Millington, Tenn. A memorial service will be held in Castile, N.Y., at a later date.


Robert D. "Otts" Freitag

Robert D. "Otts" Freitag, 82, of Clinton, Mass., formerly of Palm Springs, Cali., died Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Oakdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Boylston, Mass., following an illness.

He is survived by many loving, and caring relatives and friends. Among them are his cousins, Diane Freitag D'Olimpio and Peter Fadgen. His sister, Joyce J. "Jackie" Freitag, died on May 15, 2010.

Bob was born and raised in Clinton, son of the late Otto and Anna (Murphy) Freitag, and attended Clinton schools. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of 1945, and Worcester Academy, Class of 1948. Bob attended Norwich University from the fall of 1948 to the spring of 1952, where he majored in engineering. He completed further courses of study in aircraft structural design and stress analysis at the Glenn L. Martin Co. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving with the 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan.

Bob participated in baseball and/or football at each of the schools he attended. Among his many years playing these sports, he is most remembered as captain of the C.H.S. baseball team in 1945, and as a member of the New England Prep School Championship Football Team of 1947 while at Worcester Academy.

Bob's career in aerospace engineering spanned 45 years, during which time he worked for NASA, GLM, Lockheed, Grumman, Boeing Seattle, Bell, and Learjet. Proficient in both aircraft sheet metal and the latest composite designs, he worked on such projects as the P6M, Redstone Missile, the 757 Boeing Airliner, V22 Osprey, the B1 and B2 Bomber, the F14 Jet Fighter and the C-5A and C141. In addition, he was a partner and vice president of Integrated Technology in Renton, WA, where he was contracted to represent many of the aforementioned aircraft companies before his retirement in 1996.

Bob was a member of the American Legion. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed horse racing.


James G. "Jim" Galanes, Jr.

James G. "Jim" Galanes, Jr., 76, of Brattleboro, Vt., died August 17, 2007. Jim was born in the Mutual Aid Home on Harris Place in Brattleboro on Aug. 27, 1930, the son of James G. Galanes and Vera (Dube) Galanes. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and attended Cranwell Prep School in Lenox, Mass., graduating with the class of 1948. During his time at Norwich, Jim was a member of the Newman, French, and Spanish Clubs, and Theta Chi. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Jim then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Jim owned and operated Galanes' Store on Main Street and was involved with the store for 60 years, initially working under his father before taking over the business with his brother, Philip Galanes. On June 14, 1952, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Brattleboro, he was married to Mary Barrett, who survives.

Besides his wife of 55 years, he leaves three daughters, Linda Galanes of Brattleboro, Melissa S. Galanes and husband Richard DeGray, also of Brattleboro, and Catina M. Grass of Holyoke, Mass; four sons, James B. Galanes of Anchorage, Alaska, Jerome W. Galanes and his longtime companion Susan Nelson, of North Carolina, Matthew Galanes and wife Lynn of Keene, N.H., and Joseph Galanes and wife Sari of Sharon. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Timothy, who died in infancy, his brother Philip Galanes and his grandson Nicholas Grass. 


Robert M. Garrison

Robert M. Garrison passed away peacefully on October 8, 2013. He was born in Plainfield, N.J., and grew up in Westfield, N.J. Robert attended school in Valley Forge, Penn., and graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. While at Norwich, Robert was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the Spanish Club, and the Football and Track teams. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Robert settled in Walnut Creek, Calif., where he and his then wife, Letty, raised three daughters. He retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel, then pursued a second career in residential Real Estate.

Robert lived a long full life and is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law: Patricia Garrison, Constance Garrison, and Deborah and Michael Thompson; his brother and sister-in-law, William and Bobbi Garrison, and Ben and Pat O'Neal; and an extensive family of nieces and nephews.

MG Robert S. Holmes, USA (Ret.)

MG Robert S. Holmes USA (Ret.), of Stratham, NH died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.

He graduated with honors from Norwich with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. While at Norwich he was a member of Ski Patrol, the football team, Varsity Club, track, the skiing team, yearbook staff, and was a brother in Sigma Alpha Espilon. He later graduated from the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

He was the commanding general of the 91st Infantry Division in Fort Baker, Calif., and was instrumental in the west coast Vietnam baby lift after the fall of Saigon.

Family members include his wife, Madelyn; daughter Cynthia; son Scott; sister-in-law Barbara Struckmeyer; nephew Charles Struckmeyer and his wife, Diane; niece Carol Walsh and her husband, Richard; and niece Nancy George and her husband, Anthony.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the National Alzheimer's Association, 1 Bedford Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110. Visit www.stockbridgefh.com for details.


J. Leo Isabelle

J. Leo Isabelle, 78, a longtime resident of Newport, Vt., peacefully passed away Monday, January 3, 2005, in North Country Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Barre, Vt., on August 31, 1926, the son of the late Stanislas and Marie-Ange (Brousseau) Isabelle.

During World War II, Leo volunteered for duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served proudly in the Pacific Theatre as a member of the 4th Marine Division and was an Iwo Jima campaign survivor. In 1950, Leo married the love of his life, Jacqueline “Jackie” Toussaint of St. Johnsbury, Vt. They had recently celebrated 54 years of marriage and had been lovingly involved in the raising and nurturing of their 10 children, 28 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Leo was a man of faith throughout his life. During a career in business and later in sales with Prudential Life Insurance, Leo was always actively involved in his church at both the local and diocesan level. A 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Leo also made time to volunteer as the treasurer of the Catholic Central Elementary School in St. Johnsbury. His interest in and involvement with education continued from 1970 to 1982 as Leo assumed the responsibilities of business manager for the Sacred Heart School System in Newport, Vt. Leo was truly a role model for his family, his community, and the students under his care. He lived by the Marine Corps motto, “Semper Fidelis: Always Faithful.” He always reflected the highest standards of integrity and hard work. During his later years, he battled numerous illnesses and cancers with the same strength, courage, and fortitude he had demonstrated on the battlefield as a younger man.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jackie; nine children: Christine Wolf and her husband, Philip, Claudette Schoolcraft and her husband, Gary, Marc Isabelle and his wife, Deborah, Bernard Isabelle and his wife, Crystal, Donald Isabelle and his wife, Carolle, Brenda Isabelle, Brian Isabelle and his wife, Allyson, Richard Isabelle and his wife, Constance, Suzanne Schmitz and her husband, James; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four brothers: Edward Isabelle and his wife, Rose, Hector Isabelle and his wife, Marilyn, Ellis Isabelle and his wife, Jacqueline, Romeo Isabelle and his wife, Yvonne; one sister, Claire Bashaw; a sister-in-law, Gloria Carlton, and her husband, Jim; nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sacred Heart School, Inc., 47 Clermont Terrace, Newport, VT 05855; or the Upper Valley Hostel, 17 E. South St., Hanover, N.H. 03755.


Silvio Jules Lamarre, Jr.

Silvio Jules Lamarre, Jr., 82, of North Adams, Mass., died Tuesday May 29, 2012, at North Adams Regional Hospital. He was born in North Adams, on November 5, 1929, son of Silvio J. and Christine E. (Abuisi) Lamarre.

He attended North Adams schools and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1947. Silvio was a three-sport athlete at Drury competing in football, basketball, and baseball, and was the captain of the basketball team his senior year. He graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. While at Norwich, Silvio was a member of the baseball, football, and basketball teams, and was the captain of the baseball team. He was also a member of the Varsity Club, the Newman Club, and Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Silvio was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a first lieutenant with the US Army, stationed in Germany as a tank commander with the 899th Tank Battalion. Following his military service, he played semi-pro baseball as a catcher. He also enjoyed traveling with the late Bucky Bullett and assisting with local sports broadcasts.

Silvio started as a math teacher at Haskins School in North Adams and then taught Earth Science at Drury High School for many years until his retirement. Following his retirement, he worked part-time at the Williams College Museum of Art and at the Taconic Golf Club. Silvio was a communicant of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. He enjoyed golf and was a member of the Taconic Golf Club. He also enjoyed following Williams College Athletics.

Silvio was devoted to his family. He was the primary caregiver to his parents and his late sister, Marie. He is survived by seven nieces and nephews: Michelle Lawlor and her husband, Dennis, Michael Lamarre, David Lamarre and his wife, Jane Marie, Christopher Lamarre and his wife, Tina, Peter Lamarre, and his wife, Laurie, Mary Beth Parisien, and her husband, James, and Stefan Lamarre and his wife, Laura. He also leaves five great-nieces and one great-nephew. He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Lamarre, and his wife Claire; and his sister, Marie.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Silvio Lamarre will be celebrated Saturday, June 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow at Southview Cemetery. Calling hours will take place on Saturday , June 2, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals Central Chapel, 74 Marshall St., North Adams. Memorial contributions may be made to the Drury High School Athletic Dept. in care of the funeral home. For further info, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.


Andrew T. Malloy

Andrew T. Malloy, 76, of Cheshire, Conn., died July 29, 2006. Andrew was born on Feb. 16, 1930, in Berlin, N.H., son of the late Andrew T. Malloy, Sr. and Helen (Walsh) Malloy. He was a graduate of Lancaster Academy in New Hampshire and a 1952 graduate of Norwich University, where he was a member and officer of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a Cheshire resident since 1970, moving there from East Longmeadow, Mass. He was a retired adjuster/manager of Commercial Union and Atlantic Mutual Insurance companies.

Andrew was a founding member of the Cheshire High School Marching Band Parents group and a former officer of the Cheshire Lions Club. He was a life member of the Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department and was named Rotary Fireman of the Year. Professionally, he was a past officer and member of the Springfield and Worcester, Mass., and New Haven, Conn., Claim Managers Councils and a member of the Managers' Board of Arbitration.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor "Dede" (Emery) Malloy; three sons, Andrew Malloy III, Mark Malloy, and Sean Malloy; two daughters, Kathleen Sevedge and Beth DeFiore; a sister, Miriam Keenan; and 11 grandchildren. A daughter, Marilyn Malloy, is deceased.


Richard B. McManus

Richard B. McManus, 86, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away on February 13, 2013. He was born in Everett, Mass., on January 22, 1927.

Dick came to St. Petersburg in 1985 from Belgrade Lakes, Maine. He was a World War II, U.S. Navy Veteran serving in the Pacific in the Naval Air Corps. He graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Football Team, the War Whoop staff, the Winter Carnival and Junior Weekend committees, Pegasus Players, and the Newman, Outing, and Spanish clubs.

He was also a member of the Norwich University Partridge Society's Lifetime and 1819 Circle groups.

Dick was later employed by General Electric Co., where he spent 35 years in management, retiring in May of 1985. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club, The Elfun Society, a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Arlington, MA No. 1435 Lodge, American Legion Post 15, Waterville, ME, VFW Post 15010, Non-Commissioned Officers Assoc. of USA, and the Navy League of the U.S. He also was a former president of the Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club, and a former president of Daystar Life Center of St. Petersburg. Dick was a communicant of Blessed Trinity Church in St. Petersburg.

Dick is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Eleanor; his son, Stephen McManus; his daughter-in-law, Diane McManus; and his granddaughters, Colleen McManus and Kimberly Jasniewski.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 18, at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Trinity Church, 1600 54th Avenue S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712. Entombment with military honors to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Clearwater, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Daystar Life Center, 226 6th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Condolences may be left online at www.brettfuneralhome.net.


Lt. Colonel John P. McQuillin, USAR (Ret.)

Lt. Colonel John P. McQuillin, USAR (Ret.), 79, of Lindenhurst, N.Y., died December 28, 2006. John passed away after a two year bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Grace; his daughter and son-in law, Jane and Charles Cicio; his son and daughter-in-law, John P. and Colleen McQuillin, Jr.; three grandchildren, Alena Weick, William Weick (Grand-son-in-law), Louis Coletti, and Julianne Cicio; and four great-grandsons, Matthew, Justin, Colin, and Jesse Weick.

The following was written by his wife, Grace McQuillin:

John was so proud of having attended Norwich University. He loved coming up to Norwich to attend homecoming and class reunions. The last time we were at Norwich was 2002 when John’s class became part of the “Old Guard”. I too enjoyed coming up to Norwich with John. It made me feel so good to see John walk around the campus and just beam and look in wonder at all of the improvements. John loved watching the football games and being part of all the excitement that took place before, during and after the game. John loved going into the bookstore- he worked there during his college years.

Over the years John attended numerous high school Career Nights on Long Island to praise the advantage of attending Norwich University and the wonderful education it offered.

After graduation, John re-entered the service for the Korean War. In 1954, John entered the private work sector where he worked as a Civil Engineer for forty years. Each year, John would don his uniform (it still fit) and go into New York City to march in the Memorial Day Parade (Fleet Week) and the Veteran’s Day parade along with the Mayor and many dignitaries.

John was a “True Patriot” and “Everyone’s Hero.”


David M. Paul

David M. Paul, 83, of Dover, N.H., formerly of Lee and North Hampton, N.H., died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Watson Fields Assisted Living, where he resided for the past year.

Dave was born on July 19, 1927, in Boston, Mass., a son of the late George E.B. and Louise (Hoffses) Paul. Dave was raised in Winthrop, Mass., and graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. While at Norwich, Dave was a member of Tau Delta Phi, the Golf Club, and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy.

Dave was employed by Westinghouse Electric within the United States until 1978, then in Saudi Arabia until his retirement in 1985, with more than 30 years of service to the company.

He retired to North Hampton, N.H. and later lived briefly in Lee before going to Watsons Fields. He enjoyed gardening, traveling worldwide, woodworking and following the stock market. He was a member of the Gate of Temple Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Stoughton, Mass., Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Portsmouth and Dover, and the Bektash Temple Shrine.

He is survived by his son, David Paul, Jr. and his wife, Karen, of Fort Montgomery, N.Y.; his daughter, Donna Brownell and her husband, Kevin, of Durham, N.H.; four grandchildren, Daniel, David, Jennifer and Tony; one great-grandchild, Anderson; his sister, Barbara Lucas of East Sandwich, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the husband of the late Joan M. (Synnott) Paul, who predeceased him in 2008.
Visiting hours were Tuesday, May 3, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home—Crematory. The service was held on Wednesday, May 4, in the funeral home. Burial followed in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to a charity of one's choice.


Frederick M. Rogers

Frederick M. Rogers of Jenners Pond, in West Grove, PA, died December 26, 2010. Born in 1930 in Wellesley, MA, he was the son of the late Rupert B. and Margaret M. (Peg) Rogers.

He graduated from Wellesley High School 1948, then graduated with honors from Norwich University in 1952 with a bachelor of arts in economics. While at Norwich, Fred was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, Skull & Swords, and Who's Who. He was also on the Guidon and War Whoop staffs, and was a member of the hockey and track teams. Fred was a great supporter of Norwich and was an 1819 Circle member.

Shortly after graduating from college, he married his high school sweetheart, Lois E. Wicken. They had sons Frederick M. Rogers, Jr. and Geoffrey M. Rogers.

Fred served in the United States Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division, located at Fort Bragg, NC, specializing in tank warfare, from 1952-1954. He joined The DuPont Company in 1954 and retired in 1985. During those 31 years, he served in several different positions in the photo products and printing systems departments all across the country. He came back to Wilmington in 1977 and served as national accounts manager for printing systems before his retirement.

From 1986-1997, Fred was appointed the managing director of the Research & Engineering Council for the Graphic Arts (R&E Council). His business affiliations and awards include: Graphic Arts Technical Foundation; Society of Fellows; Board Member; Graphic Arts Sales Foundation; Edwin S. Wise Award; National Association of Printers & Lithographers; elected to the Soderstrom Society; craftsman award winner; Member of the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; and the National Scholarship Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts created the Frederick M. Rogers Endowed Scholarship.

Fred was a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Rochester Institute of Technology and Drexel University, the R&E Council Executive Committee, and the R&E Council Nonpareil Society. He was a leader in Boy Scouts of America from 1964 to 1971 in Michigan, Delaware and Texas; a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, DE, from 1977 to 2010 and served as a Deacon, a Session member, and an Elder of the church; a member of Kennett Square Country Club from 1978 to 2010 and served as Golf Chair from 1989 to 1991; a member of the Red Clay Valley Association from 1985 to 2010; Vice President 1998; President 1999-2002; a member of the Kennett Township Land Trust; a volunteer in the After the Bell after-school program.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois W. Rogers; sons, Frederick M. Rogers, Jr., and his wife, Patty, and Geoffrey M. Rogers, and his wife, Sheryl; grandsons, Christopher, Devin, and his wife, Tara, and Geoffrey Jr.; granddaughter, Kym Fant, and her husband, Glenn; and great-grandson Axl Fant.

Condolences may be sent to:

Rick Rogers
20 Bragdon Avenue
Danbury, CT 06811


Robert W. Smith

Robert W. Smith, 80, of Bennington, VT died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his home.

Born in Springfield, Mass. on Feb. 28,1929, the son of Raymond and Elizabeth Norcross Smith, he was a 1952 graduate of Norwich. While at Norwich he was a member of the football team and Varsity Club. He was also a brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon. In addition to Norwich, he was a graduate of Iowa State University, where he was a member of the football team.

Following graduation, the Korean War was escalating and he entered the Army, serving in Germany, where he was a tank unit commander. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1956. Robert had worked in marketing and sales throughout his life for Boeing Airlines, and also for Perkin and Elmer and Yarday in Pawcatuck, R.I., from which he retired.

He was married to Patricia Norman on Dec. 15, 1990, in Puerto Rico, where they lived for over 11 years aboard a houseboat with their dog, Harold. In addition to boating, he enjoyed watching football games.

Besides his wife, he leaves sons, Douglas Smith, Donald Smith, and Duncan Smith; a daughter, Kim Stokien; Patricia's children, Daniel Sharp, Darren Sharp, and Deborah Ekenbarger; and as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts be made in his memory to the American Heart Association in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.


Reginald T. Thomas

Reginald "Reggie" Dallas Thomas, 83, of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Reggie was born on March 9, 1929, in Granville, N.Y., to Hugh J. and Winella P. Thomas and was raised in Poultney, Vt. Reggie attended Norwich University, graduating in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts in government. While at Norwich, Reggie was a member of Theta Chi and the Spanish Club. Upon graduation, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He completed training at the Armored School in Fort Knox, Ky., and was assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry at Camp Carson, Colo. He was transferred to the 5022 Separation Center and acted as its company commander until he finished his military obligation on May 6, 1954, with an honorable discharge. Reggie married Bonnie Meyer on September 12, 1953, and they celebrated 38 years of marriage prior to her death on August 21, 1991.

After Reggie left the military, he became a teacher in Falcon, Colo., then later worked as an insurance adjuster. He attended Westminster School of Law and the University of Denver School of Law, receiving his law degree in 1960. Reggie practiced law in Denver, Colo., until 1964, when he moved to Colorado Springs where he worked as a part-time Deputy District Attorney. After leaving the District Attorney's Office, he devoted most of his practice to insurance defense work, representing many insurance companies.

Reggie was active in the Al Kaly Shrine, Jesters, Legion of Honor, Kalyvairs, and Flivvers. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Colorado Consistory, a Colorado and El Paso County Bar Association member, a life member in the Royal Order of Jesters and a life member of BPOE 309. Reggie enjoyed skiing, fishing, hunting, golfing, playing cards, and spending time at the cabin in Lake George, Colo. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Reggie is survived by his three children: Stuart (Nan) Thomas, Linda Thomas, and Judi (Mike) Truesdell; six grandchildren: Lauri (Jimmy) Armstrong, Jeff (Heather) Thomas, Jenni Thomas, Jessie (Will) Cooper, Katy (Bryan Gendrich) Truesdell, and Lindsay (TJ) Alainz; nine great-grandchildren: Presley Armstrong, Colby Thomas, Kyler Cooper, Bella Cooper, Charley Cooper, Jude Cooper, Julian Cooper, Chloe Alainz, and Wyatt Gendrich; four siblings: Helen Hoffnagle, Joyce Rowland, John (Mary) Thomas, and Judy Durkee. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his brother Hugh Thomas. Reggie requested no services.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at an Open House at Stuart's home, 2825 North Chelton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Reggie's memory to a charity of your choice.


Raymond Truell

Raymond Truell, 78, of Mashpee, Mass., died March 20, 2007. Raymond "Bud" Truell died at the JML Care Center, Falmouth, after a short illness. Born in Attleboro, Bud was the son of E. Raymond Truell and Frances Clark Truell. He attended Attleboro High School for two years and graduated from Manlius School, Manlius, N.Y., in 1947. While at Manlius, he played varsity basketball and baseball. He graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., in 1952. At Norwich, he was a member of the varsity baseball team and varsity club for four years. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at Norwich, serving as secretary and president. He was editor-in-chief of the Norwich Yearbook and a member of Skull and Swords, senior Honor Society, and Norwich University ''Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1951-52.

Ray was a commissioned officer in the 10th Tank Battalion at Fort Lewis, Wash., serving as platoon leader and executive officer in the Tank Co. He was discharged in April of 1954. He worked as a salesman in the paper industry, while living in Attleboro. He retired in 1989 and moved to Mashpee, where he was a member of Quashnet Valley Country Club and was also employed in the Pro Shop. He never lost his love of golf, basketball and baseball.

He is survived by his sisters, Beverly Murphy and Marilyn Spellmeyer; three nieces, Victoria Kenney, Sheri Conforti, and Lynne Lamotte; and two nephews, Jay Spellmeyer and Peter Spellmeyer.


Herbert J. Washer

Herbert J. Washer, 79, of Berlin, VT, died March 12, 2010, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center with his family at his side.

Born April 26, 1930, in St. Johnsbury, VT, Herbert was the son of Oscar and Ruth (Wheeler) Washer. He graduated from Orleans High School in 1948 and from Norwich in 1952. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Spanish Club and a brother in Theta Chi.

Herbert had been married to Cynthia Emerson and they made their home in Barton, VT. They later divorced and since 1978 he had lived in Montpelier, VT, although he was currently residing in Berlin.

For over 38 years he had worked for the Vermont Highway Department and later for the Vermont Agency of Transportation. He was a civil engineer in the construction division, retiring in 1992. Later, he was a consultant to the agency.

His memberships included the Brown-Johnson VFW Post 792 Men's Auxiliary and the Elks Lodge 924, both of Montpelier. He was also a Scottish Rite Mason, belonging to Orleans Masonic Lodge 55 of Barton, of which he was a Past Master, and the Mount Sinai Shrine Temple 3 of Montpelier.

Herbert enjoyed antique cars, following the New York Giants and the New York Yankees, and traveling to Florida. Trips to New York to watch his favorite teams were very special to him.

Survivors include his son, Johnny Washer; his two daughters, Tanya Bradley and Anne Plourde; and two grandchildren, Thomas Bradley and Tara Bradley. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Terry Lee Washer; his sister, Marie Washer; and his brother, Newton Washer, who was shot down over Italy during World War II.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.


John "Jack" T. Whitehead

John "Jack" T. Whitehead, 82, of Barrington, Rhode Island, passed away on July 19, 2010 at Orchard View Manor. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Peckham) Whitehead. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late John and Frances (Doucette) Whitehead.

Jack graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a bachelors of science degree in mechanical engineering. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and Chi Epsilon. Jack later became an engineering manager for Narragansett Electric.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Elizabeth Whitehead Bunker of California, and Mary Beth Whitehead Bergkvist of Vermont; four grandchildren, Taylor Colby Bunker, Michaela Elise Bunker, both of California, and Erik Joseph Bergkvist, and Sarah Elizabeth Bergkvist, both of Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack's memory to American Parkinson's Disease Association, 255 Tollgate Road, Building 2C Warwick, RI 02886.


Bruce Fairbanks Williams

Bruce Fairbanks Williams, 80, died peacefully of natural causes on Monday, March 14, 2011, surrounded by loved ones. An adored father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, loyal friend, and lifelong servant to his country and to his community, Bruce is survived by his children, Michael Williams, Diane Williams Paul, Shelley Williams, Melissa Williams, and Griff Williams; and by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A full military funeral will be held for him at Arlington National Cemetery at the end of June.

All who knew Bruce were welcomed to join family and friends in raising a toast to his life and sharing reminiscences at an informal reception held at Mosquito Fleet Chili, in Coupeville, Wash., on March 18.

Born in New England, Bruce graduated from Norwich University in 1952 with a bachelor of arts in English.  He was a member of the Corps of Cadets, the men's ice hockey team, Theta Chi, Mountain Cold Weather, Pegasus Players, the Garrison Associates, and worked on the War Whoop staff.  Bruce was also a staunch supporter of the Blue Line Club.  He immediately entered the regular Army after graduating from Norwich.   During his 29 years of service, he was detailed to the Armor, Infantry, Inspector General, Military Intelligence and General Staff Branches. He served in the United States, Austria, Germany, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Nigeria. From 1975 to 1980, he was Army Attaché and Defense Attaché in Israel, serving as principal adviser on political-military affairs to the U.S. mission. Recalled to Washington in 1979 on temporary duty, he was directly involved in the Camp David I negotiations as a special advisor to the Secretary of Defense.

After his retirement, Bruce settled in Coupeville in 2003.  On Whidbey Island, Bruce was a devoted member of the Coupeville Lions Club. He served as third vice president from 2005-2007, and received an award for his work as White Canes chair, a role he filled from 2004-2008. He served on the scholarship committee, worked on the Lions Garage Sale every year, delivered Meals on Wheels, and worked on the Sight and Hearing van.  Bruce also served on the boards of the Coupeville library and the project for its recent major expansion. He was a member of the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island. 

Condolences may be sent c/o Michael Williams or Diane Paul, 76 Donahey Road, Coupeville, WA 98239.

 


   

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