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1953 Obituaries

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Walter Hildreth Abbott, 7/29/2012
COL Servetus T. Ashworth III, USA (RET.), 10/19/2014
Herbert J. Attenberg, 1/5/2006
Burton E. Bailey, 4/13/2009
Dr. Ronald S. Bartlett, 7/6/2015
COL Benjamin J. Basil, USA (Ret.), 7/5/2015
William S. Bishop
Curtis E. Boyd, 12/18/2012
BG Charles E. Canedy, USA (Ret.)
, 7/29/2007
COL John Nicholas Canonico, USA (Ret.), 8/3/2010
William M. Carr, 10/10/2013
John G. Cecil, 5/22/2006
Bernard P. Cimini, 10/14/2005
Richard D. Colby
Donald E. Craig, 3/11/1993
Charles W. Crouch, 3/4/2002
Fred S. De Gioia, 6/1/1990
Jack E. Douglas, 10/27/2000
John W. Duress, 6/29/2003
Rudolph B. Eberle Jr., 1/1/1992
MAJ David M. Emerson USA (Ret), 4/28/2006
William D. Farnan, 1/25/2000
James D. Forshey Sr., 2/3/1998
LTC John B. Gillis, USA (Ret.), 12/12/2015
Lawrence J. Handy, 4/1/2013
Miriam P. Haney (Vermont College), 10/14/1986
Richard S. Haupt, 7/16/2009
Clifton B. Hersey (Vermont College), 8/18/2015
William M. Hershman, 7/15/1998
Bruce A. Homer, 12/2/2000
Robert Kinsman Horne, 4/24/2011
Walter F. Jardine, 11/8/2012
Donald P. Kelly, 1/12/1991
Philip D. Kingman, 10/13/2004
Conrad M. Knight, 4/25/2014
Joseph Lach
Richard C. Leander, 3/18/2013
Henry E. Lowther, Sr., 7/1/2015
Willard H. Lundgren, 10/10/07 
Donald H. Lyon
Ed Mannix
, 12/27/2011
Raymond G. McCrum, 8/8/2015
Philip E. McIntyre, 9/13/2013
Maj Will A. Merrill USMC (Ret), 4/30/1997
Frank L. Moody Jr., 4/18/1990
Dr. Garry T. Moushegian, 3/22/2012
Ann Nierendorf (Vermont College) 5/1/2011
Stanley A. Novak, 04/01/2011
1LT Eugene T. Pisciotta, USAF, 08/17/2012
Lincoln C. Price, Jr., 9/2/2012
Karl J. Proctor, 11/30/2013
Dr. Donald W. Richard, 10/7/2000
Lucian Robert Searle, 4/18/2012
Thomas D. Spooner (Vermont College), 6/24/2001
Saul J. Steiner, 8/15/2012
Robert Sudbay, 2/4/2012
James E. Tanner Jr., 10/8/1995
Lyndol Taplin (Vermont College)
MAJ Paul W. Tourigny USA (Ret), 10/17/2008
Kenneth V. Travis, 11/22/2012
James G. Vlastaris, 10/19/2002
Richard F. Wasiewski, 9/25/2013
William J. Welch Jr., 3/26/2015
Willard M. Worcester, 12/29/2001
Eugene J. Zabik, 11/19/2008
Richard C. Zarse, 11/26/2011

Walter Hildreth Abbott

Walter Hildreth Abbott, 83, died on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Lynchburg General Hospital, in Lynchburg, Va.

Walt was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on September 8, 1928. He was the only son out of four children born to the late Wallace and Olive Abbott.

Walt was a graduate of Brattleboro High School in Vermont. He graduated from Norwich University in 1953 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. He later graduated from the University of Michigan with a master's degree in nuclear energy. He served in the U. S. Army for 28 years and retired in 1973 as a lieutenant colonel.

Walt married Edna Levasseur Abbott on June 23, 1957.

He leaves behind his wife of 55 years; two sons: Wray and Wayne; two daughters: Wendy and Sonya; a sister; and numerous grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Walt was preceded in death by two of his four sons: Walter and William.

A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at St. William of York Catholic Church. He was later buried at Quantico National Cemetery.

COL Servetus T. Ashworth III, USA (RET.)

Rio Rancho, N.M. – Col. Servetus T. Ashworth, USA (Ret.), 83, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 of heart failure.

He leaves his wife of 57 years, Wilhelmine Reifenberger Ashworth; their children, Sonja J. Ashworth and Servetus T. Ashworth IV; many grandchildren, great-children; and his brother, Brian and his wife, Susan, of Westborough. His brother Carey Verne Ashworth, 80, of Valrico, Fla., passed away Oct. 30, 2014.

Raised in Westborough, he was the son of S.T. and J.C. Ashworth Jr., and grew up on their farm, Glenrock Farms. He graduated from Westborough High School and later from St. Benedict University. Embarking on a long and distinguished career as a U.S. Army officer, he served throughout the height of the Cold War in the armored cavalry, both at home and overseas, including a tour of duty in Korea, two tours in Vietnam, and multiple tours in Germany and the Middle East. During his military career, he commanded a troop of the 11th Cavalry Regiment on the Iron Curtain and the 1st of the 10th Cavalry Squadron in Vietnam. He also taught at the U.S. Army Armored School in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Following his retirement after 32 years of military service, he was active in local, county, and commonwealth of Pennsylvania politics, serving as precinct committeeman and a member of the Republican Executive Committee for many years. He and his wife later moved to New Mexico where they resided in Rio Rancho, living near their family.

The Daniels Family Funeral Services ( in Albuquerque, N.M., is handling arrangements. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Burton E. Bailey

Burton E. Bailey, 78, of Olalla, WA, passed away on April 13, 2009, after a lengthy illness. He was surrounded by family when he passed.

While at Norwich, Burt was involved on the Guidon, the Outing Club, the football team, the Spanish club, the chess club, and was on the yearbook staff. He was also a brother in Tau Delta Phi and participated on intramurals. Burt graduated in 1953 with a degree in economics. He also served as an Admissions Representative.

Burt retired from a career working for the Washington National Guard as a purchasing agent in 1991 and from the 1244th Transportation Detachment that same year.

Burt is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth (Allen) Bailey, with whom he had two children, Paul Bailey and Susan Bailey.

Condolences may be sent to Liz at 15503 Cedar Park Rd SE Trlr 43, Olalla, WA 98359.

Dr. Ronald S. Bartlett

Ronald S. Bartlett, of Corpus Christi/Alamo, TX passed away peacefully Monday, July 6, 2015 in the company of family.

Ron was born July 26, 1931 to Fred and Louisa Bartlett. After graduating Norwich University, Ron was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. While serving in the Army, Ron met Bonnie Pratt and became husband and wife for the next 61 years. Ron was born in Boston, MA, raised in Rhode Island, educated in Vermont. In 1965 Ron earned his Doctorate at Purdue Univ., became a Texan and started his career with PPG Industries in Corpus Christi. His hobbies include model airplane flying, fishing, and traveling.

Ron is survived by his wife Bonnie, children Mark Bartlett, Brian Bartlett(Laura), Diana Glidewell, Donna Oliveira(Danny). 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

COL Benjamin J. Basil, USA (Ret.)

Col. Benjamin John Basil, U.S. Army (Ret.), 84, of Columbia, entered into rest, Sunday, July 5, 2015,in Palmetto Health Baptist.

Born March 11, 1931, the youngest of four boys, in Island Pond, VT, he was a son of the late Jack John, Sr., and Phoebe (Massaud) Basil. He graduated from Norwich University from where he launched a career in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam, where he was decorated with a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. After serving his beloved country for 27 years, and almost as many relocations he retired at Fort Jackson, at the rank of Colonel of the U.S. Army. He was known affectionately as Pah Pah to his 11 grandchildren and they were the joy of his life. He challenged and adored them. His family was his number one priority. Following his retirement from the military, Ben was active in the cemetery business and was VP of Operations at Greenlawn Memorial Park and assisted with its transition. He was also a member of many of the cemetery professional organizations both locally and nationally. He remained close with his Army buddies and other dear friends. He was a devout Catholic and he served with the Knights of Columbus for many years. Ben was known for his good sense of humor and he loved to tell a joke....even if it meant repeating one. His love of life was infectious. Ben enjoyed "winning" at playing cards and board games, especially if it was against his grandchildren, but never missed the opportunity to include his friends and family. While he enjoyed playing golf with his buddies, his handicap would indicate that it was more for the comradery than for the score. He also thoroughly enjoyed reading westerns. Ben is survived by his beloved wife Ruth with whom he shared his life for more than 58 years and about whom he would always say "was my strength." Ben and Ruth are the parents of five adoring children and their spouses, Terri and Kevin Stewart, Ben Jr. and Lisa Basil, Melanie Brown, Robert and Alison Basil and Janet and Paul Garrison. He is also survived by brothers, Jack, Joseph and Robert Basil; and grandchildren, Kristen, Lindsay, Jonathan, Garrett, Julia, Claire, Cooper, Frank, Ben, Wren and Van.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting, or to St. John Neumann Catholic School, 721 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223, on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., with Father Sandy McDonald officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209. A rosary service will be held beginning at 6:00 p.m., prior to the visitation. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

Curtis E. Boyd

Curtis E. Boyd of Edgartown died on December 18, 2012, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 81.

Curtis was the son Ralph and Emma (Wood) Boyd. Born in Oak Bluffs, he growing up in Edgartown, where he attended the Edgartown School. Upon graduation from Edgartown High School, he attended Norwich University. He married Margaret E. Teller on December 29, 1951, prior to joining the Army. He joined the Army in January 1952. He served in Korea with the 7th Recon Co, 7th Inf Division. He was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He worked for many years at Edgartown Hardware, where he started a very successful Plumbing and Heating department. He also worked as executive director of the Edgartown Boys’ Club, where his father had also been director. Many remember the dances that were open to all Island teenagers. One of his fondest memories as director was the formation of the Drum and Bugle Corps. He always said this was the one thing the Club could give back to the town and its supporters. He was forever grateful to the American Legion Post 186 for sponsoring this effort. In 1965 he and Walter Smith joined forces, to become Boyd & Smith Plumbing and Heating. Some years later, the partnership dissolved. Then came Boyd & Sons Plumbing and Heating, with both sons working in the trade along with their father. Curtis retired from plumbing in 1990. He then worked alongside his wife in the craft business. He said he never worked so hard. He did the woodwork, and she did the painting. They traveled doing shows all over New England, plus New York, New Jersey, and even Maryland.

He leaves his wife, Margaret, and his sons, Richard and Michael. He leaves one daughter, Patricia. All of his children reside on the Vineyard. He leaves grandchildren Heather and Scott Boyd of Oregon, Melissa and Emma Boyd of Edgartown, and Kayla Boyd and Riley Jackson of Florida, and great-grandchildren Zachary Fullin and Kayleigh Boyd, both of Martha’s Vineyard. He also leaves nephews James and Terry Boyd and their families.

Donations may be made in his memory to the Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 654, Edgartown, MA 02539 or Vineyard Nursing Assoc., PO Box 399, or to Hope Health, PO Box 4188, both in Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.

BG Charles E. Canedy, USA (Ret.)

BG Charles E. Canedy, USA (Ret.), 75,of San Antonio, Texas died July 29, 2007. Charlie died at his home after a long battle with cancer. Charlie was born November 11, 1931 in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, to Gladys and Charlie Canedy. During his time at Norwich, he was a member of the Honor Tank Platoon, Junior Weekend Committee, Maroon Key, Mountain & Cold Weather, Regimental Band, Skull & Swords, Epsilon Tau Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Drill Team and the Honor Committee. He was also listed in the Who’s Who in America and graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate. Charlie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and was commissioned in the US Army.

He married Fredrica Dole, his high school sweetheart, and immediately they began their Army adventure. Charlie spent the next 28 years in the Army stationed from Fort Hood to Fort Knox to Korea to Washington to Germany to Fort Sam Houston and many places in between. He loved every minute of it. Over the course of his career he organized and trained one of the first two divisional air cavalry troops; organized, trained, deployed, and fought one of the Army's first three separate Air Calvary Squadrons in Vietnam; and was the first commandeer of the 6th Air Calvary Combat Brigade.

In 1962, while in the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, he received an order to organize an Air Calvary troop and to be prepared to fight it if the division received the order to invade Cuba. He scrounged cast off Air Force and Navy weapons, mounted them on H-13s and UH-1As, trained the troop, and planned its employment. Although the invasion did not occur, those who knew Charlie knew that his homemade air cavalry troop would have achieved the world's first victory in aerial mounted combat. In 1967, Charlie was selected to organize, train and deploy the 7th of the 1st Air Cav Squadron which deployed to Vietnam. The tactics developed by his squadron laid the foundation for today's air cav and attack units.

In 1973 he took command of the 2d Brigade (Air Calvary), 1st Cav Division, later renamed the 6th Air Cavalry Combat Brigade. Promoted to brigadier general, he was assigned as the Army Aviation Officer and spearheaded the effort to form the Army's aviation branch. In 1981, following assignment as Chief of Staff of 5th Army, Charlie retired to settle in San Antonio. He began his second career as an agent with USPA & IRA, went on to lead the Geronimo District, and transitioned with the Company to First Command. His love for aviation didn't hold a candle to his love for people. After 23 years with First Command, Charlie retired once again, turning his energy to service in the Windcrest United Methodist Church, revalidated his pilot's license and took back to the skies, and worked on his golf game. And he loved every minute of it.

He is survived by his children Sue Canedy, Carol Guillory, Charlie D. Canedy, their spouses and his grandchildren; his wife Vera and her daughter Tanya; and his sister, Ruth and her husband Bud Anderson. Charlie was preceded in death by his wife Fredrica. 

COL John Nicholas Canonico, USA (Ret.)

Colonel John Nicholas Canonico, USA (Ret.), 78, beloved husband of Judith K. Canonico, brother, father, soldier, artist, lay minister and friend died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on August 3, 2010. John and Judy are longtime residents of Barrington, NH.

The youngest of six children of Italian immigrant parents, he spent his youth in Lodi then Waldwick New Jersey where his family survived the Depression through hard work, determination and an intense sense of loyalty. It was during this time that he learned devotion to family and country, a strong work ethic, and integrity; all traits that guided him throughout his life.

He graduated in 1953 from Norwich University and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served throughout the Cold War defending our freedom and core values: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. During his 30-year career he served his country with distinction impacting at the highest levels of the military. His service included senior level assignments at the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, Fort Monroe, and Fort Devens. His overseas assignments included tours in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany. His many awards and achievements include three Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star medal and Masters degrees from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and Central Michigan. John’s love of country and dedication to duty were unwavering. His two sons followed him into the service. One is a Lieutenant Colonel who recently redeployed from Afghanistan.

John retired from his final assignment as the Deputy Post Commander for Fort Devens, Massachusetts in 1983 and shortly afterward joined Dworkin Associates, Inc. of Rochester as Vice President and Director of Underwriting for 17 years. While his service to the country was complete, he continued to give to his family, the community, and those around him. He always had an impact on those close to him and gave freely of his time, volunteering and supporting various programs. He is a past President of the Norwich Club of Portsmouth/Seacoast, a Norwich Old Guard Member, and from 1993-98 he was the Director of the Norwich University Alumni Association. He was very proud of his Norwich heritage and his classmates as both held a special place in his heart. He was also an avid gardener, active in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary church, and became a prize winning bird carver of songbirds and shorebirds.

John was a devoted father to three children: Debra Martino and her husband Michael of Roswell, GA; Scott Canonico and his wife Tricia of Fort Collins, CO; and Peter Canonico and his wife Kathy of Spring Lake, NC. He was also an influential and loving grandfather to five grandchildren who were constantly reminded of his love and affection. He was a dear brother to five siblings –Josephine Stitzel, Louis Canonico, Leonette Kachadurian and Lawrence and Patrick Canonico who pre-deceased him. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues who loved and respected him. He touched many lives and will be very fondly remembered and sorely missed.

William M. Carr

On Sept. 10, 2013; age 85 of Cherry Hill, NJ; husband of the late Joyce (nee Tucker); beloved father of William M., Jr. of Maple Shade, Deborah C. (Richard) Pappas of Arlington, VA, Anne C. (John) Picking of Haddonfield and daughter-in-law Patty Carr of Pennsauken; devoted grandfather of Jessica, Erica, John, Veronica, and Ian Picking, Jason Carr, Pamela Mossbrucker, Alex and Morgan Pappas and the late Monica Picking and cherished great grandfather of Maddox Hawkes.

 Bill, a 1953 graduate of Norwich Univ. (VT), was a member of the "Old Guard" and planned to attend his 60th reunion. His career as a facilities traffic manager at NJ Bell and AT&T spanned 32 years. Bill had been a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, holding many offices and serving on numerous boards. He was also very involved in the Boy Scouts of America on both the SJ district level and locally with Troop 64. Additionally, Bill loved traveling the world with his wife and summering in Vermont.

Family and friends are invited to rejoice and celebrate Bill's Life on Monday, Sept. 16th, 7:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 124 E. Kings Hwy., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Interment, private.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Bill's name to the church at the above address or to Boy Scout Troop 64, c/o the church at the above address.

Arrangements by Kain-Murphy Funeral Services of Haddonfield, NJ.

LTC John B. Gillis, USA (Ret.)

Lt. Colonel (RET) John Bertram Gillis of Gorham, Maine passed quietly in his sleep on 12/11/2015.

Known more commonly as Jack, he was 84 years old. John survived his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyn Adelaide Pelletier and currently is survived by his wife, Dorothy Andersen Gillis.

He leaves three children, John (Suki) Gillis, David (Jennifer) Gillis and Susan (Tony) Picciano, all residing in Northern Virginia, as well as grandchildren, David, Jr. John, Sandra, Christine and Matthew, great-grandchildren, Kaylie and Emily and Dorothy’s two children, Kirsten (Charles) Davis of South Casco, Maine and Craig (Jamie) Andersen of Hamburg, New York. Jack married Carolyn in South Portland, Maine on 06/15/1952. After her passing in 2001, he married Dorothy in 2002. They most recently lived in Gorham, Maine after having resided in Williamsburg, VA, Charlton, MA and Casco, Maine.

While serving in the United States Army, Jack and Carolyn lived in Washington, Maryland, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Panama Canal Zone, Germany, Indiana, New Mexico, Maine and Alexandria, Virginia with two tours in Vietnam. Jack graduated from South Portland High School on 06/15/1948. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves prior to attending college. He attended and graduated from Norwich University on 06/07/1953. He began active duty in the US Army at Fort Knox, KY that same year and retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1980. He proudly served his country for 27 years. For his service, he was awarded Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and National Defense Service Medal as well as other military medals from the U.S., Vietnam and the Republic of China. Upon retiring from the Army, Jack worked for McDonnell Aircraft Company / Boeing in St. Louis, Missouri. He also became a real estate agent. He was a 33rd Degree Mason of Presumpscot Lodge No. 0070 in Windham, Maine and member of Moolah Shrine Temple in St. Louis, Missouri.

Services, with full military honors, will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations given in his name to: Norwich University Development Fund or to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Lawrence J. Handy

Lawrence Joseph Handy, age 83, passed away in his home on April 1, 2013, surrounded by his devoted children and grandchildren.

Born at home in Winooski, Vt., on March 17, 1930, Larry was the youngest child of Joseph Corey Handy and Jennie E. (Hendy) Handy. Larry graduated from Winooski High School in 1948 and continued on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in government from his beloved Norwich University with the Class of 1953. While at Norwich, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi, the French Club, the Outing Club, the Newman Club, and the War Whoop staff. After graduation, Larry married the love of his life, the former Lorraine Viau, on July 4, 1953. They enjoyed 57 loving years together before her death on Feb. 19, 2011.

He is survived by his four children and their spouses: David and Carrie Handy and their five children: Emmy, David "Bud", Natalie, Joseph and Samuel; Jeffrey and Elizabeth Handy and their daughter, Lauren; Joanne and John Polanshek and their children: Suzanne and Diana and her husband, Kevin Corkrum; Susan and Bruce Lastra and their children: Larry, Meredith and Anna. He is also survived by his great-grandson, Calvin Lee Corkrum; brother-in-law, Roy Zeno; sister-in-law, Jane Berardino and her husband, Ronald; sister-in-law, Claire Handy; as well as many loving and devoted nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents and loving wife, Lorraine, Larry was predeceased by his three brothers, Raymond J. Handy, Elias Handy and Floyd E. Handy; his sister, Cecile (Handy) Handy; brother-in-law, George P. Handy; nephew, Stephen P. Handy; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Zeno.

Visiting hours will be held at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home in St. Albans, Vt., on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church. Please visit the funeral home website to view the full obituary and to leave online condolences for Larry's family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either Martha's Kitchen, 86 Main St., St. Albans, VT 05478; or Tim's/Samaritan House, 24 Kingman St., St. Albans, VT 05478.

Richard S. Haupt

Richard S. Haupt, 77, of Morrisonville, N.Y. passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on July 19, 1931, the son of Fredric and Dorothy (Bingham) Haupt.

He was a 1953 graduate of Norwich with a B.S. in civil engineering and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1972 with a master's degree in structures and soils. While at Norwich he was a member of the Glee Club and the Outing Club.

Following graduation from Norwich, Dick worked for the Vermont Department of Water Resources, designing dams. In 1958, he transferred into the Vermont Agency of Transportation where he spent the next 36 years designing structures, bridges, dams, and evaluating soils. Throughout his career, Dick lead many special administrative assignments including the design and construction of the Lake Paran dam and railroad bridge, was an expert witness for the St. of Vt. in Vermont v. International Paper Company and Ouellet v. International Paper Company. For both trials, Dick collected samples and analyzed polution sediments discharged into Lake Champlain. He was an adjunct professor at Norwich from 1980 to 1992. From 1992 until his retirement in 1994, Dick was the Vice Chairman of New England Transportation Protective Coating Committee (NEPCOAT). This committee was responsible for developing a criteria to accept effective and environmentally safe protective coatings for structural steel.

After retirment, Dick and his wife, Kathryn, moved to Moretown, Vt. to Peru, N.Y., where he took up wooden canoe and guide boat restorations and served on the Board of Directors for the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed canoeing, hiking, camping, and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn H. Haupt of Morrisonville; his sons, Steven and his wife, Eileen, and Fritz-Jon and his wife, Monique; daughters, Karen Boyce and her husband, James, and Deborah Carling and her husband, Douglas; a sister, Mary Stuart, and her husband, Dr. Bruce Stuart; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents and his stepmother, Eleanor West Haupt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund at the above address.

Clifton B. Hersey

Clifton B. Hersey, 82, of Glover Road, and a former longtime resident of Montpelier, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. He had been ill for the past eight months with Parkinson's disease and was being cared for at home by his daughter, Tamara Hersey.

Born in Montpelier, Vermont, on November 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Clifton C. and Loretta (Campo) Hersey. Clifton attended schools in Montpelier and was a graduate of Montpelier High School, class of 1951, where he was an avid basketball player. He later graduated from Vermont College and UVM where he received his bachelor's degree. He served his internship at Montpelier High School. He also taught business classes at the Stowe High School for two years. He later taught business courses at Vermont College where he became the registrar and was in charge of student activities. He later was the guidance director at Hazen Union High School in Hardwick, Vermont, from 1974 to 1993, during which time he received his master's degree from Castleton College. Clifton was on the school board at the Montpelier High School. He retired in 1993. On November 29, 1957, he married Christie G. Murray in the Methodist Church in Montpelier. He and his wife were caregivers for his mother and father-in-law. His wife, Christie Hersey, passed away on December 7, 2014. Clifton loved his camp in Groton that he had built in 1985. He would spend a lot of time there in his later years, where he would hunt, cut wood and just go to relax. He was an avid fly fisherman and loved antique guns, especially from the Civil War era. He loved reading about the Civil War and had read many books over the years on Civil War. He was also an avid Red Sox and Celtics fan. He loved spending precious time with his granddaughter, Katelyn Hersey, and loved her dearly. Clifton B. Hersey petitioned Aurora Lodge #22, F&AM, for membership on December 10, 1969. He was raised to the level of a Master Mason on April 14, 1970. Over the next 15 years, Cliff held many offices in the Lodge and on April 2, 1985, Cliff was installed as Master of Aurora Lodge #22. Cliff graciously accepted sitting in The Masters chair on two more occasions when his Lodge needed him, most recently in 2003. Cliff has been a key member of Aurora Lodge and had an uncanny ability to memorize long pieces of Masonic ritual. For this reason, he was called upon on countless occasions to perform Masonic funerals and degree work for Aurora Lodge and several of the surrounding communities' Masonic lodges, which he gladly did for his fellow Masons.

Survivors include one daughter, Tamara Hersey, of Groton, Vermont; one son, Mark Hersey, of Worcester, Vermont; one granddaughter, Katelyn Hersey, of Montpelier. He is also survived by one brother, Wayne Hersey, also of Montpelier; three nieces, Heather Hersey, of Montpelier, Heidi Snyder, of Barre, and Jennifer Hersey, of Manchester, New Hampshire; two stepnephews, Joe Hayes and Doug Hayes, both of Middlesex, Vermont. Besides his parents and his wife, he was also predeceased by one brother, Lee Hersey, and one nephew, Matthew Hersey.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 12 noon at the Masonic Lodge, 288 Gallison Hill Rd., in Montpelier. Family and friends may call at the Masonic Lodge from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place in the Groton village cemetery in Groton, Vermont, on Saturday, August 29, at 3:30 p.m.

Contributions in Clifton's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice .

Robert Kinsman Horne

Robert Kinsman Horne passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, following a valiant fight against Alzheimer’s/dementia at his home in Sun City in Palm Desert, Calif.

Bob graduated from Melrose (Mass.) High School in 1948, where he served as a class officer and was active in several sports. The following year, he graduated from Tilton Preparatory School in Tilton, N.H. In 1953, he graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor of arts in economics. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the football team, the baseball team, and the hockey team, serving as the team's captain during the '52-'53 season. The 1953 hockey team was inducted into the Norwich Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993 and in 1998 he was inducted, individually, into the Norwich Athletics Hall of Fame.

Following college, Bob served as an Army first lieutenant in Germany during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Melrose Wyoming Lodge of Masons. His business career included work in truck leasing with several companies, reaching a pinnacle as a vice president of national sales for Hertz Co. He concluded his career as president of “Trader Horne” – a transportation consulting company.

Bob will long be remembered as a doting husband and loving family man. He relished in physical activity and dancing of any kind. His busy life was full of gardening, photography, and international trips where he and his wife visited many exotic countries from Irian Jaya to Tanzania, where they assimilated into the local communities by eating, dancing, living, and reveling in many different cultures. His saying was, “If it’s muggy and buggy and the natives wear bones in their noses, we’ll be there.”

He leaves behind his loving wife, Barbara, with whom he celebrated 53 years of marriage; their three children, Heidi Bouchard, Holly Shobe, and Robert Clayton Horne; six grandchildren, Kenny, Josh, Bryce, Bobby, Lindsey, and Sarah; nieces, Sue Ellenwood and Pamela Lutts; and also his lifetime “Buddy” and cousin, Dick Hodgson.

A service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Pacific View Mortuary Park, Corona Del Mar, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and/or Norwich University.

Walter F. Jardine

Walter F. Jardine, 82, of Eliot, Maine, passed away on November 8, 2012. He had been fighting Parkinson's for about eight years when an aneurysm took him earlier than expected.

Walt was born in Greenville, Maine, on July 22, 1930, to Paul and Louise Jardine. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. While at Norwich, Walt was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Maroon Key. He spent two years in Germany as a tank platoon leader serving in the U.S. Army with the rank of first lieutenant.

Walt worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in engineering and quality assurance before retiring in 1985 after 30 years. He was married to Roberta (Williams) in 1958 and they raised two sons, Paul and Peter.

He loved to ski and spent as much time as he could at his camp at Sugarloaf Mountain. After retirement, Walt worked at the health club and drove a shuttle bus at Sugarloaf. Besides skiing, he enjoyed camping, biking, woodworking, hiking, hunting, fishing, and a little golf.

Walter is survived by his wife, Roberta, of 54 years; their sons: Paul Jardine NU'81 and his wife, Amy Jardine NU'82, and Peter Jardine NU'84 and his wife, Ann Marie; two sisters: Paula Bartlett and her husband, David, and Joan Dickinson; an uncle, Roy Smith; three aunts: Irma Johnson, Dawn Sanders, and Thelma McDonald; grandchildren: Tim Jardine and his wife, Lindsay, Dan Jardine and his wife, Trish, Rebekah Jardine, and Ashley, Christie, and Allison Jardine; two great-grandchildren: Makayla and Ava Jardine; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 A memorial service was held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on State Road in Eliot, Maine, on November 23, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter's memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., Parkinson's Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, N.Y. 10305-1946.

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Conrad M. Knight

Conrad Knight, 82, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home. He was born in Haverhill County, MA. He was the Radiological Safety Director at Duke University for over 40 years. Mr. Knight is survived by his wife, Margie Burrage Knight; daughter, Tracy Packard; cousins, Marlene and Emile Emagri; grandchildren, Michael and Zack Packard; great-grandchildren, Conner Mclamb, Makenzie and Mikah Odle. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Sunday at Woodlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P. O. Box 1330, Durham, NC 27702. The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc., in Durham, N.C. Online condolences may be made at

Henry E. Lowther, Sr.

Henry Erle Lowther, 83 passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 surrounded by family at his home following a long illness.

He was born at home on January 26, 1932, the only son of and and the Late Mary E Bennett Lowther and Stephen Henry Lowther in Burlington, Massachusetts, where he was the only person to be born in town on that day. Henry was predeceased by his wife Norma; they were together for over 30 years. After graduating Norwich University Military Academy in 1952, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Henry served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army stationed in Aschaffenburg Germany post WWII. He was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Theta Chi. Henry was a skilled carpenter and mason and owned his own business for most of his life prior to retirement. He loved to tinker with just about anything to make it work. He loved going to the Nashua dump often returning from swap shop with more than he left with or something to fix. He was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots Fan and leaves behind a large loving family and will be missed dearly by each and every one of us.

Henry is survived by: Three sons; Henry E. Lowther Jr. and his wife Therese of Nashua, Stephen Lowther and his wife Patricia of Acworth, GA and David Cordingley and his wife Mary of Jackson, NJ Five daughters; Barbara Lowther Davenport and her husband Clint of Fayetteville, GA, Suzanne Lowther Theriault and her husband David of Amherst and Judith Lowther Delude and her fiancée Leigh Eichel of Amherst. Nancy Gilbault and her husband Peter of Wilton and Kristen Prado and her Husband Jeorge of Freeland MD Eightteen grandchildren; Jessica, Melissa, Jennifer, Henry III, Stephen, Alexandria, Cameron Joseph, Samuel, Sarah, Amanda, Joshua, Shaina, John, Christine, Zenaida, Robert, Honora, and Caitlin Two great-grandchildren; Kaiden and Jack.

The family would like to thank the Nurses from Home Health & Hospice.

Raymond G. McCrum

COLLINS, MO — Raymond McCrum, age 84, formerly of Brunswick, ME and Zephrhills, FL, died on Aug. 8, 2015, surrounded by family.

He was born Oct. 1, 1930, in Brunswick, ME, a son of Frank and Viola Coleman McCrum. He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of ‘49. After a year at Norwich University, he entered into service with the U.S. Army, becoming a corporal in the Field Artillery Branch.

In 1951, he married Ida Ruth McCrum. They were married for 34 years. While living in Brunswick, they raised broiler chickens, were members of the snowmobile club and enjoyed dinners with friends at Grand City. Ray enjoyed line dancing, motorcycling, snowmobiling, gardening and travel. Although divorced, Ray and Ruth remained close friends until his recent death. In his years following his military service, he was employed with Treworgy Furniture for over 20 years. He worked at Sears doing appliance repair prior to starting his own appliance repair business here in Brunswick, Maine. In Ray’s later years of his life he lived happily in Zephyrhills, FL, nearby his daughter Karen Farnum. He made several friends and enjoyed his retired lifestyle of dinners, dancing and sightseeing. Ray enjoyed visiting family here in Maine. Loving to come home occasionally for a boiled lobster dinner with fresh Maine corn on the cob with extended family. He will be remembered fondly for his boisterous laughter, rough housing with the kids, family camping adventures, and station wagon rides with all the grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters Linda Paxman and Karen Farnum of Collins, MO, his former wife Ida Ruth McCrum, a brother Col. Ralph McCrum, six grandchildren Kevin Paxman, Steven Paxman, Alice Boutot, Sharon Farnum, Miranda McCrum, Matthew Blaine McCrum and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son James Loren McCrum and a grandson Nathan McCrum.

A graveside committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, in Growstown Cemetery in Brunswick. Memories and condolences can be shared at

Philip E. McIntyre

Philip E. McIntyre, 83, of Gilmanton, N.H., passed away on September 19, 2013, at his residence in Laconia, N.H. Phil was born on August 2, 1930, in Randolph, Vt., and graduated from Randolph Union High School. He graduated from Norwich University in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. While at Norwich, he was a member of Chi Epsilon and the War Whoop staff.

He married Marion Joan Sawyer on December 27, 1953, and in 1955, he received his Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, while employed by the Virginia Highway Department. He served as an enlisted officer in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957 and was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Phil's career as a civil engineer spanned 30 years, working for New Hampshire's Department of Public Works and Highways in the Materials and Research Division, and for the Asphalt Institute as the District Engineer for New England and Pennsylvania.

Phil was registered as a professional engineer in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He was also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Testing and Materials (New England Council), and was a past secretary of the New Jersey, New York, and New England States Testing Engineers. He served as the Director of the New Hampshire Good Roads Association and held membership in several civil engineering honorary societies. Phil enjoyed deer hunting and the outdoors. In recent years, he earned his ham radio license. He and his wife, Marion, lived in Gilmanton, N.H., for 65 years, where Phil served on the Board of Selectmen and as Commissioner of the Fire Department. In October of 2012, Phil and his wife moved to the Taylor Community in Laconia, N.H., upon the diagnosis of a malignant glioblastoma.

Phil McIntyre leaves his wife of 60 years, Marion; a brother, Kenneth; his daughters, Dr. Susan McIntyre and Sara Poisson; four grandchildren: Jesse, Holly, Heather, Hillary; one great-grandchild, Dominic; and six nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services were held on September 24, 2013, in Randolph, Vt. Memorial donations may be directed to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246. Private online condolences may be left at

Ed Mannix

Ed Mannix, a member of the Mighty Class of 1953 and one of the "Boys from Company B," passed away unexpectedly on December 27, 2011, in San Jose, Calif., following a brief illness.

While at Norwich, Ed was an associate editor of the Guidon and the War Whoop and a founding features editor for The Magnum. He was also a member of the Rifle Team and considered himself a close friend to three of the corps' first four cadet colonels. In conjunction with the Guidon, he worked closely with both Major General Gerald Oscar Caldwell, USMC, (Ret.) and Major General Ernest N. Harmon, USA, (Ret.). He often stated that these officers and the corps had a lasting influence on his life.

Entering Norwich from Williamstown, Mass., Ed was commissioned in the USMC after graduating, and served as a Rifle Company Commander. He received his discharge at Moffett Field in California and, with the exception of three years with the DOD in Vietnam, remained in California. He was a member of The American Legion, Post #152, Williamstown, Mass.

Proud of his days at Norwich and in the military service of his country, Ed asked that he be remembered as a friend and as a patriot.

Ed is survived by Betty, his wife and best friend of 34 years ("the best thing that ever happened to me"); three brothers: Brian, and his wife Alice, Kevin, and Gary, and his wife, Joan; a sister, Moira Cardinal; two daughters, Diane Wenzel, and Leslie-Ann Campbell; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering of family is planned for this spring in the Williamstown area. Donations may be made in his memory to Norwich's shooting club ("Norwich University - NUHITS") c/o Development Office, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

Dr. Garry T. Moushegian

Dr. Garry T. Moushegian of Norwood, Mass., died on March 22, 2012, at the age of 80. His days were spent with the love of his life at his side, in the home that made him proud.

Garry was born on February 22, 1932, to the late Garabed N. and Catherine R. (Sheehan) Moushegian. Garry was a graduate of Norwich University, UNH, Tufts Dental, and Boston University. While at Norwich, Garry was a member of the Spanish Club, Junior Weekend Committee, Biology Club, Newman Club, Glee Club, and Lambda Chi Alpha. Garry was a U.S. Army veteran, and had achieved the rank of first lieutenant.

Garry was the beloved husband of Nancy L. (Shaw) Moushegian; devoted father of Mark T. Moushegian and his wife, Hongjun, of Calif., Gwyn L. Anglesey of Utah, Kirk G. Moushegian of Utah, and Derek C. Michienzie of Mass; brother of Robert Moushegian of Fla., Eleanor Moushegian of Mass., and Sybil Moushegian of Maine. He is also survived by nine grandchildren. His family will miss his charm, intellect, sense of humor, dancing, and positive attitude that kept them smiling.

A Funeral Home Service will be held on Monday March 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington Street, Westwood, MA 02062. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton, Mass., following the Funeral Home Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Aplastic Anemia Foundation, 237 Washington Street Brookline, MA 02445 or Waldrenstrom’s Lymphoma Society, 450 Brookline Avenue, Mayer 548, Boston, MA 02215. Condolences may be left online at

Lincoln C. Price, Jr.

Lincoln C. Price, Jr., 84, passed away on September 2, 2012, from complications developed after a stroke he suffered in August.

Lincoln was born in New York City on January 6, 1928. His family moved to Lisbon, N.H., during WWII while his father was serving in the U.S. Navy. He attended Lisbon High School and the Clarke School at Hanover and graduated from Norwich in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. While at Norwich, Lincoln was a member of Tau Delta Phi, the Drill Team, the Chess Club, and the Ski Team. He married his first wife, Betty Hadley, in 1949. They had two children, Heather and Curtis. They later divorced, and in 1965, Lincoln married his second wife, Blanche "Bebe" Buck Price. She preceded him in death on April 28, 2000.

Lincoln is survived by his two children.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Lincoln's memory to: Memorials, Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501.

Karl J. Proctor

Karl James Proctor was born in North Reading, Massachusetts to Edith (Needham) and Karl Herbert Proctor on September 26, 1930. Karl graduated from Reading High School in 1948. He was the Winter Carnival King in 1948; and in 1947 he had scored a 65-yard run to put Reading ahead of Stoneham during the Thanksgiving Day Game. Karl received the Ingersoll award on December 11, 1947 for his performance in the backfield of his High School football team. He would go on to play two years of football for Norwich University in Northfield, VT. Karl was his freshman class president and he served as president for his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon while at Norwich University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Norwich University in 1953. Upon graduation, he received a commission as a reserve second lieutenant for the U.S. Army.

Karl worked with the Illinois Highway department before he entered active duty with the U. S. Army. In 1953, he served in Korea as an officer in charge of loading and off loading equipment for the military forces on site. He continued to serve at Fort Baker- that is located immediately North of the Golden Gate bridge. He enjoyed being an underwater diver in the San Francisco bay; whereby he worked to develop the Bay Model. He was discharged from the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant in 1956. He went to Colorado Springs, Colorado to work for Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill. While he was there he worked on the construction of the Air Force Academy. He met and married Georgine A Doyen of Two Dot, Montana. Together they raised two daughters, Julie Ann-May 1957 and Linda Kay-November 1958. Karl and Georgine would be married for nearly 40 years, when they decided to divorce. Georgine passed away in 2008. Karl worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s, Bureau of Indian affairs, in Gallop, New Mexico. He went on to get a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; whereby he was able to accumulate 30 years of federal service. He worked in offices located in Boston, MA and in Portland, OR; and he specialized in dams, rivers, and harbors. He monitored jetties and levies on the Oregon coast and inland rivers. His work included, planning, decision and construction of a wide variety of projects. He noted to his grandchildren that his biggest career accomplishments were his work on the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and the second lock at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River near Cascade Locks, Oregon.

On Valentine’s Day 2008, Karl married Ann Beoka of Sweet Home, Oregon. They enjoyed going on several cruises and trips together. During their years together, Karl would often tell people that he was on a honeymoon with his “bride”. In 2012, they went on a coast to coast trip to visit family and friends. He enjoyed going to Spirit Mountain with her. His wife Ann, his love, survived him.

Karl’s life ended on November 30, 2013 from natural causes. He was at his home in Sweet Home, Oregon. He was survived by his daughters, Julie Ann Driscoll (husband Micheal) of Peoria, IL and Linda Kay Jaqua (finance Steve Prowant) of Happy Valley, OR; and his step daughters, Krissy Beoka of Boise, ID and Kathy Beoka of Lebanon, OR. One sister, Louise (husband Ken) Shields of New Durham, NH survives him. A sister, Priscilla (Loud) DeGroot of Wilmington, MA and a brother, Arthur (wife June) Proctor of North Reading, MA superseded Karl in death. He is survived by four grandchildren Natalie Chancellor, Anthony Driscoll, Julia Chancellor, and Nick Chancellor.

Karl will be laid to rest at Willamette National V.A. cemetery located on Mount Scott in Portland, Oregon. Send donations in lieu of flowers to the Disabled American Veterans at or a charity of your choice. Karl’s memorial service will be on December 23rd at 10 AM at 11800 SE Mt. Scott Boulevard; Portland, OR 97086-6937; (503) 273-5250. A reception will follow this memorial service at the home of Linda Kay Jaqua and Steve Prowant.

Lucian Robert Searle

L. Robert "Bob" Searle, 91, of Hampton, N.H., died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, N.H., after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Providence, R.I., on April 20, 1920, the son of the late Willard A. and Helen (Kenyon) Searle. Mr. Searle was raised in West Warwick, R.I., and graduated from Moses Brown Preparatory School in Providence, R.I., before attending Norwich University. While attending Norwich he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II and served proudly in the South Pacific. As with most World War II veterans, he very rarely spoke of his service to his country.

He was employed by Atlantic Refining Company, which was succeeded by Atlantic Richfield, as a direct marketing manager overseeing four districts before he was promoted to a regional manager working out of the Pittsburgh, Pa., office. He retired in 1979 with 36 years of service.

Bob returned to New England in 1999, making his home in Hampton. He cherished the many friends he made and especially enjoyed renewing his relationship with alumni of Norwich University. He also enjoyed antiquing and sightseeing along the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine.

Bob leaves his wife, Bonnie B. (Baldwin) Searle, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage. He was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Marilyn (Clowes) Searle, and his only child, Douglas R. Searle.

Saul J. Steiner

Saul J. Steiner, 80, of Westerly, R.I., passed away on August 15, 2012.

Saul graduated from Norwich University in 1953 with a bachelor of arts in government. While at Norwich, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi and the Winter Carnival Committee. Upon graduation, Saul was commissioned as 2LT in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, serving in Germany during the Korean War. He was a correspondent for the Providence Journal and was a teacher for 30 years with Westerly High School. He was also a member of American Legion Post 16 in Westerly.

Saul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 38 years, Sarah (Rockey) Steiner.

A committal service with military honors will be Friday, September 14, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, R.I. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, R.I. Chapter, 205 Hallene Rd., Suite 209, Warwick, RI 02886, or to a charity of your choice.

The family wishes to publicly express their heartfelt gratitude to the many wonderful caregivers, community members, and loving friends who reached out and helped Saul during the difficult past few months. Your thoughtfulness and kindness are deeply appreciated.

Robert A. Sudbay

Robert A. Sudbay, 81, passed away on February 4, 2012.

Robert graduated from Norwich University in 1953 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Hockey and Baseball teams, the Newman Club, the Varsity Club, and was a member of the War Whoop and Guidon staffs.

Robert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann; children: Robert and Stephen; grandchildren: Robert, Tyler, and Trevor; brother Donald; and sister, Barbara. He was predeceased by his brother James.

Kenneth V. Travis

Kenneth V. Travis, 81, died peacefully at his home in Greensboro, N.C., on November 22, 2012.

Ken was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1931. He graduated from Norwich University in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at Norwich, he was a member of Tau Delta Phi. Following graduation, Ken married Joyce Currier and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. After one tour of active duty, he served 20 years in the Army Reserve, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

In 1961, Ken and his wife moved to Greensboro where he began working as a property and casualty adjuster with GAB Robins. After 20 years with Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, he retired as a claims manager in 2005. Ken was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church for over 38 years. He served as junior warden for several terms as well as assistant to the treasurer. Ken was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. After a successful treatment, he lived his next few years devoting himself to his family and supporting many animal rescue causes. His love of animals was certainly one of his most defining characteristics. He will be greatly missed for his lively debates, his great caring for the "underdog", and the unwavering love and support he provided his children and grandchildren throughout their lives.

Kenneth is survived by his children: Van Travis and his wife, Martha, Rebecca Salehar and her husband, Mark, Melissa Frain and her husband, Doug, Jeffrey Travis, and Kathleen Burchfield; and granddaughters: Jennie Allred and Leah Campbell. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Joyce C. Travis.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life was held on November, 27, 2012, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Greensboro, N.C. In lieu of flowers, the family asks contributions be made to the SPCA of the Triad, P.O. Box 4461, Greensboro, N.C. 27404 or to All Saints Episcopal Church, 4211 Wayne Rd., Greensboro, N.C. 27407. Online condolences may be offered at

Richard F. Wasiewski

Richard F. Wasiewski (Ski/Sonny), loving husband, father, brother, and friend passed away on September 25, 2013. Born in Haverhill, Massachusetts to Anthony and Katherine Wasiewski on July 15, 1931. He was an exceptional athlete and was once scouted by the Boston Red Sox. He graduated from Norwich University and pursued a career in the military, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. For the next 20 years he was a Pharmaceutical Representative for Sandoz. He is survived by his loving family, two daughters Deborah Wasiewski Wightman and Monica Wasiewski Daw, two sons Michael and Paul Wasiewski, seven grandchildren, Katherine Panos Torres, Nickholas Panos, Drake Wilcox, Seth and Jocelyn Daw, Emilee Ann and Rebecca Wasiewski. He is also survived by his sister Walda Wasiewski Gaudreau and many nieces and nephews. Proceeded in death by his two sisters, Genevieve Wasiewski Sweeney and Virginia Wasiewski Czerepak. He enjoyed attending many of his grandchildren's sport activities. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed as he dedicated his life to family and friends. A Graveside service will be held at Fort Bliss Cemetery Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 10:00am. No flowers please, all condolences in the form of donation to Wounded Warrior; Services entrusted to Funeraria del Angel Martin East, 1460 George Dieter.

William J. Welch Jr.

William James Welch, Jr. of Framingham died Thursday March 26, 2015 following a period of declining health.

He was 83 and the husband of Ruth E. (Witte) Welch. Born in Lewiston, Maine, the son of the late Dr. William and Genevieve (Baker) Welch. He attended Norwich University of Vermont and completed his education at Northeastern University. He served 4 years with the United States Marine Corps and later was employed at Raytheon, Bank of Boston and the Zayre Corp.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, he leaves two nephews and was the brother of the late Carrie (Welch) Perry.

Interment services are private and under the direction of the Duckett-J. S. Waterman Home of Memorial Tribute, Sudbury. 

Eugene J. Zabik

Eugene J. Zabik, 75, of South Hadley, MA entered into eternal rest on November 19, 2008 surrounded by loved ones. Eugene was born at home in Three Rivers, MA, the son of the late Frank and Julia (Bartnik) Zabik. He grew up in Holyoke, MA and attended local schools. 

At age 16 he entered Norwich and graduated in 1953 with a degree in chemical engineering at age 20. While at Norwich, Eugene participated with the Newman Club, the basketball team, the German Club, Drill Team, the baseball team, and was a brother in Theta Chi. Larry says of his father:

"Gene entered Norwich University at 16 and graduated at 20 with a degree in organic chemistry. Dad’s character was forged and hardened at Norwich – the nation’s oldest private military college. I know and understand his training. I followed in his footsteps 27 years later. Gene lived by a simple code. The same code we learned and lived at Norwich. Cadets do not lie, cheat or steal. You are honest or you are not. Cadets look after one another. Our motto is “Essayons”…I will try. Gene saw the world as black and white, without shades of gray. Gene’s integrity was the foundation of his character.

The importance of education would become a major focus of his life and his legacy to his children. At Norwich, revelry was at 6 am and fall out for morning formation at 6:15 am, he never strayed from the early morning wake up thereafter, and always kept the habit of making a tight bunk daily. During college he hitchhiked home on weekends to see Betty and always made it back in time for roll call. "

After graduating Norwich, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Army serving as an organic chemist in the Chemical Corps during the Korean conflict at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Dad earned the National Defense Service Medal. He returned to the area, married and settled in South Hadley, where he raised his family. He later graduated from WNEC Law School earning his Juris Doctorate. Eugene retired from James River/Rexham Graphics where he worked as Director of Environmental Affairs.

Eugene was an avid photographer, little league baseball coach and catechism teacher. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth A. (McGiverin), two daughters, Valerie Zabik and Geraldine Zabik-Kadis and her husband, Chuck, three sons, Lawrence Zabik (NU 1980) and his wife, Paula, Christopher Zabik and his partner, Carolyn Gregitis, and Keith Zabik and his wife, Shoshana Skye Mayden. He also leaves his only beloved brother, Edwin Zabik, and his wife, Laura, along with four grandchildren, one great grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Baystate VNA and Hospice, 50 Maple St., Springfield, MA 01102.

Richard C. Zarse

Richard C. Zarse, 81, of Merrimack, N.H., and Sarasota, Fla., passed away on November 26, 2011, at the Emeritus Extended Living Facility in Sarasota.

Born and raised in Winchester, Mass., Richard was the son of Clarence H. Zarse and Hilda (Bourne) Zarse. A 1953 graduate of Norwich University with a bachelor of arts in English, Richard was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, serving as social chairman and vice president, a cadet sargent and lieutenant, member of the Outing Club, Winter Carnival Committee, Junior Week Committee, and Ski Team for two years. Upon graduation from Norwich University, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army serving as a First Lieutenant during the Korean War.

In his professional life, Richard served as president of the Heil Equipment Company of Boston for 11 years and was a partner in C. M. Mixer Real Estate/Insurance firm in Wolfeboro, N.H. He also worked for over 25 years for Nordblom Company in Boston, a commercial and industrial real estate firm, serving as a vice president.

Richard served as a director for the National Truck Body and Equipment Assoc., the National Association of Realtors, the Lakes Region Board of Realtors, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and the Greater Boston Board of Realtors. He also was a member of the Wakefield, N.H., Planning Board and a Trustee of the Gafney Memorial Library.

Richard is survived by two sons, Gary, and his wife, Cynthia, of Sarasota, Fla., and David and his wife, Rae Ann, of Sahaurita, Ariz.; his daughter, Ann Cobb, and her husband, Richard; and his brother, Robert B. Zarse (NU '56), of Elon, N.C. He also leaves eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his son, John Richard, in 2008, and his ex-wife, Patricia, in 2007.

A memorial service will be held in late May 2012 at the Peaslee Funeral Home in Sanbornville, N.H.


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