Norwich University


1960 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.

Ilmars Akots, 12/27/1989
Douglass B. Auer, 6/12/2013
LTC Daniel R. Bauer USAARMC, 2/11/2001
James A. Beattie Jr., 6/8/2000
Daniel J. Bongini, 1/22/2005
Richard C. Brackney, 9/12/2013
Stanley W. Brown Jr., 9/4/1997
Suzanne B. Cote (Vermont College), 3/13/2000
Arthur P. Dietle, 5/10/2008
COL Richard C. Edwards, USA (Ret.), 6/22/2010
Roger E. Dwinell, 3/1/1989
William C. English, 5/23/1993
John D. Gagetta, 3/5/1995
F. Paul Gavin, Sr., 5/7/2011
Robert N. Gross, 2/7/2011
Eliot M. Grossman, 5/25/2009
Patricia C. Hendricks (Vermont College), 9/29/1993
Louis P. Hoffmann, 10/9/2010
Richard P. Howe, 6/1/2010
Francis C. Lawler, 8/14/2006
Francis M. "Frank" Lanza, 3/6/2009
George Hollingsworth Lovequist, 2/11/2008
Donald A. MacInnis, 8/28/1992
Robert O. Marlowe, 5/3/2004
Paul L. Masaschi, 12/3/2013
Howard Ford Monnier, Sr., 6/1/2008
Paul D. Nichols, 5/6/2003
COL Garrett R. Noyes USA (Ret), 8/1/2004
Dan E. O'Connor Sr., 4/19/2002
Thomas S. O'Hayre, 12/27/2000
Richard W. Olmsted Jr., 10/1/1999
Harry L. Osterhoudt Jr., 3/27/1995
Dr. Angelo J. Pappanikou, 7/14/1993
Charles Joseph Petronis, 2/9/2008
Michael G. Philip, 74, of White Plains, N.Y., passed away on August 30, 2012.
Sandi A. Richardson (Vermont College), 1/1/1991
Samuel Robert Ross, 12/15/2006
Jason Segal, 12/24/2013
Timothy H. Smith, 4/28/1997
William L. Stockman, III, 9/30/2006
John J. Sia, 10/20/2006
Eldon B. Sudalter Esq., 1/4/1991
George A. Valamvanos, 11/1/1984
COL Carl P. Vermilyea, USA (Ret.), 1/23/2009
Mark J. Wagner, 5/16/1996
C. Bruce Weaver, 5/21/1993
Richard E. Weisman, 1/10/2013
George Yakoubian Jr., 4/21/1973


Douglass B. Auer

Douglass B. Auer, 74, of Denver, Colo., passed away unexpectedly on June 12, 2013. Born on September 11, 1938, he grew up in North Andover, Mass., attended Holderness School (N.H.), and graduated from Norwich University in 1960 before obtaining his law degree from Boston University. Soon after graduating from law school, Doug was one of the first Army JAG officers to serve in Vietnam.

While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Skull & Swords, Who's Who in American Colleges, the War Whoop staff, the Inter-Fraternity Council, the Corps Honor Committee, and he was a Distinguished Military Student.

Doug was also a member of the Norwich University Partridge Society's 1819 Circle.

Doug moved to Colorado in 1969 to continue his law practice. He distinguished himself throughout his law career and touched many lives by his kind, unselfish, and generous personal service. Among his colleagues, he was an educator and mentor.

Doug loved the Colorado outdoors and spent much of his time skiing, hiking, and biking. He also loved working with stained glass and tending his garden and orchids. Nationally and internationally, Doug completed six marathons, including Boston's 100th anniversary event. In the past few years he enjoyed joining his friends and Norwich classmates traveling to Europe, Peru's rainforest, and Machu Pichu.

Doug is survived by his brother, Charles Auer NU'53 (Helen); niece, Margie Auer (Mike Golden); nephew, Charles Auer, Jr. (Laura); grand niece and nephews; and cousins. He will be greatly missed by his family, many dear friends, and his beloved cat, Indy.

At his request, there will be no formal memorial services, but a celebration of Doug's life is being planned. Notification to family and friends is pending. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice or The Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund, c//o Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.


Richard C. Brackney

Col. Richard C. "Dick" Brackney (Ret.), 75, passed away of heart failure on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, in Baltimore.

Born in Northampton, Mass., Dick received a degree in electrical engineering from Norwich University, followed by a Master of Science in Administration in Research & Development Management and a Degree of Engineer from George Washington University. He began his career at Westinghouse Electric Company prior to joining the NSA. In 2010, Dick retired from NSA after over 34 years of service, and then joined Microsoft Corporation as a national standards officer. He served in combat during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm as an operations officer. Dick enjoyed traveling, boating, and golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Marianne Hyang Nam, and their son, Timothy Scott, and his wife, Caitlin Adele. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Brackney, and his wife, Johanna.

A service in celebration of Dick's life will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Howell Funeral Home, 10220 Guilford Rd., Jessup, MD 20794. A full burial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on a date yet to be determined. Contributions in remembrance of Dick may be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.



Arthur P. Dietle

Arthur P. Dietle, Jr. Age 70, of Hockessin, DE, passed away peacefully at Christiana Hospital in the presence of his family on Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Born in West Haven, CT, Arthur was the son of the late Margaret (Cavanaugh) and Arthur P. Dietle, Sr. A graduate of Norwich University in Northfield, VT, Arthur earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1960. He served his country in the US Army as a Second Lieutenant and served two years in the Army Corps of Engineers. He worked for several large companies as a civil engineer, the last being ICI America retiring in 1993 from Astra Zenaca.

A devoted and loving husband and father who enjoyed family life, Arthur enjoyed all sports, and golf particularly was a part of his life and his favorite activity. His memberships included Newark Country Club and the Prince of Piedmont Lodge.

Arthur will be dearly missed by his wife of 43 years, Karen (Kearney) Dietle; his son, Arthur P. Dietle, III of Hockessin; his daughter, Sharon M. Dietle; and a cousin, Joe York. He was predeceased by another cousin, Joan Gallagher.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713


COL Richard C. Edwards, USA (Ret.)

COL Richard C. Edwards, USA (Ret.) passed away on June 22, 2010 in Rockport, Texas, where he and his wife, Susan, resided since 2006. Burial will be held at The National Cemetery, Fort Meyer, Virginia in September. COL Edwards was born to Walcott and Marion Edwards in Weymouth, MA, on November 6, 1937. He graduated from Weymouth High School and Thayer Academy, prior to attending Norwich University in Vermont.

At Norwich, Dick was known as an agreeable and cooperative man whose conscientiousness and ability to get along with others contributed greatly to the spirit of the Cadet Corps. Majoring in Government, Dick was also a talented football player on the University football team. As a member of Theta Chi fraternity, he participated actively in all house functions, including inter-fraternity sports. Dick was also active as a staff member of the Norwich Guidon and a member of the Canterbury Club. After graduating from Norwich in 1960, he entered active duty in the U.S. Army.

He served his country for 30 years, retiring in 1990. Key assignments in the U.S. Army include one tour of duty in Vietnam, Commander of 1st Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany; Commander of 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; Chief of Staff of the 2d Armored Division; Commandant of the Sergeants Major Academy; and his last assignment was Chief, European Division, J-5, Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. He was a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. He received a Master's degree from Kansas State University. His second career was with Dynamics Research Corporation in Andover, MA, as a defense contractor. In addition to his wife of 46 years, Susan, he leaves three sons, Robert, Andrew, and Richard. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital and the emergency crew of Aransas County in Texas.


F. Paul Gavin, Sr.

F. Paul Gavin, Sr., 72, a resident of Mason, N.H., died May 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Barre, Vt. on September 7, 1938, a son of Francis P. and Mary A. (Donahue) Gavin.
Paul was raised and educated in Vermont and had been a resident of Mason, N.H. for the past 32 years. He also resided part-time in Norway, Maine.

In 1960, Paul graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor of science in chemistry. He was the sole member of his graduating class to complete the chemistry course. While at Norwich, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, the German Club, Band, the Newman Club, the Outing Club, and the Chess Club. He was also a member of the Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society, and served as its vice president his junior year, and its president his senior year. He also attended the University of Vermont for two years.

An entrepreneur for most of his life, Paul held numerous patents and owned several companies including G&W Industries of Acton, Mass., Modu-Form, Inc. of Fitchburg, Mass., and FAMM Steel of Rindge, N.H. He enjoyed bird watching, working in his yard, and, most especially, spending time with his family. In addition, he was an avid reader, history buff, and relished studies of The Civil War.

Paul was a member of the Mason Congregational Church and the First Congregational Church of South Paris, Maine. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was honorably discharged in December 1962. Paul was also a Lifetime Partridge Society member at Norwich University.

He was a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather. Family members include his wife of 46 years, Carlene A. (Dunkleberger) Gavin of Mason, N.H.; a son and daughter-in-law, Francis P. and Robin Gavin of Brookline, N.H.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Ann Gavin of Brookline N.H., Maria Gavin of Marlborough N.H., and Monica and Benjamin Harrington of Francestown N.H.; eight grandchildren, Austin, Zachary, Mackenzie, Trevor, Harrison, Mercedes, Liam and Ainsley; a brother, Kelly Gavin of Belchertown, Mass.; a sister, Jean Gavin of Philadelphia, Pa.; several nieces and a nephew.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14th at 11:00 am in the Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Road, Mason, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To leave an online condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.


Robert N. Gross

Robert N. Gross, 71, of Weymouth, Mass., formerly of Hyde Park, Mass., died Monday, February 7, 2011. He was a retired attorney from the Law Office of Robert N. Gross in Weymouth. He graduated from Boston Technical High School, Norwich University and Suffolk Law.

Bob graduated from Norwich University in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree in government. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and played for the football, track, and drill teams. He was also on the Junior Weekend and Winter Carnival committees, the War Whoop and Guidon staffs, and was a member of Alpha Eta Rho.

Bob was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and a drum major for the Boston Crusaders, as well as an avid golfer.

He was the beloved husband of Janice C. (Korona) Gross; a devoted father of David Gross, and his wife, Sonja, of Denver, CO; Barry Gross, and his wife, Erin, of Fremont, CA; Linda Ford of Marshfield; James Gross, and his wife, Toni, of Weymouth; Frank Donohue, and his wife, Linda of Whitman; and Kim Donohue, and her fiance, Chris Bertolino, of Rockland. He was also the loving grandfather of Brian and Meghan Ford of Marshfield, Lindsey and Jenna Gross of CO, and Jenna and Nicholas Donohue of Whitman.

Visiting hours will take place in the McDonald Funeral Home, South Weymouth at 809 Main St. (Rte 18 opposite So. Shore Hospice) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 2:00 - 6:00 P.M. The funeral service will follow immediately after visitation at 6:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Hospice of the South Shore, 100 Bay State Dr, PO Box 859060 Braintree, MA 02185.


Eliot M. Grossman

Eliot M. Grossman, 71, passed away on May, 25, 2009, at his home in Corolla, NC, where he had resided for 4 years. 

Before moving to NC, he resided for 33 years in southern New Jersey. Eliot graduated from Norwich in 1960 where he was a member of Drill Team, the Glee Club, the regimental band, cheerleading, and the concert band. He was employed as a mechanical engineer retiring in 1998.  In the same year, he earned the Engineer of the Year Award from The Society of Plastics Engineers.

He leaves his wife of 48 years, Frances Berlin Grossman, a daughter, Ruth Masters, and a son, David Grossman. In addition, he leaves three grandchildren, Samuel Masters, Rebecca Masters and Jacob Grossman.


Louis P. Hoffmann

Louis P. Hoffmann, a resident of Hull, MA, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the age of 71 after a long bout with multiple myeloma. Louis was born in West Roxbury, MA, and lived for many years in Milton. Louis was the son of the late Louis Herman Hoffmann and the late Margaret I. O?Callaghan Hoffmann.

Louis went to Boston College High School and was an avid athlete, excelling in track and field. Throughout High School, he also played golf and worked to earn his commercial pilots license. In 1960, Louis graduated from Norwich University. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Regimental Drill Team, the Newman Club, the Mountain and Cold Weather Training Program, and the Outing Club. Louis was also a member of Alpha Eta Rho, the track team, and played baseball and football. After graduating, Louis was a commissioned officer in the US Army serving two years in Germany and a further four years in the Army Reserves.

Louis? parents were both influential in the insurance field, and he followed them into the brokerage business, earning an MBA at Suffolk University and eventually starting his own insurance agency in 1979. Louis was an active community member, advising the town of Milton on budget and insurance matters, and joining the Milton Hoosic Club which he served as President from 1982-1984. He was a board member and treasurer of the Huntington General Hospital, and served as the Vice President of the University of Massachusetts President?s Advisory Council.

Since moving to Hull, he had been an avid boater, and was widely known in the community for being amongst the first to commute daily by water between his home in Hull and his waterfront offices in Boston. As with so many things in his life, he mixed his interest in boating and his love of the outdoors to add adventure to the routine of his Boston commute. He was proud of his record of water safety spanning more than twenty years.

Louis was known by friends and colleagues alike for an endearing enthusiasm, and an energy which he brought to both personal friendships and his spirit of entrepreneurialism. Supported by his faith, he brought a deep sense of conviction to all undertakings in life. Amidst the discipline of his professional practice, he was known for a deep love of life ? even the odd spot of mischief and an occasional wager ? as well as a deep sense of compassion for the family and friends who will miss him dearly.

He was married for 31 years to the late Mary Joyce Murray Hoffmann, and most recently to Mrs. Harriet Palm Hoffmann for 13 years. He is survived by his four loving children, daughter Jane, son Louis and his wife Mirsada Pasalic Hoffmann, daughter Mary Joyce, and daughter Audrey and her husband, Derek Schug. He leaves a beloved grand-child, Olivia, and was expecting a second.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Saint Elizabeth Church, Milton, MA, on Thursday, October 14 at 11:00AM. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave., Milton, MA, took place on Wednesday. Interment will take place at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis? memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute c/o Dr. Paul Richardson and Team for Multiple Myeloma Research, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.


Richard P. Howe

Richard P. Howe, 71, of Maynard, MA, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. 

Dick graduated from Norwich in 1960 with a BS in engineering management. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry branch, serving over 12 years in the active and reserve forces, including two tours in Vietnam earning the Combat Infantry Badge and numerous awards including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Joint Service Commendation Medals. Dick entered the civilian sector as chief of Manpower & Force Structure at Fort Devens, MA, retiring in 1993. He kept active in his retirement in various hardware sales and management positions. Dick continued his postgraduate education in mechanical engineering at Kansas State University and in education at American University. He was also a graduate of the Environmental Programs for Managers, U.S. Army Logistics Management College and the Department of Defense Resource Management, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

Dick was an active supporter of Norwich and various organizations including the American Legion Post 282 (Commander 1999-2000), Disabled American Veterans, AUSA, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America, Rotary Club of Concord, MA (Director 2007-2010), First Parish Unitarian Church of Harvard (Secretary 1982-1986) and Toastmasters. He was the founding father of the NU Club of Central Massachusetts, and past director and vice president of the NU Alumni Association Board from 1997-2006. In 2009, Dick was recognized for his service to Norwich with the NUAA Alumni Director’s Award. Dick was also a Lifetime member of the Partridge Society.

In Dick’s retirement he enjoyed public speaking, folk music, travel and carpentry. He resided in Maynard, MA with the love of his life, Anne Huckins Wilson and their family Jamie, Norb, Spencer and Delaney Gravelle.


Francis M. "Frank" Lanza

Francis M. "Frank" Lanza, of Winthrop, MA, passed away on March 6, 2009. He was the beloved husband of Carlie (Martin) and the loving father of Christopher Lanza, Jonathan Lanza, and Matthew Lanza. He was the cherished grandfather of Andrew, Jonathan Jr., Mia, Chloe and Kelsi. 

While a cadet at Norwich, Frank was a brother in Sigma Alpha Epsilon, he was a member of Drill Team and Newman Club, and he participated in intramurals. He graduated in 1960 with a BS in civil engineering.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Viking Pride Foundation, P.O. Box 37, Winthrop, MA 02152. To sign Frank's online guest book go to www.caggianofuneralhome.com.


George Hollingsworth Lovequist

George Hollingsworth Lovequist, 69, of Osterville and Palm City, Fla., died suddenly in Stuart, Fla., on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008.

He was the beloved husband of Deborah Barrett Lovequist; loving father of Erik D. Lovequist, and his wife, Melissa of Billerica; and Betsy E. Coppa, and her husband, James of Savage, Minn.; loving grandfather of Katherine E. Coppa of Savage, Minn.

A native Cape Codder, George graduated from Yarmouth High School and Norwich University. While a cadet at Norwich George was a member of the Junior Weekend Committee and Winter Carnival Committee. George was also participated on the Golf Team, Drill Team, Track, intramurals, and was also a member of the fraternity Alpha Eta Rho. He served as a pilot in the Army after college and then came back to the Cape to take over as president of the A. Lawrence Lovequist Insurance Agency in West Dennis until his retirement in 1999.

George was involved with the Cape Cod Agents Association for many years and served as treasurer on the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents. He was a director of Cape Cod Cooperative Bank for many years. He loved to enjoy life every day.

One of his favorite pastimes was playing gin and poker, especially Texas Hold 'Em. He held a lifetime passion for hunting, having started on the Cape as a youngster with his grandfather, father and uncles.

An avid sportsman, he started playing golf after caddying at Bass River as a young boy, and continued his love of the game as a member of Cummaquid Golf Club and Oyster Harbors, where he was a member since 1978. He also belonged to Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club in Palm City, Fla. He played his last round the day before his passing.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Cape Cod Hospital, 27 Park St., Hyannis, MA 02601.


Robert O. Marlowe

Robert O. Marlowe, 65, died peacefully in his sleep on May 3, 2004, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 23, 1938, in Cambridge, Mass. His mother, Yvonne Brodil, is currently a resident of Shelburne. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Marlowe, in 1964 and by his stepfather, Frank Brodil, in 2000.

Robert graduated from Norwich University in 1960, and spent four years in the Army in Germany from 19601964. His professional career was devoted largely to commercial real estate and at the time of his death he was employed by Pomerleau Real Estate. It was a job that he loved, and into which he poured a tremendous amount of energy, enthusiasm, and expertise. In his leisure time he enjoyed golf, travel, sailing, cooking and most of all supporting his partner Anne in her equestrian hobby of dressage.

He is survived by his beloved partner, Anne Peck of South Burlington; mother Yvonne of Shelburne; son Scott and his wife Vladka and granddaughter Estella of Prague, Czech Republic; daughter Tiffany of Washington, D.C.; sister Suzanne Chute and husband Jack of St. Michaels, Md.; former wife Sandra of Burlington; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In Bob's memory, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.


Paul L. Masaschi

Paul "Buzz" Louis Masaschi, 76 of Buzzards Bay, MA, died unexpectedly on December 3, 2013.

Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Louis Anthony Masaschi and Pauline Catherine Alvezi. He leaves a twin sister Pauline Masaschi and a younger sister Helene Masaschi.

He attended The Fessendon Elementary School, Tilton Academy in New Hampshire, and Tabor Academy High School in Marion Massachusetts. He attended Norwich University where he was awarded the prestigious Who's Who among students in America as an athletic scholar with achievements in hockey, and baseball and was captain of the football team. Paul graduated as a Civil Engineer, got married and joined the Army Reserve as a 1st Lt, with training in Fort Knox, Tennessee.

Due to a hardship of his father's sudden passing he left the Army and took over his father's construction company and as the President ran a successful business in Sandwich, Massachusetts for over 30 years. He was involved in the restoration of such historical landmarks as the National Seashore, many churches and numerous schools throughout Massachusetts.

Paul was the president of the Bourne Rotary Club, enjoyed coaching youth hockey and opened his house and heart to any child that came through his door. He was an extremely kind and generous person who will be deeply missed.

Paul married his college sweetheart Mary Ann Read and they just celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. They raised five children including Paul L. Masaschi Jr., Nancy L Masaschi, Louis R. Masaschi and wife Jeannette, Lisa A. Masaschi Heaney, and Thomas E. Masaschi and wife Kara. Buzz has been blessed with 8 grandchildren, Ashley, Joshua, Sarah, Olivia, Madeline, Luke, Will, and Louie.

Paul dedicated his life to the happiness and well-being of his wife and children. He found tremendous enjoyment skiing with his grandchildren in Vermont, fishing and lobstering in Buzzards Bay and attending his families sporting events. He lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it.

Visiting Hours for Paul will be held on Monday from 4-8PM in the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Blvd., Bourne. Funeral Service on Tuesday at 11AM in Bourne United Methodist Church, 37 Sandwich Rd., Bourne. Burial to follow in Sandwich Town Cemetery. Relatives and friends invited.


Howard Ford Monnier, Sr.

Howard Ford Monnier Sr., 69, of Canaan, husband of Mary (Mather) Monnier, died at his home Sunday, June 1, 2008, after a long illness.

Mr. Monnier, son of the late Howard R. Monnier and Eunice (Ford) Monnier, was born July 13, 1938, in Torrington. He was a graduate of Torrington High School, class of 1956, and of Norwich University, class of 1960, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving with the Corps of Engineers. He first worked for the Vermont Highway Department and later with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, becoming its chief of design from 1979-1981. He was later partner and president of United Construction and Engineering in Torrington until his retirement in 1992. He was town engineer for the towns of Sharon and Salisbury and served on the Executive Committee of the Canaan Fire District and the boards of directors for Geer Memorial Health Care Center and the Canaan National Bank. In his youth, Mr. Monnier was an Eagle Scout and was a scoutmaster for Troop 2 in Torrington. He was a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Canaan, where he served on the vestry.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Monnier is survived by his son, Howard F. Monnier Jr. of Canaan; his brother, Wayne Monnier of High Spring, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Tracy G. and Patricia F. Mather of Shelton; brother and sister-in-law, Paul G. and Jane M. Farrell of Franklin, Mass.; grandsons, Ryan and Brandon Monnier; and a great-granddaughter, Kayden Monnier. He was predeceased by two daughters, Jennifer and Amy Monnier.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the North Canaan Volunteer Fire Company, Christ Church in Canaan or to the VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Road, Bantam, CT 06750.
 

Charles Joseph Petronis

Charles Joseph Petronis, 69, of Rockville, Maryland passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2008.

While a cadet at Norwich Charlie participated in the Outing Club, intramurals, the Newman Club, Signal Honor Platoon, and was also a member of the fraternities Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Epsilon Tau Sigma. Charlie graduated in 1960 with a BS in electrical Engineering.

Charlie was the beloved husband of Elizabeth A. Petronis; father of Debra (Bill) Portalea, Susan (Steve) Smith, Karen (Chris) Montgomery, and Michael (Jennifer) Petronis; grandfather of Kristen, Lauren, Austin, Alexis, Christopher, Tiffany, Bethie, Gracie, Kate, and Jaime; brother of Beth Alence, John and Philip Petronis. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Children's Inn at NIH, 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814.


Samuel Robert Ross

Samuel Robert Ross, 68, of Mays Landing, N.J., died December 15, 2006. While at Norwich, Robert or “Frog” as he was known, was a member of the Newman Club, Basketball Team, Varsity Club, Alpha Kappa Psi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Junior Weekend Committee, and the Track Team. He was said to have an outstanding personality combined with fine athletic qualities. He worked hard to gain from Norwich a genuine education and compiled an impressive record. His classmates stated that he had the characteristic traits which would aid him in all his endeavors and with his optimistic outlook on life his success was inevitable. Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business. No further information is available.


Jason Segal

Jason Segal passed away on December 24, 2013, after a battle with a very aggressive cancer. He died peacefully at home, in San Mateo, Calif., in the care of his loving wife.

Jason was born November 22, 1938, in Albany, N.Y., the son of Albert N. (deceased 1989) and Mary Cohen Segal (deceased 1965) He was raised with two brothers, Edward, now of San Francisco, Harvey (deceased 2007) and one sister, Edythe of New Jersey. He graduated Albany High School in 1956 and attended college at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. Jason was a very proud 1960 Norwich University graduate and upon graduation was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, where he went on to serve his country for six years.

Norwich played a large role in Jason's life and he was very passionate about his alma mater. He gave in many ways to Norwich and served on the Board of Trustees for fifteen years. In addition, he was named a Trustee Emeritus upon retiring from the board.

Jason was a successful salesman and enjoyed his work and clients so much he chose to never fully retire. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be remembered for his generous spirit, and sense of humor. An exceptional friend, he loved to keep in contact with quick phone calls to "just check-in". He had a fondness for travel, enjoyed a great meal out and a good nap and could always be counted on to show up early.

Mr. Segal is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary Jo (Heenan) Segal; he is also survived by his daughter Mary Katheryn (Kate) and her husband Brendan Fallis of Leawood, Kansas. He leaves behind three beloved grandchildren, Lauren Renee, Brooke Mary, and Brady Jason all of Leawood, Kansas. He will also be greatly missed by his extended family, and a truly amazing group of friends from coast to coast.

Friends and family are invited to attend funeral services in his honor at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo (highway 92 and Skylawn Blvd.) The service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 30, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Mission Hospice of San Mateo, 1670 South Amphlett Blvd. #300 San Mateo, Ca 94402 or Norwich University Library Fund c/o Dave Whaley 158 Harmon Dr. Northfield, VT 05663.



William L. Stockman, III

William L. Stockman, III, 68, if San Diego, Calif., died September 30, 2006. Bill was born in Concord, NH, November 12, 1937, the son of William L. Stockman, Jr. and Natalie M. (Jones) Stockman, both of Concord, NH, later of Longmeadow, MA. During his time at Norwich, Bill was a member of the Drill Team, Guidon staff, Honor Plank Platoon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Skull & Swords, Yearbook Staff, and the Track team. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Bill was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, regular Army in Armor.

His over 20 years of military service included overseas duty in Europe and 2 years in Vietnam. He was also on the Faculty of the United States Military Academy at WestPoint. Where he taught for 4 years and he was a Graduate of the U.S. Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. Bill's Awards and Medals include the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, Army Commendation Medals, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Vietnam Army Combat Tanker's Badge. He retired a LT. Colonel.

He is survived by his wife Doris and his daughter Laura S. Edwards.


John J. Sia

John J. Sia, 68, of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away October 20, 2006 following a long illness. Known to all as Jack, he was born in Bridgeport on January 24, the son of the late Frank and Jennie (Caserta) Sia. He was raised in Fairfield and was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School and Norwich University where he received a degree in Economics. During his time at Norwich, Jack was a member of the Drill Team, Glee Club, Junior Weekend Committee, Newman Club, Outing Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Football Team, and the Winter Carnival Committee.

Upon graduation, Jack was commissioned an officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of captain and serving overseas in Germany. After serving in the military, he began his career in human resources and staffing and worked for a number of companies and later branched out and started his own business. He was most recently retired from Pitney Bowes Company as a technical staffing consultant. He married the "only girl for him," Janet Verderosa, of Stamford in 1967. In September, they celebrated their 39th anniversary. A lifelong resident of Fairfield, Jack was active in the Little League program, the YMCA Little Indian Princesses, was president of the McKinley PTA, and once ran for First Selectman. An avid golfer, Jack was a member of the H. Smith Richardson Men's Club. He will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father and as an outgoing gentleman with a heart of gold who was always there for family, friends, and anyone in need. He had a love of antique cars and spent many hours restoring his 1939 Chevrolet. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Jack is survived by his wife, Janet; his son, Michael-John Sia and his wife, Jomarie; a daughter, Jennifer Vogel and her husband, Frank; three granddaughters, Gianna, Alexa and Arianna; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony Farma and Patrick Farma.


Richard E. Weisman

Richard E. Weisman died suddenly on January 10, 2013, in Florida.

Richard attended the Hebron Academy, in Hebron, Maine. He attended Norwich University from the fall of 1956 through the spring semester of 1958. He served his country in the Army Reserve. He spent many years working in both the private and public work sectors including: Director of Middlesex County Regional Probation, Massachusetts Child Support Enforcement Program, and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation.

He lived in Newton, Mass., for 42 years and was very active in the community; he served as president of the Newton Youth Foundation which ran a teen program called Beginnings, chaired the Newton Human Rights Committee, was a member of Freeport Foundation, and the Mayor's Cable Commission. He was a past commodore of the Charlesgate Yacht Club in Cambridge, Mass. He was never happier than he was while cruising with his family and friends on the New England Coast in his beloved boat, "Jessarah". He had wintered in Fort Myers, Fla., since 2002, where he loved playing in a senior citizens softball league and attending Red Sox Spring training games. He will be deeply missed.

 Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janice Lutz Weisman; his children: Sarah Weisman (Tom Mills), Andrew Weisman (Connie), and Jessica Garrabrant (Dan); and his grandchildren: Joshua Weisman, Brian Garrabrant, Christopher Garrabrant, and Allie Garrabrant.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Food Pantry of Salvation Army, 402 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139 or a charity of your choice.


   

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