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1961 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.

Major William Graves "Bill" Altorfer, Sr., USA (Ret.), 10/29/2011
Robert B. Appleby, 5/20/1999
Bruce A. Barnes, 9/11/2003
Patricia A. Bertrand (Vermont College), 8/11/1999
Ann Block (Vermont College)
Charles W. Bowman Jr., 7/3/2005
Bruce W. Buxton, 3/28/2009
Nanette O. Buzzi (Vermont College), 12/18/1990
Robert A. Cantarano, 6/5/2003
John S. Carlson, 8/15/2009
Alfred H. Carter MD, 11/7/2004
Judith P. Croll (Vermont College), 1/9/2001
Richard M. Daley, 8/1/1981
Nicholas A. Demos, 6/28/2013
Timothy A. Dexter, 5/27/1990
Jeremy C. Dunton, 2/15/2013
Barry B. Flynn, 11/28/2011
Francis A. Forrest, 6/20/2007
Andrew Gordon, 9/22/2002
Kenneth B. Herzlinger, 12/15/1994
Robert L. Hollenbeck, 3/29/2005
David A. Houser, 8/20/2007
Joyce O. Irving (Vermont College), 1/28/2003
Andrew F. Jackson, 3/1/1987
Kelvin J. Lachmann, 9/17/2005
Robert M. Lovely Jr., 1/15/2001
Peter H. Luce, 10/25/2007
Dr. Theodore Leo Maguder, Jr., 4/13/2011
Linda E. McCartney (Vermont College), 4/19/1998
Daniel W. McClain, 7/1/1988
  Paul H. McDonald, 4/20/1993
Paul M. McDonald, 10/8/1989
Edward F. Miller, 5/16/2003
Charles P. Nason, Jr., 10/24/2011
John C. Newton Jr., 12/12/2002
Edward L. Nordan, 5/26/1999
Judith W. Oulundsen (Vermont College), 1/1/1983
Lorraine A. Parker (Vermont College), 7/17/1990
Richard P. Peters, 9/13/2008
Glenn R. Peterson, 10/21/2005
Betty H. Pirovitz (Vermont College), 2/14/1988
Carl R. Quesnel, 11/7/2004
Joseph M. Salierno, 6/30/2001
Jack L. Shapiro, 11/15/2003
John C. Shell, II, 2/19/1974
Dr. Edward J. Streker, 11/26/1995
Vito J. Tuozzolo, 11/2/2007
Warren W. Viering, 5/7/1998
COL Curtis J. Washburn USA, 10/31/1993
Susan Weinsiemer (Vermont College)
Peter B. White, 6/21/2000
William H. Willis, 9/27/1991
John D. Woods, 7/1/1988
Sergay G. Zarynoff, 3/9/2010


Major William Graves "Bill" Altorfer, Sr., USA (Ret.)

Major William Graves "Bill" Altorfer, Sr., USA (Ret.), departed this life on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at McGuire Veteran's Medical Center. He was surrounded by the love and attention of all of his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd W. and Frances G. Altorfer and his sister, Frances A. Altorfer.

Bill was born in East Orange, New Jersey on January 19, 1939. He graduated from Norwich University as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He served his country valiantly for 23 years in many locations where he made lasting memories and lifelong friends. His service included two tours in Vietnam and he was the recipient of the Bronze Star.

Bill came to Virginia as a proud serviceman and was an active member of the Colonial Heights and Chesterfield communities for over 25 years. He found joy in spending time with family and friends, serving his country and serving his Lord as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and working on genealogy. He was an avid collector of interesting items and enjoyed teaching his grandchildren about these things.

He is survived by his eternal companion and wife of 48 years, Sandra Ivey Altorfer; five children, Terri (Daniel Morrow), William Jr. (Stella), Elizabeth Bello, Catherine Altorfer, and Deborah (Martin Alder); 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Colonial Heights Ward, 501 Compton Drive, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 in memory of William G. Altorfer.


John S. Carlson

John S. Carlson, 72, of Rockport, MA, passed away on August 15, 2009.

John graduated from Norwich in 1961 with a bachelor of science in business. While a cadet at Norwich, John was a member of the golf team, the Winter Carnival Committee, and was a brother in Theta Chi.

He was the loving husband of June C. (Young) Carlson. He is also surived by his daughters, Bethany Hotz, and her husband, Jonathan, and Susan Carlson and her fiance, James Gentile; and a grandson, Henry John Hotz. He was brother to Richard Carlson and his wife, Priscilla, and Sandra Lafond and her husband, John. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 147 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116, The Rockport Baptist Church, 2 High Street, Rockport, MA 01966 or to a charity of one's choice.


Nicholas A. Demos

Nicholas Anastos "Nick" Demos, of Salem, Mass., formerly of Cambridge, Mass., passed away peacefully on June 28, 2013, after a brave fight against cancer.

Nick was a graduate of Norwich University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in business in 1961. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Football Team.

Nick was the beloved husband of Elisabeth Hermanna Aalders Demos. He is also survived by his daughter, Nicole Levina-Maria Demos; brother, James Demos; and many nieces and nephews. Nick will be eternally missed by family, friends and colleagues.


Jeremy C. Dunton

Jeremy C. Dunton, 73, of Worcester, Mass., passed away on February 15, 2013. Jeremy graduated from Norwich University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. While at Norwich, Jeremy was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the Outing Club, and the Spanish Club.


Barry B. Flynn

Barry B. Flynn, 71, of Biddeford, Maine, died Monday, November 28, 2011, at Southern Maine Medical following a brief illness.

He was born January 12, 1940, in Lawrence, Mass., to Arthur and Mary (Jacobs) Flynn, Sr. He graduated in the class of 1957 from Punchard High School in Andover, Mass., and pursued his business administration degree at Norwich University with the Class of 1961.

Barry had an extensive and varied business career in the real estate and housing business. He was the local driving force in the construction of the Lawrence hydroelectric project in 1980. In the following years, Barry served as a vice president of the Essex Hydro Associates, a developer and operator of 14 additional hydroelectric projects throughout New England.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan (Turner) Flynn, of Biddeford, Maine; two sons: Daniel M. Flynn of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and Leo B. Flynn and his wife, Margaret (Judge) Flynn, of Saco, Maine; and two daughters: Kathleen M. Flynn of Saco, Maine, and Kerry M. Flynn of Saco, Maine. He is also survived by four grandchildren: Elizabeth Flynn Lowry, Margaret Flynn Lowry, Barry Peter Flynn, and Ronan Murphy Flynn; and a brother, Arthur R. Flynn of Waretown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Barry's favorite charity, Bread and Roses, 58 Newbury Street, Lawrence MA 01840.


Francis A. Forrest

Francis A. Forrest, 67, of South Weymouth, Mass., died June 20, 2007. During his time at Norwich, Frank was a member of the Rifle Team, Rifle Club, and the Newman Club. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Jane (LeVangie) Forrest; his sons, Francis A. Forrest, III of Cambridge and Brett J. Forrest married to Tita of San Ramon, Calif.; his daughter, Heather A. Weiland married to Stanley of Columbus, Ohio; his brother John Forrest of Freeport, Maine; his sister, Marita Salem of Carlisle; his grandchildren, Eva and Theodore F. Weiland.


Peter H. Luce

Peter H. Luce, died at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston on Oct. 25, 2007. Peter was born in Boston on Nov. 23, 1938.

He graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor of arts in English in 1961. While at Norwich, Peter was a member of Alpha Psi Omega, Sigma Nu, the outing club, Pegasus Players, Maroon Key, Mountain and Cold Weather Training. He was also a Guidon staff member and a War Whoop staff member. Peter later went on to receive a master’s degree from Brown University.

He had a long public service career in San Francisco. In addition to his family, his abiding and deep love was for theatre. Peter was an accomplished actor and director. In the late 1990s, he retired to his family home on the Vineyard. He became active with the Tisbury Senior Center, leading a play reading group, and performed at the Vineyard Playhouse. He was also a member of the Vineyard Peace Council and initiated the youth scholarship program. He will be greatly missed by the people who knew him and loved him and whose lives he touched.

Survivors include his wife Susan, son Ian, daughter Abigail, brother John, grandchild Niomi and many friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory, especially for peace scholarships, may be made to the Vineyard Peace Council, RR Box 351-A, Edgartown, MA 02539.


Dr. Theodore Leo Maguder, Jr.

Dr. Theodore Leo Maguder, Jr., 71, passed away April 13, 2011.

Dr. Maguder was the Dean of Sciences at Northern Virginia Community College from 2001-2008, Program Director /Dean of the Natural Science division of St. Petersburg Junior College from 1994-2001, and Professor and Chairman of the Biology department at the University of Hartford from 1968-1994.

Theodore attended Norwich University from the fall of 1957 through the spring of 1959. He held a B.S. from Fairfield University, an M.S. from St. John’s University, and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

He was known as a Civil War author and researcher, with articles published in several newspapers and periodicals. He also was published in wildlife field manuals and journals for collegiate coursework. He was awarded a sabbatical in 1981 at Wind Cave National Park in Hot Springs, S.D.

He will be remembered for the summer courses he taught at Great Mountain Forest in Norfolk, Conn. and at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies on Cape Cod. He enjoyed coaching little league for his sons, announcing for Hartford and Milford Jai Alai, being the faculty advisor for the University of Hartford’s football club, and most recently, volunteering at the Manassas Battlefield for the National Parks Service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Elizabeth L. Maguder; his four children, Theodore L. Maguder, III, Kevin P. Maguder, Patricia M. Ward, and Timothy D. Maguder; eight grandchildren, Connor, Emily, Nathan, Gabriela, Natalia, Sofia, Victoria, and Margaret; his brother, James Maguder; and sisters, Marjorie Pfeffer and Linda Riccardi. He was predeceased by his parents Theodore and Viola Maguder of Meriden, Conn.


Charles P. Nason, Jr.

Charles P. Nason, Jr., 76, of Chester, Vt., died Monday, October 24, 2011, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born in Randolph, Vt., on April 13, 1935, son of Charles P. and Johanna (Grega) Nason, and attended schools in Chester. He attended the Vermont Academy in Saxtons River and graduated from Norwich University in 1961 with a bachelor of arts in liberal arts. Upon graduation, Charles was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He later received a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania at Scranton. He also attended the prestigious Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

Charles' military career spanned 26 years, during which time he did two combat tours in Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Service Medal, one Silver Star for gallantry, three Bronze Stars for valor, and two Purple Hearts. Later in his career, Charles was the commanding officer for the Northeast Recruiting Command in Concord, N.H. He subsequently retired to Vermont as a lieutenant colonel in 1983, where he pursued his true passion of breeding Morgan horses at Old Fairgrounds Farm in Chester.

An accomplished athlete, Charles excelled in basketball and baseball at Chester High School and Norwich University. One of his fondest memories was winning a Vermont State high school basketball championship with his brother, Michael, in 1953. He still holds the Chester High School basketball scoring record with 45 points in a single game.

Charles is survived by his wife, Linda (Richardson) Nason; two sons: Charles P. Nason, III and his wife, Kelly, of Boxford, Mass., and Steven Nason of Wilmington, Mass.; three daughters: Donna O'Neil and her husband, Patrick, of Brownsville, Vt., Debra DiBenedetto and her husband, James, of Topsfield, Mass., and Christa Lucier and her husband, Scott, of Attleboro, Mass.; his former wife, Priscilla (Blaisdell) Nason, of Derry, N.H.; two sisters: Joanne Youngs of Concord, N.C., and Nancy Miles and her husband, Dennis, of Northfield, Vt; grandchildren: Derek Miles, Jacqueline, Katharine, Kristina, Danielle, and James DiBenedetto, Jr., Chelsea, Alexandra and Charles Nason, and Justin and Allison Lucier; six nieces: Johanna Jones, Kelly Martin, Kimberly Miner, Jacqueline Langlois, Jo-Alyce Clark, and Janna Fleury; and three nephews: Michael Nason, Jason Miles, and Matthew Miles. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Andrew Nason, who died in 1986.

At Charles' request, no services were planned. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Chester Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 913, Chester, VT 05143.


Richard P. Peters

Richard P. Peters, 68, of Highfield Drive, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington. He was the life partner of Gerri White.

Richard was born Sept. 23, 1939, in Torrington, son of the late Louis and Rose (Brignolo) Peters, and was a lifelong Torrington resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean conflict. He was a retired teacher with the Torrington school system and taught at Southwest School for many years. Richard was a lifelong member of St. Maron's Church and the Torrington Lodge of Elks.

In addition to his life partner, survivors include two sons, Jeffery Peters and his wife, Misty, of Gilbert, Ariz., and Joseph Peters and his wife, Christine, of Meriden; a daughter, Paula Peters and her husband, Ryan Humrichouse, of Olathe, Kan.; a sister, Lois Kelley and her husband, Richard, of Harwinton; a grandson, Zachary Humrichouse; four granddaughters, Tiaja, Viviana, Mia and Ella Peters; three aunts, Margaret Peters, Elsie Dablain and Dora Videtto, all of Torrington; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest School Library, 340 Litchfield St., Torrington 06790


Peter B. White

Peter B. White, 60, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at St. Clare's Hospital after a long illness. Mr. White was a lifelong resident of Niskayuna, NY. He was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Norwich University.

For 25 years, Mr. White was a dispatcher for D&H Railroad, Glenville, retiring in 1994. Also, for 25 years, he was a bus driver for the Niskayuna School District, retiring in 1992. Mr. White was a 31-year member of the Grand Boulevard Fire Company.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne M. White of Albany, NY; and a son, Daniel R. White of Atlanta, Ga.

Contributions may be made to the Grand Boulevard Fire Company, 1079 Balltown Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309.


Sergay G. Zarynoff

Sergay G. Zarynoff, 70, of Conyers, Georgia, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010. He was born on August 20, 1939. Sergay graduated from Norwich University in 1961 with a bachelor of science in business administration. He was also an 1819 Circle member. While at Norwich, Sergay was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and played football and basketball his freshman year.

Sergay was preceded in death by his wife, Alyce L. Zarynoff. He is survived by his brother, Paul George Zarynoff, of Cummings, Georgia, who is also a Norwich University graduate, Class of 1957.

He was buried at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.


   

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