Norwich University

1963 Obituaries

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Clayton W. "Bill" Adams
Lorber L. "Doc" Baker, 5/12/1986
Lt. Robert E. Blake, 12/11/1965
Richard Ames Bliss, Jr., 7/18/2012
Richard J. "Dick" Coe, 1/5/1982 
Will "Gump" Connolly, 05/01/1974
Edward C. Croteau, 10/16/2008
Simon Webster Danforth, 1/22/2009
Ronald G. DeVivo, 1/15/2014
Reverend Thomas Avery Dillard, 3/21/2011
Donald M. Grip, 3/10/2012
Michael E. Hamlin, 12/14/1977
Stephen R. Hanna, 8/21/2010
Charles J. Heimann II, 10/11/1997
Nancy L. (Lortz) Hemberger(Vermont College), 10/15/2015
John W. Kennedy, Jr., 12/9/1988
Robert Beeton Lauder, 10/1/2004
Walter Neville Levy, 9/18/1965
CPT David E. Lewis, 7/23/2005
Robert W. Lincoln, 9/13/2015
Eugene F. Long, 12/21/2015
Norman R. Mackie, II, 4/20/2004
Ernst G. Marnet, 8/2/1998
Paul J. Marrone, 3/30/1985
Thomas W. McCarney, 12/6/2013
William D. McCoubrey, 1/4/2001
Robert Mirabelle, 1/4/2012
Lillian E. Murray(Vermont College), 4/8/2013
Ronald A. Norris, 9/10/2013
George P. Nossal, 12/1/1998
Oliver Robert Noyes, 8/18/2009
David S. Payne, 5/14/2000
Robert D. Sawyer, 5/15/1940
Scott Scheirey, 9/12/1973
Peter Sivonen, 4/27/2015
Robert J. Skinner, 9/13/2007
James W. Sobkowski, 1/1/1986
Diane D. Sprague (Vermont College), 6/1/1992
William Gregg Strunck, 6/19/2010
Carl R. Suhr, 5/18/1993
John Unverzagt, 7/15/2010
Leo M. Valliere, 6/18/2012
Peter L. Voss, 3/15/2006
James M. Weller, 12/29/2001
John T. Westefeld, 1/22/2004
Andrew L. Wilkinson, Jr., 10/28/2008
John Joseph Willis, 8/8/2012
Richard W. Wind, 9/23/2007
Dr. Earle Yeamans, 4/24/2006

Clayton W. "Bill" Adams

Clayton W. “Bill” Adams, 70, passed away January 18 at his home in Quechee, Vt.

Bill was born February 21, 1941, in Worcester, Mass., to Clayton and Genevieve Adams. After high school, he attended Norwich University and joined the Corps of Cadets. He graduated in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in government.

As a lieutenant in the United States Army, Bill served his country in Vietnam as a pilot. Upon returning from Vietnam, he married Susan (Taylor) Adams on June 23, 1968. A son, Christopher, was born in 1969 and a daughter, Julie, joined the family in 1972. Bill & Susan raised their family in Wilton, Conn.

Bill channeled his passion for flight into a career, becoming a captain for Eastern Airlines and later for Atlas Air. After retiring from flying in 2001, he resettled to Vermont where he pursued a love of cooking, improved his golf game, and enjoyed skiing with his grandchildren, Cassidy and Beckett.

Bill is survived by his son, Chris, and his wife, Katherine, of Lebanon, N.H.; his daughter, Julie, and her husband, Todd Stenz, of Trumbull, Conn.; and his two grandchildren, Cassidy and Beckett. Susan predeceased Bill in July 1995.

A service will be held today, Monday, January 23 at 1:00 p.m. at Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church in Woodstock, Vt. A private burial is planned for Hope Cemetery in Worcester. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt., has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, Chris & Julie ask that a donation be made in their dad’s name to either one of his favorite organizations: the American Lung Association or the Norwich University Blue Line Club.

Lt. Robert E. Blake

Lt. Robert E. Blake, was killed on December 11, 1965, while on maneuvers in Germany. He was one of two soldiers who died when a jeep and a German truck collided. At the time, he was serving with the 70th Armor of the 24th Cavalry Division.

He prepared for Norwich at Windsor High School where he was a star athlete in three sports. He played varsity basketball for Norwich.

Survivors include his wife, the former Marianne Aspesi of Windsor; two sons: Jeffrey and Michael; two brothers: Donald and Raymond; and a sister, Mrs. Paul Hamlin.

Richard Ames Bliss, Jr.

Richard Ames Bliss, Jr., 74, of Villa Park, Calif., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Rick was born June 22, 1938, to Marjorie and Richard Bliss in Northampton, Mass. He graduated from Kimball Union Academy. In 1963, Rick received his bachelor of arts degree in history from Norwich University. While at Norwich, he was a member of Mountain Cold Weather and the soccer team.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy; his three sons: Richard Ames Bliss, III, Christopher William Bliss, and William Egerton Bliss and his wife, Sunny; his brother, Charles W. Bliss and his wife, Margaret; his sister, Edith Hills, and her husband, Al; and seven grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at St. Norberts Catholic Church in Orange, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Foundation of Neurosciences, Stroke and Recovery Orange County at

Richard J. "Dick" Coe

Richard J. "Dick" Coe, 40, formerly of Swampscott, Mass., died Tuesday, January 5, 1982, in Morton F. Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla., where he had been a patient since being in a car accident several months before.

Born in Swampscott, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Robert Coe. His father is a retired General Electric Co. River Works, Lynn, Mass., employment services director. 

Formerly of Chicago where he was employed at Sears Roebuck, Dick moved to Florida 5 years earlier. He graduated from Swampscott High School in 1959 and also from Norwich University in 1963. He was an Army captain during the Vietnam War and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. He was active in youth sports in the Florida area as a coach in Little League baseball and youth soccer. 

Dick is survived by his wife, Ann (Marino) Coe; a son, Richard J. Coe, Jr.; Two daughters, Suzanne and Alisa Coe; a brother, Roger Coe; and a sister, Sarah Coe.

Edward C. Croteau

Edward C. Croteau, 66, of Methuen, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at the Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by his family following a long illness.

Edward was born in Lawrence. He graduated from Tenney High School, Class of 1958. He attended Norwich University and went on to receive his Bachelors in Business Administration from Merrimack College. He worked as an auditor for Arthur Anderson in Boston, followed by work as the Comptroller for both Service Heel in Lawrence and then French, Shriner and Earner in Boston. Edward also worked as the V.P. of Finance at Etonic in Auburn, Maine and he was the owner of Data Management Incorporated. Edward finished his professional career as General Manager of Sam's Italian Foods in Lewiston, Maine from 1984 through retirement.

Edward was involved in the Jay Cee's, Junior Achievement, the Knuckle Buster's Car Club, was a member at Poland Spring Country Club in Poland Spring, Maine and was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity, was a Rotarian, and was a Chapter Chair for the Red Cross in Auburn. He coached youth hockey in Lawrence, Methuen and at the University of Maine, Farmington, where he also taught business classes. Ed was an avid golfer, skier, hockey player and was passionate about the Red Sox and Celtics. He was a past member of the Grace Episcopal Church in Lawrence and St. Michael's in Auburn.

He leaves his three children, Scott Croteau of Lawrence, Jennifer Dube-Works and her husband Daniel of Greene, Maine, and Todd Croteau and his wife Ellen of Edgewater, Md.; sisters, Patricia Jackson and her husband Joel of Methuen, Geraldine Pike and her husband Bob of Portsmouth, N.H., Cynthia Mahoney and her husband Frank of Deltona, Fla., and Cheryl Orr and her husband Steve of La Canada, Calif.; a brother, Michael Croteau of Raymond, N.H.; four grandchildren, Adam and Camden Dube and Sara and Geneva Croteau, several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Simon Webster Danforth

Simon Webster Danforth, 67, of Marblehead, MA, passed away January 22, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of more than 40 years of Sussi (Villadsen) Danforth.

Simon graduated from Norwich University in 1963 and was commissioned in the Armed Forces serving in Okinawa and Vietnam as well as with the Army Corps of Engineers in Berlin, Germany.

Si loved playing golf, skiing, boating, hunting, traveling and was an active member of both the Corinthian Yacht Club and Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead. Throughout Si's career as a builder and real estate developer he worked for the Govt. Center Commission in Boston, White Construction, John M. Corcoran Co., Danforth Carey and Co., and most recently worked together with daughter Lise at Danforth Properties, LLC. Si was also a corporator and served on the Board of Directors at Salem Five Cent Savings Bank.

In addition to being survived by his wife, Si was also survived by his son, Christian, and his wife, Dailan, of Acton, his daughter Lise Danforth and her husband, Robert J. Maerz Jr., of Marblehead, and his daughter Erika Danforth and her fiancé, Norman Coyer, of Oakridge, OR. He was the grandfather of Olivia and Pete Maerz, and Catherine Danforth. Si is also survived by two brothers, Peter and his wife, Rose Danforth, and Tobias '69 and his wife, Alison Alden.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in Simon Danforth's name to Norwich University, Development and Alumni Relations, 158 Harmon Dr, Northfield, VT 05663 or to the American Cancer Society- Please visit the online guestbook for Si at Please be sure to specify Si's name on the check or on the online donation.

Ronald G. DeVivo

Ronald G. DeVivo passed away on Wednesday, January 15th. Ronald was the beloved husband of Arlene DeVivo. He was the devoted father of Paul DeVivo and his wife Deborah, and Donna Koluch and her husband Rick. He was the loving Grandfather of Gianna; and dear brother of Kenneth and Douglas DeVivo.

Relatives and friends may gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Rd., Bel Air, MD 21014, on Saturday from 1:30pm-3:30pm where a memorial service will be held. Donations may be made to the Humane Society, 2208 Connolly Rd., Fallston, MD 21085; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Online tributes may be left at

The burial service for Ron DeVivo will be held on July 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. If you plan to attend, please plan to arrive at the Administration Building at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. Any questions can be addressed to John Kendall '62 at

Reverend Thomas Avery Dillard

Reverend Thomas Avery Dillard, 72, of Otis, Mass., passed away on March 21, 2011, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.

Born on August 17, 1938, in Pittsfield, Mass., he was the son of Thomas D. and Gertrude Caesar Dillard. He was educated in Pittsfield schools and was a 1956 graduate of Pittsfield High School. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army until 1959. Upon finishing his military service, Thomas enrolled at Norwich University, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor of arts in history. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Drill Team, the Association of the United States Army, Mountain Cold Weather Training, Grenadiers Band, and Intramurals. He was also a member of the Canterbury Club, serving as its vice president his junior year, and its president his senior year.

After that Thomas went on to Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. While there, he participated in peace marches in both Selma, Ala., and Washington, D.C. with the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He graduated in 1966. He continued his education by earning a master's degree at New York Theological Seminary in 1971, and a second master's degree from Fordham University in 1971. He was listed in Outstanding Young Men of America as well as International Men of Achievement.

Thomas resided in the town of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., for 20 years. He served as an Episcopal chaplin in St. Luke's Hospital in New York City and the New York prison system for many years. He was interim pastor at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lee, Mass., from January 1999 until July 1999.

Thomas leaves behind his wife, the former Susan E. Crandall, whom he married on February 19, 2000. Besides his wife, he is also survived by a son, Timothy J. Dillard of London, United Kingdom; a daughter, Sara L. Sylvander, and her husband, Gregory, of Vacheres, France; a stepson, Charles A. Steady of Otis, Mass.; and a stepdaughter, Tracey M. Steady of Great Barrington, Mass. He was predeceased by a daughter, Cara Nicole Dillard.

Donald M. Grip

Donald M. Grip, 71, of Lady’s Island, South Carolina, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, S.C.

Donald graduated from Norwich University in 1963 with a bachelor of arts in economics. While at Norwich, he was a member of the golf team, hockey team, Newman Club, Varsity Club, and Alpha Kappa Psi.

Donald is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith Kestila Grip; two children, Michael Grip and Erika Grip Ivanov; three grandchildren, Mitchell and Brady Grip and Alex Ivonov; a brother, Norwich University graduate Earnest J. Grip, Jr. ' 71; and a sister, Marcia E. Grip.

No services are being planned.

Michael E. Hamlin

Michael E. Hamlin was killed in an automobile accident on December 14, 1977. Mike, who died at the age of 36, was born and raised in Utica, N.Y.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich University. He served in the Military Police Corps for the U.S. Army in Germany from January 1964 to December 1965 and attained the rank of first lieutenant.

Mike was employed as a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assigned to the Baltimore Division (MD). Mike's Bureau career began on March 2, 1970, when he entered on duty as a special agent. His assignments took him to Milwaukee, Wis., and Dover, Del., where he was serving as a resident agent at the time of his death.

Sorely missed by all, Mike is survived by his wife, Marcia; and two sons, Ronald and Patrick.  

Stephen R. Hanna

Stephen R. Hanna, 69, of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly of leukemia on August 31, 2010 at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Born in Malone, New York on September 2, 1940, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Elizabeth M. (Mason) Hanna. He was married to Nancy Walker Hanna with whom he shared 47 years of marriage.

He was a graduate of Franklin Academy and attained Eagle Scout ranking as a teenager. He graduated from Norwich University as a 2nd Lieutenant with a bachelor of arts degree in history. While at Norwich, Stephen was a member of the Canterbury Club, the Outing Club, and Intramurals.

He was commissioned to the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He earned the rank of Captain and was the recipient of two Bronze Stars for Valor as well as other military honors. He went on to work for the truck manufacturing company, Mack Trucks, as a service engineer for many years. During his years of semi-retirement, he went on to found H & H Associates, a regional commercial vehicle and truck parts company based in Mattapoisett.

In addition to many professional affiliations and memberships, he was a member of the American Legion Florence Eastman Post 280 and the Disabled American Veterans Dr. C.E. Burt Chapter 7. He was an active board member for the Mattapoisett Council on Aging. He recently finished an extensive research project on an early 19th century water delivery wagon for the Mattapoisett Historical Society as part of the Mattapoisett 100 years Celebration.

Survivors include his wife; his five children, Deborah Hanna and Kevin Garrett of New York City, Robert Hanna, Jr., M.D. and his wife Dee of Easton, MD, Kelly Hanna-Sen and her husband Nilanjan of Queens, NY, Michael Hanna and his wife Christine of Northampton, MA and Kristen Hanna of Providence, RI; a sister, Mary Edgar of Port Orange, Florida; 4 grandchildren, Justin, Tyler, Sofia and Rohan and his cousin Ernest Mason of Plattsburg, NY.

He was the brother of the late John Hanna who is survived by his wife Beth.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made In honor of his memory and to support cancer research and care for families affected by cancer at Dana Farber Cancer Research Hospital. Donations may be mailed to - Stephen Hanna for the Jimmy Fund, c/o Webster Bank, P.O. Box 978, Mattapoisett MA, 02739. The family is raising funds to name a gene in Steve’s memory as part of the Gene Project of The Jimmy Fund. The Jimmy Fund supports cancer research and treatment programs at Dana Farber.

Nancy L. (Lortz) Hemberger

Nancy E. Lortz, 72, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Kindred Transitional and Healthcare Center in Westborough after a long illness.

Born in Concord, Ma, she was the loving daughter of the late Robert and Mildred (Newlove) Lortz. She was educated in Acton-Boxboro Schools and was a graduate of Vermont College. Nancy worked as an office manager for the Dental Office of Dr. Donald Desrosiers prior to her retirement. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and has been a resident of Westborough since 1975.

Nancy was the loving mother of two children she leaves behind; Pamela Hamilton and her husband Lionel of Westborough, along with their daughters Melinda and Selena to whom Nancy was a devoted grandmother; and Daniel Hemberger and his wife Jennifer and two sons in California. She is survived by her two brothers, Bradley Lortz and his wife Brenda of Florida and David Lortz and his wife Patricia of Tobyhanna, PA as well as several nieces and nephews. Nancy loved to be surrounded by her many lifelong friends and found great joy in her family and in her community in Westborough.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 19, at 11:00 A.M. in the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St., Westborough. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery will be private. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Kindred of Westborough Resident Fund, 8 Colonial Dr., Westborough, MA 01581

John W. Kennedy, Jr.

John W. Kennedy, Jr., 48, of East Providence, R.I., died on December 9, 1988, at his home following a brief illness.

Born on October 2, 1940, in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of John W. and Maybelle (Francis) Kennedy, Sr. He was a graduate of East Providence High School and a 1963 graduate of Norwich University. While at Norwich, John was a member of the baseball and golf teams and played hockey for four years with 160 career points. He was recognized as the fourth highest all-time scorer at Norwich and was later inducted into the university's Hall of Fame.

In 1962, as a captain of the hockey team, he also became the recipient of the Norwich President's Medal given in recognition for the hockey player with the highest academic average. He was selected to the All-East team from 1961-63 and named to several all-tournament teams throughout his college career.

John married Jo-Anne Johnston in Rutland on January 4, 1964.He served with the U.S. Army from 1964-65. He was the chief executive officer of the John W. Kennedy Company and Petroleum firm in East Providence, R.I., His interests included coaching Little Lleague and Youth Hockey programs in East Providence for the past 15 years. 

Surivors include his wife; two daughters, Kimberly Kennedy and Kristen Kennedy; one son, John W. Kennedy, III; his mother; and one sister, Jessie Lynch.

Robert Beeton Lauder

Robert Beeton Lauder, 63, of Fairfield, Conn., died Friday, October 1, 2004, at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a Fairfield resident for most of his life. He was a retired commercial manager for the R.T. Vanderbilt Company.

He was a graduate of Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., class of 1963, and received his master's degree in organic chemistry from Dartmouth University. He was a captain in the U.S. Army and served with the First Air Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War, during which he received a Bronze Star and Air Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Gail of Fairfield; two sons, Scott, his wife, Lisa, and grandchildren, Ashley and Tori of Smithfield, Va., and Tim, his wife, Margaret, and grandchildren, Matthew, Paige and Ainsley of Charlotte, N.C.; his sister, Jean Lauder Larson of New Wilmington, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church.Interment will be private in the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church Memorial Garden. The Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church Memorial Garden Fund, 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Walter Neville Levy

Walter Neville Levy who was from Manhattan and a member of the Class of 1963, was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He was killed in action on September 18, 1965, in the Quang Nam Republic of Vietnam. He was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Levy is listed in the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Panel 02 East, Row 87.

CPT David E. Lewis

CPT David E. Lewis, 63, of Charlotte, N.C., and Morrisonville, N.Y., died unexpectedly at his residence on Saturday, July 23, 2005.

He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Aug. 21, 1941, the son of Edward and Olive (Bradley) Lewis. He graduated from Peru Central School in 1959 and from Norwich University in 1963. After graduation from Norwich, he served at the U.S. Naval Security Agency in Washington, D.C., and then in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant in Communications Engineering until his honorable discharge in July of 1969. Using the training and top secret security clearance that he had from the military, he went on to work for the Hughes Aircraft Company of California as an electronics engineer working on government defense projects. David worked in Germany, Italy, Iceland and the United States.

David is survived by his mother, Olive Lewis of Morrisonville; one sister, Joyce Conners of Plattsburgh; two aunts, Myrtle Bradley of Morrisonville and Claudia Bradley of Plattsburgh; four nieces, Sherry Willauer of Titusville, Fla., Deborah Conners of Plattsburgh, Barbara Pavone and her husband Mike of Morrisonville and Patricia McKenna of North Carolina; one nephew, Dana Conners and his wife Michaele of North Carolina; five grandnieces; four grandnephews; five great-grandnieces; and three great-grandnephews; and many cousins and good friends, including Artis Brown of Plattsburgh, whom David thought of as family. David was predeceased by his father, Edward D. Lewis; his wife, the former Judith Ernst of Cape Cod; and three nieces.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, Aug. 1, from noon to 2 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Rocker of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow in the Schuyler Falls Cemetery in Schuyler Falls.

Donations can be made to the Schuyler Falls Cemetery Association, c/o Henry Jarvis or the Salvation Army in Memory of David Lewis.

Robert W. Lincoln

Robert W. Lincoln 76, of The Villages, FL and formerly of Londonderry, NH died September 13, 2015 after a 9 month fight against pancreatic cancer.

He was born and raised in Hingham, MA the son of the late Hingham Fire Chief C. Warren Lincoln and Meda B. Lincoln. Bob attended the Hingham schools and was an Eagle Scout in Troop 1 in Hingham. Bob worked for many years during his school days at Hennesseys news store when it was on Main Street and was an all scholastic guard on the undefeated 1958 Hingham football team. Bob graduated from Norwich University and was commissioned in the US Army. He spent one year in Viet Nam and following his service in the Army he was the head football coach for several years at Loyola College in Montreal. He returned to New England and began his career in electronics purchasing finally retiring from Benchmark Electronics in 2007. He served on the Londonderry NH school board for 22 years, served as town treasurer, and as a member of the budget committee. He was active in the Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife , Betsy; four children: Cindi (Rick) Fisher, Peter (Shelly) Lincoln, Susan Stottlar, and Stephen (Joanne) Stottlar: four siblings: Donald of Hingham, Wendall (Joan Dalton) of Hales Location, NH, Shirley (Robert) Lang of Piermon,t NH and Alan (Rhonda) of Mt Pleasant, SC: 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephew.

Memorial services were held at The Villages in Florida and in Londonderry, NH. Interment was in the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawan, NH.

Eugene F. Long

Eugene Frederick Long, of Spring Township, passed into God's world on December 21, 2015, at Reading Hospital.

He was a man of good heart and compassion. Born in Canandaigua, New York, on April 24, 1941, he was a son of the late Ira Frederick and Clara (Bennett) Long.

Gene had a brother and two sisters. He was the husband of Marilyn Connor Long. He was the father of four children: Roy, Rick, Russ and Rebecca. Gene was the grandfather of nine grandsons: Russell the younger, Rian, Robert, Randy, Andrew, Alex, Aden, Christopher and Stephen; and five granddaughters: Annie, Abbi, Ariel, Jasmine and Hannah.

Gene was a Civil Engineer graduate of Norwich University. He was employed for several years by Gilbert Associates. He was a participant with a team which constructed a town in Saudi Arabia. Gene was employed by Bogia Engineering, last working Friday, December 18. He loved playing pinochle with his wife and the boys at Lily field.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in West Lawn United Methodist Church, 15 Woodside Ave., West Lawn, PA 19609. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. in Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading, and Monday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. in the church. Contributions may be made to: West Lawn UMC at the above address./>

Norman R. Mackie, II

Norman R. Mackie, II, passed away on April 20, 2004, after a brief illness. He was born on January 10, 1940. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Rawstron Mackie (VC'60); two children, Scot Russell Mackie and Heather Anne Mackie; and seven grandchildren.

Paul J. Marrone

Paul J. Marrone, 44, of Worcester, Mass., died March 30, 1985, in Worcester Memorial Hospital after he was stricken in his home.

Paul was born in Worcester, Mass., and lived there most of his life. 

Paul was an investment counselor for 21 years at Shearson, Lehman, American Express, Inc. in Worcester, Mass. He graduated from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Mass., in 1958 and Norwich University in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He played on the Norwich golf team. Paul was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, the Italian American Club, and Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston.

Paul is survived by his two sons, Dominic and Frank Marrone; a daughter; his mother, Josephine A. (Cassone) Marrone; two sisters, Norma A. Gemma and Caryl A., wife of John A. Masiello; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Dominick Marrone.

Thomas W. McCarney

Thomas W. McCarney, 72, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Rome, N.Y., April 12, 1941, the son of Thomas Anthony and Virginia Vandivier McCarney. A 1959 graduate of Rome High School, Tom earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Norwich University in 1963. Afterward, Tom was commissioned into the Army and served in Germany for two years.

He was previously married to Linda Severy Hall. In 1977, he married Charlene Elizabeth Kennerson at the United Methodist Church in Northfield.

Tom had worked in the purchasing department at Norwich University for almost 10 years. He later owned and operated the Beverage Center in Northfield for 16 years. Beginning in 1993, Tom worked for Jet Service Envelope in Barre, where he forged a strong relationship with the owner, Jeff Blow, and his family.

He was a long-standing member of the American Legion Post 63 of Northfield, and was recently inducted into the "Old Guard Alumni of Norwich University." Tom was a Northfield trustee for 30 years and a past acting town manager. He was very active in many town activities, including the Northfield Observances.

Tom was passionate about auto racing, working on race cars in various capacities, and attending countless races. He also enjoyed camping in his motor home and tending his lawn and garden. Tom was also a Norwich hockey season ticket holder who tried to never miss a home game. A creature of habit, Tom enjoyed his morning coffee (and the company) at the Common Café, and his Friday night ritual of seeing the "ladies" at the NSB, visiting the Legion, and enjoying dinner at the Rustic Restaurant in Northfield Falls.

In addition to his wife, Charlene, Tom is survived by his two children - Kathleen McCarney, of Northfield, and Patrick and his wife, Kate, of Pawcatuck, Conn.; Tom's sister, Gail Baker, and her husband, Edwin, of Winter Haven, Fla.; six grandchildren - Devin Kelsey, Melissa Kelsey-Daley, Kaitlyn Kelsey, Cicley Baker, Bailey McCarney and Jackson Thomas McCarney; special nieces and nephews - Lynn Baker Neidl, Tommy Baker, Joe Kennerson, Jillian Kennerson, Amanda Alexander and Elizabeth Alexander Fitchner; and "extended family," the Goslants: Kenny, Lisa, Matthew and Stefanie.

In keeping with Tom's wishes, there are no calling hours. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Northfield.

Tom has requested casual attire for the service. In fact, race attire would be most suitable for this special occasion; Tom would not want it any other way.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.

William D. McCoubrey

William D. McCoubrey, of Alexandria, Va., passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2001. He was a U.S. Army Captain and Vietnam Veteran. Father of Scott McCoubrey, Fairfax, VA. Brother of Ann E. McCoubrey, Arlington, MA, and M. Jean McCoubrey, Washington, DC, and his close friend, Sue Patterson. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity in his memory. Arrangements by Jefferson Funeral Chapel in Alexandria, Va.

Robert Mirabelle

Robert Mirabelle, 71 passed away on January 4, 2012 at his home in Ridgefield, Conn., after a 10 year struggle with complications stemming from an accident. Bob was born in Mt. Vernon, New York.

While at Norwich, Bob was a member of the football, track, and baseball teams, Newman Club, Winter Carnival Committee, Varsity Club, and Mountain Cold Weather.

Bob was an incredible athlete and led Norwich to many football victories and records, most notably the 1960 memorable game against Middlebury. (You can read an article about the game at: After leaving Norwich in 1963, Bob was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles and played for five years in both the NFL and Atlantic Coast Football league.

Bob is survived by his children, Robbie, Jeffrey, Michael, and Michelle; granddaughter, Antonia; and his brothers: Alan, and Gary and his wife, Charlie.

Services were held on January 7, 2012, at St Mary’s Church in Ridgefield, Conn. Attending the service from Norwich were Marie and Phil Cacciola, Glen and Linda Osberg, Nate and Virginia Palmer and Susan and Bob Goldstein.

Sympathy messages are being received by Jeffrey Mirabelle, 2402 Henry Rifle Rd., Cedar Park, TX 78613.

Lillian E. Murray

Lillian E. Murray, 82, of Hardscrabble Road, Cadyville, N.Y., passed away on Monday April 8, 2013 at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She was born in Springfield, Mass., on April 1, 1931 the daughter of Walter and Jennie (Chase) Edgett.

Lillian graduated from Classical High School in Springfield. After raising her children, Lillian enrolled in Vermont College of Nursing in Montpelier, Vt., graduating in 1963. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Saranac, N.Y., and began working at Champlain Valley Hospital and later at CVPH Medical Center. Lillian enjoyed collecting antiques, raising Belgian horses, and her canine companions.

Lillian is survived by her children, Barry Waling and his companion Wanda McKenna of Plattsburgh and Nancy Ellis and her husband John of Las Vegas; three grandchildren, Matthew Waling and his wife Linette of Ballston Spa, Barrett Waling III of Plattsburgh and Jason Ellis and his wife Lauri of Plattsburgh; a great-granddaughter, Sophie Waling; a brother, Walter Edgett of Indian Orchard, Mass.; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by two children, James and Susan Waling.

Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at

Ronald A. Norris

Ronald Arthur Norris, 71, of Alexandria, Va., passed away on September 10, 2013. Ron graduated from Norwich University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Drill Team, Rescue Team, and the Winter Carnival and Junior Weekend committees.

Ron will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on December 26, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., with a reception to follow at the Fort Myers Officers Club.

George P. Nossal

George P. Nossal, age 57, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 1998, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. His strength, good humor, and kindness touched everyone he met. 

George graduated from Norwich University, and served as a captain in the U.S. Army. Formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., and Boston, Mass., he lived in West Palm Beach, Fla., for 15 years, where he worked with Elpex/Goodyear, and played golf on sunny afternoons.

George leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Mike and Mary Nossal; his loving wife, Linda; two daughters, Kristin Cleary and her husband, Dan, and Lisa Lainer and her husband, Steve; his son, Michael Nossal, and his wife, Wendy; his brother, John Nossal and his wife, Janet; his nieces, Julie Nossal and Laura Nossal; his nephew, Peter Nossal; and four grandchildren.

Oliver Robert Noyes

Oliver Robert Noyes, 68, of San Luis Obispo, CA passed away after a 19-month battle with brain cancer Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at home surrounded by family and friends. 

Born in July of 1941 in Bellows Falls, VT., he was the only child of Oliver Gordon and Rachael Wilcox Noyes. He attended Vermont Academy and graduated from Norwich University in 1963.

Immediately following his graduation, Ollie joined the U.S. Army and served on active duty overseas from 1964 to 1966. He then served 20 years in the Army Reserve and retired as a Lt. Colonel. Upon his return to the United States in 1967, he married Sandra Welch and began graduate school. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1973. From 1974 to 2001, Ollie was a professor of Food Science at Cal Poly. He was a 39-year member of the Institute of Food Technologists, where he served on many committees over the years. To honor his service, he was made a Fellow of the Institute.

Ollie was an avid fly fisherman who traveled the Americas in search of the "perfect fly water." One of his many favorite spots was the Trinity River in Northern California, where his sons joined him for their annual vacation. He was known to always have a glass of good red wine in hand.

Ollie is survived by his wife, Sandra; Sons Doug Noyes of Atascadero, CA, and John (Mechelle) of Prescott, AZ; and twin granddaughters Amanda and Katie Noyes.

Contributions can be made to the IFT Foundation Hollingsworth Scholarship Fund, 525 West Van Buren St. Ste. 100, Chicago, IL 60607-3830 or Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

David S. Payne

David S. Payne, 58, of Wilmington, VT, formerly of New Milford and Manchester died suddenly on Sunday, May 14, 2000, in Vermont.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on September 10, 1941, David spent his childhood in Rye, N.Y., graduated from Rye High School and Norwich University in Northfield, VT. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, having completed a tour of duty from 1968 to 1969 during which he was awarded a bronze star for valor. He continued to serve his country for 27 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. David had worked for Cigna Insurance Company, Loss Control Division for many years until his retirement in 1999.

He was the beloved husband of Laurie (Bajohr) Payne; loving father of Christopher David Payne of Los Angeles, CA and Jason Corey Payne of Woodbury; son of Jessie B. Payne of Rye, NY and the late Gordon Payne; and grandfather of Margaret Elizabeth Payne and Maximilian Christopher Payne.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m., in the Chapel of the Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ladd-Turkington Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Rd. (Rt. 83), Vernon, Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Deerfield Valley Rescue, P.0. Box 854, Wilmington, VT, 05363.

Robert D. Sawyer

Robert D. Sawyer, 41, of Toledo, Ohio, died in the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. 

He was born in Haverhill, Mass., on May 15, 1940, son of Ralph D. and E. Virginia (Archibald) Sawyer. He graduated from Rutland High School in the Class of 1958; Vermont Academy in 1959; and Norwich University in the Class of 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. 

From 1957-58 Bob was on the Rutland High School Vermont State Basketball Championship team - he led the team in points scored (289) and rebounds (169). They payed the Wilbur Cross (Conn.) High School team in Boston Garden. He was on the football and track teams at Rutland High School, Vermont Academy, and at Norwich.

He entered the Army on January 1, 1964. He was a first lieutenant in the 283rd Medical Detachment Helicopter Ambulance Unit stationed near Saigon during the Vietnam War. Bob flew 522 combat missions - a total of 485 combat flying hours - and air lifted 1,208 patients from battle zones. He had two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1965-66 and 1968-69. In 1966 he was awarded the Distinguished Flyign Cross and in 1967 he had been awarded 14 Oak Leaf Clusters. He was discharged from the Army on April 18, 1969. In Toledo, Bob had worked in the emergency medical service program for 10 years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dolores Ann (Smyrski) Sawyer, whom he married in 1960; three daughters, Elizabeth Sawyer, Kristen Sawyer, and Allison Sawyer; his parents; a brother, Jeffrey Sawyer; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida Archibald; and nieces and nephews.

Peter Sivonen

Passed away peacefully on April 27, 2015.

Peter was a Professional Civil Engineer for ADOT.

Peter is survived by his wife Cyndy, son Tarik, (Laurie) daughter Tanya, (Brian) and two grandchildren Brigit and Jake.

Peter graduated from Norwich University in 1963 commissioned as a 2nd LT. in the Army. Peter served in Vietnam 1965-1966.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 11th at 10:30AM at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Muhammad Ali Research Center.

Robert J. Skinner

Robert J. Skinner, 67, of West Boylston, Mass., died September 13, 2007 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born in Holyoke, Mass., grew up in Worcester and graduated from North High School. He was a 4-letter man in both Hockey and Cross Country at North High School and held an office in the Catholic Youth Council of Worcester. Despite sustaining a traumatic injury as a youth, he defied all odds and became an accomplished athlete. He went on to star as a hockey player for Eddie Bates at North High and earned a scholarship to Norwich University.

During his time at Norwich, Bob was a member of the Newman and Varsity Clubs, Winter Carnival, Honor and Junior Weekend Committees, Hockey, Wrestling and Track teams, Intramurals, Honor Society, Skull & Swords, and was elected class officer all four years. While there, he also skated on the top scoring line in the country during his senior year. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Bob later played for the US National Team. He was elected to Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges. Bob was later inducted into the Halls of Fame for hockey at Norwich and the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester and was recently recognized for his contributions to Pee Wee Hockey. Bob played for the Pee Wee Hockey Association, coached St. John’s High School and Holy Cross College, ran hockey clinics and recruited for Norwich and Harvard Universities. After graduating from Norwich, Bob went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Administration, from Worcester State College.

Bob was a long time resident of Holden, South Dennis and most recently West Boylston. He built an accomplished 35 year career in the Insurance Field. He began his career with the Travelers Ins. Co., went on to work for the Middlesex Ins. Co, where he was voted “Man of the Year” several times and was the President of the 1752 Club of New England, 1988-1989 while working at the Seaco Insurance Co. Upon retirement from the Insurance Industry, Bob joined Field Grade Supply, owned and operated by his long time classmate and friend Lynn Olmsted. Bob held the office of Executive Vice President and was responsible for Sales and Marketing of apparel and giftware for business, colleges and organizations.

An active community member, Bob contributed to the development of the athletic programs at Wachusett Regional High School and coached youth soccer for many years. He served as a Corporator of the Bay State Savings Bank and a member of St. George’s Parish. An avid golfer, Bob was a member of Pleasant Valley, Holden Hills and Worcester Country Club. He also especially enjoyed playing golf in Cape Cod where he spent many of his happiest times. During the last eight years, he was a member of Norwich’s Blue Line and Maroon and Gold Clubs. He was also a member of Norwich’s Hall of Fame.

Bob inspired and mentored many generations of young athletes who affectionately referred to him as “COACH”. Contributions to his family, friends and all those who came in contact with him are too numerous to mention. Many were touched by his dynamic personality, his wonderful jokes and legendary stories. Bob’s unselfish dedication to others is his lasting legacy. He will be sorely missed as he lived his life by his motto, “Everyday is Christmas.”

He is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Mary (Toomey) Skinner; his cherished sons; Robert J. Skinner and his wife Stefanie A. of Pacific Palisades, Calif.; and Patrick S. Skinner and Lynn Taylor of Scottsdale, Ariz. He also leaves his beloved mother Gertrude E. (Hogan) Skinner of South Dennis, an adored sister Kathleen A. Skinner and Charles M. Ward, of Rocky Hill, Conn.; and a brother-in-law Michael A. Curcio, of South Dennis. He was predeceased by his father John R. Skinner; a sister Judith C. (Skinner) Curcio; a niece Mary Curcio and a bother-in-law Stanton T. Toomey. Among his other family members who survive him are; Rosemary (Toomey) and Michael Polcari of South Dennis; Patricia (Toomey) Renda and Tom Jones of Millbury; Joan (Toomey) and Douglas Farmer of Paxton; Christine (Toomey) and Norman Ringdahl of Worcester; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

William Gregg Strunck

William "Gregg" Strunck, 69, of Shady Side, died June 19, 2010. Gregg was born Jan. 26, 1941, in Mineola, N.Y., to the late William D. Strunck and Louise E. Strunck.

He served in the U.S. Army for 16 years. During his military tenure, he received a Purple Heart, National Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and several other distinctions.

After his military career, he worked for Arinc, Woodward & Lothrop and the Annapolis Furniture Co. In addition, he founded his own wood working business, Wood Meister, Inc., which he pursued on a full-time basis later in life.

Outside of work, he enjoyed gardening, spending time with his family, and helping people overcome alcohol addiction through his involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous. Gregg was a strong advocate of the program and recently celebrated his 28th anniversary in May. He touched many lives.

He is survived by his brother, Gary Strunck; sister, June Schultz; four children, Louise C. Lovette, William D. Strunck II, Elisabeth A. Morris and Cari E. Penniman; and three granddaughters.

Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at Hardesty Funeral Home, 905 Galesville Road, Galesville. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, June 25 at Hardesty Funeral Home. Interment and ceremony will follow at 10:45 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville.

Carl R. Suhr

Carl R. Suhr, 51, of Derby, Conn., formerly of Monroe, Conn., died Tuesday, May 18, 1993, in Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Conn.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y.,he resided in Monroe for 22 years before moving to Derby, and was employed as a chemist with Milas Laboratory. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Carl was a former president of the Monroe Lions Club, a former coach with Pop Warner Football, and he served on the Monroe Town Council from 1987-89.

He is survived by one son, Scot R. Suhr; a brother, Robert G. Suhr; and three nieces.

John Unverzagt

John Unverzagt of Avondale, AZ, formerly of Voorhees, NJ, passed away on July 15, 2010 at age 69. John served proudly as a U.S. Marine. He was a beloved husband, devoted father, loving brother, and proud grandfather. John leaves behind his wife, Christine; children, Krissi, Mickie, John, John Randolph, and Justin; brothers, Richard and George; sister, Anne; and 12 grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Friday, August 6 at 12:00 noon, at Ventura’s Restaurant, 178 Route 73, Voorhees, NJ 08043.

Leo M. Valliere

Leo M. Valliere, 71, of Barre, Vt., passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Barre on June 11, 1941, he was the son of the late Roland and Marie Jeanne (Dupere) Valliere.

Leo attended Lincoln Elementary School in Barre and was a graduate of Spaulding High School, class of 1959. He attended Norwich University and graduated in 1963 with a degree in economics. While at Norwich, Leo was a member of the Outing Club, the Newman Club, the Skiing Team, Mountain Cold Weather, the Rescue Team, the Ski Patrol, and Alpha Kappa Psi.

He served his country proudly in the "Big Red Division" in the United States Army for over 10 years as an Army platoon and company commander. After completing his military service, he returned to Barre where he joined his father in the family business, Valliere's Enterprise. He later took over the business and built over 400 homes in the Barre, Vt., and Maryland areas.

On Feb. 14, 1980, Leo married Rita Anne Eckert in New Freedom, Pa. It was there that they owned and operated The Skillet and Oven restaurant for over 10 years. In 1992, the couple returned to Barre. Leo owned and operated The Red Shed Woodworks in Barre where he made furniture. While serving four terms in the Vermont Legislature representing Barre City, he owned and operated, along with his wife, Time to Party and Paint in the Berlin Mall and also in the University Mall in Burlington. Leo was very active in the Barre community and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Leo was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre, a life member of the Barre Elks Lodge 1535, where he served as past exalted ruler, Barre American Legion Post 10, Mutuo Soccorso of Barre, Canadian Club, councilman for Barre City, Barre Partnership, Barre Housing Authority, Barre Planning Commission, Barre Homecoming Committee, Barre Ethnic Heritage Committee, Flags for Veterans, and also the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Anne Valliere; two daughters, Kimberly DePalmer and Jeanne Turman; one son, Joseph DePalmer; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two aunts; one uncle; and many special friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, June 22, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church, 79 Summer St., Barre, Vt.

Family and friends may call the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, on Thursday, June 21, 2012, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Due to the construction on Main Street, extra parking is available at the St. Monica parking lot.

Following the Mass, burial with military honors will be held at Hope Cemetery in Barre. A potluck luncheon will be held at the Barre Elks Lodge afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Leo's memory to Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663, c/o Leo Valliere Scholarship.

Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.


Peter L. Voss

Peter L. Voss, 64, of Livermore, Maine, and formerly of Grafton, Maine, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at home. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Meester) Voss who died in 1975. A resident of Maine for the past 2 years, he had previously lived in Grafton for 32 years. He had been employed at Paul's Rental in Leominster before retiring in 2004. He had previously been employed at Pro Tool in Waltham. Mr. Voss was born in Whitinsville, on Feb. 5, 1942 and was a graduate of Uxbridge High School and Norwich University. He was a Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed sailing, bird watching, collecting antique tractor memorabilia, retirement, and time with family. Mr. Voss is survived by a son, Jeffrey J. Voss of Alstead, NH; a daughter, Abbe A., and her husband, David D. Chabot, of Livermore, ME; a sister, Judy S. V. Heidelbaugh of College Station, TX; 2 brothers, Lawrence G. Voss of Uxbridge and Thomas H. Voss of Vernon, CT; a granddaughter, Lily P. Chabot of Livermore, ME; and nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 11 AM in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Mendon Street, Rte. 16, Uxbridge. There will be no public visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements under the direction of Buma Funeral Homes, Uxbridge.

James M. Weller

James M. Weller, died on December 29, 2001. He was born in Glens Falls, New York on June 20, 1941 to Hally and Angela of Queensbury, New York. James graduated from Norwich University in 1963. He graduated Cum Laude and first in the School of Engineering, was awarded with Distinguished Military Student, and Student Engineer of the Year. He also served as class officer of various honorary and professionally affiliated societies.

He began his professional career working for the New York State Department of Transportation, Highway Planning Section; the Sandy Hill Corporation of Hudson Falls; Nevins Construction Company of Hudson Falls; Kamyr, Inc. of Glens Falls; Unit Span Building Systems of Latham, New York. In 1972, he and a partner, Paul Van Amburg, started the Van Amburg Construction Company in Latham. In the fall of 1977, he established J.M. Weller Associates, Inc., a design and build company in Queensbury. Some of his projects include the Alhstrom Building on Pruyn Island, the Namic Buildings in Glens Falls, the firehouses for the Bay Ridge Fire Department, West Glens Falls Fire Department, South Queensbury Fire Department, West Sand Lake Fire Department, and the building for the West Glens Falls Emergency Squad. He designed and built the former C.B. Sports building, now owned by Niagara Mohawk. He also worked on various projects throughout the community too numerous to mention.

He opened and owned other businesses in the area. He created the Adirondack Adventure, a multimedia show, in Lake George in the 1980s. He turned this business into Nitelife, a nonalcoholic nightclub in the late 1980s.

His love for the Glens Falls community inspired him to purchase and renovate the B.B. Fowler Building in Glens Falls in 1991. He established the downtown market, and was known to many as the “Beanie Baby King.” 

At the time of this death, he was employed by Barry, Bette, and Led Duke, Florida LLC, as a project manager/consultant.

He was a professionally licensed engineer in the state of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, Florida, and California. He was a licensed General Contractor in the State of Florida. He was on the panel of Construction Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association. He belonged to many organizations and affiliations throughout his life. Among them, he was a lifetime member of the Partridge Society at Norwich University,  he served on the Board of Fellows of Norwich University, the Technical Advisory Board at Adirondack Community College and the State University of New York at Delhi, Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, Glens Falls, the Board of Directors for the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of Directors for the Queensbury Business Associates. He was a professional member of the American Institute of Steel Construction, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Associated General Contractors of America, the American Concrete Institution, the National Society of Professional Engineers; member of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers; former member of the Queensbury Lions Club; and a major contributor to Norwich University and the Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of Glens Falls.

Besides his father, he is survived by three children, son Michael Weller of Hudson Falls, and daughters Patty Whitney of Hudson Falls, and Elisa Weller of Davis, California, and four grandchildren, Michael Weller II, Angela Weller, Brendan Weller, and Halle Defrese.

His final resting spot is marked with the words, “I will try.”

Andrew L. Wilkinson, Jr.

Mr. Andrew L. Wilkinson, Jr., 68, of Auburn, MA, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, in St. Vincent's Hospital after an illness. He was born in Worcester, MA; and was educated in the Worcester schools. He was a graduate of Worcester Academy. Along with his friends Jim '63 and Betty '63 Migliaccio of Suwanee, GA, he wasalso a graduate of Norwich, class of 1963. While a cadet at Norwich, Andrew participated in the Outing Club, Intramurals, and was a member of the Junior Weekend Committee. Following graduation, he served his country as a 2nd Lt with the 40th Armor Berlin Brigade as a tank commander while stationed in Germany together with friend 1st Lt Bob Isaacs and his wife, Nancy, of Copperds, TX.

Upon his release from the Army, he worked as an internal auditor for the former State Mutual Insurance Co. in Worcester. Later, he owned and operated Wilkinson's package store in Boylston for many years. There he was the Founding Father of the Brothers of the Phi.

He was an avid sports fan for all seasons and held season tickets with the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots for many seasons. He was a passionate golfer, and he and his family were long time members of Worcester Country Club. The family vacationed at a residence on Thompson Pond in Spencer. He liked visiting Las Vegas and was an avid reader, with interest towards history and military strategy, and enjoyed sharing books with his kindly neighbor, Mrs. Davis. He leaves a legacy of kindness, friendship and generosity. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He leaves two nieces, Elizabeth and Kathleen Kinney, and a nephew, Daniel Kinney Jr. and many life long friends, including (the late) Phil and Marie Johnson, Robert and Carol Snelling, Robin and Valerie Carlson, and David and Deb Rice and their families.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Andrew L. and Nancy Caroline (Hay) Wilkinson, and a sister, Nancy "Jane" Kinney and brother-in-law, Daniel Kinney Sr.

John Joseph Willis

John Joseph Willis, age 71, of Cooperstown, N.Y., passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Born in Jersey City, N.J., and raised in Harrington Park, N.J. John lived in Bergen County, N.J., until 1995 when he moved with his wife, Jane, to a working farm in Cooperstown, NY.

John was a 1963 graduate of Norwich University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Drill Team, Junior Weekend Committee, and Winter Carnival Committee.

John is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jane Willis; seven children: Annabelle Koffler, Billie Kiernan, Bonnie DeMilia, Christine Puente, Jack Willis, Ruella Willis, and Sandie McDonald; and thirteen grandchildren: David, Brooke, Michael, James, Alexandra, Isabella, Jillian, Audrey, Grace, John, JP, William, and Emily.

Richard W. Wind

Richard W. Wind, 65, of Souderton, Pa., died on September 23, 2007. Richard passed away at Grand View Hospital, following his courageous battle with cancer. Born February 16, 1942 in Whitesboro, New York, he was the son of Joseph and Adelaide Wind. During his time at Norwich, Richard was a member of the Honor Tank Platoon, Mountain & Cold Weather, Winter Carnival Committee, Yearbook Staff, Intramurals, and the Glee Club. He graduated from Norwich with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and went on to honorably serve in the United States Army for 2 years. 

Richard was known by his loved ones for his wonderful sense of humor, his passion for music and the warmth in his heart for family and friends. Richard's love of animals extended his family to his beloved pets. He enjoyed working in his wood shop and spending time on the golf course. His family has fond memories of fishing and camping trips and Christmas sing alongs.

He is survived by his three children, Kimberly J. Wind of Newport Beach, CA, Bradley T. Wind of East Coventry, PA, and Amanda D. Wind of Columbia, MD. He was the devoted brother of Betty Wrisley of Simsbury, CT, Carol Thompson of Sherrill, NY, and Joyce McArdle of Southbury, CT. He was the cherished grandfather of Jackson, Lily and Lucia.

Dr. Earle Yeamans

Dr. Earle Yeamans died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Hospice of Greensboro's Beacon Place (N.C.). He graduated from Norwich University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Biology Club and the Junior Weekend Committee.

Earle was a decorated Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a licensed amateur radio operator (call sign N4ERL), and a pediatric dentist. He started his dental career in 1972 as a full-time assistant professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He maintained a private practice until 1988, when he joined the Guilford County Department of Public Health as its dental director. At the time of his death, Earle served as the assistant health director for the department.

Earle is survived by his wife, Peggy; his four children: Lynne Yeamans and her husband, Mark Gore, Greg Yeamans, Michael Yeamans, and Amy Campbell; grandchildren: Andrew Yeamans and Vivian Gore; and mother Theresa Yeamans.


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