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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.

Richard A. Alafat, 10/3/2003
Donald R. Battey, 8/18/1998
John W. Begiebing, 1/27/1983
Walter Charles Borer, 12/21/2010
Paul L. Brougham Jr., 8/6/1991
Rudolph L. Brow, 10/21/2004
Harold R. Callaway Jr., 11/30/1998
David Carpenter, 2/23/2010
Cerro J. Ciraci, 8/26/2002
Edward P. Colacurcio, 5/26/2010
LTC James E. Coulson USA (Ret), 12/1/2003
Richard G. De Soto, 11/1/2001
Theodore F. Feldman, 10/21/1997
H. Richard Fippinger, 11/20/2006
COL Joseph G. Foti, USMC (Ret.), 12/7/2009
Gordon E. Gould, 10/31/2002
Peter F. Gross, 1/25/2005
Don H. Grout, 5/9/2014
CDR Peter C. Haskell USN (Ret), 9/14/1992
William L. Hayward, 12/19/2007
John C. Inman, 11/18/2000
Walter H. Irla, 12/30/2008
Achilles A. Kapopoulos, 11/11/1969
Malcolm H. Kling, 2/12/2002
LTC Ronald K. Kollhoff USA (Ret), 11/28/2004
Robert A. Lavette, 1/1/2013
John D. Lewis, 2/26/1998
LTC Calvin A. Lowell, 11/20/2005
William F. Lyman, 8/5/2005
LTC Robert G. Manning USA, 12/3/1996
Ronald D. Martenet Jr., 3/1/2002
Mason E. Martin, 3/11/2013
COL Richard L. McDowell USA (Ret), 9/1/1996
Robert R. Mero, 9/27/2000
Robert W. Morse, 11/28/2012
Frederick J. Mossman, 11/30/1993
Lt. COL John A. O'Brien, USA (Ret.), 3/1/2009
Robert O'Hern, 5/30/1992
Peter J. O'Neil, 2/5/1990
Carl A. "Duke" Pallo, 1/4/2012
Frank D. Pierce
Stephen R. Porcella, 12/12/1968
Norman T. Preston
LTC Clinton P. Rhicard USA, 2/13/1981
William Riedl, 5/14/2002
John F. Ruitberg Jr., 2/1/1994
Peter C. Salmonsen, 2/6/2008
Norman Schneider, 9/5/2004
Jean-Ann D. Spencer (Vermont College), 10/13/1999
Benjamin Stearns, 7/4/1956
Robert A. Steinkamp, 12/31/2005
Persa Stephanou (Vermont College), 7/8/1987
John W. Strach, 1/13/1994
Kenneth E. Swanson, 2/2/1993
Max W. Templeton, 6/15/1995
Redmond J. Wilcox
James H. Wilson, 1/25/1996
Paul George Zarynoff, 8/6/2011

 


Walter Charles Borer

Walter Charles Borer, of Ashland, NH, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. Walter, affectionately known by all as "Wally", was 76 years old. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. He was born in New York City, and was the son of the late Oscar and Florence (Goodwin) Borer.

Wally graduated from Norwich University in 1957 with a bachelor of science in engineering. While at Norwich, he was a member of the Outing Club, Society of American Military Engineers, American Society for Mechanical Engineers, Newman Club, and Mountain Cold Weather.

Throughout his life, Wally kept a strong commitment to his faith, family and friends. His kind-hearted spirit and generosity will be dearly missed by so many who loved and cared for him. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Wellesley, MA.

Wally is survived by his wife, five children, and five grandchildren. Donations may be sent in his honor to the New England Center for Children, 33 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772.


David Carpenter

David Carpenter, 75, of Springvale, ME, died Tuesday morning, February 23, 2010, after a long illness.

Dave was born in Boston, MA on May 23, 1934, the son of Arthur and Madonna Carpenter. He graduated from Needham High School in Massachusetts, and received a degree in business administration from Norwich in 1957. While at Norwich, Dave was a member of the Outing Club and was a brother in Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Eta Rho. He was also a member of the drill team.

Dave served in the Army reserves as a first lieutenant. He was a co-owner of C&C/Taylor Rental from the late sixties to the mid seventies when he became a real estate broker with Davis Real Estate, and later owned Carpenter Realty. During these years he served on the Board of Selectman for six terms. He served as chairman and co-chairman in his second and third terms.

He was a former member of the Rotary Club and served on the YMCA and Dollars for Scholars boards. Dave ran for the Maine State Senate in 1988 and worked in that capacity for 12 years. The Utilities Committee, State and Local Government and the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee were all part of his duties in the Maine State Senate. Dave was proud to serve on the York County Commissioners Board for four years before he retired.

Dave was an avid sports enthusiast who played hockey, football and soccer in school. Later, he enjoyed water skiing and snow skiing, along with tennis and golf. He also loved to hunt and fish.

Dave was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Madonna Carpenter; and his step-mother, Laura Woodland. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Nancy; his three daughters and their children, Kimberlee Caron and her sons, Konnor and Keegan, Donna Eldridge and her sons, Adam and Alex, and Kristin Baltzley.

The family would like to thank the staff at Greenwood Center for their excellent care and friendship while Dave was in their care.

Condolences can be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may want to consider the Alzheimer's Association
, U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105 or the Maine Children's Cancer Program, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074.


Edward P. Colacurcio

Edward P. Colacurcio, also referred to as Bud, Poppy, or Big Eddie, age 75, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

Born in Bridgeport, on March 17, 1935 he was the son of Angelina (DeAngelis) Colacurcio of Bridgeport and the late Edward A. Colacurcio. Ed was a standout in football at both Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield and Norwich University in Vermont. During his time at Norwich, he was also active in Theta Chi fraternity, the Association of the Army Club, and a member of the Regimental Corps of Cadets. He was a beer and wine salesman up until his retirement and was a well-known figure in Fairfield County. Known for his great sense of humor and kindness to everyone, Ed will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his devoted wife of 49 years, Mamie (Maniscalco) Colacurcio, three beloved children, Edward A. Colacurcio, James A. Colacurcio both of Fairfield, and Mary Shuler and husband Michael of Easton, he also leaves behind three cherished grandchildren, Jonathon, Connie and Nicholas Shuler, one brother, Roger and wife Marie, and several aunts, cousins, a niece and nephew.


H. Richard Fippinger

H. Richard Fippinger, 71, of Danville, Ill., passed died on November 20, 2006. Richard was born Dec. 3, 1934, in Flushing, N.Y., the son of Henry and Gladys (Teufer) Fippinger. He married Judith Burns on Aug. 10, 1957, in New York. During his time at Norwich, Richard was a member of the Drill Team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Richard moved to Danville in 1989 as a consultant for HerrÆs from New York, where he was account group supervisor for Leber Katz Advertising. Prior to his own business being established in 1982, he was vice president of Dunlop Sports, director of new business at the Hanes Corporation and spent 18 years as a buyer for Sears-Roebuck Company. While he was a buyer with Sears-Roebuck, Richard lived in Madrid, Spain, for four years. Richard was a captain in the Special Forces, Airborne Division.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church Finance Committee, the Danville Boat Club, the Danville Country Club and the Danville Tennis Club. Richard enjoyed listening to opera as well as country music. He was a licensed single engine pilot and loved to travel. Richard also made over 100 round trips to China on new product development.

He is survived by his wife, Judith; his three sons, Stephen, Eric and David J. Fippinger; a sister, Janet Ramstad; and five grandchildren, Alexandra, David R., Carolyn, Rachel and Scott Fippinger.

 


COL Joseph G. Foti, USMC (Ret.)

Col. Joseph G. Foti, USMC (Ret.), 75, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2009. A native of Montpelier, Vt., he retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a colonel after 27 years of service. He was a member of The Church of the Holy Family.

Joe graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor of science degree in aviation administration. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Maroon Key, the Newman Club, Outing Club, Drill Team, and Alpha Eta Rho. He was also on the basketball, golf, and track teams.

He is survived by his father, Joseph W. Foti of Barre, Vt.; his wife, Joan M. Foti; son, Joseph J. Foti, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Patricia Roberts of Fair Oaks, Calif.; three grandchildren, Joey, Sammy and Erika; a brother, Robert Foti; and two sisters, Marilyn Bishop and Anne Dvorak. He was predeceased by his mother, Janet Foti.

The family would like to extend a heart felt thank you to our friends at Heartland Home Health & Hospice for their loving care. A private memorial service will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Don H. Grout

Don Hall Grout, 84, a former resident of Colchester, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, in Banner Garden Hospice facility in Mesa, Arizona, following complications from pancreatic cancer.

Don was born in Alexandria, Egypt, Dec. 21, 1929, the son of Don Jackson and Thelma (Hall) Grout. A lifelong educator and engineer, Don received his Doctor of Education from Vanderbilt University, Master of Education from the University of Vermont and Bachelor of Science from Norwich University. Don retired from Champlain College as a full professor, previously taught at the Randolph Vp-Tech, and was a math and AV teacher at West Rutland High School. Prior to his teaching career, Don was a quality control engineer with General Electric. Don served his country during the Korean conflict in the Air Force and was a licensed private pilot.

He was a lifetime member and secretary of the Sun Life Armature Radio Club and od AARL - call sign: W1DR. Lifetime memberships also included Mensa, the American Legion and the Elks club. Don loved to camp and travel, and he enjoyed square dancing and cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Patricia (Ready); sister Barbara Stiles and husband Al; son Scott; son Douglas and wife Ginger Grout; daughter Deborah Harrison and husband Chuck; daughter Linda Cleveland and husband Douglas; cousin George Kennedy, of Texas; grandchildren Meghan, Elizabeth, Jenny, Kate Emily, Luke, Rachel, Tyler and Molly.

Don was predeceased by his wife of 41 years in 1998, Audrey (Barrett).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for cancer at stjude.org/donate.

A funeral service will be celebrated in the chapel of Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, at noon Tuesday, May 20, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, North Avenue, Burlington. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesargus/obituary.aspx?n=Don-Grout&pid=171049772#sthash.UQQPoERl.dpuf


Robert A. Lavette

Robert A. Lavette, 77, of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away peacefully on January 1, 2013.

Bob was born May 27, 1935, in Lawrence, Mass., to Arthur and Ruth Lavette. After graduating from Lawrence High School, he attended Norwich University and joined the Corps of Cadets. He graduated in 1957 with a Bachelors of Science in civil engineering. Bob was a Lifetime Partridge Society member and a member of the 1819 Circle.

After graduating from Norwich, Bob was hired by Boeing as part of the Minuteman Program and moved to Seattle, Wash. Two years later, he was re-assigned to the Saturn-Apollo project and relocated, with his family, to Cape Canaveral, Fla. He was part of the team for the Apollo 11 launch, so man could take their first step on the moon. He was promoted to Lead Engineer for Facilities Engineering onsite at the Cape. He provided solutions for space, furniture and equipment for more than 2,000 personnel, as well as managing facilities for labs/shops. For his exceptional record of coordination between Boeing/NASA and all other contractors at Cape Canaveral, he received the Saturn Five Honor Roll Award.

In 1971, he accepted a position with the Florida Department of Transportation. During his 25 year career with Florida Department of Transportation, he made quite an impact. One of his accomplishments included developing the algorithm for predicting train/automobile accidents at intersections, which has saved many lives. As Director of Operations for District 5 (Orlando), he was responsible for 850 employees and an operating budget of 125 million dollars, which included engineering consulting and contracting of maintenance activities. Operations included maintenance, construction, materials, traffic operator and traffic software. A significant portion of this time was spent on construction claims, representing and analyzing claims, and final negotiations.

Bob served on many committees, including: secretary of Florida Engineering Society-Engineers in Government section; the sub-committee of Highway Traffic Safety; the National Transportation Safety Board, the Dispute Resolution Board for Florida Department of Transportation; the Advance Board of Florida Engineering Society; chairman of the Florida Solar Energy Center; and the Board of the Florida Emergency Management Systems. He also served as president of Toastmasters and was a frequent guest lecturer for civil engineering classes at the University of Florida.

Bob was a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to those who survived him: his wife and partner of 56 years, Charlotte; his children: Mark, Roberta (Brian), Doug, and Matthew (Debbie); his grandchildren: Christopher LT USN (NU'06) (Natasha), Danielle, Brandon (Elaina), Krystina, and Lena; and his great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Kaydence.

The family is asking donations to be made in Bob’s name to Norwich University, C/O Development and Alumni Relations, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663


William F. Lyman

William Francis Lyman Jr., 70, passed away in his home in Strafford, Mo. He was born on February 19, 1935, in Putnam, Conn. Bill played minor league baseball with the Kansas City A's as a pitcher 1953-1954. He served in the U.S. Army 19551959. He was united in marriage to Barbara Murphy on August 13, 1957, and to this union there were four children. The family lived in Branford, Conn., until they moved to Springfield, Mo., in 1968. Bill worked for DayCo until he formed his own business, Midwest Fiberglass, in 1970. He was very creative and was always working on at least one "project", but usually several ""projects"" at one time. He was an avid reader. Bill is survived by his four children, Beverly Eil and husband, Ken, Springfield Barbara Eli and fiance, Steve Galbraith, Nixa Betsy Poindexter and husband, Max, Bonne Terre, Mo. and son, William R. "Willie" Lyman and wife, Becky, Strafford, Mo. seven grandchildren, Bridget Lacy and husband, Scott, Springfield Brandy Lyman and fiance, Justin Crigger, Springfield Christopher Stinson, Springfield Megan and Asia Eli, Springfield Chelsea Eli, Nixa, and Brandon Lyman, Strafford and one great-grandchild, Kaedon Lacy, Springfield. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2005, at 10 a.m. in Greenlawn South. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Abuse Council, c/o Telecomm Credit Union, Nixa.


Mason E. Martin

LTC Mason E. "Mace" Martin, USA (Ret.), 79, formerly of Northfield, Vt., passed away on March 11, 2013 at the Vermont Veteran’s Home in Bennington, Vt., after a long illness. Mason had lived in the Berlin/Northfield area since the 1970’s. Born in Tonawanda, N.Y., in March 1934, Mason was the son of COL Floyd Martin and Helen Martin. Mason and his younger sister, Sandi, grew up in a vibrant military family, living in several US states, as well as in Europe and Japan.

He later attended Norwich University and graduated in the Class of 1957, and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He served proudly for 20 years before retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1977. Serving two tours of combat duty in Vietnam in 1967 and 1969, he earned the following decorations: Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Galantry with Silver Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st Class, Combat Infantry Badge, and Ranger Tab.

Mason married Eileen M. Molloy on July 31, 1960, and was transferred to Anchorage, Alaska, where their son, Shawn, was born. The family would live in Georgia, New Hampshire, Vermont, California, and Japan before Mason and his family retired to Berlin, Vt., in the early 1970’s.

Mason then worked at Norwich University for several years, first teaching Military Science, followed by a few years of serving as the assistant commandant. He later started a wooden toy business with his wife. He and Eileen became members of The Vermont Handcrafter’s Guild and appeared in many juried craft shows throughout New England for nearly ten years.

Difficult differences led Mason and Eileen to divorce in 1990. Mason eventually married Arlyne Martin, a family friend from Tonawanda, N.Y., and reside in Northfield, Vt., where they lived for five years before separating, with Arlyne leaving and returning to N.Y. Mason’s health steadily deteriorated after this and eventually landed him in the Vermont Veteran’s Home, where he flourished beyond expectations for five years.

Mason is survived by his son, Shawn Martin, and his wife, Diana; sister, Sandy Beil, and her husband, Ed; grandchildren, Katrina and Alexander; nephew, Lee, and his family; and niece, Lauren, and her family.

In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated and his ashes were interred privately at the Norwich University Cemetery.


Robert W. Morse

Robert W. Morse passed away peacefully at home on November 28, 2012, after a valiant battle against brain cancer.

Robert graduated from Norwich in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. While at Norwich, Bob was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the Skiing Team, the Cross Country Team, Track, and the Outing Club. As an alumnus of Norwich, Bob was active in the Norwich University Alumni Association. He showed his love for Norwich University and Stoneham High School by compiling biographies of classmates for their 50th reunion, and representing Norwich at high school career fairs in Florida. Norwich reunions were a highlight in his life where he could reconnect with his buddies with whom he enjoyed deeply satisfying lifelong friendships.

Robert was a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was an expert marksman, winning numerous trophies and medals while representing his company on the Army Pistol Team. Later in life, he enjoyed competing in pistol matches at the Senior Games in Florida. Bob was active in community affairs in Englewood, and served on the board of his homeowners association for many years, and participated in the local computer club and the genealogy club. Bob was a member of the Morse Society. Bob wrote a book about the Morse Museum in Warren, N.H., telling stories of African safaris and world travels made by his father and grandfather as they collected curios displayed in the museum for over 60 years.

Bob was a warm and gentle person with a special gift for dry humor which gave everyone a good laugh. His enduring friendship is cherished by his classmates and friends. Bob rests peacefully with his Lord now, but his spirit lives within all of us who were touched by him. Use his spirit to show kindness to others and turn your sorrow into joy.

Bob was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 54 years, Bunny. In addition to his wife, Beatrice A. (Henderson) Morse, Bob is survived by his brother, Philip M. Morse, Jr.; his step-sisters: Sally Wolfe and Elizabeth Morse; two sons: William and Brian; a daughter-in-law Debra; granddaughters: Jamie, Erin, and Hannah; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and granddogs.

A celebration of life will be held on December 9, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at the Englewood United Methodist Church (www.englewoodumc.net) in the Doan Chapel. Lemon Bay Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Englewood Helping Hand at the Church.

You can express your condolences to the family at www.lemonbayfh.com.


LT COL John A. O'Brien, USA (Ret.)

LT COL John A. O'Brien, USA (Ret.) passed away on March 1, 2009. John entered the Army shortly after graduation and made it his career for the next 22 years.  In those 22 years, he served his country proudly, including overseas tours of duty in France, Germany, Korea, and in Vietnam, combat. He was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal for achievements as chief project manager for the Korea Wideband Network.  Additionally, John received Army Commendation Medals for Meritorious Service in Vietnam and Korea. While on domestic duty, COL O’Brien successfully completed studies for master’s degrees in business administration from Rochester Institute of Technology in NY, and in communications from the University of Colorado. Upon his retirement from the Army, John was employed as a communications expert for Martin Marietta, first in Denver, CO, then in Washington, DC.  He was an active member of the Lion's Club in Alexandria, VA and worked for many years in their fundraising campaigns.


Robert O'Hern

Robert O’Hern, 56, of Falston, MD, died on May 30, 1992. While at Norwich Robert was a very active member of the Corps of Cadets. Robert was involved with the fraternity Theta Chi. Robert was also an active member of Drill Team as well as a member of the Newman Club. Robert graduated in 1957 with a BS in Civil Engineering.


Carl A. "Duke" Pallo

Carl A. "Duke" Pallo, 76, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2012, at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center.

Duke was born on February 3, 1935, in Springfield, Mass. He graduated from Norwich University in 1957 with a bachelor of science in engineering. While at Norwich, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the Honor Tank Platoon, Junior Weekend Committee, Winter Carnival Committee, Canterbury Club, and Drill Team. Upon graduation, he spent five years on active duty in the U.S. Army. He served with the 3/37 Armor in Schweinfurt, Germany where he eared the Master Tank Gunner Designation at Belsen and commanded the lead tank platoon at the FULDA GAP. Upon leaving active duty, Duke took a position as an engineer with the DuPont Corp. in Seaford, Del.

Duke remained in the Army Reserves at Ft. Knox and returned to Louisville, Ky., where he graduated from the Louisville School of Law in 1967 and practiced law in Louisville and Frankfort until 1999. It was then that he was diagnosed with debilitating injuries sustained during ranger school.

Duke will always be remembered for his love of the outdoors, especially with his family boating and camping at Lake Cumberland, but perhaps his greatest enjoyment was his passion for cooking. He enjoyed many lifelong friends and never met a stranger.

Duke is survived by his loving and supportive wife, Ginny; son, John Pallo; daughter, Katie Pallo; stepdaughters, Pam Wetzel, Kristin Thrift; stepson, David Henriksen; eight grandchildren, Chris, Matt, Megan, Caroline, Joshua, Andrew, Katie, Chelsea; sister, Carol Morton of Edinburgh, Scotland; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to honor the life of Duke will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40207. Visitation with the family will follow the service in the fellowship hall.

The family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff and caregivers at the Robley Rex Veterans Medical Center.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the National Kidney Foundation, the Disabled American Veterans or Christ Church United Methodist.


William Riedl

William Riedl, 67, of Pacific Grove, CA, died on May 14, 2002. While at Norwich William was a very active member of the Corps of Cadets. William was involved with the Honor Tank Platoon, Junior Weekend Committee, Maroon Key, football, track, Varsity Club, and the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. William was also a member of Skull and Swords. William graduated in 1957 with a BA in Government studies.


Peter C. Salmonsen

Peter C. Salmonsen, a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a Carmel realtor, died of prostate cancer at his home in Carmel Valley, CA on Feb 6, 2008, at age 72.

He was born October 26, 1935 in Worcester, MA and lived in Carmel for 33 years. He graduated from Norwich University, Northfield, VT in 1957 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and obtained his Master’s in Business in 1968 from the University of Richmond in Virginia. Colonel Salmonsen served 27 years in the Army, including two tours in Vietnam. Among his many awards were the Legion of Merit, two awards of the Bronze Star Medal, three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, two awards of the Army Commendation Medal and the Senior Parachutists Badge.

In addition to working as a Sotheby’s realtor for 20 years, he was very involved in the community. He ran the “Bingmobile” for Carmel Youth Center and Carmel High Padre parents and also co-founded the Carmel Run for Fun“ds”. He and his wife, Gail, served as guides at the Monterey Aquarium for ten years, starting with the first Aquarium Guide Training class. He was a founding board member of the Big Sur International Marathon; an early member of FOCUS (Friends of Carmel Unified Schools); served for many years on the steering committee of the Prostate Cancer Support Group and was a volunteer at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at CHOMP.

Pete was a dedicated runner and fitness devotee and was proud of his 30-year record of opening the Carmel Valley Racquet Club at 5:30 am, as a member of the Morning Group. Colonel Salmonsen is survived by Gail, his wife of 50 years, sons Brian (Lori) of Monterey, Paul (Mary) of Ventura, daughter Laura and son Carl (Monique) of Sacramento and seven grandchildren Ryan, Tyler, Kyle, Kate, Andrew, Robert, and James.

The family suggests that contributions be made to Hospice of Monterey Peninsula or a charity of your choice.

 


Redmond J. Wilcox

Redmond J. Wilcox, 75, of Boonville, NY died Monday evening in Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville, NY where he had resided since February 8. He was born in Port Leyden on November 18, 1934, the son of Redmond and Ruth Bates Wilcox, and was a graduate of Port Leyden School.

In 1957, he graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Redmond led a very active life while at Norwich. He was a member of the Ski Team, Newman Club, and Outing Club all four years. He was on the Cross Country Team his first three years, and was track manager his sophomore year. Redmond was also a member of the Varsity Club his last three years at Norwich. He was an avid skier and enjoyed golf. He later became employed by the NY State Dept of Transportation as a highway engineer. In 1971, he married Barbara A. Lange.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Kelsey, of Boonville, and Terry Walker, of Washington, DC; one son, David Wilcox, of Hillsdale, NY; one stepson, Stephen Hemp, of Hilton Head, SC; and one step-grandson, Brian Hemp. Redmond was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Port Leyden, NY.


Paul George Zarynoff

Paul George Zarynoff, 76, of Cumming, Ga., passed away on August 6, 2011. He was born in Grafton, Mass., on June 12, 1935.

Paul attended Wilbraham Academy in his early years and graduated from Norwich University in 1957 with a bachelors of arts in aviation administration. While at Norwich, he was a member of Pegasus Players, the baseball team, the football team, Tau Delta Phi, and Alpha Eta Rho.

Paul served in the US Army as an intelligence officer and received many medals and commendations, including the Army and Navy Commendation, Bronze Star Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. After his active duty, he worked as a Litigation and Security Consultant until his retirement.

Paul was a long-time Cumming resident and he loved coaching football. His experience ranged from the professional level, the United States Football League (USFL), and with the American Football League (AFL). He was one of the co-founders and first Commissioner of the World Indoor Football League (WIFL) Arena Football. He had been a featured speaker at national coaching clinics. Coach "Z", as he was known, had over 48 years of coaching experience. He had been a high school coach, re-started the Milton High School middle school football program, and he started the Centennial High School middle school program. Coach "Z" started Pop Warner Football in Forsyth County, and coached youth football at Northeast, North DeKalb, the Atlanta Colts, and Sandy Springs. He was inducted into the Southern Football League Hall of Fame in 2007, and he was inducted into the North Georgia Football League (NGFL) Hall of Fame in 2008. The NGFL is a Georgia Middle School football program comprised of 32 High Schools, in Fulton, Cherokee, Cobb, and Douglas Counties. Coach "Z" was at Sequoyah High School in Cherokee County for eleven years. At the Semi - Pro football level, he was head coach of the Atlanta Cowboys, Georgia Pride and Georgia Buccaneers. In his spare time he was an exceptional artist and author.

Paul is survived by his wife, Kay N. Allred, of Cumming, Ga.; two sons, George Paul Zarynoff of Atlanta, Ga., and Mark Zarynoff and his wife, Peggy, of Cumming, Ga; a daughter, Donya, and her husband, Tim Manoville of N.J.; four grandchildren, Zachary, Abigail, Claire, and Libby; and his Golden Retriever companion, Garrett. He also leaves behind many friends, including the Brethren of his Quaffers Group who he played golf with annually for over 30 years. He was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret Zarynoff, and his brother, Sergay George Zarynoff.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 2:30 pm at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. Reverend Mike Britt will officiate. Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 886-9899.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in "Coach Z's memory" for a scholarship to a football graduate to help with his college tuition. Mail your donation to Sequoyah Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 4253, Canton, GA 30114.


   

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