Norwich University

1961 Obituaries

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John R. Akin, 9/7/2015
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
Adrian P. Coty, 1/31/2016
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
Charles D. Dorr, 12/13/2014
Jeremy C. Dunton, 2/15/2013
Lita M. (Gomez) Ehalt(Vermont College), 1/23/2016
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
John H. Holleran, 7/11/2015
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
Susan R. Quinn(Vermont College), 12/21/2015
M. Bruce Reed, 1/28/2015
E. Robert "Bob" Regan,11/18/2014
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

John R. Akin

AKIN John R., 76, passed away on September 7, 2015.

John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann (nee Gerlitz); his sons, John and his wife Susan, and Scott and his wife Cynthia; his daughter, Diane Brucato and her husband Ralph; his sister, Bernice; four grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was predeceased by his daughter, Suzanne Lindstrom; and his grandson, Andrew James (AJ) Lindstrom.

An outdoor celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 2-6 PM with a service at 4 PM at the home of Scott Akin, 191 Brook Valley Road, Kinnelon, NJ. Arrangements by the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory can be made to the Pequannock First Aid Squad, P.O. Box 33, Pequannock, NJ 07440.

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.

Charles D. Dorr

Charles D. Dorr, 74, died, December 13, 2014 at Emory L. Bennett Memorial Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Services of Remembrance will be held at a later date in Washington D.C. at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Charles was born March 30, 1940 in Cambridge, New York to Hugh and Avis (Dillant) Dorr. Charles was a retired military pilot in the United States Army, where he earned the rank of Lt. Colonel. Charles is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals, including the Silver Star and Bronze Star (V). Charles is an alumni of Norwich University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration.After his military career, Charles went on to work for General Electric and was the proud owner of The Hotdog Express, a beach business. Besides hard work, Charles enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, hunting, fishing, and traveling the world.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Phyllis C. Dorr, by daughters, Shawna Brown, of Chelmsford, MA and Deidre Spangler, of Ormond Beach, FL, three grandchildren, and a sister, Barbara Filkins of Hoosick Falls, NY. His parents preceded Charles in death.

Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.

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.

Lita M. (Gomez) Ehalt

Lita Manuela Ehalt, age 75, of Orange passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in Yale New Haven Hospital.

She was born on July 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY to Manuela Diaz LaFuente Gomez of Milford and the late Rafael Gomez. Before retiring, she was employed as a benefits manager for Wellcare. She graduated from Vermont College, where she enjoyed being a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family and her love for singing and boating. An active member of the community, she was a member Connecticut Hunters and Jumpers Assoc.

Mrs. Ehalt is survived by her dedicated children Robert M. Ehalt of Orange, William C. Ehalt III of Fairfield and Christine C. Ehalt of Milford, grandchildren William C. Ehalt IV, Alexander J. Ehalt and Gibson T. Ehalt, brother Alfonso Gomez of Milford and aunt Consuela Farina of Queens, NY. Besides her father, she is predeceased by her loving husband William C. Ehalt Jr.

Calling hours are Tuesday, January 26, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Smith Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford with a prayer service during the visitation. Interment will be private. 

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.

John H. Holleran

John H. Holleran, Sr., 77, of Wells, ME, formerly of Lynn, passed away after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Born in Jamaica Plain on February 25, 1938, John was the son of Dr. John H. and Muriel (DeSousa) Holleran. He was raised in Wakefield, graduated from St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, and held a BA in History from Norwich University, Vermont. He was a regional manager for Caldor Department Stores for many years until his retirement.

John was the beloved husband of Patricia (Healey) of Wells, ME; the loving father of sons, John H. Holleran, Jr. of Revere, and James M. Holleran, Sr. and his wife, Amelia of Saugus and daughters, Sherri Freeman of Lunenburg and Jill Holleran of Pittsfield; the proud Pops of newborn, James M. Holleran, Jr.; the dear brother of Muriel A. and Gerald Holleran, both of Wakefield, and Edward Holleran of Michigan; the cherished son-in-law of Mildred Healey of Lynnfield; and the uncle of several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special dachshund, Henry.

John's Funeral will be held from the CUFFE-MCGINN FUNERAL HOME, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield. Burial will follow at Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, MA. Visiting Hours will be held on Tuesday, July 14, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or via

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

Susan R. Quinn

Susan Rockett Quinn, 74, of Hopedale, died peacefully, Monday December 21, 2015 at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, following complications from Alzheimers disease.

Susan was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Quinn, her best friend, with whom she was married for almost 40 years. Born on August 29, 1941, Susan was the daughter of the late C. Edward and Helen (Sullivan) Rockett. She was raised in Needham and graduated from Needham High School in 1959 and Vermont College in 1961. Tom and Susan were married at Church of the St. Thomas More in Manhattan. After the birth of their daughters, Alison and Heather, the couple moved to Massachusetts to make Southborough their home. Susan enjoyed her work in retail in the bridal industry for many years and then built lasting friendships while working at Metrowest Chiropractic Associates in Framingham. Wherever she went, her signature traits were her smile, laugh and warm personality. In recent years, her favorite hobby was spending time with her grandchildren Quinn and Jack. Since her husbands passing, Susan made Hopedale her home.

Susan is survived by her daughter Alison and her husband John Larkin of Hopedale, her daughter Heather and her husband Robert Lionette of Chilmark, her grandchildren Quinn Larkin and Jack Lionette, her brother and sister-in-law, C. Edward and Barbara Rockett of Framingham, her sister-in-laws Patricia Brady and Shelia Maffei and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday December 28th at 10:00am at St. Matthews Parish, 105 Southville Road, Southborough, with interment to follow at Southborough Rural Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 27th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in the Matarese Funeral Home ( 325 Main Street in Ashland. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to Friends of Hospice/Parmenter Foundation 400 Boston Post Road, Suite 1A Sudbury, MA 01776.

M. Bruce Reed

Malcolm "Bruce" Reed, Jr., 76, of Port Orange died Monday, January 28, 2015 in the comfort of his home.

He was born in Needham Mass. on April 20 1938 the son of the late Malcolm and Irma Bachmann Reed. Bruce graduated from Needham High School where he excelled at varsity baseball and football. He continued his education at Norwich University graduating with a B.S. degree in Business Management and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. Stationed in Germany for 3 years he was promoted to the rank of Captain and was a company commander. While in Germany he was chosen to be a military escort officer for entertainer Bill Haley and the Comets. Haley and his band played military bases with the U.S.O. where Bruce would usually arrive 1-2 days prior to the shows with Haley's advanced team. Bruce would eventually leave the military while stationed in Ft. Meade Maryland and relocate to Baltimore, MD. While in Baltimore, he worked for several years as a Asst. Director of Site Development for a national bowling company. An opportunity would develop in Florida where his parents had retired where he became a Sales Manager for Quality Books Publishing Company based in Chicago. Bruce was recognized with the honor of 3 national Sales territories of the year awards while employed with Quality Books. He retired in 2003 after 23 years of service with the company.

Bruce is survived by his sister Marjorie Joyce McDonald, his niece Cynthia J. Wright and her husband Timothy Weight and children Aimee and John, his nephew Scott McDonald and his children Terry, Shaun and Ashley.

A military Funeral Service will be held Friday, Jan. 30 at 2:00 PM from the Lohman Funeral Home 1201 Dunlawton Ave. Port Orange, FL to recognize the life of this beloved brother, uncle and good friend to all that he met. Public viewing will be Friday from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange. 

E. Robert "Bob" Regan

Edward Regan "Bob" PITTSFIELD Edward "Bob" R. Regan, 76, passed away peacefully in the loving presence of his family on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Berkshire Medical Center.

Born in Beverly, Ed was the son of Edward and Esther T. (Lee) Regan and lived many years in Hamilton before moving to Pittsfield. Ed graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and also obtained his Master's Degree in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He later went on to receive a Master's in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He worked for United Shoe Machine in Beverly for 10 years, and later for General Electric, for over 20 years retiring in 1998 from General Dynamics. He spent most of his career as a managing project engineer and was inducted into GE's Elfun Society, which was a senior management organization and "think tank." Ed was a member of both Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Alpha Phi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society. He received numerous awards and recognitions for his engineering abilities including from the government for his work on the Bradley Tank.

While a graduate student at WPI, Ed met the love of his life, Mary "Nancy" Flynn who was attending Anna Maria College in Paxton. They were married on August 24, 1963 and lived in Hamilton where Ed served several years on the local school committee. They later moved to Pittsfield in 1978 where they raised their three daughters. He cherished time spent with his family and particularly enjoyed summer vacations at their home in Wells, Maine. Ed was his happiest puttering around his home and participating in any activity that would bring him closer to his family. He is remembered by his daughters as a "gentle giant", who affectionately and unconditionally shared his love with them and their mother. He was a clever man and thought long and hard before giving counsel or advice. Ed will also be remembered for his patience, understanding, wisdom and his charming dry sense of humor.

He leaves his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary C. (Flynn) Regan; three daughters, Jennifer L. Griffith and her husband, Brian of Worcester, Patricia A. Chuplis and her husband, Joseph of Rutland and Karen E. Flynn and her husband, Brian of Attleboro; five grandchildren, Joshua, Regan, Colin, Dylan and Owen; three nieces including Colleen Wolfe of Charlton, Eileen Ledbetter of Woodbridge, Va. and Deborah Rooney of Pepperell; 7 grand and 7 great-grandnieces and nephews, as well as a brother, Richard F. Regan of Hamilton.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends may visit with Ed's family from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, at Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove St., Worcester. Interment will follow in Saint John's Cemetery, Worcester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115 (, or Brigham and Women's Hospital Cancer Research Center, Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116 (

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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