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Bruce Aldrich

January 28th, 1943 - November 11th, 1989

Bruce received his PhD in Sociology in 1970 from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

His doctoral dissertation was:  "Social origins, personality, and anticipated occupation status:  a study of levels of occupational aspiration and expectation among adolescent males."


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Gary Boemerman

Karen Lossing wrote:
I believe Gary was the first graduate of our class to die, and it was a great shock to me.  He died in a car crash in Chappaqua while home from either his freshman or sophomore year of college.  I remember Gary as a very intelligent person who walked a little on the wild side and who was just starting to explore his potential when he died.  We were supposed to go on a first date for New Years Eve (1962?), I came down with a bad flu and had to break the date, and I still feel a twinge of guilt about that.  I will always think that Gary would have accomplished great things, had he lived.

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Linda Dawkins (Bouens)

January 17th, 1943 - February 18th, 2007

Linda lived in South Carolina for many years.  She moved to Arizona around 1993 and lived in Scottsdale at her death.  Her son Joshua (Josh) wrote on his My Space page: "Heroes: My Mom, Linda Dawkins Bouwens... You will always be in my heart watching over me....I love you."

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Bob Campbell

July 6th, 1942 - June 22nd, 2004

Robert Monroe Campbell



Robert Monroe Campbell of Palm Beach Gardens and Indian River, Mich., son of Sara Campbell of Palm Beach, died Tues­day, June 22, 2004, when the private plane he piloted went down in Lake Erie, near Dunkirk, N.Y.  .He was 61.

Born July 6, 1942 to Sara and Francis Campbell in Philadelphia,  Mr. Campbell was raised in Chappaqua, N.Y. He graduated from Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, and received a business degree from Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa. He worked for IBM before his retirement.

Mr. Campbell was a mem­ber of Royal Poinciana Chapel and Old Marsh Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens. He also was a member of Columbus Beach Club, and Indian River Golf Club in Michigan and Ekwanok Country Club, Manchester, Vt.

Mr. Campbell is also sur­vived by his wife, Donna Saunders Garneau Campbell; three sons, David Campbell and his wife, Dee, of Char­lotte, N.C., Michael Campbell and his wife, Kate, of Beaver Creek, Colo., and Stephen Campbell of Boston; two step children, Jennifer Saunders of San Diego, and Jeffrey Saunders of Frank­fort, Ky.; two grand­children, Katharine Greer and Griffin Monroe Campbell, both of Charlotte; a sister, Sally Goit of West Palm Beach; and two brothers, his twin, John Campbell of Stamford, Conn., and Bart Campbell of Patter­son, N.Y.   Mr. Campbell’s first wife, Katharine Jean ImOberstag Campbell, died in 1998.

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From John Campbell on March 31st, 2011
Bob.  I really do miss you every day.  But, I hope you are OK when you learn that your sons and their children are thriving.
 

Mike Carey

September 13th, 1942 - July 28th, 2003

 


CAREY, MICHAEL J


Michhael J. Carey of Milwood, NY died on Monday, July 28, 2003 at Calvary Hos­pital in the Bronx. He was 60. Mr. Carey was a proprietor of Carey's Auto Repair in Briarciff Manor for 37 years.

Mike was born September 13, 1942 in Rockville Centre, NY to Edward J. and Margaret Hendrickson Carey.

He graduated from Horace Greeley High School in 1961.

Mike served in the US Coast Guard Reserve from 1963 to 1971

On September 16,1967, he married Virginia Way at The Campwoods Methodist Church in Ossining.

Mike lived in Millwood for the past 35 years. Before that, he lived in Chappaqua.

Locally, he was a member of The Millwood Fire Dept for 43 years. He served as Treas­urer for the Benevolent Assoc­iation of Millwood Fire Dept

He will be remembered for his honesty and commitment to his family.

He is survived by his wife Virginia of Millwood, three sons: Clint of Monroe, Michigan and his wife, Melissa; Bart of Ossining and Morgan of Mahopac. grandson, Max; one brother, Edward of Mt Kisco; one sister, Susan Carey of Silver Springs, MD; and one stepsister, Susan Simpson of New York City.

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From John Campbell on August 15th, 2011
Millwood Fire Company No.1 Inc.
P.O. BOX 94 • MILLWOOD • NEW YORK 10546
In Loving Memory of
MICHAEL J. CAREY
September 13, 1942 - July 28, 2003
Some years ago, there was a movie called "The Quiet Man", starring John Wayne and Maureen

O'Hara. The movie told the story of a man who knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life, and how he followed that path. All this was accomplished without fanfare. Mike was much like that - quiet in manner and voice, and knowing what he wanted in life. At an early age he developed a love of cars and engines. By his early twenties, he owned his own auto repair shop, where he was known for his expertise, honesty, and personal attention to your car. Many of us remember picking up our repaired vehicles as a pleasant experience, Mike would meet you with a smile and explain in complete detail just exactly what work he had done. As a layman, I'm not sure I understood it all, but 1 appreciated his interest and attention to detail,
particularly as all this took place after a stop at Mike's refrigerator, which was well stocked with soda and beer.

Besides being an excellent mechanic, Mike was a devoted husband and father, and a perfect role model. He and Ginny enjoyed many happy years together. However, some time ago, Mike's health began to fail. He began a regimen of exercise, medicines and doctors' visits. He ."fought the good fight" until last Monday, when disease took Mike from us. Ginny always remained at his side as a devoted wife and caregiver. These were not easy times.

As a 43 year member of the Millwood Fire Company, Mike answered many, many calls. He participated on numerous committees, always in his low key way. He was one of the committee members to bring the 1926 Brockway back to its original condition. The Brockway now serves as a reminder to our membership of the outstanding dedication of people like Mike to the Millwood Fire Company.
Mike has answered his last fire call. The membership is sad, and we extend our deepest

sympathy to Ginny, Clint, Bart, Morgan and all of Mike's family. The Millwood Fire Company is

a better place because of Mike. As we say our last goodbye to our "Quiet Man" from Millwood,

we know we will miss Mike, but we find comfort in knowing that his spirit will always be a

part of the Millwood Fire Company.

 
From Clint Carey on April 11th, 2011
Dear Dad,
I just wanted to let you know what a great father you were. I remember one time when I started working on cars at the shop, I broke my first bolt. In a panic, I thought "What do I do now? How am I going to get the rest of this bolt out of the hole?" I know, I'll ask Dad. Without hesitation, you came over to assess the situation and then proceeded to show me how to go about remedying the problem. First you have to center punch the remaining part of the bolt, but it has to be as close to center as possible, otherwise when you go to drill it out you may damage the threads. The list of what one must do goes on, but what I remember about this was the patience with which you would teach me, Bart and Morgan and that you always had "time" to help us out even if it meant you would have to stay late at the shop to finish a customer's car. Now being a father myself, I have a real understanding of how difficult this can be and how important it is to make this difference in the lives of your children.
Your patience, understanding and helpfulness extended not only to our family but to your friends, your customers and practically to anyone who asked for your help. I am very proud that you made a difference in so many people's lives and only hope that I can do the same.
Finally, I just want to tell you how much I appreciate the extra time you gave us by putting up a tough fight against cancer. You lived with pain that I cannot even imagine for 4 Vz years. In that time you got to see your first grandson born, as well as many other important events in the lives of your family. But now I am glad that you are out of pain and will be in pain no more.
I will miss you always. I promise to smile when I think of you, even when having to fix my next broken bolt. I love you.
 

Brent Carlson

October 21st, 1943 - February 18th, 2010

These remarks were made by Paige Carlson-Heim (Brent and Wendy's only child) at Brent's Celebration of Life after his death February 18, 2010.

Good Morning! I feel so blessed today to be here in your company as we gather to pay tribute to my Dad, Brent Carlson. Your thoughts and prayers have comforted me and my family these past couple of weeks as we think about and remember his life and begin to think about what it will be like without him. Today, though is a time for us to share memories, to tell stories, and to remind ourselves what Dad would say to us if we asked him, today, "Now what?" How would he want us to remember him and what lessons from his life should we take with us into the future?

My Dad always expected the best of everyone, and if he had any influence over us at all, he generally got it. The pressure is on, though, so I am counting on you all to let me know later whether I get the 'A+' that he would expect of me today! {Deep Breath} Here I go:

A couple of years ago on a long car trip, my family listened to "The Last Lecture." If you've read the book or are familiar with the story, you know that Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University who was stricken with pancreatic cancer at quite a young age. He wrote and delivered "The Last Lecture" as a legacy for his very young children and, I think, to share his journey of coping with a devastating and fatal illness. I was incredibly moved and inspired by Randy's story and his words, and stand in awe at his ability to put his experiences and feelings into words and to share them with us. There are many wonderful quotes from the book, but the one I want to focus on today and to use as a theme for my many wonderful memories about my Dad is the following:

"We can’t change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. If I’m not as depressed as you think I should be, I’m sorry to disappoint you."

My Dad was an upbeat, energetic, glass half full kind of guy. As most of you know horses and horseback riding played a big part in our lives--I think my Dad had ponies and rode as a kid, but it was my Mom who was passionate about horses and riding, and Dad would do anything for Mom so from the time I was 4 years old until my Mom passed in 2004, we had horses. It was hard work and alot of fun. Though he was up at 4 am cleaning stalls before going off to work a 12-hour day at Xerox and came home at 7 to clean stalls again, I never heard him complain. And he never seemed tired! Well except maybe on Sunday afternoons after spending the weekend mowing acres of lawn, fixing fences, taking care of Mom's "honey-dos" when he would fall asleep on the couch in front of the Redskins game...oh and on top of all this he found the time and energy at some point during the late 70s or early 80s to train for and run marathons! Dad, I don't know how you did it or where you found the energy, but you did and that will always be an inspiration to me.

My Dad was one of the kindest and most forgiving men I think I will ever know. It took alot to make him mad, but he forgave quickly and never held a grudge. In 1988 he was hit by a car one morning while out for a run with 3 of his early morning running buddies. The driver was a young man who fell asleep at the wheel, crossed over the oncoming lane at high speed and hit my Dad--he was severely injured with a long recovery, and this trauma may have been the trigger for his Parkinson's Disease diagnosed shortly thereafter. I never heard an ill word spoken against the driver nor a single complaint. He just got down to the business of getting better.

But not long after that he was dealt another card--a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease with which he would grapple for the next 20 years. From my vantage point he dealt with this development the same way he dealt with everything--he stayed positive, maintained his sense of humor, and was always absolutely determined to "win." He was not going to let this turn of events keep him from leading the life he wanted to live and I never heard him question, as I am sure I would have, "why me?"

I am inspired by his life and the way he lived it. I learned to love from his unconditional love. I learned to give from his generosity. I learned to be faithful to God and to the innate goodness of humankind from observing his quiet, steadfast devotion to God and to his church. We shared many moments as far back as I can remember that I will always treasure--and I have plenty of stories and "Brentisms" that will keep me laughing for years to come. If you didn't know my father before he had Parkinsons it should still not be difficult to imagine his high energy and vitality for I do believe it is these qualities that helped him to weather the disease as well as he did for so many years. And his fun-loving nature and faith in God kept him from getting down providing me, and others, yet further inspiration.

My Dad often told me and my Mom, as well I believe as many of his professional colleagues, that he would take care of us. He did, always thinking of us before himself. And to the extent that I am able to keep in mind the many things I learned from him, and pass them on to my children, he truly continues to take care of us. I like to think it would make him happy to know this, just as it makes me happy to think about how he's enjoying the peace and tranquility he so richly deserves.

I'll close with another quote from Randy Pausch's last lecture:

"Don’t complain, Just work harder." In the lecture he shows a photo on screen, and continues: "That’s a picture of Jackie Robinson. It was in his contract not to complain, even when the fans spit on him. You can spend it complaining or playing the game hard. The latter is likely to be more effective."

We'll miss you Dad. We love you!





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From: The Washington Post

Brent Carlson Xerox sales executive

Brent Carlson, 66, who retired in 2008 from the Xerox copy machine company as a sales executive, died Feb. 18 [2010] at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney. He had pneumonia and complications from Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Carlson spent about 35 years at Xerox working in sales in the Washington area.

Brent Willard Carlson was a native of Chappaqua, N.Y., and a 1965 graduate of the University of Maryland. He was a Sandy Spring resident and a member of Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church in Olney.

His wife, Wendy Hubbell Carlson, died in 2004.

Survivors include a daughter, Paige Carlson-Heim of Princeton Junction, N.J.; two brothers; a sister; and three grandchildren.

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From Brent Carlson's Grandson (Age 10) on May 12th, 2011
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Tribute to Pop-Pop

Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
I wish you never got Parkinson's Disease
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop 
I wish I could have seen people walking in and out of the barn
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
I wish you could have always been able to walk
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
I wish I could have seen you run in a marathon
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
remember that you brought me to Disney World
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
don't forget our times in Key West
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
plus you sent me to Yankee Stadium
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
I remember you by How you were always trying to help even though you couldn't
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
I remember you by how generous and kind you were to me, my family, and others too
Pop-Pop oh Pop-Pop
I wish you never went away but I know that your memory will never die.
 
From Karen Lossing Kaufmann on April 16th, 2011
When we moved into our house on Hamilton Drive in 1952, there was a paddock across the street with two horses in it - the home of the Carlsons.   Brent tried to teach me how to ride, but the horse headed back into the barn and Brent pulled me off the saddle just in time to prevent my beheading!   A gallant neighbor and friend!
Brent was a hearty, kind person, and I'm sure he endured his final illness (parkinsons, I believe) with grace and fortitude.  He will be missed by many.
 

Wendy Hubbell (Carlson)

February 24th, 1943 - January 19th, 2004

The sport horse community lost one of its most talented and dedicated members when Wendy Carlson of Olney, Md. died in Miami Fla. on Jan.19, 2004. Wendy Hubbell Carlson was a well-known local dressage teacher, trainer, clinician and judge. She was born in 1943 and raised in N.Y. She moved to this area in the 1960’s with her high-school sweetheart husband, Brent, a student at the University of Maryland. Brent and Wendy purchased a small farm on Briggs Chaney Rd. and then moved to Noteworthy Farm on Dr. Bird Rd. in Sandy Spring.

Wendy began riding in 1965 at the Potomac Horse Center in Gaithersburg, Md. studying with two world-renowned dressage trainers, Bengt Ljungquist and Nuno Oliveira. She was awarded the prestigious Carl Asmis Memorial Scholarship in the late 70’s that enabled her to travel to Portugal to further her training with Oliveira. His influence was evident in her training methods over the years especially with young horses and the “work in hand”. In the 1970’s and 80’s Wendy along with Sally O’Connor taught the Redland Hunt Pony Club at that same location, having among her students Sally’s son and the future Olympic Champion, David O’Connor. She also studied with Ernst Bachinger of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna in Saratoga Springs, Fla.

Wendy was accredited with training several horses to the Grand Prix Level, the highest recognized level in competitive dressage. Two of those were her own, Choir Boy a thoroughbred cross purchased at auction for $200.00 and a registered quarter horse named Country Gold . She taught at her farm in Sandy Spring, traveled all over the U.S. judging and giving clinics. Her daughter describes her as having been more interested in the art and beauty of the sport than in the competitive end. She did however collect many show awards over the years and was a member of a six horse quadrille that preformed at the Washington International Horse Show at the Armory in Washington D.C.

Wendy became not only a teacher and trainer but also a well-respected R level judge, best known for her fairness and straightforward positive approach. She donated one day of judging to both the pony club and to The Potomac Valley Dressage Association every year. In 1964 she and her husband Brent were two of the founders of the Potomac Valley Dressage Association. PVDA is now one of the largest dressage organizations in the United States with over 1200 members.

Many of the active teachers, trainers and judges in our area today were taught by Wendy Carlson. Her former and long time students all agree that she set the standard high. She was a demanding teacher, with a straight forward manner, lots of patience for both human and equine pupils, kind but firm encouragement, fairness, an enviable rapport with all the horses she worked with, and the greatest sense of humor ever are just some of the comments from those who knew and worked with her.

Wendy leaves behind her husband of 41 years Brent, one child,--a daughter Paige--three grandchildren,--Caitlin, Megan, and Matthew Brent Heim--and a brother--Capt. James Hubbell, retired Navy.

A “Celebration of Life” was given in her memory on February 2, 2004 at the Magic of New Orleans restaurant in Silver Spring, MD.

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From Karen Lossing Kaufmann on April 16th, 2011
I remember Wendy as the talented lead in our junior musical,  and as a committed horsewoman.  She faced her ongoing health challenges with courage and a refusal to let them get in the way of leading her life.
 

Dianna Puehl (Connelly)

- - October 7th, 2005

Diana L. Connelly, 61, died Oct. 7, 2005, at her home.
She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and lived in Martin and Palm Beach counties for 23 years, coming from Danbury, Conn.
She worked as a real estate agent for 21 years in Martin and Palm Beach counties.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and boating.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Thomas R. Connelly of Stuart; daughter, Leigh D. of Stuart; son, Lance R. Connelly of Stuart; two grandchildren; mother, Irene Puehl of Mount Kisco, N.Y.; and sisters, Anita Scheller and Barbara Hemingway, both of Mount Kisco.

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Joanne Fay

- - March 20th, 2004

JOANNE FAY LYONS

CORNING | Joanne Fay Lyons, age 60, died peaceful­ly on Saturday, March 20, 2004 in her home surround­ed by her family. She is sur­vived by her beloved hus­band of 38 years, David Lyons; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and John Chevalier of Cincinnati, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law Sean and Lisa Lyons of Potomac Falls, Virginia; and son, Kent Lyons of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Jan Fay Thompson of Katonah, New York, and Judy Fay Donahue, Lake of the Woods, California. Joanne is preced­ed in death by her father, Lt. Colonel Kent Fay, killed and buried in France during World War II, and her moth­er, Mildred Steckler Fay, who died in 1962.

Joanne had courageously lived with pancreatic cancer for three years. She gained strength from a host of “angel friends,” along with wonderful medical guidance from Dr. Eileen O’Reilly and Dr. Ghassan Abou-Alfa at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and Dr. William Muuse at Falck Cancer Center in Elmira. During her life, her inspira­tion, guidance and friend­ships moved like ripples through the water to her many friends and relatives around the United States.

Joanne   was    raised   in Woodville   and   Sherman, Connecticut,    and    Chappaqua, New York before grad­uating  from  Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. As a nurturing mother, with and homemaker, she spread her   love   throughout  the towns where she  and her husband      lived: Corning N.Y., Louisville, KY, Bluffton IN,  New Martinville,  WV and     Martinsburg, WV.  Joanne channeled her significant energy into civic activi ies such as Scouting, Little League,  and her children school        activities.   In Martinsburg, Joanne volunteered as a sheltering hone for babies awaiting adoption.  More recently, she enjoyed making quilts for family and friends to remember her by  Wherever she lived, Joann greatest joy was in making her homes the focus of the day and vacation gatherings for her large, extended family. Most of all, she loved spending time with her children and other family members, with whom she was generous   in   sharing, not   only with her home, but gifts of her well-earned wisdom and advice.

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From Karen Lossing Kaufmann on April 16th, 2011
I reconnected with Joanne at our 35th (I think!) reunion.  Turns out we had both done foster parenting - although Joanne did it for much longer and fostered many more kids than I.  And we both loved the books of John Irving.

Joanne was one of the most genuine, nicest women I have ever known.  Her kindness knew no bounds.
 

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George I. Hale

August 16th, 1943 - May 22nd, 2003

HALE GEORGE I., died on Thursday, May 22, 2003. Born August 16, 1943. He and his mother were newcomers and property owners in Inverness, FL. He was a renown Dr. of Family and Speech Therapy, Author of "Please Fix My Parents" and Creator of Outlook, Personal Motivation. He was an initiator of "Yes, We Can", Host of Radio and Television talk shows featuring medical and child therapy with affiliation to doctors of Bonati Institute and community schools. He was a motivational Public Speaker for Fortune 500, Consultant for the Kidney Foundation and Life Link, Fundraiser for Multiple charities including "Make a Wish", Lifelink and Transplant Foundations. As a Kidney Transplant Recipient, he created "P.A., P.A." Patients Assisting Patients Association" which was the first patient transplant foundation that eventually turned into the Transplant Foundation of South Florida. He was a long time resident of Chappaqua, N.Y. and a member of the Whippoorwill Country Club. He received his B.S. degree from Emerson College, Boston, MA in Speech, M.S. from St. Thomas University, Miami, FL. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Doctor of Philosophy from Fresno School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA. He is also listed in the Social Register of Greater Miami. He leaves a son, David George Hale; a daughter, Christie Nicole Wolfe; a newly born grandson, Jacob Daniel Wolfe; a sister, Diane Keoki Perry; a niece, Emilie Christina Kay; a nephew, Christopher Scott Perry, and his Mother, Emilie Hale Rado.

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Judy Bennett (Helfant)

May 12th, 1943 - July 16th, 2008

Thanks to Gretchen Wolfe's superior sleuthing ability, we were able to find a little information on Judy.  She was born in Bronxville and died in Jupiter, FL  after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was President of Bennett Utilities Corp and her husband Gerson (who predeceased her in 2003) was CEO.  She was an avid golfer and maintained a second home in Westhampton, NY. 

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Ingrid Mansson (Hook)

October 8th, 1943 - March 27th, 2009


Ingrid Marina Hook age 65, of Cicero, IN ascended to her heavenly reward March 27, 2009 at the Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.  She was born  October 8, 1943 in Manhattan, NY as the first born of Swedish immigrants, Martin S. and Eva Maria (Andersson) Mansson.  She was a proud member of VASA, a Swedish American heritage club, and is loved by her extended Swedish family who she visited several times.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Western University at Ohio and Mills College for Teachers at New York and then received her masters degree from Butler University.  She married John Hook on August 23, 1969 at the White Plains Presbyterian Church in New York and later moved to Indiana where she was a devoted wife, mother, and teacher.  She taught for a combined 30 years in Boston, MA, Indianapolis, and Arcadia, IN.  Hamilton Heights Elementary and Primary Schools were her home where she is remembered for her love for students, their families, innumerable memories such as Longstocking and baking peppaka, and her teaching style.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, ISTA, VASA, and the Aromeg Extension Homemakers Club.  Surviving her is her husband, John Hook, Sr.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Vanessa Hook of Arcadia, IN; son, Jamesx (Jay) Hook of Cicero, IN; granddaughter Sierra Eva Hook of Arcadia, IN; brother and sister-in-law, Norman abnd Cheryl Mansson of Beauford, SC.

Thanks to Gail Buerger for this Obit

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Margot Irish

September 27th, 1942 - July 28th, 2009

Karen Lossing went to a memorial service in White Plains for Margot, and this is what she found out:

Margot was a gym teacher, tennis coach, and volleyball coach.  She began at  Washington Irving Junior High School and then movef to Sleepy Hollow High School in Tarrytown.  She was head varsity volleyball coach for 26 years.  She also started a woThemen's volleyball league.  She was strongly committed to teaching and her students, always putting them before herself.  They called her Ms. I.  She was a caring and devoted friend, generous, and astute investor who made a difference in many people's lives.  She loved eating out, new fancy sweet drinks, Billie Jean King, ballet (her passion), opera, Broadway, music, art, travel, champagne, lobster, and TV.  She lived simply, spending more on others than on herself.  She was very charitable, giving to the arts and music and to environmental, lesbian, an women's causes.  She loved her family and was very close to her older brother.

Margot contracted cancer ten years ago and was given only six months to live.  She was a gentle but stubborn warrior who fought  her illness with courage and dignity.  She is especially remembered for her constant smile. 

A scholarship was started in Margot's name.  It goes to a high school semior volleyball player at Sleepy Hollow High School. 

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Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Rollins (Kerste)

- - June 26th, 2010

Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Rollins Kerste
1943-2010

Mary Elisabeth "Betsy" Rollins was born to Leighton Bond Rollins and Jane Elisabeth Munson Rollins on Feb. 3,1943, in Bronxville, N. Y She spent her childhood in Chappaqua, N.Y She was the proud big sister of Ann and Richard.
On June 17,1951, Betsy was baptized into the Christian faith. That faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would remain her compass throughout all stages of her Kfe. The hope of the Gospel was her life.

At an early age, it became apparent to all that Betsy loved animals. She fondly recalled the family pets and the many horses she rode and showed. She was an accomplished horsewoman and won many prizes for her skills.

As a teen, she was employed as a lifeguard at the swimming pool. She spent her summer days working with children. She loved all children and they easily loved her.

After graduating in 1961 from Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y, she moved to Fort Collins to attend Colorado State University. She decided upon CSU after looking through collegiate materials at her school's library. She initially began her search looking for information on the University of Colorado at Boulder.

However, she inadvertently found information on CUs rival university, CSU. She immediately liked CSU and firmly set her mind on studying there. There, at CSU, she met her best friend and life-long love, Clyde Allan "Ozzie" Kerste. The two married in the campus' chapel on March 18,1963.

In 1965, Betsy graduated from CSU with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences. She loved science — botany, in particular — as was evident by her home, which was full of beautiful plants, both inside and outside.

In December 1965, Ozzie and Betsy moved to Craig, where
they had two daughters. Karhryn Elisabeth was bom to Ozzie and Betsy on May 24,1967, and JoAnna Leigh followed almost two years to the day on May 25, 1969. Betsy always said that all she ever really wanted to do was be a wife and mother. She was a most wonderful wife and mother.

She was devoted to her children's education, their many animals, and their various activities. Most importantly, she was an example of a strong Christian woman to her daughters, imparting her belief in Jesus as being central to all aspects of life Kathy and JoAnna win forever be grateful to her for the living of her faith as their mother.
The family moved to Yuma in 1971, where Betsy taught preschool. In 1973, they moved to Las Animas. There, Betsy continued to work with children as a teacher of homebound students. And, in 1974, Ozzie and Betsy brought the family back to Craig.

Betsy continued to care for children as a Sunday school teacher and as a vacation bible school teacher.

Putting her science degree to use, Betsy also began working for Trapper Mine in 1978 as a chemist. She retired from Trapper Mine in 1999. "Retired," she enjoyed substitute teaching in the Moffat County schools, where she loved to spend her days with the elementary school students of the community. She especially enjoyed her days with the special needs students.
After meeting and befriending many of the youngsters of the town, there was hardly a place where Betsy was not recognized by a child who would often run to her, hug her and excitedly introduce Ms. Betsy to his or her parents. When school was out for the summer, Betsy could be found working on preparations for the Moffat County Fair as a member of the Moffat County 4-H Foundation. She whole-heartedly served on the foundation for more than 20 years, always wanting to "help the kids."

In 1990, Ozzie and Betsy became grandparents. Betsy loved being "Granny."  To her grandson Ari Timothy Osbom and her granddaughters Ashleigh Lynne Santistevan and Faith Rebecca Santistevan, Granny again served as an example of a woman of faith. Her grandchildren were blessed to live within minutes of Granny. She was an intricate part of their daily lives — a blessing that is not often experienced in this day of families separated by many, many miles. Her grandchildren are so thankful to have spent their childhoods with their Granny.

In July 2009, Betsy became the delighted great-grandmother of Korie Elisabeth Osborn.

Betsy went to be with her Lord on June 26,2010, after a time of illness involving a progressive lung disease. She died in Grand Junction. Betsy is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ozzie Kerste; sister Ann Rollins; brother Richard Rollins; daughter Kathy and son-in-law Tim Osborn; daughter JoAnna and son-in-law Tracy Santistevan; grandson Ari and his wife, Ashley Osborn; granddaughters Ashleigh and Faith Santistevan; and great-granddaughter Korie Osborn.
To God alone be the glory for the life, death and new life in Christ of
Mary Elisabeth Rollins Kerste.

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From Clyde (Ozzie) Rollins on August 15th, 2011
Image 51st Annual Junior Live Stock Sale Dedication

Betsy have been a valued members of the Moffat County 4-H Foundation. We will miss her enthusiasm, and dedication to the Moffat County 4-H Program.
Betsy started volunteering her time on the 4-H Foundation in November of 1984 and continued until her passing. Her dedication to the youth and their development made her a valued board member. For the past several years, Betsy has been instrumental in the organization of the Junior Livestock Sale buyer's BBQ. She gave close attention to each detail of the BBQ to ensure the event gave the community an opportunity to socialize prior to the sale. Betsy's role of public relations officer required numerous hours of writing thank you letters on behalf of the Foundation.
Betsy was very dedicated to the youth of Moffat County. She was a strong advocate for youth programs.   She served as superintendent in the open class division at the county fair as well as helping with the poultry and rabbit divisions. She was always there to help wherever she was needed at county fair.

 

Jan Kraemer

From Karen Lossing Kaufmann on April 10th, 2011
  Jan was was tragically shot by in Mexico by drug bandits in June, 2001.  He left behind eight children.  His sister wrote:  "he spent his adult life in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Belize.  He used to have a ranch in Belize, and he loved being a rancher.  Most recently, he'd been living in Mexico and teaching English at a university there.  He love the outdoors, the ocean, and peace.  Yes, he was a very unique person and a kind person, and as his youngest daughter said at the ceremony we had for him, "not a material person."  When he moved, he moved with his truck, his canoe, a box of papers and his writings, and a few clothes.  He mostly wore khaki pants and blue shirts that he ordered throughj LL Bean.  He was always handsome and was constantly being told he could be a double for Robert Redford." 

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Dick McKelvy

- - April 22nd, 2004

 R.D. McKelvey, 57, Developer Of Math Theories of Voting
NY Times 4/22/02

PASADENA, Calif., April 26 (AP) — Richard D. McKelvey, a political scientist best known for his role in developing mathematical theories of voting, died on Monday at his home in Pasadena. He was 57.
The cause was cancer, the Califor­nia Institute of Technology an­nounced.
Dr. McKelvey, a professor at Cal-tech, discovered a way to apply mathematical theories to study the properties of majority-rule voting systems, said Dr. Thomas Palfrey, a friend and longtime colleague at Cal-tech.
"Democratic theorists for a long time thought majority rule led to middle-of-the-road outcomes due to compromise and the like," said Dr. Palfrey, a professor of economics and political science. "But what Dr. McKelvey showed is that while that is possible, you can also get extreme outcomes as well."
In recent years, Dr. McKelvey worked with scholars across the country to develop a general statisti­cal theory of games, called quantal response equilibrium. The work tries to elaborate on the efforts of John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician who advanced game theory and was the subject of the recent movie "A Beautiful Mind”.  Dr. McKelvey's work also appljed' mathematical equations to examine how juries go about making decisions, to study the effects of polls on political campaigns and to resolve impasses in bargaining negotiations.
Dr. McKelvey was a professor  political science and the director of  the William D. Hacker Social Science, Experimental  Laboratory at Caltech                              
He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992.                           
Recently, Dr. McKelvey initiated a Turing test that will be held this summer. The test, named after the famed computer scientist Alan Turing, invites leading scholars in economics and game theory to compete for a prize that will be awarded to the theory that best matches laboratory human behavior.                            
He is survived by his wife, Ste-phenie Frederick, and three children, Kirk, Christopher and Holly.

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Margot (Punky) Ladewig (Miles)

1943 - 1993

 

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From Janet Robertshaw Parker on May 10th, 2018
So sorry to hear of  the loss of 'Punky'  We were good friends in Saranac for many years....The world has lost a great soul!  I hold many special memories ..My thoughts and belated prayers are with your family....RIP 'Punky'
 

Winthrop Millett

- - March 3rd, 1997

Win died 3/3/97 in Chappaqua.  His brother Pete reports that Win went to University of the Americas in Mexico City where he studied Archeology and Anthropology.  He became a dealer in South and Central American Antiquities and gems.  When not in Central America, he made his home in Chappaqua and is buried there.  He was not married.  He left his collection of pre-Columbian artifacts to the Brogan Museum in Tallahassee, FL..  The museum uses it as a traveling exhibit primarily to schools..

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Clay Gilbert (Moore)

Gretchen Wolfe was able to find out a few bare facts about Clay.  She was born on September 10, 1943 and died in November1984, apparently the pedestrian victim of a traffic accident.  She lived in Toronto and had two children.  She and her husband, James Moore, were both doctors, and her son, Graham also became a doctor and is now a surgeon in Bennington, VT at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

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From Karen Lossing Kaufmann on April 16th, 2011
Clay and I lived close to each other - a short walk through the swampy woods.  Her Dad, I remember, was an actor with the most wonderful British accent.

Clay was quick, bright, and a lot of fun.  I enjoyed reconnecting with her at our 20th (30th?) reunion and was shocked to hear that she had been killed by a drunk driver in Canada, where she was raising her family.  I miss her.
 

Laraine O'Neill

From Karen Kaufmann on April 12th, 2011
  I believe Larraine was in her first year of nursing school when she contracted a contagious disease and, tragically, died.  I remember her as very kind, sweet person.

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Pieter Ostrander

August 13th, 1943 - February 12th, 2005


HILLSDALE, NY - Pieter Johannes Ostrander, 61, died Thursday at his residence.  Born on Aug. 13, 1943, in Manhattan, the son of Frank Taylor Ostrander of Williamstown, and the late Liesel Schultz Ostrander, he graduated from the Juilliard School of Music  in 1969 with a bachelor of music degree.  He had been a full-time Hillsdale resident since 1990 and previously lived in New York City.  A classical composer, he played the saxophone, among other instruments.  On October 30, 1979, he married June O'Connor Ostrander.  Besides his wife and father, he leaves a daughter, Tasha Ostrander of New Mexico; and his siblings, Tryntje Shapli, Frank Ostrander, and Chris Ostrander....Mr. Ostrander is also survived by his canine companion, Chloe.

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Ted Saari

January 28th, 1944 - February 28th, 2005

Ted attended Dartmouth College, class of 1966, where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Alpha fraternity.   He left before graduation and then attended the La Grange College school of business administration in Georgia, where he met his first wife, Janice Ada Brown.  They were married in Miami Florida on August 27, 1966.  He worked as a radio announcer in La Grange while waiting for his orders to begin active duty with the Navy.  He did Naval OCS training in Rhode Island and then, from 1967-1969, served on the USS Tallahatchie County, a logistical support ship for a squadron of antisubmarine patrol planes in Crete.  He was then the public affairs officer, LTJG, on the USS Arlington, which participated in several campaigns in the Vietnam War in 1969.  Ted was also on board when the USS Arlington participated in the recovery of the Apollo 10 Command Module on May 27, 1969 and when, on June 6 1969, she anchored at Midway to provide telephone voice communications between President Nixon and President Thieu of South Vietnam.
Ted divorced Janice on Nov 2, 1981 and married Denise on Feb 14, 1982.  Their son, Erik V Saari, was born in 1984.  Ted was the president of United Cerebral Palsy, Palm Beach and Treasure Coast chapter until October, 1985.  By 1988, Ted was vice president and trust officer for the First Union National Bank of Florida, Capitol Management Group, in Boca Raton.  In August 1990, The Citizens and Southern Trust Co. named Ted vice president and client service officer.
Ted published two novels with iUniverse in early 2001: Once Brothers  (about a Cuban-American banker who is subjected to an extortion attempt) and Itawamba County (about a newly commissioned naval officer aboard the USS Itawamba County who finds treachery he had neither contemplated nor prepared for).
Ted lived in Boca Raton at the time of his death

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Wes Townsend

Wesley P. Townsend, 60, of Princeton, died September 6 of complications from Pick's disease.

A holder of 16 patents, he was the inventor of the touch screen for the computer industry.  Born in Farmingdale, Long Island, he was a 1961 graduate of Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, N.Y., and a recipient of a N.Y. State Regents scholarship. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1965 with a B.A. in chemistry. At Dartmouth, where he had an undergraduate research fellowship through the National Science Foundation, he was a member of the Dartmouth Glee Club, on the Dartmouth swim team, and a member of the Sigma Epsilon fraternity.
He worked for a year for Union Carbide in 1966 and taught briefly at Horace Greeley High School.
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He received a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Florida in 1971, where he had a graduate research fellowship with the American Chemical Society. After graduation he
worked for 30 years in Hopewell at the Engineering Research Center of Western Electric, which became AT&T Bell Laboratories and subsequently Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories.

In 1973 he worked as the process engineer for the start-up of the world's largest printed circuit board factory in Richmond, Va.
From 1981 to 1985 he served on the Science Advisory Committee for the Governor of the State of New Jersey. In 1985 he chaired the Gordon Research Conference on the Science of Adhesion.  Working with Hall Alles and Rich Thompson, he developed the first computer touch screen technology which uses a light pen or a finger on an overlay membrane. The three men were awarded the 1986 Industrial Research 100 Award for this product, now used commercially in restaurants, banks, and stores throughout the world.

In 1992 Mr. Townsend received the engineering research award for Micro-optic Technology for AT&T. In 1993 he was invited to participate in an experimental program by the United States and Japan. After a selection process that included being accepted by AT&T, the United States Department of Commerce, two Japanese Ministries and his host company, Matsushita Electric
Industrial Company of Osaka, Japan, he was sent for a year to study Japanese manufacturing technology. When he returned in December, 1994, he developed a course based on Japanese
manufacturing technology which was offered in Europe and North America on target costing.

He was actively involved in the Boy Scouts for many years with his sons. He was an assistant scoutmaster for Troop 88 in Princeton. He also co-chaired the Princeton Chapter of the
American Field Service with his wife.

A man of many interests, he was a collector of 20th century photographs, ancient Greek and Roman coins, comic books and their art, and music. He enjoyed playing "Go" and handball at the Princeton YMC A. 

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy; two sons, Wesley and Scout; two brothers, Peter of Manhattan and Robert of Brewster, N.Y.; and a sister, Lynne of Virginia Beach, Va.

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Debbie Hands (van Singel)

- - February 27th, 1997

Deborah H. Van Singel, of Lake Forest died Feb. 27, 1997.
 
Mrs. Van Singel was born in Teaneck, N.J. She was a graduate of Ripon College and a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Lake Forest. Mrs. Van Singel was a contestant on Jeopardy and maintained an interest in the show. Her interests included cooking, reading and Bridge. She also organized a couple of different book clubs. Mrs. Van Singel also had a great love for the University of Alabama football team.

Survivors include her husband, David Van Singel; her parents, James and Harriet Hands; her children, Theodore and Catherine Van Singel; and her brother, James A. (Penelope) Hands, Jr.

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Gordon Wallace

- - October 18th, 2004

Gordon was born in Bronxville, NY to Edward and Ruth Wallace.  He had a brother, Edward, and a sister, Janet.  He served in the Navy from 1961 to 1966.  He married Barbara, and they had a son, Gordon Wallace Jr.   He retired from IBM in Bethesda in 1996 and was President of the Georgetown Big Brothers from 2000 to 2002.  Donations in his memory can be made to the Greenebaum Cancer Center at UMMS Foundation, 29 South Greene St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

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From Ruth (Ofstie) Paulding on June 3rd, 2012
 Gordon visited me at college a couple of time while he was in the Navy.  He made pals with some fraternity boys, so he always had a fun place to stay and a good group to party with.  At that age, life was pretty much a bowl of cherries, and Gordon was an upbeat, warm, fun-loving young sailor.
Gordon had such a good group of friends in Chappaqua.  We can probably all picture "the guys" together....Gordon, Gary, Peter, Jim, Tater..
Goodbye, Gordon.
 

Arnold Way

January 5th, 1943 - -

Arnold "Arnie" Way

January 5th, 1943 to January 7th, ??

Arnie was born in Bronxville, NY, the son of Arnold and Suzanne (Hinton) Way Sr.  He graduated from Bradley University in New York and later worked for Pleasant River Company in Dover-Foxcroft,  Maine, for many years.  He lived in Sebec (Bronville), Piscataquis County, Maine.  He enjoyed his solitude and designed and built his home in the backcountry of Barnard.  A very intelligent individual, he made his home self-sufficient with its own water and energy supply. -
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Peter D. Whitney

September 25th, 1943 - February 9th, 2012

Peter was a career Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State. After retiring he taught economics and international trade. He served as Diplomat in Residence at Duke University and as Economist in Residence at American University. After the Foreign Service he taught at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and the University of Denver/lntermodal Transportation Institute. Peter is coauthor of Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy and wrote numerous articles on The Caribbean Basin Initiative and Latin American economic policy. His papers are being collected by the Hoover Institute at Stanford. He developed and taught economics courses for the National Foreign Training Institute in Arlington. In the Foreign Service he served as Charge d'affaires, DCM, Consul, Economic Counselor and Office Director; he and his family were posted to Portugal, Japan, Brazil, Chile, Jamaica and Argentina. He was a graduate of the National War College, class of 1985. He was a Senior Advisor on Latin America for Control Risk Group for many years.

Peter grew up in Chappaqua, New York, graduated from Horace Greeley High School, Princeton University, after which he held a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil, and earned graduate degrees from Vanderbilt and Harvard.

Peter resided in Virginia since 1967, with various overseas tours of duty intervening. Since 1997 he and his family have resided in McLean, Virginia. He was an amateur botanist, past president of the Washington Botanical Society, board member of the C&O Canal Association and treasurer of the Vinifera Winegrowers Association, for which he wrote numerous articles. An avid baseball fan, he served a term as Commissioner of Little League Baseball in Annandale VA and coached Little League teams in the US and overseas. Peter was the founding director of the American Chamber of Commerce of Bahia [Brazil], served on the Board of Directors for the Pan American School of Bahia and founded the Princeton Schools Committee in Argentina. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Executive Service Corps in Chile and actively supported church and environmental charities in Jamaica. He was an active member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, serving on Worship and International Mission committees.

He is survived by his wife, Martha, of McLean VA, sister Mary Whitney Hoch of Amherst MA, daughter Martha Savanna Whitney of Oakland, California and by son Tyson Peter Whitney and granddaughters Eva Maria and Marta Mireia Whitney of Arlington, Virginia.

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From Karen Lossing on April 12th, 2012
Peter and I were in different worlds in high school - though they both begin with "B", baseball and ballet don't share much in common!  But we reconnected at one of our early reunions and exchanged Christmas cards for many years thereafter.  I always loved finding out about Peter and wife Martha's most recent hiking trip - and was a little envious.
      When Peter became so desperately ill the morning after our reunion dinner, Wendy Henningham and I sat with Martha during his surgery - as did Todd and Carol Caso.  Martha, Wendy and I really hit if off and fended off thoughts of the ongoing surgery by talking about books.  Then, when Peter was recovering in the hospital, I was able to spend some time talking with him and was blown away by the breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge.  We couldn't share much on the baseball front, and his politics were way to the right of mine, though they were so well thought out that he was hard to argue with!  But I couldn't get enough of his stories about living in exotic places with his family, his great knowledge of trade policy, his hiking experiences, and his amazing botanical knowledge.  I so admire the fact that, when he was interested in something, he became an expert.  I only wish that we had lived closer and could have spent more time together.  I would have liked to have been able to call him a close friend.  His family and those who were close friends must miss him terribly, and my heart goes out to them all. 
 

Gail Stout (Wiggins)

- - February 14th, 2009

Gail married George Kiriksis (sp?) of Mt Kisco right out of high school.  Gail Husted and Linda Hall were the only witnesses.  They had two children, a son and a daughter, and lived in Birmingham AL and other places (George was with GE).  When Gail remarried in 1974 to John Wiggins, she already had heart disease.  She had a pacemaker and was frequently bed-ridden with pain, but that didn’t stop her from being active in her community and church in Plainfield, IN (near Indianapolis), the location of John’s insurance agency as well as his hometown.  Gail had three grandchildren, “majored in shopping” (her words),and did a lot of travelling with her husband.  In fact, she was in Orlando, FL just three weeks before her death, and  Linda Hall drove over from Palm Beach to visit with her.

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From Linda Wilcox (Hall) on August 20th, 2011
Gail and I were best friends in high school, double dated to our junior and senior proms, spent many hours at the Thornwood Diner eating english muffins and drinking hot cocoa and talking long into the night. We spent one summer working together in a factory that made gift package decorations. I think we made $1 an hour!  Too many memories to list here. 

When Gail married George Kyriazis at RPI in Troy, NY, Gail Husted and I were her only friends (or family for that matter) at the wedding.  George and Gail had two children, Scott who now lives in the Southwest, and Dawn who lives in the Northwest.  

Gail and I kept in touch over the years and visited each other's homes in Indiana and New Jersey.  She and I went to several reunions together.  Unfortunately, Gail was never well, mostly with heart problems.  She never gave up, though, and was optimistic through every one of her setbacks and hospitalizations.  As mentioned in her memorial, we spent the day together in Orlando just 3 weeks before her death.  That was a very special day and we enjoyed reliving old times and laughing together. 

I will always fondly remember my good friend, Gail. 
 
From Karen Lossing Kaufmann on August 18th, 2011
I, too, remember Gail from earlier reunions and never failed to marvel at her upbeat attitude, despite her serious health problems.  I will always remember Gail with a smile on her face and a deprecating joke on her lips.
 
From Jean Ciccone on November 23rd, 2010

Gail, a high school friend that I will never forget.  Not sure what year in high school you moved to Chappaqua but we instantly became friends. I always admired how you dressed and wore your make-up -so perfectly. We shared a lot of laughs and tears together and always felt comfortable with each other to share our teenage woes. We never met up after high school until our 20th reunion. It was then that you and I sat and talked for hours after the event at the Elks Club and you told me of your illness. We cried together and clutched hands as we parted. I never saw you after that. There is never a time when I come out of 7 Bridges Road and look across at the road where you lived. Rose Lane, that I don’t think of you. You will be in our thoughts at our reunion.