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Memorial announcements are sent to class members through either a letter or email, and are listed in the monthly enewsletter @NU and quarterly in The Record. In addition, a list of deceased alumni, known as the Roll of Honor, is read each year at Homecoming and printed in the annual Homecoming program.

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In Memoriam W. Lawrence McNeil 10/27/2019  
William Lawrence "Larry" McNeil II, 81, of Fort Myers, FL, passed away October 27, 2019 while recovering from injuries sustained earlier this year. He was comforted in passing by his caring family and friends while being cared for by Hope Hospice at Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Fort Myers, FL. He was the beloved husband of Deanne (Lohrman) McNeil for 56 years before her passing in 2017.

Born on October 8, 1938 in Newton, MA, he was the son of the late William Lawrence McNeil and the late Mildred (Phylis) McNeil.

A graduate of Natick High School (MA), Class of 1956, he received a Bachelor's degree from Norwich University, Class of 1960. Larry served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army, 2nd Armored Cavalry, stationed in Germany from 1960 to 1962.

Throughout his working career, he worked and supported the McNeil Fairview Dairy and later supported his father from time to time at the Wellesley Allen Realty Trust Office Park in Wellesley Hills, MA. He had a gift for dealing with people in sales. He spent the majority of his sales career representing manufacturers of commercial construction and building supplies. He was a licensed Real Estate Broker in Massachusetts, specializing in residential leasing and private investing in his pre-retirement years. Just before retirement, he served as an Arbitration Chairman for the New York Stock Exchange.

He and his wife Deanne started their family in Attleboro, MA where he was active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) and then moved his family to North Attleboro, MA and was active in the North Attleboro Kiwanis Club. He was a parishioner of St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Attleboro Falls, MA and a member of the North Attleboro Knights of Columbus for several years before retiring and moving to Tuftonboro, NH.

He truly enjoyed having his grandchildren spend many vacations at his Lake House, on Lake Winnipesaukee, in Tuftonboro. In the winter season, he and his wife Deanne spent some years wintering over in Arizona and Florida. They finally decided on becoming residents of Fort Myers, Florida, where Larry rediscovered his love of golf. It was in the Fort Myers area he also was able to enjoy his extended family, Natick High School and Norwich University Alumni. He was a proud and active member of the Norwich University Partridge Society.

Larry leaves his loving children: Scott L. McNeil and his wife, Maryann H. (Holloran) McNeil, of Gilford, NH; and Kathleen "Kathy" M. Pray and her husband, Kevin L. Pray, of Rehoboth, MA. He was the proud grandfather of Matthew L. Pray; PFC Timothy R. Pray, USMC; Ian L. McNeil; and Margaret "Maggie" R. McNeil.

Friends and family are cordially invited to honor and remember Larry by gathering for a Visitation with Veteran's Honors on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, MA.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, 105 Stanley Street, Village of Attleboro Falls, MA.

A Children's Room is available during the visitation.

Burial services with Full Military Honors will immediately follow in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, Attleboro Falls, MA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made "To the Class of 1960 Scholarship, In Honor of Larry McNeil '60" and sent to Norwich University, Attn: Advancement Services/ Gifts, 158 Harmon Drive Northfield, VT 05663.

For additional information or to send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200
In Memoriam Frederick D. Larsen 8/13/2019  
Frederick and Maureen Larsen

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Frederick D. Larsen and wife, Maureen C. Larsen, long-time residents of Northfield, Vt., have passed away in Scarborough. They each died peacefully, Maureen, 87, on March 12, 2017 and Frederick, 89, on August 13, 2019. Fred and Maureen were married in the summer of 1952. High school sweethearts, the couple was married for 64 years. Maureen Elise Campion was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Nov. 25, 1929, daughter of Bernard and Bertha Campion. "Born to skate" she began skating at age 5 and frequented local ice ponds and the Arlington Rink. She loved the outdoors and was always the last to leave the ice. In high school, she participated in cheerleading, glee club, and "Rainbow Girls," and played trumpet and piano in band and orchestra. Maureen graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1947, salutatorian of her class and matriculated at Boston Children's Hospital School of Nursing as their youngest student at age 17. Graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1950, she responded to the urgent need for nurses to work in the polio epidemic at Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, Vt This began a lifelong legacy of caring for others, especially mothers and babies. Maureen later completed her B.S. in nursing with a minor in biology in 1990, graduating summa cum laude from Norwich University.Maureen was a devoted wife, mother and caring friend to many. She was kind, gentle and generous with her spirit, and her sense of humor. As a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, she served on the vestry and sang joyfully in the choir. Maureen shared her lifelong passion for figure skating as an instructor for local youth through the Northfield Amateur Hockey Association (NAHA) for 23 years. Her passion for maternal-child nursing led her to work tirelessly for a cause near and dear to her heart: keeping families safe. She sat on the Central Vermont Child Protection Team, Maternal Child Health Coalition, Vermont Safe Kids Coalition, and she helped victims of domestic violence throughout Vermont. In 1991, she co-founded "Good Beginnings of Central Vermont," a non-profit volunteer organization that supports new parents in building a strong family foundation for healthy childhood growth and development. As her friends and family knew - Maureen was all about taking care of the babies.Frederick Duane Larsen was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. on March 20, 1930, son of Frederick C. Larsen, Jr. and Edna Kennedy Larsen. He attended Summer Street School where he received his first science lesson from his first-grade teacher, Nellie Manchester, who taught her students to observe the weather. He played three sports in high school and was captain of the baseball team in his senior year. In 1948, Fred graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy where he was taught by a host of excellent teachers, including Graham Newell, who paved the way for his acceptance to Middlebury College, from which he graduated in 1952 with a B.S. degree in geology and geography. After teaching for a year at Derby Academy, Fred began a 43-year teaching career at Norwich University in the fall of 1957. Known to his students as "fossil Fred," he started as an Instructor in geology and ended his tenure as Dana Professor of geology. Along the way, he earned his M.A. in Geology from Boston University in 1960 and a Ph.D. in geology in 1972 from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.In the summer of 1963, he participated in a 3-man expedition to Glacier Bay National Monument to study glacial deposits. This was a life-changing experience that inspired him to specialize in glacial geology for the rest of his career. In 1964 and 1965, he attended National Science Foundation conferences for geology teachers in Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Michigan, leading to strong interests in the American West. Following these meetings, the family camped in all the major national parks and other geologic sites. His dissertation on the geology of the Mount Tom quadrangle in Massachusetts was the start of a long list of projects for geological surveys in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Fred, along with three friends, Charles Cooley, Howard Lovering, and James Michaelson, started NAHA and was its first president. To all who encountered Fred, he was all about rocks.Over the years, the couple enjoyed photography, family camping and hiking trips throughout the U.S., and attending hockey games at Norwich University. They relocated to Scarborough, Maine in 2012 and lived on the Eastern trail near the coast and marsh. They enjoyed being close to nature, watching the birds and the tides. They traveled annually to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Fred and Maureen are survived by three daughters, Kathryn Burgio and Kirsten Larsen of Birmingham, Ala., Gretchen Larsen of Hochstatt, France, and a son, Eric Larsen and wife Leslie of Scarborough, a dear former daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Larsen of Lebanon, N.H.; a sister, Brenda Faust of Saco; eight grandchildren, Emily Burgio Hines, Kalyn Burgio, Jaime Burgio Rabb, Sarah Price, Daniel, Timothy, Eden and Avery Larsen; and four great-grandchildren, Caroline Rabb, Chapman Hines, Emmy Larsen, and Cora Price.Family and friends will gather for a short committal service at St. Mary's Church, Northfield, Vt. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Please contact Gretchen Larsen at gretchenlarsen68@gmail.com for more information.Memorial gifts may be made to the Larsen Fund, an endowment gift by alumni, friends and colleaguesto support theScience Lecture Series at:Norwich Universityc/o Tom Rogan158 Harmon Dr.Northfield, VT 05663 or to:Good Beginnings ofCentral Vermont174 River St.Montpelier, VT 05602
In Memoriam Valdeko Virunurm 11/1/2007  
VALDEKO VIRUNURM, 61
U.S. Army captain, computer programmer

Valdeko Virunurm, 61, passed away at his home in Upper Deerfield on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Shongau, Germany, during his family's immigration from Estonia to their final destination in the United States, Valdeko grew up in Seabrook and graduated from Bridgeton High School in 1968. He attended Norwich University, and upon graduation, served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army while stationed in Germany. Valdeko was honorably discharged from the Army as a captain.

He then went on to graduate school at the University of Virginia, receiving his master's degree and later, his doctorate degree in 1980. Putting his technical knowledge of computers to work, Valdeko oversaw the computer operations at Austin Peay University in Tennessee, and then at Pensacola Junior College in Florida. Later he worked for Unisys Corporation and traveled the world as a technology consultant. Valdeko had always dreamed of returning to his family's native country of Estonia to start a business. When Estonia finally gained its independence, Valdeko followed his dream and opened his consultant firm there. He lived in Estonia for nine years and served as a consultant for President Lehart Meri, accompanying the president and his delegation to China to establish trade relations. After returning to America, Valdeko worked for SCI, overseeing the computer systems for Wilkes University in Pennsylvania.

Valdeko had many interests, including golf, photography and all of the Philadelphia sports teams. But his most special interest was his grandchildren and his nephews and nieces. He was always interested in their education and he attended as many of their special events as possible.
In addition to his companion Joyce Graham of Egg Harbor Township and New York City, Valdeko is survived by his parents, Harold Virunurm and Selma Virunurm (Rais) of Upper Deerfield; one daughter, Jennifer Cornforth, her husband Mike and their children, Meagan and Aleksander of Port Orange, Fla.; one son, Jason Virunurm of Tallinn, Estonia; sister, Ehti Tupper and her husband Bob and their children, Tracey, Robin, Robert and Richard of Lanoka Harbor; brother, Harry Virunurm and his wife Donna and their children, Matthew, Christopher and David of Vineland; brother, Mati Virunurm and his wife Roxanna and their children, Michele, Julie and Kathie of Ashburn, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Northville Lutheran Church, Northville Road in Upper Deerfield with Dean Thomas Vaga officiating.

The interment of the cremated remains will take place in the church cemetery.

Friends will be received between 1 and 2 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Northville Lutheran Church, c/o Ivi Hall, 200 Finley Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302.

Written condolences and tributes may be offered to the family via the funeral home Web site, www.freitagfuneralhome.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton.
In Memoriam Francisco J. Perez 10/25/2019  
In Memoriam Joseph J. Chapyak 7/1/2019  
Joseph James Chapyak of Buchanan, NY, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. He was 72 years old. Joe was born on July 27, 1946 in Peekskill, NY to the late Joseph John and Elizabeth (Grace) Chapyak.
He was a proud member of the Buchanan Engine Co. #1 for over 50 years, rising to the rank of Chief. He was also the longtime Fire Inspector for the Village of Buchanan.

He is survived by his beloved wife Billie (Slezak) Chapyak of 48 years; loving children, Michael Chapyak and Dana Chapyak-Garcia and her husband Carlos; cherished granddaughter Grace Garcia and his caring brother, Thomas Chapyak and his wife Patricia. He is also survived by his nieces, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 3 to 7PM at the EDWRD F. CARTER FUNERAL HOME, 170 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:15 AM on Saturday, July 6th at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Cortlandt Manor, NY. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery also in Cortlandt Manor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joseph's name can be made to: Tunnels to Towers Foundation, www.tunnels2towers.org

In Memoriam William A. Gelotte 9/11/2013  
Gelotte, William A.
86, of Sagamore Road, Gilford, NH, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 27, 1927 in Belmont, Mass., the son of Claus and Mae (Goldstein) Gelotte. Bill served in the US Navy during World War II. He was President and CEO of Claus Gelotte Camera Stores and also was one of the founding partners and Chairman of the Board for Meadowbrook Farm, LLC, now known as the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook. He was an avid fly fisherman and enjoyed hockey, baseball, football and was a general sports enthusiast. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen K. (Kenerson) Gelotte of Gilford, NH, one son, Dana Gelotte and his wife Andrea of Gilford, NH, two daughters; Dianne Gelotte and her life partner Mary-Claire Paicopolis of Gilford, NH and Robin Gelotte of Gilford, NH, seven grandchildren; SSGT Joshua Gelotte, Danica, Sarah, Cameron, Kirsten and Tayla, all of Gilford, NH and Jessica of Methuen, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Steven Gelotte, one brother, Robert Gelotte and two sisters; Dorothy Trube and Nancy Corwin. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. A celebration of life will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246. For more information go to
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In Memoriam Valdeko Virunurm 11/1/2007  
Valdeko Virunurm passed away in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The obituary was featured in The Bridgeton News on November 3, 2007, and The Press of Atlantic City on November 4, 2007.
In Memoriam Allen F. Stebbins 10/19/2019  
llen was born on September 21, 1936 and passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Allen was a resident of North Carolina at the time of passing.

He graduated from Norwich University with a degree in Business Administration and later earned both a Master of Business Administration and a Masters of Education.

A family committal service will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial Service at the Scotia Village at 4:00 PM on October 22, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Scotland Regional Hospice, 610 Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg, NC 28352, (910)276-7176, Fax (910)277-1941, www.scotlandhospice.org or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60611 (888)733-6741 or pulmonaryfibrosis.org.
In Memoriam Keanan M. Thompson 9/20/2019  
Keanan Matthew Thompson STOCKBRIDGE -
Keanan Matthew Thompson, 22, died tragically in a car accident on September 15, 2019. Keanan was born May 22, 1997, in Randolph, Vermont, beloved son of Melissa and Chris Thompson and precious brother of Christian Thompson. Keanan was raised in the loving community of Stockbridge, Vermont, and attended Stockbridge and Rochester schools through middle school. As a high school freshman, Keanan joined the ranks of the South Royalton Royals where he was embraced by the academic and athletic community. He was an honors student and a tremendous athlete with success in baseball, basketball and soccer. He was a member of the Royal's championship baseball team in 2013. He graduated in 2015. At the time of his passing, Keanan was a senior in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets and a Dean's List student majoring in Criminal Justice who was planning to commission into the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Vermont National Guard, 10th Mountain Division and this past summer completed Joint Readiness Training Camp at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Advanced Camp, U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox, KY. He had plans to apply to the Vermont State Police and expected to be deployed with the National Guard in 2021. Keanan was an avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing and foraging with family and friends. He was generous with his talents, guiding youth hunters during turkey and deer season, sharing his excellent cooking skills after a successful forage, or churning ice cream on Antique Hill at the Tunbridge Fair. He was an accomplished writer and enjoyed literature and fine food. He was a good friend with a goofy sense of humor, a fine son, and a model of servant leadership. He will be sorely missed and ever loved. Keanan is survived by his mother, Melissa Thompson and her significant other, Thomas Coleman of Perkinsville, VT, his father Chris Thompson of Barnard, Vermont, his grandparents, Charlene Davis and Beverly and Lee Thompson all of Rutland, Vermont, his fiancée, Madison Eline of Southampton, Massachusetts, many aunts, uncles, cousins, many dear friends and his rook brothers and sisters at Norwich University. He was predeceased by his brother, Christian in July, and his grandfather John Henry Davis. A memorial Catholic Mass will be held celebrated at the White Chapel at Norwich University in Northfield, VT, at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019. A Celebration of Life reception will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Milano Ballroom at Norwich University and will continue until at least 6 p.m. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com
In Memoriam Francis D. O'Connor 10/14/2019  
Francis D. O'Connor, 77

AUBURN - Francis D. "Frank" O'Connor, 77, of Auburn, died peacefully on Monday October 14, 2019 at the Dodge Park Rest Home, surrounded by his loving family.

Frank was the son of Dennis F. and Frances M. (Sterner) O'Connor and was raised in Winthrop. In 1966, he graduated from Norwich University in Vermont with a degree in Civil Engineering. He entered the U.S. Army six months later as a lieutenant and served two years in Germany. In 1968, he married the love of his life, Lorna R. (Melillo) O'Connor, and moved to Auburn. Frank worked for CDM Smith, a consulting firm in Boston for 41 years, overseeing the design and construction of sewer and water treatment plants - a job he truly loved. In 1983, Frank received his Master's degree in Construction Management from WPI.

Frank leaves behind his devoted wife of 51 years, Lorna; his children, Christopher O'Connor and his wife Pamela of Arlington, Timothy O'Connor and his wife Elizabeth of Manchester, CT; his grandchildren, Kate, Molly, Alena, Brendan, and Baby Teddy; his sister-in-law, Barbara Davis; his brother-in-law, Stanley Melillo; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Margaret Hopper.

Frank loved to travel, especially to Lake Winnipesaukee every summer, with his wife and family. He enjoyed gardening, making his own beer, and country Western dancing. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was their biggest cheerleader at all sporting events and spent many hours helping them construct their annual gingerbread houses, and no one could hide Easter eggs quite like their "Papa."

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Frank's family between 4:00 and 7:00 PM on Friday October 18, 2019 at the BRITTON-WALLACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central Street, Auburn, MA. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday October 19, 2019 at St. Joseph's Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn, MA, followed by burial with military honors in Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank's name may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, via lbda.org/donate or by mail: Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, Georgia, 30047. To leave a note of condolence for Frank's family, please visit www.brittonfuneralhomes.com
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, 2019
In Memoriam Leonard M. Bourneuf 10/1/2019  
Leonard M. Bourneuf of Burke, Virginia died October 1, 2019. He was the eldest son of Leonard A. and Mary F. Bourneuf of Barre, Vermont. He grew up in Maine and Vermont graduating in 1969 from Spaulding High School, Barre, and Norwich University, Northfield, class of 1973.

Len spent twenty years serving as an Army Air Defense Artillery and Acquisitions officer. Along the way he earned a Masters Degree in Business Management and a Masters of Education. His service years involved fighting the "Cold War" as the United States defense progressed following the Vietnam War. The highlight of his military career was assignment as a Joint Project Officer contributing to the research and development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) from 1989 - 1994 in Washington, D.C.

Following military retirement in 1994 Mr. Bourneuf transitioned to employment as a TASC and Northrup Grumman civilian defense contractor. His last ten years working in the Washington area were spent as a Systems Engineer at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
Though his work required frequent travel throughout the years he was happiest at home with his wife and family. Len was an avid sports fan, sports Dad and Grandpa. He was a dedicated runner, and very proud to have completed the Marine Corps Marathon. He was a lifetime student of military history and an enthsiastic music fan.

Len is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean, his beloved daughters Sara and Jessi, and his precious grandchildren Emma and Jack. He is also survived by his brothers P. David of Dallas, Texas and Geoff of Williston, Vermont as well as his nephews and nieces.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home on October 18, 2019 at 1pm.

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In Memoriam Jean Rainey 9/29/2019  
Jean T. (Templeton) Rainey, 88, passed away on September 29, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center. She was born in Boston, MA to the late James and Lucy (Fuller) Templeton. She was raised in Westfield and graduated from Westfield High School and received her Associates Degree from Vermont College in Business. Jean worked at Columbia Bicycle as a secretary, where she met her husband, Harry. She received her broker's license, worked as a ski instructor at Mt. Tom for 30 years and in the pro shop at Tekoa Country Club. She was an avid Patriots, Red Sox, Celtic and New York Giants fan. She also enjoyed bowling, golfing and was a member of the Western Mass Golf Association. Sadly, Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Harry Rainey and two children, Peter Rainey and Patricia Trzasko. She is survived by two children, Pamela Martel and her husband Don of Wilbraham and Philip Rainey and his wife Deborah of Ludlow, ten grandchildren, Eric, Brooke, Brett, Alycia, Donielle, Dionna, Ella, Jill, John and Kara, and six great grandchildren, Julia, Bella, Ethan, Ledger, Billie and Indiana. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, October 10th at 1:00PM in the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield followed by Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Western Ave. Westfield, MA. Visiting hours will precede the service from 11:30-1PM in the funeral home. www.firtionadams.com
Published in The Republican on Oct. 3, 2019
In Memoriam Elizabeth A. Hasse 10/1/2019  
Liz, 65, was pronounced dead in her residence on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Kirtland. Liz was born on July 20, 1954 in Cleveland. Her parents were Rachel Protheroe Hasse and Adrian Homer Hasse. She grew up in Euclid, graduated from Vermont College and Wilmington College, then became a unit secretary on the adolescent psychiatric ward at the Cleveland Clinic until she retired from there and worked at Steris Corporation. From 1984 until present, Liz lived in Kirtland, OH where she enjoyed gardening and sowing love into every relationship she formed. She loved her family, friends, music and gardening. From childhood she attended First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland and was involved in the youth group and missions trips to Nicaragua. She is survived by one brother: Dave Hasse of Peninsula, OH and one sister: Barb Hasse Kascsak (John) of Warren OH, 2 nieces: Monica Kascsak (Jose) Colon of Grove City, PA and Kim Kascsak Ragazzine (Dom) of North Jackson, OH, 1 nephew: John Kascsak Jr. (Rebecca) of Henrico, VA, 9 great-nieces and nephews: Leah Kascsak, Victoriana Colon, Xavier Colon, Sophia Kascsak, Aribella Colon, Nico Ragazzine, Liliana Colon, Enzo Ragazzine, and Adalina Ragazzine. Liz was preceded in death by her father: Adrian Homer Hasse and her mother: Rachel Protheroe Hasse. She defined a pure, child-like love that saw the rest of humanity in the best light. She impacted so many family members, representing a wonderful type of "glue" that at times held the family together. Liz has always been fiercely loyal and dedicated to keeping family relationships eternal and remains unmatched in her dedication to beloved friends. She overcame many obstacles as she grew up and set such an example of spirit, courage and love. The earth has a huge void, but heaven has gained an incredible and precious asset. She is now back in her mom and dad's arms, laughing and active with great joy. A Celebration Service will be held at Brown- Forward, 17022 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44120 on Friday, October 18 at 11 AM WHERE FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES MAY CALL FROM 9-11AM. For additional information, directions and to sign the guestbook, please log online to:
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Published in The Plain Dealer from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, 2019
In Memoriam John S. Norris 10/5/2019  
NORRIS, JOHN STEPHEN
82, of Wakefield, RI and Popponesset Beach, MA passed away peacefully on October, 5. John was born September 1, 1937 in Boston, Ma. After graduating from Brookline High School, he attended Kimball Union Academy and graduated from Norwich University class of '60 where he was one of the last 12 letterman scholar athletes. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Gail (Carolan) Norris for 57 years. Together they had two children, Carolan and Jay who were the center of his life. John was loved by all who were fortunate enough to cross his path. He will always be remembered for creating nicknames for those he loved. John was the head baseball coach and professor at the University of Rhode Island. After retiring he enjoyed time with family, golfing, and reveling in his three grandchildren's activities. John is survived by his loving children; Carolan Gail Norris of Providence, RI and Jay and Mary Norris of Cumming, GA, his adoring grandchildren Carolan Winters and Ali Little and the late Stephen MacGregor Norris. He is also survived by his sisters Kathleen Reddish and Nancy Varnum and the late Thomas Norris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 10 at 11am at St. Francis of Assisi 114 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879. Burial will take place Friday, October 11 at 11am at Holyhood Cemetery, 584 Heath Street, Brookline, MA. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org or to Norwich University in memory of John Stephen Norris '60 care of the Development Office 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663. https://alumni.norwich.edu/give/JohnStephenNorris. For guestbook and condolences, averytsortifuneralhome.com.
Published in The Providence Journal on Oct. 7, 2019
In Memoriam Robert J. Burns 9/30/2019  
Robert J. Burns Jr. September 30, 2019 Robert J. Burns Jr., 69, of Camillus, passed away Monday at Francis House. Born in Brooklyn, he was raised in Port Jefferson and moved to Syracuse in 1984. Bob was a graduate of Earl Vandermeulen High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Norwich University in Vermont in 1972. An Army veteran, he was stationed in Turkey as a field artillery officer. Bob worked at Utica Mutual Insurance Co. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, active member of the Camillus Republican Committee, former commander of Knifetown American Legion #1540 and former member of the West Genesee School Board and Camillus Elks. He loved sailing on Cayuga Lake, reading and spending time with family, especially his children and grandchildren. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Betty. Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former JoAnn Cambrini; daughter, Kathleen (Scott) Banes; son, Robert (Leyla) Burns; sister, Deidre (Russ) Glenn; grandchildren, Tommy and Tony Banes, Emily and Aylin Burns; sister-in-law, Theresa Cambrini; nephews; and cousins. Relatives and friends may call Monday, October 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 15 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, 5600 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Bob will be laid to rest in Calverton National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208. Share condolences at www.BuranichFH.com
In Memoriam Paul D. Kelley 9/10/2019  
Lieutenant Colonel Paul D. Kelley, US Army (Retired), of Springfield, VA, died peacefully, September 10, 2019, at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital after a courageous 29-month battle with colon cancer. He was 65. He was a 22-year active duty Army veteran, serving from 1976 to 1998, and then continued his service as a Department of the Army Civilian employee in Virginia, Maryland, and the Military District of Washington from 1999 to 2014.

Born February 25, 1954 in Wooster, OH, he was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred J. and Caroline V. (Landry) Kelley and Ceola M. (Cooper) Kelley, all of Manchester, NH. Paul, known to his friends as "pK," is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Tina Campbell of Springfield, VA. He is also survived by his brother Colonel Michael Kelley, US Army (Retired) and his wife JoAnn, of Northfield, VT; his sister-in-law Tannis Campbell; four nieces - Jennifer, Michelle, Meegan and Margaret; a nephew - James; four grand nieces and two grand nephews; several cousins and many wonderful friends. Two four-legged "sons" have graced their lives - Bucky and Benji.

The family will receive friends at a visitation on Friday evening, September 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, September 28, at 11 a.m. - both at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA. Paul will be laid to rest with full military honors at a later date in Manchester, NH.

In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations in Paul's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, the American Cancer Society, or to a charity of your choice.
In Memoriam Donald J. Moore 9/23/2019  
BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Beloved Basking Ridge family man Donald J. Moore, 60, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sept. 23 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Don was best known for his quick sense of humor, and for making friends everywhere he went.

He was passionate about participating in activities his children were involved in, serving as Little League coach and Cubmaster for his son. With his daughter, he enjoyed Indian Princesses and screaming himself hoarse at cheerleading competitions.


Don was an avid reader and a lover of trivia, his favorite subjects including World War II and J.R.R. Tolkien. He enjoyed computer games, his pets, vacationing in Maine with his family, cheering on the Yankees and Packers, and watching ridiculous monster movies with his wife.

Don was born Aug. 25, 1959 in Morristown, and lived in Basking Ridge his entire life. The son of the late Donald and Beatrice Moore, and brother of the late Donna Moore, he graduated from Ridge High School in 1977 and attended Norwich University, where he was active on the Regimental Drill Team.

He graduated from Norwich in 1981 and graduated from Seton Hall University in 1985 with a masters in English Literature. Don worked with technology and computers for the duration of his career, at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and World Wide Technology.

Don will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 32 years, Brenna, his son, Dennis, and his daughter, Alyssa.

A brief memorial service will be held on Oct. 5 at noon at Somerset Hills Lutheran Church, 350 Lake Road, in Basking Ridge. All are welcome.

Afterwards family will receive friends and visitors up until 3 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Somerset Hills Lutheran Church or to the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (100 Commons Way, Bridgewater NJ 08807).
In Memoriam Richard E. Schmidt 9/26/2019  
Richard (Dick) Eric Schmidt passed away on Sept. 26, 2019 at the Marley House Hospice in Prescott. He left the world peacefully, surrounded by friends and family. Dick was born in 1940 in Ossining, New York to immigrant German parents. Along with three brothers, Richard always endeavored to make a better life for himself and his family. He excelled in high school baseball, hockey and football and continued his education at Norwich University in Vermont. After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering Dick, served two years overseas in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, rising to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Returning stateside, he began his professional career with Bethlehem Steel and the building of the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge in Rhode Island. From there his profession would take him to California, Illinois, New York and beyond, on numerous noteworthy infrastructure projects including roadways, offshore drilling platforms, hi-rise office buildings, powerplants, and more. His passions included following his beloved New York sports teams, travel, golf, western art and American history. Dick moved to Prescott in 2003 and enjoyed a retirement filled with friendships, community involvement, and the enjoyment of life. He traveled to the far corners of the world, umpired little league baseball, proudly served with the Lions Club, and took every opportunity to be a great companion, neighbor, friend and father. He is survived by his partner Jennifer Carpenter of Prescott, his daughter Gretchen (Jon) of Lexington, KY, and his son Richard (Diana) of Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Marley House Hospice, 1063 Ruth St. Prescott, AZ 86301. A Memorial Service was held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Ruffner-Wakelin Prescott Chapel located at 303 S. Cortez St. Prescott, AZ 86323. Arrangements Entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory. Please visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family. For questions please contact us at (928)445-2221.
In Memoriam Harold L. Slover 9/12/2019  
FAIRFAX, Va. - Harold "Hal" L. Slover, Lt. Col., United States Army, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 12, 2019.
Fondly referred to as "Hal," he grew up in Cooperstown.
Hal graduated from the military college of Norwich University in Vermont.
He joined the Army as a second lieutenant and served two tours in Vietnam. He served 28 years in the Army and retired in 1993 as a lieutenant colonel in Fairfax, Virginia.
Hal was known for his infectious laugh and loved to spend time with family and friends. He loved going to the American Legion clam bake in Cooperstown, and spending time with friends and family at Otsego Lake and Glimmerglass State Park.
A devoted family man, Harold was the son of Daniel A. Slover and Dorothy M. Benedict.
He was the brother of the late Diane Bobnick and younger sister of Dorothy Smith, who resides in Warnerville.
He was married to the late Roberta L. (Hartman) Slover and is survived by three children, Kathleen M. Slover, Daniel A. Slover and Harold D. Slover, all residing in the Washington, D.C. area.
Hal had five grandchildren.
Harold L. Slover will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery in the late spring to early summer of 2020.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Rest in Peace, Dad.
Love, Kathy, Harold and Dan.
A memorial service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 21, at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 Maple Ave. West, Vienna, Va.
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Published on September 17, 2019
In Memoriam Victor D. Govoni 9/15/2019  
Victor D. Govoni Jr.


1937 - 2019


AGAWAM - Victor D. Govoni Jr., 82, died peacefully Sunday morning surrounded by his loving family. Born in Springfield, Victor was the son of the late Victor and Sebastiana (née Samperi) Govoni Sr.; he grew up in West Springfield and has lived in Agawam for the past 50 years. Victor received his bachelor's degree from Norwich University and worked as an insurance adjuster while attending Western New England College to earn his Law Degree; his law practice has been based on Elm Street in West Springfield for the past 45 years. An active member of the Dante Club, where he was "captain" of many racquetball teams, he enjoyed all things outdoors including golfing and landscaping his yard and gardens. Though what he truly enjoyed most of all was spending time with family and friends. He leaves his wife of 57 years, Judith (née Brown) Govoni; two sons: Michael, his wife Lisa; Jeffery, his wife Tami; his sister Shirley Marcinek; four grandchildren: Nicholas, Kaley, Samantha, and Chloe as well as two great-grandchildren: Nicolas and Leo. A "Celebration of Life" will be held on October 3rd from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Dante Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Dakin Humane Society and/or the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center. The West Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home is handling all arrangements. For more details please visit curranjones.com.
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