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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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If you know of an alumnus/a or friend who has passed away recently, please send the notice and a copy of the obituary (if available) to Norwich.  Mail to The Alumni Office, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont 05663, call 802.485.2100, fax 802.485.2156, or email us.

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In Memoriam Lois P. Tutherly 10/18/2018  
ois Ruth Tutherly

Ft. Myers - Lois Ruth Tutherly, 95, a resident of Ft. Myers since 1998, formerly of Old Saybrook, CT passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Ft. Myers, FL. She was born August 16, 1923 in Worcester, MA to the late Clarence and Etta Pierce.

Lois was a member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church for many years, where she enjoyed serving as an usher and active member of the women's club. Previously, Lois was a resident of Windsor, Connecticut for many years, where she and her husband, Herb, raised their two daughters, Nancy and Diane. Lois was also a professor at Greater Hartford Community College, where she taught legal secretarial and medical secretarial students and published a textbook and workbook for medical secretarial training. She spent her retirement years gardening, writing up her Mayflower genealogy, visiting and babysitting her dear grandsons, Erik and Todd, traveling abroad, and sharing hours of enjoyment with her daughter, Diane. Even in her last days, she particularly loved watching the birds, dolphins and manatees at Shell Point.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband Herbert W. Tutherly and her daughter Nancy Griffin.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Diane Resly and her husband Alex of Cincinnati, OH; two grandsons, Erik Martinez Resly and his wife Jaclyn and Todd Christian Resly and his wife Laura.

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 PM, Friday, October 26, 2018 at Cypress Lake United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Cypress Lake United Methodist Church in loving memory of Lois Ruth Tutherly.

Arrangements for final care have been entrusted to Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, (239) 936-0555. To share a story or photo, leave a tribute or to offer a condolence at this difficult time please visit and sign the guestbook.
In Memoriam Richard D. Coburn 12/8/2018  
Richard D. Coburn, 76 of Athol, died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Vibra Hospital in Leicester, MA.

Dick lived his entire life in Athol. He was born to Carolyn and Burton Coburn on April 28, 1942 in Worcester, MA. He lived and went through schools in Athol, graduating from Athol High School in 1960. He was a delegate at the Massachusetts Boys' State Program in 1963. He was selected as an alternate to the West Point Military Academy and attended Norwich University in Northfield, VT where he graduated in 1964 with a Bachelors in education and music.

At Norwich Dick was the Principle Percussionist and Manager of the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra from 1964 through 1968. He performed for and danced with Maria Von Trapp of the famous "Sound of Music" family. For four years (1964 through 1968) he was the Director of the oldest city band in America - the St. Johnsbury City Band. His greatest love was as the Conductor/Music Director for the Vermont Green Mountain Boys' State Band for 50 years (1965 through 2015).

Dick worked as an educator of music in Vermont from 1964 through 1968, in addition he worked for the Washington County Sheriff's Department. He was Educator of Music at Athol High School from 1971 to 1976. He was a math teacher at Great Falls Middle School in Turners Falls, MA from 1976 to 1993. He later went on to own and operate Bay State Academy the Real Estate School from 1993 to 2010. He served on the Zoning Board of Appeals in Athol from 1994 to 2018, currently serving as Vice Chair. He was a member of the Friends of the Council on Aging serving as Treasurer.

He was an avid golfer. He loved to play with his parents at Ellinwood Country Club. He hosted the U.S. Coast Guard Band on numerous occasions for the pleasure of the Athol community. He sang with the Greater Gardner Community Choir.

He leaves his wife of 42 years, Diane (Keville) Coburn; one son, Michael Coburn of Alexandria, VA; one daughter, Jennifer Coburn of Lancaster, MA; one granddaughter, Maddison Coburn.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home. A calling hour will precede the service from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Burial will be private at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Green Mountain Boys' State, c/o Dave Cobb, Director, 227 Brigham Hill Rd., Essex Junction, VT 05452. Contact number: (802) 535-2716, Email:

To send an online condolence please visit

Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Road, Orange are directing arrangements.
In Memoriam Winfield J. Scott 11/28/2018  
Obituary for Winfield James Scott
Winfield James (Jim) Scott

Jim entered God's nearer presence on November 28, 2018 at age 85.

He was the loving husband of Betty Joan (nee Price) for 61 years. Their marriage was blessed with daughters Mary Jo (Steven) Neuenfeldt and Susan Elizabeth (Donald) Caveney. Further blessed with, and survived by, four grandchildren, other relatives and countless friends.

A graduate of New York Military Academy, then Norwich University, Northfield, VT., Jim was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Armored Division. Promoted to Captain, he later served in the Army Reserves until retiring in 1961. He received his post grad diploma from Marquette University in 1962.

Following a sales career with Norton Abrasives, Jim founded an industrial tool company, The Abrasive Group, Inc. in 1970. He remained CEO and President for the next 48 years, until the ravages of esophageal cancer made it impossible for him to continue in that capacity.

Jim was an ad hoc professor at Marquette University, Milwaukee, and authored articles for Modern Machine Shop magazine. He enjoyed memberships in The Abrasive Engineering Society (Co-Chairman International Conference), National Small Business Association, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. He also enjoyed his membership with the Western Racquet Club, Elm Grove, WI.

Spending summers on Cape Cod while growing up, Jim loved sailing. After moving to the Midwest, he could still enjoy sailing off the shores of Door County, WI. There were many memorable excursions with good friends (one time, somehow surviving a devastating storm). Other times just he and Betty enjoyed being far out on the waters of Green Bay.

Over the last 11 years, Jim's unique crosses ministry (inspired by a 'special message' he received when near death in 2007) has given encouragement and blessing to approximately 12,000 souls throughout the United States and across the world. The special message crosses have been shared with those in local coffee shops as well as others living in remote corners of the world. One week before he died Jim ordered 500 more, encouraging his fellow 'Christian soldiers' to keep up the good work.

During Jim's terrible struggle with cancer, he never once complained. It was a mark of how he lived his life. Although he loved joking with others, he never spoke an unkind word to, or about, another.

His final wish was for everyone to 'love one another'.

On his final day on earth Jim's dearest loved ones -Betty, Susan, Don, grandson Scott & granddaughter Sarah (with special friend, Devin) surrounded him with their love.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm, December 8, 2018 at Holy Apostles Anglican Church, 142 Lake St., Pewaukee, WI 53072. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials given in Jim's name to Holy Apostles Anglican Church where he was a faithful member, or to a charity of your choice.

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His faithful servants." Psalm 116:15
In Memoriam E. James Grip 12/4/2018  
It is with great sadness that Jim's family announces his passing on December 4, 2018 at the age of 70, surrounded by many of the people who loved him. Beloved husband of Meredith, and adored father of Leah and Laura. Lovingly remembered by in-laws Tom and Deanna Turner, Jean and Gary Dancewicz, Mark and Jan Turner, and Judy Grip. Cherished uncle of Michael Grip, Erika Ivanov, Kara Delaney, Chris Turner, Jeff Turner, Matt Dancewicz, Kiley Shuman, Casey Turner, and Corey Turner. Son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Grip, brother of the late Marcia Grip and of the late Donald Grip.
Jim was a life-long and proud resident of Scituate, Mass. He was a graduate of Scituate High School and Norwich University, where he was the first All-American Hockey player in the school's history. Jim was a long-time member of Hatherly Country Club, where he was a competitive golfer and ran the Junior Golf program for many years. A trophy in his name is given each year to the most improved and dedicated junior boy golfer, who exemplifies Jim's qualities of character and the true spirit of golf. Through hockey and golf and his work as a sales representative, Jim amassed countless friends who will miss his smile, his sense of humor, and his genuine concern for others. He had a way of making everyone feel like his best friend.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Jim on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 3-7 PM at the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Anthony's Church in Cohasset. Cohasset. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim's honor to the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England (SBAGNE), 219 East Main Street, Suite 100B, Milford, MA 01757.
In Memoriam Lester H. Groat 12/1/2018  
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In Memoriam Thomas S. Moran 11/28/2018  
Thomas S. Moran, 77, of Little Compton, RI peacefully passed away at home on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Moran persevered over adversity with grace, humor, and tenacity for as long as humanly possible. Mr. Moran was born in Fall River, son of the late Thomas S. Moran, Sr. and the late Mary (Waring) Moran. He grew up in Tiverton and had been a longtime resident of Little Compton. He was a proud graduate of the former Nonquit School and Durfee High School, went on to attend Norwich University, and graduated from Northeastern University. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a consultant for John Hancock Insurance Co., Boston. He was passionate about the local farming and fishing community serving on the Little Compton Zoning Board of Review, as a president of the Spindle Rock Club in Westport, as president, treasurer, and board member of the Elephant Rock Beach Club in Westport, and as a member of the Westport Land Conservation Trust. He enjoyed pond hockey and cross-country skiing in Adamsville, sailing and fishing off Westport, researching local history, and acting as the family genealogist. Mr. Moran was the loving husband of Karla (Turner) Moran, they shared 44 years of marriage. Survivors include his 3 sons: William S. Moran and his wife Olga of Davie, FL, Corey T. Windham and his wife Sarah of Little Compton, and Ryder T. Windham and his wife Anne of Providence; his daughter: Karla M. Ayers of Little Compton; a brother: George W. Moran of New York, NY; 2 sisters: Kathy Georgianna and her companion Brad Craig of Ashfield, MA and Janice Palmer and her husband David of West Linn, OR; 11 grandchildren: Jackie, Sara, Dorothy, Violet, Paige, Gordon, Sadie, Drew, Jake, Luke and Cole; along with many nieces and nephews. Memorial service to which relatives and friends are invited will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Little Compton United Congregational Church, Little Compton, at 11:00 A.M. Calling hours are respectfully omitted. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Little Compton Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 552, Little Compton, RI 02837 or to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Rd., Westport, MA 02790. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneral .
Published in The Herald News on Dec. 5, 2018
In Memoriam Curtis L. Petherbridge 7/13/2015  
In Memoriam Rassoul Rangaviz 12/2/2018  
Rassoul Rangaviz died unexpectedly on Dec. 2, 2018. He was born on May 23, 1957 in Ardabil, Iran to Horieh and the late Habib Rangaviz.
He proved to be a promising student at an early age and joined the Navy to further his education. As an Iranian naval cadet in the 1970s, he had the opportunity to come to the United States on a military scholarship.
Without speaking any English, Rassoul packed up and moved to Northfield, Vt. to attend Norwich University. There, he learned English, completed a degree in accounting, and, most importantly, fell in love with Ann Lauzon of Barre. Although they were only 18 and 21, Ann and Rassoul knew they had found something special in each other.
But after only 10 months, history intervened. As the Iranian Hostage Crisis played out in 1979, the United States government canceled all Iranian military exchange visas and Rassoul was forced to leave the country and return to Iran.
For Ann and Rassoul, the separation only served to clarify the importance of their relationship. Not one to be deterred by an international crisis, Ann traveled to the church of U.S. Sen. Patrick and Marcelle Leahy, and begged Marcelle to help her find a way to bring Rassoul back to the States. Moved by the story, Marcelle and Sen. Leahy helped Ann secure a fiancé visa for Rassoul.
In January 1981 Rassoul flew back to United States, where an overjoyed Ann was waiting for him at JFK Airport. Although Rassoul knew that he was returning on a fiancé visa, Ann had another surprise for him at the airport: she had already booked the church where they would get married three weeks later, on Valentine's Day 1981.
From there, life moved quickly. Rassoul and Ann had two children, Sheilah and David, who they raised in Montpelier. Rassoul rose to become the Chief Financial Officer of Copley Hospital, where he worked for over 20 years. Rassoul made friends everywhere he went: he formed a tight-knit group of Iranian friends in Vermont, he played cards with the same group of neighbors for over 25 years, and he was very close to his Copley Hospital family.
His daughter Sheilah followed in his footsteps and became a financial officer at a major hospital system. After attending Harvard Law School, his son Dave became an appellate public defender in Massachusetts. Rassoul walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding to James Ensign, and out-danced everyone at Dave's wedding to Hannah Brennan. For the last two years, he has been Bubba to his first grandchild, Olivia.
He is survived by his mother; two brothers, Mohammed and Bahman; his sister, Nadia; six nieces and nephews, and many extended family members in Iran, whom he visited this past fall. He also leaves behind Ann's very large family, who became his family.
He was everyone's favorite friend, everyone's favorite card player, and everyone's favorite family member. He will be missed terribly.
Public calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Guare & Sons Funeral Home on 30 School St, Montpelier. The funeral will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Church on Barre Street in Montpelier.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Copley Hospital, 528 Washington Highway, Morrisville, VT 05661;
In Memoriam Connor V. Drouin 11/28/2018  
Connor Drouin Connor Valmont Drouin, age 22, of O'Fallon, born October 3, 1996 in St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Connor grew up in O'Fallon and graduated from O'Fallon Township High School in 2015. He played football and wrestled for OTHS. He was selected as an Air Force ROTC Scholarship recipient to attend Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont. He was a lifelong Boy Scout and earned his Eagle Scout with Troop 46. One of Connor's most meaningful experiences was the Boy Scouts Philmont High Adventure trip that he took with his dad and his troop. He attended Blessed Savior Lutheran Church where he was active with Acts 1:8 Mission Society. He enjoyed spending times outdoors, especially hiking and camping with his family and friends. He was an avid reader and enjoyed working with his hands and was a huge help with many projects. Connor was deeply loved by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Everett W. Moody. Surviving are his parents Donald and Laura, nee Moody, Drouin, of O'Fallon, Ill.; his sisters Shanna (Jacob) Furey of Scott AFB, Ill., Alexa Drouin and his twin Michaela Drouin of O'Fallon, Ill.; his grandparents Jaye and Donald V. Drouin, Sr., of Reeds Spring, Mo., and Dorothy Moody of O'Fallon, Ill.; aunts and uncles Tracie (Troy) Fink, Michael (Tonya) Drouin, Debbie Moore, Jeff (Donna) Moody, and Mary Beth (Jim) Laing, and many cousins. Memorial donations in memory of Connor are suggested to either Acts 1:8 Mission Society or to his Eagle Scout project benefactor Unity Lutheran School in East St. Louis, Ill. Online remembrances may be posted at Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, December 3, 2018 at Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 N. Lincoln, O'Fallon. Funeral: Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 pm, Monday, December 3, 2018 at the church, with Pastor Vern Lintvedt officiating. Private burial will be held for the family. WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, IL
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 1, 2018
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In Memoriam Benjamin H. Reid 11/26/2018  
Benjamin Henry Reid, Jr., age 87, of Fort Smith, Ark., passed away at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys Campus on Nov. 26, 2018, after a long struggle with heart disease. His children and grandchildren held his hands and surrounded him with prayers and loving memories during his last hours.

Ben was born on May 8, 1931, in Rockville Center, N.Y., to Benjamin and Veronica (Meagher) Reid. As the youngest of five children, he earned the nickname "Babe." He attended St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Mass., and graduated with a bachelor's degree in English from Norwich University in 1953. He then accepted a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. He earned an Honorable Discharge from the Marines as a Captain in 1957 and served in the Marine Corps Reserves until 1963.

Ben married Patricia Ann Sanders on June 26, 1954. After leaving the military, Ben earned an MBA at Tuck School of Business-Dartmouth. He began his career in business and worked in marketing management, until he commenced his journey as an entrepreneur with his creativity, leadership and passion for sales. This took him to Fort Smith, Ark., where he developed a global business network. He continued dreaming of new business ventures up until his death.
In Memoriam William D. Hoyt 11/21/2018  
Ellington - Mr. William (Bill) Douglas Hoyt, 61, of Ellington, left us unexpectedly on November 21, 2018. Bill was born on April 6, 1957 in Waterbury, son of Janet (MacLean) Hoyt and the late Bernard C. Hoyt.

Growing up in Thomaston, Bill was a graduate of Thomaston High School, Class of 1975. He went on to earn his BS in Electrical Engineering from Norwich University in Northfield, VT in 1979. He was employed for 39 years by United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) in Windsor Locks, CT. During his career at UTAS, Bill worked a number of years in other countries around the world including Switzerland, France, and Brazil. Bill was an avid skier, growing up skiing at Mohawk Mountain, becoming a Ski Patrolman, and subsequently a Racing Coach at Mount Southington. It was Bill's love of skiing that brought him to school in Vermont. When not skiing, Bill could be found in his garage restoring a classic car or truck. He was also an avid Yankees fan. Bill's greatest passion though was forging friendships. During his time, Bill developed long and lasting relationships with family and friends wherever he went.

Besides his mother Janet, Bill is survived by his brothers and their wives, James and Kathleen Hoyt of Hamden, and David and Linda Hoyt of Waltham, MA. Bill was a devoted uncle and is survived by his three nephews, Shane, Logan, and Maximus, and his niece, Violet.

Family and friends are invited to a service to celebrate Bill's life on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the First Congregational Church of Thomaston, 135 Main St., Thomaston. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Bill was a proud Eagle Scout. As such, should friend's desire, his family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Boy Scouts of America at
In Memoriam George F. Maynard 11/1/2018  

George Franklin Maynard, son of George F. and Dorothy Maynard was born in 1930 in Pittsfield, MA.

Graduated from Pittsfield High School where he was the captain of the Ski team, ran the mile for the track team, member of the school orchestra and marching band and the pit orchestra for school musicals. He was an Eagle Scout and lifeguard in Boy Scout camps.

He graduated from Norwich University in 1953 with a Civil Engineering degree. He married his wife Kathryn in 1953. A Korean War <> veteran, he served in the SCAWAF (Special Category Army With the Air Force) in Texas and Thule Greenland.

George worked for Lane Construction Co. building the NY State Thruway, the Massachusetts Turnpike, and the Westover AFB Runway in 1956. He was a licensed Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor. He was the first Town Engineer for Wilmington, MA and the Public Works Director for North Reading and Agawam, MA. In 1965 he became the first full time manager of Jiminy Peak Ski Area where he installed new lifts and a snow making system.

He was involved in coaching junior downhill racers as well as running races as a Technical Delegate for many years in the Berkshires. He started his own Engineering and Surveying Business in Hancock, MA and retired in 1987. He traveled extensively in an RV, skiing with many friends around the US.

After moving to northern Vermont, he worked at Jay peak as the lift supervisor, accompanied his organist wife Kay on the trombone in the Congregational church in North Troy, VT.

George is survived by his wife Kathryn, Brother Carl, three sons - Dale, Dean, and Steven, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Diabetes Association care of Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 28, 2018
In Memoriam Doris E. Stewart 11/17/2018  
Charlotte - Doris Elaine Stewart of Charlotte, Vermont, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Maple Ridge Memory Care in Essex Junction, VT on November 17, 2018.
Doris was born on January 17, 1940 in Springfield, VT, the daughter of John Kenneth and Pauline (Bain) Aiken.
After graduating from Springfield High School, she attended Vermont College, where she graduated and became a medical secretary. Doris married Harold Stewart October 16, 1965, spending 53 wonderful years together.
She enjoyed spending time on Lake Champlain with family and friends and she cherished her time spent watching her sons and grandchildren play sports over the years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Burlington, VT, and volunteered over 20 years at the church's Possibility shop.
Doris is survived by her husband, Harold Stewart; her sister Jeanne Brown; her children Joe Stewart and his wife, Shelly, Scott Stewart and his wife, Brenda; her grandchildren Joshua Stewart, Kristin Darby, Kelsey Darby and Miranda Stewart.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 am, Friday, November 30, 2018 at the First Congregational Church, 38 S Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT. All are invited to attend a reception following the service which will also be held at the First Congregational Church.
Doris's family would like to thank both Maple Ridge Memory Care and UVM Home Health & Hospice, for the wonderful care provided to her during her final days.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association
Messages of condolence may be sent to Doris's family at
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Nov. 21, 2018
In Memoriam John F. Bloodsworth 11/23/2018  
Bloodsworth, John F. 71, of Edina, passed away Nov 23, 2018 at N.C. Little Hospice. John Frederick Bloodsworth was born on May 30, 1947 in Arlington, Massachusetts. He is the son of Frederick Bloodsworth and A. Bernice Coyne Bloodsworth. He graduated from Norwich University in Vermont. A Cape Codder to his core, he loved sand dunes, sailing, tidal pool explorations, stuffed clams and his amazing crab cakes. Sunshine and an ocean beach called to him for any vacation time. An accomplished chef, John warmly welcomed friends and family to his table. John loved European travel, where he always chose to live within the community rather than in hotels. Preceded into death by his parents and brother, David. John is survived by his wife, Diane Heacox, daughters Lauren (Chris) Sherlock, Valerie (Trevor) Laboski and Kylie (Patrick) Cattoor, his cherished grandchildren, Abby, Will, and Quinn, sister, Lois (Joe) Marello and sister-in-law, Carolyn Bloodsworth, as well as the Bloodsworth families of Massachusetts and Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Our thanks to the professional staff and volunteers at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina and Dr. Jenny Xin and Dr. Amanda Meegan at Methodist Hospital for your kindness and support. A celebration of John's life will be held on Thursday, November 29th at 2PM at Washburn-McReavy at 5000 W. 50th Street, Edina. Visitation at 1PM. Donations in his name preferred to the N.C. Little Hospice, Edina or the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published on November 25, 2018
In Memoriam Thomas W. Brunk 11/15/2018  
Thomas Walter Brunk, age 68 of Detroit and formerly of Romeo passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 surrounded by those that cared for him. He was born November 25, 1949 the son of Norman and Margie Velma (Smith) Brunk in Romeo. He graduated from Romeo High School and then studied at La Sorbonne in Paris where he studied French, Art History and Archival History. He received a Masters Degree of Arts in Art and Architectural History, Norwich University, 1992 and received his Doctorate in Philosophy of Art History from the Union Institute.
Thomas is a member of Detroit Lodge #2 F&A.M., a member of Detroit Commandery #1 K.T. and became a 32nd Degree Mason in the Valley of Detroit. He was a curator at the Detroit Masonic Temple Library and Museum, Detroit, since 2001.
His vast career included Clerk Coordinator at Severstal North America in Dearborn since 1971, United Auto Workers Local 600, since 1971. He was a founder and past president of the Indian Village History Collections, Inc., Detroit, 1973-1992. He was Past president of the Stapleton Foundation for Health Education, Wayne State University, 1980-1995, Friends of the Freer House, since 1981. He was an Instructor of Architectural History and Art History, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, since 2001, Merrill-Palmer Institute Wayne State University, Detroit, since 2003. Guest curator Michigan State University, Detroit, 1976, Detroit Institute Arts, 1976, Detroit History Museum, 1978, 79, 81, 84, member advisory board, since 2006. Guest curator University Michigan Museum Art, Ann Arbor, 1995-1996, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, 2004-2005, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum Saginaw Valley State University, 2006. President of The Pewabic Society, Inc., Detroit, 1988-1989. Advisory board Detroit History Museum, since 2004.
Thomas will be remembered for being a friend to so many. He often said "Never forget your friends."
Thomas is survived by his two surrogate sons; Joaquin Guadarrama and Jose Hernandez, both of Detroit, and his brother Gregory Brunk of Bruce Twp. He is preceded in death by his parents.
The Masonic Funeral Service for Thomas will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Funeral Home and will be conducted by the officers of Detroit Lodge #2 F&AM. The Visitation will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11:00am -1:00pm at the Funeral Home. Burial will be made at McCafferty Cemetery (73871 VanDyke - Bruce, MI 48065.) Memorial Donations can be made in Thomas' name to the Detroit Lodge #2 F&AM (500 Temple St. - Detroit, MI 48201.) Arrangements by Roth-Muir Funeral Home (296 S. Main St. - Romeo, MI 48065) Guestbook at
In Memoriam Elizabeth C. Bucklein 2/12/1997  
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