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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 Jeffrey F. Behuniak 8/6/2020  
Jeffrey Franklin Behuniak, a resident of New Milford, CT, passed on peacefully on August 6, 2020, in Danbury, CT at the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of 29 years of Sally (Kelsey) Wiedenheft Behuniak.

He was born July 12, 1934, in Ansonia, CT, son of the late Jeffrey S. and Anna (Kluk) Behuniak. He graduated from Seymour (CT) High School in 1953 and Norwich University (Northfield, VT) in 1957. He married Marlene Corey in 1957. They later divorced, and in 1991, Jeff married Sally (Kelsey) Wiedenheft.

Jeff worked in the family soda fountain variety store in Seymour and several insurance companies and retired from Connecticut Transit as a self-insurance claim manager in 2000. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Southern Connecticut Claimsmen Association. He was also chairman of the parish council of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Seymour and served on the boards of the Seymour Historical Society and Spooner House, a homeless shelter in Shelton, CT.

Jeff and Sally enjoyed canoeing at their former home on Hopeville Pond in Griswold, CT, and traveled extensively, spending several winters in Florida. Jeff enjoyed singing in Sally's church choirs, senior centers, and their resort in Fort Myers, FL. He did not enjoy wearing Sally's homemade Kermit the Frog costume in her variety shows but did it anyway.

He is survived by three children, Deborah (and Thomas) Haydock of Apex, NC, Linda (and Gary) Washington of New Milford, CT, and Steven (and Barbara) Behuniak of Enfield, NH; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Howard; a son, Jeffrey A. Behuniak; and a grandson, Eric Mitchell.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, St. Jude Children's Hospital or to a charity of one's choice.
In Memoriam Mac A. Johnson 7/6/2020  
Mac A Johnson
Date of Birth November 16, 1945

Date of Death July 6, 2020


Mac A. Johnson (74) of Santa Barbara passed away on July 6, 2020 surrounded by his wife and children, love and Hawaiian music. Mac was born in 1945 to Nadine McPike (Johnson) Staggs and Donald E. Johnson in Shelbina, MO, and was raised by his mother and stepfather, John W. Staggs in Shelbyville, MO. In the 1960s, Mac served for several years in the U.S. Army's military intelligence division, chiefly in Asmara, Eritrea (formerly Ethiopia), where his eldest daughter was born. He graduated in 1974 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in Business Management and worked at Mutual of Omaha for over 25 years in Technology, Sales, and Marketing. In 1999, he became Chief Marketing Officer for what is now Northern California AAA Insurance. In 2002, he and his wife, Susan, found an opportunity to align their business values and work ethic with a desire to support seniors by opening a Home Instead Senior Care office in Santa Barbara. In later years, he joked about needing to be as educated as his children and went back to school part-time, earning an MBA from Norwich University.

In the Santa Barbara community, Mac served as a board member and as board president of Santa Barbara Easy Lift Transportation, and he served on the board of Catholic Charities. Mac and his labradoodle, Cal, also volunteered for many years at local hospitals and Hospice, bringing joy and comfort to patients, families and hospital staff. In the evenings he enjoyed cooking with family and friends, and he had a joke for every occasion.

He is survived by wife, Susan; children Denise Levy (David), Willy Johnson (Erin Davidson), Sarah Jane Johnson (Kerryann Cook); stepchildren, Kevin Burnett (Brooke), Elisabeth Shearon (Carson), Megan Burnett; eight grandchildren, Charles, Charlie, Sam, Brigitte, Ella, Helen, Roan, Harvey; stepfather, John W. Staggs, his sister Donna Purvis (Russell), numerous nieces and nephews, and his loyal labradoodles, Cal and Maddie. Go MIZZOU!

A celebration of Mac's life will be held next summer. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Santa Barbara Easy Lift Transportation:
In Memoriam Ruth F. Morrison 7/23/2020  
Ruth Morrison
March 04, 1924 - July 23, 2020

Service Notice: An informal celebration of Ruth's life, for in-state Vermont residents only-please, will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 366 Topsham Corinth Road, East Topsham, VT. Parking will be available at the East Topsham Presbyterian Church as well as in the cemetery adjacent to the gathering. There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments. She passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

WEST TOPSHAM - Ruth Morrison, 96, of Vermont Route 25 passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her home.

Born on March 4, 1924 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Ernest and Nettie (Wilson) Flanders. She and her brother, Dwain grew up on Pike Hill in Corinth. Her Pike Hill "family" included many who were more like brothers and sisters than neighbors, and continued meeting for annual picnics through 2018.

Ruth graduated from Thetford Academy in 1941, meeting her lifelong friend Joyce Stickney, and was able to continue her friendship with best friend Margy Linton as a roommate. She graduated from Vermont College in 1943 where she studied to be a secretary. Ruth used her training immediately as secretary to the Dean at Vermont College, then as a secretary to the chief chemist at Fiske Tire Plant in Chicopee, MA. She joined the WAVES (Navy), training in New York and Oklahoma and serving as a transportation specialist in Washington, DC for the duration of the war plus six months.

After the war, she was hired as a secretary at Bowen-Hunter in East Corinth. She married William "Bill" Morrison in 1947. He passed away in 1992. They raised their five children in the home they built in Waits River. These included her son William "Bill" Morrison (Deceased) and his wife Lisa, as well as their children Teri Simpson, Leslie Condon, Joe Condon, Mary Mitten and her husband David, Beth Morrison, Ruth Sewell and her husband Sam, and McKenzie Morrison all of Colorado, as well as Lany Morrison of California; her daughters Martha Wood and her husband Dick (Deceased) and Margy Bruce and her husband Bob (Deceased) of Brandon, VT; her son Ralph "Ed" Morrison and his fiancé ,Paula, of Mt. Olivet, KY; and her daughter Mary O'Meara and her husband Dennis and grandson Trenton of East Orange, VT. She also enjoyed several step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth was a mother, homemaker and craftsperson, she made wooden puzzles featuring towns, counties, states, territories, countries, and continents, which she sold to teachers around the world. Later in retirement she took up beading to create intricate jewelry for family and friends. Dedicated to her children, she served as 4-H leader for 15 years and was involved in Mother's Club, PTA, swimming lessons, and square dance lessons. Her love for the townspeople was shown by her service as Town Clerk of Topsham for 27 years, Town Treasurer for 27 years, School Clerk for 25 years, School Treasurer for 15 years, Topsham School Board for six years, Vermont State School Board for six years, writing a Topsham Town History and Genealogy, and mailing birthday and anniversary cards to over 250 families right up until the week before her death.

A remembrance service will be scheduled for Ruth at a later date due to the current Covid situation. She loved flowers, and if you are do inclined, pick a bouquet to enjoy in her memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Village Fast Squad who served her recently and well, PO Box 58, West Topsham, VT 05086 or to the West Topsham Food Shelf, PO Box 64, West Topsham, VT 05086 will be greatly appreciated.

The family wishes to thank the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct., for the amazing care provided by the infusion suite as well as many other departments
In Memoriam David S. Briggs 7/27/2020  
David Briggs

Vero Beach - LTC (Ret) David Steven Briggs,79, a 24 year resident of Vero Beach, died of complications of Multiple Myeloma on July 27 at Willowbrooke Court, Indian River Estates. Born in New Haven, CT on November 13, 1940, David grew up in Wallingford, CT, the only child of Clifton Briggs and Helen Bartek Briggs. He graduated from Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford and from Norwich University in Vermont. Upon graduation from Norwich he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. He served as a Soviet Analyst in Army Intelligence, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel after 24 years of active duty which included two tours in Vietnam. David was a 1984 graduate of the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks and a 1975 graduate of Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth. In 1985 he earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University. David is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nancy Griffith Briggs, and by three children, Carolyn(Steve)Clements of Park City, UT, Sharon(John)Lamb of South Riding, VA, Clifton Briggs of Hagerstown, MD and by five grandchildren, Kelly and Brooke Clements and Laura, Katie and Alex Lamb.

There will be a private service in the Memorial Garden of Christ by the Sea UMC at the convenience of the family. Cox-Gifford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Any memorial donations may be sent to the Pastor's Special Gifts Fund, Christ by the Sea UMC, Vero Beach.

In Memoriam Basil S. Burrell 7/29/2020  
Lt. Col. Basil S Burrell, USA, Retired, of Lake Forest, died on July 29. He was 97 and predeceased by his wife, Audrey. He leaves two daughters, Pamela and Wendy, four grandchildren and a great-grandson.

A WW II veteran and alumnus of Norwich U., he was an avid skier, philatelist and curler. He had careers with American Hospital Supply and the Army Reserves.

A family interment in the Church of the Holy Spirit's columbarium and a memorial service are planned. Donations may be directed to: Norwich U.; the Geneva Foundation; or Church of the Holy Spirit.
In Memoriam Robert M. Hacking 7/24/2020  
12/31/1938 - 07/24/2020 Robert M. Hacking died peacefully at Hospice of the Piedmont Acute Care Center in Charlottesville, Va., on Monday, July 24, 2020, having fought with courage and grace an eight-year battle with prostate cancer. He was born in Geneva, New York in 1938, and grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth L. Hacking; his beloved son, Rixson Bartley Hacking and wife, Danielle; grandchildren, Riley Noella, Charley Anne and Owen Robert Hacking; and sisters, Janet H. Roeder and Judith H. Niblette. Mr. Hacking received a B.A. from Norwich University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He was a Senior Partner at Parker, Coulter, Daley & White before co-founding McDonough, Hacking & Lavoie, law firms in Boston, Mass. He served as President of the Planning Board and the Historical Society in Boxford, Mass. In retirement, he and his wife moved to Cataumet, Mass., on Cape Cod and then to Charlottesville, Va. In his younger years, he loved skiing, rock climbing and tennis. Later he turned to sailing, fly fishing and upland bird hunting. Donations may be made in his name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22901; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, or Legal Aid Society, 1000 Preston Ave B, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Condolences may be sent to the family at Hill and Wood Funeral Home 201 North First Street
In Memoriam Bill R. Barron 7/18/2020  
Billy Barron, my beloved husband, went to be with Jesus on Saturday afternoon, July 18, 2020. He was born on May 8, 1949 at the Dyer Clinic in Dyer.

He was a loving husband, father, and a friend to all. If he could help someone in need, he did. He loved to play golf and did so with the "Golden Boys" every chance he got.

He loved Cardinals baseball and watching the GC Pioneers play basketball. Not only did he serve the community in his 42 years practicing law, he was also the attorney for the City of Dyer and the Gibson County Special School District.

In our 49 years of marriage and 57 years together, we had many wonderful adventures traveling to 13 countries and all across the United States.

Our daughter Kelly remembers of her father, "During my daddy's 71 years on this earth he spent a great many of them investing in and furthering his education. He graduated from Union University with a degree in history and continued to receive his degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis on May 6, 1978. Thirty-two years later, still learning, Daddy received his Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University on June 25, 2010.

"He received his license to practice law on September 13, 1978 and continued to do so until his last breath, 42 years later.

"On April 24, 1980, a new adventure began for us both when you and Momma adopted me. I'd never had a daddy, and you'd never had a baby. We weren't perfect, but you were mine and I was yours. I will miss you every day, but I am at peace knowing that you finally received the peace that you craved for so long.

"We will love you forever."

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Baptist Church, 198 W. College Street, Dyer, TN 38330.

Mr. Barron was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Louise Barron, but is survived by his wife, Judy Barron, and his daughter, Kelly Barron Greathouse (Scott), his brother Tim Barron (Lee), brother Bobby Barron, and sister, Evelyn Barron.

Funeral services for Mr. Barron will be conducted Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Dyer. Visitation with family and friends will be Friday, July 24, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Dyer.

Karnes & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Billy Raymond Barron.
In Memoriam Constance M. Collins 1/21/2019  
Connie Collins, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family January 21, 2019 in Rochester NY.

Connie is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Gerald "Jerry" Collins. She is survived by her seven children, four living in Rochester: Deene Kennon (George) of Greensboro, NC; Chris Collins (Mary) of Clarence, NY; Joy Collins (Maggie Finn), Lynn Schiller (Yogi), Claudia Topping (John), Marcia Geary (Brian) and Ted Collins (Susan) of Saratoga Springs, NY. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, with 2 more on the way.

Connie's youngest two children were born in Glens Falls where she loved Glens Falls Country Club. She saw most of North America, Europe, and was one of the first Americans to visit China when it opened to the West in 1973.

Connie was an avid sportswoman. She passed this love of the outdoors onto all her descendants. She golfed every week, usually walking the course. She had multiple hole in ones and won many golf tournaments including the Oak Hill Putting Tournament at age 87. She skied all over the world and was best known for beating everyone down the mountain until she was 80.

Her greatest joy was her family. Having made frequent corporate moves as a devoted spouse, she treasured landing in Rochester. "Mimi's" home was always open, especially for hugs, chocolate chip cookies and her 6 o'clock sharp dinners.

The family will be receiving friends on Saturday, January 26, from 2 pm to 4 pm at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford NY. Her Catholic Funeral Mass and burial will be private.In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one her favorite charities or

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In Memoriam John F. Armata 7/17/2020  
Tinton Falls - John F. Armata, Jr.,83, of Tinton Falls, NJ, passed peacefully at home on Friday, July 17, 2020. John was born on June 12,1937 to John F. Armata, Sr and his wife Anna of Chicopee Falls, MA. His stepmother, Domenica Armata played a huge role in John's life.

John received degrees from Norwich University (Vermont), Worcester Polytechnic University (Massachusetts), and New York University. John obtained two Masters degrees and a PhD degree in Engineering and Computer Science.

After completing his education, John enlisted in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and after he was honorably discharged in 1967, he began his 45 year career as an Electronics Engineer at Fort Monmouth, NJ. Up until his death, he served in a consulting position at Cobham Industries in Eatontown, NJ.

John was an avid proponent of learning and had many interests. He was a member of the Howell Environmental Committee, the Howell Zoning Board, the Howell Historical Society, the STAR Astronomy Club, the Garden State Amateur Radio Association, the Southard Grange and the Squan Beach Life Saving Station. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved attending races at local Wall Stadium.

John is survived by his loving partner of 35 years, Anne Silverman of Tinton Falls, NJ, many members of his stepfamily in Massachusetts, many members of Anne's family who loved him dearly, and too many caring friends and colleagues to count. John was a friend and mentor to many and everyone and will be missed.

Funeral mass will be held 11:00 am on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Church of St. Anselm, 1028 Wayside Road, Tinton Falls, NJ. Entombment will be private.

Donations in his memory to the John F. Armata Jr. Preservation Trust, 35 Fennec Court, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 would be appreciated.

For online condolences and directions please visit his memorial website at
In Memoriam Fred S. Burnham 7/15/2020  
Mystic - Fred Sumner Burnham, 86, of Mystic died Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Cottage at StoneRidge.

He is predeceased by his parents, Beatrice and Fred Burnham; and his son David Allen Burnham. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Judy Hill Burnham. In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by their daughter Jane Ellen Burns and her husband Jeffrey, of Charlestown, R.I.; their son Steven Fred Burnham and his wife Elizabeth, of Lyme; and his two grandchildren, Sarah and Mark, whom he adored, always bringing a smile to his face.

Fred was born March 6, 1934, in Melrose, Mass. He grew up in Melrose and spent summers on the Cape before graduating from Melrose High School. He went on to Norwich University in Vermont, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. He served for several years in the U.S. Army.

Fred and Judy and their children resided in Noank and Groton Long Point (GLP). He worked for eight years as a mechanical engineer at Bethlehem Steel, Pa.; and then 29 years at General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB), in Groton, retiring in 1991, from the 688 Program Management Office.

Fred was an easy-going, hardworking engineer. He never shied away from a challenge, whether it was solving difficult submarine construction problems, designing and building several family homes or restoring Ensign sail boats to their former racing glory. Fred always put 100 percent into each activity and interest, whether racing sailboats, bicycling, into his 80s, or golfing 16 winters in Hilton Head, where he reached his goal of a 10 handicap.

Fred was never afraid of stepping forward to help the community, serving many years on the Town of Groton Planning Commission, including position as chairman, commodore of the Ensign Fleet, GLP board of directors, and member of GLP and Shennecossett Yacht Clubs. Fred loved to mentor people as an advisor for the Junior Achievers program at EB, and ultimately, helped several generations of family start their careers with EB.

Funeral services will be private. Fred's family would like to thank the entire staff at The Cottage at StoneRidge for their dedication, kindness and excellent care of Fred and his family. The VITAS Hospice nurses and staff provided tender care and comfort for Fred's needs. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory may be made to the Connecticut Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, 19 Ohio Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360 or VITAS Hospice, 628 Hebron Avenue, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
In Memoriam Sandra L. Cilley 7/11/2020  
Essex Junction - With sorrow, our family is sad to announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, Sandra Lee Cilley (Lestage). Sandy passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family on July 11 2020.

Sandy exuded joy, happiness, positivity, and thoughtfulness throughout her life. She made friends wherever she went and always left a positive difference. She made her mark of love, warmth, giving and selfless generosity on all. To know her was to love her.

Sandy enjoyed planning trips and traveling with her family to various destinations and she was always ready for the next trip. Sandy was fun loving and humerous, so easy to spend time with. She always made others feel good.

Sandy adored her 5 grandchildren and would spend hours being present with them, telling stories, making up songs and just laughing and loving them.

Sandy was born on April 5th 1949 in Burlington to Louise Lestage (Lewis) and Raymond Lestage. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1967 and attended Vermont College on a full scholarship. Sandy married Tom Cilley on September 14, 1974. Sandy was a long time resident of Essex Junction. Sandy worked at IBM for 36 years. She loved her job and the life-long friends and relationships she enjoyed there. Sandy enjoyed her retirement job working at Apple Valley vision where she was able to help people.

Sandy leaves her beloved family: husband Tom of 45 years, son Matthew Cilley and wife Haley and granddaughters Kennedy and Kendall from South Carolina, her daughter Karen Martella (Cilley) with husband Drew and grandchildren Braeden, Leighton and Karysn from New York. She leaves her dear sister Sue Luck and brother in law Steve as well as her special nephews and families, Brad and Jennifer Luck and Adam Luck, her brother William Lestage and family in Massachusetts and her sister- in law Susan Pons and family from France.

The family wishes to acknowledge the care from UVM home health and hospice and the wonderful love and caring from friends June, Anna, Joyce and Nancy. She knew you were there.

A celebration of Life will be held to honor Sandy at Lang Farm at 2:00pm on Saturday 7/18/20. AND if you have a story or memory to share, we would be very grateful. In leui of flowers please send memorial contributions to UVM Home Health and Hospice,

The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting
In Memoriam John D. Colvin 7/14/2020  
Col. John Dorrance Colvin III, age 80, passed away July 14, 2020. He was born July 13, 1940 in Indianapolis, IN to John D. Colvin II and Helen Colvin. John resided in Canyon Lake, TX and was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Olivia Colvin; his son, John D. Colvin IV, daughter-in-law Lisa, and grandchildren Molly and John D. Colvin V; son David Colvin, daughter-in-law Erin, and grandchildren Jackson, Kate, and Mitchell; son Matthew Colvin, daughter-in-law Casey, and grandchildren Brodie and Macie; and sister Janet Kern and brother-in-law Robert; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John graduated from Norwich University in Vermont and continued on with his education to earn post-bachelor degrees at the University of Southern California, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He proudly served his country for 29 years in the U.S. Army earning numerous awards including: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, thirty-eight Air Medal Awards, three Bronze Stars, four Meritorious Service Medals, Vietnam Service and Campaign Medals, Combat Medical Badge, Order of Military Medical Merit, and Foreign Medals of Valor. Starting his military career in 1962, John served heroically during three tours in the Vietnam War as a DUSTOFF Aeromedical Evacuation Pilot, rescuing countless courageous, injured combat soldiers. He was the Commander of the 15th Medical Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center Brigade in Denver, CO and an instructor at the U.S. Army Aviation School Ground and Aviation Safety Center, the Medical Field Service School, and the Command and General Staff College. He was a Master Army Aviator and held FAA ratings as an Airline Transport Pilot for multi-engine airplanes and rotorcraft-helicopters.

In civilian life, John served as an official for high school and college sports, as a substitute teacher in Northeast ISD, and as a supervisor for the installation of satellite telephone communications for the British Military in Bosnia. He was a die-hard New York Yankees fan.

John served the Mission Presbytery Disaster Response Team, Habitat for Humanity, his church, was a member of the Board of Directors at San Antonio Urban Ministries, and volunteered at the Robert Ford Haitian Orphanage School in Haiti. He enjoyed sharing his hobbies of construction and repairing by helping his church, the elderly and physically challenged, and others in great need.

John will be honorably laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory can be made to Austin Pets Alive!, where he rescued his beloved cat Derek, DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust, or the Robert Ford Haitian Orphanage and School Foundation, 3522 Red Hill Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903,
In Memoriam Inga Hamilton 7/27/2020  
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In Memoriam Dorothy H. Eichorn 3/22/2018  
Dr. Dorothy H. Eichorn
Known to her friends and colleagues as "Dot," Dorothy H. Eichorn died peacefully on March 22, 2018, at the Meadows of Napa Valley, where she was receiving skilled nursing care. She was attended at her passing by her son Eric and her longtime caregiver Monica Johnson. Her health had been in decline for several years due to Lewy body dementia.

Dorothy Marie Hansen was born on November 18, 1924, in Montpelier, Vermont. She was raised there by her parents George Marinus Hansen and Lula Maria (Ryan) Hansen, along with her younger sister Laurel (Mrs. Frederick Reed) and her cousin Helen (Mrs. Harry Betts), whom she always considered to be her elder sister. She had a half-brother, Harry Ryan, who died while serving in the Navy when she was a small child. Her father worked for the National Life Insurance Company and her mother managed a local grocery store. Dot attended Montpelier High School where she was on the debate team, as was her sister Laurel. She was salutatorian of her 1941 graduating class.

She received her B.A. cum laude with special honors in psychology (with a minor in zoology) in 1947 at the University of Vermont, her M.A. in psychology in 1949 at Boston University, and her Ph.D. in psychology (with a minor in physiology) in 1951 at Northwestern University. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

While attending UVM she had various part time jobs, including with the Vermont Church Council. In the course of that employment she met Herman "Ike" Eichorn, a young pastor serving in his first parish. After a period of courtship, Ike proposed marriage. Dot initially declined, saying that she wanted to continue her education and have a career in psychology. When he surprised her by saying, "You can do both," she reconsidered and they were married in June 1947. While Dot obtained her advanced degrees, Ike continued his pastoral work in Vermont and then trained in chaplaincy in Elgin, Illinois. After Dot received her doctorate in 1951, they moved to Napa, where he was Protestant Chaplain at Napa State Hospital until his retirement in 1987. Their son Eric was born in 1955.

Dot became a research psychologist at the Institute of Human Development (IHD) at the University of California, Berkeley in late 1951. For the first few years she also lectured at UCB in physiology and then quit teaching to concentrate on research. She was involved in a number of studies of child development, but perhaps the most notable was the Berkeley Growth Study, a longitudinal study of physical and mental development that started with a subject pool of babies born in Berkeley in 1928-29 and followed them through childhood and into adulthood. By the 1960s she and colleague Dr. Nancy Bayley were collecting data on the children of the original subjects, and Dot took over as director of the study when Bayley left for a position at the National Institutes of Health. Dot became administrator of the Child Study Center, a nursery school operated by IHD, starting in 1962, and associate director of IHD starting in 1976. She retired from the University in 1989.

Her considerable administrative skills benefitted a number of professional societies as well as the Institute. She served on many committees and councils of the American Psychological Association, was a member of its Board of Directors from 1969-72 and was President of its Division on Developmental Psychology in 1968-69. She was a founding member of the American Psychological Society (now known as the Association for Psychological Science). She was President of the Western Psychological Association in 1988.

A group that benefitted greatly from Dot's involvement was the Society for Research in Child Development. She was introduced to SRCD while at Northwestern by faculty member Dr. Tom Richards, who was its business manager. When she got to IHD, one of her colleagues, Harold Jones, M.D., was its President, and most of her other colleagues there were members, so she joined. She was actively involved with SRCD throughout the 1960s, and was recruited as Executive Officer in 1971 upon the death of Dr. Margaret Harlow who had held the position. The SRCD's executive office was moved to Berkeley at that point. She served as EO until her retirement in 1989, when Dr. John Hagen took over the position. During her tenure, SRCD grew considerably in membership (from 2,000 to 4,000), budget, journal subscriptions, convention attendance, and influence in the field of child development. She is remembered by her colleagues for her strong organizational skills, balanced with a ready sense of humor.

Dot was preceded in death by her husband Ike and both of her sisters and their husbands. She is survived by her son Eric Eichorn of Hayward; by her nieces, Mary Luci Stephens of Goshen, Vermont, Martha Jo Reed of Lyndonville, Vermont, and Dorothy (Dody) Barrett of Northfield, Vermont; and by their partners, children, and grandchildren.
In Memoriam Charles K. Bosworth 12/8/2018  
PARKMAN - Charles Kent Bosworth, 75, of Parkman, Maine, died in his wife's arms on December 8, 2018. A gentle man with a big heart, his heart was stopped by cancer.

Born July 22, 1943 in Melrose, Massachusetts, Charlie loved the outdoors, his family, his hunting buddies, and was a carpenter by trade.

He leaves behind his wife of 23 years, Lynn Bosworth of Parkman, three children, Wendy Bosworth of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Kevin Bosworth of Newmarket, New Hampshire, and Susan Bosworth of Boynton Beach, Florida, and four grandchildren, Jaime and Kayla Makooi and Kyle and Paige Bosworth. He also leaves behind cousins Richard Bosworth of Lewiston, Janet Bosworth of Ellsworth, Joan Osler of Dedham, and Weldon Bosworth of Gilford, N.H. He was predeceased by his first wife Jennifer and his parents.

Charlie was a Mason and a Granger, played "Santa" for the local children, and was always willing to help. He was blessed and will be missed by his good neighbors, decades-long hunting friends, and by those who knew and loved him best.
In Memoriam Susan H. Galvin 7/11/2020  
Susan Louise Galvin

Tallahassee - Susan Louise (Hinrichs) Galvin was born on April 16, 1947, to John Hinrichs and Louise Deal. She was raised in Scotia, New York where she graduated high school in 1965 and went on to graduate from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont in 1968 with a degree in Biology and Medical Technology. Susan finished her Medical Technology training at Albany Med.

She was working on her Master's at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont when she met and married her husband of almost 50 years Michael Galvin, who had just gotten home from Vietnam.

Susan worked as a Medical Technologist at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont for 27 years. In 1997, they moved to Tallahassee, Florida where she worked at what was to become One Blood for 23 years until her death on July 11, 2020.

She is survived by her husband, Michael; a daughter Sarah (Shawn) Welch of Madison, Ohio; and two very beautiful granddaughters, Hannah and Charlotte Welch.

Susan loved working with animals, fishing, and in her later years she loved playing golf. She simply adored her two granddaughters and really enjoyed her job and the people she worked with at One Blood.
In Memoriam Michael T. Gaw 6/29/2020  
Michael Thomas Gaw 80 of Anna Maria, Florida passed away June 29, 2020. Service information is pending.

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In Memoriam Robert B. Lovell 1/13/2020  
In Memoriam Brian P. Sexton 7/9/2020  
Obituary for Brian Patrick Sexton
Brian Patrick Sexton, 64, of Prince George VA, died July 9, 2020. Born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Thomas F. Sexton and the late Jeanne D. Sexton.

Brian was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a wonderful friend to all who knew him. He was a graduate of Framingham North High School in 1974, and a graduate of Norwich University with a B.S. in Business in 1979.

Upon graduation, Brian was commissioned and served as an officer in the United States Army for 8 years. Following his time in the military, he continued to devote his work at Fort Lee for 30 years. After his time at Fort Lee, Brian began to work with his loving wife, Melinda, as a REALTOR at Ingram and Associates in Hopewell.

Brian was the most dedicated and involved father that his two sons could have asked for. He wholeheartedly and willingly volunteered his time in both of their sports and academics. Brian was an extremely loving and devoted grandfather and set the example of patience, dedication and selflessness to his two grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Brian was preceded in death by his brother Andrew Sexton.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Melinda Miller Sexton; sons, Scott Thomas Sexton and his wife Meagan of Midlothian, and Christopher John Sexton of Prince George. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Carter Lill Sexton and Landon Scott Sexton; a sister Katharine Sexton Miller and her husband Tom of Melbourne, Florida; brother Mark Sexton of Holliston, Massachusetts; brother Michael Sexton and his wife Marlene of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts; sister-in-law Nancy Sexton (widow of Andrew) of Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens, North Prince George, VA.

The family is being served by the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 in memory of Brian P. Sexton. Condolences may be registered at
In Memoriam George M. Brown 7/11/2020  
George "Mac" McNicol Brown passed away on Saturday, July 11 in the year of our Lord2020. Mac was born on April 27, 1946 to George Melville Brown and Margaret Constance McNicol Brown in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He was raised in Ormond Beach, Florida along with his sister Barbara Vaughn of Oakland, California who survives him. He was educated at Munson Academy and matriculated into Norwich University in 1964, where he became an indelible part of a brotherhood that extends to this day. At Norwich he was a trumpet player and accomplished soloist in the Norwich Regimental Brass Band under the baton of Major Jon Borowitz,and also played as a student musician in the Vermont Philharmonic.

His college years were interrupted by the Vietnam War in which he served as a tank commander with the A Troop, 3rd squadron, 5th Calvary. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his sacrifice.

On June 15, 1968, he married his sweetheart Juanita in Montpelier, Vermont. His marriage, now over 52 happy years, brought forth a daughter Jennifer of New Tazewell, Tennessee and a son, Scott of Wichita, Kansas as well as 2 grandchildren, Tessa and Rogan.

Following service in Vietnam, Mac completed his BS degree in accounting at Florida Technological University, now known as University of Central Florida, and eventually established his own accounting and tax service, Doctors Financial Management Group, situated in Maitland, Florida.

He supported his wife's ambition, caring for the then young children, so she could attend osteopathic medical school in North Miami Beach, Florida. He enjoyed attending his daughter's basketball games and taking his son bass fishing. In addition, he took them to the range to learn how to shoot black powder rifles. Along the way, he managed to improve and perfect his golf game to where he achieved the level of "scratch golfer". He helped his son build a Shelby Cobra replica, which he loved to drive, and they raised a barn that was the site of many festivities.

Mac truly excelled at all the things to which he turned his focus. In the early years of his marriage and professional life he more fully realized the total love of God and allowed the joy and reassurance of that message into his already big heart.

The prosperity he earned in his professional years as an accountant resulted in a lovely home and wonderful next-door neighbors, the Pham family, who had managed to escape Vietnam and make their way to America for a better life. Mac was a special neighbor to that hard-working family and took their son Hieu under his wing, feeling he had found a "second son". Hieu also matriculated into Norwich and its ROTC program. He completed his degree at the University of Central Florida and earned his wings as a jet fighter pilot October 26, 2018.

In 2014, Mac and Juanita moved north to Tennessee in support of Juanita's professional interests at LMU DCOM. Mac continued to make friends all the while staying in touch with his lifelong friends. His energy, enthusiasm, sense of humor and attention to detail made him a uniquely magnetic persona which sometimes included a good cigar, Harley-Davidson motorcycle rides, with ever-expanding appreciation for his country and, on occasion, barbecue pork and excellent bourbon.

Over the past several years Mac was challenged by failing kidneys and other health issues related to the exposure to Agent Orange while in Vietnam. Although he was determined to win the fight of his life, the added health issues caught up with him. He was courageous and faithful to the end, showing a true measure of grace drawn from undying faith which had served him and others so well. He is survived by his wife, sister, children and grandchildren.

A celebration of his life is planned for July 31, 2020, at 11 AM. Arrangements are being made by Claiborne-Overholt funeral home, New Tazewell, TN. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Central Florida Children's Home in Orlando, FL.

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