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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 Thomas S. Eley 2/10/2019  
Eley, Thomas S. GREENWICH Thomas Stockbridge Eley, age 84, passed away at the Albany Stratton V.A. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, with his family by his side, following a long illness. Tom was born on March 18, 1934, in Boston, the son of the late Thomas C. and Leontine (Stockbridge) Eley. He was a sales executive for Gulf Oil for most of his working life. Before that, he served in the United States Army for 13 years. He left the Army with the rank of Captain. Tom served in the Vietnam War, was an advisor in the Mekong Delta and was awarded a Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star. He attended Norwich University- The Military College of Vermont in Northfield. Tom and his wife Pauline moved several times over the years, but always made friends and became an active part of any community in which they resided. Some of Tom's activities included being a past member of the Henry Hose Fire Dept. in Granville, N.Y., the Kingston Fire Dept in Kingston, N.H., and a former Trustee of Rupert United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Tom served on the Battenkill Watershed Council and the Bicentennial Committee in Granville. Tom enjoyed fly fishing and became a member of the West Pawlet Fish and Game. He particularly enjoyed their Fishing Derby. He loved racing sports cars on road courses. He belonged to numerous car clubs and raced at several road courses in Connecticut in addition to racing a Mini Cooper in Nuremburg, Germany. One of his most favorite activities was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents. Tom is survived by his loving wife Pauline (Aja) Eley; and his five daughters, Liz Kurjiaka (Walter) of Glens Falls, Debbie Bourn (Jim) of Granville, Heidi Cole (Ed) of Florence, Vt., Karan Petro (Dick) of Granville and Tara Eley of Niskayuna. He was blessed with 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Jim Cramer, his former son-in-law. Tom was also predeceased his sisters, Barbara, Leontine and Lois; and a stepbrother Peter. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 15, at 1 p.m. in the Rupert United Methodist Church with the Reverend Tom Atkins officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, February 14, from 5-7 p.m. at the Robert M King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery in Warehouse Point, Conn. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff at the Stratton V.A. in Albany for the compassionate care they gave Tom during his stay. They would also like to thank the Washington County Veterans for the transportation they made available to Pauline so that she could visit Tom. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY, 12208. Online condolences may be made at
In Memoriam John B. Schreiber 1/30/2019  
John Bernard Schreiber III

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lucy nee Whitney. His children John B. (Jennifer) Schreiber IV, Amanda Schreiber, and Adam Schreiber. His grandchildren Sullivan and Lachlan Schreiber. His siblings Randy S. Schreiber and Bruce C. (Marie) Schreiber and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents John Bernard Schreiber II and Joan Brown Schreiber.

John's life was devoted to work, family, and community. He began his career in the family business, M.L. Ensminger, a general construction contracting firm. Later he moved into his own consulting business, Schreiber Construction Planning. Two projects were particularly gratifying to him: renovating Jubilee Village--an Outreach Community Ministries project, and helping to build a new church for the Pullman Presbyterian Church congregation in Chicago, Illinois. In 2002, he began a teaching career, teaching construction management at Oakton Community College in Skokie. John had a lifelong passion for history. In 2006, he earned his Master's Degree in military history from Norwich University, Vermont. Most recently, he used his mastery of history to teach at College of DuPage in their Lifetime Learning curriculum.

John's love for family prompted him to be active in the YMCA's Indian Guide/Princess program and Boy Scout Troop 45. He loved camping with his family and friends, and took great pleasure in joining his friends from Troop 45 on several hiking trips to national parks. His children will remember long conversations with their Dad about history, rock n' roll, family heritage, politics, and values.

John's family first moved to Glen Ellyn just prior to John entering kindergarten. He developed a devotion for Glen Ellyn's history, and served many years on the village's Historic Sites Committee, fighting to preserve significant properties. He was an active member in the DuPage County Republican Party, serving as a Precinct Committeeman. He was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving on the building committee during their renovation.

He was a great storyteller who LOVED history. His love of history embraced a deep regard for Glen Ellyn's historic past, military history in which he created and collected military items, and at times focusing on Chicago history such as crime and politics and architecture as well.

He spent his free time fishing, watching the Cubs, reading, enjoying a good cigar and a thermos of coffee.

Words cannot summarize the life of a man we all loved so much, but we want to take the time to thank everyone who cared for him and held him in their prayers over the last months.

A memorial visitation will be Friday, February 8 from 5 - 7 PM at Leonard Memorial Home (565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137). Memorial service will be Saturday, February 9 at 1 PM at First Presbyterian Church (550 N Main Street, Glen Ellyn).

In lieu flowers please consider donations to Pullman Presbyterian Church, 550 E. 103rd St. Chicago, IL 60628.
In Memoriam Gladys Goldberg-Daly 2/9/2019  
Brielle - Gladys Goldberg-Daly, age 83 formerly of Brielle NJ passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday February 9th, 2019 at Mattison Crossing Assisted Living Community in Freehold, NJ, where she spent the last 5 years of her life battling alzheimer's / dementia. Born in Brooklyn, NY, graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn. She went on and received a Bachelor's Degree from Hunter College in NY City and a Master's Degree in English from Kane College in NJ. In the early 70's she started her 20 year teaching career at Cedar Ridge HS in Old Bridge Township. After retiring from Cedar Ridge, Gladys taught creative writing at Monmouth University for a couple of years. After leaving the work force in the mid 90's, Gladys went on to pursue her passion the last 20 plus years of her life which was creating beautiful poetry many of which were published in journals and magazines under her published name, Gladys Goldberg. She then went on to receive a second Masters Degree of Fine Art in Writing from Norwich University, Vermont College on July 9th, 1999. When Gladys wasn't writing poetry or attending poetry readings she enjoyed traveling, going to the theater and fine dining with her husband Peter Daly. She also loved taking walks along the Jersey shore and observing the birds. Gladys loved being a Nana to her granddaughter Rachel. She loved to read poetry to her, taking walks with her, going to the wild bird seed store in Brielle and the local ice cream parlor. Rachel called these "uncharacteristically chilly nights by the ocean with Nana". Gladys was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Peter Daly. They lived together in Barclay Woods Brielle NJ for about 28 years. She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth and Paul Romanick, step son, Stuart Goldberg, granddaughter, Rachel Romanick and two daughter in laws, Dawn and Tonya Romanick. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls NJ where she was an active member.

A private family gathering will be held to honor Gladys's life. Condolences may be sent on line to www.Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 11, 2019
In Memoriam Peter J. Malnati 2/6/2019  
Peter J. Malnati
Kearny business owner, active in Salvation Army, military pilot
Peter J. Malnati of Kearny, N.J., and Little Silver, N.J., passed away on Feb. 6, 2019. He was 85 years old.
Peter was the owner of Arlington Monumental Works in Kearny. He graduated from Kearny High School, and Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., with a degree in aviation.
He entered the U.S. Army and became a fixed-wing and helicopter pilot.
He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Optimist Club, and was on the board of directors for the Salvation Army.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, serving as treasurer and deacon; he also belonged to the Copestone-Ophir Masonic Lodge.
Peter is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Elaine E. Malnati, and three children, including two sons, Mark and his wife, Karen, and Mitchell, and daughter, Lauren Henning.
Peter was blessed with six grandsons, Douglas and Matthew Malnati, Mitchell and Max Malnati, John (Jack) and Grant Henning, and two great-grandchildren.
He has two sisters, Mrs. Robert Whinham, and Dorothy Woodnorth and her husband, George.
Peter is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Raymond Perreault and Mrs. Harold Boisvert, and brother-in-law, Mr. Ronald Henkel, all of Vermont. He has many nieces and nephews in New Jersey and Vermont.
With respect to Peter's wishes, his body was donated to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Anatomical Association; no memorial service will be held.
Published in Star-Ledger on Feb. 8, 2019
In Memoriam Phyllis D. Paige 11/22/2018  
Phyllis Darlene Paige

Of Springfield, VA, passed away peacefully November 22, 2018, after a brief illness. Born in Benson, VT on April 5, 1949 to Douglas and Isabelle (Smith) Paige, she was preceded in death by both her parents, and her sister Janis. She is survived by her nephew FJ Flynn and his children Victoria, Elizabeth, and Alex; her niece Heidi Creekmore; and her niece Janis Ferrucci and her children Angella and Tyler.
Phyllis received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in accounting from Norwich University in Northfield, VT, class of 1975, remaining a lifelong supporter of her alma mater, and active in her profession for over 40 years. In addition to her devotion to family and profession, she was passionate about traveling (her favorite place was Cabo San Lucas, Mexico), scuba diving, her 1967 Corvette with which she participated in many events, and manatees. Every activity, every place visited, brought her new friends and life-long connections. She brought, and shared, richness with those who knew and loved her.
The family will hold a private celebration of her life at a later time. FJ has sponsored an on-line memorial at Your participation in the on-line memorial would mean a great deal to the family. It is suggested that any donations in her name, to either Norwich University or Save the Manatee Club, would be in keeping with her spirit.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 10, 2019
In Memoriam Steva J. Kellenberger 2/8/2019  
Deceased 4/19/2018
In Memoriam Edward S. Foster 1/28/2019  
LTC Edward S. Foster, Jr., USA (Ret.)
February 12, 1939 - January 28, 2019
Ed Foster was born on February 12, 1939 to Adelade Smith and Edward Foster, Sr. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Adelade and Edward Sr.; his brothers, Duncan Foster and Peter Foster. Ed has one surviving sister, Edith Bishop, who resides in West Jefferson, North Carolina.

Ed grew up in East Orange, New Jersey and after high school graduation attended Norwich University, which was the oldest private military academy in the US, where he excelled and became a platoon sergeant during his junior year and a corp of cadets commander during his senior year.

He was active in the Vermont ski patrol while at Norwich, and the mountain and cold weather unit. After he graduated, he was commissioned into the Army where he served for 22 years and retired as a Lt. Colonel.

While in the service, Ed taught history at West Point and completed his master's degree. Earned among other recognitions: the Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Metal, Meritorious Service Metal , 2 overseas service Bars, Bronze Star Medal, Parachute Badge, Ranger Tab, Vietnam Service medal w/3 SVC stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Joint SVCS Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with silver star, and Overseas Service Ribbon, and RVNCross of Gallantry w/ palm.

Ed's passions were the military, sailing, and his family; particularly his two daughters.

Upon his retirement from the Army in Sept of 1983, he was married to Melody Morrow and they took this opportunity to live a complete "sailing life" and lived on their sailboat "Pegasus" for 18 months, sailing in the Bahamas and the Caribbean Sea. After 18 months of living and sailing on their boat, Ed and Melody were ready to return to land and live a more conventional life. After Ed's return to the landlubber life, Ed and his wife Melody traveled to Peoples' Republic of China twice and adopted a child on each trip. Those children are Mackenzie XuXilan Morrow Foster and Michaela Chang Zue Morrow Foster.

Ed is survived by his 2 daughters Michaela and Mackenzie and his wife Melody Morrow. Mackenzie XuXilan Morrow Foster his oldest daughter, graduated from the College of William and Mary and now resides in Arlington pursuing her career in computer software development. Michaela Chang Xue Morrow Foster, his younger daughter is presently a junior at Virginia Tech studying Food Science and Technology.

Ed's family would like to especially thank Ana Santana and Mike of Excellent Care, who helped with his care during the last 11 months of Ed's illness. Treating him with love, respect and looking after his many needs. Also a special thanks to Pastor Abel who administered to Ed during this last year and to Jason who was his R.N. helping with his comfort care.

Ed will be missed by his family and friends leaving a deep emptiness in their hearts but knowing that he is on a new journey now…God Speed
In Memoriam Luton R. Reed 4/25/2014  
In Memoriam Frederick I. Robinson 2/4/2019  
no obituary at this time.
In Memoriam Arnold L. Fishbein 2/4/2019  
Arnold L. Fishbein, age 90, of Portsmouth, NH and Boca Raton, FL , passed away peacefully on February 4, 2019 at Hospice By the Sea, Boca Raton, FL.

He was born on October 14, 1928 in Haverhill, MA, the son of David and Lena (Bord) Fishbein. He grew up in Haverhill, and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1946. He attended and graduated from Norwich University with the class of 1950, and attended Boston University Law School prior to deciding to pursue a career in retail clothing.

Arnold was married and moved to Portsmouth in 1954, when the family business, Hudsons, opened a second store. For more than 40 years he was a familiar figure on Congress Street. Many of his customers, not knowing his real name, affectionately referred to Arnold as," Mr. Hudson".

From the moment he opened the store, until his retirement, he was fully invested in the City of Portsmouth, and particularly the downtown. Arnold was active in the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the original Market Square Day Committee. Upon his retirement, he volunteered at the Chamber of Commerce for several years.

Arnold had an integral part in the urban renewal project in Portsmouth in the early 1970's. He developed and was co-owner of the Worth Building, and was co-owner of the thirteen historic homes collectively known as "The Hill."

Arnold enjoyed golf with family and friends, and was a long time member of Portsmouth Country Club, and Boca Lago Country Club. He was a member, and past president of Temple Israel.

Arnold was a loving husband, brother, father, "Grandpa", and "Zayde", and to all who had the privilege of knowing him, a true gentleman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Naomi (Partoll) Fishbein, his children; Dr. James Fishbein and his wife Myra of Greenland, NH, Daniel Fishbein and his wife Belinda of Dover, NH, and Sue Ellen Williamson and her husband Russell of Ooltewah, TN. He is further survived by six grandchildren; Jennifer (Ira) Lehrer of Greenland, NH, Morgan (Greg) Henneman of Belair, MD, Jillian (Michael) Gibson of Hamden, CT, Alex (Veronica) Johannsen of San Antonio, TX, Kyle (Amy) Johannsen of Clarkston, GA, and Jaclyn Johannsen of Murfreesboro, TN ,and five great grandchildren; Alec and Jack Lehrer, Avery and Caroline Henneman, and Charles Gibson. Arnold is also survived by a brother, Elliott ( Shirley) Fishbein of Portsmouth, NH, a sister, Sandra Channen of Andover, MA, and several nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his parents and a brother, Jerome Fishbein.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at Temple Israel 200 State St. Portsmouth, NH on Friday February 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow immediately after at the Temple Israel Cemetery Banfield Rd. Portsmouth, NH. Shiva will be observed at the home of James Fishbein 41 Windsor Green Rd Greenland, NH on Sunday February 10, 2019 and Monday February 11, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM both days. In lieu of flowers, donations in Arnold's memory may be made to Temple Israel 200 State St. Portsmouth, NH 03801.
In Memoriam Roger V. Howard 1/31/2019  
Roger V. Howard - Marina Owner Mr. Roger Howard of Ormond Beach Florida died Thursday January 31, 2019, peacefully with his wife and daughter at his side after a brief illness. Roger was born in Glens Falls, NY on June 15, 1940. Roger was predeceased by his mother, Grace Mann Howard and father Verne A. Howard. He was raised in Glens Falls and spent summers at his beloved Lake George. After high school Roger graduated from Norwich University as a lieutenant and was stationed in Germany. After his service Mr. Howard returned to Lake George and started Dunham's Bay Sea Ray. Later on expanding other marinas in Lake Champlain, a dealership in Burlington Vt. and a main show room in Albany, NY. Roger is survived by his wife Lynn C. Howard of Ormond Beach, a sister Barbara Unger and her husband (Dr. Pat Unger) of Melbourne Fl, a sister Tina Collins and her husband (Peter Collins) of Lake George, N.Y. a step daughter Robin Ross (Daniel Ross) of Pattersonville N.Y. and two sons Health and Travis Howard along with several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Roger was a longtime member of the Lake George Club along with many other organizations such as Rotary and the Lake George Association. Roger was a licensed pilot and an avid boating enthusiast. Roger also enjoyed golfing, but his favorite place to be was cruising Lake George in his 30' Hacker Craft where he and Lynn spent many enjoyable times together. He lived his life with kindness and great compassion. Roger will forever be known as a true gentleman and deeply missed by anyone who's path he crossed. Roger was one of the last of the truly "nice guys". A private service will be held at the Saratoga National Cemetery in the spring.
Published in The Daily Gazette from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2019
In Memoriam Barbara R. Hurlburt 8/23/2018  
no obit found
In Memoriam Richard Calhoun 1/23/2019  
ichard was born on September 6, 1939 and passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Richard was a resident of Connecticut at the time of passing.

In North Canaan, he attended local schools and graduated from Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village.

Friends may call Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00p.m. at Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home, 258 Prospect St., Torrington, with a service to be offered at 8:00p.m. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 11:00a.m. at Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, CT. Calling Hours at the Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on January 29, 2019.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Torrington Library Association, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, CT 06790.
In Memoriam John W. Lord 1/24/2019  
John "Jack" W. Lord, 74, of East Deer Township, formerly of Portland, Maine, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. He was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Natrona Heights, and was the son of the late Charles F. and Ruth (Rinker) Lord. Jack was a retired consultant in finance, in the banking industry for 20 years. He was a graduate of Vermont College and received his master's degree from Boston University. Jack enjoyed history and science, and was a lifelong reader. He leaves behind a legacy of people who always learned something from him, whether they wanted to or not. He is survived by his sisters, the Rev. Janet F. Lord, of Creighton, and Karen E. (Russell) Goff, of Charleston, W.Va.; a nephew, Timothy Sladisky; a niece, Megan (Jason) Workman; and two great-nephews, Carter and Cooper Workman.
Per Jack's request, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements are by the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., Creighton.
Memorial contributions can be made to Springdale Free Public Library.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Jan. 25, 2019
In Memoriam Thomas R. Farmer 4/19/2009  
In Memoriam Bruce J. Gillies 1/20/2019  
PORTLAND - Bruce J. Gillies Sr., of Portland, passed away on Jan. 20, 2019. He was born in New Haven, Conn. on July 15, 1933, the first child and son of James A. Gillies Sr. and Virginia (Toole) Gillies.

Bruce was well educated at The Fessenden School, Morse High in Bath, The Choate School, and ultimately graduated from Hamden High, Hamden Conn. in 1953. Upon graduation in 1957 from Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. While serving, Bruce supervised the training of soldiers in the fine art of grenade throwing and commanded a company of tanks.

Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Bruce ventured west where he started his lumber career, as a fifth generation Gillies, working in sawmills in Oregon and the state of Washington. He entered the sales end of the business with Weyerhauser Forest Products as a salesman in 1959, starting in Tacoma, Wash. He was then transferred to EL Paso, Texas, then on to Denver, Colo., building each territory successfully. Bruce moved back to Maine upon the death of his father in 1964, who himself owned and operated lumber manufacturing mills.

Bruce and his brother, Jim, ran the family business for two years. Shortly thereafter, Bruce opened an office for Turgeon Brothers in Concord, N.H. It was during this time that he and his future business partner, Bud Prittie, started to discuss a wholesale distribution niche. In the late 60's they opened a small yard in Concord, N.H. under the name of Cooper-Widman. In 1973 they pooled what money they had and incorporated Gillies and Prittie, Inc. Together they built a successful wholesale lumber business that is still going strong. Up until recently, Bruce was at the office five days a week buying and selling lumber, and offering wisdom that only one had with such a strong passion for the lumber business.

Bruce was a skilled and fearless hockey goalie, selected as an All-American and team captain while at Norwich. Bruce would share stories about his head coach, Bob Priestly, along with his brief stint with the New Haven Nutmegs after college. While in Concord, Bruce played for the Concord Shamrocks. He was so popular as a player that after a fire at his home, the entire proceeds from a game were donated to him and his family. Along with his player accomplishments, he was an instrumental member of the team that founded the Concord, NH Youth Hockey Association.

Bruce was a very active airplane pilot, having accumulated over 2,500 flight hours during his lifetime. He was a longstanding member of the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the non-profit organization, Angel Flight. Bruce logged over 120 flights for Angel Flight, bringing patients from all over New England (including northern Maine) to their cancer and other medical treatments free of charge. As a cancer survivor, he quietly paid it forward and truly found it to be his passion to help where he could.

Along with flying, a favorite endeavor of Bruce's was mountain hiking. Together with members of Outward Bound, on his own or with family, Bruce traveled to Scotland and even Russia to hike, and climbed regularly in the White Mountains. Bruce was also a member of Hoo Hoo, an American Lumber Association, and was very active as a hockey and lacrosse referee.

Bruce is survived by a large and loving family including three sons, Kurt (Paula Colgan-Heath) Gillies of Pembroke, N.H., Bruce (Debbie) Gillies of South Portland, and Chris (Trina) Gillies of Littleton, Colo. Also surviving are his siblings, Jim (Susan) Gillies of Bath, Dillon (Paula) Gillies of Scarborough, Gordon (Mary) Gillies of Starks and Mary "Sissy" (Michael) Leonard of Machias. He leaves behind six grandchildren, Jonathan, Cameron, Gunnar, Gannon, Grayson and Maeve; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bruce's family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Jacquelyn A. Hedlund, Dr. Timothy Baum and Dr. Andreas Stefan for their heartening guidance and treatment efforts over the years. The doctors and nurses at Maine Medical, and the team of angels from Southern NH Hospice are also recipients of the family's gratitude for their services during Bruce's final days.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. Condolences may be made online at

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Angel Flight Northeast at Angel Flight NE

Lawrence Municipal Airport

492 Sutton St.

North Andover, MA 01845 and:

Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route One

Scarborough, ME 04074
In Memoriam William C. Saunders 1/23/2019  
Sumter, SC…..Lt Col. William C. Saunders US Army, Retired, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 while surrounded by his family.
Bill was the husband of the late Virginia (Smith) Saunders. They were married in March of 1968 while attending college in Northfield, VT. He was the oldest son of the late Ralph W. Saunders and Ella (Viall) Saunders. After graduating in 1965 from Attleboro High School, Bill went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree from Norwich University in Northfield, VT and then on to receive a Master Degree in 1972 from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. After graduating from Norwich University in 1969, Bill received a commission in the US Army as a Second Lieutenant. LTC Saunders served on Active Duty from 1969 through 1972. In late 1972, Bill transitioned from Active Duty to the US Army Reserve in order to continue his service to his country. During his 26-year military career, he was mobilized for service in support of Panama and the Gulf War, as well as leading several deployments to Europe. Bill had the distinction of being a staff officer in the first US Army Reserve unit to be mobilized for a declared national disaster (Blizzard of 1978). Some of his most memorable moments where the adventures he shared with his close friend, the late Command Sergeant Major John Macedo, re-telling of those adventures to all who would listen. Bill retired from the military in 1996. While serving in the US Army Reserve, Bill held a civilian career as an Educator in the Attleboro Public School System as a vocational special needs teacher and a technology teacher. He retired from teaching in 2004 after a 35+ year career. As an educator, he believed in the advancement of technology and the education of technology to his students. As part of this, Bill was actively involved with the Technology Preparation Program at Bristol Community College. When not otherwise working with the Army or the schools, Bill assisted his family in the operation of the Credit Reporting Bureau in Attleboro, MA. for over 25 yrs.
In retirement, Bill served as the Director of Veterans' Services for the Town of Rehoboth where he resided for 42 years. He was a Life Member of the American Legion and served as the local Post 302 Adjutant from 1998 to 2014. In addition to his passion for the military and veterans, Bill had a lifelong love for the game of golf. He would often say "the Golf God has a way of teasing you." while in search of the elusive "hole-in-one". After a lifetime of trying, Bill was able to attain this goal of a "hole-in-one" in 2007 while playing with friends at Stone-E-Lea Golf Course in Attleboro, MA. He enjoyed the time he spent playing the game with his friends, and most enjoyed playing with his son, grandsons, and son­in-law.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Kathleen J. Lee and her husband retired US Air Force Master Sergeant Robert N. Lee Jr. of Sumter, SC, his son- Brendan J. Saunders and his wife Tracy L. Saunders of Cypress, TX, sister- Cynthia Kelley and her spouse Kathryn Greene of Tallahassee, FL, Brothers Frederick V. Saunders and wife Sandra of North Attleboro, MA and Dana E. Saunders and wife Kathy of Attleboro, MA. In addition, he is survived by 4 grandchildren, granddaughter Kayla E. Saunders of Cypress, TX, grandsons Nicholas and Joseph Saunders of Cypress, TX, and Edward R. Lee of Sumter, SC, 7 nieces and nephews, and 13 grand-nieces/nephews.
Visiting hours will be held at Bullock Funeral Home on Wilson Hall Road in Sumer, SC on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 2:00-4:00pm.
Funeral services will be held Monday, February 4, 2019 at Bullock Funeral Home on Wilson Hall Road in Sumer, SC with The Rev. Jock Hendricks officiating. Interment will follow the service, with full military honors, on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that charitable donations be made to The American Legion (, American Legion Post 302 Rehoboth, MA (P.O. Box 1 Rehoboth, MA 02769), the U.S.O. (, or other US military veterans related charitable organization.
You may go to and sign the family's guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Published in Sun Chronicle on Jan. 24, 2019
In Memoriam Joseph P. Posk 1/15/2019  
Joseph Peter Posk Jr. of East Greenwich, RI died on January 15, 2019 with his family by his side.
He was known as "Joe" by many of his friends and "Peter" by his childhood friends and family. He was born in Spencer Massachusetts, the son of Joseph Posk Sr of Athol Massachusetts and Irene Posk (nee Cooke) of Watertown, NY.
He attended David Prouty High School in Spencer, where he played in a rock & jazz band. He went on to graduate from Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont. Joe married Jean Posk (nee Birong) after graduation and the two moved to Germany where he was stationed with the US Army.
Joe and Jean moved to Rhode Island in 1967 and he spent his career at Narragansett Electric, later New England Electric, first as an electrical engineer and later in various Management roles. They bought a home in East Greenwich in 1969, where they have resided since, in which the two raised their three children.
Through the years Joe enjoyed spending time with family. His passions were boating & fishing, playing tennis & golf, and vacationing each summer in Point Judith. He loved the outdoors, working in the yard and always had a home improvement project to work on.
Joe is survived by his wife Jean, sons Peter (and his wife Ann Marie) and Mike (and his wife Kathleen), daughter Allison (and her husband Chip) and his sister Irene Carnahan. He is also survived by his grandchildren Mikayla and Mitchell Posk, Eva and Olivia Posk, and Cassidy, Lexi and Tyler Lattanzio.
Per his wishes, the family will host a Celebration of Life event this summer at a date and place to be determined.
A small service will be held in Massachusetts for family and close friends. Please visit for the online announcement.
Published in Southern Rhode Island Newspapers on Jan. 17, 2019
In Memoriam Henry W. Sandhusen 12/1/2018  
Henry was born on November 3, 1944 and passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Henry was a resident of Virginia at the time of passing.
In Memoriam Patricia W. Allan 1/1/1992  
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