In Memoriam - Triangle Volume 82, No. 3
IN MEMORIAM – WINTER/SPRING 2010-11
Edith Cooper, Oct. 1, 2010.
Shirley Benson, June 1, 2009.
Charles A. Dain (G’38), Sept. 30, 2010.
Max Thomas Ervin, Nov. 5, 2010.
Robert E. Raymond (G’53), New York, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2010. Raymond served as a commissioned officer for the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a professor emeritus and director of athletics at Slippery Rock (Penn.) University, where he was inducted into the Slippery Rock University Athletic Hall of Fame. He enjoyed the outdoors, particularly hiking, mountain climbing, canoeing, fishing, hunting, skiing, playing tennis, and golfing. He was a golf professional for more than 40 years, teaching at several golf clubs. Raymond was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Peggy, and a daughter, and leaves a daughter, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
William A. McClennan, Yarmouthport, Mass., Nov. 26, 2010. McClennan began his career as a scout executive for the Boy Scouts of America, serving in Massachusetts and New York. He then moved on to professional fundraising, eventually founding his own firm – William A. McClennan Associates. Upon retirement, he devoted his time to volunteerism, and was named the Cape Cod Outstanding Volunteer of the Year in 2010 for his work with numerous organizations. McClennan was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Evelyn, and a son, and is survived by two children, a stepson, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Hilmy Mikhail (G), Oct. 29, 2010.
Eleanor Sheehan (G), Nov. 26, 2010.
William L. Waldron, South Windsor, Conn., July 19, 2010. Waldron served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later was a teacher and coach for 35 years. An avid fisherman and gardener, Waldron was active in his church and community. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia, three children, and nine grandchildren.
Douglas P. Boyea, Plainville, Conn., Nov. 30, 2010. Boyea served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He went on to devote his career to the YMCA as the health and physical education director in Pittsfield, Mass., New York City, and New Britain, Conn. He also taught physical education at Benjamin Franklin and Vance schools in New Britain. Boyea left a mark on athletics, helping to develop the sport of racquetball, and serving as a fencing judge in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He enjoyed photography and was active in his church and community. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruthe, and leaves two children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandsons.
Franklin J. Engelhardt, Hanover, Penn., Sept. 2, 2010. Engelhardt served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then worked for the YMCA for 50 years, eventually retiring as the vice president for business and personnel at the Long Island (N.Y.) YMCA. He also served as the president of the Association of Professional YMCA Directors. He was active in many different organizations. Engelhardt was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, and is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Edna Knowlton, July 8, 2010.
Paul Rose, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 24, 2010. Rose served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He spent his career working in the Cleveland Public School System, teaching, coaching, and serving as principal in three schools. He eventually rose to co-supervisor of physical education for the school system. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Alice, three sons, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Grace L. (Rowland) Clancy (G), Jan. 13, 2010.
Leonard Conner, Little Rock, Ark., July 6, 2010. Conner spent his career in the YMCA, where he was known as Mr. C. He leaves his wife, Ruth, and four children.
Francis E. Geissler (G), July 13, 2009.
Marie C. Auth (G), Naples, Fla., June 19, 2010. Auth was a guidance counselor in the Montgomery County (Maryland) School District. She leaves a sister, 22 nieces and nephews, and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Leon L. Kantor (G), Jan. 9, 2010.
Charles Jay McWilliams (G), Willoughby, Ohio, Oct. 17, 2010. McWilliams coached basketball at Virginia Military Institute, Alfred University, and Trinity College before becoming the director of physical education for Hudson (Ohio) Schools. He started Hudson High School’s first tennis and cross country teams, and also became the town’s first director of recreation. He was active in his church and coached the Ashland (Ohio) College tennis team in retirement. McWilliams is survived by his wife Natalie, three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Richard B. Morland (G), Aug. 2, 2010.
Raymond P. Murphy (G), Sept. 30, 2010.
Edward W. Robinson (G’49), Shelton, Conn., July 1, 2010. Robinson served in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. He taught high school history and physical education, and coached football and swimming in Warren, Mass., and Hewlett, N.Y., before retiring in 1980. He was active with his church.
Thomas A. Cartmill, Davidson, N.C., July 14, 2010. Cartmill served during World War II. He spent his career as an athletic administrator and coach, having coached basketball, tennis, football, and soccer at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.; worked as the director of athletics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.; and served as director of athletics and golf coach at Davidson (N.C.) College. He enjoyed playing tennis and golf, landscaping his yard, tending his rose gardens, and spending time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth, and leaves two sons, six grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.
Janet (Rogers) Enzmann (G), Aug. 16, 2010.
Frank A. Krayer, May 28, 2010.
Thomas P. Moore (G), Nov. 8, 2010.
George J. Ross, Sept. 6, 2010.
Harold L. Tucker, Montpelier, Vt., Aug. 5, 2010. Tucker served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later in the Navy reserves before retiring as a commander. He was a lifetime educator, teaching physical education in New Lebanon, N.Y., and coaching basketball. He transitioned to school administration and was the superintendent of schools in the Cato-Meridian Central School District in Cato, N.Y., from 1968 to 1983. After retiring, he led aerobics classes for seniors at a Y in DeLand, Fla., and was active in his church. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Persis, and is survived by two children, two granddaughters, and a sister.
Cecil E. Warren, Nov. 18, 2010.
Charles V. Cook, Sept. 16, 2010.
Evangelo M. Gerontinos (G’51), San Jose, Calif., Oct. 7, 2010. Gerontinos served as a surgical technician for the U.S. Army during World War II. He then worked as chief of corrective therapy at the Palo Alto (Calif.) Veterans Administration Hospital for 45 years. He was also a clinical professor of adaptive therapy education at San Jose (Calif.) State University, and authored several articles on physical therapy for professional magazines. Upon retirement, he worked for the YMCA and volunteered at the VA. He was active in the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.
Gilbert S. Jordan, Mirror Lake, N.H., April 2, 2010. Jordan served in the U.S. Air Force. He later worked as the director of buildings and grounds at Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Mass., and founded the school’s wrestling team in 1955. He was also an assistant football coach. Jordan loved golf, traveling, hunting, hiking, playing cribbage, and spending time with his family. He was active in his community. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Ann, three children, three brothers, and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
David Brosius Kintzing, Savannah, Ga., March 13, 2010. Kintzing served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He spent 30 years working at Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, N.Y., as athletics director and basketball, football, and golf coach. The school holds an annual Dave Kintzing Basketball Tournament. Upon retirement, he enjoyed golfing and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and many other organizations. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Florence, two children, and four grandchildren.
Donald F. Knox, Florence, S.C., July 24, 2010. Knox served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at the Florida Power and Light Company in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, and was an active member of his church and an avid golfer. He leaves several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.
Robert A. Latour (G), Wilbraham, Mass., Nov. 18, 2010. Latour served as a corporal in the 63rd Infantry Division during World War II. He worked at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Penn., from 1956 until his retirement in 1990, serving as a faculty member (rising to the rank of professor), men’s swimming coach, director of athletics, and senior associate director of athletics. As the swimming coach, he led his teams to six conference titles and the 1964 NCAA championship. He was inducted into the Bucknell University Hall of Fame in 1986. Latour enjoyed golfing and was active in his church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Thelma, two children, and five grandchildren.
Lloyd G. McDonald, Brewster, Mass., Oct. 4, 2010. A native of New Zealand, McDonald served alongside U.S. forces as part of the New Zealand Army during World War II. After holding coaching and teaching positions at schools in the U.S. and New Zealand, McDonald served as an athletic director, teacher, and coach at the Watkinson School in Hartford, Conn. He was predeceased by a son, and leaves his wife of 58 years, Alice, and three grandchildren.
Clayton R. Myers, July 20, 2010.
Richard E. Rogalski, Newington, Conn., Oct. 29, 2010. Rogalski served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then taught physical education and science at Newington (Conn.) High School, also serving as the director of physical education from 1953 to 1978. He also spent time as the director of athletics and vice principal at the school. He received the Connecticut Golf Coach of the Year award in 1967 and the American Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Honor Award in 1976. Rogalski enjoyed golfing – and was a member of the Indian Hill Country Club Board of Directors in Newington. He also enjoyed playing baseball and pool. He leaves three children, six grandchildren, a brother, and several nieces and nephews.
Francis P. Cameron, Sept. 3, 2010.
Albert F. Carbonneau, West Hartford, Conn., Oct. 14, 2010. Carbonneau served in the U.S. Navy. He then began his 38-year career in education, where he taught and served as principal in several West Hartford, Conn., schools. Upon retirement, he devoted himself to volunteerism and was active in his church. He is survived by seven children, 17 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Charlotte Ellis, Sept. 1, 2010.
Robert Gardner, Venice, Fla., April 27, 2010. Gardner served in World War II, and then worked for 27 years in Veteran Administration hospitals. He held positions of chief of recreation, voluntary service, and public relations officer. Upon his retirement, he worked part time at the Manchester (N.H.) YMCA as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, and held similar posts at New Hampshire College. Gardner leaves his wife, Dorothy, and two children.
Glenys Louise Holms, Dec. 10, 2010.
John B. Johnson, July 10, 2010.
John L. Neumann (G’56), Longmeadow, Mass., Dec. 12, 2010. Neumann was a professor emeritus at Springfield College, where he taught physical education and psychology. Neumann served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and earned the American Theater Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. At Springfield College, he worked as the acting director and assistant director of the division of health, physical education, and recreation for four years. He was an offensive coordinator of the football team starting in 1965, the team’s only undefeated season. In addition, he took on positions to help foster the relationships between Springfield College and the YMCA, and Springfield College and other nations. He also worked as a certified medical psychotherapist in several practices and taught at Western New England College and the New Mexico Military Institute, and coached football at the University of California and the University of New Mexico.
Neumann was heavily involved with the Senior Games on the national and state level. He worked with the Springfield Council on Aging and with Governor William Weld to found the Massachusetts Senior Games in 1992. He served on the Games’ National Board of Directors and on the National Senior Games Committee, to both of which he was elected chair. He was inducted in the National Senior Games Hall of Fame in 2009.
Neumann leaves his wife of 58 years, Priscilla, three children (Sandra ’79, Jeffrey ’81, and Christopher ’84), two grandchildren, and many other loving family members and friends.
Robert M. Walker, Sept. 12, 2010.
Vivian Brown, April 19, 2008.
William A. Davis Jr., July 7, 2010.
John Edward Gaisford (G), Aug. 19, 2010.
John Edward Hilliard (G), May 23, 2010.
Arthur Benjamin Parker (G’53), Aug. 2, 2010.
John A. Weiss, May 11, 2010.
Theodore C. Hunt, Sept. 8, 2010.
Edward J. Hines Jr., July 2, 2010.
James W. Snow Jr., July 12, 2010.
Roberta (Morrier) Soliwoda (G), Sept. 16, 2010.
Donald W. Berndt (G), Lexington, N.C., July 2, 2010. Berndt served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked as an assistant principal, and he was active in his church. Berndt was predeceased by a granddaughter, and is survived by his wife, Jean, five children, and five grandchildren.
Richard A. Case, Needham, Mass., Nov. 6, 2010. Case served in the U.S. Army before embarking on a 35-year career teaching physical education in Brookline, Mass. He also coached high school swimming in Brookline, Needham, and Wellesley. He was named the Coach of the Year by the Boston Globe in 1985 and was active in many swimming coaches’ organizations. In addition, Case worked at the Becket Chimney Corners YMCA camp in the Berkshires. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Barbara, three sons, seven grandchildren, and brother.
Erick Sargent (G), Aug. 5, 2010.
Rev. Norman Towns, Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 7, 2010. Towns served in the U.S. Army and Air Force during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He went on to work 20 years in education as a teacher and guidance counselor before spending the next 24 years as a minister in several American Baptist Convention congregations. Towns was active in the Lions Club for 37 years. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Deborah, two sons, and four grandchildren.
Donald Walter Tuohey (G), July 19, 2010.
Guy P. Beach (G), Nov. 7, 2010.
Richard W. Caswell (G’57), Dec. 6, 2010.
Paul R. Huprich, Sept. 19, 2010.
Joan LeFrank, Palo Alto, Calif., Nov. 26, 2010. LeFrank was a longtime physical educator and basketball, softball, and tennis coach. She enjoyed playing the ukulele and banjo, painting, staining glass, knitting, ceramic tiling, completing home renovations, traveling, and rooting for the Stanford University women’s basketball team. LeFrank was predeceased by her sister and brother, and is survived by six nieces and nephews, 16 great-nieces and great-nephews, and a great-great-niece.
Richard William Rege (G), Oct. 11, 2010.
David J. Martens, Fairport, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2010. Martens dedicated his career to student athletics on all levels. After playing baseball in the Milwaukee Braves organization in 1958, he taught, coached, and served in the athletics department at New York high schools in Rushford, Brockport, and Fairport. He was named the New York State Athletic Director of the Year in 1981 and 1986. Martens was predeceased by his wives Judy and Patricia, and is survived by three children, two step-sons, his sister, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Roland Roger Pearson, East Providence, R.I., Oct. 22, 2010. Pearson served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He then worked as the director of the East Providence (R.I.) YMCA, managing a staff of 100 people; an Allstate sales representative; and as the owner of a job placement company. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. He leaves four children and two sisters.
James P. McGettigan, July 10, 2010.
Armand L. Shaner (G), State College, Penn., Nov. 28, 2010. Shaner was a member of the 317 Troop Carrier for the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, and earned a bronze star. Prior to his time at Springfield College, he taught physical education and coached basketball, and afterward, he taught, coached, and rose to dean of students at Lafayette College in Easton, Penn. Shaner then moved on to the Penn State athletics department, where he was named the director of the natatorium. His involvement in aquatics earned him the role of president of the Pennsylvania Aquatics Council, founder of the Pennsylvania Swimming Hall of Fame (into which he was later inducted), and chairperson of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. He enjoyed supporting Penn State athletics, traveling in Europe, golfing, swimming, gardening, listening to big band music, and visiting with family and friends. He is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.
William R. Cox, Princeton, N.J., April 18, 2010. Cox served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a longtime and esteemed public relations and corporate communications executive and counselor, having worked for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Western Oil and Gas Association, the Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association, Porter Novelli, Dentsu Burson-Marsteller, the Squibb Corporation, and the Gulf Oil Coporation, and more. With his wife he founded Cox Communications Partners, a communications advocacy and cause-related marketing firm. He was an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America for decades, and was an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Teri, three children, and four grandchildren.
Charles E. Larson, Sept. 28, 2010.
Joseph Scherr (G), July 3, 2010.
Joseph Woodhead, Portland, Maine, Oct. 18, 2010. Woodhead served in the U.S. Army. He then taught for 33 years at Lisbon (Maine) High School, serving as the varsity football coach until 1986 and winning four state championships. He later served as an assistant football coach and throwing events coach for the men’s and women’s track and field teams at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He leaves his wife of 48 years, Mary Ellen, two sons, and four granddaughters.
Robert T. Calley, Nov. 3, 2010.
Paul F. Goss (G), June 13, 2010.
Harold W. Hawkes, Aug. 26, 2010.
Robert C. McKenna (G), Aug. 11, 2010.
Domenica M. (Piergiovanni) Perrin (G), May 11, 2010.
Barbara R. Graves (G), Ashfield, Mass., June 30, 2010. Graves taught at Robinson Park Elementary School in Agawam, Mass., for 22 years. She wrote essays about her childhood that she published in a book “Tales of Apple Valley,” and enjoyed studying her family history. Graves was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, and a son, and is survived by two daughters, three grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
Raymond R. Lussier (G), Aug. 9, 2010.
Sally Thomson, Vero Beach, Fla., April 19, 2010. Thomson was an elementary teacher at Brown School in Schenectady, N.Y., until her retirement. She was a member of the Vista Gardens board of directors. Thomson was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Theodore, and a son and is survived by two sons, four grandchildren, and five sisters.
Sonia R. Boshko, April 12, 2010.
John K. Shiposki, Dec. 10, 2009.
Richard A. Stachowicz, July 13, 2010.
Darcy F. Smith, July 16, 2010.
Suzanne (Lucking) Berry, Rumson, N.J., May 7, 2010. Berry was a special education teacher in the Fair Haven (N.J.) School District, where she rose to the rank of director of special education, a position she held until her retirement. She volunteered at the Rumson Public Library and taught immigrants how to read English. She enjoyed reading, knitting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. She leaves her husband of 43 years, Bill, her father, two sons, and three grandchildren.
Corliss K. Wells, Oct. 22, 2010.
Stephen A. Glass (G’69), Killingworth, Conn., Nov. 29, 2010. Glass began his career as a school psychologist at the Meriden (Conn.) Parochial Schools before rising to become director of Dartec House and chief executive officer of Blue Hill Hospital in Hartford, Conn. He retired as the executive director of the drug and alcohol rehabilitation hospitals for the state of Connecticut. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Allyson, two children, and three grandchildren.
Nancy Ellen Conboy (G), Ellington, Conn., Nov. 15, 2010. Conboy was a teacher and guidance counselor for Enfield (Conn.) Public Schools for 37 years before retiring in 1999. She leaves her cousin and many close friends and family members.
Eleanor (Bradway) Lammers (G’76), Aug. 27, 2010.
M. Ruth (Robison) Ogozalek (G’74), Aug. 25, 2010.
Priscilla (Winchell) Hughes, July 6, 2010.
James Peter Service, Columbia, Md., April 7, 2010. Service worked in the food service industry for more than 30 years, including at the Balter Sales Co., in New York City and as a partner in Weir/Service, Inc. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling with his wife, Laura, and rooting for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and Baltimore Ravens. He is survived by his wife, their sons, and their grandchildren.
Judith E. Riordan (G), July 2, 2010.
Carolyn Yeager (G), Sept. 18, 2010. Yeager was a retired school teacher and social worker. She was active in her church. Yeager leaves her brother, two nieces, and numerous cousins.
Timothy C. Burgdorf, South Portland, Maine, Oct. 30, 2010. Burgdorf taught at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf for 12 years. He then became a computer applications trainer for the VTEC Training Center in South Portland, Maine, and was a highly sought-after presenter at information technology conferences throughout New England. Burgdorf is survived by his wife of 26 years ,Valori, two sons, father, brother, nephew, and niece.
Donald C. Thomas, May 7, 2010.
Joseph A. Davis, Sept. 15, 2010.
Dean W. Jeffers (H), Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2010. Jeffers was a Springfield College Trustee from 1970-79 and a corporator from 1979-81. He was the general chairman and chief executive officer of Nationwide insurance company, working his way up from a part-time insurance agent. He also served as the company’s president and general manager. He was an active member of many boards of directors and community organizations, and was a recipient of many civic honors. Jeffers was predeceased by his wife, Ruthe, a daughter, and a grandson, and leaves a son, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Donna A. (Jeffers) Brown (G), High Point, N.C., Sept. 2, 2010. Brown devoted her career to parks and recreation and education. She spent time as a recreation director (Gloucester Township, N.J.); assistant recreation director (Ridgefield, Conn.); recreation/park planner (N.J.); education coordinator for the Philadelphia (Penn.) Ranger Corps; lecturer and associate professor (University of North Carolina); and assistant professor at Temple University (Philadelphia). She was predeceased by a son, and leaves her husband of 21 years, Edwin.
Jane Ann (Houston) Kelly, Englewood, Fla., Nov. 12, 2010. Kelly was a registered nurse with a deep compassion for people and animals. She was active with animal rescue groups, including the St. Francis Animal Rescue in Florida and the Cocheco Valley Humane Society in her native New Hampshire. She also volunteered with a therapeutic riding program that paired horses with disabled children and adults to help with their physical and emotional therapy. She enjoyed gardening, scuba diving in the Caribbean, and spending time at the ocean. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Patrick, father David, and many extended family members and friends.
O’Neal Anderson (G), Oct. 8, 2010.
Margaret N. Graves, Southern Pines, N.C., Aug. 22, 2010. Graves was a licensed clinical social worker specializing in substance abuse and recently retired as the executive director of the North Carolina Caring Dental Program. She also had a private practice in Southern Pines, N.C., for many years. She enjoyed painting and traveling, and she was active in her community. Graves leaves her husband of 27 years, Neil, two children, and four grandchildren.
Martin B. Mahoney (G), Sept. 26, 2010.
Charles Alexander Alartosky, July 4, 2010.
Diane Dubisz, Manchester, N.H., Dec. 2, 2010. Dubisz enjoyed the arts, particularly music and singing. She leaves her mother, two siblings, and many extended family members.
Murle Greer, Jan. 1, 2007.
FACULTY, STAFF, AND TRUSTEES
John E. Lescroart, Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2010. Lescroart was a corporator and member of the Development Committee at Springfield College from 1983-86 and served as a Trustee from 1986 to 1991. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and began his career at Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company, an international offshore port construction and dredging firm, rising from the mailroom to chairman of the board. He then became the director of deep water ports for the U.S. Transportation Department. Upon retirement, he volunteered as a consultant for the International Executive Service Corps and moved to his beloved Buffalo, N.Y., to be near family. Lescroart was predeceased by his wife, Maureen, and is survived by four children.
Robert E. Markarian, Springfield, Mass., Oct. 13, 2010. Markarian was a professor of education at Springfield College, serving as the director of the division of community education, the summer school, and the division of continuing education from 1948 until his retirement in 1977. A veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II, he traveled with other U.S. educators to Egypt as part of work for the U.S. Department of State. He was also an accomplished woodcarver and served as president of the Reeds Landing Independent Residents’ Association. He was predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Dorothy and is survived by two children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Robert B. Resnick, Springfield, Mass., Sept. 19, 2010. Resnick was a professor of English for 35 years at Springfield College, helping to establish the English major and chairing the department for several years. A veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, he was active in the Greater Springfield Freeman Post No. 26 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, the Springfield Jewish Community Center, the American Association of University Professors, Temple Beth El, and more. He enjoyed theater and music. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Carol, two children, and three grandchildren.
Margaret A. Thorsen, Sanibel, Fla., Dec. 14, 2010. Thorsen taught physical education at Springfield College from 1951 to 1974, joining the staff the same year that women were admitted to the College. In 1968, she was appointed the administrative assistant to the director of health, physical education, and recreation, in charge of women’s physical education. She wrote “Basic Rhythms” with Ruth Evans and was the editor for all sports definitions in the “Webster’s International Unabridged Dictionary.”
Rita Mae (Kenney) Tremble, Longmeadow, Mass., Oct. 15, 2010. Tremble co-chaired the Springfield College Parents Association with her husband Edward, who also served as a corporator to the College from 1977-92. Tremble co-founded Valley Communications Systems in Chicopee, Mass., and received many awards during her storied career. In 2000, she was among the first class of inductees in the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. She also served as a Hampden County Deputy Sheriff for more than 33 years. She and the rest of the Tremble family have long been a part of the Springfield College community, as four of Rita and Edward’s children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren are all alumni. Tremble was predeceased by Edward, two daughters, and three grandchildren, and is survived by eight children and 72 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Burton J. Weinbaum, Longmeadow, Mass., Dec. 15, 2010. Weinbaum served on the Springfield College Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1998, and had terms on the Committee on Trustees, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, the Development and Institutional Advancement Committee, and the Business Affairs Committee, of which he was also the chair. He was also involved in the organization of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Professionally, Weinbaum rose through the executive ranks at Stop & Shop and The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, eventually serving as corporate vice president, president of the Northeast Group, and special assistant to the chairman of the board for the latter organization. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce, two children, and two grandchildren.