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UVM Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers

IN MEMORIAM - UVM Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers

This webpage lists faculty and administrative officers who have died since this website was formed in December 2010

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MICHAEL ABDALLA    (1933 - 2016)
Michael Wayne Abdalla MD passed away peacefully on May 8, 2016 in Fullerton, CA with his wife Jean by his side. Dr. "Mike" Abdalla was born 9/16/33 in Burlington, VT to Michael S. Abdalla and Helen (Kishfy). He attended UVM undergrad and the UVM College of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha). He completed his training in Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Colorado Medical Center. In 1963 he enlisted in the Army and served as Chief of Orthopedics at Paterson Army Hospital from 1963-1965. In 1966 Mike established his private orthopedic practice in Orange County, CA. He served as Chief of the Medical Staff at St Joseph's Hospital, on the Board of Directors of Western Orthopedic Association, as President and on the Board of Directors of the California Orthopedic Association, and as Director of the Rehabilitation Institute of Orange County. He was a founding member of the national Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association and was also Director of the Prosthetic/Amputee Clinic at UCI from 1972-2010.  He received the UVM College of Medicine Award for Service to Medicine and Community in 2009. See more at:

RICHARD ABSHER     (---- - 2014)
From Luis Garcia, Dean, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences:
To Members of the UVM Community: We are saddened to report the news that Richard Absher, who served as chair of Electrical Engineering from 1998 until his retirement in 2003, has passed away. Richard came to UVM as an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering in 1968. His interests and expertise were in the areas of biomedical engineering and control theory.  Richard's wife,  Marlene, also worked at UVM as a research professor of Medicine and an instructor in the College of Medicine. Richard and Marlene both retired from UVM in 2003  and moved to  Newkirk, Oklahoma to re-settle the farm that Marlene's family originally built during the expansion west.  His colleague and friend, Wally Varhue, said, "Richard expected everyone to give 100 percent effort, only because he gave 110 percent. He was a passionate advocate for students and worked tirelessly toward developing his students into all they could be."  Our special condolences go to his surviving family members, including Marlene, his son, Richard, and his daughter, Cynthia Leigh LaRiviere, an assistant professor in UVM's  Department of Psychology. We are grateful for the many years of service Richard gave to UVM. He will be missed.

JANE AMBROSE     (1939 - 2015)
Jane Perlis Ambrose, of Barber Farm Road, Jericho, VT, died peacefully at home in the embrace of her family on November 1, 2015. She was Professor Emerita of Music, having served ten years as Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Vermont and for twenty-three years as Director of UVM's George Bishop Lane Artists' Series. Jane was born on July 16, 1939, in Brookline, Massachusetts, the daughter of Rose Winer Perlis and Harry Perlis. In addition to studying flute with James Pappoutsakis of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she was schooled at Newton High, Skidmore College, and UVM, where she earned an M.A. in music in 1963. While on the music faculty at Eastern Michigan University, she entered the doctoral program in music at the University of Michigan. In 1965 she laid that work aside and returned to Burlington to marry Zuell Philip Ambrose and soon began to teach flute and music history at UVM. Recognized over the years for her excellent teaching, in 1991 she became the first recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series Outstanding Scholar and Teacher Award. In 2010 the Vermont Council on the Arts awarded her the Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts for her work as Director of the Lane Series. Jane's research and published articles centered on early music, J. S. Bach, Baroque and Renaissance performance practice, and women composers. She also published hundreds of book reviews on a broad range of topics. Her interest in music history was informed and complemented by regular performances on modern flute, recorders, and the Baroque transverse flute, in which she was something of a pioneer. For about twenty-eight years she performed with Phil and their friends, Bill and Liz Metcalfe, Jill Levis, Larry Read, Peter Tourin, and others in the UVM Baroque Ensemble. She also performed frequently at the Festival of Baroque Music in Saratoga as well as in concerts with her colleagues in the UVM Music Department. Jane amassed a huge collection of books and seldom let a day pass without several hours of reading. For the complete obituary, click here.

DAN ARCHDEACON     (1954 - 2015)
Dan Steven Archdeacon passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. He spent his final moments at home, surrounded by loved ones. Dan was born in Dayton, Ohio, on May 11, 1954. He spent his early years in Centerville, Ohio, and went on to earn a B.A. at Earlham College (1975) and a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the Ohio State University (1980), where he wrote a groundbreaking and highly cited dissertation entitled, "A Kuratowski Theorem for the Projective Plane." In 1982, he moved to Vermont and joined the faculty of the University of Vermont. Recognized as a leading expert in topological graph theory, Dan published over 70 articles, was an invited speaker at mathematics conferences across the globe (including, just last month, in Slovenia) and held the position of visiting professor at universities in New Zealand, Japan, Denmark, and England. He also helped shape the development of scholar- ship in his field: a prodigious reviewer, he served on the editorial boards of several professional journals. In 2003-04, he was honored by UVM as a University Scholar. Dan especially enjoyed mentoring young scholars. He remained profoundly dedicated to his students and passionate about his field, even in the last days of his life. Dan taught a wide variety of courses and had a unique talent for turning difficult mathematical concepts into fun puzzles. For the complete obituary, click: here.

DAVID BABBOT    (1927 - 2015)  
David Babbott died peacefully Sunday, August 23 at the University of Vermont Medical Center surrounded by loving family. He was 87. David was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 19, 1927 to Dr. Frank L. Babbott and Elizabeth French Babbott. He completed his early education in Brooklyn and at the Millbrook School. In 1946, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served at Fort Richardson, Alaska. David entered Amherst College in 1947, graduated cum laude in 1951 and then received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1955. He completed his graduate medical education at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT and at New England Medical Center in Boston, MA. Following three years spent practicing internal medicine in Hartford, he served as Assistant Director of Medical Education at Hartford Hospital, beginning what would become a career-long focus on the art of teaching patient care. The family moved to Vermont in 1967 when Dr. Babbott was appointed Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. From 1971 to 1993 he was on the full-time faculty in the Department of Medicine and was Director of Medical Education for eighteen years. He served as a role model, mentor, and advocate for hundreds of medical students, residents, and junior colleagues as they flowed through the Department of Medicine. He was notorious for his keen wit, his enthusiasm for puns, and his astonishing collection of plaid and multi-colored pants. What his former students, colleagues, and hospital employees will also remember was his warmth, excellent listening skills, insightful questions, and deep commitment to their personal and professional growth. He loved his work, and his affection for those in the Department of Medicine and at the Medical Center was reciprocated. On the occasion of his retirement as Professor Emeritus of the Department of Medicine in 1993, the Medical Residents' Library was named and endowed in his honor. An enthusiastic and active member of the American College of Physicians, David was elected to Fellowship in 1964, served as Governor of the Vermont Chapter from 1991 until 1995, and was named Laureate of the Vermont Chapter in 1996. He was appointed by the ACP to numerous national committees, commissions, and federally funded undergraduate medical education projects. For the complete obituary, click  here.

GARDINER BARNUM     (1943 - 2014)
H. Gardiner Barnum of South Burlington was born in 1934, the son of the late Horace and Mildred Barnum of Connecticut. Gardiner was a graduate of The Taft School in Connecticut; Middlebury College (BS); and the University of Chicago (MS and PhD). He taught for a short time in the Groton, Conn., school system; served as an officer in the US Army; and taught for 37 years at the University of Vermont. He was a Geographer, with a special research interest in Onomastics. For the complete obituary, click  here.

JAMES BATES     (1922 - 2012)
James H. Bates, 90, died at the Green Mountain Nursing Home on April 13, 2012. He was born in Boston, Mass. to the late Merritt and Florence Bates. He graduated from Leavitt Institute in Turner, Maine in 1939 and the University of Maine in 1943. Following three years of service in the Army and Army Air Force during W.W.II, he completed his master's degree at the University of Maine. Jim worked for the Maine Tuberculosis & Health Association from 1948-1951. He then became the Executive Director of the Vermont Tuberculosis and Health Association in 1951. He joined the staff at the Office of the Dean of the UVM College of Medicine in 1958 and completed his career there in 1987. Throughout his long tenure at UVM, Jim was respected for his dedication and integrity, as well as for the support he gave to both colleagues and medical students. Click here for the complete obituary.

PETER BATTELLE     (1938 - 2013)
Peter Erle Battelle, 75, of Oak Hill Road in Williston, died of a stroke on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. Peter began his career in accounting with Price Waterhouse in New York City and in 1970 joined the business faculty at the University of Vermont. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Peter served the University on many committees and worked to develop relationships between the School of Business and overseas universities through visiting appointments at Wirtschafts-Universitat in Vienna, Austria, efforts to develop partner schools in Australia, and as advisor of Study Abroad students. For the complete obituary, click here.

FRANCIS BLISS     (1920 - 2016)
Francis Royster Bliss, 96, died on March 16, 2016, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, almost four years after the death of his wife, Frances. He was the son of the Rev. Francis William Bliss and Marian (Miller) Bliss. Over a long lifetime of devotion to teaching, the arts, outdoor recreation, gardening and travel, Francis was blessed with a host of admirers and friends. He was an amusing and often quirky teacher, frequently bring his students home for dinner or escorting them to a concert or play.

Beginning when Francis was only 10 years old, as a chorister at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, he was an enthusiastic singer of traditional and choral music. He pursued an active interest in music his entire life. In Maine, after his retirement, he joined the shape note singing community and enjoyed singing on the tenor bench for 30 years. He taught Classics- Latin and Greek, language and culture, first at Colby College in Waterville; then at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; and finally at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
(Comments from Phillip Ambrose, Professor of Classics Emeritus, UVM) Francis Royster Bliss came to UVM in 1966 from Case Western Reserve, where he had been Chair of the Classics Department.  Until his retirement from UVM in 1979. Professor, he taught all levels of Greek and Latin as well as courses in literature in translation and ancient history.  His research ranged widely in the literary and material remains of  ancient Mediterranean culture.  He published important articles on Homer, late fifth-century Athenian literature, and Latin literature of the Augustan period and early Empire. Professor Bliss graduated with a B.A. degree from Bowdoin, began graduate work at Yale, and after service in the armed forces in WW II earned his Ph.D. degree at the University of North Carolina in 1951.  He participated loyally in the Classical Association of New England (CANE), which bestowed upon him its Barlow-Beach Distinguished Service Award. At the annual meetings of CANE, his presentations on the pronunciation and recitation of Latin and Greek poetry were famous, at one of which he sang from memory an entire ode of Pindar.  He was an enthusiastic tenor in the UVM Choral Union and in the 1977/78 season of the Royall Tyler Theater acted a principal role in a production of Le Malade imaginaire in French, directed by Tom Geno of the Dept. of Romance languages. In retirement at his farm in New Vineyard, Maine, Francis kept active with organic gardening and preparing for the long winters.

DALLAS BOUSHEY     (1919 - 2014)
Dallas Richard Boushey, 94, retired assistant professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the College of Medicine, University of Vermont, died at his home on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Dallas was employed at UVM from 1937 to 1987. He worked in the Animal Research Department for three years, and spent the last 47 in the Anatomy and Neurobiology Department, first as a technician and finally as an assistant professor with tenure. In 1990, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree at UVM. For the complete obituary, click here.

PHYLLIS BRONSTEIN     (1939 - 2012)
Phyllis Bronstein, Ph.D., age 73, died on Dec. 29, 2012, in Los Altos Hills, Calif. She committed her life to bringing about equal rights and social change. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Burke and Sylvia (Karpf) Bronstein. While attending the University of Michigan, she met and married Michael Burrows. After graduation, they moved to the Boston, Mass., area, where Phyllis completed her graduate work as a mother of two young children, earning an MA in literature and creative writing from Boston University in 1966. After her third child was born, she turned her professional focus toward social psychology, where she felt there would be more opportunity to implement social change. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University in 1979. While at Harvard, she met her partner and love of 37 years, psychologist Robert Rossel. The family moved to Vermont in 1981, when Phyllis began her 23 years at the University of Vermont. During her tenure there, she received numerous awards and recognitions for her scholarship, teaching, and leadership. She is author, co-author, and editor of several books, including "Teaching a Psychology of People," "Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness," and "Fatherhood Today" ....... more  Click here for IN MEMORIAM  by UVM College of Arts and Sciences

T. ALAN BROUGHTON     (1936 - 2013)
T. Alan Broughton died peacefully in the very early morning, May 17, 2013, in the Vermont Respite House, in the company of his family. Alan was born in Bryn Mawr, Pa., June 9, 1936, the son of T. Robert S. Broughton and Annie Leigh Camm Hobson Broughton. He was educated at Exeter, Harvard, Julliard, Swarthmore and received his MA in English Literature from the University of Washington. He taught literature and writing at the University of Washington, Sweet Briar College, and came to the University of Vermont in 1966 to teach writing of poetry and fiction, and where he founded the University of Vermont's Writers Workshop. First and foremost, Alan was a writer. He published four novels, two collections of short stories, nine books of poetry and, "The Skin and All," a collaboration with artist Bill Davison. Click here for the complete obituary.

CLARENCE BUNKER      (1929 - 2012)
Clarence Edward Bunker ("Bunk"), 82, of Essex Junction, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, following an extended hospitalization in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born on March 17, 1929, in Howland, Maine, and was raised by Nora and Clarence Bunker in Brewer, Maine.  Click here for the complete obituary.

J. DONALD CAPRA     (1937 - 2015)
J. Donald "Don" Capra, President Emeritus of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, died Feb. 24, 2015, at the age of 77, after a year-long struggle with a malignant brain tumor. He was born July 20, 1937, in Burlington, Vt., to Mary DeMaio Capra and Richard Capra of Barre. Don was educated in Barre schools and went on to the University of Vermont in Burlington to get a B.S. in chemistry in 1959 and an M.D. summa cum laude in 1963. In 1958. Don's training took him to New York City for his internship 1963-1965, Washington, D.C., to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a research fellowship 19651967, and back to New York City for a guest investigatorship at Rockefeller University. An early experience in research under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas Tomasi (also of Barre), while at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, influenced his move to bench research, and in 1967 he took a position at the new medical school of Mt. Sinai in New York City. In 1974, the family moved to Dallas, Texas, where Don was appointed full professor of microbiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. During the years in Dallas, Don made seminal discoveries in the field of antibodies, and much of his work led to treatments in autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and the improvement and development of new vaccines. In 1997, Don and Pat moved once again to Oklahoma City where Don assumed the presidency of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. During his nine-year tenure there, he doubled the size of the research center and increased its funding from the NIH from $8 million to $27 million. During the last years of his life, he consulted for universities and large and small pharmaceutical firms. He was active in many local and national organizations and was especially proud to become a member of the board of the University of Vermont Foundation. For the complete obituary, click here.

ROBERT CASWELL     (1930 - 2014)
Robert Caswell, 84, died on Nov. 10, 2014, in the Kindred Birchwood Center, Burlington, in the company of loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Molly Moore; daughters, Siobhan Glavas and Virginia Mitchell; and stepchildren, Emily Worster and Daniel Kohler. He was predeceased by his son, Stephen. Robert was born on Nov. 24, 1930, in Burlington, to Archie and Florence (Lane) Caswell. He received his BA and MA from the University of Vermont and his Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin. He was a professor of Irish literature at UVM, St. Michael's and Wagner College. He published three books of his own poetry including many poems that celebrated life in Burlington. For the complete obituary, click here.

ARTHUR CHENEY, Jr.      (1926 - 2011)
Arthur H. Cheney, Jr., 85, passed away on Sept. 7, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Plainfield, N.J. on Feb. 9, 1926, the son of Arthur H., Sr. and Irene (Ovitt) Cheney. Art attended Randolph schools and graduated from Rutland High School. He attended Dartmouth College and graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. and M.Ed. He was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Kappa Sigma fraternity. Art pursued a Doctorate in Education at Syracuse University and Colorado College of Education. He taught at Randolph High School and was a Principal at Plainfield schools. He was Superintendent of Grand Isle Supervisory District, Orange-Windsor Supervisory District, and was the first Superintendent of the Chittenden South Supervisory District. Art was the Director of the Office of Student and Field Services in the UVM College of Education. He was a retired Professor Emeritus from UVM. Click here for the complete obituary.

CHARLES CHRISTENSEN, Jr     (1927 - 2011)
Charles Christensen, Jr., 83, of Essex Junction, died on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, in the Vermont Respite Home of Williston after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Charlie was born on Oct. 31, 1927, in Palatka, Fla. to Edna Greene Christensen and Charles Christensen, Sr. Click here for the complete obituary.

VIRGINIA CLARK     (1929 - 2012)
 Virginia Louise Prescott Clark, 82, died peacefully on March 31, 2012, after a mercifully brief illness. She was born on Dec. 24, 1929, in Boston, the only child of Frank and Phyllis (Whyte) Prescott. Raised in Chevy Chase, Md., she attended St. Johnsbury Academy where she met and married St. Johnsbury native, Harry L. Clark. They lived in the Washington D.C. area, St. Johnsbury, and Burlington, and settled in Shelburne in 1966. Virginia spent 36 fulfilling years there, and retired to Williston in 2002. With a lifelong passion for reading and language, Virginia worked as an executive secretary while launching an academic career that would become her life. Click here for the complete obituary.

LAURENCE COFFIN     (1933 - 2014)
Laurence Haines Coffin passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 22, 2014. He had been ill from cancer for approximately two years but had appeared to be doing better in recent days. In early 1970, Dr. Coffin moved to Vermont with Roberta and their three children. Dr. Coffin was one of several surgeons from the Cleveland, Ohio, area that all moved at about the same time to Vermont following Dr. John Davis who became Chief of Surgery at the University of Vermont and Mary Fletcher Hospital. Together they created a preeminent surgical program at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Coffin established Vermont's first successful cardiac surgical practice, bringing modern surgical treatment for heart disease to Vermont and the surrounding region for the first time. He served as the Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine for multiple decades, serving countless Vermonters and teaching innumerable young physicians. For the complete obituary, click here.

JUDY COHEN     (1953 - 2015)
Judy A. Cohen, 62, passed away quietly at home, surrounded by those she loved after a courageous battle with breast cancer, on Wednesday, 30 December 2015. She was born in Burlington, VT on 30 January 1953. Judy graduated from Burlington High School, the University of Vermont, and received her M.S.N. from The University of Michigan, and her PhD. from Wayne State University. She was a member of the Navy Nursing Corp, attaining the rank of Captain before her retirement. She retired from her professorship at the University of Vermont School of Nursing in May, 2015. She was known as the consummate teacher and mentor, winning the Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Teaching Excellence, The Jackie Gribbons Leadership Award for Vermont Women in Higher Education, the Service Award from the Vermont Nurses Association and the Excellence in Education Award from the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Her activities included Vice President, UVM Faculty Senate; Faculty Senate Executive Council; President, Vermont State Nurses Association; Vice President, Vermont Ethics Network; Board of Governors, Ohavi Zedek Synagogue; and member of the Hebrew Holy Society. For the complete obituary, click here.

ROBERT COON     (1920 - 2015)
Robert (Bob) William Coon died on December 12, 2015 at the Vermont Respite House, surrounded by his family. Bob was born July 13, 1920 in Billings, Montana, the eldest son of Stella F. and Cordon W. Coon. He attended school in Belgrade, MT. and Buffalo, N.D. and was a graduate of North Dakota State University and The University of Rochester Medical School, N.Y. While serving in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II, he met Lt. Commander Jeannette (Judy) Chute, a nurse from Owego, NY. They married in 1947. Bob brought lessons learned as a farm boy to his way of life. Think and observe with commitment. Bring patience and grit to your challenges. Do your work with honesty and fairness. Work day by day. His career in medicine; as a teacher, clinician and administrator, reflected these lessons and his deeply held values for service and excellence. Many will remember him by academic titles. For eighteen years, starting in 1955, he was Professor and Chairman of the Dept. of Pathology, University of Vermont. When he retired in 1985, he was Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Between the bookends of those appointments, he held additional, often concurrent, titles for service or contribution to his profession. He held positions linked to comprehensive medical and health education and delivery of healthcare. Others will remember him as the retired "doc" who gave so much as a volunteer to community organizations such as SCORE, AARP, American Red Cross and his condo association. Bob was a seer and a doer. He gave his hand and heart to his family, friends and community with generosity, grace and humor. For the complete obituary, click here.

JOHN DAVIS     (1924 - 2012)
John Herschel Davis, MD, FACS, former Chair of Surgery at the University of Vermont, died on Jan. 19, 2012, with loved ones by his side. He was born in Coraopolis, Pa. on May 11, 1924, the only child of Jack and Fern Pew Davis. He attended Allegheny College and Western Reserve University School of Medicine, receiving his MD degree in 1948.  Click here for the complete obituary.

JOHN DAVISON     (1928 - 2012)
On Thursday April 26, 2012, John Amerpohl Davison passed away peacefully in Birchwood Terrace in Burlington, his daughter, Jenn, by his side, having only recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer on April 1, 2012. His acuity of mind was present to the very end. Born June 25, 1928, in Janesville, Wis., the son of Wilmarth and Grace Amerpohl Davison, John was destined for lifelong scholarship. After graduating from Janesville High School, he attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, where he pursued his love of science to achieve his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees. In 1957, he was awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the Duke Marine Laboratory and in 1958, performed research as a Pfeiffer Fellow at Princeton University. John taught biology at Washington University, Louisiana State University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, before beginning his 30-year career as an associate professor of zoology at the University of Vermont. Click here for the complete obituary.

GINO DENTE     (1917 - 2011)
Gino Aldo Dente, 94, Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Anesthesiology at the University of Vermont's College of Medicine, peacefully passed away on Aug. 14, 2011, at his home in South Burlington with his wife, Carmen, and many family members by his side. Born in Barre on April 12, 1917, he was the son of the late Basilio and Maria Dente, who immigrated to this country from Locana, Italy in 1901. Gino's early childhood years revolved around the family and working in their Italian grocery store. There he learned the value of hard work and business ethics, lessons he would carry throughout his life. Click here for the complete obituary.

ROBERT DETENBECK     (1933 - 2013)
Robert Warren Detenbeck, 80, died on Aug. 8, 2013, in the Arbors, in Shelburne. His research field was experimental physics done at both University of Maryland for eight years and University of Vermont until his retirement in 1995. But his real love was teaching students, and for this he was recognized with an award for his teaching at Maryland and the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award in 1995 from UVM.  Click here for the complete obituary.

HENRY DOREMUS     (1915 - 2014)
Hank Doremus, 99, died peacefully at Indian River Estates on Nov. 9, 2014. Born in Newark, N.J., on March 13, 1915, he was the son of the late Munson G. Doremus and Elizabeth "Bessie" Ward Doremus. Hank built the Green Mountain Animal Hospital in South Burlington, Vt. - which operates to this day and began what would be a 20-year career with the University of Vermont as a Professor of Pharmacology and Director of Research Animal Facilities. For the complete obituary, click here.

HERBERT DURFEE     (1924 - 2015)
Herbert Ashley Durfee, Jr., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with family at his side, peacefully died on September 21, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Herbert was born on November 5, 1924 in Burlington, VT. He was one of four children of Herbert A. Durfee, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (UVM '20) (b. 8/14/1897, d. 2/24/1949) and Margaret Elizabeth Spaulding Durfee (b. 1/11/1898, d. 1/6/1990). He graduated from Burlington High School (Edmunds) in 1942. He attended and received a bachelor of science degree from Yale University and an M.D. from the University of Vermont in 1948. He completed a two-year rotating internship at the Lennox Hill Hospital in New York prior to taking a year of fellowship in pathology with Dr. Arthur Hertig at the Free Hospital for Women in Brookline, MA. Following two years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force (Medical Corps) in Wiesbaden, Germany, Dr. Durfee returned to Boston where he did his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Boston Lying-In Hospital and the Free Hospital for Women. Dr. Durfee joined the University of Vermont faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as instructor in 1957 and rose to professor in 1970, where he remained until his retirement in 1990. He served the university with distinction in numerous administrative capacities, reflecting the unwavering esteem he is accorded by his colleagues. For many years beginning in 1966, he served as associate chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and on four occasions as acting chair. He championed the problem-oriented-medical-record in lectures and publications both locally and nationally. Dr. Durfee also served the community in many ways. He twice was elected president of the medical staff of the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (University of Vermont Medical Center) and served with distinction on numerous hospital committees. He was chair of the Vermont section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on two occasions and contributed important service to this organization, both at the regional and national levels. Dr. Durfee was known by three decades of medical students, residents, and fellow faculty members for his quiet and practical approach to the teaching of healthcare delivery for women and for his superb clinical acumen. For the complete obituary, click here.

ALEXANDER DUTHIE     (1933 - 2014)
Alexander Harry Duthie, 80, formerly of Shelburne, Vt., died on July 20, 2014, after a long battle with diabetes and Parkinson's disease. Al was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, on Nov. 12, 1933, son of the Harry Alexander and Delina (LeBlanc) Duthie. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Beverly (Osgood) Duthie; six children, Alexander E. Duthie, Christa DuthieFox, Cynthia Gage, Christina Littlefield, Catherine Duthie, Candice Godfrey; their spouses; and 10 grandchildren. Al served in the United States Army from 19561958, was naturalized as a US citizen after serving, earned a master's degree in dairy manufacturing and technology from the University of Connecticut, and a doctorate in dairy science and biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. As a full professor at the University of Vermont in the Department of Animal Sciences, Al earned an international reputation for flavor research involving milk and dairy products. He retired in 1989. For the complete obituary, click here.

FAITH EMERSON     (1927 - 2014)
Faith G. Emerson, R.N., a resident of Shelburne Bay in Shelburne, died on July 10, 2014. After graduate work, she accepted a faculty appointment in the then School of Nursing at the University of Vermont in 1959. She was active in University and professional organizations including two five-year appointments to the Vermont State Board of Nursing serving the second five years as President. She served her last few years in administrative positions in the School of Nursing retiring in 1992. For the complete obituary, click here.

FREDERICK EVERING     (1936 - 2014)
Frederick C. Evering was born at Baltimore, Md., on March 20, 1936. His father was a dairy farmer and businessman, and his mother a homemaker. He graduated from Loyola High School and the Johns Hopkins University, where he received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1965. That fall, he and Veronica Cloos were married and moved to Burlington, Vt., where both had careers at the University of Vermont, Fred for 32 years and Veronica for 23. Fred spent about one third of his time in administration and almost always taught at least one course per semester, his favorite being the introduction to electrical engineering for nonmajors. He was Dean of the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Business Administration, and Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. For the complete obituary, click here.

JOHN FARNHAM     (1930 - 2015)
John E. Farnham died peacefully on March 16, 2015, in the University of Vermont Medical Center with his family by his side. Jack was born in Burlington on Jan. 2, 1930. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1947, and Norwich University in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. While at Norwich, he received several awards, including Distinguished Military Student and Corps Adjutant. He served two years of combat duty in the U.S. Army, during the Korean Conflict, as Company Commander in the 25th Infantry Division Reconnaissance Unit. He later received a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the College of Dental Medicine at Tufts University, where he was a member of the Honor Society and Class President. He did his residency in oral surgery at Boston City Hospital. Jack was appointed as an assistant attending in dentistry at Mary Fletcher Hospital and subsequently received an appointment to the clinical faculty in the UVM College of Medicine. In 1968, he was named Clinical Associate Professor. In 1972, he was promoted to Clinical Professor and Chair of the Section of Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 1963, he established a dental residency program at Mary Fletcher Hospital, and for decades served as Program Coordinator and Director. He also served as Director of the Burlington Dental Clinic, which provided dental services to thousands of patients. Jack served on numerous committees and held numerous chairs at Mary Fletcher Hospital, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, and Fanny Allen Hospital. In addition, he was a Trustee of Fanny Allen Hospital, and was first president of the medical staff of MCHV. Jack served on multiple committees of all the major professional societies in dentistry. He was president of the New England Society of Oral Surgeons and a delegate to the Association of Dental Schools. He was former chair of the Hospital Inspection Committee of the Vermont State Dental Society. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Cancer Society and was a consultant in forensic odontology, representing Vermont, on the Association of Dental Consultants. For the complete obituary, click here.

LAURA FISHMAN     (1938 - 2014) 
Laura T. Fishman, Prof. Emerita of Sociology, passed away on May 22nd. She was a fine colleague and sociologist, an advocate, a dedicated teacher, a tireless mother of her sons, and a charming and unique human being. After graduating cum laude with honors from Pembroke College in Brown University in 1959, she received an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1966 and a Ph.D. from McGill University in 1984. She had post-doctoral fellowships in Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research at Narcotic and Drug Research, Inc. and National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI). Her book Woman at the Wall: A Study of Prisoners' Wives Doing Time on the Outside (SUNY Press) was published in 1990. She received the UVM Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Award in the spring of 1998, and the Dr. Coramae Richey Mann Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2000.  Fishman began teaching at UVM in 1971. She had high standards for rigorous thought and excellent writing.  Students gained immensely from her careful editing and Socratic method of sharpening their thinking and argumentation. She was also a very supportive colleague who was eager to exchange ideas with younger faculty members. She was generous with her wisdom and advice, and was valued for her insights, especially regarding racial disparities. She will be missed.  Click here for the complete obituary.

PAULA FIVES-TAYLOR     (1933 - 2015)
Paula Fives-Taylor, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology at UVM Medical College, died under the care of Vermont VNA Hospice on Jan. 28, 2015, in The Respite House, Williston.  Paula earned her doctorate in Medical Microbiology from the University of Vermont in 1973 and going on to achieve international awards for her research. Paula's accomplishments as a microbiologist and mentor will long be honored and remembered by the scientific community. During her long scientific career, Paula contributed significantly to the advancement of oral microbiology. Her research interests in the area of bacterial-host cell interactions have led to her ground breaking findings in two important oral bacteria: Streptococcus parasanguinis, an initiator of dental plaque formation, and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, a periodontal pathogen. Paula pioneered research in adhesion of the sanguinis streptococcal group of bacteria to the tooth surface by sugar coated bacterial proteins, and discovered two important bacterial adhesins in this formerly, relatively unknown organism. It turns out both adhesins are highly conserved and widespread in many pathogenic bacteria and have subsequently been extensively studied by numerous investigators all over the world. Paula was also instrumental in the development of the molecular tools that facilitated the study of genes encoding the hairlike proteins associated with the bacterial surface structure called fimbriae, and her laboratory was the first to characterize the fimbriae of Gram-positive bacteria at a molecular level. Her research has enhanced our knowledge of the mechanisms of adhesion of oral bacteria and our understanding of both the fimbrial biogenesis and the genetics of streptococci. Her studies shaped the fields of oral bacterial host interactions, bridging the gap between our understandings of bacterial pathogenesis in the mouth and in the rest of the human body. For the complete obituary, click here.

THEODORE FLANAGAN     (1920 - 2014)
Dr. Theodore "Ted" Flanagan, age 94, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Maury Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was a native of New York, N.Y., a retired professor from The University of Vermont after 30 years, and a United States Army Veteran, serving in WWII as a surgical nurse. For the complete obituary, click  here.

DANIEL GADE     (1936 - 2015)
As the white flowers on his yellowwood trees faded, Daniel W. Gade, 78, of Burlington, died in the Vermont Respite House on June 15, 2015. He was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., on Sept. 28, 1936, to Hugo W. and Evelyn J. Gade. Dan graduated from high school in La Porte, Ind., in 1954. He received the B.A. degree from Valparaiso University (Indiana) in 1959, an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1960, and an M.S., followed by a Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967. Daniel Gade arrived at the University of Vermont in 1966 as one of the group of four dedicated young geographers who established geography as an academic subject at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He taught primarily courses in cultural geography, cultural ecology (with the anthropology department), and geography of Latin America. For more than a decade, he also taught an elective course, always heavily subscribed, on the geography of wine. He supervised theses and for a decade was chairman of the Latin American studies program. In 198081, he served as the overseas director of the Vermont Overseas Study Program at the Universite de Nice.  For the complete obituary, click here.

STOKES GENTRY     (1929 - 2013)
Stokes Gentry, M.D., husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, healer, committed citizen, and fly fisherman, died at Wake Robin on April 16, 2013, with his family, a caring staff, and a community of fellow residents supporting him. After internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, he was stationed for two years at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor, Maine. He came to Vermont for his pediatric residency, and then went to Duke University for a pediatric allergy fellowship. In 1962, he returned to Vermont to open his practice in general pediatrics and pediatric allergy, one to which he was deeply devoted, until his retirement in 1996. Click here for the complete obituary

ROBERT GREGORY      (1927 - 2014)
Robert Aaron Gregory, "Bob," died Feb. 25, 2014, after a brief illness, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. Born July 27, 1927, Bob grew up in Hudson Falls, N.Y. After enlisting and serving in the US Navy, he earned a B.S. degree in botany at Cornell University, then master's and PhD degrees in botany at Yale University and Oregon State University. He was also a Bullard Fellow at Harvard University. Bob spent the first 10 years of his lifelong career with the United States Department of Agriculture as a forester and research plant physiologist at the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station in Alaska. Next, he pursued research work at the Northeastern Forest Experiment laboratories located in Beltsville, Md., and Burlington, Vt. Additionally, Bob taught as an adjunct associate professor of forestry at the George Aiken School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont. He authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications addressing, among other things, the anatomy and physiology of sugar maples. For the complete obituary, click here.

JACKIE GRIBBONS     (1932 - 2014)
From UVM Communications: Jackie Gribbons, who worked at UVM from 1966 to 2006 as a faculty member and in a variety of administrative roles traditionally occupied by men, passed away on Jan. 10 after a battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at the annual meetings of ACPA and NASPA. Donations in Gribbons' memory can be made to the UVM Jackie Gribbons Fund that supports graduate student travel to professional conferences. At Gribbons' request, there will not be funeral services...... more. Click here for the complete obituary.

CARLETON HAINES     (----- - 2015)
Carleton Raymond Haines, FACS passed away on March 25, 2015. Carl was a genuine, hardworking and loving man who showed caring and concern for his family, neighbors and community.  Carleton grew up in Cabot and Barre and attended Spaulding High School.  He received his medical degree from UVM in 1943. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a captain and served in the Philippines and Japan as a medical corpsman from 1944-1946, receiving a purple heart. After returning from the service, Carleton completed a residency in surgery at Mary Fletcher Hospital, an oncology surgery residency at Pondville Cancer Hospital in Walpole, Mass., and a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. As early as 1964, he worked industriously to inform Vermonters of the dangers of smoking. Dr. Haines was a frequent participant on the "Across the Fence" television show and was active in development of Tobacco Free Vermont. He served as President of the Chittenden County Medical Society and Vermont State Medical Society. He was Director of Cancer Control for the Vermont Department of Health for over 20 years, and Director of the Tumor Registry from 1950-1972. Dr. Haines worked tirelessly to provide cancer care to the people of Vermont, traveling to Newport and Rutland to provide care. He was involved in research including many early cancer studies, especially breast cancer treatment, and coauthored many articles.  He was a beloved professor of surgery and trained many students to be competent, dedicated physicians. He mentored many younger physicians and assisted in development of the Department of Surgery at Mary Fletcher Hospital. Carleton received the Service to Medicine and Community award in 1994, and the A. Bradley Soule award in 2012. He was head of the UVM Medical School Student Selection Committee for many years and served as Class Agent for his medical school class until his death. For the complete obituary, click here.

SAMUEL HAND     (1931 - 2012)
Samuel B. Hand, 80, died on June 29, 2012. Harriet, his wife of 55 years, and several of their friends were with him at the time of his death. Sam was the only child of William and Ruth (Kahn) Hand. He was born in New York City on Aug. 20, 1931, and was raised in Bayside, Queens and Woodstock, N.Y. Sam obtained his bachelor's degree from New York University in 1953, and then served in Korea, with the U.S. Army. Upon his return from service, he entered Syracuse University, receiving a Ph.D. in history in 1960. He joined the history faculty at the University of Vermont in 1961, retiring as a full Professor in 1994.  Click here for the complete obituary.
UVM Mourns Loss of 'Dean of Vermont Studies: (by Jon Reidel of UVM Communications) Vermont lost one of its preeminent historians on June 30 when beloved Professor Emeritus Samuel B. Hand passed away at the age of  80. Hand, a Korean War veteran who came to UVM in 1961 to teach American history, was well known for his ability to bring history to life for his students and for those who read his books about Vermont’s historical and political past. He was also a mentor to many fellow faculty members at UVM. " ....more.

MALIA (DEAN) HANNOLD     (1932 - 2014)
CARTHAGE, Ind. - Malia (Dean) Honnold, 82, of Carthage, Ind., passed Wednesday, July 9, 2014, surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). She was born May 5, 1932, in Burlington, a daughter of Professor Leon and Hazel (Warden) Dean. She was employed at the University of Vermont (UVM) from 1966-1993, initially as the Assistant to the Dean for Women and culminating as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid. During her tenure at the University, her greatest reward was the time spent directing the work-study program and helping students attain their life long goal of secondary education. For the complete obituary, click here.

ELAINE HARRINGTON     (1950 - 2015)
Elaine Keen Harrington of Middlesex passed away peacefully at home on July 16, 2015, surrounded by her family, after a long illness. She was born in Red Bank, N.J., on March 12, 1950, as the oldest of eight children of Harry and Mildred Keen. Always an excellent student, she graduated a year early from Mater Dei High School in Middletown, N.J., and received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Lyndon State College and an M.A. in English from the University of Vermont. She met her future husband, Paul Harrington of Montpelier, during an 8 a.m. English class at Lyndon State. Years later, she would tell her students at the University of Vermont that there could be added benefits to taking an early morning English class. Her writing and editing experiences included the Times Argus and Rutland Herald, Vermont Life Magazine, and the UVM Vermont Quarterly. She taught Journalism, Expository Writing, and American Literature at UVM and English as Second Language at Spaulding High School and in language schools in Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, England. She was a Board member of the Vermont Council of the Humanities and previously served as a Board member of the Vermont Council of the Arts. Over the past few years she has recorded commentaries for Vermont Public Radio. To listen to her commentaries, please go to: For a complete obituary, click here.

CLARKE EDSON HERMANCE     (1936  - 2016)
Clarke Edson Hermance, long term Shelburne resident, avid clarinet player, explosions researcher and wonderful father and husband, passed away after a short bout with cancer on September 18th, 2016. Clarke was born on Oct. 6, 1936 to Harry Putnam Hermance and Dorothy Wilhelmina Clarke in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, of an American father and a Canadian mother. He held dual citizenship until he chose to be American, at 21 years old. He graduated from Franklin (NJ) High School in 1954, and attended Yale University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He went on to graduate school at Princeton University where he researched solid rocket propellant ignition and combustion. His doctoral thesis described the process of composite solid propellants suddenly exposed to high temperature and pressure gasses. It involved numerical computer solutions of the simultaneous evolution of decomposition of solids to gaseous fuel components, and the reactions the oxidizer contained in the hot gasses had in contact with the propellant surface. While at Princeton he met a Swedish girl, Harriette Ingeborg Linnéa Ottoson, on a blind date. They married in 1963, and had three children: Harry Putnam Hermance III in 1964; Linnéa Maria in 1967; and Sofia Helena in 1970. He spent a year in Sweden where he learned a lot of Swedish and did research on solid propellant combustion modeling at the National Aeronautical Research Institute. This was followed by a move to Canada and the University of Waterloo, where he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department. In 1982, Clarke applied for and obtained Professorship and Chair of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at the University of Vermont.  Clarke continued research involving composite solid propellants, and also on the elimination of diesel combustion particulates by filtration of the exhaust. He also continued with research into the pyrolysis of organic waste materials and their elimination by combustion, and of the necessary distribution of particle sizes to obtain the highest density of particles in pyrotechnic - think fireworks - compositions. Clarke retired from the University of Vermont in 2000. 

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EDWIN HUNT     (1929 - 2013)
Pioneering Lake Champlain researcher and advocate, and UVM geology professor, Edwin Allen Standish Hunt, died Aug. 27, 2013. Allen was appointed Associate Professor in 1966, and Professor of Geology from 1974 until he retired in 1996. He served as chair of the Department from July 1984 until September 1989. For a complete obituary, click here.

BEAL HYDE     (1923 - 2015)
Beal Baker Hyde died on March 31, 2015. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on June 26, 1923, the first of two boys born to Alice Beal Baker and Mark Powell Hyde. He spent his boyhood in Wellesley Hills, Mass. In his young life, he was fortunate to attend two summer camps, one in Vermont where he learned to swim. Later he spent two summers on the Prairie Trek Expedition exploring the southwestern U.S. Influenced by these adventures, Beal became a very active and outdoorsloving man. He led his family on several back-pack trips to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He enjoyed skiing and swam every day at noontime during his tenure at University of Vermont. At age 18, Beal enrolled at Amherst College, where he studied until the bombing of Pearl Harbor compelled him to enlist in the Army Air Force. He served in India and China. Upon his return from the service, he completed his undergraduate degree and received a PhD in Botany from Harvard. He met, courted, and married Margaret Lynn "Peggy" Powe. With Peggy at his side, Beal took academic positions at, among others, the University of Oklahoma and Caltech, before settling with their three children in Burlington in 1965. The Botany department at UVM continues to benefit from his tenure as chairman. He started the Cell Biology program. He served terms as President of the Faculty Senate and Faculty Ombudsman but also took his role as student advisor very seriously. He was twice on sabbatical, once for a year in Denmark and later for a year in Cambridge, England. He remained at UVM until his retirement.  For a complete obituary, click  here.

ALAN IRWIN     (1946 - 2012)
Alan Emory Irwin, 66, passed away at his home in Essex Junction, on April 7, 2012, following a long battle with appendix cancer. He was born in Burlington to Edward Suter Irwin and the late Virginia Norris Irwin. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1963 and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Vermont in 1967 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1971, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He continued his medical training with an internship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., and an ophthalmology residency at The Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, which he completed in 1977. Between his internship and residency, he served for two years in the United States Air Force as a general medical officer. Dr. Irwin returned to Burlington in 1977 to practice ophthalmology and teach at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Click here for the complete obituary.

DOUGLAS KINNARD     (1922 - 2013)
Douglas Kinnard, a member of our faculty for eleven years in the 1970s and 1980s, passed away at age 91 on Monday, July 29, 2013, in Chambersburg, Penn. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Brigadier General Kinnard earned his Ph.D. at Princeton and came to UVM as an assistant professor in the Political Science Department in 1973. He retired as a full professor in 1984. His contributions to the university community as a teacher, citizen, and scholar were many and significant. He is survived by his wife, Wade Tyree Kinnard, and son, Fred ("Kip") Kinnard. Our thoughts are with them and with the rest of his family and friends. See the story about Professor Kinnard on the UVM homepage by clicking here. Sincerely, Robert V. Bartlett;  Chair, Political Science Department. In 1977, midway through his faculty career at the University of Vermont, ex-Army man Douglas Kinnard was invited to appear on "Good Morning America" to talk about the Vietnam War with his former commanding officer, William Westmoreland. For the complete obituary, click here.

LORRAINE KORSON     (1925 - 2014)
Lorraine Korson (nee Bagdon), 88, died Jan. 11, 2014, in the company of family in Shelburne at the Wake Robin Senior Living Community. Lorraine and her late husband, Dr. Roy Korson (d. Aug. 24, 2013), lived for almost all of their married life as active and respected members of the Burlington community. Lorraine was born Nov. 14, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Leonard and Lillian Marx Bagdon, and grew up there. She received her B.A. in 1945, and her M.S. in Zoology in 1948, both from the University of Pennsylvania. She and Roy met at Penn, and married in September 1946. Starting in the early 1950's, Lorraine was a researcher at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, in the Departments of Biochemistry and Pathology. She authored or co-authored a number of papers on aspects of cellular metabolism. Also at UVM, she was a longserving member of the Fletcher Allen Health Care Auxiliary, including volunteering from 1993 to 2008 in the gift shop, where she was remembered as particularly helpful to customers. For the complete obituary, click here.

ROY KORSON     (1922 - 2013)
Roy Korson, 90, died Aug. 24, 2013, in the company of relatives and friends in Shelburne at the Wake Robin Senior Living Community. Roy Korson was born Oct. 24, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., to David and Sarah Korson.  After graduating from Olney High School in Philadelphia, he majored in biology at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his M.D. in 1947 from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Dr. Korson was a resident in pathology at Mary Fletcher Hospital. He became a full-time faculty member at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1951, and was a professor in the Department of Pathology until he became emeritus in 1992. For the complete obituary, click here.

LARRY KOST     (1943 - 2015)
Larry Lyle Kost passed away on December 26, surrounded by his loving wife and sons. He was born in Houston, Texas on January 9, 1943 to Dorris and Lyle Kost. After graduating from the University of St. Thomas in Houston he went on to graduate school in Mathematics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, with his first wife Maury. It was there that his first son David was born. From graduate school Larry went to St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he began his career in teaching mathematics and where his second son Brian was born. In 1973 Larry joined the Mathematics Department at the University of Vermont and reconnected with his high school and college friends Jim (who was already part of the Math Department at UVM) and Pat Burgmeier. In 1975, Larry met and married Rhonda and had his third son Jason, in Burlington. Larry settled in Burlington where he spent the next 42 years teaching mathematics at UVM to over 7000 students. For the complete obituary, click here.

RENE LACHAPELLE     (1930 - 2012)
SHELBURNE - Emeritus Professor, Rene C. Lachapelle, Ph.D. passed peacefully from this world at age 82 in the arms of his family on June 30, 2012, after a long and fruitful life. He was born on Jan. 28, 1930, in Joliette, Quebec, to Romuald Lachapelle and Maria Desilets, where he was raised in a loving home with his sister and five brothers. He had a long and distinguished career as an educator, researcher and administrator in the clinical laboratory sciences. Click here for the complete obituary.

MERTON LAMBDEN     (1919 - 2013)
Merton Lamden passed away on Nov. 23, 2013. He was born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 7, 1919, the son of Samuel Bornstein and Annie Flanzbaum. He received his B.S. degree from University of Mass. at Amherst, and his Ph.D. degree from M.I.T. From 1941 to 1943, he was Teaching Fellow at M.I.T. in Biology, and Research Staff of the M.I.T. Food Technology Laboratories.  After the war, he returned to M.I.T. as a Hoffman-La Roche Research Fellow. In 1947, Dr. Lamden joined the Department of Biochemistry at the UVM College of Medicine.  For the complete obituary, click here.

ROBERT LARSON     (1936 - 2014)
Robert Lowell Larson, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Epoch of Harwich. An avid runner for over 50 years, Bob led an active life even while confronting declining heart health over the last three years. Hildur Forsberg and Lowell Larson celebrated the birth of their only child, Robert, on July 9, 1936, in Worcester, Mass. Bob's life was rich and he leaves a large and loving community; his wife of 52 years, Karin Blom Larson; children, Jonathan and Kimberly; daughter-in-law, Deborah; son-in-law, Scott; grandchildren, Miles Robert and Harper Rose; granddog, Argo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends considered family. He had a long career and leadership role in the field of education. A graduate of Yarmouth High School and UMass Amherst, he taught high school social studies in Ayer and Plymouth, Mass., and earned his doctorate at Boston University. Bob then joined the faculty at the University of Vermont where over the course of 31 years he became Professor of Educational Administration. The author of several books, including three editions of "Changing Schools from the Inside Out," he finished the last edition the winter before his heart surgery, adding the tagline "Small Wins in Hard Times." He was an active member of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Many of his students were school administrators throughout Vermont. For the complete obituary, click here.

RAYBURN LAVIGNE     (1945 - 2013)
Rayburn V. Lavigne, 67, of Williston, died peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2013, with loving family by his side. Ray was born in Burlington on Oct. 1, 1945, the son of Rayburn F. Lavigne and Nancy (Vaughan) Lavigne. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1963, received his Undergraduate Degree from the University of Vermont in 1967, and his Masters Degree from the University of Vermont in 1971.  Ray had a long and dedicated career at the University of Vermont for more than 35 years. For the complete obituary, click here.

LESLIE LEGGETT      (1926 - 2010)
Leslie R. Leggett, 84, of Burlington and Starksboro, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, in the Vermont Respite House of Williston. Leslie graduated from the University of Maine at Orono. He coached football at the university level and was also a professor in the Physical Education Department at UVM, where he also coached the men's swim team. Click here for the complete obituary

ARTHUR LEVY     (1930 - 2016)
Arthur Maurice Levy, MD, age 85, passed away on Thursday, January 7th, surrounded by his family. Art was born on November 20, 1930 in Saranac Lake, New York, son of Dr. Edward and Mildred (Aaronson) Levy. Art received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1952, and graduated from Cornell University Medical School in 1956. He continued his medical training at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, completing a residency in Medicine in 1958. He came to Burlington, Vermont the following year, completing a residency at Mary Fletcher Hospital in 1959. Art became the first Cardiology fellow at Mary Fletcher and the University of Vermont in 1960. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Hospital in Boston in 1963, applying his training to the University when he returned. The family held a private memorial in January. For a complete obituary, click  here.

GORDON LEWIS     (1924 - 2014)
Gordon passed into the hands of our Father on March 18, 2014, and found the peace that belongs to those who have touched the lives of their family with a legacy of love. His was a life centered on people: serving the community, teaching our youth, advocating for the disadvantaged, lobbying for important causes, and striving to create a lasting sense of family within his home. Born in Waldwick, N.J., on Feb. 25, 1924, to Emma Peckart Lewis and Winfield S. Lewis, he was of the age to see his first service to society in the U.S. Army during W.W.II as a 1st Sergeant in the Pacific theatre. His principle posting was Okinawa. He returned to Rutgers University in N.J. upon discharge from the Army where he continued his lifelong study of human interaction by majoring in Sociology. He went on to receive his Master of Arts and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. March Madness was never a dull time in our house! His teaching posts began at the U. of Kentucky in Lexington and continued at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.; Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y.; and the University of Vermont. He retired in 1988. For the complete obituary, click here.

WILLIAM LEWIS     (1923 - 2015)  
William J. "Bill" Lewis, Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, University of Vermont, passed away at home on July 8, 2015, from an age related illness. Bill was born Sept. 22, 1923, in Twin Groves, Idaho, the first child of William J. and Elsie (Roberts) Lewis. He attended schools in St. Anthony, Idaho, nurturing his love of words through the dramatic arts, and as a champion debater at St. Anthony High School. Old scrapbooks reveal he was well respected and popular, with a charming wit, and that his dance cards were always full. Bill enrolled at Brigham Young University. His course work was interrupted when, during World War II, he joined the U.S. Navy. Learning continued, at Midshipman School at Columbia University, Communications School at Harvard University, and while he served as Communications Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Shamrock Bay. After W.W.II, Bill returned to Brigham Young, earning B.A. degrees in Speech and Physics. In 1948, he obtained his M.A. in Mass Communication from Northwestern University, and in 1955, a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Public Address from the University of Florida, this while helping to produce radio and television programs at WRUF in Gainesville, Fla., and WJXT in Jacksonville. Bill began his distinguished career at the University of Vermont, first, as a professor in the department of Communication. In conjunction with that role, as the department's Director of Radio and Television, he hosted the program, "Living and Learning" on local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV. He served as head of UVM's Mass Communication Division, and as Interim Department Chair. The scope of his contributions to Vermont's educational landscape is broad and historic. Bill was the founder and first station manager of WRUV, and the Director of a project report sponsored by the Ford Foundation that was instrumental in bringing public television to the state of Vermont. On a sabbatical leave during the 1967/68 school year, Bill was a lecturer at San Francisco State University, while assisting noted semanticist S.I. Hayakawa. In 1981, Bill became a professor in UVM's Department of Sociology. Students who kept in touch with him, and there were many, inevitably commented that his courses in General Semantics, Interpersonal Communication and others, were some of the most memorable and rewarding they had experienced. In 1988, Bill was the recipient of a Fellow Award from the National Association of Interpretation for his written and oral achievements. He was cited as, "<$>The most knowledgeable and experienced oral communication specialist in the nation, and, perhaps, the world." In 1989, the year of his retirement from UVM, he received the college's George V. Kidder Award for excellence in teaching and motivating students. For the complete obituary, click here.

GEORGE LITTLE     (1918 - 2014) 
George T. Little, of Shelburne, died Dec. 18, 2014, following a short illness. He was born July 28, 1918, in Portland, Maine. He married Virginia Lyle Cole on May 24, 1942. She predeceased him on Nov. 23, 1984. His second marriage was on May 6, 1989, to Elizabeth Born Sproston, who survives him.He graduated from Bowdoin College, B.A. 1940, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A. 1942, Columbia University, M.A. 1948, and Yale University Ph.D., 1948. He taught political science and international law at Yale (1947), Swarthmore (1948), University of Connecticut (1950), and the University of Vermont (1950-1984), retiring as Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He was instrumental in establishing the Vermont Council on World Affairs, serving in many roles for over 50 years. For the complete obituary, click here.

JOYCE LIVAK     (1921 - 2011)
Joyce Kenyon Livak was born March 26, 1921, to Mildred Moore Kenyon and Esbon Conant Kenyon, at home in Richmond. Ninety years later, on Dec. 15, 2011, Joyce passed peacefully in that same home. Growing up on a farm, Joyce showed a love for animals, with an affinity to cats, since being a toddler. She attended the Richmond School, getting there in horse drawn conveyances. Upon graduation, she attended UVM, obtaining a bachelor degree in home economics. She taught secondary school in Johnson and Newport. Teaching was set aside after her marriage to Frank H. Livak, of Rutland, and subsequent birth of her three children. In the early '60s, she became a single mom, working and attending UVM, where she acquired a MS in biochemistry. In 1975, she earned a PhD in nutrition education, leading to a tenured position at UVM.  Click here for the complete obituary.

GEORGE MACCOLLOM      (1925 - 2013)
George Butterick MacCollom, 87, of South Burlington died March 30, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. George was born in Roslindale, Mass., on June 10, 1925, to parents, Welby Henry MacCollom and Florence Hattie Butterick.  in 1954 when George became a professor and chairman of the entomology department at the University of Vermont. He taught, researched and worked with the U.S. Extension Service advising fruit growers in the Champlain Valley. In 1969, George embarked on a year-long sabbatical with his family to Canberra Australia studying the Australian fruit fly at CSIRO. He retired in 1996 as Professor Emeritus from UVM. For the complete obituary, click here.

BIRDIE MACLENNAN     (1957 - 2014)
R. Birdie MacLennan of Winooski, age 57, died after a brief illness on March 10, 2014. Birdie began working in the University of Vermont's Libraries' Cataloging Department in 1990, after working at Harvard University and Merrimack College and receiving a Master of Library Sciences from Simmons College. Since 2008, she served as Director of the UVM Libraries' Resource Description and Analysis Services Department. For the complete obituary, click here.

CHARLES MARSCHKE     (1939 - 2013)
Charles Howard Marschke, of Naples, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 27, 2013. Charles was born in Somerville, NJ on August 31, 1939. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, MI, the same day he wed his best friend and love of his life, Judith Marschke on June 6, 1966.
Charles loved his career at the University of Vermont where he was at the forefront of the education in the development of the radiation therapy field. With his knowledge and experience, he was an integral part of what is now an accredited program for all radiation therapy education. He was well loved in the classroom by his students for he was able to get them to truly understand and helped them created their own love for such a complicated and important field. He was with the University from 1974 to 1997. For the complete obituary, click here.

SUZANNE MASSONNEAU     (1926 - 2013)
Suzanne Massonneau, 87, of Bryan, Texas, passed away on June 20, 2013. Born in New York City on Feb. 24, 1926, she spent her childhood years in Westchester and Albany, N.Y., and Fairfax County, Va. She received a BA degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC, and the MLS degree from the School of Library Science at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla., where she subsequently served as a member of the teaching faculty. In later years, she served as a library administrator at Texas A and M University, Central Michigan University, and the University of Vermont, where she was Director of Technical Services and Interim Director of the University Library. She retired from UVM in 1991 as Library Professor Emerita. For the complete obituary, click here.

JOHN MAZUZAN     (1928 - 2016)
John E. Mazuzan Jr. MD, 87, of Burlington, Vermont, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2016 at home among his loving family. John Mazuzan was born April 2, 1928 in Montpelier, Vermont. He grew up in Northfield, son of John E. Mazuzan and Agnes Flood, along with his two siblings, Ann and George. Following college, he went to the University of Vermont; College of Medicine graduating in 1954. Following medical school John spent two years as a medical doctor in the United States Air Force after which he completed a residency in Anesthesia at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. He settled in Burlington, Vermont where he practiced Anesthesiology for nearly four decades while he and his wife Ellen raised five children. Ellen predeceased John in 1976. John excelled as both a clinician and administrator. Quickly rising through the ranks, he directed the anesthesiology residency program and managed the daily operating room schedule. In 1969, he became the first president of Anesthesia Associates of Burlington, a position he held until his retirement. In 1977, John was appointed chair of the Section of Anesthesia and later became the first Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. Under his leadership, the department grew in both reputation and size. John served in numerous leadership roles with local and national organizations, including the American Heart Association , the Vermont Board of Health, Vermont Health Care Review and as President of the Vermont State Medical Society. Within the College of Medicine, he led the Graduate Medical Education Committee and served as Assistant Dean for Regional Medical Programs. He also served on the Vermont Board of Health, the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the Board of the Flynn Theater. In 1976, John received the Distinguished Service Award and, in 1999, the Founders Award from the Vermont Medical Society.  Above all, John was a valued advisor, inspirational teacher and mentor to many: nurses, medical students, physicians-in-training, practicing physicians, and community leaders.

CHRISTOPHER MCAREE     (1932 - 2015)   
Christopher McAree, 82, of Stowe, died peacefully on July 29, at his home. He was born on November 16, 1932 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, the son of Francis and Margaret (nee; O’Donnell) McAree. Chris graduated from Queens University in Belfast receiving medical training in pediatrics, surgery and neurology followed by post-graduate work at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in London, and McGill University in Montreal where he completed his medical degree and residency. In Canada, Chris left Canada for the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1962 where he worked for 30 years as a clinician and professor. He held various roles at UVM including Associate Chair of the Department of Psychiatry; Director of Undergraduate Medical Education; Director of Crisis Services and Coordinator of the Clinical Core in Psychiatry. Dr. McAree loved his patients and his students. He also had a strong interest in structural anthropology and sociology in relation to drugs and collaborated extensively with the Sociology Dept., publishing a number of scientific papers on drug abuse. The complete obituary can be viewed here.

HARRY McENTEE     (1930 - 2011)
SHELBURNE - Harry J. McEntee died peacefully, at home with family, on Christmas morning, 2011. Harry was born at home in the East Bronx of New York on Feb. 17, 1930. After graduating from high school, he served in the military during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. He married Phyllis J. Perry in 1955 while attending Plattsburg State University. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education in 1956. He taught sixth grade in East Greenbush and Norwich, N.Y. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from Colgate University. Two summers were spent at the Harvard-Lexington Program and one summer was spent as a member of the faculty. He was a curriculum coordinator in Scottsville, N.Y., and a principal in Syracuse, N.Y. He earned his Doctorate in Education at Syracuse University in 1968. In 1970, he and Phyllis and their five children moved to Shelburne, where Harry was a professor of Education at the University of Vermont until retirement in 1985. Click here for the complete obituary.

ROBERT JAMES MCKAY, JR      (1917 - 2012)
Robert James "Jim" McKay, Jr., died peacefully on Nov. 23, 2012, in Wake Robin of Shelburne. He was 95. Dr. McKay was born in New York City on Oct. 8, 1917, and grew up in Basking Ridge, N.J. He was educated at the Lawrenceville School, Princeton University (1939), and Harvard Medical School (1943-A).  Click here for the complete obituary.

JEAN MILLIGAN     (1922 - 2011)
Jean Beattie Milligan, a former Dean of the UVM School of Nursing, passed away peacefully at The Arbors in Shelburne on July 6, 2011, at the age of 89. Jean was fortunate to have lived in her own house in Burlington until January of this year. Jean was predeceased by her parents, Prof. William E. Milligan and Mary (McCartney) of Hamden, Conn.; her sister, Dorothy (Sibold) of Stratford, Ontario; and her brother, William of Cheshire, Conn. She is survived by seven nieces and nephews and 15 grand nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Jean was born in Chile where her father worked at a copper mine as a metallurgist. The family eventually settled in New Haven, Conn. where her father was a professor in the Department of Metallurgy at Yale University. Jean was a proud graduate of Middlebury College (A.B. 1944), Yale University (M.N. 1946) and Teachers' College, Columbia University (M.A. 1951, M.Ed. 1968 and Ed.D. 1972). While at Teachers' College, she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. After brief stints as a practicing nurse at GraceNew Haven Hospital and as an instructor at Yale University School of Nursing and the University Of Michigan School Of Nursing, Jean joined the faculty of the University Of Vermont School Of Nursing in 1953 as an Assistant Professor. She steadily advanced through the faculty ranks becoming Dean of the UVM School of Nursing in 1974 and served in that position until her retirement in 1987. Jean was the recipient of many awards, including the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Yale University School of Nursing and the Isabel Hampton Robb Scholarship. During her nursing education career, Jean served numerous professional organizations, including the Vermont State Nurses' Association (President), the New England Council on Higher Education for Nursing and the New England Board of Higher Education. Jean was an active and longtime member of First Congregational Church in Burlington where she served multiple terms as Deacon and Trustee. Jean was also a dedicated volunteer for many years during her retirement at the Possibility Shop run by the Church. As well, Jean was a member of P.E.O. and had recently been acknowledged for her 50 years of membership. In addition to her many career accomplishments, Jean will be remembered for her devotion to family and friends and to her beloved Boston Red Sox and the UVM men's hockey and women's basketball teams. Click here for the complete obituary.

DAVID MORENCY     (1938 - 2015)
David "Dave" Charles Morency, educator and beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, died at his home in Williston on Saturday, June 27, 2015, after a brief illness. Dave was born in Salem, Mass., on Sept. 11, 1938, to the late Joseph and Irene Morency. He began his teaching career at the University of Vermont in 1973, where he initiated an Operations Research course and taught Calculus and other undergraduate classes for many years. Dave had a genuine love of teaching, and was excited by the questioning minds of his students; he found great satisfaction in mentoring and guiding them. In addition to teaching, Dave oversaw the College of Technology Co-op Program, was involved in VMI (Vermont Math Institute) and helped to conduct the annual Math Prize Exam held by the Math Department. Dave retired from UVM in 2001, maintaining close friendships with many colleagues and students. For the complete obituary, click here.

RITA MURRAY     (1921 - 2015)
Rita W. Murray, 93, passed away on Monday morning, June 15, 2015, at The Residence at Otter Creek. She was born on Oct. 7, 1921, in Middlebury, the daughter of the late Mose and Elizabeth (Weinle) Wemitt. She was a graduate of Middlebury High School. Afterward, she became a secretary working for the State of Vermont. She retired from the University of Vermont Extension Service, after 20-plus years.  For the complete obituary, click here.

RICHARD MUSTY     (1942 - 2015)
Professor Emeritus of Psychology Richard (Rik) Musty passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015. Professor Emeritus Musty received his Ph.D. from McGill University and joined the University of Vermont faculty in 1968. He served the university as an exceptional teacher, scholar and colleague for 37 years. He was chair of the Department of Psychology for 12 years (1975-1987), the longest term of any UVM Psychology chair. During his term as chair many faculty in the Department achieved national prominence for their scholarship. Professor Emeritus Musty was the author of nearly 100 scholarly publications. His pioneering research on cannabinoids for therapeutic applications contributed to the development of two new drugs, one for neuropathic pain and one for weight loss in obesity. He received an Open Society Institute Project Fellowship on the medical uses of marijuana, was an expert panelist on the Institute of Medicine's report to the President on marijuana as medicine in 1998, and was a founding member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. For the complete obituary, click here. and here.

RICHARD NARKEWICZ     (1934 - 2012)
BURLINGTON - Richard Narkewicz, MD died on Feb. 21, 2012, following a long battle with complications from cancer therapy. Born in Walpole, N.H. in 1934, he attended St. Michael's College in Winooski and received his MD from UVM in 1960. Following a residency in pediatrics in San Antonio, Texas, he was a pediatrician in the Air Force in Rome, N.Y. He moved to Burlington in 1966 and started a solo pediatric practice. He later joined with James Stackpole and Jack Murray and founded Timberlane Pediatrics. Click here for the complete obituary.

WESLEY NYBORG     (1917 - 2011)
Wesley Nyborg, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont in the physics department, passed away Sept. 24, 2011, after a full and wonderful life of 94 years. Born in Ruthven, IA in 1917, the last of six children of Isaac Nyborg and Leva Larson, Wesley's childhood was spent on the farm, in a time and place before electricity and cars were generally available, with plow horses, a one-room school house and family sing-a-longs at the piano for company and comfort.  Click here for the complete obituary.

JOHN PAGE   (1924 - 2015)
John Calvin Page, 91, died on September 7, 2015. John was born in Johnson, Vermont, on May 17, 1924, to Arthur and Rebecca (Owen) Page. He attended UVM, where he was a member of the Alpha Zeta fraternity, graduating with a B.S. in agronomy in 1950. He continued his education at Ohio State, graduating with his MS in 1951. After working briefly for the Soil Conservation Service, John became the UVM Agricultural Extension Agent for Agriculture in Bennington County, a position he held from 1952 to 1986. He was a UVM Professor Emeritus, and recently was awarded UVM's Sinclair Cup. After retirement John went on to serve as a Vermont State Representative and Vermont State Senator. For the complete obituary, click here.

STEVEN PASTNER     (1943 - 2012)
Stephen Lane Pastner, of Ann Arbor, Mich., passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in the University of Michigan Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was 69. Born May 19, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Steve was a 1964 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Brandeis University in 1971, with a focus on Baluchi people in Pakistan. Joining the faculty at the University of Vermont in 1970, Steve subsequently received tenure and taught in the anthropology department for many years, retiring in 2002.  For the complete obituary, click here.

PHYLLIS PERELMAN     (1923 - 2011)
Phyllis Fein Perelman, 87, of Nantucket, Mass., a Burlington resident for 50 years, died June 16, 2011, in Nantucket. Born in Springfield, Mass. on Sept. 22, 1923, she was the daughter of Samuel L. Fein and Mildred (Sherman) Fein. She graduated from Classical High School and received her BA from UVM in 1944. She married Myer "Mike" Perelman in 1944, and after the war they made their home on North Street, where they raised their two sons. She received her M.Ed. from UVM in 1969, and was a faculty member in the College of Education until retiring in 1983. For the complete obituary, click here.

LORRAINE PHILLIPS     (1926 - 2011)
Lorraine Waters Phillips died Dec. 27, 2011, at the age of eighty-four, at her residence at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury. She was the daughter of Vinton W. and Anita W. Phillips of Annapolis, Md. As a graduate of Annapolis High School in 1945, she went on to graduate from the Hospital for the Women of Maryland, Duke University, University of Washington and Boston University. She held faculty positions at the University of Washington and the University of Vermont. Click here for the complete obituary.

DAVID PILCHER     (1934 - 2012)
David Bogart Pilcher, MD, vascular surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, who dearly loved his craft, his family and Vermont, died peacefully, in his home in Colchester, on Sept. 4, 2012. Click here for the complete obituary.

MILTON POTASH      (1924 - 2011)
Milton "Milt" Potash, 86, of 33 Holly Lane, Burlington, died on April 17, 2011, after an extended illness. Milt was born in New York City, Nov. 23, 1924, to George and Lillian Potash. His family moved to Louisville, Ky., when Milt was eight. His education at the University of Louisville was interrupted by a three year stint in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was trained as a corpsman (medic) and served with the 1st Marine Division in the South Pacific, on Okinawa and, following the war, in north China. Upon discharge, he completed his B.S. degree in Biology, received an M.S. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and earned a Ph.D. in Zoology from Cornell University, with a concentration in freshwater ecology. While at Indiana, Milt met his wife-to-be, Eleanor "Ellie" Bloom. They were married in 1949. Ellie predeceased him in 1999, after 50 years of marriage. In 1951, he joined the Zoology Department at the University of Vermont, rising through the ranks from instructor to full professor and serving as Department Chair. He taught for 39 years, retiring in 1990. He especially enjoyed student interactions and for a number of years had, arguably, the greatest number of advisees of any faculty member in the Arts & Sciences College. He also served on the Premedical /Predental Advisory Committee for over 20 years, most as Committee Chair. In 1981, he was honored by the UVM Alumni Association, becoming the eighth recipient of the prestigious Dean George Kidder Award as "Professor of the Year" at UVM. Click here for the full obituary.

CARL REIDEL     (1937 - 2011)
Carl H. Reidel, 74, died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at home in North Ferrisburgh, after an extraordinary and fulfilling journey that touched the lives of all around him. Click here for the complete obituary.

HEATH RIGGS     (1918 - 2011)
Professor Emeritus Heath Kenyon Riggs, 92, who taught mathematics at the University of Vermont for 31 years, died April 20, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. He succumbed from complications after surgery in a Florida hospital toward the end of his annual vacation with his wife Harriet on Treasure Island. He was very loved and will be missed by many. Son of Ila (Kenyon) and John William Riggs, he lived for most of his life only a few buildings from where he was born on Oct. 28, 1918, in the house which is now John's Shoe Shop North. He was valedictorian of his 1936 Richmond High School graduating class. He earned his B.S. degree from UVM in 1940, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude with special honors in mathematics. He received Master's degrees from UVM and the University of Chicago and his doctorate from the latter.
Professionally, he was Director of Admissions and Records at UVM, a Research Assistant at the University of Chicago and Director of Educational Research and Services for the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta. He returned to Richmond in 1953 as a member of UVM's Math faculty where he taught until his retirement in 1984. For several summers, he was also on the faculty of UVM's National Science Foundation Summer Institute for math teachers. He studied computers at M.I.T. and then introduced the first computer at UVM on Feb. 1, 1960. The computer was so large it took a big room in Waterman building to hold it. He then served as consultant to the Computing Center. On Sabbaticals, he did post-doctoral study at the University of California at Berkeley and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. At the latter, he learned the mathematics of orbiting into space, then developed and taught a new course at UVM, "The Mathematics of Space Flight." Click here for the full obituary in the Burlington Free Press.

ALFRED ROLLINS JR.     (1921 - 2013)
Alfred Brooks Rollins Jr., born May 28, 1921, in Presque Isle, Maine, died Feb. 20, 2013, in Norfolk, Va., at the age of 91. In 1967, he moved to the University of Vermont as a Professor, and soon became Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences then Vice President for Academic Affairs. In 1976, he arrived at Old Dominion University as the University President and led the university until 1985. He left the Presidency in 1985 and returned to teaching history at ODU, until he retired in 1991. ..... more

DOLORES SANDOVAL     (---- - 2015)
From:  Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin, Interim Dean College of Education and Social Services
It is with deep sadness that I inform the University of Vermont community of the passing of Associate Professor Emerita of Education Dolores Sandoval on December 30, 2015 at Verdun Hospital in Montreal, Canada, after a battle with lung cancer.  Dr. Sandoval joined the University of Vermont faculty in 1971 and served the University for 28 years, as a much loved teacher and scholar.  After retiring in 1999, she moved to Montreal where she taught at McGill University and kept active with educational and social activities.Dr. Sandoval received her B.S. from the School of Architecture and Design from the University of Michigan in 1960 and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from Indiana University in 1970.  She served UVM in numerous leadership roles, including Co-Chair of the Middle East Studies Program and Director of the Race and Culture Course Program. She also served as chair of the Faculty Senate and as Faculty President in the College of Education and Social Services. In addition, Dolores also served as Assistant to the President for Human Resources.  In 1999, she also painted the portrait of George Washington Henderson, the first African-American elected to Phi Beta Kappa and UVM graduate, which is on display on the Memorial Lounge in Waterman. Dolores was also instrumental in the Black and Third World Educators organization, which is now known as the ALANA Coalition. Dr. Sandoval’s scholarship focused on the arts and international studies, in particular, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. She was also a gifted photographer and was featured in several exhibits, including an exhibit for the inauguration of the President of Honduras in 1998.  Dolores was particularly proud of a children’s book she wrote and illustrated entitled Be Patient, Abdul.  She received numerous recognitions for her service including: Joseph J. Malone Faculty Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies, in Tunisia in 1989; University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts National Arts Project Fellowship in 1993-94; Challenges to Unity, The European Community Fellowship, Maastricht and Brussels in 1995; and the Black American Heritage Foundation Award for scholarly contributions in 1989 and 1992.  On several occasions she served as an NGO delegate and observer. She also served as President of Vermont/Honduras Partners of the Americas, 1997-1999 and as a member of the Sister Cities Project, Burlington, Bethlehem and Arad, Israel, 1995-96. We extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Sandoval’s family and friends. A campus celebration of her life is being planned; once details are finalized we will make an announcement.

WOLFE SCHMOKEL     (1933 - 2014)
Wolfe W. Schmokel, 81, of Montpelier, Vermont died on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his home. He was born in Waldenburg, Germany, on July 25, 1933, the son of Gunther and Charlotte (Gramm) Schmokel. He served as a professor of History at the University of Vermont from 1962 until retirement in 1989. For a complete obituary, connect here.

PETER SEYBOLT     (1934 - 2012)
Peter J. Seybolt, 77, of Underhill Center, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. Born Aug. 15, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Crosby Jordan Seybolt and Jean Bond Seybolt. He was educated at Cincinnati Country Day School (1952); the University of Cincinnati (BA 1956); and Harvard University (PhD 1970 in History and East Asian Languages); and he served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He moved to Underhill in 1969 and from 1969 through 2007, he was a professor of history at the University of Vermont, teaching courses on the histories of China and Japan and U.S. relations with Asia.  Click here for the complete obituary.

ROBERT SLATER     (1923 - 2015)
Robert "Bob" James Slater passed away peacefully on April 3, 2015, at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in Towson, Md. Dr. Slater "Bob" was 91 years old. He was born in 1923 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, to James and Helen Slater. In 1962, Bob was appointed the Dean of the University of Vermont Medical School in Burlington, Vt., and served in that capacity until 1966. For the complete obituary, click here.

FRANK SMALLWOOD     (1927 - 2013)
Frank Smallwood passed away peacefully after a long illness at his home of 12 years, Wake Robin, Shelburne, on Oct. 3, 2013. In 1992 Frank and Ann moved to Burlington, where he enjoyed teaching in the UVM Graduate Masters of Public Administration Program as a Visiting Professor. Click here for the complete obituary.

ALFRED C. "TUNA" SNIDER     (---- - 2015)
Alfred C. “Tuna” Snider, the University of Vermont’s beloved debate team director and an international legend in the arena of academic argument, died Friday, Dec. 11. Snider, who was UVM’s Edwin W. Lawrence Professor of Forensics, led the university’s Lawrence Debate Union for more than three decades and took the student team to international acclaim. UVM currently ranks 15th in the world among academic teams in the International Debate Education Association and reached the No. 7 spot in 2011, joining the top 10 alongside the distinguished debaters at Yale and Cornell universities, Oxford and Cambridge universities in England and the London School of Economics. For the complete obituary, click  here.

ROBERT SOFFERMAN     (1942 - 2015)
Robert Alan Sofferman, 73, drifted peacefully to his next adventure on Wednesday, October 14th. Born in Newark, NJ and raised in Milburn, NJ, Bob was the son of Irving and Helen Sofferman. He attended Milburn High School where his lifelong love of golf was kindled. Bob graduated from Lehigh University in 1963 as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Epsilon Delta. He graduated magna cum laude and was invited to become a member of Alpha Omega Alpha at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1967. He began his surgical internship at the University of Colorado in 1968, where he met and married his wife of 47 years, Barbara (McCann) Sofferman. In 1975 the family moved to Colchester, VT, where Bob took what he thought would be a temporary appointment as a member of the Department of Otolaryngology and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He loved it so much that he stayed on for the remainder of his career, becoming Chairman of the Otolaryngology Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care in 1977, and Professor of Surgery in the college of medicine in 1993. When Bob joined the Otolaryngology Department there were only three surgeons, and he was very proud of the fact that, over time, he grew the practice to ten surgeons,in addition to many other support staff. The most fulfilling aspect of his professional career was helping to train his many residents and medical students , many of whom became like family. He was a member of the Vermont State Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Head and Neck Society, the Triological Society, and the National Ultrasound Faculty of the American College of Surgeons. Bob received many honors and awards including the H. Gordon Page Surgical Clinician Award from the UVM Department of Surgery; the Harris P. Mosher Award –American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society ; and the Presidential Citation from the American Academy of Otolaryngology. "Dr. Bob" was a consummate teacher, and was extremely committed to giving back to his profession. He wrote and edited many articles in professional journals, presented at conferences and was a guest lecturer or visiting professor at symposia around the world. He wrote and edited chapters in textbooks, and authored or edited several books. Bob was a pioneer in many aspects of his profession, including the implantation of cochlear implants in the 1980s and promoting and teaching the use of ultrasound in the practice of otolaryngology in more recent years. After retirement, he continued to train Otolaryngologists in the use of ultrasound. For the complete obituary, click here.

PHYLLIS (MCGOVERN) SOULE     (1919 - 2014)
Professor Emeritus Phyllis McGovern Soule, 95, a resident of Fairfax, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014. The University of Vermont requested she assume an Instructor position in Nutritional Sciences in the College of Agriculture while completing her master's degree. She was also active in the University Extension Service as a participant in the WCAX, "Across The Fence" programming to educate women about improved nutrition for their families. Phyllis was in the forefront before her time, teaching and aiding in better nutrition for children and families in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. She retired from her University of Vermont Professorial position at the age of 72 in 1989. Mrs. Soule, as called by her students, was sought out as a mentor and teacher to share her many life-long experiences with hundreds of students who continued to remain dear to her heart. Click here for more information.

ROBERT STANFIELD     (1934 - 2015)
Robert Everett Stanfield passed away at his home on September 28th, 2015 with his loving wife of 55 years by his side. Robert was born on December 28, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Theophilus Bramwell Stanfield and Winnie Mercer (Brown) Stanfield. He attended public schools in both Queens County and King County. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan. He received his degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1957 from the uptown campus of the College of the City of New York (CCNY), having majored in philosophy. From 1957 to 1963, he was a graduate student in the Department of Social Relations at Harvard University, receiving in the field of sociology the degrees of Master of Arts in 1961 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1963. During his years at Harvard, he was a resident tutor at Kirkland House from 1958 to 1960 and a non-resident tutor from 1960-1963. Upon graduation from Harvard, Robert joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst as an assistant professor of sociology from 1963 to 1969. In 1969 he and his family moved to Vermont where he joined the faculty of the University of Vermont as an associate professor of sociology, becoming a professor of sociology in 1973 In 1973, he was also appointed Executive Assistant to the President, serving in that position until 1990 with interim president Wayne Patterson, president Lattie Coor, interim president John Hennessey and president George Davis. He also served as the University Marshal for a number of years. For the complete obituary, click here.

MICHAEL STANTON     (1938 - 2011)
Michael N. Stanton, 73, of Colchester, died on Dec. 15, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a short battle with pancreatic cancer and a related infection. Mike had a wonderful combination of intellectual prowess, practicality, and appreciation for the talents of those around him. His flawless memory served him well, whether it was skipping the third grade at the Park Street School in Essex Jct., tracking orders at an early job at GE in Burlington, understanding Tolkien's maze of character entanglements in "Lord of the Rings," or recalling significant historical dates/events long before the age of instant Google answers.
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ROSS THOMSON     (1948 - 2015)
Ross David Thomson died on Feb. 12, 2015, in the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, due to complications following lung cancer. He was 66. Ross was born on Sept. 21, 1948, in Detroit, Mich., to his parents, Foster and Ramona Thomson. Ross graduated from Arizona State University in 1970, where he double-majored in math and economics. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1976. Ross taught Economics at the New School for Social Research for 15 years before becoming a Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont. He wrote and edited books and articles on technological change, and the development of Capitalism in the United States. He was very active at UVM. He created and directed the Integrated Social Sciences Program (ISSP), an inter- disciplinary program that engages socially conscious students by providing a broad view of problems that shape our world. His positions at UVM included Chair of the Economics Department, and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He was a strong supporter of the faculty union, United Academics, and served as the Chief Negotiator from 2007 to 2008. For the complete obituary, click here.

MARION THORPE (1916 - 2016)  
Marion Huntington Brown Thorpe of South Burlington died peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Vermont Respite House at the age of 100. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 27, 1915, the daughter of Dr. Harold M. Brown and Helen Laura (Horton) Brown. She graduated from Brandon High School in 1934, received her Bachelor of Science degree at The University of Vermont in 1938 and went on to earn her Master of Science degree at Syracuse University. Marion taught at Northfield High School before becoming Teacher Educator in Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly Home Economics) at UVM from 1942 to 1974, retiring as Professor Emerita. She married Norman James Thorpe April 17, 1982. He predeceased her on October 19, 1995 after nearly 13 happy years of marriage. She was a communicant of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington and was a very active church member, assuming many varied positions, including staff member as Lay Pastoral Care Coordinator. At the time of her death she was a member of the Pastoral Care Ministry and Prayer Cycle. Her professional affiliations include membership in the Vermont and National Home Economics Associations among others, serving in several capacities. She also was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the honorary organizations of Delta Kappa Gamma, Omicron Nu, and Pi Delta Theta. She was honored for her 61 year membership in Delta Kappa Gamma, the teachers' honorary society. in 2009 and received the Outstanding Alumni Award of the UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1999. In June of 2011, at the age of 96, she was presented with the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Vermont.

DAVID TORMEY     (1925 - 2013)
David M. Tormey, 88, of Burlington, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2013, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston, with his children at his side.  In 1968, David moved with his family to Burlington and began a second career at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Beginning in 1970, Dr. Tormey served as the Assistant Dean for the College of Medicine and soon after, became the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs. During the next two decades, he shepherded hundreds of young physicians-in- training through the ups and downs of medical school. He found this unique and challenging role to be enormously rewarding and satisfying. He was also an Associate Professor of Family Practice, and chaired the medical school's Committee on Instructional Improvement and Curriculum. From 1983 to 1991, Dr. Tormey also served as Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and used his considerable writing and editorial talents to develop the College of Medicine's alumni magazine. In 1991 Dr. Tormey retired from UVM, but continued to serve as Associate Dean for Alumni Relations until 1994. At the time of his retirement, the Alumni Association of the College of Medicine established the David M. Tormey Award for Perseverance in the Pursuit of Medical Education, in appreciation of his years of service to the College of Medicine and its students. For the complete obituary, click here.

HENRY TUFO     (1929 - 2016)

HUBERT VOGELMANN     (1928 - 2013)
Hubert W. "Hub" Vogelmann, 84, of Jericho, passed away peacefully on Oct. 11, 2013, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. Hub was born Nov. 13, 1928, in Buffalo, N.Y.At 17, he graduated early from high school and showed his adventurous spirit by sailing on a post-W.W.II Victory ship though the minefields in the Baltic Sea to deliver cattle to war-torn Poland, a program that is known today as the Heifer Project. Hub received a B.S. from Heidelberg College in 1950, then a M.S. (1951) and Ph.D. (1955) from the University of Michigan. He moved to Vermont in 1955 to begin his 36-year tenure as a professor at the University of Vermont, serving 16 years as Chair of the Botany Department. Always dedicated to the cause of education, Hub inspired scores of students and was delighted by the frequent remark, "I took your course!". For the complete obituary, click here.

BRANIMIR VON TURKOVICH     (1924 - 2014)
Branimir Francis von Turkovich, died on Nov. 25, 2014, at his home in South Burlington. He was born in Zagreb, Croatia, on Dec. 23, 1924. He left Croatia as a young man and attended college in Naples, Italy, where he joined the British Royal Air Force during WWII. After the war, he travelled to Spain to study at the University of Madrid where he obtained a masters and doctorate in naval engineering. He immigrated to the United States in 1952. In 1957, after working as a metallurgist in the machine tool industry in Milwaukee, Wis., he moved to Urbana, Ill., where he obtained doctorates in physics and mechanical engineering, and became a member of the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois. In 1971, the family moved to Vermont, where he joined the University of Vermont, first, as chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and later, for many years, as a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science. He was active in industry and research as a consultant to many domestic and foreign manufacturing corporations. He was appointed to serve at the National Science Foundation as Division Director of Mechanical and Structural Systems, and Design and Manufacturing Systems. He was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and served as president of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the International Institution for Production Engineering Research, Inc. He was a visiting professor at the universities of Pisa, Palermo, and Bari. In 2001, the Politecnico di Torino awarded him an honorary engineering degree, Laurea ad honorem in Ingegneria dei Materiali. He was an adviser and mentor to many students and researchers, both in the United States and internationally. He retired from teaching in 2003. For the complete obituary, click here.

CAROL PRICE WALTERS     (1941 - 2012)
Carol Price Walters died at home in South Burlington on July 3, 2012. In anticipation of that event and following the example of her late husband, she wrote the following, "just to keep everybody on the same page."  Click here for the complete obituary.

WINSTON WAY     (1923 - 2013)
Winston Arthur Way, 89, of North Hero, passed away Jan. 26, 2013, after a long illness. He was born March 11, 1923, in Burlington, and grew up on the island of North Hero, where his family ran the Irving House - now the North Hero House.  In 1951 he completed a masters degree in Agronomy at the University of Vermont and stayed on to become a teaching assistant. Winston became the Extension Agronomist for Vermont in 1951, a position he enjoyed until his retirement 32 years later. For the complete obituary, click here..

FRED WEBSTER     (1923 - 2016)
Dr. Fred C. Webster died peacefully after two weeks in hospice care, July 16, 2016. He was born in Randolph, VT, January 19, 1923. A mere 125 years after his ancestors first settled the area. He had an aptitude for school that led him to be the first in his family to leave and attend college. Like many young men of his era, Fred had his college years interrupted by a stint in the Army during WWII. He served in the European theater as a lieutenant in the Quarter Master Corps. He remained on reserve status until the 1950s. He was able to get leave to marry his college sweetheart, Anna Capen, in 1943. They remained married for 67 years until her death in 2010.Although he was modest about his skills as a teacher, his life was one spent in that vocation. As a 20-year-old Lieutenant completing quartermaster school, he landed a position as an instructor until he received orders to join the fight in Europe. He taught High School Vocational Agriculture in Chester, VT for 3 years after completing his undergraduate degree at UVM . He then moved to Burlington to teach at UVM while working on his master's degree. After receiving his doctorate at Cornell, he taught there for six months before returning to UVM where he spent the rest of his career. He retired from UVM in 1988 as a tenured professor and prior department head. Support of agriculture remained a constant theme in his life. Born on the family farm, he participated in the family business until he left for college. Expertise gained from his farming background and field work with the UVM extension service made him well known within the dairy industry and he was also renowned for his expertise in sustainable farming in Vermont. Hands on management of the wooded lots he owned in Braintree and Brookfield demonstrated his lifelong interest was forestry and conservation. Fred loved to sing. He sang in church choir as a young man until well into his 80s. His voice and skill sufficient to win an All-State Music Festival Award in High School. Community service was important. He volunteered at the College Street Congregational church, Braintree Hill Meeting House Historical Society, and AARP Tax preparation. He donated multiple gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. He served as a lister for the town of Williston, VT.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Fred C. Webster scholarship to support Vermont Students pursuing agriculture at the University of Vermont. Mail gifts to: Fred C. Webster Scholarship Fund, c/o The UVM Foundation, 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

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SHELDON WEINER     (1938 - 2015)
Sheldon Weiner, 76, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Bonita Springs, Fla. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 25, 1938. Shelly received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Vermont. He distinguished himself in postgraduate training and as a research associate at the National Center for the Prevention and Control of Alcoholism at the National Institute of Mental Health. Shelly then began his 32 year association as a member of the faculty at UVM, including service as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry for 16 years. His research led to new understanding of aspects of alcoholism and led to his being named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He published numerous papers and book chapters in areas of alcoholism, was an editorial reviewer for many journals, and in 2001 was named Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. For the complete obituary, click here.

ALAN WERTHEIMER     (1942 - 2015)
Alan Philip Wertheimer, professor emeritus of political science at UVM and senior research scholar in the Department of Bioethics at The National Institutes of Health, died Friday, April 10, 2015. Alan earned his B.A. at New York University, and completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. He arrived at UVM in 1967, and served on the faculty of the Political Science Department until his retirement in 2005. A committed university citizen, he was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in the 1970s, served as department chair for many years, and was selected as University Scholar for the 1995-96 academic year. Alan earned fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and in the Professional Ethics Program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he also was a visiting faculty member for two years. A dedicated scholar, he authored numerous books and articles, most recently, "Rethinking the Ethics of Clinical Research: Widening the Lens," published by Oxford University Press and "Consent to Sexual Relations," published by Cambridge University Press. After retiring from UVM, Alan accepted a one-year fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, then under the direction of Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel. For the complete obituary, click here.

GLEN WOOD     (1920 - 2012)
Glen Meredith Wood, died on May 1, 2012, at the age of 92. He was born April 17, 1920, in Dallas, to Herbert Poland Wood and Esther Theresa Danielson. He spent his childhood in Pawtucket, R.I., pursuing education at Rhode Island State College and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. For four years he served in the U. S. Army in New Guinea and the Philippines with the Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion during WWII. He was Professor of Plant and Soil Science at the University of Vermont from 1950 to 1985. Click here for the complete obituary.

A. PETER WOOLFSON     (1936 - 2016)
A. Peter Woolfson died peacefully on February 29, 2016 at the Starr Farm Nursing Home. Peter was born on March 14, 1936, in Toronto, Canada to the late Solomon Jacob Woolfson and Kathlyn Natalie Langer Woolfson. As a young man, Peter's interest in the power of language brought him to the University of Toronto to receive both a B.A. and an M.A. in English (in 1958 and 1961, respectively). Influenced by Marshall McLuhan, he became fascinated with how language itself can shape cultures and people, and in 1967, he received his Ph.D. in Anthropology with a concentration in linguistic anthropology from the State University of New York in Buffalo. In 1970, he joined the faculty at the University of Vermont where he helped spearhead the establishment of a separate Department of Anthropology, and eventually served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology for many years. He was also a member of the Canadian Studies Program. It was important to Peter to use his knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others, particularly those who might not otherwise be listened to. In addition to teaching every Anthropology major during his 32 years at UVM, he used his scholarship to advocate for the civil rights of ethnic and cultural minorities, such as Native Americans and Franco-Americans. He also made significant contributions to medical anthropology by studying doctor-patient interactions in geriatric wards, specifically so he could develop valuable recommendations to improve the care and dignity of the elderly. He retired from the University in 2002. Click here for the complete obituary.

DHARAM YADAV     (1939 - 2013)
Dharam Pal Yadav passed away peacefully in Boston, Mass., on April 4, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.  In 1970, Dharam joined the faculty of the University of Vermont (UVM), where he was a professor of Communications and Psychology, with a focus on teaching and research of the cognitive sciences, media communications, cross-cultural psychology, and media psychology. During his tenure at UVM, he was chairman of the Department of Communications and served on a number of university committees including the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Senate Executive Council, and the Enrollment Management Council. Click here for the complete obituary.

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