|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 1 Fall 2002|
Andy Phelps of Danbury, N.H., retired after 41 years teaching industrial arts, 39 of them at Franklin High School. He writes that he was "given a tremendous farewell party as well as an unbelievable sendoff at the annual class day parade." Congratulations, Andy.
IN MEMORIAM: George J. Lambert '60 died April 14, 2002, in Poulsbo, Wash. He was an Army Air Corps veteran and taught in Hartford, Conn., from 1967 until 1988.
IN MEMORIAM: Kendall C. Menard '60 died April 27, 2002, at his home in Keene. Ken taught English and social studies at Keene Junior High School from 1962 to 1992. He also coached baseball and basketball at Keene High School. He umpired Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball for many years and was president and treasurer of the Keene Babe Ruth League. A die-hard Red Sox fan, Ken was also known for his "Down East" humor and storytelling. He is survived by his wife, Carlene Wyman Menard '62, three children, and seven grandchildren.
From Terry Tidd: "What a great time we had at our 40th Class Reunion! The following members of our class were here: Pat Plante Albanese, Pat Desrochers Belanger, Bill and Julie Bridgham, Carlene Wyman Menard, Eloise (Sleeper) and Alwyn Carleton, Pat (Reed) and Bill Doolan, Pat Garnis, Nancy Fournier Johnson, Carol Gove Moore, Nancy Parisi Morgan, Peter and Sandra Scripture, Paul and Brenda Silva, Carol Tolman Beauregard, Donna Dearborn Woodfin, Paul and Leola Bouchard, Stephanie Heselton Baute, Martha Crowley Morse, Rita Ludwig Farhm, Anne (Quinn) and Norm Bergeron, Teresa Dilorenzo Tidd, and Dot (Martin) and Ray Jobin."
Marion Whittier Lake of Sandown, N.H., writes, "Both Al and I retired from teaching last June. Al taught chemistry for 37 years at Salem (N.H.) High School, and I completed 22 years at Hampstead Central, teaching primary grades. We are enjoying traveling and our two grandchildren."
IN MEMORIAM: David C. Wilson '63 passed away April 17, 2002, in Raynham, Mass. He taught in Charlestown, N.H., substituted in Bridgewater and Raynham, Mass., and worked for 15 years at the Paul Dever State School in Taunton, Mass. He also owned a convenience store and an antiques shop.
Ray W. Miner Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, have moved back to Keene from Delaware and enjoy being back "home."
Judy Plummer Stroncer of Englewood, Fla., is a licensed massage therapist at the Oasis Clinic in Boca Grande. She lives in Hampton, N.H., in the summer.
Tom Makela retired June 19, 2001, after 35 years of teaching at Mystic Middle School, Mystic, Conn. He was active in his teachers association, serving as president for 20 years. He and his wife, Sharon, live at 123 Reutemann Rd., No. Stonington, CT 06359.
IN MEMORIAM: Janyth R. Pratt '67 died in April 2002. She lived in Keene and Nashua, N.H., before moving to North Carolina in 1996. She was a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua and Western Wake Hospital in North Carolina.
Theodore "Ted" Miller was selected New Hampshire Social Studies Teacher of the Year, secondary level, at the 2002 EDie Awards in June. Until his retirement this year, Ted taught at Keene High School, specializing in geography education and Asian-Russian studies. He was cited for being a master teacher in the Asian Education Program and has worked with the New Hampshire Council for World Affairs, the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance, and the Five College Center for East Asian Studies. He is currently on the faculty of the KSC Geography Department.
Sharon L Brown of Middletown, R.I., writes, "33 years and still loving my teaching career and a new ‘crop' of fifth graders. I especially enjoyed this year's KSC Children's Literature Festival. My niece, Erin Wheeler '00, flew up from Florida and we both were happy to have the opportunity to listen to Jane Yolen, Patricia MacLachlan, and the other top-notch authors present. Thanks, KSC, for another great festival! My students are in awe to hear that their teacher has actually seen the authors of the books we are reading."
IN MEMORIAM: Evelyn P. Honkala '69 died in May 4, 2002, in Keene. She was a resident of Swanzey, N.H., for 45 years and taught home economics in the Winchendon School District for 30 years before retiring in 1998.
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