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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XX NUMBER 3 Spring 2005
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Class Notes In Memoriam

Madeline Nudd '27 of Haverhill, Mass., died Jan. 10, 2004.

Kathryn "Kay" McCarthy '29 died in January 2003. After graduation, she went to New York for further education and a career in business. When she retired from Wall Street, she returned to New Hampshire to teach.

Marion Nelson '29 of Ocean Park, Maine, passed away April 6, 2004.

Geraline Newell Merriam '31 passed away Oct. 21, 2004, in Woodstock, Vt. She taught in Windsor, Vt., and worked for many years at Bridgewater Woolen Co. With her husband, she owned and operated Merriam's Store in Bridgewater, Vt.

Dorothy Stanley Sundgren '32 died Nov. 24, 2004, in Concord, N.H. She taught in Greenland and Hopkinton.

Helen Freeman Rogers '33 of Pembroke, N.H. passed away Jan. 25, 2005. She had been an elementary schoolteacher.

Irene Szalajeska Cid '36 died Dec. 7, 2004, in Laconia, N.H.

Roma B. Switzer '37 of Bellows Falls, Vt., died Dec. 12, 2004. She worked at Rockingham Free Library in Bellows Falls for many years, retiring in 1976 as children's librarian.

Maude Whitcomb '37 passed away Dec. 13, 2004, in Wilton, N.H. She taught math, English, and home economics at Appleton Academy in New Ipswich, N.H., for more than 25 years.

Martha Wood '40 of Bethlehem, N.H., died Nov. 13, 2004. She taught for more than 30 years in the Landaff Blue School, West Lebanon School district, and Lakeway Elementary School district.

Virginia Coburn Clark '42 passed away in November 2004.

Harriet Weston Johnson '50 of Bennington, N.H., died Oct. 3, 2004. She was a public school teacher for 28 years in New York, New Hampshire, and in Brandon, Vt., retiring in 1977.

Elizabeth Merrill Weston '51 of Hancock, N.H., passed away Jan. 10, 2005. She taught grades one through six in Hancock for 11 years, and then taught for 21 years in Antrim. Upon retirement, she worked on a genealogy for the town of Hancock.

William L. Ray '56 of Sarasota, Fla., died Nov. 13, 2004. He earned a master's degree from Southern Connecticut State College and served in the U.S. Army. For 30 years he taught art and art history at Rippowam High School in Stamford, Conn., and Westhill High School.

George F. Disnard M'59 died Sept. 3, 2004, in Claremont, N.H. He was a former State Senator and superintendent of schools in Claremont, where he began teaching in 1949.

Martha Houston Jones '63 died in Sunapee, N.H. She taught home economics for 14 years in Henniker, and later was a substitute teacher. She initiated and coordinated the Bicentennial Quilt Project in Henniker in 1976.

Janice Anagnos '65 of Londonderry, N.H., passed away Dec. 19, 2004.

Alice Hastings Gaylor M'65 died Jan. 26, 2005, in Moodus, Conn. She graduated with honors from Mount Holyoke College in 1930 and taught in public and private schools until age 70, when she began a second career in community health.

John W. Geary '71 of Charlestown, N.H., died Jan. 14, 2005. He taught social studies for 30 years at Bellows Falls Middle School and coached soccer and track. He was voted Outstanding Teacher in Vermont in 1982.

Douglas A. Sauer '72 died Oct. 29, 2004, in Sarasota, Fla. He served in the U.S. Marines in Vietnam and owned his own business as a financial planner.

Robert C. Schoefman '74 died Dec. 28, 2004 in Keene. He had worked at Vermont Medical, Timken Super Precision, and Monadnock Lifetime Products. He was a hockey coach, scout leader, and historical re-enactor at Fort No. 4 in Charlestown, N.H.

Sister Lorraine Trombley M'74 passed away Oct. 16, 2004. Formerly known as Sister Mary Simeon, she was a teacher and administrator in Catholic schools in New Hampshire and in Massachusetts.

Heather Defoe Pederson '85 died Oct. 19, 2004, in New Jersey. She earned her bachelor's degree in biochemistry at KSC and a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in 2002. She worked in the pharmaceutical industry and for the Food and Drug Administration.

Karen Antonio-Muenzinger '87 died Jan. 29, 2005, at her home in Roslindale, Mass. She earned her degree in music education and received a graduate degree in trumpet performance from Boston University. She performed throughout New England and was soloist with the Bar Harbor Music Festival in 2003. She was heard on television and radio broadcasts in New England and appeared with several mariachi bands in addition to her classical music performances.

Daniel P. Dubriske '89 died Nov. 24, 2004, in Portland, Maine. He was owner of Dan Dubriske Carpentry in Portland.

Michael L. Pevny '90 passed away on Nov. 5, 2004, in New Jersey. He was a physical education and health teacher at New Milford High School and coached volleyball, softball, golf and wrestling.

Michael J. Manion '96 of Bow, N.H. died Nov. 30, 2004. He earned his degree in psychology and worked for Waste Management, Inc., and Otter Brook Rehabilitation Center.


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