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KEENE STATE TODAY VOLUME XXII NUMBER 1 Fall 2006
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Class Notes In Memoriam

Marjorie H. Sholes '28 died February 6, 2006, in Franklin, N.H. She had a 43-year career teaching first grade in Franklin.

Several staff members made a holiday call to Elizabeth Welch. We are sad to say Miss Elizabeth passed away in February. She was a friend of Norma's from almost the day Norma was born. Miss Elizabeth will be missed by Norma, her friends, and the Hancock High alumni.

Louise Curran Murdough '29 passed away February 20, 2006, in Concord, N.H. She was a teacher in Antrim, Washington, and Hillsborough schools for 38 years.

Pauline Wiggin Hayes '30 passed away April 30, 2006.

Elaine Griggs Luddy '31 died February 10, 2006, in Hartford, Conn.

Arlene "Betty" Tucker Yeaton '32 passed away March 26, 2006, in Rye, N.H. She taught in Hampton Falls and Portsmouth, N.H., before retiring in 1973.

Margaret "Peg" Feindal Towers '33 died May 4, 2006, in Walnut Creek, Calif. She had taught history in New Hampshire for many years.

Ida Skinner of Van Nuys, Calif., writes: "My husband, Rex, and my daughter, Diana, have both passed away."

Donald P. Chamberlin '35 died March 17, 2006, in Coventry, R.I. He also had a degree from Boston College and taught in Jaffrey, N.H., and Cranston, R.I. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

Dorothy Minor Flint '35 passed away April 1, 2006, in Newport, N.H. She earned a master's degree at UNH and taught for many years in Sunapee, Claremont, and Keene. She also coached field hockey, basketball, and softball.

Helen "Peg" Szalajeska Raymond '36 died May 21, 2006, in Summerfield, Fla. She was a retired reading supervisor in New Hampshire.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the family and friends of Helen "Peg" Szalajeska Raymond '36, who died on May 21, 2006, in Summerfield, Fla. It was a joy to get holiday greetings from her last year.

Edna M. Twombly '39 died February 11, 2006, in Alton, N.H. She earned a master's degree from Plymouth State and taught for 32 years in Meredith, Ashland, Lebanon, and Portsmouth.

Leatrice Streeter Seidell '46 passed away February 26, 2006, in Bloomfield, Conn. She taught in Marlborough and Keene, N.H., before moving to Connecticut. She was married to John Seidell '50 for 60 years.

Lois Black Harriman '48 passed away March 29, 2006, in Concord, N.H. She earned a master's degree at New York University and taught home economics, science, and mathematics in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and California before becoming director of home economics for the N.H. Department of Education. More recently she was bookkeeper of S. B. Harriman Construction.

Phyllis Hall Curtiss '49 died April 3, 2006 in New London, N.H. She earned a master's degree in education from the University of Maine in 1965. She was a home economics teacher in New London, taught sewing, and ran an alterations business. She served on the KSC Alumni Board of Directors, was its president in 1979-80, and received the Sprague Drenan Alumni Award in 1982.

Esther Dalzell LaChance '50 died March 18, 2006, in Keene. She taught in Lebanon, West Lebanon, and Marlborough, N.H., where she started the readiness program and kindergarten program.

Socrates Clonaris '51 died February 13, 2006, in New Milford, Conn. Survivors include his wife, Althea Roy Clonaris '51.

Rev. Robert C. Langtry '52 passed away May 17, 2006 in Boscawen, N.H. He attended Hartford Seminary and McGill University and was ordained in 1968 in South Hero, Vt. He was married to Winifred Woodbury Langtry '52 and together they served churches in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania before retiring after 41 years in ministry.

Janet M. Dalton '54 died February 20, 2006, in Lebanon, N.H. She had taught in Holden, Mass., elementary school before raising her family.

Ernest O. Gendron '59, M'61, M'65, passed away April 1, 2006, in Inverness, Fla. He also earned a master's degree at the University of Bridgeport, where he was director of housing. He was associate dean for student development at KSC, where he worked for 25 years. He established the KSC Parents Association in 1973 and a scholarship endowment bears his name.

Thelma Richardson MacKenzie '59, M'83, died April 23, 2006, in Westmoreland, N.H. She was a substitute teacher in Keene for many years, secretary for the music department at KSC, and assistant coordinator for continuing education at KSC until 1986.

Robert W. Ferry '61 died February 27, 2006. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and as a naval reservist in the Korean War. He was a production engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 25 years.

Elias "Lou" Korcoulis '62 passed away March 4, 2006, in Hollis, N.H. At KSC, he was a member of Alpha Pi Tau. He was an educator and coach at Hollis Brookline High School, instituting the school's track and cross-country programs. His honors include 1989 NH Outdoor Track Coach of the Year, Nashua Telegraph Coach of the Decade, NH Coaches Hall of Fame, 2000 Girls Indoor Track Coach of the Year, and New England Coaches Hall of Fame.

Phyllis Farnum Topa '81 died March 17, 2006, in Enfield, Conn. She was a longtime employee of Sears & Roebuck.

Scott E. Krunklevich '91 died February 18, 2006 in Concord, N.H. He earned his degree in business and worked for Sherwin Williams. He was an avid outdoorsman, volunteered for Make-a-Wish Foundation, and worked with the New England Paralyzed Veterans of America, helping veterans enjoy the sport of fishing.

Eric J. Walters '98 died February 27, 2006, in Londonderry, N.H. He was taking courses at Southern New Hampshire University and enjoyed woodworking, medieval history, and working on cars.


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