Jane Daley of Chadds Ford, Pa. and Nantucket died peacefully
in her sleep on Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, after a long battle with breast cancer.
Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Mrs. Daley was an avid
tennis player at Germantown Cricket Club, a veteran sailor on Chesapeake
Bay, and a member of the prom court and cheerleading squad while at Bucknell
University, where she graduated with honors.
Mrs. Daley's career began as a Beaver College administrator and
continued as an executive with the Scott Paper Company and Curtis Publishing.
More recently she was president of public relations for the Philadelphia
department store Strawbridge and Clothier.
Mrs. Daley's love of Nantucket spanned over four decades. She
enjoyed returning to the island each summer to spend vacation time with
her husband of 35 years, John, and daughter Nicole.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998.
Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery on Nantucket.
Norman Bradford Brooks
Norman Bradford Brooks died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 3, 1998
at his home on Nantucket. He was 67.
Mr. Brooks graduated from the Lawrence Academy in Groton and
from the ROTC program at Tufts University as a physicist in 1954. As a
pilot in the U.S. Air Force he gained the rank of lieutenant and retired
from the USAF reserves as captain in 1968.
Mr. Brooks founded Brooks Automation, located in Chelmsford and
remained on the board of directors after his retirement. He retired to
Nantucket with his wife seven years ago after being a long time summer
resident. His Tuckernuck homestead was known as Brooks Landing. His grandmother
taught school on both Tuckernuck and Nantucket.
Mr. Brooks is survived by his wife Mary Ann; his son Frank S.
and his wife Catherine of Hope, Maine; his daughter Kathryn A. and her
husband Bill McGrath of Nantucket; his brother Frank P. and his wife Alita
of Nantucket; a nephew Bradford P. Brooks of Nantucket; a niece Barbaralee
Copas of Winchester, and grandniece Jennifer L. Copas of Mar Vista, Calif.
A memorial service was held Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Maddequet
Admiralty Club. Memorial donations can be made to Nantucket Hospice or
the Madaket Conservation.
John Lorin Hardy
John Lorin Hardy died on Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998 at Brigham and
Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness. He was 85.
Mr. Hardy was born in Allendale, Nova Scotia in 1913. He was
the second son of Willard P. Hardy and Floss Allen Hardy. He was raised
on Nantucket, attending island schools before attending Mount Herman and
later Hebron Academy, from which he graduated in 1931.
Mr. Hardy married Lillian F. Kania on Jan. 4, 1934. He served
in the U.S. Coast Guard and was active during the Normandy Invasion, where
he helped rescue downed Allied flyers. Returning from the war, he owned
and operated Hardy's Auto Service until 1958. He later became the manager
of the White Elephant Resort and the Nantucket Yacht Club, where he served
as manager for 17 years.
Mr. Hardy served for many years as a selectman. He also served
on many other civic committees. He was also a Shriner and a member of the
In addition to his bride of 64 years, Mr. Hardy is survived by
his son, John L. Hardy III; his daughter, Holly Hardy Crossman; four grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held sometime in September at the
North Congregational Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the
Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Burial services will be private.
Joseph Francis Mulcahy
Joseph Francis Mulcahy of Sconset died peacefully on Friday,
Aug. 14, 1998, at Our Island Home. He was 76.
Born in Springfield on Sept. 26, 1921, Mr. Mulcahy graduated
from Classical High School in Springfield and went on to become the valedictorian
of the Nichols College Class of 1943. He married his wife, Jane Medlicott,
in 1944, and came to Nantucket for the first time on his honeymoon.
After a successful business career at Chapman Valve Manufacturing
Company of Indian Orchard, Mr. Mulcahy retired in 1983. He and his wife
moved to Sconset full time in 1989.
On Nantucket, Mr. Mulcahy was active in the First Congregational
Church and enjoyed sharing its elaborate history with tourists from around
Mr. Mulcahy is survived by his wife Jane of Sconset; a son, Peter
of Basking Ridge, N.J.; a daughter, Martha of Falmouth; and four grandsons,
Andrew, William and Benjamin of Morrisville, Vt., and Joshua of Barnstable.
Donations can be made in Mr. Mulcahy's memory to the 'Sconset
Trust Inc., P.O. Box 821, Sconset, MA 02564 or the the MSPCA, 21 Crooked
Lane, Nantucket, MA 02554.
Maria Frances Senecal
Maria Frances Senecal died on Monday, Aug. 10, 1998 at the Nantucket
Cottage Hospital after a short illness. She was 61.
Mrs. Senecal was born in New York City on May 28, 1937, the daughter
of Mary Higgins Cassidy of Nant ucket and the late Stanley Cassidy. She
graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in Fairhaven and from the Lab Tech
School in Boston. She worked as a laboratory technician at the J.B. Thomas
Hospital in Peabody before moving to Illinois, New York and Maryland.
Mrs. Senecal is survived by her husband of 38 years, Ray Senecal;
one daughter, Elise of Bangor, Maine; two sons, Paul and Brian of Pasadena,
Md.; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Daniel Hanks of Maine; and a brother,
Stanley Cassidy of Wilmington.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998 at St. Mary's
Church. Donations in her memory can be made to the Hospice of Nantucket,
emergency medical technicians at the Nantucket Fire Department, or the
Marla Lamb Fund.
Rev. Dr. Mark B. Strickland
The Rev. Dr. Mark B. Strickland, former interim pastor of the
First Congregational Church in Nantucket, died on Thursday, July 23, 1998
in Brevard, N.C. He was 93.
Dr. Strickland was born in Niles, Mich. in April 1905. He graduated
from Colgate University and studied theology at Colgate Rochester Theological
School before completing his theological training at Andover Newton Theological
School. He received a master's from Boston University Graduate School and
was later granted an honorary doctorate of divinity from New England College.
Ordained in 1930, Dr. Strickland served in the Ashland Federated
Church in Ashland from 1931 to 1938. He was pastor of the First Congregational
Church in Stoneham from 1938 to 1944. From there he went to the First Congregational
Church in Manchester, N.H. where he remained for 17 years. During his tenure,
First Church grew to be one of the largest congregations in New England.
His messages of practical religious faith were published daily for many
years in the Union Leader under the title "Let's Talk It Over" and similar
messages were heard each day on the radio station WMUR. During the 1950s
he also presented a weekly television program on Thursday evenings. Dr.
Strickland was an active proponent of interfaith understanding and was
the co-author with the late Rabbi Umen of Manchester, N.H. of a layperson's
guide to the scriptures, "A Pathway to the Bible". His pastorale before
retiring was at Chappaqua, N.Y.
Dr. Strickland also served on the editorial staff of the "Advance,"
was co-founder of Television Laboratories, served as a Trustee of the New
Hampshire Conference, Director of the YMCA, Director of the Council for
Social Agencies, Trustee of the New England School of Religious Education,
and President of the United Protestant Association of colleges and universities
of New Hampshire.
Since his retirement in 1964, Dr. Strickland served as an interim
pastor at the Broadway (Tabernacle) Church, New York City, the First Congregational
Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., assistant pastor of the United Community Church
in Sun City Center, Fla., and a fifteen month ministry at the First Congregational
Church in Nantucket.
Dr. Strickland was predeceased by his first wife, Alice Mason
Strickland in 1964; his two brothers, Paul and Dwight; and his sister,
Mignonne. He his survived by his wife of 27 years, Pauline Strickland of
Brevard, N.C.; his sons Donald Strickland of Falls Church, Va. and the
Rev. Mark Strickland of Lynnfield; his daughters-in-law Carol Strickland
and Nancy Strickland; his daughters Carolyn Yopp of Glendale, Wis. and
Marcia Strickland of Nantucket; his son-in-law Adam Yopp; nine grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the Presbyterian Church in Brevard,
N.C. on July 28. A memorial service will be held at Bedford, N.H. on Tuesday,
Sept. 1 and at Sun City Center at a later date. Donations can be made in
memory of Dr. Strickland to the First Congregational Church of Nantucket.
These memorial remembrances will be forwarded to the restoration fund of
a church that was destroyed by fire in Wichita, Kansas.
Thomas H. Broadus Jr.
Thomas H. Broadus Jr. of Baltimore and Nantucket died on Monday,
Aug. 17 while on vacation in Europe. He was 60.
Mr. Broadus joined T. Rowe Price Associates in 1966. He served
as vice president of the T. Rowe Price Equity Income Fund; executive vice
president of the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund, and vice president
and trustee of the T. Rowe Price Associates Foundation.
Mr. Broadus earned a bachelor's degree from Washington and Lee
University, a master's in business administration from Harvard Business
School, and a master's in liberal arts from John Hopkins University. He
served in the Navy from 1961 to 1964. He also completed the Stanford Executive
Program and earned Chartered Investment Counselor (CIC) and the Chartered
Financial Analyst (CFA) accreditations.
Mr. Broadus served as a trustee for the Baltimore Community Foundation,
the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Walters Art Gallery, and Washington
and Lee University. He served on the finance committee of the Robert Garrett
Fund for the Surgical Treatment of Children, and he chaired the investment
committees of the Baltimore Community Foundation and the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra. He served on the boards of both the Gilman School and the Bryn
Mawr School. He taught business courses at the University of Tennessee
and Loyola College in Baltimore.
Mr. Broadus is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his son, Thomas
H. Broadus III of Philadelphia, Pa.; his daughter, Lucy Eastwood Broadus
of Baltimore; and his brother, Arthur Broadus of New Haven, Conn.
A memorial service was held on Friday at St. Paul's Church. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Broadus's name
to Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. or to the Nantucket
Thomas Clogher Maloney
Thomas Clogher Maloney, a retired naval officer and manager of
Submarine Undersea Warfare Analysis for General Dynamics, died of a heart
attack Aug. 15 at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va. He was 61.
Captain Maloney was born on Nantucket on Nov. 8, 1936, and began
his early childhood education in the Nantucket schools. His father, the
late Richard C. Maloney, taught school for nearly two decades on Nantucket,
was the first principal of the Cyrus Peirce school, and in his retirement,
was a contributor to The Inquirer and Mirror. His mother, the late Marguerite
McHugh Maloney, taught special education in the Nantucket school system,
and worked with her husband to help establish the Nantucket chapter of
the AARP and the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs in the 1970s.
During World War II, Captain Maloney moved with his family to
Amesbury, and then to Virginia Beach, Va. and Whidbey Island, Wash. His
family settled in Manhattan, Kan. where his father worked for Milton S.
Eisenhower at Kansas State University. The family followed Mr. Eisenhower
in 1950 to Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa., where Captain
Maloney graduated from high school in 1954.
Captain Maloney graduated from the United States Naval Academy
in 1958 and served on active duty for 30 years, retiring in 1988. His Naval
career included operational service on the USS Randolph (CVA-15), the USS
Sailfish (SS 572), the USS Swordfish (SSN 579), and the USS Spadefish (SSN
668). He served as Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School,
Bainbridge, Maryland (1971-1974); USS Baton Rouge (SSN 689) (1974-1978);
the Naval Submarine Support Facility, New London, Conn. (1978-1980); and
as Commander, Submarine Squadron Four, Charleston, S.C. (1980-1982). He
also served in staff and shore assignments involving submarine operations
and naval intelligence in Norfolk, Va. and at the Pentagon.
Captain Maloney's awards include the Legion of Merit (five awards),
the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards).
After his retirement from the Navy, Captain Maloney became a
widely recognized, highly respected expert in national security affairs,
and in naval and undersea warfare matters. He served on the National Academy
of Sciences Naval Studies Board, as well as on several other government-sponsored
panels that examine national security and submarine issues. Since 1990
he served as the General Dynamics staff expert in these areas.
A resident of Fairfax since 1984, Captain Maloney had many passions
in his life - his family, the U.S. Navy, reading, music and the arts, and
his beloved Nantucket Island. A man of deep love and faith, he was a member
of St. Philip Church in Falls Church, Va.
Captain Maloney is survived by Mary Jo, his loving wife of 39
years; five children, Thomas C. Maloney, Jr. of Alexandria, Va., Anne M.
Ryan of Monroe, Conn., Catherine T. Maloney of Reston, Va., Julia R. Kitzerow
of Stafford, Va., and David M. Maloney of Manassas, Va.; seven grandchildren,
Connor, Sarah, Colleen, Andrew, Patrick, Alison, and Matthew; his sister
and brother, Mary R. Conover of Rockville, Md., and Richard C. Maloney
Jr. of Wallingford, Pa. Captain Maloney was predeceased by granddaughter
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Aug. 21, 1998
in Burke, Va. Interment will take place today at the Arlington National
Cemetery with full military honors.
Bryan Charles Nattsas
Bryan Charles Nattsas of Timberlake, Lynchburg, Va. and Nantucket,
died Aug. 20. He was 35.
Born April 12, 1963 in Bedford, Mr. Nattsas was the son of Stephen
and Phyllis Croft Nattsas. He was an artist and entrepreneur with a home
management and restoration business on Nantucket.
In addition to his parents, Bryan is survived by a sister, Heather
Nattsas of Richmond, Va.; a paternal grandmother, Bernice O. Nattsas, Skokie,
Ill.; Godparents, Lynda and Doug Moses of Bedford; and many family and
friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William
and Mary F. Croft and his paternal grandfather, Stephen C. Nattsas.
A memorial service was held Sunday at Carder-Tharp Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. Dr. Carl H. Douglass, Jr. officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Campbell
County Rescue Squad or a charity of choice.
Livingston Day (Pete) Watrous
Livingston Day (Pete) Watrous, a former director of the Nantucket
Land Council and a longtime Nantucket resident, died after a long battle
with cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998 at his home in Sconset. He was 82.
Mr. Watrous was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Colonel
Livingston Watrous. As a youth he lived in New York, Washington, and Boston,
and in 1919 he and his family began summering on the island, first spending
time in Nantucket town, then moving out to Sconset where they bought property.
Mr. Watrous attended Kent School in Kent, Conn., then obtained
a bachelor of arts from Princeton University in 1938 and a master's degree
from Columbia University in 1939.
In 1940 Mr. Watrous joined the American Foreign Service and was
assigned to two consulates on the Mexican border. From there he went to
diplomatic posts in San Jose, Costa Rica; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil; Lisbon, Portugal; Paris, France; and Madrid, Spain.
His last assignment was as Consul General at Capetown, South Africa. Early
on in his career, he received diplomas from the NATO Defense College in
Paris and from the U.S. Army War College.
Upon his retirement in 1971, Mr. Watrous moved permanently to
Nantucket, where he became active in civic affairs. At various times he
served as a director of the Nantucket Land Council, a trustee of the Cottage
Hospital, and on boards of the Nantucket Arts Council, the Sconset Trust,
and the Siasconset Civic Association. And from 1972 to 1994, he worked
as either the manager or the buyer for Mitchell's Book Corner.
Until last summer, Mr. Watrous kept up an extremely high level
of tennis, and at the Sconset Casino he and his partner in mixed doubles,
Val Hodges, spent decades dominating the competition.
Mr. Watrous is survived by his wife Alicia; three children, Livingston
of Buffalo, N.Y., Patricia of Tucson, Ariz., Peter of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and
one stepson, Robert Johnson of Harrisburg, Pa.; and three grandchildren.
There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made in Mr. Watrous's memory to the Nantucket Land Council, 4 N.
Water St., P.O. Box 502, Nantucket, Mass. 02554.
David Berry, a professional actor for the past 22 years, of Ridgefield,
Conn. and a former summer resident of Nantucket, died of cancer on Sunday,
Aug. 30, 1998. He was 60.
Born on Aug. 3, 1938, Mr. Berry came to Ridgefield from New York,
N.Y., where he appeared in television, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway
productions and filmed numerous television commercials. His longest-running
role was as Alex, star meat cutter for The Kroger Company, the nation's
largest supermarket chain, with stores primarily in the Midwest and the
South. For the past 13 years, he appeared in the store's television commercials,
presided at store openings, attended state fairs and was featured in parades,
including the Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500 parades.
Mr. Berry was born in Rochester, N.Y., the son of the late John
and Helen Berry. He earned his undergraduate degree at Ithaca College and
his master's degree in drama at Syracuse University. Before pursuing an
acting career, he was sales manager for WHEC-TV in Rochester.
Mr. Berry was a member of Screen Actors Guild, Actor's Equity
Association and St. Stephen's Church, where he was very active.
Mr. Berry is survived by his wife of 27 years, the former Linda
Hitchcock of Clinton, N.Y.; a daughter, Dayna Williams of Kailua, Hawaii;
a son, John David Berry of Huntington Beach, Calif.; several nieces and
nephews; two brothers, George of Cheektowaga, N.Y. and Dean of Rochester;
his brother-in-law, Paul Hitchcock of Wellington, Fla.; as well as his
stepmother, Mary Berry, also of Rochester.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at St.
Stephen's Church in Ridgefield, the Rev. John R. Gilchrist, rector.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Berry's memory may be
made to the American Cancer Society, or a charity of choice.
Arthur Jacobsen, former senior vice president of the JC Penney
Company, died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998 after a lengthy illness. Mr.
Jacobsen, formerly of Morristown N.J., lived in Vero Beach, Fla. and Nantucket.
He was 76.
Mr. Jacobsen began his career with Citibank in New York. In 1955
he joined JC Penney, where he worked as treasurer, later becoming senior
vice president, director of consumer financial services, and chairman of
the board of JC Penney Financial Corp. He served on the board of directors
of numerous companies, was a trustee of the Overlook Hospital in Summit,
N.J. and the Morris Museum in Morristown, N.J.
Mr. Jacobsen, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University,
was a former president of the Princeton Alumni Association of Nantucket
and was a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club. In Florida, he was a member
of the Riomar Bay Yacht Club, the Vero Beach Country Club, the Princeton
Club of Vero Beach and also of St. Augustine Episcopal Church.
Mr. Jacobsen is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Sayford Jacobsen;
two children, Mrs. William A. Durkin II, of Darien, Conn., and Bruce Sayford
Jacobsen, of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Robert
Jacobsen, of Wheaton, Ill. He was predeceased by his oldest son, Peter
Dunn Jacobsen, who died in 1962.
A memorial service for Mr. Jacobsen is scheduled for November
at St. Augustine's Church in Vero Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions
in his memory may be made to Hospice of VNA, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach,
32960 or a hospice of your choice.
Eryk Larson died on Monday, Aug. 24, 1998 at his home in Kerrville,
Texas. He was 55.
Mr. Larson was born on Jan. 16, 1943 in Taunton and raised on
Nantucket, where he attended school, graduating from Nantucket High School
in 1961. During his youth he was active in Boys and Girls Club activities
and Whaler football.
Mr. Larson served a brief stint in the U.S. Army, where he was
injured in a helicopter accident. He then settled in Maryland and later
Florida, before returning to Nantucket in 1982.
On Nantucket, Mr. Larson was a carpenter and builder, eventually
owning his own company, doing restoration work for First Winthrop Corp.
While living on Nantucket he pursued many interests, including golf, making
lightship baskets, fishing, and spending time with his many friends. It
was on Nantucket that he met his wife, Verne Koch. They were married in
the garden of the Jared Coffin House on Aug. 18, 1989.
In 1993 the couple moved to Kerrville, Texas. It was there that
Eryk worked as a realtor before enrolling in Schreiner College, where he
majored in computer and business administration. He maintained a B average
and was on the dean's list.
Mr. Larson is survived by his wife, Verne; mother Janina Larson
of Largo, Fla.; his sister Karen; brother and sister-in-law Arnold, Jr.
and Nancy; niece Rachel; his stepchildren Jennifer and Ron Lubke and James
Koch. He was predeceased by his father, Arnold Sr., who died in 1992.
A donation in Mr. Larson's memory may be made to The Nantucket
Boys and Girl Club or the charity of choice.
Helen M. O'Keefe
Helen M. O'Keefe of San Jose, Calif. a long time visitor to Nantucket,
died on Friday, Aug. 21, 1998 after a long illness.
Mrs. O'Keefe is survived by her husband William of San Jose;
her son, William O'Keefe of Nantucket; and her grandchildren, William and
Margarite Anderson and Michael and Kelly O'Keefe.
George Parks Stinchfield
George Parks Stinchfield died on Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998 in Palm
Beach, Fla. He was 84.
Born in Orono, Maine, Mr. Stinchfield owned Stinchfield Inc.
with shops in Edgartown, Sarasota and Palm Beach Fla., and Nantucket, where
he spent the summer.
Mr. Stinchfield is survived by his brother John as well as nieces,
nephews and friends. His ashes will be buried in the family plot in Maine.
Katherine von Zumbusch
Katherine von Zumbusch of Princeton, N.J. and Nantucket died
Friday, Aug. 21, 1998 at the Medical Center at Princeton. She was 89.
Wife of the late Peter von Zumbusch and daughter of the late
Emile L. Bornemann and Marie Kidde Bornemann of Montclair, N.J. and Nantucket,
Mrs. von Zumbusch was born Nov. 26, 1908 in Montclair, N.J. She lived in
Montclair until 1989. Since then she has lived in Princeton. A long time
summer resident of 11 Hussey St., she first came to Nantucket in 1910.
Mrs. von Zumbusch is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert
and Sheila von Zumbusch of Princeton; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne and
Ronald Uhlin of Mendham, N.J.; five grandchildren and a brother, Carl Bornemann
of Falls Village, Conn. and Nantucket.
Private services were held Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Trinity Church
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Nantucket Conservation
Foundation, P.O. Box 13, Nantucket, Mass. 02554.
Paul V. Conway
Paul V. Conway of Waltham died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998 in the
New England Medical Center in Boston. He was 67.
Born in Nantucket, Mr. Conway was the son of the late Francis
and Mary Catherine (McDougal) Conway. He had lived most of his life in
Waltham. He was a graduate of Nantucket High School. A veteran of the Korean
War, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the first person from Nantucket
to be accepted into the Massachusetts State Police where he served until
1980 when he retired as a lieutenant. From 1981 until 1996, he was a police
officer at MIT.
Mr. Conway is survived by his wife, Alexandra (Terrio); a son,
Dr. Laurence A. Conway of Milton; a daughter, Jane V. Conway of Waltham;
grandson Alex Conway; sisters, Janet Conway of Nantucket and Florence Ott
of Virginia; a brother, Stanley Conway of Nantucket and many nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Donald Conway
and John Conway.
The funeral will be held today, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. at the Joyce
Funeral Home, 245 Main St. in Waltham followed by a funeral Mass in Saint
Mary's Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Donations in Mr. Conway's memory may be made to the American
Lung Association, P.O. Box 265, Burlington, MA 01803-0465.
Aubrey Harstad Corliss
Aubrey Harstad Corliss died in her sleep on Monday, Aug. 31,
1998 in Corvallis, Ore. She was 94.
Mrs. Corliss was born in Ellis, S.D. on Sept. 19, 1903 to Edward
O. and Lillian A. Harstad. She traveled with her family by covered wagon
eastward to Fairbault, Minn., where she completed high school. She married
Reed Corliss on Aug. 11, 1923 in Sioux Falls, S.D. The couple lived in
southern California for about 30 years, on an Arizona ranch for about 18
years, before moving to Corvallis, Ore. in 1973.
During World War II, Mrs. Corliss was very proud to have worked
as a "Rosie the Riveter," helping to build the P-51 Mustang airplane. She
also volunteered for the Selective Service Board, the Rationing Boards
and for Civil Defense, and was active for many years as an election board
official, in the PTA and as a Cub Scout den mother.
Mrs. Corliss enjoyed reading, gardening, rock hounding and hunting
arrowheads and pottery shards in Arizona. She never lost her great sense
of curiosity about the world around her or her great love of learning which
she passed on to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Corliss is survived by a daughter, Jane Walton of Nantucket;
a son, John B. (Jack) Corliss of Budapest, Hungary; grandsons Bill Walton
of Tucson, Ariz., John Walton of Kirkland, Wash. and Donovan Corliss of
San Francisco, Calif.; granddaughters, Lynn Shannon of Lake Oswego, Ore.,
Susie Walton of Evergreen, Colo., Julie Corliss of Arlington and Liana
Corliss of Portland, Ore. and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased
by her elder son Roger in 1973 and by her beloved husband of 67 years in
Private services have been held by Mrs. Corliss's family. Memorial
donations in her memory may be made to the Aubrey H. Corliss Memorial Fund
at the Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis,
Louis "Lou" C. Krauthoff
Longtime summer resident Louis "Lou" C. Krauthoff died on Sunday,
Sept. 6, 1998 in Stuart, Fla. He was 81.
Born in 1917 in Montclair, N.J., Mr. Krauthoff attended the Lawrenceville
School and was valedictorian at Pelham High School in 1935. He graduated
from Williams College in 1939 and attended Harvard Law School for two years
before the outbreak of World War II.
In 1942 Mr. Krauthoff joined the Army Air Corps and became a
flight instructor. He was part of the French Pilots' Training Program,
spending the last year of the war as a squadron commander and deputy group
commander. The French government decorated him with Brevet Militaire de
After the war, Mr. Krauthoff completed his law studies at Boston
University. He then joined the H.D. Catty Corp. of Norwalk, Conn. and New
York, serving as executive vice president from 1951 until 1955. Moving
to Washington, D.C., he began a career as an economist. He worked for the
Committee for National Trade Policy from 1956 until 1964. During this time
he studied at American University, earning a master's degree and then a
doctorate in economics.
In 1964 he joined the office of the Special Representative for
Trade Negotiations in the Executive Office of the President. There he worked
as chairman of the Trade Information Committee and then chairman of the
Advisory Committee of the Consumer Education Council. In 1974 he briefly
retired from government service. During this time he joined the board of
directors of the Macke Company. In 1975 he joined The Joint Economic Committee
of the U.S. Congress, serving as its assistant staff director from 1977
until his retirement in 1983. He also was the director of the committee's
Special Study on Economic Change between 1979 and 1981.
Throughout his life Mr. Krauthoff was an avid sportsman. He played
at the National Tennis Championship in Forest Hills as a junior. He also
played amateur golf throughout his life, winning many tournaments. He won
the Club Championship at Sankaty Head Golf Club six times, in 1952, 1960,
1969, 1973, 1976 and 1980. He also served as club president from 1966 to
1968. At the time of his death he was a member of Mariner Sands Country
Club in Stuart, Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. and Sankaty
Over the years, Mr. Krauthoff served on the boards of a number
of trade and charitable organizations. In the 1980s he was counsel for
the board of trustees of the National Association of Search and Rescue.
He became active with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation in 1965, just
two years after the foundation's inception.
His love of Nantucket and its moorlands was reflected in his
enthusiastic participation in a plan initiated by his wife Tabitha "Tibs"
Krauthoff. Together they were responsible for land gifts to the foundation
that spanned three decades. As a result, 1,462 acres of unspoiled open
space have been permanently protected in the island's Middle Moors. In
1983, following a tradition established years before by his wife, he joined
the foundation's board in which he served as an active trustee, committee
member and advisor until the time of his death.
Mr. Krauthoff is survived by three sons, Philip Krauthoff of
Stuart, Paul Krauthoff of Hancock, N.H. and Carl Krauthoff of Plains, Mont.;
a stepson, Robert Dumper of Oakland, Calif.; three grandchildren, Keith
Krauthoff, Jocelyn Krauthoff and Vanessa Krauthoff and three step-grandchildren,
David Dumper, Audrey Dumper and Adam Dumper. He was predeceased by his
wife Tabitha Turner Krauthoff.
A memorial service will be held on June 23, 1999 at the Sconset
Union Chapel. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Krauthoff's name to
the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, P.O. Box 13, Nantucket, MA 02554.
Hauthaway Mabbett died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998 at the Judson
Retirement Community in Cleveland, Ohio. He was 84.
Mr. Mabbett was a retired banker for Suffolk Franklin Bank in
Boston before retiring in 1979. Raised in Boston, he was very active in
boating and yacht racing. He competed as a youth in 12-meter races and
as an adult in yacht races.
Formerly of Hingham, Mr. Mabbett was a long time resident of
Naples, Fla. and spent many summers on Nantucket. He was an active member
of the Hingham Yacht Club, the Cohasset Golf Club, the Pacific Club of
Nantucket, the Spanish Wells Country Club of Naples and the Old Ship Meeting
House in Hingham.
Mr. Mabbett was predeceased by his wife, Anita L. Mabbett and
grandson Benjamin Lane Mabbett. He is survived by his children, Hauthaway
Mabbett Jr. of Rocksbury, Conn., Lane Mabbett of Natick and Lisa Hamerstone
of Shaker Heights, Ohio; and his grandchildren, Amanda Mabbett, Lane Mabbett
Jr., Christian Hamerstone, Alexander Hamerstone and Sarah Hamerstone.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.
at the Hingham Cemetery, behind the Old Ship Church.
Frederic W. Ness
Frederic W. Ness, a 30-year resident of Sconset, died of cancer
in Annapolis, Md. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998. He was 84.
Dr. Ness, a native of York, Pa., graduated from Dickinson College
and the University of Cincinnati. He received his doctorate in English
literature from Yale University and was the recipient of 15 honorary degrees.
After teaching at Yale and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,
where he had studied music for many years, Dr. Ness served four years in
the Naval Reserve during World War II, including a tour of duty as a faculty
member at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942 and 1943.
Upon his discharge, Dr. Ness became assistant to the vice chancellor
and secretary of New York University, where he also taught in the English
department. In 1952, he accepted the positions of dean, vice president,
and professor of humanities at his alma mater, Dickinson College. In 1960
he returned to New York as vice president of Long Island University and
subsequently of Hofstra University. In 1964 he moved to California to assume
the presidency of the state university at Fresno, California.
From Fresno, Dr. Ness accepted the presidency of the Association
of American Colleges (now the Association of American Colleges and Universities)
in Washington, D.C., in 1969, where he remained until his retirement a
decade later. He then became the founding director of the Presidential
Search Consultation Service, with which he had maintained an affiliation
until a few years before his death.
Dr. Ness published a number of books and articles and served
on a wide range of academic, civic and cultural boards. He was an active
member of the Sconset Civic Association. He also served on the board of
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts from which he received the Dr. Edward
J. Anderson Award for Distinguished Patronage and was named as one of the
two first honorees. Later, he served on the board of directors at Ginger
Cove, where he resided. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta
Kappa, and of the Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C., as well as the Annapolis
In addition to his family, important interests in Dr. Ness's
life were sculpture - his works were in a number of exhibitions - and sailing
on his favorite body of water, Chesapeake Bay.
Dr. Ness was predeceased in 1994 by his wife of 32 years, Eleanor
H. Ness. His former wife of 15 years, Dore Roberts, predeceased Dr. Ness
in 1959. He is survived by his five daughters: Lynne Jones of Tarrytown,
N.Y.; Diane Dent of Adelaide, Australia; Merryl Carlsson of Waukesha, Wis.;
and Melanie Ness and Brook Hedge, both of Washington, D.C. and by eight
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Dickinson College,
Carlisle, PA, 17013, the Sconset Union Chapel, P.O. Box 201, Siasconset,
MA, 02565 or to the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD,
Helen M. O'Keefe
Helen M. O'Keefe of San Jose, Calif., a long time visitor to
Nantucket, died on Friday, Aug. 21, 1998 after a long illness.
Mrs. O'Keefe is survived by her husband William of San Jose;
her son, William O'Keefe of Nantucket; her daughter, Eileen Anderson of
San Jose; and her grandchildren, William and Margarite Anderson and Michael
and Kelly O'Keefe.
Joan M. (Davis) Pine
Joan M. (Davis) Pine, a resident of Taunton for the past 42 years,
died at home on Monday, Sept. 7, 1998 after a short illness. She was 66.
Mrs. Pine was born on Nantucket and was the wife of Raymond Pine.
In April they celebrated their 48th anniversary. She was a devoted homemaker,
wife and mother.
Mrs. Pine is survived by her husband; a daughter, Geraldine of
North Smithfield, R.I.; three grandchildren, Stacy, Jonathan and Micah
of Rhode Island; a sister, Marion Reith of Hyannis; a twin brother, Joseph
Davis of Nantucket; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by three brothers, Charles, Leo and Michael Davis; and a sister, Theresa
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Pine's memory
to the Marla Lamb Fund, c/o Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St.,
Nantucket, MA 02554.
Nancy Catherine (Howes) Stackpole
Nancy Catherine (Howes) Stackpole died at her Nantucket home
on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998. She was 58.
Mrs. Stackpole was born on Aug. 13, 1940. She was the daughter
of the late Arthur J. Howes and the late Marion L. Howes Rogerson and the
stepdaughter of Charles F. Rogerson.
Mrs. Stackpole graduated from Nantucket High School, a member
of the class of 1958. She married Thomas J. Stackpole a year later. She
was employed by the First National from the 1960s through the 1980s. She
was also employed at Wee Whalers during the 1980s and Nantucket High School
during the 1980s and 1990s.
Mrs. Stackpole lived her life on Nantucket with the brief exception
of seven years spent in Meriden, Conn. She enjoyed knitting and cooking.
She had a great love for children and spent much of her life working with
them. She was involved with the Angler's Club and was also a Girl Scout
Leader during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Mrs. Stackpole was predeceased by her parents. She is survived
by her husband; her step-father; a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberley and
John O'Hara of South Dartmouth; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and
Jacqueline Stackpole of Franklin; a sister, Susan Widger of Nantucket;
grandchildren Lindsey and Meghan O'Hara and Christopher and Brooke Stackpole;
and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A service was held Sept. 12 at the First Congregational Church.
Donations may be made in Mrs. Stackpole's memory to Nantucket
Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St., Nantucket, MA 02554 or to the Nantucket
Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 269, Nantucket, MA 02554.