Category Archives: Class of 1944

Richard Moulton ’44

MoultonRichard (Dick) Wentworth Moulton, Sr., passed away peacefully at home in Vero Beach on March 19, 2016. Born in Providence, RI, on July 25, 1925, the son of David and Evelyn Moulton, he was raised in Melrose, MA, and attended Williston Academy in Easthampton, MA.

In 1942, 17-year-old Dick Moulton enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a nose gunner on a B-24 with the 758th Bomb Squadron, 459th Bomb Group in the 15th Air Force. He was shot down over the Hungary/Slovakia border on his second mission. Although claimed by Slovak troops, a Hungarian guard took his dog tags, which later deprived him of protection as an American citizen and nearly cost him his life.

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Robert Jackson ’44

JacksonRobert Blake Jackson, 89, died peacefully Friday, February 12, 2016, at his Woodbury home. He was the husband of Marcella “Marcy” Jackson.

Mr. Jackson was born November 11, 1926, in Hartford, the son of Blake Smith and Freda Wilhelmina Welz. He graduated from Williston Academy in 1944 and was drafted into the U.S. Army from the freshman class of Amherst College. An infantry sergent, he sailed the Atlantic in a troop ship and crossed France in a boxcar to serve with the Armed Forces Network in Frankfurt, where he hosted a radio program from 1944 to 1946 before returning to complete his studies on the G.I. Bill for a degree in psychology. A member of Phi Delta Theta, he graduated from Amherst in 1950.

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Henry C. Meagher ’44

Henry MeagherHenry Meagher, of Hyde Park, New York and Vero Beach, Florida passed away on Saturday, October 17th. He was 89 yrs old.

Henry was born on December 17, 1925 in Saranac Lake, NY to Florence and Raymond Meagher. He was a husband of 59 yrs to his loving wife Janice Crimmins Meagher and father to Debbie Stanley, Janice Trojan and Jennifer Convery. Henry served in the Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He graduated from Williston Academy and then Williams College where he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity and made many life-long friends. Following Williams, he returned to Poughkeepsie, NY where he founded the Mechanical Construction Corporation while attending NYU Business School. Henry married Janice Crimmins in 1956 and they raised their three children in Hyde Park, New York.

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Dr. Marilyn Mailman Segal ’44

Marilyn Mailman Segal '44DR. MARILYN (MICKEY) MAILMAN SEGAL, professor of human development and renowned specialist in infant and toddler development passed away on November 19, 2014.

To her children Betty Bardige (Art), Wendy Masi (Nick), Richard Segal (Monica), Patti Lieberman (Bruce), and Debbie Segal, she was a continual source of inspiration, the guiding light of the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation. To her 13 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild, she was a loving and playful presence.

She founded the first Head Start in Broward County and the first inclusion preschool. As one of the first PhD recipients at Nova Southeastern University, she went on to establish several NSU programs including an online doctorate in Early Childhood Education, the University School (Pre-K-12) and the Family Center, today referred to as the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development. She was a Trustee of University of Miami and served on the Board of Zero to Three.

Author of 17 books and countless articles, Mickey was a tireless and visionary advocate for children. She was beloved by many as a teacher, mentor, colleague and friend.

Philip Barnhart ’44

Phillip BarnhartPhilip McKernon Barnhart, 89, a longtime resident of Somers, CT and Longmeadow, MA, passed away peacefully, Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at Redstone Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Pittsfield, MA on July 27th, 1925 the only child of Philip S. Barnhart and Alice (McKernon) Barnhart.

Phil attended Williston Academy in Easthampton, MA. He went on to attend Bates College, and then Tufts University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business. He also participated in the V-12 Navy College Training Program where he was honorably discharged in 1946. While at Tufts, Phil excelled in sports, as he was named MVP of the football team, was the High Scorer on the basketball team, and he also set a New England track record in the 440 yard dash.

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Alice Williamson Sweeney ’44

WilliamsonAlice Williamson Sweeney, 87, a resident of Annapolis since 1970, died at home on November 25 after suffering a stroke.

An Army brat, she was born in Washington, DC, and was an alumna of the Northampton School for Girls and Smith College.

She was the widow of retired Army Colonel Robert L. Sweeney, Jr., to whom she was married for 54 years prior to his death in 2005.

She was a lifelong volunteer to military, medical, and scouting causes. Her other interests included bridge, puzzles, and shopping.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Marianne Cleary and Louise Bassett. She is survived by children Anne Sweeney, Robert (Cindy) Sweeney III, Barbara Sweeney, and Susan Sweeney, all of Annapolis; Mary (John) Koger of Dedham, MA; and Laura (Geoff) Stricker of Falls Church, VA; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

L. Judd Parker ’44

parkerLuther Judd Parker, 87, of Cadillac passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his home.

Judd was born on May 2, 1925 in New Britain, Connecticut to Luther and Marion (Billings) Parker.

Judd graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and was the owner and President of Rogind-Parker in Detroit. He served honorably with the Coast Guard during World War II.

Judd married Frances W. Wentland on August 14, 1948 in Bristol, CT. Judd enjoyed golf, sailing, and sports; especially U of M sports.

Surviving Mr. Parker are his loving wife of 64 years, Frances W. Parker of Cadillac; son, Judd (Catherine) Parker of Iron Mountain; daughter, Kimberley (Norman) Rich of Boca Raton, FL; and daughter, Durrie (Doug) Pruitt of Marshall. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren – Jessica Rich, Lauren Pallante, Hannah Wilhelm, Cody Wicks, Greg Pruitt, Myles Newton, Noah Parker, and Michael Pruitt; as well as 2 great-grandchildren – Joseph Pallante and Zahra Wilhelm.Judd is also survived by brother-in-law, Eugene Williams; nephew, Charles “Chick” Miller; and God-child, Rebecca Krestofetz, all of Connecticut; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Judd was preceded in death by an infant son, Kurt Parker; his parents; a brother, Philip Parker; and a sister, Nancy Miller. A

George James Anthony McKitis ’44

George McKitis passed away on September 4, 2013 at his home in Tucson Arizona.

George was born on the 17th of April, 1927 in Auburn, New York. George’s family (including his parents George & Martha and sister Lucille) subsequently moved to Torrington where both of George’s parents had family. In his youth, he often spent time with his cousin in Cornwall whose family owned a gas station that was located opposite their home at the intersection of routes 4, 43, & 128 which was known as McKitis Corners; providing the basis for his life-long capacity for tinkering with cars.

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Carol Fisher Parker ’44

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Carol Fisher Parker

April 13, 1926 – June 7, 2012

Carol F. Parker, 86, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died at her home in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Indian Land, Fort Mill, SC on June 7, 2012.

Mrs. Parker was born April 13, 1926 in Spring Lake, N.J. to the late Dr. James A. and Janet Ackerman Fisher. She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. James A. Fisher, Jr. and her sister, Joan Fisher Forsyth.

Mrs. Parker graduated from Northampton School For Girls in Northampton, MA in 1944 and attended Syracuse University. Mrs. Parker met her husband of 62 years in church in Asbury Park, N J where they were married June 3, 1950. During the next 55 years, they were both active in church and choral music in Easton, PA, Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA.

Mrs. Parker was always noted for her ability to make friends and remember names. She accompanied her husband through four years of undergraduate school at Lafayette College, where his fraternity brothers elected her Sweetheart of Sigma Chi in 1955. Mrs. Parker lived most of her married life in Mount Vernon, VA where she was a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club for 44 years, the Mount Vernon Hospital Ladies Auxiliary for 33 years and the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club. Locally, she was a member of Unity Presbyterian Church, Fort Mill, SC.

She is survived by her husband, Gayle. Surviving also are her daughter, Alison Parker, and grandson, Casey, of Louisville, CO and her son, Craig Parker, daughter-in-law, Monique and grandchildren, Bryce and Sarah, of Davis, CA. Also surviving are her brother-in-law, Royal Parker of West Windsor, NJ; niece, Janet Forsyth of Southern Pines, NC; nephew, Robert Forsyth of Springfield, IL; sister-in-law, Alice Fisher of Oakhurst, NJ; nephew, Jimmy Fisher and wife, Cathy, of Cavendish, VT; nephew, Diana Despo and husband, Bill, of Rumson, NJ; cousin, Dr. Ann Gosling of Kingfield, ME; cousin, Dr. Lynn Parry and wife, Mary Louise, of Interlaken, NJ; cousin, Dorothy Hoof of Culpepper, VA; and cousin, Marsha Doelman of Great Barrington, MA.

Memorials may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 303 Tom Hall Street, PO Box 1267, Fort Mill, SC 29716. Inurnment will be private at the Memorial Garden of the church. A memorial service was held at Unity Presbyterian Church on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 1 p.m.