Category Archives: Class of 1967

Peter Russell Fletcher ’67

FletcherPeter Russell Fletcher, 67, of Casco, passed away at home on Jan. 31, 2016 after a courageous fight with Parkinson’s Disease.

Peter was born June 21, 1948 in Hartford, Conn. and grew up in Berlin, Conn. Peter graduated from Williston Academy and continued on to the University of Vermont.

He served in the Connecticut National Guard and was active in Connecticut Explorer Scouts and Kiwanis Club Berlin chapter for many years and served one term as president.

At the age of 15, Peter started working for Leonard Abrahamson Home Construction. He founded Fletcher Woodworking & also worked for Arnold Carlson Construction before moving to Maine. Peter was a master artisan with wood and his workshop was a special place where he created beautiful pieces of woodwork. He passed on these skills to his son, Peter, and many others just like his father had.

Peter & his wife Cathy, whom he married in 1974, dreamed of building a home in Maine, which he did in 1998 and lived there until 2013 when they moved to an ADA house. Peter loved his family, golden retrievers, fishing, boats, sailing, camping, hiking, and enjoying nature, including embarking on an Alaskan expedition in 1969. Peter was a past member of the Kensington Congregational Church of Connecticut. He was an active member of Windham Hill UCC in Maine, and was on the board of trustees for 15 years then as a consultant and a multiple committee member.

Peter is predeceased by his parents, Russell and Natalie Fletcher. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Cathy and their three children, Cammy and Jeff Haydar of Ontario, Canada; Peter and Sarah Fletcher of Boston, and Alison Fletcher of Casco; grandchildren Cooper and Madison Haydar; siblings, Susan F. and Steven Buckley of Londonderry, N.H. and Betsy F. and Wells Peck of San Diego, Calif.; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, family & friends.

Thomas E. Stasz ’67

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Thomas E. Stasz of Weybridge, Vermont died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.  He succumbed, at age 63, after a long, heroic battle with myelofibrosis.  His family and friends surrounded him at his bedside as snow fell in Central Park.

Tom graduated from Williston Academy, ’67 and Middlebury College, ‘71. He also held advanced degrees from the University of Vermont, a PhD from Cornell and a JD from Syracuse University. His professional life included work as a bench scientist, the founder of a start-up company and as a corporate attorney.  He was known for his genuine concern for others, his level head and an analytical mind.

Thomas was the essence of the Renaissance man:  a builder of homes and barns, an orchardist, a master syrup maker, a bee keeper, and an athlete. Most importantly, especially to him, he was a loving husband and devoted father. His was a life well lived, and he touched with humor, imagination and grace all who were lucky enough to know him.

Services will be private. Contributions can be made in Tom’s name to Addison County 4-H Foundation, (Attention: Martha Seifert), 23 Pond Lane, Suite 300, Middlebury, Vermont 05753.

Two of Tom’s brothers, Paul Stasz ’65 and Peter Stasz ’65, are also graduates of Williston Academy.