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.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jane Conyers Carpenter, and their son William Stratton Carpenter.
Survivors include Daniel Dechert Carpenter, Jr., of Hamden, with whom he resided, Peter Chapin Carpenter of Pembroke, Bermuda, Deborah Carpenter Jerome (Lawrence) of Barrington, R.I., Jennifer Reed Carpenter Reid (Joseph) of Brick, N.J., Kris Carpenter of Albuquerque, N.M., and grandchildren Clare, Jennie, Gates and Sam Jerome.
Born and raised in Pottsville, Pa., Dan was the son of James Stratton Carpenter, III, and Clare Beck Dechert Carpenter.
Survived by brothers James Stratton Carpenter, IV of Salem, Peter Chapin Carpenter of Bethlehem, Pa., many cousins, nieces and nephews and legions of former students and friends.
Dan graduated from South Kent School in Connecticut in 1941 and Dartmouth College in 1945. He served in the United States Air Force as a navigator during World War II.
He taught and coached for 30 years at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., retiring in 1985. Dan also had a lifelong association with Keewaydin Camp, Temagami, Ontario, Canada.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements in care of Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT.
Gifts in his honor may be made to Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027; The Roy Waters Scholarship Fund or The Carpenter Long Trip Fund at The Keewaydin Foundation, 950 West Shore Road, Salisbury, VT 05769; or The Bermuda Maritime Museum, P.O. Box MA 133, SANDYS MA BX, Bermuda.
He was born Dec. 27, 1970, in the Bronx, N.Y.
Bill was the managing director for the business development and strategic operations at Global Debt Registry, LLC. Before that, he was a senior director in marketing for Sallie Mae, SVP – national sales execution executive and west division mortgage executive for Bank of America, chief executive officer for MBNA Spain and senior vice president for MBNA USA and Canada.