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Joseph W. Marco ’72

Joseph William Marco, 63, of Fairplay, CO, passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 2, 2018 in Breckenridge. Born Dec. 25, 1954 in Pittsfield, MA, he was the son of the late William E. and Verne E. Marco. Joe was a graduate of Berkshire Country Day School and Williston Academy and attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Bucknell University. Joe’s love of skiing drew him to Colorado where he worked as a ski instructor and guide as well as a skilled carpenter, owning J. Marco Construction of Fairplay. Joe met and married his wife of 39 years Kari (Bjornstadt) in Breckenridge and together they enjoyed skiing and many of the things Colorado has to offer. Joe is survived by his wife Kari, daughter Hilary and son-in- law Dave Hassan and granddaughter Clara, of Lafayette, CO, sister Joan and brother-in- law Bob Little of Pittsfield, MA, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws along with friends and clients from all over the world. Joe was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Leslie.

Stephen P. Bunker ’72

Stephen Bunker, 61, of Palm Bay, FL,  passed away Wednesday May 11, 2016 at his home.
Stephen was born in St. Johnsbury, VT. He came to Brevard County in 1981 from Hanover, NH.
Stephen worked for Holmes Regional Medical Center as a respiratory therapist and hospital administrator.
While he received many honors for improving public health in Brevard County, he was particularly proud to be presented with the Heartland Award by Governor Lawton Chiles in recognition of the difference he made in the quality of life in the community.
Stephen was preceded in death by his mother Margery Bunker.
Stephen is survived by his wife Jill Bunker; daughter Heather and son-in-law Noah Sulman; son Sam Bunker; grandchildren Lilian, Asa and Selah; father Samuel and his wife Virginia Bunker; brother Jamie and sister-in-law Deb Bunker; sister Jennifer Bunker and brother-in-law Ken Kowalewitz; sister-in-law Lynn and brother-in-law Mark Koontz; nieces and nephews Michelle Treadwell, Michael Koontz, Hayden Bunker, Lynden Bunker and Oliver Kowalewitz.

Bradley A. Sandner ’96

October 22, 1977 – January 15, 2018

Bradley A. Sandner, age 40; loving son to Geraldine Murphy (James) and late James L. Sandner (Erica); dear brother to Cheryl L., Douglas S. (Brandi), Leanna M., Jacqueline A., and Ellen L.; fond uncle to Aidan and Colin Brown and Anabelle and Holden Sandner; dear nephew of John F. “Jack” and Carole Sandner, Patricia and Ronald Ozmin and Nancy and Mike Novak. Fond cousin of many. Bradley was a proud graduate of Tulane University where he received his undergraduate degree and Loyola University where he received his MBA. Bradley loved music, politics and scuba diving.

Jonathan R. Dudeck ’09

It is with great sadness that the parents of Jonathan Ryan Peter Dudeck announce his passing on October 19, 2017 at the age of 27 years. Jon was the victim of random violence resulting in his untimely passing. He was also struggling courageously with substance addiction which may have contributed to being in harm’s way. His departure from this world however will never erase his legacy as a force for good and a positive difference-maker to others. Jon would not have wanted the disease of addiction or the way he passed on to define his life. The majority of Jon’s time on Earth was filled with laughter, learning, wonderful relationships with friends and family and spiritual meaning. His deep faith guided him, and even in the toughest times, Jon never lost hope and neither did his family and friends. Jon continued to battle the disease of addiction one day at a time, mostly successfully. Jon graduated from St. Nicholas School in Los Altos in 2004. He also attended St. Francis High School in Los Altos and graduated from Williston Northampton High School in Easthampton, Massachusetts. In addition to excelling academically at Williston, Jon became New England Champion in the discus event, shattering a 26-year-old school record and leading to a national ranking as a high school athlete. He was recruited by numerous Division I universities as a result of his proficiency in Track and Field. Jon chose to attend the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he enjoyed being a student athlete, building lifelong friendships and doing well in school. He graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in Human and Organizational Development and Sports Management. After graduation, Jon earned the two top national certifications in Personal Training and worked to develop his craft and client list at several Bay Area fitness centers. He then moved to Austin, Texas in 2015 and worked as a top-ranked Sales professional for technology and retail companies. When describing Jon, his many friends and relatives always emphasize his big heart. His smile lit up a room and his charisma and genuine warmth were magnets for building trust with others. Despite his 6’3″ athletic frame, Jon was a gentle soul. He made friends easily and was deeply committed to helping others. Animals flocked to him as they knew intuitively that he was their friend. Jon loved to work out, setting and achieving many personal fitness goals. Even as a child, he was disciplined and persistent until he achieved the goals he set. For instance, he taught himself how to play the guitar to an advanced level, juggle five balls at once and master leading-edge nutrition and athletic training. Jon also enjoyed writing and performing music and lyrics. Even though he knew his singing voice was not great, he had no qualms belting out his original songs for the pure joy of it, his love for music and life radiating throughout his performances. We miss Jon every single second of every day… being enveloped in his big bear hugs, laughing with him, being delighted by a thoughtful note or message. This principle-centered, kind young man will also be missed by his many friends and relatives. Rest in Heaven Jonathan. Jon is survived by his parents, John and Diane Dudeck, of Los Altos and by his aunts, uncle and cousins in the Midwest.

Ginger Kahn Stuck ’81

Ginger Michelle Kahn was born on March 10, 1963, in Beverly Hills, California, but she spent her formative years in Chappaqua, New York.
She was one of four children born from the union of the late Lloyd Kahn Jr. and Charlene (Center) Kahn Berman.
After graduating from Horace Greeley High School, she studied Psychology and Education at St. Thomas Aquinas College and Dance at Ithaca College.
Ginger married Jack Williams III in 1988. She later married Charles Stuck on March 25, 2000, in Dearborn, Michigan, and together the couple would raise their family of five children.
A member of the B’Nai Israel Temple in Monroe, Ginger enjoyed staying very active in the community. She was quite instrumental in the expansion of Paula’s House on South Custer volunteering many hours. She was also the founder of Teens with Family Addiction (TFA), assisting at-risk youth.
Ginger was always generous and kind and willing to open her home to those in need. She was extremely charismatic and had a heart for service to others, and everyone knew it.
A confidante to many, Ginger still had a profound sense of humor.
Ginger loved to vacation, and when it came to travel she spared no expense on her family making sure they experienced everything possible and had a few souvenirs to leave with.
Two favorite sayings summed her up: “That’s Just Ginger” and “It’s Ginger’s way or the highway.” For several years she co-owned Cold-Steel and Elysium Tattoo in Monroe.
Ginger Michelle Stuck, age 54, of Monroe passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Her passing was preceded by her father, Lloyd Kahn Jr.
To cherish her memory, Ginger leaves her husband: Charles Stuck; her mother: Charlene Kahn Berman; a daughter: Josephine Stuck; a step-daughter: Nicole (Scott) Fowler; two sons: Jack (T’leah) Williams IV, Ryan Stuck; a stepson: Christopher Stuck; two brothers: David (Jodi) Kahn, Adam (Lily) Kahn; two sisters: Amy Kahn and Michele Hart, and four grandchildren: Easton Williams, Emory Fowler, Connor Fowler, and Killian Fowler.

Craig S. Wright ’07

June 21, 1988 – June 3, 2017
Naples, Florida

Craig was one of those rare and remarkable people that enriched the lives of every one he touched. He brought love, smiles and happiness to people he met all over the world as he lived his life to the fullest with a thirst for adventure and travel.

Craig was born June 21, 1988, in Springfield, Massachusetts and grew up in Massachusetts and Maine. He graduated high school from Williston Northampton School in 2007. He then went on to permanently relocate to Florida, first for college at the University of Tampa where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, and then graduate school in Miami where he earned a master’s degree in Hospitality Management at the Florida International University. Tampa and Miami were his homes ever since and where he has more friends than anyone could even begin to count. He seemed to know everyone everywhere, and everyone loved him.

Craig was a lover of all animals, especially horses and kitties. He was a kind and gentle soul that animals could sense and felt very comfortable around him. He was so proud of his recently acquired horse, named Anna that would soon make her new home with him and Bob on their farm in Tampa. Craig traveled more in his short life than most anyone we know and made friends around the world. The entire world is heaving deep sobs over a life tragically taken too soon.

We found this list on a lined piece of paper in Craig’s handwriting among some of his things – almost like a To Do list. Yet, if you knew him, you know this wasn’t a bucket list or a list of things he wanted to do, but instead these are among the things he most loved in life; the things that brought him joy.

Hiking

Enjoying the View

Mountains

Ocean

Lakes

Boating

Horses

Four Wheeling

Snowmobiling

Watching the Sunset

Running

Exercising

Watching the Stars

My Family

In addition to the many friends Craig leaves behind, he leaves his mom and dad, Bill and Anita Wright of Naples, Florida; his partner, Robert Glaser; his grandparents, Ned and Jean Wright, his aunts and uncles, Joanne and Dean Wolfe, Carole and Roger Halvorsen, and Kenneth and Rebecca Squires; and his cousins Colleen Wolfe, Amanda Halvorsen, Allison Wolfe McGrimley, and Jeffrey Halvorsen.

Nathaniel O. Novak (Luff) ’90

Nat Novak (nee Luff) passed away on April 1st, 2017 after a long illness. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara, and his three kids, Jack, Sam, and Lily.
Nat was a loving father, devoted husband, avid cyclist (consistent with his time at Williston), fearless home renovator, talented writer, cook, car geek, and advocate of humanity.
A beloved community member, Nat resided in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, where he served as crew chief of the town’s volunteer ambulance squad.