Hugh P. Gilman passed away peacefully from medical complications on August 24, 2021, aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of Margaret (Peg) Gilman, married for 53 years. Brother to Emily Hayden ’61 of Wilbraham, MA; father of Andrew, Nathaniel, and Christian, and grandfather to Phoenix, Lakota, Samantha and Michael. Before moving to New Zealand in 1985, Hugh and his family resided in W. Brookfield and Westminster, MA. In his time he was a race car driver, a NASA physicist, a science teacher, an IT guy, an AA sponsor, a hospital chaplain, a puzzle enthusiast, a church sexton, and the greatest of all pancake chefs. Messages to the family may be posted to c/-PO Box 44-176, Lower Hutt 5040. In accordance with Hugh’s wishes a private cremation has taken place.
Monthly Archives: September 2021
Sylvia Mason Chisholm Evans ’55
Sylvia Mason Chisholm Evans died Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was raised at Mass Audubon, Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary by her late parents Ed Mason, founding director and Mina Mason, founding mother. Along with her sister Patsy Mason, who died just 5 days earlier, here they formed the foundation for the rest of their lives. Sylvia was at all times at her best as a wife, mother, landscape architect, and a world traveler. She leaves behind her husband Dennis Evans, daughter COL. Lisa Chisholm US Army ret., son Chris Chisholm and his wife Kristin Chisholm, and grandchildren, Nick, Jason and Matt Chisholm. She was predeceased by her first husband Lee Chisholm, former town planner for Farmington. In lieu of flowers or gifts, hold on to somebody you love, they may not always be with you. Goodbye Sylvia, my love Dennis. Our thanks to all our new friends at Avon Health Center.
Paul A. Davy ’88
Paul A. Davy, 51, of Salem, NH passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 16, 2021 at his home.
Paul grew up in Easthampton, MA and graduated from Williston Northampton School and he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Studies from Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH. During his college years, he was a member of the Phi Beta Upsilon fraternity later becoming the President of the Alumni Association. He has maintained close friendships with his “brothers.” Paul spent his career in the aviation industry, working most recently for Port City Air, where he enjoyed being the Director of Marketing and Business Development.
Paul served his country in the US Air Force. He enjoyed soccer, lacrosse, skiing, paddle boarding, boating, mountain biking and going to New England Revolution games. Paul spent many years playing soccer with his over 40 soccer team. He loved to fly and go to the beach. Paul was a devoted father and loved to play with his sons and watch their basketball and lacrosse games. He loved spending quality time with his family and large extended family and friends. He had an amazing sense of humor.
Paul will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 19 years, Amy (Shoukimas) Davy of Salem, NH; his sons, Finneas and Teegan Davy of Salem, NH; his mother, Patricia (Lessard) Davy and the late Armand A. Davy of York, ME; his father and mother in law, Peter and Linda Shoukimas of Seabrook, NH; his sister, Renee Swartz ’91 and husband Erik; his brother and sisters in law, Craig and Sue Shoukimas, Matthew and Christine Shoukimas, Adam and Erika Shoukimas and Ashley Shoukimas and Chris Moore; his nieces and nephews, Bode, Noah, Anna, Oak, Ellis, Merlin, Scout, Quigley, Caleb and E’vry.
Visitation will be on Monday, Sept. 20th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 12 noon at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Rd, Salem, NH. Burial with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, NH.
Masks are not required, but can be worn at your discretion. In lieu of flowers, donations for the Davy family may be sent to: Davy Family Benefit Fund c/o Enterprise Bank, 55 Main St. Salem, NH 03079 or through Venmo at @DavyFamilyFund.
Anthony V. Orlandella ’56
Anthony V. Orlandella, 83, of Falmouth, MA, formerly of Chatham and Wayland, passed away suddenly on September 8, 2021.
Tony was born on August 21, 1938 in Boston, MA to Felix and Lena Orlandella, and grew up in Newton. He attended Williston Academy. He earned his undergraduate degree and law degree at Boston University. He was the loving husband of Barbara Orlandella (predeceased) with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.
They raised their three sons in Wayland, MA and moved to Cape Cod in the early 1990’s. Tony worked at InnSeason Resorts with coworkers who were his dear friends.
He loved playing cards and golf, but more than anything, Tony loved being in the company of and cooking for close family and friends. His homemade manicotti and the ability to cook a roast to perfection are a few of his many passions, but it’s Tony’s quick wit and distinctive sense of humor that will be missed most. Known to many as Papa Tony, Joe, or Buddy, he had countless friends who were lucky to know him. From his fraternity brothers to close friends who became family. Tony was one of a kind.
Tony is survived by three sons: Lieutenant Colonel Michael Orlandella and wife Cruzkaya of Augusta, Georgia, David Orlandella and wife Lisa of Chatham, and Peter Orlandella and wife Erika of Falmouth and six beloved grandchildren Olivia, Peter Jr., Joseph, Michael Jr., Cecilia, and Georgiana.
A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Anthony’s Church in East Falmouth at 10am on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held immediately after at the Cape Cod Winery, 4 Oxbow Road, East Falmouth. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Tony’s life.
Mark C. Reichenbacher ’71
Mark Charles Reichenbacher, age 67, of Alexandria, Virginia passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021.
Mark grew up in the Boston area before attending Williston. He was active in choirs starting at Williston and continued to sing in church throughout his life. He earned degrees from the University of Indiana and the University of Massachusetts and had a career as a labor relations specialist with the Departments of Labor and Agriculture in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. He fought cancer for five years and founded an internet support group for glosectomy and laryngectomy patients.
Mark is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, David, Sarah, and Lisa; his brothers, David ’69, and Bruce ’74, and their families.
John A. Coe ’56
John Coe, of Derbyshire, England, passed away on June 11, 2021. He is survived by his wife Mary.
David W. Garrett ’61
David Walter Garrett, 78, of Charlotte, VT, died unexpectedly on August 17, 2021 from heart failure brought on by a breakthrough COVID infection. Though tragic, it was as he would have wanted it: over in an instant, at the end of a perfect Vermont summer day, at his home of four decades, the historic Cedar Farm, on Thompson’s Point in Charlotte.
A woodsman, artist, investment manager, entrepreneur and hotelier, he had extraordinary creativity and vision. Across all his endeavors, things that seemed impossible regularly came to be real – from a cabin deep in the Adirondacks that he built by hand, to a boutique hotel company that set new standards for ultra-luxury accommodation and historic preservation.
David was one of the most experienced developers of small, high-end hotels in the world – a credential he earned after years as a successful investment banker. His hotel career began in the 1980s, with the purchase and rejuvenation of an old Rockefeller Great Camp on Upper Saranac Lake, NY, known as The Point. The hotel became one of the most lauded luxury properties in the country, and led to the purchase of other historic hotels that commanded high room rates and delivered incomparable services to guests.
David and his wife Christie ran the properties under the banner of Garrett Hotel Group, which at one point comprised The Point and The Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondacks, The Wilcox in Aiken, SC, and The Inn of the Five Graces in Santa Fe, NM. David was also instrumental in the creation of Twin Farms in Barnard, VT, and advised on other properties. Over the years, David served as North American president of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotel association and on its international board of directors.
He helped invigorate the boutique hotel movement in the U.S. and inspire a renaissance of all things Adirondack. Himself a master woodworker, he tapped into the Adirondack style of “rustic elegance” – a phrase he used often – and enlisted local craftspeople to build pieces for the hotels. He also made many pieces himself – from enormous twigged credenzas to wine cellars bedecked in branches. David’s works remain on display in his most recent hotel project, The Ivy, in Baltimore, MD; in the barn he turned into an office in Charlotte, VT; and on his website, Corkiture.com – named for his early fascination with using corks in his furniture making.
David Garrett was born in New York City on Dec. 12, 1942 and grew up with his older brother, Daniel, in Scarborough, NY. His parents, Daniel N. Garrett and Louise Benson Garrett, were transplanted Southerners, and David nurtured a lifelong fascination with the South and family genealogy, tracing Garretts and Bensons back centuries and often paying unannounced visits to distant relatives in his many travels.
As a boy, David was drawn to the woods and fascinated by the television show, Daniel Boone, impressed by the depiction of warm family life in a log cabin, with wild adventure all around.
He attended The Williston Northampton School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A devoted Tar Heels fan, hardly anything could get between him and a Carolina basketball game. At Chapel Hill, his independent streak and passion for the woods were on full display: he skipped the dorms and lived in a log cabin.
After college, while living in New York and working at his father’s printing business, he met his wife, Christie Coursen, then a flight attendant for TWA. The two would soon have their first of three daughters while spending a year in Paris.
During this time David made two key moves that would shape the course of his life. The first was to purchase 165 acres in the Adirondacks in 1967 and begin carrying out his dream of a cabin in the woods. He built the cabin on high ground above a still pond, surrounded by ancient wooded state land. He spent the next 54 years expanding and improving the cabin, making it his sanctuary and family retreat. All important life decisions, he’d say, were made at the cabin.
The other key path David took was to begin working as an investment banker. The work suited his tolerance for risk, clear-minded decision-making, and keen sense of a good bet. He was a broker at Moseley, Hallgarten Estabrook & Weeden, and later First Albany, managing offices in Cambridge, MA and Burlington, VT. In the early 1980s, David also helped the Vermont Teddy Bear Company go from a small pushcart to a booming Bear-Gram business that continues today.
In 2008, David and Christie started Garrett Hotel Consulting, where they worked with clients on the development and management of properties around the country.
David is survived by his wife of 53 years, Christie of Charlotte; daughter Erin Garrett-Metz and her husband Andrew Metz and three children Lydia, Daniel and Miriam of Manchester by the Sea, MA; daughter Moriah Garrett ’95 and her husband Rob Arthur and three children, Samuel, Elouise and Olive of Baltimore, MD; and daughter Caitrin Garrett of Burlington, VT.
Stephan L. Hatch ’60
Dr. Stephan L. Hatch, 80, of Holiday, Florida, passed away after a brief illness at the Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity, Florida, with his three children present on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. He was born in Stoneham, Mass. on Feb. 14, 1941, and raised in Melrose, Mass. He graduated from the Williston Northampton School, Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. He lived in Bridgton, Maine, for over 45 years, where he had his long-running dental practice, before moving to Holiday. He enjoyed coaching his children’s teams in their younger years and attending as many of their games as possible when they were older. He also enjoyed swimming, boating, gardening and traveling. He was not afraid to try new things and encouraged others to do the same. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. His sense of humor and big heart will be remembered by all who knew him. Steve is survived by his daughter Jennifer ’88 of Woodstock, Vt., his son Stephan ’89 and wife Katy of Lexington, Mass., and his son Matthew ’90 and wife Terri of Olathe, Kan.; siblings Vicki and Chris; and grandchildren Andrew, Lily, Hannah, Camdyn, Finn, Ethan, Eve and Sam. He was preceded in death by his parents Mabel and Theron Hatch II; his sibling Theron Hatch III; and his wife Deborah. A memorial service will be held in May 2022 in Bridgton.
Paul D. Tremaine ’49
Paul Donald Tremaine, known affectionately as “PT,” died at his home in Honolulu on August 5, 2021. PT was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 21, 1930, to Jay Eugene Tremaine, Jr., M.D. and Evelyn Meribah (Ely) Tremaine, and was the second of the family’s three children. His early childhood years were spent in Highland Park, Illinois until the family settled in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1941. Following his graduation from the Williston Academy in 1949, PT joined the U.S. Navy and for the next four years was stationed at the Long Beach Naval Station to the south of Los Angeles.
It was in Pasadena that PT’s dedication to a life in the theater began. After two years at the Pasadena Playhouse, PT spent the next three years dividing his time between summer stock at the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee, Michigan and winters at the Circle Theater in Nashville, Tennessee. For seven seasons he worked with the Erie, Pennsylvania community theater. It was here that he met Newell Tarrant who, in his later role as resident managing director of the Honolulu Community Theater, would invite PT to join him there. In the meantime, PT worked— on-stage and backstage— at both the Houston Playhouse Theater and the then newly founded North Carolina School of the Arts. In addition to a role as Announcer on the Kraft Theater, an early television program, PT’s film credits would later include acting credits in Ride the Wild Surf (1964) and M Station: Hawaii (1980)
In 1963, PT accepted Tarrant’s offer, taking a position as Technical Director at the Honolulu Community Theater (now the Diamond Head Theatre) in 1963. His association with the Diamond Head Theatre would continue for the next 58 years.
Early in his tenure at Diamond Head Theatre PT met Punahou School’s drama teacher, Eldon Almquist. The two joined forces to address what was a constant and significant challenge— finding affordable theatrical equipment on the island. Their solution was to start their own business. With $200 in the bank and a small storefront rental, they named their company the Almquist-Tremaine Theatrical Company, later changed to ATTCO.
ATTCO grew from a three-person shop (Tremaine and Almquist were joined by David Newell in 1968)—building and renting theatrical sets, lighting, and props—to become the state’s largest theatrics-for-hire operation, supplying equipment for trade shows, conventions, fireworks displays, and Hollywood television and films. PT’s days were spent at ATTCO and his evenings at DHT. After his retirement from ‘officially’ working at ATTCO in 2013, he stayed active at the company as a volunteer. His work with the theatre continued as well, and long after his acting days were behind him, he continued to sit on the DHT Board.
In addition to his height and leading-man good looks, PT possessed charm, wit, an irreverent sense of humor, and a middle-schooler’s delight in jokes (practical and otherwise). A lifelong ski enthusiast, he joined his brother for annual ski trips at mountains across the mainland or in Canada; a tradition ending only within the most recent few years.
PT never married or had children of his own. He did, however, leave behind an extended family and beloved friends, all of whom will miss him. Predeceased by his sister Maryanne (Tremaine) Hiebert (1929-2021), PT is survived by his brother and sister-in-law John Winthrop Tremaine and Elizabeth Tremaine of Silver Spring, Maryland; nephews Timothy Hiebert (Providence, Rhode Island) and John Hiebert (Wayland, Massachusetts), nieces Sarah (Hiebert) Flowers (Cranston, Rhode Island), K. Kirsti (Hiebert) Morse (Yarmouth, Maine), and Amy (Hiebert) Murphy (Warren, Rhode Island).
He also leaves behind his sailing partner and fellow prankster, former ATTCO colleague Gary Fenner, Kailua, Hawai’i, and fellow actor Joan (Vincent) Dillon, Kailua, Hawai’i, whose six-decade friendship (as well as that of her children Henry Vincent (1960-2011), Douglas Vincent (1955-1996) and Gail (Vincent) Godenzi, Kailua, Hawai’i) was central to his life.
A Memorial Celebration of PT’s Life will be held at the Diamond Head Theatre on a date tbd. Information will be posted on the DHT website (www.diamondheadtheatre.com) when this has been scheduled.
Roy K. Piper ’46
“Monadnock is a mountain strong, Tall and good my kind among; But well I know, no mountain can, Zion or Meru, measure with man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Roy Kingsbury Piper, 93, of Keene, NH and the last surviving grandchild of Harry T. Kingsbury, passed away peacefully on Aug, 18, 2021, supported by his loving wife. Roy was born on April 12, 1928, in Keene, the son of the late Allison Nims and Lucy Friend (Kingsbury) Piper. He completed his high school education at the Williston Academy in Easthampton, Mass., and received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Brown University. Following college, Roy joined the U.S. Army and served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the Philippines during the Korean War. After his military duties, Roy was employed by Aero Services Corp. (Philadelphia), which sent him around the United States mapping the Interstate Highway System. While working in New Jersey, he met and married his wife, Anne, with whom he built a house in Keene and celebrated 65 years together. The opportunity to purchase a land surveying business allowed Roy to return home, work in the outdoors which he loved, and pursue a career in which he excelled and was highly respected. He was an active member of the community, and of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Keene. He served on the church’s board and, for many years, sang in the church choir and with the Keene Barber Shoppers. He was a multi-gallon blood donor, had been a member of the Keene Country Club and served six years on Keene’s Conservation Commission. He was also a member of the New Hampshire Poetry Society, and published a collection of his work titled “Eternity Lost and Other Poems.” A true New Englander, Roy loved cross-country skiing, summers swimming and canoeing on Spofford Lake and gardening in the backyard. He was an avid runner, who also enjoyed Dixieland jazz and attending the opera. But most of all he loved time with his family. Roy will be greatly missed by his devoted wife, Anne Piper, of Keene; his children: Jon Kingsbury Piper ’75 and his wife, Beth, of North Newton, Kan.; Stephen Roy Piper and his wife, Susan, of Dover; and Kathrine Anne Piper and her husband, Chad Swahnberg, of Keene; a son-in-law, John Miglietta; his grandchildren: Joshua and his wife, Ashley; Emily and her husband, Matthew; Samuel; James and his wife, Hannah; Thomas and his fiancee, Kylie; Aaron; and Lily; his great-grandchildren, Theo and Wilona; as well as many nieces, nephews, distant cousins, and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Leslie Allison Miglietta; and his siblings: David Piper and his wife, Dorothy; Margaret Hanrahan and her husband, Charles; and Nancy Murray and her husband, James. Memorial contributions may be made in Roy Kingsbury Piper’s honor to: Monadnock Conservancy, 15 Eagle Court, Keene NH 03431 (www.monadnockconservancy.org); or Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, P.O. Box 564, 312 Marlboro St., Keene NH 03431 (www.HCSServices.org). A celebration of Roy’s life will be announced at a later date.