Category Archives: 1960s

Robert D. Kalter ’63

Dr. Robert Kalter passed away from pancreatic cancer at White Plains Hospital. He was loved and respected by his family, friends, and colleagues.

He was raised on Long Island, the son of Henry Kalter, a doctor who had fled Nazi Germany as a young man, and Rose Dorrance Kalter, the principal of PS 133 in Queens for many years.

Bob graduated from Columbia University magna cum laude​​​ in 1967 and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He interned at Pennsylvania Hospital and then served in the US Public Health Service as a commissioned officer. From 1974-1976, he completed an Anatomic Pathology residency at Cornell and then, from 1976 to 1978, a Clinical Pathology residency at Downstate.

His first full position was as Assistant Director with the New York Blood Center (1978-1981). He went on to become an esteemed and trusted pathologist, serving in a number of capacities, including as Chief of Clinical Pathology at NYU Winthrop Hospital (1981-1992), Chairman of Pathology at The Brooklyn Hospital Center (1992-2000), Director of the Blood Bank at NYU Lutheran Medical Center (2000-2015), and as a pathologist at Maimonides Medical Center (2000-2020)—first as Chief, then as Chairman, of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and finally as a Consulting Pathologist. After retirement, he continued to work as a per diem pathologist for Northwell Health Laboratories (2020-2022).

Bob’s colleagues knew him as an especially dedicated doctor. He was certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Blood Banking, and Immunopathology, and he voluntarily recertified with the American Board of Pathology in 1997 and 2008. A fellow medical professional recently described him as “the most complete pathologist I have ever known.” He was valued as a mentor to many young physicians, and in retirement, he volunteered to teach in medical school pathology labs.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Bob was known and loved for his passionate interest and deep knowledge in history, philosophy, science, and the arts. He was an avid reader of everything from ancient Roman history to the fiction of Marcel Proust. And friends and colleagues alike will remember his wit—what Ken Gibbs, President of Maimonides Hospital, called his “dry and playful sense of humor.”

Bob adored his family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, always present to debate, tease, and offer advice, and interested in everyone around him.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Glass, his children Jeffrey and Julie Kalter, his son-in-law Dave Turner, his grandchild Miles Turner, and his brother-in-law David Glass, as well as his sister Joanmarie Kalter, his nephew Gram Hill, and his niece Faith Hill.

Donations can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he was treated, or to Gilda’s Club of Westchester.

A funeral service will be held at Larchmont Temple (75 Larchmont Ave.) at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022. Family and friends who are unable to attend the service in person may watch via livestream at: http://larchlink.pub/live

Ellen Clifford McGuire ’66

Ellen Clifford McGuire, 73, of East Longmeadow, MA, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Holyoke and raised in South Hadley, Ellen was the only child of John Clifford and Mary Long Clifford. After her father’s death in 1961, Ellen and her mother lived with her aunt and uncle, Margaret and Arthur Higgins, and their daughters, Carol and Margaret. While attending the Northampton School for Girls, Ellen lived with her beloved aunt and uncle, Helen and Pat Padden. Ellen earned her bachelor’s degree from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and a master’s degree in education from American International College.
A lifelong educator, Ellen began her teaching career at Blessed Sacrament in Holyoke. Ellen would later teach at Peck Middle School also in Holyoke, and spent decades as a children’s reading tutor, a role she truly relished.
Speaking of relish, you may know Ellen from her popular food column, The Readers Exchange, which she first edited and then authored in this paper from 1988 until the column’s retirement in 2020. Ellen was a talented writer and self-taught cook, and The Readers Exchange proved the perfect forum to share both of those gifts as well as her love for the community, as the recipes she highlighted were often requested and/or submitted by readers. She also authored two cookbooks. Her columns and featured recipes were approachable, and, well before the emergence of today’s cooking blog, imbued with entertaining and honest personal anecdotes. The Reader’s Exchange may live on eternally thanks to the power of the internet, and Ellen’s family encourages you to try summertime favorite, cold soup, or perhaps J.P. McMahon’s Irish beef stew.
Ellen wore many hats, and she wore them all well. In addition to teaching, she worked as a real estate agent for nearly three decades. Based in Longmeadow, where Ellen settled to raise her daughters, she was often seen driving to a house showing with her beloved poodle in the front seat. Ellen loved the role she played helping families find their home and community. Countless relationships that began as generic “fellow agent,” “buyer,” or “seller” acquaintances evolved into deep and long-lasting friendships that continue today.
While real estate, teaching, and writing all kept Ellen busy, her top priority and true source of light and love was her family and her friends. Ellen leaves behind her loving husband, Dr. Arthur T. McGuire. Ellen and Art married in 2003 and shared an intellect and sense of humor and an enthusiasm for new ventures, including international travel, Italian lessons, and ballroom dancing.
Ellen is survived by her two daughters, Molly Kenney and her partner Joseph O’Brien IV of Brookline and Longmeadow, and Bevin Kenney and her husband Scott Davidson of Jamaica Plain, and their two children, Neve and Desmond Davidson, adoring fans of their “Nani.” Through her very nature, Ellen impressed upon her girls the truly important things in life, beginning with kindness, humor, love, and acceptance, including of oneself. Ellen and her girls were and will forever be a unit, a package deal.
She leaves behind four stepsons, Timothy, John, Mike (Amanda), and Matthew (Kara) McGuire, as well as 11 McGuire grandchildren: Maggie, Frank, Maureen, Justin, Elizabeth, Mabel, Joe, Ellen, and Charlotte, Ted, Gus, all of whom Ellen adored. She will be dearly missed by a vast community of friends and family.
The family would like to thank her care teams at Baystate Medical and Kind Hands, both of which provided exceptional care and support. Calling hours for Ellen will be Tuesday, June 14th from 4-7PM at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 N. Main St., East Longmeadow. A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at 10:30AM at St. Michael’s Church, 128 Maple St., East Longmeadow. The family appreciates if masks can be worn. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Steingart Endowment or D’amour Center for Cancer Care, both at Baystate Health Foundation, 280 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA, 01199.

Richard W. Hoppenstedt ’63

Richard W. Hoppenstedt, 78, of Geddes, NY, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Upstate University Hospital. Born in Poughkeepsie, he was raised in Gardiner before moving to Syracuse in 1963. A graduate of The Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts, he received a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University where he was a proud member and past president of Phi Delta Theta. Richard was a United States Army veteran. He was employed as an accountant for the Diocese of Syracuse, and later worked as a dealer at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Oneida for 20 years, retiring in 2012. Richard enjoyed fishing and vacationing in Cape Cod, but above all, loved spending time with his family. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Eleanor. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Margaret Holihan of Syracuse; sons, Richard “Ted” of Syracuse, and John (Marisa) of Camillus; brother, Robert (Peg) of Hamden, CT; nephew, Matthew; and niece, Isaura Bozu. There will be no calling hours. Services will be private. Richard will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners.

Paul J. Carroll ’62

Paul “Buck” Joseph Carroll, Jr., aged 78, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in Boston of respiratory failure following a long illness. Paul was born in Springfield, January 13, 1944, the son of the late Paul and Teresa Carroll. He is survived by his wife Pamela Leary of Pinehurst, NC; daughter Cailly Anne Carroll (Daniel Serna) of Concord, MA; son Matthew L. Carroll (Jennifer McGowan) of Middleton, Delaware and children Finnegan, Teagan and Jack; his sister, Debra Carroll Packard of Lexington, MA; nephews, John Packard of North Andover, MA, Matthew Packard of Hingham, MA, Erich Carroll of Fairhaven, MA and Sydney Carroll Millette of Deerfield, MA. Paul/Buck was predeceased by his brother, Richard Carroll of South Yarmouth, MA.

A Celebration of Life at Annunciation Chapel, 85 Beacon St., Florence, MA will be held Friday, June 17 at 10 am, followed by Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Northampton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Buck’s memory may be made to Pine Street Inn, Attn: Development Office, 444 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118 (www.pinestreetinn.org).







Thomas W. Murphy III ’62

Thomas William Murphy III passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 21, 2022, at the age of 78 years. Thomas was born in Washington, DC, the son of the late Dr. Thomas and Rosemarie Murphy.

A native of Washington, DC, Thomas graduated from St. John’s College High School. He later attended Williston Academy and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a competitive and nationally ranked swimmer when he was younger. For a brief time, he worked at Green Spring Dairy, which at the time was owned by his grandfather. Soon after that he moved to California to begin his career in sales, starting with NCR in San Francisco. As he got older he was an avid tennis player at Congressional Country Club where he also had served on the finance committee. He lived the last 15 years in Bethesda, Maryland near many family and friends.

Thomas was preceded by his late loving wife Heide. Thomas is survived by his son, Thomas (Kelly), and his daughter, Jennifer (Allan); and four beloved grandchildren, Patrick, Hope, William, and John. He was preceded by his late sister Michele. He will also be forever remembered by his surviving siblings, Martha, Mel, and Mark along with his beloved relatives and friends.

Visitation will be at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:15 p.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be at Gates of Heaven cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Thomas may be made to Catholic Charities of DC.

Susan Riley Clarke ’68

Susan Riley Clarke, educator, poet, and mother, died in her sleep on April 14, 2022 in Syracuse, New York. Ms. Clarke was known to her friends, family, and colleagues for her sense of flair, her purposeful and artful use of words, her advocacy for equity and justice, her warmth for children, nature and animals, and her love of the communities and beaches of Cape Cod. She was 71.

Ms. Clarke was born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Northampton School for Girls. Susan studied English Literature at Syracuse University, began her family, and later completed her bachelor’s degree in English at Westfield State College. She went on to gain her master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts. In the mid-1970s through the 1990s, Ms. Clarke taught high school English in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

While teaching high school English, Ms. Clarke returned to the University of Massachusetts and earned her educational doctorate degree. She then became a professor of education at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, where she stayed until her retirement. A student from Quinnipiac shared that Dr. Clarke was a ‘believer and a true supporter’ in and of the family of students that she taught and mentored, and that she had made a profound difference in her students’ college experiences and life choices.

Dr. Clarke led a writer’s life. She attended and led writing workshops and was an accomplished, published poet. Often, she wrote poems about her children or Cape Cod (frequently, her children and Cape Cod). In response to her words, a colleague and friend replied that “…this universe is changed every time you put your pen to parchment or your pencil to a ragged page torn from your young son’s school notebook”.

Anyone who knew Dr. Clarke knew of her immense love for her son, daughter, and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Megan (Hart) of Marietta, New York, and son, Joshua (Kortright), of Belchertown, Massachusetts, along with her beloved grandchildren Kalyani, Quinn, Eli, and Luke. A celebration of Susan’s life will take place on Cape Cod in the fall.

From Leaving the Cape:

I am watching my little girl’s skinny legs

Scurry in and out white ocean foam like the terns.

I am making a check through empty rooms,

My children’s beach toys scattered into corners

Of thinking they are still two and four

On a sunny day at Skaket,

Where I’d chase them and scoop them up

Along the little bayside waves.

Victor H. Fazio Jr. ’61

Vic Fazio, a moderate California Democrat who became an influential party leader in the U.S. House of Representatives during his two decades on Capitol Hill, died March 16, 2022 at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 79. The cause was melanoma, said his wife, Kathy Sawyer, a retired Washington Post journalist.
A self-described institutionalist, Mr. Fazio represented the Sacramento area from 1979 to 1999 and was a member of the House Appropriations and Armed Services committees. He supported ethics reforms as well as environmental and water-reclamation programs. He provided government funding for projects in his area, including a vast wetland and wildlife preserve between Davis and Sacramento that is known as the Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area. It was dedicated by President Bill Clinton in 1997. Mr. Fazio was chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 1994 when Republicans won control of the House for the first time in 40 years. Nevertheless, as a measure of his standing and ability to work across the aisle, he was chosen the next year as chairman of the House Democratic caucus and served for four years.
Victor Herbert Fazio Jr. was born in Winchester, Mass., on Oct. 11, 1942, and grew up partly in Madison, N.J. His father was an insurance salesman, and his mother was a homemaker and dress shop manager. He graduated in 1961 from the private Williston Academy in Easthampton, Mass., (now the Williston Northampton School) and received a bachelor’s degree in history in 1965 from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.
He came to California on a Caro Foundation fellowship in public affairs and worked as a legislative consultant. He also was a co-founder, in 1970, of the now-defunct California Journal magazine, which covered state government and politics. He served in the California State Assembly before winning a U.S. House seat in 1978. After leaving Congress — he did not seek reelection in 1998 — he spent more than two decades as a lobbyist, first with the firm of Clark & Weinstock and then with Akin Gump. Over the years, his clients included Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the industry’s premier trade association. At his death, he was board chairman of the National Parks Conservation Association and served on the board of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
His first marriage, to the former Joella Mason, ended in divorce. His second wife, Judy Neidhardt Kern, whom he married in 1983, died in 2015. A daughter from his first marriage, Anne Fazio, died in 1995 of complications from leukemia. In 2017, he married Sawyer. In addition to his wife, of Arlington, survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Dana Lawrie of Granite Bay, Calif.; two stepchildren, Kevin Kern of Fair Oaks, Calif., and Kristie Kern of Portland, Ore.; and four granddaughters.

David V. DeLuca ’60

David DeLuca, loving husband, father and grandfather died suddenly on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from complications following heart surgery. He was a scholar, musician, photographer, collegiate Hall of Fame athlete, and a well-known Rochester attorney for the past 53 years.

Predeceased by his parents, Carl & Arlene DeLuca of Gloversville, NY, David is survived by his wife of fifty two years, Susan Secrest DeLuca, his sons and their families, Michael, April & Lily DeLuca of Enfield, CT, Benton, Laurie, Ellie & Annie DeLuca of Hockessin, DE, and James ’95, Sonya, Max & Dylan DeLuca of Napa, CA, his sister & brother in law Deanna DeLuca Goldstein & Dr. Earl Goldstein of Carlsbad, CA, his step mother in law, Camille Adams of Sarasota, FL, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

David was born on July 2, 1942 in Gloversville, NY. He graduated from Williston Academy, Brown University and Syracuse University College of Law. He was a practicing attorney in Rochester for 53 years, and continued to enjoy going into his office every day. The highlight of many of his days was his lunch with clients, fellow attorneys and friends.

David was a gifted athlete in several sports before choosing to focus on baseball in college. He earned Division 1 All-America honors and was selected to the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame. After moving to Rochester in 1968 he enjoyed playing fast pitch baseball, slow pitch softball, flag football and golf and many of his teammates remained his closest friends. He was a loyal Boston Red Sox fan and enjoyed many games at Fenway Park. David had a great eye for photography and enjoyed capturing the moment by taking and developing his own pictures.

David’s favorite hobby was music and he was an avid record collector. At one time he owned two juke boxes which he filled with choice 45’s from his legendary record collection. David was the co-founder of the acapella doo-wop group the Showvinistics which published two award winning albums and opened for a “Who’s Who” of Rock and Roll, including the Beach Boys, the Temptations, Chuck Berry, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, the Isely Brothers and the Neville Brothers among others. The group performed at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, sang our national anthem live at Jacobs Field, Camden Yards, and Buffalo Bills Stadium, and entertained countless guests at various Rochester venues & private parties.

David’s passion was his family and he was a loving, giving husband, father and grandfather. Those who knew him also knew all about his kids and grandkids as he never failed to share stories about them. He was the master of the “family meeting” technique of resolving conflict, a tradition his sons have carried on with their families. He taught everyone how to communicate clearly, acknowledge a mistake, apologize and hug it out.

David was a great “boy dad”, role model, mentor, youth coach and counselor. He was a proud GrandPa who delighted in his grandchildren’s accomplishments in academics, athletics, dance, gymnastics, music and photography. He enjoyed playing cards and games with them, and telling them all about their fathers.

We will dearly miss his enthusiasm and smile, his wisdom and sense of humor, his stories and hugs. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to The Williston Northampton School, www.williston.com or The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, www.boiardifoundation.org or to a charity of your choice.

Duncan R. McMartin ’69

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Duncan Roy McMartin, in his 71st year, loving husband of Gwen Rich-McMartin of Harrington Sound Road, Bermuda. Duncan is also survived by his sister Marcia McMartin; sister-in-law Katherine Rich; cousins Charlie McMartin, Duncan Cameron McMartin and Bruce McMartin; godson Michael Midgett; goddaughters Alexandra McMartin and Jacquelyn Midgett. Duncan was predeceased by his father Duncan McMartin and mother Hilda (Ferguson) McMartin. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at the family plot at St. John’s Church, Pembroke. In accordance with Covid-19 restrictions attendees are required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PALS www.pals.bm or Bermuda SPCA www.spca.bm.

Emily Gilman Hayden ’61

On Friday, January 7, 2022, Emily Gilman Hayden of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, passed comfortably to meet her many friends and loved ones in God’s kingdom and take her place in the alto section of the Heavenly choir, wearing Groucho Marx glasses and a fake mustache. She was surrounded by loving friends and family, and, after a mostly successful seven-year battle with lung cancer, she was ready to meet Jesus at last. Emily was predeceased by her parents, Doris (Ekstrom) and Donald Bertram Gilman, and brother, Hugh Gilman ’57, of Wellington, New Zealand. She is survived by her husband John ’62; son Peter ’88 and daughter-in-law Melissa; son Daniel ’93; grandchildren Kyra, Tyler, Giles and Ian; and siblings-in-law Peg Gilman, Priscilla Santiago and Tony Santiago, and many nieces and nephews. Emily was born on July 18th ,1943 in Elmhurst, Illinois. She spent her early years in Jackson, Mississippi before the family relocated to Warren, Massachusetts. However, she retained the ability to call up her best southern drawl on command. She attended the Northampton School for Girls, where she met John, her husband of 54 years, at a Valentine’s Day dance with the nearby boys school he attended. She was a gifted athlete (including archery and field hockey) and singer. She would go on to graduate from Skidmore College, where she was a member of the Sonneteers, with whom she toured. A life-long lover of books and knowledge, she earned her graduate degree from Springfield College, and held positions at several area bookstores, including Logos, Johnson’s, and the Christian Bookstore, before opening her own bookstore, The Last Word, in West Springfield, which she operated for years in person and later online. Above all, she was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. In her later years, she was nearly always adorned with some item from one of her grandchildren’s colleges, and for whose school football teams she cheered raucously each fall weekend. She was also a caretaker of a several cats, who were her constant companions. In her later years, Emily devoted her time, passion, and creative energy to service in the Orchard Covenant Church and to the Community Survival Center of Indian Orchard. She was grateful to be welcomed into the community of Kenyan and Congolese families that have settled in our area. Through her many travels around the country and abroad, perhaps her most satisfying visit was to the village of Muhudu, in Kenya, where she was able to meet and share in the love of her adopted family. She faced her illness with characteristic frankness and toughness, but also with the reassurance that her journey would bring her home to the Lord. She was very grateful for the excellent care and support she received from doctors Michael Rosen and Philip Glynn; Lisa, Bonnie, and the nursing staff at the Sister Caritas Cancer Center, and the staff at Mercy Hospital. She could not have continued without the enduring support of her loving husband John, who was constantly by her side. She passed on at home, cared for by friends and family, and was welcomed in Heaven at last with love. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham, MA 01095 is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests those who wish to to consider a donation to Community Survival Center of Indian Orchard, 240 Main St., Indian Orchard MA 01151, https://communitysurvivalcenter.org. or Orchard Covenant Church, 95 Berkshire St. Indian Orchard, MA 01151, https://www.orchardcovenant.org.