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Janet Wolfe ’32

Janet Wolfe passed away peacefully November 30 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was 101 years old.

Born in NYC in 1914, Janet attended Dalton, Ethical Culture, and the Northampton School for Girls.

During WWII, she served in the American Red Cross in Rome. After the war, she worked with Roberto Rosselini on Paisan, toured with Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater, and taught the rhumba to Arthur Murray.

She married composer Sandy Matlovsky in 1952 and had two daughters, Alisa and Deborah.

Throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, Janet was the inspiration for a series of short stories in the New Yorker’s Talk of The Town. In 1971, she founded the NYCHA Symphony Orchestra, giving opportunity and visibility to classical musicians of color. She served as its executive director for over 40 years.

Janet is survived by her two adoring daughters and two beloved grandsons, Jake and Sam.

Alice Newton Childs Smith ’32

Alice Newton Childs Smith, 100, who for more than half a century actively and tirelessly supported many community organizations in Holyoke, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at Loomis Village in South Hadley.

Born Jan. 20, 1915, in Holyoke, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Katharine (Ware) and Herbert B. Newton. Her father was a well-known paper manufacturer and the president of Newton Paper Co. Her parents had a summer home on Lake Raponda in Wilmington, Vermont, which Mrs. Smith continued to maintain until her death.

After a year at Northampton School for Girls, where she won the school-wide math prize, Mrs. Smith attended Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, graduating in 1932. At Vassar College (Class of 1936) she majored in French and afterwards worked in Northampton and later Boston for several years.

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Charles Angell, Jr. ’32

Charles H. Angell, Jr passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the age of 99 years, 10 1/2 months. He had lived in the same house in Glencoe, IL for 62 years.

Charles was the loving husband of Lucinda M Angell, nee Marsh, deceased, whom he married on September 14, 1940. He was the father of Charles H. Angell III, deceased, (Gail), Susan F. Angell, Lucinda J. Angell (Harold C. Ogg), and Jeffrey C. Angell (Karen); grandfather of five; great-grandfather of nine. He was born in Springfield, MA, son of Charles H and Jessie F. Angell.

Charles was a graduate of Princeton University, class of 1937, with a BS in Chemical Engineering. His ROTC Unit was the last Horse Drawn Field Artillery Unit at Princeton. He was a veteran of World War II, stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war, Charles continued in the Reserves, finishing up with another year of Active Duty at Fort Lee VA, as a member of the 322 Logistical Command.

Charles worked first for Dow Chemical in New England. When Charles and Lucinda moved to Glencoe in 1952, he began working for Corite Reynolds, where he later became president. After leaving Corite, he started working as a consultant in Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics. He soon grew to love his consulting work, since it literally took him all over the world–all 7 continents, all 50 states, all countries in Europe, and others too many to mention. As part of his consulting work, Charles spoke at scientific conferences, again all over the world. In their leisure time, he and Lucinda continued their love of traveling, and took their children on some fabulous vacations

Marguerite “Peggy” Newton Smith ’32

M NewtonMarguerite “Peggy” Newton Smith, 99 of Torch Lake, Antrim County, passed away on Mar. 16, 2015 at St. Anne’s Mead Senior Care Community in Southfield.

Marguerite was born July 25, 1915 in Pittsfield, MA, the daughter of Edward G. and Eugenia (Peterson) Newton.

She graduated from Northampton School for Girls in 1932 and Brenau College in Gainesville, GA with a bachelor’s degree in English. Marguerite worked as a secretary for G.E. and Reader’s Digest. She also was a Red Cross Staff Assistant stationed in Tunis, North Africa, during WWII.

On May 1, 1945 in Pittsfield, MA, she married Dr. George E. Smith. After many years of living in Bloomfield Township, they moved to Torch Lake in 1979. Marguerite became an active member of the Central Lake Lioness Club and enjoyed the many friends she met.

Surviving Marguerite are her children Jon Smith of Royal Oak, Steven (Jeanne) Smith of Royal Oak, Sharon (Dennis) Blom of Edwardsville, IL, Nancy Baker of Salt Lake City, UT, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband George in 2009, her daughter Carol Smith in 1989, and brothers John and Edward G. Newton.