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Alice Williamson Sweeney ’44

WilliamsonAlice Williamson Sweeney, 87, a resident of Annapolis since 1970, died at home on November 25 after suffering a stroke.

An Army brat, she was born in Washington, DC, and was an alumna of the Northampton School for Girls and Smith College.

She was the widow of retired Army Colonel Robert L. Sweeney, Jr., to whom she was married for 54 years prior to his death in 2005.

She was a lifelong volunteer to military, medical, and scouting causes. Her other interests included bridge, puzzles, and shopping.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters Marianne Cleary and Louise Bassett. She is survived by children Anne Sweeney, Robert (Cindy) Sweeney III, Barbara Sweeney, and Susan Sweeney, all of Annapolis; Mary (John) Koger of Dedham, MA; and Laura (Geoff) Stricker of Falls Church, VA; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

L. Judd Parker ’44

parkerLuther Judd Parker, 87, of Cadillac passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his home.

Judd was born on May 2, 1925 in New Britain, Connecticut to Luther and Marion (Billings) Parker.

Judd graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and was the owner and President of Rogind-Parker in Detroit. He served honorably with the Coast Guard during World War II.

Judd married Frances W. Wentland on August 14, 1948 in Bristol, CT. Judd enjoyed golf, sailing, and sports; especially U of M sports.

Surviving Mr. Parker are his loving wife of 64 years, Frances W. Parker of Cadillac; son, Judd (Catherine) Parker of Iron Mountain; daughter, Kimberley (Norman) Rich of Boca Raton, FL; and daughter, Durrie (Doug) Pruitt of Marshall. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren – Jessica Rich, Lauren Pallante, Hannah Wilhelm, Cody Wicks, Greg Pruitt, Myles Newton, Noah Parker, and Michael Pruitt; as well as 2 great-grandchildren – Joseph Pallante and Zahra Wilhelm.Judd is also survived by brother-in-law, Eugene Williams; nephew, Charles “Chick” Miller; and God-child, Rebecca Krestofetz, all of Connecticut; as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Judd was preceded in death by an infant son, Kurt Parker; his parents; a brother, Philip Parker; and a sister, Nancy Miller. A

Herbert Pond ’44

Herbert PondHerbert R. Pond, 87, a longtime Auburn resident died Thursday October 24, 2013 in his home in Brewster after an illness with his family by his side.

His wife of 43 years, Beverly J. (Maccabee) Pond died in 1993. He leaves a daughter, Heather M. Pond of Brewster; a sister, Marilyn R. Bonasia and her husband John of Mashpee; five grandchildren, Travis Dandro of Maine, Christopher M. Lombardi of Vail, CO, Jonathan D. Lombardi of Bridgewater, Benjamin R. Pond of Boston and Molly T. Pond of Auburn; three great grandchildren and five nephews. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by three sons, Richard H. Pond in 2007, David L. Pond in 1990, and Dana G. Pond in 1974.

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