Eleonore T. Bishop, of Greenwich, died at home May 15 following a brief illness.
Bishop was a graduate of Greenwich Schools and except for a brief period after her marriage, was a life long Greenwich resident. After leaving the Greenwich Board of Education, where she worked for many years. She devoted her time to local civic organizations in the Byram area and her family.
In addition to her husband, Robert, Bishop is survived by a daughter, Lauren, her husband, Dan, and their two children, Abigail and Erin; her son, Keith, his wife, Kellye; and their daughter, Bree.
Burial will be private. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Martha Jane Chiappetta, a former Greenwich resident, died May 3 at Berkshire Memorial Hospital in Pittsfield, Mass.
Chiappetta, who was known affectionately as Mrs. C., had been a longtime resident of Greenwich and taught in the Greenwich Public Schools for nearly 25 years. While at Greenwich High School, she coached an award-winning debate team. Always a football fan, she enjoyed supporting the high school team and could be seen many a fall Saturday afternoon cheering the team on.
Chiappetta and her family were members of First Lutheran Church of Greenwich, where she was active in the women's group and couples club.
She is survived by her daughters, Sue Ann Sabanski and her husband, Richard, of Pittsfield, Mass.; and Nancy Jo Haas and her husband, Linford (Buster), of Guilford; daughter-in-law, Susan Chiappetta; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Martha was predeceased by her son, Douglas Chiappetta Jr.
Chiappetta will be missed by her family for her unwavering love and support, which she also extended to her many students and friends.
Alice Erhard, 93, died on May 9 at home in Greenwich.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1918, in Berlin, Vt., to Swede Annie Carlotta and Norwegian Jorgen Olsen, and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1936. She moved to New York City, worked for the YWCA and met Swedish immigrant Josef Erhard, a builder. They married on Aug. 31, 1940, and started life together in New York City.
Erhard's husband, Josef, crafted a home for them and their children in Port Chester, N.Y., where they lived from 1946 to 1985. She served as the bookkeeper for the building firm of her husband and brother, Erhard & Olsen. She was also a secretary at the Port Chester High School.
The family moved to Greenwich in 1985 and traveled often to their cottage on Lake Groton in Vermont. They were fortunate to have family close by in both locations. The Erhards were blessed with two children, Steven Josef and Sonja Alice. Erhard was the proud grandmother, or "Mormor," to Anna Lisa and Monika Marie Derrien, and as "Farmor" to Liv Svea and Ian Scot Erhard.
Erhard's happy life was filled with family, berry-picking and jam making, home parties, fishing, reading, needlepoint, traveling, and vacations and summers in Vermont. She actively supported St. Peter's Episcopal Church and the VASA Swedish Order. She enjoyed many years in close, loving community with her daughter, her sister, Margaret, her brother, Fred, and his wife, Marianne, and her mother, Annie. Her son fixed, repaired and built "things" on-call to make her life better.
Erhard was predeceased by her parents, her husband, and her sister, Ruth Olsen Hall and husband, Guy, of the Panama Canal Zone. She is survived by her son, Steven, and his wife, Jade, of McIndoe Falls, Vt.; her daughter, Sonja, and her husband, Georges Derrien, of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; her sister Margaret Olsen Bruce, of Greenwich; brother, Frederick Olsen, and his wife, Marianne, of Greenwich; and by her four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
At Erhards' request there will be a grave side service in Vermont this summer.
Louis Philip Ewald
Louis Philip Ewald, 91, died on May 8. He was a 54-year resident of Greenwich, and an active publishing and public service executive. Ewald was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1920, the only son of Louis Philip and Mildred Cozzens Ewald. He graduated from Groton School in 1938 and from Yale University in 1942. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year and president in his senior year.
In World War II, in 1942, Ewald joined the U.S. Navy and served as an officer in Communication Intelligence and was picked as an editor for "The Daily Intelligence Summary" for the U.S. President and Chiefs of Staff. In 1946, he started his professional publishing career as a non-fiction editor for the McGraw Hill Book Company.
In 1949, Ewald married Elizabeth Johnston, a Canadian and beauty editor for Harper's Bazaar, and they moved to Greenwich to start their family. From 1950, for the next 20 years, Ewald broadened his publishing career by holding senior management positions with The New Yorker Magazine, The Curtis Publishing Co., The United Newspaper Magazine Corporation, and he was elected a director of The Magazine Publisher's Association. In 1970, Ewald joined his friends, Frank Pace Jr. and David Rockefeller, to help build The International Executive Service Corps in 150 foreign countries.
In his life, Ewald engaged in a wide scope of interests: his family, churches, three sports, traveling, clubs and philanthropic organizations.
Ewald was predeceased by his wife in 2006. He is survived by two married sons, Duncan Ewald, of South Orange, N.J., and Douglass Alexander Ewald, of Belmont, Mass., and three grandchildren, Elizabeth and Connor Ewald and Carolyn Ewald.
A memorial service will be held at The Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, on June 1 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Round Hill Community Church, Ewald Family Memorial Fund for altar flowers, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, CT 06831.
Gargiulo received an MA from Columbia University and a MSW from Fordham University. A former professor of English at Pace University, N.Y., Gargiulo had been a social worker for the town of Greenwich, as well as a practicing psychotherapist, working closely with her husband, Jerry. She brought extraordinary dedication and acumen to each of her professions, most notably to caring for her family. Her vitality, graciousness, generosity and humor endeared her to anyone with whom she worked and knew. Her absence leaves a wound in her husband's soul and her family's lives.
Marcia Hansen Jespersen, 89, of Sarasota, Fla., died May 4.
Jespersen was born in Greenwich on Sept. 30, 1921, the daughter of Florence and Martin Hansen, and sister to Bervian McCray, Florence Roberts, and John Hansen. She was married to the late Karl G. Jespersen and raised four children, Karl (Skipper) Jespersen Jr., Marshall A. Jespersen (Elena), Carol Lynn Faulise, James and Peder K. Jespersen (Fiona). She had nine grandchildren, Derek, Maija, Renee', Damon, Evan, Peter, Sara, David, and Mark. Marcia also had two great grandchildren, Alexander and William.
Jespersen was a loving and supportive mother, and a true friend to her family and everyone she met. She raised her family as a single parent while working as a legal assistant in various organizations in Greenwich and Stamford until she retired from Cytec Industries. She moved to Sarasota in 1984. She was an active member of the Sarasota community, St. Wilfred Episcopal Church and The Daughters of the King.
A memorial service is being held today at
4 p.m. at the Saint Wilfred Episcopal Church, 3773 Wilkinson Road, Sarasota, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Daughters of the King, St. Wilfred Episcopal Church.
Lister was the beloved son of Robert and Isabel Lister. He is survived by his mother Isabel, brother Thomas, of Westbury, L.I., sister Sarah Lister, DVM, MPH, of Washington, D.C., and his goddaughters Jean-Louise Vander Langhan, of Wisconsin, and Skylar Cluett, of Greenwich.
Lister served his country, his community and gave of himself to many, "because it was the right thing to do." He will be deeply missed.
A memorial mass was held May 15 at Christ Church Greenwich.
Robert Rice, 88, of Charleston, S.C., and a long-time Greenwich resident, died April 23.
Rice was born in Cleveland on June 4, 1922, and served in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft carrier pilot between 1942 and 1946. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1950 with a bachelors in economics and joined JP Morgan & Co. He later joined the First National City Bank (now Citibank) and rose to become Deputy Chairman of the Credit Policy Committee and head of the Shipping Group before his retirement in 1983.
While retired, Rice was a director of several domestic and international corporations. He served on the board of trustees of the Medical University of South Carolina, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich. He enjoyed golf, tennis, shooting, and skiing into his 80s.
Rice is survived by his wife, Jeanne Hicks Rice, of Charleston; children, Mark Rice, of Wilton, Meg Leo, of New Canaan, and Robert Rice Jr., of Mariposa, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich. In his memory donations may be made to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and to the Bishop Gadsden Resident Assistant Fund.
Gerardo Miguel Rosenkranz, of Greenwich, died May 11. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Rosenkranz was born and raised in Mexico City, the son of George and Edith Rosenkranz and brother to Roberto and Ricardo. At the young age of 12 his interest in electronics became apparent when he built the first color TV from a kit for the family. He graduated from Stanford University in 1973 with a bachelors and masters in electrical engineering. He received a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering administration and wrote his dissertation on Management Information in Multinational Organizations.
Rosenkranz's curiosity for electronics and technology was the guiding light for his career. He was at the forefront of technology with a deep understanding of Latin America and was recognized as one of the important forces to bring technology entrepreneurship to Latin America. He was the founder and CEO of Ventech International, a private venture capital firm concentrating on early stage communications, information technology and internet companies. Prior to Ventech, Jerry was a senior executive in business development, marketing and sales worldwide for Sprint International. He established Sprint's European headquarters. Over the course of his career, he contributed to the formation and growth of many leading businesses including Blade Logic, Mercado Libre, Patagon and Bling.
Rosenkranz was extremely philanthropic and was involved in many organizations including the Mouse Foundation, Stanford University, Greenwich Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, DonorsChoose.org, as well as Brunswick and Greenwich Academy where his children attend school, just to name a few.
He expressed his passion for life through his many pursuits, which he started enjoying as one of three brothers growing up in Mexico. These interests included skiing, golf, scuba diving, photography and wind surfing. He loved to travel and was fluent in four languages including Italian, French, Spanish and English.
His education and career took him many places, yet these interests were a foundation for sharing life with his family and close friends. He will be remembered as a loving, warm, and genuinely compassionate father, friend and mentor. Throughout his life, and especially over the course of the last eight years as he confronted the challenges of cancer, he was a fountain of courage and grace for all who were fortunate enough to cross his path. His bright light will be missed. He was a beloved father of Lili, Tommy and Emma and loving husband of Lauren.
Rosenkranz's funeral was held on May 12 at Temple Sholom in Greenwich with sitting shiva following in the Rosenkranz family home on May 12, 13 and 15. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider a gift to the Rosenkranz Neuroendocrince Research Fund at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
James Rocco Santaguida
James Rocco Santaguida, 93, a life long resident of Cos Cob died at his home on May 12, 2011.
Santaguida was born on March 13, 1918 to the late Joseph Santaguida and Rose Nocci Santaguida. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, and the proprietor of James R. Santaguida Sanitation. He was a past honoree and member of the St. Lawrence Society of Cos Cob.
He was best known for his beautiful singing voice, love for sports, daily neighbor walks and his enjoyment of dancing and bowling. He was a parishioner and usher at St. Catherine of Siena Church.
Santaguida is survived by his sons Giuseppe Vincent of Gallatin, Tenn., James Richard and Irene Walker of Cos Cob, grandchildren Matthew White, Cora Santaguida and Christopher Walker and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Carmela Caruso Santaguida, and his siblings Angelina Smeriglio Cacciotti, Laura Smeriglio Martino, Milo Smeriglio and Tony Smeriglio.
Family and friends may visit today, May 20 at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Ave, in Riverside. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North St. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted at Greenwich Hospital, Home Hospice, 2015 W. Main St. Stamford, Conn. 06902 and /or St. Lawrence Society, 86 Valley Road, Cos Cob, Conn. 06807.
Ean Zaloom Zrike
Ean Zaloom Zrike, 85, died peacefully on May 5, 2011 at her home in Greenwich after a long illness. She died as she spent her life, surrounded by her loving family.
Zrike was born in the Prospect Park section of Brooklyn, NY on May 22, 1925 to the late George B. and Marie (Hindie) Zaloom. After attending the Marymount School in New York City, Mrs. Zrike went on to Marymount College. In 1948 she married Raymond and began a family. In 1966 Mrs. Zrike moved with her family to Greenwich.
Zrike is survived by her husband of 62 years, Raymond W. Zrike, and her children, Stephen of Norfolk, Mass, Raymond Jr. of Houston, TX, Joanne Huntley of Westport, and David of Ridgewood, N.J. She will also be remembered by her 12 grandchildren, Stephen Jr. and Andrew Zrike, both of Chicago, Ill, Sara Maria, Charles and William Zrike of Boston, Mass, Matthew Huntley of New York City, Megan and Peter Huntley of Westport, Caroline, Abigail and Elizabeth Zrike of Ridgewood, N.J. and Raymond Zrike III of Houston, TX. She also lived to see the beginning of the next generation with the birth of her great granddaughter, Hannah Zrike of Chicago, Ill.
A funeral Mass was said at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Greenwich on May 6, 2011, with a private burial following. Funeral arrangements were by the Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home of Greenwich.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, P.O. Box 845945, Boston, Mass. 02284. Contributions can also be made at the Society's web site www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/MAM/index.aspx.