Roger Martin Dell
Roger Martin Dell, 47, of Roseville, Calif., a financial consultant specializing in alternative energy projects, died Jan. 17, 2011 following a heart attack during his regular early morning bike ride.
He was born in Scarsdale, N.Y. to Glen Dell and the late Barbara Dell, formerly of Old Greenwich. Dell graduated from Brunswick School and Bucknell University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. After college, he worked as a mechanical engineer and then as a project analyst with the Resource Recovery Systems division of Combustion Engineering, Inc. in Windsor.
In 1989, he joined GE Capital Corporation in Stamford, first as an associate in the Structured Finance Group with assignments in energy project finance, and then in operations.
In 1992, he was promoted to vice president (director) and relocated to establish GE Capital Singapore in early 1993. In this role, he originated infrastructure investments in private power, telecommunications, water and toll roads, and involved his company in equity partnership in Indonesia's first privately-owned power project.
In 1996, he relocated to Jakarta, Indonesia, helping to form GE Capital's Equity Capital Group in Southeast Asia that invested in a wide range of companies throughout the region. After his family had to be evacuated from Jakarta during the riots of 1998 while he was on a business trip in Malaysia, Dell opted to relocate once again to Singapore.
Back in Singapore, he joined Citibank as co-head of business development for the Global Banking Division, driving activity in consumer finance, insurance, banking products and consolidating acquisitions across 10 markets in the Asia Pacific region. He helped local teams in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia to make strategic investments in various markets.
In 2000, he formed his own company, Silver Refined Pte. Ltd., to provide CFO services to startup companies in Singapore.
Dell later returned to the U.S. and settled with his family in the city of Roseville. His first job in the area was as COO and director of finance for CLC Incorporated of Granite Bay, a leading provider of access to legal and financial services.
Along with his wife of 25 years, Betsy Langan Dell, he was a member of Reformation Fellowship, a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, where he had spent the past year studying to become a deacon. A devoted husband and father of two children, Jack and Kay, he was guided by his faith throughout his life.
Dell's business career took him and his family from Connecticut to Southeast Asia, and finally to California. Most recently, he served as director of finance at Sierra Energy of Davis, Calif., and also provided financial consulting services to Technikon of McClellan Park and Jadoo Power Systems Inc. of Folsom. In addition, he served as Professional in Residence for DCA Partners of Roseville, and as a member of Mayor Kevin Johnson's Greenwise Sacramento Initiative committee.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his father, Glen Dell, of Stuart, Fla. and Chatham, Mass.; his sister, Kerry Stratton of Trumbull; his parents-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Langan of Greenwich; 12 siblings-in-law, and 14 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Reformation Fellowship, meeting at 914 Cirby Way in Roseville, with a reception immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts in Dell's name be directed to Reformation Fellowship, P.O. Box 491, North Highlands, CA 95660.
Candice L. Goodwin a Greenwich resident for more than 40 years, passed away on Jan. 23, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.
Goodwin was born in New Haven to Lucille Caporale DeLucia and the late Vincent DeLucia. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Quinnipiac College, where she was a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, the National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society. She was a very creative and artistic individual, her family said, who enjoyed many different interests: photography, attending the ballet, flower arranging, cooking, baking, traveling, reading, especially Jane Austen, and playing tennis.
One of her favorite passions was needle pointing and needle craft arts. She was employed at Next Station Needle Point for many years.
Goodwin was always at the center of planning and carrying out family gatherings, events and celebrations. She was a member of the Saint Michael the Arch Angel Parish, the Milbrook Club, and the Delray Racquet Club. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her three new grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Terry; who was her college sweetheart; her daughter Heather and son-in-law Paul; her son Terence and daughter-in-law Danielle; her grandchildren: Charlie, Chloe, and Trent; and her mother Lucille. She is also survived by her brother David; her Aunt Ann and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Cheryl.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael the Arch Angel Church, 469 North Street, in Greenwich.
Brian Thomas Macken, 19, a Greenwich resident, died on Jan. 18, 2011 at Bloomington Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was a talented athlete who loved to play ice hockey. He and his teammates won the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Championship in his senior year at Greenwich High. He was also an Eagle Scout.
Macken had a passion for life and was surrounded by many wonderful friends who meant to so much to him, his family said. Many might also recall seeing Brian at Rinaldi's in Cos Cob or A&P Fresh in Riverside, where he worked part-time. When you think of him, remember his smile and that famous "Brian Macken hug," his family said.
He is survived by his parents, Thomas E. Macken, Jr. and Laura M. Fox; and his three brothers: Craig, Paul and Eric. He is also survived by his grandmothers, Pauline Fox of Sacramento, Calif. and Antoinette Macken of Rockville Centre, N.Y.; his aunts and uncles: Denyse and James Nishio; Susan Fox, Kathleen and David Mooney; Eileen and Timothy Hogan; and Christine and Gregory Moran; and his cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, John J. Fox and Thomas E. Macken.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Agnes Church in Greenwich on Jan. 25. If you would like to make a contribution in Macken's memory, you may make a donation to the Brian Macken Memorial Scholarship. Checks should be made payable to the Greenwich Scholarship Association (memo: Brian Macken), c/o United Way of Greenwich, One Layfayette Court, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Richard G. Mohr
Richard G. Mohr, 85, World War II veteran of Greenwich formerly of Richmond, Va. died January 19, 2011 at Greenwich Wood in Greenwich after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Helen Aitken Mohr.
He was born in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 23, 1925 to Frederick G. and Anna M. Mullen Mohr. He was a 1943 graduate of Holy Rosary High School in Syracuse and went on to earn his bachelor of arts degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse and his masters in business administration from Pace University.
Mohr served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He worked for the FBI as a special agent from 1952 -- 58, then was employed by AMF and Merrill Lynch before becoming director of corporate security for CIBA-GEIGY in 1970. Mohr retired in 1989.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, his family said.
He is survived by his daughter, Sue Ellen Henry and her husband, David of Greenwich; and two sons, Richard of Maine, and Mitchell and his wife, Catherine of Richmond. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Jan. 25 at St. Mary's Church in Ridgefield. Entombment took place in St. Mary's Cemetery in De Witt, N.Y. on Jan. 25. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
E.J. "Hans" Schuyten, 90, World War II veteran, business executive and former resident of Shorelands, Old Greenwich more recently of New York City and Shanghai, China, passed away peacefully in his home in Shanghai on Dec. 31, 2010.
Born on March 17, 1920 in Seattle, Wash., Hans was the son Egbert Schuyten and Elizabeth Mullemeister. The president of his class at Roosevelt High School, Schuyten furthered his education at the Univ. of Washington.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and achieved the rank of first lieutenant and soon after World War II, he began his banking career at First Boston Corp. and then worked as a junior executive for American Express.
After many years of hard work, Schuyten achieved the position of senior vice president and retired from the firm after 25 years of dedication.
Within a short time, he started his own consulting firm, Schuyten & Assocs. until he successfully retired in 1990. Besides Schuyten's business savvy, his family said, he will be remembered for his infectious smile and loving personality which endeared him to all.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dolly Ling Schuyten; his younger brother, Herb Schuyten of California; and five children: Peter Schuyten and his wife, Jodi of Mill River, Mass.; Candace Massey and her husband, Donn of St. Helena Isl., S.C.; Katherine Sebestyen and husband, Frank of Orlando, Fla.; and Vicky Fuscaldo and husband Pat of New Canaan. Schuyten is also survived by six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and an extended family throughout Manhattan and China. He was predeceased by his sister, Mance Schuyten Wilson and his brother, John Schuyten of California.
A memorial service took place in Shanghai on Jan. 5. A private spreading of the ashes will take place in the United States.
Eleanor M. Steen, 98, a resident of Riverside for more than 60 years, passed away on Jan. 18, 2011.
Steen, the daughter of John P. Stearns and Evelyn F. Stearns, was born on June 5, 1912 in Hoboken, N.J.
She enjoyed traveling and playing golf and bridge.
She is survived by her daughter, Lenora S. Clifford and a son, Alan R. Steen, both of Riverside; and four stepchildren: Thomas A. Steen of Stamford, Mary Jane Frazier of N.C., Nanette DiNardo of New York and Clarita Kennedy of Virginia. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Gregory Cyr, Aimee Roden, Kim Davies and Kelsey Steen; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy S. Steen, and two sisters, Margaret and Victoria Stearns.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Jan. 22 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hill House, 10 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT, 06878.
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The family would like to thank Sharon Reid, her caregiver, and Greenwich Hospital Hospice.
Robin Rubenstein Winick of Old Greenwich, writer, homemaker and polical activist, died on Jan. 19, 2011 of cancer surrounded by her husband Larry and their two daughters, Meryl and Carol.
Winick, born and raised in Stamford, attended Low Heywood School and Ithaca College, then went on to earn masters degrees in both reading education and communications.
Winick worked as an English teacher and reading specialist before devoting her life to her husband, children, writing, and, later, political activism.
Her short fiction, which earned her several awards, and appeared in magazines such as Glimmer Train and Happy, was known for its intricate language and darkly humorous depictions of suburban malaise, her family said. An avid day hiker, she loved exploring the outdoors and traveling in the U.S. and Europe with her husband and family.
Later in life she found her political voice and was very active protesting, campaigning and writing letters for local newspapers and blogs. Throughout her life, and even during the difficult years of cancer, she kept her dry and acerbic sense of humor, strong views, and indomitable attitude, her family said.
In addition to her husband and daughters, Winick is survived by her sister, Marke Rubenstein, her brother, Franklin Rubenstein, and their spouses and children; as well as her stepsons and stepdaughter, their spouses, seven grandchildren and her aunt, Helen Weisman.