Elizabeth Lawson Anthony, 95, Stamford resident and former co-owner of Joseph and Elizabeth Hairdressers in Old Greenwich, passed away on Sept. 3, 2010 from natural causes.
She was born on Jan. 11, 1915 in Gloucester, Mass. to James and Hannah Whitelaw Lawson and spent her childhood in Watch Hill, R.I. After graduating from Westerly High School in Westerly, R.I., she pursued a career in beauty culture.
In 1940, she married Greenwich attorney and former Greenwich prosecutor Lloyd William Anthony and the couple shared a life together for 59 years. They had two children, Betsy and Bill.
After attending the Jo-Ann School of Beauty Culture in Stamford, Anthony opened her own hairdressing business on Arcadia Road in Old Greenwich. She took on a partner, the late Joseph Busak. Their partnership, known as Joseph and Elizabeth Hairdressers, was a well-known and successful business for many years.
Anthony enjoyed her passions for sewing, sketching and painting, ceramics, gardening, cooking and traveling, her family said. She was also an avid golfer.
Anthony is survived by her daughter Elizabeth A. Woodfine and son-in-law, C. George Woodfine of Stamford; a daughter-in-law, Dana Anthony of Trumbull; and five grandchildren: Kim Woodfine Crawford, Debralee Woodfine, Kenneth Woodfine, William Anthony, Jr., and Barbara Anthony Wells.
"Gram," as the family knew her, is also survived by nine great-grandchildren; four nieces; and five nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in 1999; a son, William Lloyd Anthony in 2005; a brother, William Lawson; and her sister, Anna May Baughman.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Pauline Belick passed away on Aug. 29, 2010 at Nathaniel Witherell Home, where she had been a longtime resident.
Belick was born to John and Anna Kosik of Greenwich. She was an active member of the Mary-Martha Guild at St. Paul's Evangical Lutheran Church, a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eastport Chester Fire Department and an active supporter of the Volunteer Fire Services.
She was also a member of the Byram Garden Club, and took great pride in her vegetable garden and her spring bulb garden, her family said.
She and her husband spent many summer days enjoying the local waters in their boat they built together. She also enjoyed Island beach and Byram beach in her later years.
She is survived by her son John Belicka Jr., and his wife Susan of Greenwich and Stonington; A daughter, Arline and her husband Lucius M.Whitaker Jr. of Farmington and Mystic; a grandson, Lucius M. Whitaker III of Unionville; and a granddaughter, Lindsey, her husband, Daniel Brennwald, and their daughter, Mckenna Whitaker Brennwald, all of Farmington. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Susan Berndt and Ann Hotoph. She is survived by her brother John Kosik of Lutz Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, John Belicka.
Funeral services and interment are private and will be at the convenience the family.
Memorial donations may be made to Nathaniel Witherell Home, 70 Parsonage Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830.
Joanne Campiformio died on July 29, 2010.
She is survived by three aunts, an uncle and many cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Rose Kaplan Campiformio, and a brother, Joseph Jr.
A graveside service and interment took place on Sept. 4 in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
Roberta Davis, 69, a retired Greenwich High School teacher and Greenwich resident, passed away in Greenwich on Aug. 26, 2010 after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born in New York City on June 23, 1941 to Jack and Dora Dardick Peretz and spent her early years in East Greenville, Pa. The family returned to New York City when she was of high school age, and she attended Jamaica High School in Queens.
Davis went on to earn a degree from Hunter College in Manhattan, where she excelled in political and social science. She met her future husband, Gerard H. Davis, a New York lawyer, while researching political behavior in an assembly district in east midtown Manhattan. The couple later worked for Mary Bancroft, who had previously been active with Allen Dulles in Office of Strategic Services activities in Switzerland in World War II, in an attempt to overthrow the old line Democratic leadership in that district.
Davis married her husband in 1962, and began her career as a social studies teacher at the Robert Wagner Junior High School on East 79th Street in Manhattan.
In 1970 the Davises moved to Greenwich and Mrs. Davis began teaching first at Western Junior High School, then at Greenwich High School from 1981 until her retirement.
Davis loved history and wanted her students to care about history as much as she did, her family said. She encouraged her students to think critically and gave unstintingly to them in the hopes that they would fully achieve, if not exceed, their potential.
Davis also taught international relations and was responsible for forging a link between Greenwich High School and The United Nations International School. She took her students every year to the United Nations and sponsored the Model United Nations program because she thought that it was a valuable part of the educational experience.
Davis is survived by her husband, her daughter, Sima, and four grandchildren: Lily, Henry, Anna and Olivia of Darien.
Memorial donations may be made to the Greenwich Scholarship Association, c/o Greenwich United Way, 1 Lafayette Place, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Nancy Tyner Gagarin
Nancy Tyner Gagarin died recently at her home in Greenwich after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Gagarin attended Miss Porter's School in Farmington and took post-graduate courses at Columbia and Sarah Lawrence. She was a lover of nature, animals and all things beautiful, her family said. "Nannie" (a nickname she could never shake) was also a talented sculptor, poet and flower arranger.
During World War II, she was a nurse's aide in military hospitals and volunteered with the Red Cross and Greenwich Hospital after the war.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Peter; her son, Anthony Gagarin of Santa Rosa, Calif. and two daughters, Nina Gagarin of Palm Beach, Fla., and Wendy G. Chadsey of Molalla, Ore.; as well as four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 9 at the First Church of Round Hill in Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Adopt-A-Dog, 849 Lake Ave., Greenwich, CT 06831.
Carl J. Koehler Jr.
Carl J. "Ding" Koehler Jr. of Vero Beach, Fla. died peacefully on Aug. 22, 2010 after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family.
Koehler was born in 1929 in St. Louis, Mo. to Eleanor Simmons Koehler and Carl "Collie" Koehler. He attended St. Louis Country Day School, Phillips Academy Andover and Yale University, where he was a member of the 1951 Whiffenpoofs.
After serving in the Marine Corps, Koehler began a long career in advertising, heading creative departments at Young & Rubicam, Sawdon & Bess, and Saatchi & Saatchi.
In addition to his collection of brightly colored pants, passion for Broadway tunes, love of the Caribbean, and adventurous cooking, his family said, Koehler will be remembered for a room-melting grin, infectious humor, magical drawing abilities and more friends than most can count in a lifetime.
Koehler and his wife of 43 years, Barbara French Koehler, lived in Greenwich, where they raised two daughters, Julia Koehler Howe of Andover, Mass. and Jennifer Wallace Koehler of Mill Valley, Calif. as well as countless Shetland sheepdogs.
In addition to his children, Koehler is survived by his granddaughter, Carter Koehler Howe; his sister, Mimi Koehler Ingersoll of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; and his companion, Sheila Smith of Vero Beach. He was predeceased by his wife.
A memorial service will take place in Greenwich in the fall.
Koehler's family would appreciate that those who wish to make a memorial contribution send them to: The Hospice Association of America, 401 Bowling Avenue Suite 51,Nashville, TN 37205-5124 or to a local Hospice House.
Juel T. Kroyner Jr.
Juel T. Kroyner Jr., 75, a lifelong, third-generation Greenwich resident and retired Greenwich fireman, died suddenly on June 17, 2010 while visiting family in Greenwich and Mystic.
Kroyner was employed by the Federal Bank of Greenwich from 1954 -- 56, and Homelite-Greenwich from 1956 - 64. From 1969 -- 92 he co-owned and operated both a Shell gas station of West Putnam Ave. and a Shell station in Byram while working for the Greenwich Fire Department, where he was responsible for many innovations for within the department.
In 1980, he was elected to the Greenwich Firemen's Board, then served as president of the board from 1987-90. He was on the union executive board for many years, and served as vice president for six years. Known for his ability to negotiate, mediate, and understand "both sides of the fence," he would "not back down" when he thought something was needed or appeared "not right," according to the fire department.
In the fall of 1988, Kroyner got permission from the National Credit Union in Albany, N.Y. to establish a credit union for the firemen of Greenwich. He also negotiated for the firemen of Greenwich to purchase the land where their credit union now stands on West Putnam Ave..
Kroyner was also critical in the development of a medical insurance for retired firemen, which is considered by the department as his most important legacy to them. In his later years, with the department, he was in charge of the Dispatch Rook and never stopped providing his support or assistance in negotiations for the department. He retired in 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Denise Townsend Kroyer; two siblings, Kermit M. Kroyer of Reno, Nev. and Dr. Gale E. Kroyer-Vrtiak of Richmond, Va.; two children, Steven Kroyer and his wife, Elizabeth of Orlando, Fla.and Deborah S. Siconolfi and her husband Adam of Mystic; a grandchild, Ava Nicole Siconolfi of Mystic; four nieces and one nephew; five grandnephews and one grandniece (Nevada and South Dakota); and mother-in-law, Mary Townsend of Greenwich.
He was buried Edgewater, Fla. on July 17 with an Episcopal service conducted by the Rev. Deke Miller of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Entombment was private with immediate family, a Firemen Contingent and friends at the All Faiths Mausoleum, Sea Pines Memorial Gardens, Edgewater, Fla.
George E. Lund, 91, a World War II veteran and Byram resident, died on Sept. 1, 2010 at Greenwich Hospital.
He was born on March 4, 1919 to Ralph and Gertrude Lund and attended Greenwich schools.
He received a Medal of Honor during his service in World War II.
For 41 years he worked for the railroad in the signal department and retired in 1982 from Metro-North. Lund was also a volunteer firefighter in the Port Chester Fire Department and a member of Washington Engine & Hose Co. 4 for 57 years. He served as captain from 1968-69 and was head driver for many years.
Better known as "Unc", "Lundy" and "Pal," he also helped his nephew at Rusty Oxer, Inc. for 20 years after his retirement.
Lund is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Nethercott and daughter Judy, both of Greenwich; two grandchildren, Lisa Morrison of Norwalk and James Morrison of Patterson, N.Y.; and one great-grandchild, Jayce Morrison. He is also survived by his sister Olive and her husband Stanley Masna of Greenwich and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Sept. 4 at Sacred Heart Church in Greenwich. Interment followed at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.
Anthony Sheridan Mauer, 67, a former Greenwich resident of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away peacefully at home on Sept. 3, 2010.
He was born in Detroit on March 5, 1943 to Gertrude S. and Raymond J. Mauer. He grew up in Old Greenwich and Riverside and attended St. Mary's High School in Greenwich.
Mauer was an avid outdoorsman. He became an Eagle Scout at the age of 13, and was at the time the youngest Eagle Scout ever in Greenwich.
Mauer graduated from the University of Connecticut where, as a walk-on, he played four years of college football, both offense and defense. A newspaper clipping quotes his coach as saying, "Pound for pound, Tony is as tough as anyone on this team."
After graduating from college, Mauer moved to New York City and tried his hand at acting. He appeared off-Broadway in "Friends," and later appeared in movies such as "Goodbye, Columbus" and "The Godfather," and on television in such dramas as "The Edge of Night."
Moving to the other side of the lens, Mauer proved to be a gifted, internationally recognized photographer whose professional credits include pieces published in Life, McCall's, Redbook and many other consumer and trade magazines, and portraits of many distinguished public figures and dignitaries.
He was the official photographer for the Theater Hall of Fame in New York City, where he photographed many celebrities such as Lillian Gish, Grace Kelly, Al Pacino and George C. Scott. He also photographed The Christopher Awards for many years in NYC.
After 20 years in New York City, where he raised his daughter Lara, Mauer moved his photography business to Virginia Beach, where he married Ann Russell Hines. In addition to his work as a photographer, Mauer and his wife "Russ" operated a real estate management business in Virginia Beach. Mauer approached life with a rare positive intensity, his family said, whose natural goodness, easy warmth and wit, and limitless kindness affected everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Russell Hines of Virginia Beach; his daughter Lara Mauer of Claxton, Ga; his foster child, Tatiana Rotolo of Benicia, Calif.; two brothers, Paul of Conroe, Texas and Michael of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Patricia Fitzpatrick of Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. and Sherry Petersen of Stratford; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Family, 1279 North Great Neck Road, in Virginia Beach. Flowers are welcomed at the church, and memorial contributions may be made to the International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) or to the University of Connecticut Football Program. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road, VB is handling arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.
Harold W. Mellor Jr.
Harold W. Mellor Jr., a U.S. Navy veteran and Riverside resident, died suddenly on Aug. 31, 2010.
He was a graduate of Harrison High School and a longtime volunteer at the Harrison Fire Department.
Mellor was a longtime employee of the New York Daily News.
A Navy veteran, he was proud to be a plank owner on the USS Boston CAG1, and was actively involved in their annual reunions across the country.
He was also a lover of the outdoors, and enjoyed fishing and hunting, his family said.
Mellor leaves his wife Minnie; a son, Harold Francis and his wife Margaret Crawford Mellor; and two grandsons, Max and Dean of Marblehead, Mass. He was predeceased by his son Mark in 1982.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Sept. 3 at St. Mary's Church. Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery in Greenwich.
Joan Walling Pitasi, 78, a longtime Greenwich resident most recently of Prospect, passed away at her home peacefully on Sept. 3, 2010.
Pitasi was born in Stamford on Sept. 7, 1931 to J. Richard and Julia O'Leary Walling.
She graduated with honors from Katherine Gibbs and Stamford High School.
Pitasi loved her work at the Ferguson Library in Stamford as executive assistant to the director for 25 years, her family said. She was always very proud of her achievements and valued the longtime friendships she made at the library.
Prior to her work at the library, she was a bookkeeper for Bob Sports in Stamford.
Pitasi was an avid skier for many years. She treasured the memories she made skiing with her husband, Syl, her children, grandchildren and her many friends in Vermont. The memories they shared were enough to last her lifetime. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.
She is survived by her five children: Lynn Pitasi Leavey and her husband Graham of Bethel; Kim Pitasi of Richmond, Va.; Diane Pitasi Malik of Ridgefield; Joseph Pitasi and his wife Rose of Stamford; Lisa Pitasi Fischer and her husband Ken of Blauvelt, N.Y. as and her 10 grandchildren: Christopher Leavey, Alison Leavey, Attila Kovacs, Jesse Kovacs, Taylor Malik, Casey Malik, Kelly Fischer, Alix Fischer, Dylan Smith and Connor Smith. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Sylvio Pitasi and brother, Richard Walling Jr..
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Sept. 9 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich. Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery.
Janice E. Berkley Stuart, a resident of Greenwich and Delray Beach, Fla., passed away on Sept. 1, 2010.
Stuart was born on Oct. 7, 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa. and grew up in Elizabeth, N.J. She graduated from Julia Richmond High School in New York City and Smith College.
She worked as an insurance agent for 50 years.
Stuart was a national award-winning swimmer and diver in her youth, and the last surviving team member of the 1935 Maccabiah Games, an international Jewish athletic event similar to the Olympics.
She is survived by her two brothers, William and Edward Lifson of Short Hills, N.J.; her three sons: Paul, William and Harry Berkley and their wives; a stepson, Paul Kopel and his wife; twelve grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands, Paul Berkley, Henry Kopel and Harold Stuart.
Services were private.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to support Juvenile Diabetes research in Janice's memory.
Joseph Aloysius Tamany Jr., World War II veteran and Old Greenwich resident, passed away at his home on Aug. 28, 2010 surrounded by his family.
He served in the Navy during World War II and was employed as vice-president of Schick Electric.
Tamany and his young family were one of the few who lived at Tod's Mansion in Greenwich. They then moved to Pennsylvania and to North Carolina for his career.
Later in his life he moved back to the Greenwich family homestead, which went bank many generations. Their farmland abutted Ernest Thompson Seton's Wyndygool. His father was one of the original Seton's Indians, the predecessor to the Boy Scouts.
He was an avid golfer, who enjoyed reading and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Geraldine "Jeri" Boles Tamany of Old Greenwich; his two daughters, Dena T. Gooding and her husband, Craig, of Greenville, N.C. and Bari Tamany Coreil of Greensboro, N.C.; a grandson, Kerne M. Coreil, III of Greensboro; and two cousins, Bill Kelley and Maureen Shoemaker. He was predeceased by a son, Joseph A. Tamany, III and his parents, Joseph A. and Edna Lonergan Tamany.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at Saint Catherine's Chapel in Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish remember Tamany by committing a random act of kindness in his name.
Arrangements have been made by Wilkerson Funeral Home & Crematory in Greenville, N.C.
Online condolences can be left at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.
Alice Turner Winfield
Alice Turner Winfield, 96, a former Riverside resident and longtime volunteer with both children and the elderly, died of a heart attack in her apartment at Edgehill retirement community in Stamford.
Winfield was born in 1914 in St. Paul, Minn. She graduated from the Summit School in 1932 and from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. in 1936.
In 1939 she married William Hood Winfield, and the couple spent the war years in Washington. Then they moved to White Plains, next to St. Louis, and finally to Riverside, where the family resided for many years.
Winfield was active in the Junior League, and she loved to read, play tennis and travel. She will be remembered by family and friends as an elegant lady with a gracious manner, astounding memory and a kind word for all.
Winfield is survived by her four children: Mary Winfield Wilson; Frances Winfield Bremer, William Turner Winfield, and Alice Winfield Collington; 11 eleven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich. Gifts in her name may be given to the Nathaniel Witherell Nursing Home, where she volunteered for many years. The address is 70 Parsonage Rd., Greenwich, Ct. 06830.