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December 24, 2006

Burlington Free Press Obituaries 01/2001

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BFP<br /> Obituaries 1-2001



BURLINGTON — Catherine A. Gorman, 90, a resident of both
Burlington and Milton, died in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare on Saturday,
Jan. 13, 2001. She was born in Clarksdale, Miss., on Oct. 1, 1910.
Catherine was as retired schoolteacher who taught office skills at
Milton High School for many years. She was a longtime member of the
First Baptist Church in Burlington. Catherine is survived by her sister,
Dorothy O’Brien of Bethel, Conn.; two nephews, Frederick O’Brien and his
wife, Carol, of Houston, Texas, and John O’Brien of Burlington; and her
daughter-in-law, Susan OBrien of Burlington. A graveside service will
take place Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Alto Baptist Church Cemetery in
Alto, La. Local arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral
Va. — John Warren Nystrom, 87, a resident of Williamsburg Landing since
1998, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001. He was a native of Worcester, Mass.,
and the son of John Walfred Nystrom and Hulda Alfreda Anderson of
Sweden. He was a graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Mass., where
he received his Doctor of Philosophy in 1942. Warren was an exceptional
educator and professor of geography for many years at Rhode Island
College, University of Pittsburgh, George Washington University, and
Florida Atlantic University. Beyond teaching, Dr. Nystrom had a long and
productive career in international relations as a senior official in the
Foreign Policy Department at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a partner in
the international relations consulting firm of Allen, Murden and Nystrom,
a Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, and the executive director
of the Association of American Georgraphers in Washington, D.C. Dr.
Nystrom published a number of geography textbooks and periodicals on
U.S. relations with the European Coimmunity, Canada and Latin America.
He also represented the United States at UNESCO, the United Nations’
educational, scientific, and cultural organization. He is well known as
a leader in geography in the United States and the world academic
community. Dr. Nystrom’s works and contributions to his field have been
noted for many years in ""Who’s Who in America.” Upon
retiring, Dr. Nystrom and his wife of 62 years, Anne Nystrom, who passed
away in August 2000, made their home in Boca Raton, Fla. They spent
their summers in Greensboro, Vt., and in other seasons of the year, they
traveled the world with their children and friends. Warren Nystrom was a
devoted husband and father, a lover of history and politics. Wherever,
he lived, he organized and led lively discussion groups to educate and
debate current political, economic and social events important to his
community, the nation and the world. Survivors include one daughter,
Karen Nystrom Meyer of Montpelier and Greensboro, Vt.; two sons, Jon A.
Nystrom of Williamsburg, and David A. Nystrom of Arlington; one niece,
Joan Allard of Worcester, Mass.; and eight grandchildren. The family
will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Hogg
Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Interment will be private. In Warren’s
memory, contributions may be made to the J. Warren Nystrom Award, that
honors outstanding geography scholarship annually, at the Association of
American Georgaphers, 1710, 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009-3198.

RATON, FLA./BURLINGTON — Ralph I. Schell passed away on January 16, 2001. He
was born in Nassau, New York, January 16, 1911, son of the late Philip W.
Schell and Corabelle (Hoag) Schell. He had one brother, Arnold Schell who
predeceased him in 1987. Ralph attended a one-room school, Rensselaer School
#1 and was a member of the class of ’29 at Rensselaer High School and later
attended Northwestern University. In 1932 he moved to Glens Falls, New York
where he was associated with a leading jeweler for the next several years. In
1936 he married Claire M. Sabourin who bore him one son, Robert W. Schell, in
1941. Claire predeceased him in 1994 as did his son in 1996. For three years
during the second world war Ralph was assigned to the Development Laboratory
of General Electric in Schenectady, New York. In 1945 the family moved to
Burlington, where Ralph entered a new field becoming a pioneer in the
developing Hearing Aid Industry. He founded the Maico Vermont Co. which later
became Ralph I. Schell & Associates. He practiced for the next thirty years
until his retirement in 1975. In 1975 they sold the family home in Burlington
and purchased a condominium in Georgetown. They spent winters in Florida and
summers in Vermont. Ralph’s Masonic affiliations began in 1933. He was elected
Master of Glens Falls Lodge #121 in 1942 later joining Glens Falls chapter,
Burlington Commandery and in 1945 Cairo Temple. He was a past President of the
Green Mountain Shrine Club, a former member of the Ethan Allen Club, the
Burlington Country Club, the First United Methodist Church in Burlington and
the First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton, Florida. Ralph is survived by
five granddaughters, Kimberly (Schell) O’Rourke of Ballwin, Mo, Stacy (Schell)
Heilman of Superior, Colo, Kristy (Schell) Stuart of Longmont, Colo, Amanda
Schell and Abigail Schell of Media, Pa; three great-grandsons, Alex Heilman,
Cole Heilman and Cameron O’Rourke; one great-granddaughter, Grace Heilman; a
daughter-in-law, Janice Schell of Media, Pa; and a very special friend,
Jeanette Moore. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday June 2,
2001, in the First United Methodist Church, 21 Buell St., Burlington, VT. A
memorial service was held on Jan. 20, 2001 in the First United Methodist
Church in Boca Raton, Fla. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St.,
Burlington, in charge of arrangements.



Jeannine M. (Quesnel) MacDougall, 66, of St. Petersburg, Fla. died Jan.
21, 2001, in the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. She was the
daughter of Elzear Quesnel and Florestine Quesnel Theroux, both
deceased. Born in Salisbury, Jeannine moved to Florida in 1974 from
Claremont, N.H.. She was an antiques dealer for more than 40 years and
was the owner/operator of Wedgewood Manor Antiques at several locations
on the east coast. Jeannine was an appraiser and an artist, specializing
in oil painting and jewelry making. She was a former member of the
Pass-a-Grille Yacht Club. Survivors include three daughters: Starr Lea
Czysz, Lisa Gay Mobley, and Jeannine Marie Keane, all of Florida; three
sisters, Fleurange Page and Claire Desautels, both of Salisbury, and
Mary Jane Deline of Claremont, N.H.; a brother, Lorenzo Quesnel of
Salisbury; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Thomas Conway, 82, passed away on January 23, 2001 in Houlton after a
long illness. He was born January 12, 1919, in Jericho the son of
Michael and Bessie (Dolloff) Conway. John served in the Army and Coast
Guard during WWII stationed in the South Pacific. He married Margaret
Turney November 1947 in Canada. She predeceased him in March 1993. He is
survived by a daughter, Jacquline and her husband Price of Tennessee;
two sons, William and his wife Judy of New Jersey and Mark and his wife
Lois of Alberta, Canada; four grandchildren, one brother William of New
York; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by three
sisters, Mary Emmons, Rose Denton and Chrystabelle Savage and two
brothers, Jimmy Conway and Bernard Conway. A Memorial Mass will be held
Thursday February 8, 2001 at 11am, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
Church, Main Street, Richmond. Interment will be May 28, 2001 in East
Hodgton, Maine.
Sheila Kelly Mollon died of cancer Jan. 27, 2001, at her Oceanside,
Calif., home. Born April 21, 1964, in Burlington, Vt., she served as a
U.S. Army officer in Maryland before her marriage Sept. 23, 1989. She
had lived in the North Country for 11 years and in Oceanside for eight
years as a homemaker and an advocate for the educational rights of
disabled children. Sheila is survived by her husband, Dennis C. Mollon
of Oceanside; her mother, Sheila Ryan and stepfather Raymond Harvey, of
Essex Junction, Vt.; her father, David Benway of Germantown, Md., and
stepmother Marie Benway, of Germantown, Md.; sons Dennis Patrick John
Ryan, and Connor Ni’all Mollon, all of Oceanside; sister Debralee Seles
of Holden, Mass.; brother David John Benway of Burlington; and a brother
Sean Patrick Benway of Essex, Vt. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in
Mission San Luis Rey parish at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001. A
private interment ceremony will follow in Mission San Luis Rey Cemetery.
A prayer vigil/rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1,
2001, in Eternal Hills Mortuary chapel (1999 El Camino Real, Oceanside,
Calif.) A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Feb. 15, 2001, in
Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction, Vt. In lieu of flowers,
the family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or
to the ""Sheila Kelly Mollon Trust” (c/o 4473 Estada Drive,
Oceanside, CA 92057), established for her children.
Richard Brosing Fowler Jr., 69, of Kansas City, Mo. died Jan. 29, 2001,
in Baptist Medical Center of complications from lung cancer. He is
survived by his wife, Elizabeth Killary, a former Burlington resident
whom he married April 8, 1961. Other survivors include a daughter,
Stephanie Jewel and her husband, Glenn, of Mission Hills and their
children, Zoe and Hunter; a son, Brian and his wife, Chiyoko, of Tokyo
and their children, Matthew and Amanda Fowler; three sisters-in-law,
Constance Hunziker of Williston, Janet Bennett and her husband,
Alexander, of Springfield, and Margaret Cotanch of South Burlington; and
many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Feb. 3 in Unity
Temple on the Plaza. Memorial gifts may be made to Unity Temple on the
Plaza; the American Jazz Museum, 1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.
64108; or the American Cancer Society.
Heath Sr. ""Jinks”, 84, died Jan. 31, 2001. He was born in
Burlington in 1916. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1935. He
was a builder of custom homes for more than 50 years in Maryland. He
also had a home on Lake Carmi, Vt. He is survived by Mary E., his wife
of more than 62 years; a son, Arthur Jr.; a daughter, Katherine Hoffman;
a brother, Daniel Heath of Rutland; two sisters, Marion Bliss of Ludlow,
Mass., and Florence Silverstein of Norwalk, Conn. He was predeceased by
his parents, Charles and C. Kate Story Heath; and two siblings, Charles
Heath, Jr., and Marceline Clark



1 Comment »

  1. Interested?…

    Great info, keep up the good posts!…

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