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State Fair, Chesapeake Utilities Corpora - tion, Baltimore Trust Co., PNC Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bell-Atlantic, Burris Foods, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Christiana Care Health Systems, and the University of Delaware and also active in the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Delaware, Council on State Planning, Winterthur Corporate Council, and Delaware Economic Round - table. For 10 years he served as a governor of the US Postal Service. In January 2012 he was given an award by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce for his out- standing contribution to the state, com- munity, and society. His hobbies included skiing, hunting, and owning and operat- ing a girls’ summer camp in the Adiron - dacks. He is survived by wife Barbara, a son, four daughters, a stepdaughter, 16 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Betty Hutchinson Hallberg ’51 of War -


ren, RI, died April 27. A business major, she transferred to Tufts, where she earned a BA. She was a teacher for 35 years at Primrose Hill School in Barring ton, RI. She was a member of the Warren Land Trust, Massasoit Historical Society, Max - well House, Kickemuit River Council, and Touisset Point Community Club. In 2006 she was named Citizen of the Year by the Town of Warren. Husband Richard prede- ceased her; there are no known survivors. Joan O’Driscoll Draper ’51 of Balti - more, MD, died February 4, 2002. A math and physics major, she worked as a com- puter programmer and systems analyst for the US Department of Defense. She leaves three sons including Paul ’86 and Ste - phen ’79, three daughters, five grandchil- dren, a brother, and three sisters. DeWitt Tremaine ’52 of Stony Creek,


NY, died April 29. A biology major, he served in the US Army in the Philippines during World War II. He worked at several occupations around New York State, in - cluding as a chemist at Imperial in Hud - son Falls, an engineer at F. M. Charleton Bookbinding in NYC, and a science and math teacher at Stratford Central School. The assessor and former town supervisor in Stony Creek, he was also a charter and 50-year member of its fire company. As a handyman who enjoyed the outdoors and inventing, he was caretaker of many sum- mer homes and camps. He is survived by wife June, two daughters, a son, three grandchildren, and nieces and nephews; a daughter predeceased him. Nancy Batchelder Bridge ’52 of Salis -


bury, CT, died April 19. She was a home- ec major with a specialty in clothing de - sign. After graduation she lived in Way -


land, MA, with her husband and four children, for whom she designed and made clothes. When her last child en - tered school, she became a teacher’s aide in a kindergarten classroom. Moving to Salisbury to care for her mother, she was an office manager for Staub Electric until she retired at age 77. She was manager of her church properties and parsonage and enjoyed gardening, travel, history, and the ocean. For Skidmore she was a volun- teer for her 40th reunion. She leaves two sons, two daughters, six grandchildren, and a brother. Her husband, William, pre- deceased her. Jean VanWorp Spencer ’52 of Saratoga Springs, NY, died March 12. She majored in English and was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons and a daughter, a brother, and several grandchildren; hus- band John predeceased her. Patricia Case Young ’52 of Carrollton,


TX, died February 18. She was a retired church secretary and served Skidmore as a volunteer for her 40th reunion. She leaves husband Donald Gatewood, two daughters, a son, and grandchildren. Barbara Chantler Keller ’52 of Cale - donia, NY, died April 15, 2010. She was a business major. She served Skidmore as a reunion volunteer in 1992. She is sur- vived by husband Lester, three sons, and a grandson; a daughter predeceased her. Francine “Pat” Lanpher Compton ’53


of Los Angeles, CA, died May 19 of meso - thelioma. She was an art major. Married to husband Bill in 1959, she devoted her time to her three children and her art, specializing in watercolor and oils. She painted house portraits of many homes from Pacific Palisades to Hancock Park. Every summer, she began work on her Christmas chocolate-house business; the candy-covered creations adorned many homes, beach clubs, and country clubs. Pat enjoyed skiing, sailing, hiking, swim- ming, tennis, and paddle tennis. She and daughter Eleanor won the 1997 Na tional Senior Mother-Daughter Grass Court Tennis Championship. For Skid more she was a reunion volunteer. She leaves hus- band Bill, two daughters, a son, seven granddaughters, three great-granddaugh- ters, and a sister. Cynthia Madsen Henson ’53 of East Orleans, MA, died May 23. She was a soci- ology major. A member of the Nauset Gar den Club, Orleans Improvement As - sociation, and Orleans Yacht Club, she also volunteered at the Cape Cod Natural History Museum. She played tennis and paddle tennis into her 80s and was an avid local sports fan as well as a gardener,


cook, and world traveler. For Skidmore, she was a class agent and volunteer for her 35th and 40th reunions. She leaves husband Arnold, two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren. Norma Loew Fine ’53 of Boston, MA,


died February 2. She was a phys-ed major. An actress and philanthropist, she chaired the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Israel Bonds for Boston and taught school. Years of involvement in politics culminat- ed in her service as a senior aide to Bos - ton Mayor Kevin White. After coordinat- ing the National Conference of May ors, she was appointed chair of Boston’s George Robert White Fund, a public chari- table trust. At age 50, she returned to her love of acting on regional stages and in Boston, in numerous commercials, and as Mrs. Goodhall in the film Cider House Rules. She endowed a pediatric fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and supported a number of Israeli charities, including Yemin Orde, a youth village in Israel where her daughter Lauri worked. Predeceased by husband Phil, she is sur- vived by longtime partner Herb Feinstein, three daughters, eight grandchildren, and a sister. Cornelia Lauber ’53 of Denver, CO,


died October 8. An art major, she en joyed painting and was a receptionist at Meridian Oil Inc. in Englewood, CO. She leaves no known survivors. Mary Olson Carrington ’54 of Norfolk,


VA, died December 15. An English major, she was a secretary for advertising compa- nies in Boston and for Ski magazine in Hanover, NH. She excelled as an equestri- an, skier, and tennis player, enjoying reg- ular tennis matches at the Princess Anne Country Club well into her later years. Active in the Virginia Beach Republican Women’s Club, she also supported the SPCA. She is survived by a son, a daugh- ter, two stepdaughters, and seven grand- children. Her husband, Frank, prede- ceased her. Lorna Belville Avery ’54 of Barre, VT,


died October 26. After receiving her de - gree in history, she taught for a year at Ver gennes High School. She was a profes- sional genealogist and had a great interest in the communities of Vermont; she be - longed to the Vermont Historical Society and the 251 Club, whose members have visited all 251 towns in the state. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchil- dren, a nephew and two nieces, and four grandnephews and a grandniece. Hus band Douglas and a daughter predeceased her. Barbara “Polly” Gordon Spiegel ’55 of Portland, OR, died May 26 of respiratory


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