Samuel J. Castellino
Oct. 30, 2005
In New York, at 75. A longtime member of the legal profession, Mr. Castellino had most recently served as a New York state Supreme Court justice, prior to retirement. Beginning his career in 1958 as an assistant district attorney in Chemung County, N.Y., he had also served as chief public defender, a lawyer in private practice and a Chemung County court judge. A founding member and past president of the New York state Public Defenders Association, Mr. Castellino was also a past member of the Glove House board of directors. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Castellino is survived by his wife, Katherine; three sons; two daughters; and a sister.
William E. Flynn
Nov. 26, 2005
In Naples, Fla., at 75. During his career, Mr. Flynn had served as a general contractor in St. Louis, Mo.; relocating to Naples, Fla., in 1986, he had worked for the Collier County government. Mr. Flynn had been a Holy Cross class agent. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; three sons; a daughter; two brothers; three sisters; and eight grandchildren.
John F. Mannix
Dec. 29, 2005
At Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital, at 75. During his career, Mr. Mannix had been involved in the automobile industry, owning Wilton (Conn.) Motors Corp. from 1956 until the time of his death. Following graduation from Holy Cross, he sold Ford automobiles in Bronxville, N.Y. Active in civic affairs, Mr. Mannix served on the town of Wilton Finance Board from 1962-67 and, on the Board of Selectmen, from 1967-72. Elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1973 from the 142nd district, he had been a member of the Appropriations Committee from 1973-82. Mr. Mannix was recognized by a Connecticut Magazine poll as one of the state's top legislators for three consecutive terms of office and, in 1974, by the Eagleton Foundation, as one of 50 outstanding legislators in the United States. Appointed to the Connecticut State Board of Education in 1983, he served two consecutive four-year terms, including two years as chairman, from 1990-92. A strong proponent of equal financing for inner-city schools, Mr. Mannix assisted in the foundation of Project Concern in Wilton; he and his wife also established a scholarship at Holy Cross, in honor of their parents, to assist minority students from Connecticut. Mr. Mannix had been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Wilton and its president in 1958; a member of the board of trustees for Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton and Norwalk Hospital; and a member of the board of directors for a Native American School in Thoreau, N.M. A graduate of Brooklyn Prep, he was the starting halfback his last year on the school's 1947 undefeated football team; top scorer in the city that year, Mr. Mannix was named to the All-Metropolitan Football Team. He had also been a medalist in the Penn Relays. Mr. Mannix is survived by his wife, Helen; three sons, including Lawrence S. '84; five daughters; and 15 grandchildren.
Frank X. Suter
Dec. 7, 2005
At his home in Hudson, Fla., at 76. A certified public accountant, Mr. Suter, during his career, had been an assistant treasurer for CBS-TV Broadcasting in New York and a controller for Stop & Shop in Boston and Waste Management in New Jersey; he had also been a board member of the Estates at Beacon Woods East Property Owners Association and a volunteer at the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, both in Hudson. A veteran, Mr. Suter served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; a son; two daughters; a brother, John L. '57; three grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Bernard H. Tremblay
Nov. 27, 2005
In the Hospice Residence at Coes Pond, Worcester, at 75. A longtime educator, Mr. Tremblay had served 19 years as an assistant principal of Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, Mass., retiring in 1995. From 1962-76, he had been a teacher and assistant principal at Tahanto Regional High School in Boylston, Mass., and, from 1952-62, a teacher at Assumption Preparatory School in Worcester. Mr. Tremblay was an honorary member of the Future Farmers of America and organizer of Tahanto and Wachusett entrants to the New England Math Fairs and Academic Decathlons. Active in community service, he had been a "Den Dad" for the Cub Scouts, an Indian Guide Leader and a member of the Holden Baseball board of directors; Mr. Tremblay also coached a variety of sports in Holden, including boys' and girls' youth soccer, girls' softball and Little League baseball. A Korean War veteran, he served in the Navy aboard the USS Robert L. Wilson; Mr. Tremblay continued military service as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves for 20 years, retiring in 1978 as a commander. In addition to belonging to several professional organizations, he had been a member of St. Mary's Church in Jefferson and the Alumni Sodality at Holy Cross. Following retirement, Mr. Tremblay had been a sexton at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Holden and a volunteer with the Holden "Meals-on-Wheels" program. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; four sons; a daughter; a brother; a sister; nine grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Philip J. Hannan Jr.
Sept. 10, 2005
In Maine, at 74. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Hannan had been a general agent with the Allstate Insurance Company for 31 years; previously, he had been employed by Boston Mutual for several years as an insurance agent. At the start of his career, Mr. Hannan had worked as a terminal manager in the family business, Maine Freightways. During the Korean War, he had served with the Army in the finance department. Mr. Hannan is survived by his wife, D. Jeanne; two sons; two daughters; a sister; and three grandchildren.
Richard F. Hogan
Jan. 4, 2006
In California, at 74. Mr. Hogan had been associated for many years with the Players West Golf Tour, a developmental tour for women professionals; at the start of his career, he played professional baseball briefly before serving as a high school teacher. Mr. Hogan, who played baseball at Holy Cross, had been a member of the 1952 NCAA baseball championship team. He is survived by his mother; and a daughter.
Joseph W. O'Brien
Dec. 9, 2005
In Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass., at 74. During his career, Mr. O'Brien had been the owner of the former Pomeroy Coal and Oil Co. in Chicopee, Mass.; prior to his retirement in 1994, he had been general manager of the family business. A veteran, Mr. O'Brien had served in the Army from 1953-55. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a son; six daughters, including Julie M. Kelly '94; two brothers; a sister; 15 grandchildren; nephews and nieces; and a cousin.
Leonard V. Quigley
Nov. 15, 2005
At his home in Forest Hills, N.Y., at 72. During his career, Mr. Quigley had been a partner for more than 35 years with the New York City law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and founder of its Canadian practice group. General counsel of the Archaeological Institute of America for more than 25 years, he had been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and, also, of the board of directors of Covenant House. A Navy veteran, Mr. Quigley had served in the Korean War. He had been a member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. Mr. Quigley is survived by his wife, Lynn; two sons; two daughters; a sister; and eight grandchildren.
John A. Connare Jr.
Nov. 5, 2005
At his home in Rindge, N.H., at 72. During his career, Mr. Connare had been the owner and president of the Connare Tire Co. in Manchester, N.H. A lieutenant j.g. with the Navy during the Korean War, he had served aboard the USS Leyte and USS Samuel Roberts. Mr. Connare is survived by his wife, Marcelle; two daughters; a stepson; a stepdaughter; two brothers; a sister; seven grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
John J. Davenport Jr., M.D.
Dec. 24, 2005
At College View Nursing Center, Frederick, Md., at 72. A graduate of Georgetown Medical School in Washington, D.C., Dr. Davenport had been an orthopedic surgeon in Connecticut; he was a member of the Professional Orthopedic Society of Connecticut. Dr. Davenport is survived by a brother; several nephews and nieces; and a cousin, John G. Haran '68.
Donald F. Chiacchia
Nov. 25, 2005
In Florida, at 72. During his career, Mr. Chiacchia had been involved in youth sports in Hopkinton, Mass., for many years. A team manager and league commissioner for the Hopkinton Little League, he had also served as a longtime coach for the Hopkinton youth football league. Mr. Chiacchia is survived by his wife, Caroline; two sons; two daughters; and eight grandchildren.
Daniel F. O'Sullivan, M.D.
Jan. 2, 2006
At St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, at 71. A longtime surgeon, Dr. O'Sullivan had practiced primarily at St. Anthony's; associated for 25 years with Dr. Sylvia A. Steiling and Dr. John F. Donovan Jr., he had held the posts of chief of thoracic surgery; chief of general surgery; and member of the center's board of directors. In addition, Dr. O'Sullivan had been an associate clinical professor of surgery at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. Involved in many professional organizations, he had been a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society in 1989 and president of the Missouri State Medical Association, from 1996-97; he had also been active in tort reform issues. His contributions to the community included serving as president of the Missouri Athletic Club; member of the board of directors of Downtown St. Louis from 1989-90; and a founding member of Boys Hope, which honored him with its Heart of Gold award in 1985. A captain in the Army from 1966-68, Dr. O'Sullivan had been chief of thoracic and vascular surgery at Fort Benning, Ga., and, subsequently, at the 85th evacuation hospital in Qui Nhon, Vietnam. In 2005, St. Anthony's established the O'Sullivan Lecture Series in honor of Dr. O'Sullivan and his late father. He is survived by his wife, June; five sons; three daughters; a brother; a sister; and 22 grandchildren.
Frederick J. Mahony Jr.
Jan. 3, 2006
In Massachusetts. Mr. Mahony had been a member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by his wife, Joanna; four children; a brother; two sisters; and five grandchildren.
Daniel J. O'Leary
Dec. 17, 2005
In Sterling, Mass., at 73. Prior to his retirement in 1990, Mr. O'Leary had been a representative of pharmaceutical companies for 34 years. A veteran, he had served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. O'Leary is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; two sons; four daughters; and 18 grandchildren.
Leonard J. Szumiloski
Sept. 29, 2005
In New York, at 70. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Szumiloski had been the chief executive officer of the Penfield (N.Y.) Federal Credit Union (now called the Family First Federal Credit Union); previously, he had been a mathematics teacher with the Penfield Central School District. Mr. Szumiloski is survived by his wife, Molly; three sons; three aunts; a grandson; a stepgrandson and stepgranddaughter; a great-stepgranddaughter; and several nephews and nieces.
Roy P. Flaherty
Nov. 6, 2005
In Texas, at 69. Mr. Flaherty is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; two sons; three daughters; three brothers, including Arthur F. '54; a sister; and nine grandchildren.
Harvey R. Hoyt
Jan. 16, 2006
In Florida, at 68. A longtime resident of Greenwich, Conn., Mr. Hoyt had been a member of the Winged Foot Golf Club there; as a student, he had been a captain of the College golf team. Relocating to Florida, Mr. Hoyt belonged to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra. A veteran, he had served in the Navy. Mr. Vogt had been a member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. He is survived by three daughters; a son-in-law; his brother, Douglas R. '62; two nephews, including Christopher H., M.D., '91; two nieces; and two granddaughters.
Charles J. Jackman
Dec. 7, 2005
At UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester, at 68. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Jackman had worked 25 years as the vice president of individual health disability at the Allmerica Financial Corp. in Worcester. A veteran, he had served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Jackman is survived by his wife, Patricia; a son; a sister; two grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
James E. Mischler
Dec. 12, 2005
At Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital, Boston, at 68. At the time of his death, Mr. Mischler had been active in the real estate business on Cape Cod, Mass.; relocating there more than 25 years ago, he had founded the James E. Mischler Real Estate Co. Previously, Mr. Mischler had worked 10 years for the General Electric Co. as an advertising officer in the plastics division. At the start of his career, he had been a reporter for six years with the Berkshire Eagle. A member of the College Naval ROTC program, Mr. Mischler had served several years in the Navy as an officer. He is survived by his wife, Rita; two sons; two brothers; and a sister.
Gerard E. O'Brien
Jan. 16, 2006
In Georgia, at 70. During his career, Mr. O'Brien had established the business, Expert Picture Framing, in Lilburn, Ga., where he had lived for approximately 23 years. Following graduation, he had worked four years as a high school guidance counselor at a preparatory school in New England and, later, taught for several years in New Delhi, India. An Army veteran, Mr. O'Brien had been stationed primarily in Washington, D.C., where he served as a ceremonial dress soldier. He is survived by a brother; a sister-in-law; and two nephews and their mother.
Richard M. Welch
Nov. 11, 2005
At the Life Care Center in Lynn, Mass., at 67. Mr. Welch had been active in the advertising field for many years, working for the National Fisherman Magazine until his retirement in 1994. At the start of his career, he had been the owner and president for several years of his own business, Scott Advertising. Mr. Welch had been the recipient of numerous honors, including the Frank Hatch award for creativity. For several years he had held the post of vice president of the Marblehead (Mass.) Junior Chamber of Commerce. An accomplished sailor, Mr. Welsh had been a life member of the Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead and a past president and competitive skipper in the Rhodes 19 fleet, aboard his boat Real Gusto. In later years, he became a nature photographer as a resident of Jekyll Island, Ga., and received numerous awards for his work. Mr. Welch is survived by a son; two daughters; a brother; two sisters; three grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
Eugene F. McMahon
Nov. 8, 2005
In Boston, at 66. A certified public accountant, Mr. McMahon had been the national director of banking for the international accounting firm Ernst & Young, prior to retirement. As a resident of New Hartford, Conn., from 1966-83, he had served as chairman of the School Board and as a member of the Board of Finance. A sports enthusiast, Mr. McMahon had been a member and former treasurer of the Weston (Mass.) Golf Club and, also, of the Megantic Fishing Club. He had been a member of the President's Council at Holy Cross. Mr. McMahon is survived by his wife, Karen; two sons; two daughters; and seven grandchildren.
Paul F. Harron Jr.
Dec. 8, 2005
At the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, at 63. Involved for many years in the cable television and broadcasting industry, Mr. Harron had established the Harron Communications Corp. in Frazer, Pa., with his father, Paul, in 1976. During his tenure as president and chief executive officer, he had developed and greatly expanded the business until 1999 when he sold the company's cable subscribers list to the Adelphia Communications Corp. Mr. Harron had also pursued other endeavors, including the startup of Metabase Cable Advertising—which was later sold to Comcast—and, in recent years, operating Harron Entertainment; investing in radio and television and other ventures, he had served as president of the Harron Management Company. In addition, Mr. Harron had been a founding member of the public service cable network C-SPAN. At the start of his career, he had worked several years in New York City as an account executive for advertising agencies; in the 1970s, he began working for his father who owned radio and television stations in Philadelphia and Utica, N.Y. Mr. Harron had also owned the Vesper Club, a private dining room in Philadelphia started by his father and a partner in 1941. He is survived by his mother; a sister; four nephews; and three nieces.
David J. Phelan
Nov. 30, 2005
At his home in Marlborough, Mass., at 62. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Phelan had been a member of the faculty at Newton (Mass.) North High School for 31 years, serving as a foreign language teacher and department head; during his tenure, he had helped to establish student exchange programs in France, Spain, Russia and China. A Fulbright fellow, Mr. Phelan studied in Lyons, France, for two years, before earning his master's degree in French at the University of Illinois. He had also been active as a coach for many years in the Marlborough Little League program. Mr. Phelan is survived by his wife, Anita; two daughters; a brother; a sister; and several nephews and nieces.
John A. Banionis
Nov. 12, 2005
At his home in Brunswick, Maine, at 59. During his career, Mr. Banionis had worked in the shoe industry for 25 years and, then, at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine, prior to his retirement in December 2004. A veteran, he served four years in the Coast Guard. Mr. Banionis is survived by his wife, Judith; his father; two daughters; and two grandchildren.
Robert A. Cole
Nov. 23, 2005
At his home in Shrewsbury, Mass., at 57. Active in the field of real estate design and development, Mr. Cole had been involved in several projects, including Colonial Drive and Park Grove Farms in Shrewsbury, as well as Eastern Point Condominiums and Quinsigamond Plaza. In addition to this work, he later maintained a private legal practice, specializing in real estate litigation and bankruptcy law. At the start of his career, Mr. Cole had been a clinical psychologist. His civic involvement included serving as a longtime member of the Open Space Planning Committee for the town of Shrewsbury. Mr. Cole is survived by his wife, Pamela; two daughters, including Elizabeth Cole Stapp '97; two sons-in-law, including Brion A. Stapp '98; his father; a sister; a granddaughter; and four nephews; and a niece.
Mark G. Murphy
Dec. 5, 2005
In Massachusetts. Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Lindsay; two daughters; his mother-in-law; four brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and a grandson.
John P. Suozzo
Dec. 3, 2005
At his home in Rockville, Md., at 55. Prior to his retirement in 1996, Mr. Suozzo had been a general manager of Toys "R" Us in Maryland for 15 years. He had been an active member of the Washington, D.C., Film Society. Mr. Suozzo is survived by his mother; three brothers; four sisters; five nephews; and two nieces.
John S. Doctor
Oct. 25, 2005
In Pennsylvania, at 49. At the time of his death, Mr. Doctor had been an associate professor and interim chair of the department of biological services at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh; joining the faculty there in 1991 as an assistant professor, he had served briefly as a visiting professor at the Carnegie Mellon University Bone Tissue Engineering Center in Pittsburgh. Previously, Mr. Doctor had been a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; he had earned his Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. Active in several professional organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Genetics Society of America and the Society for Developmental Biology, Mr. Doctor had been a member of the education panels of the Council for Undergraduate Education and, also, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. At Duquesne, he had been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Service and in Teaching; the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching; and the university's Creative Teaching Award. Mr. Doctor is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons; a daughter; a brother, William B. '80; and two sisters.
Rachel E. (Souza) Entwistle
Jan. 22, 2006
In Hopkinton, Mass., at 27. Mrs. Entwistle had taught English and drama at St. Augustine's Catholic High School, Redditch, England, from September 2002 to July 2005. An English/American Studies double major at Holy Cross, she had been a coxswain on the women's rowing team and a member of the cross-country and track teams. In 1999-2000, she studied at the University of York in England, as part of the College's study abroad program. Mrs. Entwistle was a 1997 graduate of the Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Mass., where she had participated in the cross-country and track programs; in the summer, Mrs. Entwistle had been a lifeguard in Plymouth, Mass. She is survived by her mother, Priscilla (Cooke) Matterazzo; her stepfather; a brother; two stepbrothers; two stepsisters and their husbands; the Matterazzo, Cooke and Souza families; and many friends. Mrs. Entwistle's daughter, Lillian Rose, also died on Jan. 22.