Obituaries
— Class of 1963

Nov, 2018

Sally Jordan ’63, of Austin, Tex., formerly of Raymond, Me.; June 29. She worked at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, where she assisted in the publication of the Industrial Management Review. Later she joined Arthur D. Little Consultants in Cambridge, where she supported the Energy Group staff. In 1975 she moved to Texas and was an office manager and personnel administrator at Boone Chapman Insurance. She later became a legal assistant and worked at several firms before retirement. She enjoyed gardening and is survived by a brother, Mark H. Jordan ’68, and his partner, Margaret Thumm; a nephew; and several cousins.

 

Nov, 2018

R. Elton Duffy ’63, of Barre, Vt., formerly of Hartford, Conn.; June 2. He worked for the Hartford Insurance Group and moved to Barre as its Vermont agent in 1969. Years later he became a partner in the Berg, Carmolli & Kent Insurance Agency in Barre. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, boating, water and snow skiing, snowmobiling, and playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Kate; two children and their spouses; and five grandchildren.

 

Nov, 2018

Geoffrey N. Burnham ’63, of New Bern, N.C., formerly of Burlington, Vt.; July 1. He taught for 33 years at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. In retirement he moved to New Bern. He is survived by a brother, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
 

 

Sep, 2018

William R. Caroselli ’63, of Pittsburgh; May 17. He was the founding member of the Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman law firm in Pittsburgh. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. He was a member of the Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) and American Bar Associations. He served as president of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Assoc. for Justice. He was chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and elected a 1989 Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is survived by his wife, Dusty; two daughters; two sons; and a grandchild.

 

Jul, 2018

Susan Humphreys Schappell ’63, of Holmdel, N.J.; Jan. 20. She worked at Bell Laboratories in Whippany, N.J., for many years and retired in 2001 as district manager at AT&T in Piscataway, N.J. She is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

 

May, 2018

Charles R. Warner ’63, of Minneapolis; Nov. 8. He worked at the U.S. Housing and Urban Development office in Chicago for two years before moving to the Minneapolis HUD office. Active in providing affordable housing in Minneapolis for more than four decades, he was the founder of Home Line, a statewide hotline for tenants dealing with landlord troubles that received thousands of calls over its 25 years in service. He also founded the Minnesota Housing Partnership, a nonprofit that worked for 30 years to grow and finance affordable housing statewide. In 1973 he was instrumental in organizing tenants behind the Minnesota Supreme Court decision permitting tenants to withhold rent if landlords failed to keep buildings up to code. After leaving HUD in the 1980s, he organized Minnesota’s major effort to preserve federally subsidized housing complexes. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed woodworking.

Feb, 2018

John H. Barry ’63, of Beaufort, S.C.; Aug. 17. He worked for AT&T in various positions and locations until becoming a human resources executive. He enjoyed model trains and is survived by a daughter, a son, five grandchildren, and a brother.

Feb, 2018

Donald W. Mischke ’63, of Raymond, N.H.; Sept. 18. He was a retired manager of Midas Muffler shops in Seabrook, N.H.; Rochester, N.Y.; and Newburyport, Mass., and was former head of Penacook Energy in Penacook, N.H. He is survived by three children.

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