- FUN FEATURES
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|Bauer, Dr. Ruth Warfield, Ph.D.||
Dr. Ruth Warfield Bauer, Ph.D., 77, died on March 3, 2014, in Carmel, N.Y. Born on March 11, 1936, in Bristol, Conn. Her parents, Ruby Martin Warfield and Charles Henry Warfield, of Bristol, Conn., and step-mother Dorothy Holman Freer Warfield, of Bristol, Conn., predeceased her.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Hans Henry Bauer of Patterson, N.Y.; son Hans Henry Bauer, Jr., M.D., his wife Maria Diane Duca, M.D., and their sons Jackson Hans Bauer and Christopher Peter Bauer, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; son Paul Martin Bauer, J.D. of Jersey City, N.J.; and daughter Betsy Ruth Bauer, her daughter Alicia Shalé Bauer, and son Frank Jeremiah Valencia Bauer, of Patterson, N.Y.
Dr. Bauer enjoyed a distinguished career in education as a teacher, professor, and educational consultant. She held degrees from Bates College, Yeshiva University, Wesleyan University, and University of Connecticut. After a 25-year career in the Cheshire, Conn. schools, Dr. Bauer served as adjunct professor at Quinnipiac, L.I.U., University of Bridgeport, Pace, Manhattanville, and USMA at West Point, among others. She was consultant to the U.S. Dept. of Education’s “Blue Ribbon Schools” program, and to numerous school systems around the country. She was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and was First Vice-President of Delta Kappa Gamma. Much of her career was dedicated to teaching and mentoring young teachers.
Dr. Bauer was Organist and Co-Director of Music at the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, and later a Deacon of the South Salem Presbyterian Church of South Salem, N.Y. She was a co-founder of the Westchester Oratorio Society and was President of the Cheshire PTO. She enjoyed genealogical research, reading, gardening, travel, and classical and sacred music. Dr. Bauer was a devoted, fun, and loving daughter, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Her house was always warm and open to anyone.
Calling hours will be held on Friday at the South Salem Presbyterian Church, 111 Spring St., South Salem, N.Y. Hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. A service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Donations may be made to the South Salem Presbyterian Church,111 Spring St., South Salem, NY 10590 (http://www.southsalempc.org/contribute-to-the-church). Donations may also be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation.html).
|Goddard, Elizabeth “Betty” (Neukirch)||
Elizabeth “Betty” Marie (Neukirch) Goddard, 95, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Windham Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband John Goddard III, and her sister Rita (Neukirch) Cotter and her husband Dan.
She was born on December 25, 1918 in Cheshire, Conn., in the home of her parents, the late Jacob Neukirch and Martha (Cullen) Neukirch.
She leaves behind her brother Jack Neukirch and his wife Olga (Manzik) Neukirch; children John Goddard IV, Cathleen (Goddard) Larson, Timothy Goddard and his wife Susan (Locke) Goddard; grandchildren Jennifer (Goddard) and her husband Jamie Colburn, Eric Neumann, Charles Goddard, Stephanie (Goddard) and her husband Brett Lassen, Travis and his wife Yolanda (Gamero) Goddard, Kali Goddard and her fiancé Derek Zumpfe, and Taylor Goddard; and great-grandchildren Elise, Erin, Mary, Evan, Thomas, Sayde, Leah, Caleb and Clara. She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, John’s wife Joyce (Frey) Goddard.
Betty lived in Cheshire and Tariffville, Conn. for most of her life and had lived at Juniper Hill in Storrs, Conn. for the past few years. Many of her favorite memories were summers at the Goddard camp in Lakeville, her annual Tariffville neighborhood Christmas parties, annual cousin reunions, the family Round Robin, vacations on Cape Cod, and many cherished stories. She loved spending time with and caring for her family and friends, playing bridge, taking long walks, enjoyed her occasional martini, and was a huge animal lover.
The family plans to celebrate her life when the weather warms up. More information to come at that time. The Potter Funeral Home, Willimantic, assisted with arrangements. Please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com for online memorial guest book.
|Pryde, Erwin E.||
CHESHIRE – Erwin E. Pryde, 84, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at CT Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Cynthia (Anderson) Pryde.
Mr. Pryde was born on December 16, 1929 in New Haven, the son of the late Frederick and Florence (Meinsen) Pryde. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Quinnipiac University with his Bachelors in Business. He was a longtime Cheshire resident where he was a member of the Cheshire Lutheran Church. He was employed by SNET whee he worked as a manager in the Engineering Department until his retirement in the early 1990s. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Besides his wife of 48 years, Mr. Pryde is survived by his children Kendra Wickers and her husband William of Naugatuck, Gretchen Buys and her husband James of Higganum, Curtis Pryde of Cheshire, and Deborah Kauffman and her husband Charles of Brielle, N.J.; as well as his five grandchildren, Ryan and Allison Buys, Mikayla Pryde, Charles IV and Cole E. Kauffman.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire 615 South Main St., to Cheshire Lutheran Church, 660 West Main St., for services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow with military honors in Fairview Cemetery in New Britain. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. For online condolences, and to light a candle or share a story, please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.