- 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.
|Gorski, Marion Dalger||
Marion Dalger Gorski, wife of the late Thaddeus Gorski, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2014 at the age of 92.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Ingraham Manor for the care given to Marion for the past three years.
Family and friends gathered on Thursday, February 27, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 492 West St. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 105 Laurel St., Bristol, CT 06010.
|Mischler, Marguerite A. “Peg”||
CHESHIRE - Marguerite A. “Peg” Mischler, 86, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at The Highlands Health Care Center in Cheshire.
Mrs. Mischler was born on October 2, 1927 in Branford, the daughter of the late James T. and Marguerite (Carrignan) Murphy. She was a longtime Cheshire resident, where she was a communicant of St. Bridget Church. She was an avid gardener, belonging to the Cheshire Garden Club and the Federated Garden Club.
She is survived by her children, Deborah Mischler of Wallingford, Patricia Hudson and husband Tom of Madison, Robert Mischler and his wife Janet Moore of Monroe, N.Y., and Kevin Mischler and his wife Deborah of West Chester, Ohio; her brother, James Murphy of Meriden; her nine grandchildren, Robert, Jacqueline, Heather, Lynn, Johnny, Kristine, Erin, Kelly, and Amy; and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as a niece and several nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St., to St. Bridget Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7. p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheshire Garden Club, P.O. Box 812, Cheshire, CT 06410. For online condolences, and to light a candle or share a story, please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.
|Morgan, Raymond Basil||
CHESHIRE – Raymond Basil Morgan, 85, of Cheshire, Conn., died peacefully on February 15, 2014 at The Highlands Health Care Center.
Mr. Morgan was born on April 16, 1928 at Abcott House Clungunford, Shropshire, England. His parents were Hilda Haynes and Robert Milner Morgan. His elder brother, Robert Morgan, died in 1973.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Ellen Dein Martan Morgan. He is also survived by his brother’s sons, Robert and Paul Morgan; his sister-in-law, Peg Knot Morgan; his godson, Francis Cressotti; numerous nieces and nephews in this country; and several English cousins to whom he was close.
At age 17, Mr. Morgan joined English Electric Company as an apprentice. He attended Stafford University, and worked for English Electric for many years as an electrical engineer, and as Service Manager for the U.S. Mr. Morgan joined his company’s U. S. division in 1970. He retired in 1994, ending a 50-year career.
He was a member of the New Haven Yacht Club, the CT Ice Yacht Club, the English Electric Overseas Club, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Morgan was a loyal friend. He was known for his dry humor, his inventiveness, and for always wearing a necktie no matter what he was doing.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Cheshire. Burial will take place in Glen Dyberry Cemetery Honesdale, Pa., at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. A reception at the church will follow the Memorial Service. The Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 59 Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410 or to the contributor’s favorite charity.
|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.