In Memoriam

Faculty and Staff

Angelena “Ange” Haley, Springfield, Mass., Sept. 1, 2020. Haley was a 38-year staff member in the College food service department, and the mother of Peter Haley ’77, former head men’s soccer coach. She was beloved by faculty, staff, and students. 

Patricia L. McDiarmid ’74, G’83, CAGS, EdD, Wilbraham, Mass., Aug. 6, 2020. McDiarmid was a physical and health educator, mentor, swimming and gymnastics coach at Minnechaug Regional High School, and associate professor at Springfield College, and then Western Connecticut State University. She was a Massachusetts Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame inductee.

David W. Wuerthele II, MBA, Wickenburg, Ariz., May 6, 2020. Wuerthele was registrar at Springfield College. He coached youth sports and was instrumental in helping girls’ soccer grow in western Massachusetts, and the first girls’ varsity soccer coach at Minnechaug Regional High School. 


Carl and Nancy Samuelson

Nancy Samuelson, Williamstown, Mass., Sept. 12, 2020. Samuelson was married to Carl ’57, G’63, who served as the assistant swim coach at Springfield College from 1958 to 1966.


LeRoy Spear and his parents LeRoy Sr. and Lyda Spear

LeRoy F. Spear Jr. ’49, Simsbury, Conn., May 9, 2020. He was a U.S. Army Air Force officer during World War II, flying B-17s and B-29s. He spent his career as an educator, coach, and entrepreneur, and was the first University of Hartford basketball coach and, later, its athletic director.

Edward H. Rogers ’50, West Stewartstown, N.H., Sept. 3, 2020. Rogers served the U.S. Army in the European theater during World War II. He was a director with the YMCA in Keene, N.H.; Palmer, Beverly, and Boston, Mass.; and, Philadelphia. He was a captain, deputy chief, and training officer for the Harrisville, N.H., Fire Dept., and was a state deputy forest fire warden. 

Daniel S. Maloney ’53, G’54, Hampton, N.H. Maloney served in the U.S. Army. He was a high school teacher, football and basketball coach, and principal in Maine before joining the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He received a Doctor of Humane Letters from New England Institute of Technology. 

William A. Yorzyk ’54, MD, East Brookfield, Mass., Sept. 2, 2020. Yorzyk won the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He held 23 American records, set 11 world records and, in 1971, was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. He learned to swim while a first-year student at Springfield College, required to take a course in swimming. He learned his butterfly technique from coach Charles “Red” Silvia. Yorzyk attended medical school at the University of Toronto, and was a captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. 

Joyce Wright Hartsoe and Charles Hartsoe

John “Jack” William ten Hope Jr. ’55, Hamilton, N.Y., July 16, 2020. ten Hope served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a captain from 1955-1970, including duty in the Mediterranean on the USS Spiegel Grove. He was a physical and health educator, athletic director, coach, and administrator at Madison (N.Y.) Central School. 

Will Batiste ’56, Brighton, N.Y., July 8, 2020. A physical educator in the Rochester (N.Y.) City School District, Batiste taught elementary and high school students, and coached middle and high school girls gymnastics. He received numerous honors and was inducted into the Adult Recreation Association Hall of Fame. 

Joyce Wright Hartsoe ’56, Allentown, Pa., Jan. 24, 2020. On her graduation day, Hartsoe was married at Springfield College to Charles Hartsoe ’55, who survives. Joyce met Charlie, orientation counselor for new students, her first day on the campus. The two recreation majors spent their lives associated with the field of recreation. She loved Springfield College and visited often. 

Richard E. Stevens ’61, Lexington, Va., July 21, 2020. At Springfield, he was a member of the baseball team. He was a science teacher in the Andover (Mass.) Public School System, where he taught for three decades, coaching the girls field hockey team and the ski teams. 

Dorothy Mistark

Margery Coombs Williams ’61, Lunenberg, Mass., Dec. 9, 2019. Williams had a 20-year career at the Greater Lowell (Mass.) Family YMCA, and was its first woman executive director. She founded Williams Consulting Services and was a campaign consultant for church capital campaigns. 

Dorothy R. Mistark ’64, Auburn, Wash., Aug. 19, 2020. A physical education teacher, Mistark taught in Longmeadow, Mass., and then for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in the Philippines, Germany, England, Korea, and Okinawa.

Philip E. Daly ’66, Little River, S.C., June 13, 2020. At Springfield, Daly met and married the love of his life, Jennifer Williams ’67. He was a teacher and coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., and Wethersfield (Conn.) High School before taking a sales position at Ro-Vic Inc. in Manchester, Conn., retiring after 34 years. 

Philip Daly

Robert G. Kasten ’67, Wilbraham, Mass., Nov. 20, 2019. After serving in the U. S. Navy, Kasten became a manufacturers’ representative for several industries and eventually established his own firm, representing HVAC and plumbing supply companies.

Edward Walsh, G’68, Ukiah, Calif., July 15, 2020. Walsh worked for the Department of Rehabilitation in Oakland, and the San Francisco County Alcoholism Program, before becoming drug and alcohol administrator for the Mendocino County Public Health Department. 

Diana L. Airey Gower Pierce ’71, Attleboro, Mass., July 21, 2020. She was an elementary and preschool teacher before changing careers to work with the elderly. Says her roommate, Claudia Wells Armas ’71, “She will be greatly missed.”

Nancy Darsch ’73, Plymouth, Mass., Nov. 2, 2020. Darsch began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant at the University of Tennessee under head coach Pat Summitt, and was head coach for The Ohio State women’s basketball team from 1985-1997 before moving to the WNBA. She was the inaugural coach for the New York Liberty, coach for the Washington Mystics, assistant coach for both the Minnesota Lynx and the Seattle Storm, and assistant coach for USA Women’s Basketball. She was featured in the spring 2001 Triangle cover story.

David Lynn Herrington, G’74, Albert Lea, Minn., Aug. 19, 2020. His coaching career spanned 35 years. He coached track and field at Hartwick and Union colleges, and the University at Albany, N.Y., and was a certified financial planner with Capital Financial Planning in Albany, N.Y. 

Paul M. Kalill, Esq., PhD, G’98, Westfield, Mass., April 7, 2020. Attorney and former Springfield (Mass.) City Councilor, Kalill passed away from COVID-19. He practiced law at Kalill, Glasser and Associates. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, receiving a Bronze Star, was a U.S. Land Reform Advisor in Vietnam and, upon his return home, an advisor to President Jimmy Carter.

Harold L. Hayes ’45, Covington, Ky., 4/2/2020

John A. Youtman ’50, Aurora, Colo., 4/22/2020

Walter A. Johnson ’51, Greensboro, N.C., 4/19/2020

Murray R. O’Neil ’51, South Glens Falls, N.Y., 4/23/2020

Edward R. Mangiarotti ’51, Shelter Island, N.Y., 4/30/2020

Raymond M. Brown ’51, Doraville, Ga., 5/10/2020

Gaylord J. Ribby ’51, Rochester, N.Y., 7/30/2020

Charles G. Arnold ’51, Penn Laird, Va., 8/10/2020

Carl R. Barker ’52, Falmouth, Maine, 3/30/2020

Walter W. Sorg ’52, Hackettstown, N.J., 7/17/2020

William T. Eveleth, G’53, Quechee, Vt., 4/24/2020

David B. Maclary ’54, Wallingford, Conn., 5/30/2020

Donald E. Courtney ’54, Williamsville, N.Y., 8/27/2020

Louis J. Christensen, G’55, Camillus, N.Y., 3/31/2020

Barbara Farrington ’55, Agawam, Mass., 8/29/2020

Thomas G. Kelley ’56, Manchester, Con., 4/3/2020

Ronald J. Rouleau ’56, E. Islip, N.Y., 4/30/2020

Richard O. Wyman ’56, Springfield, Vt., 6/27/2020

Mary E. Roman ’57, Norwalk, Conn., 3/23/2020

Marilyn E. Brown ’57, Aiken, S.C., 3/31/2020

Glenna Smith ’57, Framingham, Mass., 5/1/2020

Carol A. Claflin ’57, Leominster, Mass., 5/26/2020

Marjorie Atkinson ’58, Woodbury, N.J., 5/28/2020

Margaret B. Roush ’59, Kansas City, Mo., 3/26/2020

Howard W. Liebenow ’59, Absecon, N.J., 7/17/2020

Barbara A. Mullins, G’60, Turners Falls, Mass., 8/28/2020

Richard J. Carson ’61, Bradenton, Fla., 5/10/2020

Robert Pasquini ’61, Ludlow, Mass., 5/21/2020

David M. McConnell ’61, Kennebunk, Maine, 6/7/2020

Laura Stoskin, G’61, Hallandale, Fla., 8/29/2020

Alex C. Lagoudakis ’62 , Washington, D.C., 3/29/2020

Dianne Brunner ’62, Vero Beach, Fla., 6/30/2020

D. M. Franck, G’62, St. Michaels, Md., 7/11/2020

Thomas F. Behan ’63, Haverhill, Mass., 4/22/2020

Eugene M. Kangley ’63, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 5/26/2020

David W. Burnham, G’63, Concord, N.H., 6/24/2020

Kevin C. Gottlieb ’64, Washington, D.C., 4/24/2020

Stephen B. Rich ’64, Venice, Fla., 5/7/2020

Richard K. Roberts ’65, Camden, Maine, 4/11/2020

Francis H. Fumia ’65, Venice, Fla., 7/6/2020

Edward C. Bastille ’66, Laconia, N.H., 4/5/2020

Roger H. Prince ’66, Princeton, Mass., 4/22/2020

David G. Damon, CAS’66, Foxboro, Mass., 5/10/2020

Robert S. McKie ’66, Greensburg, Pa., 6/2/2020

Robert G. Anusbigian ’67, Shrewsbury, Mass., 4/16/2020

Douglas R. Johnson G’67, Tucson, Ariz., 6/12/2020

Andrew J. Mulcahy, G’67, Sharon, Mass., 6/19/2020

Richard A. Wetherell ’67, Sun Valley, Idaho, 7/1/2020

Richard S. Carle ’68, Auburndale, mass., 4/4/2020

Paul E. Romano ’68, Bristol, N.H., 4/30/2020

Herbert A. Grant ’68, Norwalk, Conn., 6/5/2020

Barbara Campbell ’68, Hebron, Conn., 7/7/2020

Linda Benson ’68, Morris Plains, N.J., 8/14/2020

Gary S. Watson, G’69, South Glastonbury, Conn., 4/27/2020

Edward M. Taudel, CAS’71, Springfield, Mass., 5/26/2020

Kristine K. Sargent ’71, East Middlebury, Vt., 5/28/2020

Jerry L. DePalma ’71, East Falmouth, Mass., 7/23/2020

Harold M. Murdock ’72, Greensboro, N.C., 4/24/2020

George H. Croake ’72, Holyoke, Mass., 4/29/2020

Robert R. Zacholl, G’72, Cicero, N.Y., 7/15/2020

William H. Ames ’73, Pueblo, Colo., 3/31/2020

Christopher T. Bratton ’73, Randallstown, Md., 6/30/2020

Gordon E. Ellis ’73, Warwick, Mass., 9/13/2020

Stephen A. Jakub ’74, Greenfield, Mass., 6/13/2020

Mark T. McAllister ’74, Burlington, N.J., 7/23/2020

Faramarz Simhai, G’75, Arlington, Va., 4/2/2020

Carol A. Evans ’75, Enfield, Conn., 5/15/2020

Robert R. Bonn, G’75, Bristol, Wis., 6/26/2020

Louis P. Petruzzello ’77, Middletown, Conn., 5/1/2020

Colleen Konkel ’83, Tyngsboro, Mass., 5/12/2020

Deborah A. Kristopik ’85, Newington, Conn., 5/10/2020

Alison L. Trado ’87, Brookfield, Conn., 7/16/2020

James J. Cerreta ’88, Chicago, Ill., 8/4/2020

Robert M. Burns ’89, North Chelmsford, Mass., 7/5/2020

Lisa Poirier ’90 , Roswell, Ga., 6/25/2020

Mary Ann O’Shea, G’90, Wilbraham, Mass., 7/16/2020

Nancy R. Hall ’92, Windsor, Vt., 4/8/2020

Andrew J. Brunco ’94, Orlando, Fla., 8/3/2020

Steve J. Barton ’96, Franklin, N.H., 5/14/2020

Martrella Flanagan, G’96, Rochester, N.Y., 7/31/2020

Norman K. LaFoe ’03, Northampton, Mass., 4/9/2020

Francis J. Kilroy ’04, Salem, Mass., 5/27/2020

Maura A. Monaghan, G’05, Holyoke, Mass., 5/28/2020

Molly C. Bourne ’05, Virginia Beach, Va., 9/15/2020

Vincent J. Fairchild ’06, Brookfield, Conn., 6/3/2020

Jennifer J. Wynter ’11, Riverdale, Ga., 8/29/2020

Ronald Bone, G’19, Redondo Beach, Calif., 7/2020

*This list reflects information received between March 20 and Sept. 25, 2020.