Maggie Loble, 65,
July 22, 2002
Margaret "Maggie" Loble, 65, of Greenwich, a former Transamerica vice president, died Saturday, July 20, at the King Street Nursing Home in Rye Brook, N.Y.
She died of pneumonia, according to her husband, David Loble.
Mrs. Loble was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Paris, daughter of Ruth Friedmann Eckstein and the late George Eckstein. A Greenwich resident for 24 years, she was the first female vice president of Transamerica Leasing, a division of the San Francisco-based financial services company, working in human resources.
After recuperating from brain tumor surgery in 1984, Mrs. Loble continued working until the late 1980s. In October, she moved to the King Street Nursing Home.
In addition to her husband, of Greenwich, and her mother, of Kings Point, N.Y., Mrs. Loble is survived by a daughter, Leslie Loble of Sydney, Australia; a sister, Susan Eckstein of Newton, Mass.; two grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Services and interment are private.
Fred D. Knapp & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian J. Tatroe, 79,
July 18, 2002
Lillian Johnson Tatroe, 79, a lifelong resident of Port Chester, N.Y., died Wednesday, July 17, at the King Street Nursing Home in Port Chester.
The cause of death was pneumonia, according to her family.
Mrs. Tatroe was a bookkeeper for her family's business, Johnson Contracting. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Church, a member of the Port Chester Women's Club and an avid bowler.
Born Feb. 27, 1923, in Port Chester, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Keating Johnson.
She grew up in Port Chester and graduated from Port Chester High School in 1941. Seven years later, she married Donald Tatroe at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester.
She is survived by a son, Charles Tatroe of Port Chester; a daughter, Donna Payne of Stamford; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Tatroe was predeceased by her husband and a daughter, Kimberly Tatroe.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Church, on Westchester Avenue, in Port Chester.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Rye Brook, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may by made to the Alzheimer's Association, Westchester/Putnam Chapter, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605-2523
Craft Memorial Home Inc., 40 Leicester St., Port Chester, is handling arrangements.
Henry N. Babcock, 77,
August 1, 2002
Henry Nash Babcock, 77, of Old Greenwich, the founder of Five Star Products Co. and H. Nash Babcock Consulting Engineering Co., died Tuesday, July 30, at Edgehill Life Care in Stamford.
He died after suffering from Parkinson's disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, according to his family.
Born Aug. 24, 1924, in Pelham Manor, N.Y., he was the son of the late Theodore S. and Theodora H. Babcock.
Mr. Babcock graduated from Pelham High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University's Sheffield School of Engineering in 1948.
During World War II, he served in the Pacific as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, receiving numerous medals for combat service.
He married Mary Warner King Babcock in 1949, and the couple moved to Old Greenwich in 1950.
Mr. Babcock founded H. Nash Babcock Consulting Engineering Co. in 1950, and worked on the U.S. Capitol building, the Library of Congress, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Lincoln Center and other projects in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Babcock was licensed as an engineer in 48 states and territories. In 1961 he founded Construction Products Research and later Five Star Products Co. During his lifetime, he was awarded 90 patents in the United States and abroad.
He and his wife were avid travelers, and active in community projects.
In addition to his wife of Old Greenwich, he is survived by four sons, the Rev. Theodore Stoddard Babcock of Greenwich, Warner King Babcock of Stamford, William Nash Babcock of Duxbury, Mass., and David Sherman Babcock of Easton; two daughters, Mary Nash Babcock of Concord, Mass., and Carol Babcock Perreten of Ridgefield; two sisters, Theodora Hoe of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Helen Hall of Riverside; 13 grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to H. Nash Babcock Memorial Fund at Greenwich Adult Day Care, 70 Parsonage Road, Greenwich, CT 06830, or a charity of one's choice.
Emily Coffey, 89,
August 1, 2002
Emily Coffey, 89, a lifelong Greenwich resident, died Tuesday, July 30, at St. Camillus Health Care Center in Stamford.
She died of natural causes, according to her family.
Born Aug. 13,1912, in Greenwich, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Capcik.
Mrs. Coffey was a retired clerical assistant for Electrolux Corp. in Greenwich. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Byram and sang in the choir at St. Camillus Health Care Center. Mrs. Coffey volunteered at the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Stamford.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Smethurst of South Norwalk and Joan P. Sterner of Southport; a sister, Mary Rafay of Old Greenwich; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Coffey.
There are no calling hours.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 286 Delavan Ave., Byram, with the Rev. Kenneth Ballas officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenwood Union Cemetery
in Rye, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.
John E. Colloton, 71,
August 1, 2002
investor relations expert
John Edmund Colloton, 71, of Greenwich, died Tuesday, July 30, at his home.
He died of heart failure, according to his son, Ed Colloton of Larchmont, N.Y.
An expert in investor relations and corporate disclosure, Mr. Colloton began his career in the early 1950s as a correspondent for the New York Herald-Tribune and later the New York Times.
In 1955, he joined the St. Regis Paper Co., where he served in several public relations, marketing and corporate communication positions. In 1976, Mr. Colloton left St. Regis and became the founding president of Tsai Corporate Communications, in an effort to bring Wall Street experience to the investor relations field. Two years later, he founded his own investor relations firm, the Colloton Group, which published regular newsletters on investor relation issues throughout the late 1970s and 1980s.
Mr. Colloton retired in 1991.
Born Feb. 27, 1931, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Mr. Colloton was the son of the late John Edmund and Katharine Lynch Colloton.
A graduate of Harrison High School, Mr. Colloton earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Fordham University in New York City.
In addition to his son in Larchmont, Mr. Colloton is survived by his wife, Theresa Colloton; another son, Andrew Colloton of Old Lyme; two daughters, Katharine Colloton of Darien and Jeannie Brooks of Ridgefield; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Sts. John and Paul Church, 2080 Weaver St., Larchmont.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Colloton's name may be made to the Zalmen A. Arlin Cancer Center, 19 Bradhurst Ave., Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532.