Christopher R. Belmont, 26, of Cos Cob, died Friday, June 11, in Bedford, N.Y.
June 14, 2004
He drowned, according to his family.
For most of his adult life, Mr. Belmont was a construction worker for Belmont Builders Inc. He worked on several new homes and renovations in Greenwich.
Born Sept. 14, 1977, in Greenwich, he was the son of Richard and Jill Warfield Belmont of Cos Cob.
Mr. Belmont was a Boy Scout. He attended Greenwich High School, where he played on the golf team.
He was an avid hockey, football and baseball fan, who played for several town leagues. He also was a car and motorcycle enthusiast.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Holly Belmont and Nicole Belmont, both of Cos Cob; his paternal grandmother, Marguerite Belmont of Cos Cob; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Riverside.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
December 18, 2003
William "Buddy" Gregory, 87, of Port Chester, N.Y., died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Greenwich Woods Health Care Center
He died of natural causes, according to his family.
Mr. Gregory worked as an electrician in the area and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 501 (now 3) .
Born Nov. 29, 1916, in Port Chester, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary Giblin Gregory.
Mr. Gregory was a former fire chief of the Village of Port Chester Fire Department and a member of the Mellor Hose Company No. 3.
He was also a member of the American Legion Port Chester Post 93, the Port Chester Old Timers and the General Nutrition Center in Port Chester.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1944.
Mr. Gregory graduated from Port Chester High School.
He is survived by his wife, Olga Matula Gregory of Port Chester; three sons, William Gregory of Francistown, N.H., and Gregg and Patrick Gregory, both of Port Chester; a daughter, Sharon Colucci of Port Chester; eight grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his brother, Edward Gregory Jr., and his sister, Mary Gregory.
Calling hours will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at James J. Gunipero Funeral Home Inc., 353 Westchester Ave., Port Chester.
A funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Sacred Heart Church, 95 Henry St., Byram.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, 35 Parsonage Road, Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
William D. Roosevelt
December 3, 2003
William Donner Roosevelt, 72, of Palm Beach, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 1, at Greenwich Hospital.
He died of prostate cancer, according to his family.
Mr. Roosevelt was an investment banker who worked with numerous firms throughout the United States.
Born Nov. 17, 1932, in New York City, he was a son of the late Elliott Roosevelt and the late Elizabeth Donner Roosevelt.
He was a grandson of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and a grandson of William H. Donner, a major figure in the growth of America's steel industry.
He was educated at St. Marks School of Southboro, Mass., and at Harvard University in the tradition of the Roosevelt family. He graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1958.
Mr. Roosevelt began his professional career as vice president of Electronics Communications Inc., first in Denver and later in Wichita, Kan.
He joined the investment firm of Laird and Co., a Wilmington firm based in New York City, in 1962.
He helped found Auerbach, Pollack and Richardson in 1966 and then moved to McKinley Alsop, where he served as managing partner.
Mr. Roosevelt served as senior vice president and head of the institutional office of Buckingham Research's Palm Beach office. He also worked for Ryan Beck and Co. of Palm Beach, Fla., as senior vice president and as an advisor to several large institutional money managers, including Essex Management of Boston and Peter Cannell and Co. of New York.
Mr. Roosevelt had been an airplane pilot since the age of 15 and served on the board of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
His interests in sport fishing and diving led him to become chairman of the Perry Institute for Marine Science of West Palm Beach, Fla., and the Bahamas.
He was an active board member of the William H. Donner Foundation of New York and of the Donner Canadian Foundation of Toronto.
He was a founding member of the Doubles Club of New York and a member of the Weeburn Country Club of Darien.
He belonged to the Camp Fire Club of Chappaqua, N.Y., and the Sailfish Club and Beach Club of Palm Beach.
Mr. Roosevelt is survived by his wife Ava Roosevelt of Palm Beach; two sons, Christopher Kyle Roosevelt of Portsmouth, R.I., and Nicholas Roosevelt of Wellington, Fla.; three brothers, Curtin Winsor of McLean, Va., David Roosevelt of New York City and Tony Roosevelt of Dallas; a sister, Chandler Roosevelt Lindsley of Dallas; and a granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held in Palm Beach at a date to be determined by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Oncology Department at Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Place, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St., Greenwich handled arrangements.
Allen J. Schaps
December 3, 2003
Allen J. Schaps, 71, of Stamford, died Monday, Dec. 1, in his car. He was 71.
He died of cardiac arrest, according to his family.
Mr. Schaps was owner and partner of Bigelow & Schaps Real Estate in Stamford.
Born Jan. 29, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis., he was a son of the late Sydney and Betty Golub Schaps.
Mr. Schaps graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago with a degree in marketing, and from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in commerce. He had lived in Stamford since 1975.
In 1980, he co-founded Bigelow & Schaps in Stamford. The company merged with William Raveis Real Estate in 1986 and Mr. Schaps served as director of the Stamford Rental Division. Previously, he had worked as director of marketing at National Curtain Corp. in New York City for about seven years and as a senior buyer for Spiegel Mail Order Co. in Chicago.
He was named president of the Stamford Board of Realtors in 1991 and served as its treasurer from 1996 to 2000. He was named Stamford Realtor of the Year in 1991 and 1999. He was chairman of the Connecticut Association of Realtors By-law Committee in 1998 and served on its R-PAC Trustee Board in 2000.
Mr. Schaps was a board member of the Stamford Pink Tent Festival of the Arts, United Way of Greater Stamford and Adopt-A-House of Stamford. He also was a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Stamford Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoyed traveling and playing computer games.
He is survived by his wife, Mary K. Schaps of Stamford; two sons, Steven Schaps of Naples, Fla. and Scott Schaps of Pensicola, Fla.; two daughters, Susan Schaps and Marci Wolff, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a brother, Joel Schaps of Chicago.; a stepson, John Butler of Ridgefield; two stepdaughters, Erin Peterson of Fairfield and Rachel Butler of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Calling hours will be noon to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford.
A memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at St. Mary Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford.
Burial will follow in Long Ridge Union Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06460.
December 3, 2003
Richard B. Weeghman, 75, of Sarasota, Fla., a former Stamford resident, died Monday, Oct. 13, at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.
He died of a cerebral hemorrhage, according to his family.
Mr. Weeghman was an aviation journalist.
Born June 27, 1928, in San Francisco, he was the son of the late Harold A. and Anna Helen Baehler Weeghman.
Mr. Weeghman attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and Yale University. He was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
He began his journalism career as a reporter at The Advocate in Stamford. He then worked for "Flying Magazine," "Air Progress" and "The Aviation Consumer."
He was a member of the Yale Club of the Suncoast and the Serendipity Racquet Club, both in Sarasota, Fla., and Angel Flight Southeast in Leesburg, Fla.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane H. Weeghman of Sarasota, Fla.; two daughters, Ann W. Harrell of Savannah, Ga., and Katherine W. King of Greenwich; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at North Stamford Congregational Church, 31 Cascade Road.
Memorial donations may be sent to Angel Flight Southeast, 8742 Airport Blvd., Leesburg, Fla., 34788; or to the American Heart/Stroke Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33742.
Arrangements were handled by Toale Brothers Funeral Home, 3731 Tuttle Ave., Sarasota, Fla.