Robert S. Outwater Sr.
BENNINGTON -- Mr. Robert S. Outwater Sr., 84, a longtime resident of Bennington, died Thursday, April l9, 2001 at the Vermont Veterans Home following a long illness.
Born in Manhattan, N.Y. Feb. 23, 1917 he was the son of the late Edmund T. and Alice (Scott) Outwater.
He received his early education in New York and attended Raymer & Ryerdon Prep School and also St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.
Mr. Outwater was a World War II U.S. Army combat engineer with the 89th Infantry Division and later served twenty-one years in the Army reserve retiring with the rank of major.
He had resided in Bennington since 1950 and began working at Putnam Memorial Hospital, where he met his wife Hildur, who was a nurse there.
The majority of his life he spent working at the A.M. Tuttle Company where he designed and sold home heating systems.
He retired from there in 1995 after more than 30 years employment.
Mr. Outwater married the former Hildur Tollisen in 1957. Mrs. Outwater died on June 12, 1972.
Mr. Outwater was a charter member of the Bennington Rotary Club. He was a past president of the Bennington Little League and a long time trustee of the First Baptist Church in Bennington. He was a former member of the Mt. Anthony Lodge, F & A M in Bennington.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert S. "Robin" and Meg Outwater, Jr. and Thomas "Duffy" and Jayne Outwater all of Bennington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alice L. "Lisa" and Glen Gipson of Katy, Texas and Carolyn and Andrew Francis of Susquehanna, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; cousins.
Mr. Outwater was predeceased by a brother, Edmund Outwater.
The funeral will be held from All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home on Monday, April 23 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Foster, Chaplain officiating.
Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.
Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in memory of Mr. Outwater may be made to the First Baptist Church through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, Vt. 05201.
Daisy B. Cooper
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Ms. Daisy B. Cooper, 73, a resident of Homestead Mews, North Bennington, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at her residence following a long illness.
Born Sept. 26, 1927 in Cummington, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Richard and Rhoda (Hicks) Wells.
She was also predeceased by her stepmother Tempey (Stanley) Wells.
She received her education in Hartford, Conn.
In earlier years Ms. Cooper was employed at Ben Mont Paper Company, Thomson Manufacturing and at Bennington Pottery.
During her illness she received wonderful care by her nurse, Mary Driscoll.
Ms. Cooper's home and family were her primary interests.
She enjoyed walking and her dog, "Arnold," who recently died.
Survivors include a son, Howard A. Cooper of Lake George, N.Y.; two daughters, Jane R. Yerdon of Pownal and Tempey L. Cooper of Bennington; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Leonard Wells of North Bennington; two sisters Betty Ann Church of Bennington and Beatrice Sumner of South Carolina; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ms. Cooper was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers Annie Wells, Mizzeler Wells, Howard Wells and Joseph Wells.
The funeral will be held from the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Michael Morneault, pastor of the Center White Creek Baptist Church, officiating.
Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.
Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Should friends desire contributions in memory of Ms. Cooper may be made to either the Bennington Area Home Health Agency or Hospice of Bennington County through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
G. Daniel Wilkie
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- G. Daniel "Butch" Wilkie, of Hudson Street, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at his home.
He was the former husband of Mary Jane Casey Wilkie.
Born Sunday, Jan. 19, 1941, in Cambridge, he was a son of George P. and Grace Luddy Wilkie.
A graduate of Cambridge Central School, class of 1960, he served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966.
A union electrician, Mr. Wilkie worked out of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Troy Local.
Due to poor health, he retired several years ago.
He lived in Hoosick Falls for many years and then moved to South Glens Falls.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and going to football games.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Cambridge; a member of Eagles Club, Aerie #2486 in South Glens Falls and Mohican Post #553 of the American Legion in South Glens Falls.
Survivors include three children, Aaron Wilkie of Concord, N.C., Bridget Foster of North Petersburgh, and Ailish Wilkie of South Boston; three siblings David Wilkie of Cambridge, Diane Wilkie of San Diego, Calif., and Douglas Wilkie of Troy and four grandchildren.
Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, June 29, 2001 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 11 a.m. at Saint Patrick's Church, 17 South Park Street, Cambridge.
Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Center Cambridge Road.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Cambridge Pee Wee Football in care of Ackley & Ross Funeral Home.
BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Irene F. Mayhew were held Tuesday, June 25, 2001 from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church where the liturgy of Christian death and burial was celebrated by Rev. Laurence M. Olszewski, c.s.c., pastor.
Organist was Donald McMahon and soloist was Monica Murray. Hymns offered during the Mass were "Be Not Afraid," "Here I Am Lord," "On Eagles Wings" and "Ave Maria."
The scriptural readings were offered by a grandson, Douglas Mayhew.
The offertory gifts were presented by grandsons, Michael Mayhew and Dwight Mayhew. Grandson, Richard Mayhew offered the eulogy.
Acolytes serving the mass were Valmore Clifford, Charles Gould, Gerald Amadon and Leonard Anzivino.
Bearers were Douglas Mayhew, Michael Mayhew, Dwight Mayhew and Richard Mayhew.
Honorary Bearers from St. Anne's Society were Therese Agliere, Doris Bourgeois, Doris Boutin, Rachael Kinney, Edith LeRay and Marie Ray.
Burial took place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery
with Father Olszewski offering the committal prayers.
Father Olszewski offered the vigil service at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday evening and members of St. Anne's Society offered the recitation of the rosary.
Mrs. Mayhew, widow of John Henry Mayhew, died June 23 at Centers for Living and Rehabilitation.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home.
Frank A. Reynolds Sr.
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Frank Albert Reynolds, Sr., died early Thursday morning, Aug. 2, 2001, at his home on Wilder Avenue.
He was born July 27, 1915 in Hoosick Falls to the late Frank M. Reynolds and Amelia Keln-Reynolds who resided on Jackson Street.
Frank married Marguerite G. Brown on Dec. 7, 1946 in Schuylerville, N.Y. Marguerite died Dec. 6, 1994.
Mr. Reynolds is survived by his five children; Sandra Biddlecome of Phoenixville, Pa., Frank A. Reynolds. Jr., Gloria J. Reynolds, Mary A. Reynolds and Mark V. Reynolds, all of Hoosick Falls; four grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Delong of West Sand Lake, N.Y., and a brother, Howard Reynolds, of Wells.
Frank A. Reynolds, Sr., attended Hoosick Falls public schools and served in the U.S. Navy from October 1933 to October 1937.
He served on the New Orleans, a 10,000 ton anti-aircraft cruise ship that was newly commissioned in 1934.
From 1938 to 1941, Frank worked primary as a machinist and a plastic tool and die maker with Specialty Insulation, Hoosick Falls and for various companies in Los Angeles, Calif. In 1941, he began working for the aircraft industry including: Vega Aircraft Co., in Burbank, Calif.; Sikorsky Aircraft, in Stanford, Conn.; Douglas Aircraft work service in Africa Project 19; and in India for Hindustan Aircraft Ltd. as the American supervisor in charge of the tool department under the U.S. Army until October 1945.
In lndia, Project 19 was secret during World War II and was of vital importance to the Allied Victory.
Frank A. Reynolds Sr. was one of a handful of adventurous, hand-picked, highly skilled Americans who voluntarily left their homes to travel halfway around the world to remote corners of Africa and Asia to establish the Douglas Aircraft Company's Overseas projects, Navy code named "Project 19" and "Cedar," for the U.S. Army and War Department.
He received letters of appreciation for his service in the Manufacturing Division of Douglas Aircraft Company Project 19 during 1942 and l943 for emergency aircraft work in "helping to put one hundred fighter craft into service." The manager of Project 19 said the services rendered by Mr. Reynolds assisted materially in "keeping 'em flying."
In September 1955, two generations of tool and die makers with 70 years of combined experience in the business started Reynolds Tool & Die Co., lnc. in North Hoosick.
Frank A. Reynolds Sr. was president and general manager of this enterprise.
At its inception, his father, Frank M. Reynolds, and his younger brother, Howard Reynolds, were closely associated with the business and supervised operations in the shop. Reynolds Tool & Die was an outgrowth of the Specialty In Manufacturing Co. tool room where he, his father and brother had previously worked Reynolds Tool & Die, Co., Inc. until July 2000.
Frank A. Reynolds Sr., was an active member and senior warden at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, past president and board member at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, and an active member and past president of Kiwanis. He was also a member of the Society for Plastic Engineers.
Friends may call at the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home in Hoosick Falls, Sunday, Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Monday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m.
Burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through the funeral home to the Hoosick Falls Rescue Squad, the Hoosick Falls Health Center, or St. Mark's Church.
Joseph, Quaker Hill
August 2, 1924 - October 12, 2002
Waterford Joseph James DiGangi, 78, of 5 May Avenue, Quaker Hill, died at home early on Saturday morning after a long battle with cancer.
He was born August 2, 1924 in Norwich, the son of Francesco and Annunziata Perrone DiGangi, formerly of 62 Division St.
He graduated from Norwich Free Academy and also attended Bryant Business College.
Mr. DiGangi served his country during WWII as a 3rd class petty officer, storekeeper, in the U.S. Navy in Italy and Algiers from July 1943 to May 1945.
He was employed for 36 years as a clerk at the Norwich Post Office.
Following his retirement from the post office, he became a custodian in the East Lyme school system.
He was a member of the Norwich Elks Club. He enjoyed gardening, opera, cooking, bowling, long walks in the arboretum and being with his family.
In 1975 he traveled with his family to Italy where he was able to visit the birthplace of his parents in Tusa, Sicily.
He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
Mr. DiGangi is survived by his wife Marion DiGangi, whom he married in November, 1967; stepchildren, Virginia Lawrence of Kennebunk, Maine, Joyce Springsteel of Mystic; Jeff Lawrence of Key West, Fla.; a brother, Ernest DiGangi of Gales Ferry; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was predeceased by siblings Philippa, Angelo, James, Rose, Frances, Mary Margaret, and John; and a stepson, James Lawrence.
The funeral will assemble at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, and proceed to a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10 A.M. Interment will follow the Mass in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norwich.
Calling hours are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Connecticut, 179 Gallivan Lane, Uncasville, CT 06382.