In Memoriam – Spring 2020
Our deepest condolences on behalf of the entire Camp Dudley and Kiniya community.
#5281 David Coffin, 97, of Exeter, NH, died December 22, 2019. Dave came to Dudley in 1941 as a camper and Leader, and was a member of the Dudley Board of Managers from 1962-‘66. The former Chairman of the Classics Department at Phillips Exeter Academy, he taught Latin and Greek there for 34 years. Dave graduated from Hotchkiss then Yale in 1942, becoming a Naval intelligence officer/Japanese language interpreter. He returned to Yale graduate school, receiving an MA in 1947, and a 1948 Kellogg Fellowship to King’s College, Cambridge, England for doctoral work. There he met Rosemary H. Baldwin; they were married in 1949. After three years as an instructor in Classics at Smith College, where his two children, Sarah D. and Peter D. were born, he went to Phillips Exeter Academy, remaining for the rest of his professional career. He was a lifelong summer resident at the Ausable Club in the Adirondacks, becoming an avid climber and a 46er. He continued climbing until after his ascent of Mount Marcy at the age of 80. He returned annually to the Adirondacks, at the Ausable Club, on whose board he later served. He also served as a longtime board member, Vice-President and President of The Adirondack Trail Improvement Society (ATIS). His athletic interests included hiking, leading the Exeter Outing Club on many of his NH climbs, and tennis, which he coached at Exeter and played until age 91. Organizations in the Exeter area which benefited from his advisory presence included the Hampton Falls (NH) Planning Board (Vice-Chairman), The Yale Club of New Hampshire, (Past President), The Rockingham Land Trust board (Chairman), and Christ Church, Exeter vestry. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary (2011), and survived by his daughter Sarah (Thomas O’Connor) and son #10068 Peter (Eleanore).
#5776 Robert John Entenman, 90, of Hudson, OH, passed away on December 3, 2019. Bob attended Camp in 1938 where he embraced “The Other Fellow First” motto. He took pride in being the father of past board member #19976 Holly Kennedy. He grew up in Crestwood, NY, graduating from The Hill School in 1946 and from Cornell in 1951 with a Master’s in Chemical Engineering. He then joined the Army and served in the Korean War. He started with Hooker Chemical Company in Niagara Falls, NY, then moved to Ohio where he held senior management and sales positions at various chemical companies including the Flood Company in Hudson, OH, where he lived for over sixty-five years. Bob was known for his enthusiasm, positive attitude, and boisterous spirit of fun. He loved sports, travel and was a great volunteer in his community. Bob was the husband of the late Ann (Winklepleck, nee Perkins) Entenman, and loving father of Holly (Entenman) (Hal) Kennedy, Fred Entenman, and Robert J Entenman Jr. (Athina) who predeceased him, and to Ann’s children John (Nancy) Winklepleck and Amy (David) McNamara; his grandchildren #17976 John Kennedy (Amanda Moreland), #20376 Sarah, and #20076 Anne Kennedy, Jillian, Carey, Liam, and Colleen Entenman, and Chloe and Alexander Entenman of London, and Ann’s grandchildren Lee Winklepleck Figora (Luke), Anne McNamara (David Borowick), Christina McNamara (John Hooper), and Julie McNamara and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Alfred Morris Entenman, Jr. and sister Phyllis Entenman McLaughlin.
#5866 Dr. Douglas “Stocky” Smith, 90, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on June 2, 2019. Doug came to Camp in 1939. He shared a recollection with #7381 Paul Lutz in 2014 as he was preparing for a Dudley Low Number gathering in Atlanta: “There was a time when only three Atlanta alumni existed. My dad #1683 Randolph ‘Bill’ Smith, my brother #5865 Randy, and myself. My dad was at camp 1909-1919 and Chief Beckman was in charge then and throughout our years 1939-1946. I was called ‘Georgia’ and my brother was ‘Randy.’” Bob graduated from Boys High School and then UNC Chapel Hill, where he ran track. He attended Emory Medical School and later served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Dekalb General Hospital. Doug loved his family and supported his children and grandchildren in all their endeavors. He felt that medical attention was personal, sewing up many a cut on the kitchen table or meeting at his office during off-hours for a quick x-ray and cast if necessary. He never turned any patient away, hence the nickname by his patients as “Dr. Do-Good.” He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Carol Cole Smith, daughters and sons-in-law Terry Smith Henritze (Fred) of Atlanta, Laurie Smith of Denver, CO, and Suzanne Smith Haverty (Ben) of Atlanta, ten grandchildren, four granddaughters-in-law, three grandsons-in-law, and ten great-grandchildren.
#6102 M. Cabell Woodward, 90, of Rye, NY, passed away on October 26, 2019. Cab came to Camp in 1940 and was a leader in the mid-1940s through 1950. His character and values were influenced by his years at Dudley, learning the lessons of honorable actions, “The Other Fellow First,” and building diversity in community. He joined the Board in 1955 and served through the early 1970s. At age 15, he was Dudley’s youngest leader. The counselors claimed that it was his height and maturity that landed him the job. Cab joked, “No one else was available because of the war, so they were stuck with me.” At age 84, Cab Woodward was honored with the Camp Dudley “Man of the Year Award,” given for a lifetime of accomplishment. A distinguished business leader, revered colleague, and friend, his warmth, personality, intelligence, and humor drew admiration and friendship across the globe. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he moved to New Rochelle, NY, where he graduated high school. He received a BA in History from Princeton in 1951 and joined the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. While stationed at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, he met and then married Helen Boushee of Wilmington, NC. They moved to New York City, where Cab’s finance career began at Hanover Bank and where he earned an MBA at NYU. In 1961, Cab was made an Assistant Treasurer at the Continental Baking Company in Harrison, NY, where he quickly rose to President and CEO. In 1978, he joined the ITT Corporation as an Executive Vice President and CFO, a few years after Continental was acquired. He remained Vice Chairman at ITT until his retirement in 1993. Cab then became involved again in providing scholarships for underprivileged children, and enjoyed playing paddle tennis, bridge, and golf in his spare time. He joined the United States Seniors Golf Association where he was elected President and received the William Campbell Award. He would also frequent weekly lacrosse and basketball games and wrestling matches, rooting his grandsons to victory and watching dance recitals for his granddaughter. Cab’s sense of humor was a joy to all who came in contact with him. His storytelling, whether at meetings, meals, or podiums, was proof of his gift as a great communicator. Cab and Helen Woodward were married for 46 years. Mrs. Woodward died in June 2000. Their oldest daughter, Margaret, died last year. Cab is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Anne Boucher and husband Jeb of Harrison, NY; four grandchildren, #16871 Hayden Boucher of New York City, #17071 Peter Boucher (partner Jennie) of Larchmont, NY, #18201 Thomas Cary Boucher of Denver, CO, and Katherine Kiarsis (husband Jeff) of Port Chester, NY; by his brother, #7071 Cary Woodward of Baltimore, MD, and his wife, Peggy; two nieces, Clarkson Woodward and Marshall Woodward; and a great-grandson, Miles Boucher. His longtime companion, April Vehslage, also survives him.
#6409 Ray Close, of Princeton, NJ, passed away on November 1, 2019. He attended Camp in 1942, along with his two brothers #6107 Ralph and #6217 Arthur. A loyal Dudleyite, Ray received his 75-year pin in 2017. He graduated from Princeton University in 1951 and spent his career with the Central Intelligence Agency. He was an Arab affairs specialist with the CIA for 26 years and then an independent consultant on the region. He and his wife, Martha (Marty), spent 37 years in Arab or Muslim countries, including Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. He served as the Saudi Arabia Station Chief of the CIA for many years. In retirement, Ray and Marty moved back to the U.S. in the early 1980s, creating Ruscombe Farm in Clarke County, VA, where they lived for twenty years. They then moved back to Princeton, where they had last lived in 1943 and where the two met in elementary school. Ray was an avid Princeton sports fan, especially fond of lacrosse. They had two sons, John Weir Close and Kenneth Harold Close (Elizabeth) and five grandchildren: Tarquin, Kendall, Raymond, Courtney, and William and one great-granddaughter, Waverly Rae Thornton-Close. Ray’s wife Marty passed away on April 30, 2019.
#6629 Robert Carithers Duncan Jr., 90, of Princeton, NJ, passed away November 25, 2019. He attended Camp in 1942 at age 13. Bob was born in Washington, DC, grew up in Chevy Chase, MD, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in the District of Columbia in 1947. He received his BA from Union College in 1951 and his MA in Physics from Cornell University in 1958. He worked as a research physicist for many years at RCA Laboratories in Princeton before retirement in 1987. He was a home handyman, tennis player, storyteller, educator, sailor and Maryland crab picker at the family cottage on the Potomac River in Southern Maryland. Bob married his high school sweetheart and wife of 67 years, Helen Sheppard Duncan in 1952, and raised their family in Princeton. Bob was a strong volunteer, member of the Princeton Housing Group, active in the equal rights movement and a member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church, the Princeton Y and local Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Helen; his four children and their families: Rob, Jennifer, Amy Cameron, and Natalie Duncan; David, Valerie, Jennifer, Sarah (Turner), Katie, Cameron, Ashley (Webb) and Grayson Duncan; Carol, Elizabeth and Christopher Quin; and Karen, Chris, Stach, Jana, Rye and Li Jaran; much-loved spouses and significant others of several of his grandchildren; Bryan Mitnaul and his children David and Todd.
#6698 Ambassador William Green Miller, 88, passed away September 22, 2019, at home near Alexandria, VA. Born in Manhattan, he spent his childhood in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he attended public school. At Camp in the early 1940s, he was a close friend of #6420 Stirling Aldrich and #6921 Bob Dehlendorf, the “MAD Trio” (“M.A.D.”). He graduated from Trinity School in Manhattan, and Williams College in 1953. A Tyng Scholar, he studied English Literature at Magdalen College Oxford University, and poetry at Harvard University. Miller rose to the highest levels of national public service in the U.S. Foreign Service, as staff to Senator John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky, as Staff Director of three Senate Committees, as a special envoy, and ultimately, Ambassador to Ukraine. He believed deeply in the genius of the U.S. Constitution, the separation of powers and the importance of freedom of speech and opportunity. Miller helped end the Vietnam War, limit nuclear weapons, and establish oversight of U.S. intelligence agencies. Throughout his career, he worked in close partnership with his beloved Suzanne. He expressed himself best through his poetry, collected in “Wreath of Friends.” He loved to travel the globe and then return to his homes in Alexandria, VA, and Little Compton, RI. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Suzanne Lisle Miller, and his sons William Lisle of Washington, DC, and Christopher Green (Catherine) of Arlington, VA. He is also survived by his four granddaughters, Caroline, Claire, Nina and Emily, and his brother Dr. Arthur Green Miller.
#6841 Gustave Vicary “Vic” Mahler, 88, of Sarasota, FL, passed away on April 10, 2019. He came to camp in 1943. Vic attended Amherst College where he was a two-sport athlete and graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In 1955, Vic received his MBA from Harvard Business School. That same year, Vic married his high school sweetheart, Janet Landis, and was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Finance Corps. He started his career at Glatfelter Paper Company in York, PA, after completing his service in 1958. Seeking to be closer to family in metropolitan New York, Vic and Janet moved to Tarrytown, NY, where Vic began helping financially distressed companies. His boss at the time, Fred P. Murphy, enlisted Vic to evaluate a small telecommunications company in Stamford, NY. After assessing the company’s viability, Vic dedicated the next 30 years to restructuring and then growing that company, Audiosears Corporation, and subsequently acquiring Catskill Craftsmen Incorporated. Vic and Janet eventually moved to Oneonta, NY, where they received the Outstanding Citizens of Otsego County Award for their volunteer service and local philanthropy. Vic and Janet retired to Sarasota, FL, in 1991. Vic is survived by his wife, Janet, sons Jeff (Amy) of Evergreen, CO, #12859 David (Elizabeth) of Sarasota, FL, #13582 Mark (Melissa) of Lake Mary, FL, and daughter Sarah (Mike) of DeBary, FL, six grandchildren, a brother, Keith (Gayle), a brother-in-law, Bud Weylman, several nieces and a nephew.
#7198 Radford Stone, 86, passed away March 29, 2017, in New Canaan, CT. Born in San Francisco, he graduated from Rye High School and Harvard College, class of 1951. He was a longtime senior advertising executive, working at Ogilvy & Mather, McCaffrey & McCall, and the Cable Advertising Bureau. He was a four-time Emmy-Award-winning producer of the animated children’s education series, “Schoolhouse Rock,” later serving as president. He helped start up Channel 79, New Canaan’s cable channel, and was a member of the Poinsettia Club and Field Club of New Canaan, the New Canaan Men’s Club, the New York Racquet Club and the Harvard Club of New York. He was also a major volunteer for many years at the ABC House of New Canaan. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Wendy, his children #12474 Ian and Charlotte Stone, and five grandchildren, Ben, Sophie, Zander, Nick, and Adam.
#8772 James Fewlass, Columbus OH, passed away November 29, 2019, at age 78. James was at Camp in 1954 and 1955. Born in New York City, he grew up in the Bronx and Brooklyn before moving to Utica, NY. He was a graduate of Colgate University where he sang in the chapel choir and Glee Club. He met Mary Day Gibbs who managed the Simmons College Glee Club at a joint concert in 1962 and they were married in Boston in 1963. They lived in New York City where he completed a Master of Divinity degree at Union Theological Seminary while teaching and working with teenagers. He completed a Master’s in Education at Boston State Teachers College and then taught in the Roxbury section of Boston, serving for over 30 years. He also earned a Master’s in Computers in Education from Lesley University. He became assistant principal at the Ohrenberger School in West Roxbury, from which he retired in 2004. James had a lifelong involvement with music and a passion for model railroading. He is survived by his wife, Mary Day; daughter, Katharine Day Fewlass (Helmer); and grandchildren, Trenton and Madeline Helmer and Isabella Pena.
#9101 Marshall “Pete” Lamison, 85, passed away on November 9, 2019, in Lilburn, GA. Pete was first at Camp from 1956-’58, 1962-’63 and again in 1966. He brought enormous enthusiasm and fun competitiveness to his role as a team coach in the Junior Division. #8665 Dr. Mike McCutcheon recalls, “His coaching tactics were crafty and his battles epic.” His three stepsons #10785 Brent, #10705 Scott and #10706 Stephan Thompson also attended Camp. Pete and wife Billie Jo also spent a month with #8070 Ben and #13326 Pam Nelson at their cottages for several recent summers leading up to CDA Reunions. Pete is survived by his wife Billie Jo Lamison, 4244 Russet Ct. SW, Lilburn, GA 30047-3346.
#9321 Peter Orrick, 73, passed away in Vero Beach, FL. Peter was born in Syracuse, NY, and grew up in Darien, CT, attending Camp in 1958. He graduated from the Millbrook School, class of 1964 and graduated from Syracuse University in 1971 with a BS degree from the Newhouse School. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon DKE fraternity. Peter spent two years in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1968-1970. He enjoyed 30 years in advertising and marketing with Benton & Bowles, NY, Ally & Gargano, NY, and Young & Rubicam, and corporate marketing positions in Connecticut. In 1990, Peter became a Principal of Riverside Promotions, a Wilton-based Promotion Agency. In 1998, Peter moved with his family to Vero Beach, FL, where he worked in marketing, real estate sales, and development. He enjoyed opera, blues, target shooting at the range, traveling, laughing, and spending time with friends. Peter is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cindy, and sons, #16903 Peter, Jr. of Denver, CO, and #17821 Preston of Charlotte, NC.
#10312 Gerald A. Ardolino, Sr., 83, passed away in Reading, MA. Born and raised in Somerville, he was a Medford resident for 30 years. Jerry enjoyed a long career as a dining service director. For ten years, 1965-1975 he was director of food service for Dudley. He is remembered for his fresh bread and rolls, amazing desserts, his wide smile and rich Boston accent. Jerry had a long relationship with Camp and was honored for his dedication to the organization. He was a director in the Dining Service Department at Harvard University for 43 years and once retired, he worked with the Spaulding Brick Co. for many years. The beloved father of #10436 Gerald A. Ardolino, Jr. (Kimberly) of Somerville, Darlene MacMillan (late husband John) of Swampscott, Donna Pasciuto (companion John Shipley) of Salem, Lisa Tremonte (Charles) of Somerville, Jeff Ardolino (Maria) of Tampa, FL, and the late Carol Irwin. He was a loving grandfather to David and his wife Mandy, Ryan, Kristen, Matthew, Ashley and her husband Patrick, Marc and his fiancée Jennifer, Dean, Jeffrey, Timothy and his wife Selena, Briana and Nicholas. He was a loving great-grandfather to Riley, Willa, Aubrey and Hayes. Gerry was a dear brother to Charles, Marguerite DeLeo, Adele Morrow, the late Theresa Hurley, Alexander and James Ardolino, and Ethel Rego. He was a devoted companion to Barbara Cashman of Cambridge and is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. Jerry also leaves his lifelong friends James and Ruth Covino.
#22079 Elizabeth Mettler Growney of Upper Nyack, NY, passed away on August 14, 2019. Betsy attended Camp Kiniya in the late 1940s. Her two brothers, #7575 Tom and #9073 Jim Mettler, her father #3709 Tom, two of her sons, #10953 Edward and #10954 Ken, and a nephew #12439 Christopher Mettler all attended Camp Dudley. Betsy was born in Blauvelt, NY, was raised in the Nyacks, and after college came back to reside in Upper Nyack for 56 years. She graduated from Nyack High School in 1955, attended Centenary University, and then spent two years at Dartmouth College where she was instrumental in running several businesses. She then spent three years at Harvard University where she was treasurer of the Harvard Law Wives and received a PHT. In Nyack, she raised five boys and was treasurer of Grace Church’s Thrift Shop for more than 35 years. She also loved refereeing for girl’s and women’s field hockey, officiating many high school and college games. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, E. Michael Growney, and their five sons: Edward (Tracey), Ken (Rhonda), Jeff (Page), Kevin (Tracy), and Brian (Johanna); she is also survived by nine grandchildren: Thomas, Ted, Mettler, Eric, Elizabeth, Brynne, Cameron, Cooper, and Tucker. In addition, she is survived by her brother Jim (Ellie), nieces Samantha and Lizzy, and nephew Chris. She is predeceased by her brother Tom.
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Richard M. Olcott, 96, of Elizabethtown, NY, passed away November 22, 2019. Dick served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946, stationed in Pearl Harbor. He then worked for Republic Steel in Mineville, NY, and as a New York State Forest Ranger for 27 years. He knew the Adirondack trails like no other. A 46er many times over, he was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman and made the best venison stew you could imagine. He married Alice Alphonse in 1949. She predeceased him in May 1997. They raised two sons, #10296 Richard Foster Olcott of Elizabethtown, NY, and #10691 David Roy Olcott of Oxford, GA. He is survived by his sons and their wives, #24196 Gay Olcott and Christi Olcott respectively; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Brad) Batty of Redford, NY. #14962 Joshua (Jennifer) Olcott of Elizabethtown, NY, #17535 Joy (Patrick) Borrette of Morrisonville, NY, Jessie (Nick) Pepe of Keene, NY, and #17113 Jared (Stacey Lapierre) Olcott of Elizabethtown, NY. He is also survived by his loving great-grandchildren: Elliot and Noah Batty, #24162 Emma and Kaya Olcott, Olive and Stark Borrette, Senna, Ava and Hera Pepe, and Grayson Foster Olcott. He is also survived by several nephews and nieces, as well as his sisters-in-law, Santina Trybendis and Betty Vanderhoof. Said Josh, “He lived the Dudley motto through and through, and taught me how important the top of a mountain was. He will always be our real-life hero.”
Walter “Red” Yeatts Howson Jr., Richmond, VA, passed away on October 17, 2019, at the age of 77. Red was born in 1942 in Bryn Mawr, PA, the oldest child of Walter Y. Howson Sr. and Elizabeth B. Howson. He grew up in Wayne, PA, and was a much-loved class president and “key man” at The Haverford School. He earned a B.A. in History from Yale University and a diploma from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. His career in commercial banking and international and institutional investment sales—later, career management—kept him on the road, but he still managed to attend countless ball games, dance recitals, plays, piano and debate competitions, prom send-offs, spelling bees and graduations of his children. Red’s life forever impacted his wife, Barbara Carr Howson (daughter of #2621 Lee K. Carr); sister, Elizabeth Meredith Howson Cox, and husband, John Cox of Litchfield, CT.; son, #13024 David Carr Howson of Westport, NY; son, #13354 Michael Yeatts Howson and daughter-in-law, Ritsuko Howson of Clarksburg, MD; daughter, Lesley Howson Bruno and son-in-law, James Bruno of Richmond, VA; daughter, Susan Leigh Howson, of Richmond, VA, as well as her partner, Marcus Shrock. He had four grandchildren: #20354 Sachi Nicole Howson and #21654 Miki Carol Howson, both of Clarksburg, MD,
#25721 Archie Carr DiNunzio and Georgia Bea Bruno, both of Richmond, VA. Nephew #13088 Scott Carr served on the K-Crew and grand-nephew #17648 Stephen Kane was also a camper. A memorial service was held at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, Midlothian, VA, on November 1, 2019.