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In Memoriam

Our deepest condolences on behalf of the entire Camp Dudley and Kiniya community.

In Memoriam - Fall 2022

#4918 William (Bill) Denhard, Peabody, MA, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2022. He was 101, believed to be the oldest alum connected to Camp. Read more about his rich, full life here. Bill was a camper from 1932 to 1934 and returned as a leader in 1939 in Danielson and 1940 and 1941 in Beal. From 1939 through 1941 he was the Photography Editor for the Last Whistle and had a leadership role in the Camera Club. Bill was pleased to have received both his 50 and 75-year pins from Camp. 

 

Bill was born in 1920 and grew up in Flushing and Bayside, NY. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from MIT. Much of his career was spent at the MIT Instrumentation Lab (later the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory). As Head of the Air Force Programs Department, Bill worked with a team of committed and talented support staff, engineers, and technicians to design, build, and test what were, and still may be, the world’s most reliable and accurate gyroscopes. These engineering achievements contributed greatly to the success of the MX missile guidance systems.

 

Bill was married to Barbara for 69 years until she passed away in 2016. They enjoyed many family gatherings and vacations. They traveled widely through the years. Bill is survived by three sons, Craig Denhard (Tammy), George Denhard (Flory) and Bruce Denhard (Karin); three grandchildren, Adam Denhard (Lexi), Mollie Denhard, and CJ Denhard.

#6976 Dr. James Hastings died peacefully at home on September 4, 2022. Jim attended Camp in 1944 as a leader in Poly. Camp Dudley and the Boy Scouts fostered a lifelong love of the outdoors and remained near and dear to his heart. For more about Jim’s life, click here.

 

Jim grew up in Montclair, NJ, joining the Navy after attending Haverford College for a year. After two years of service, Jim returned to Haverford and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then enrolled in the surgery program at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. There he met nursing student Margaret (Peg) Ross, whom he married in 1954 after graduation. Jim joined Princeton Medical Group, moving to Princeton, NJ, where he and Peg raised their four children. 

 

Always generous with his time and resources, Jim volunteered for the Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland and for the Indian Health Services in Fort Defiance, AZ. He was active at Nassau Presbyterian Church and narrated many medical texts made available through Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.

 

During his medical career, Jim served for many years on various local, state, and national cancer task forces and committees, including the American Cancer Society National Task Force on Colorectal Cancer. He taught as Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers Medical School until 1988.

Family and community were central to Jim and Peg’s life together. They raised their four children in Princeton, enjoying time in the Poconos and at Rivermede, their farm in the Adirondacks. 

 

Jim is predeceased by his parents and sister. He is survived by his wife, Peg, and children Nancy Zatzman (Jerry), #10788 Alan (Teresa Davis), Robert (#17900 Fritz Sabbow), #12242 Nick (Kim Mrazek), and grandchildren Josh, Sam, Julianne, #21642 Noah, #22642 Caleb, and Nina.

#7075 James F. Caird, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022. Jim spent many years during the 1940s at Camp Dudley, often staying for the entire summer. The 1946 Last Whistle reveals his nickname as “Peanuts” and that he was known to have the “biggest ears on campus.” 

 

Jim was born in Troy, NY, graduating from the Albany Academy for Boys. He later attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges, graduating with a BA in History. Following his induction into the US Army and serving at Ft. Dix, NJ, Jim entered the MBA program at Columbia University. You can read more about Jim’s life here.

 

Jim took a position with an Insurance Broker in California, and in 1968 opened his own insurance agency, AIS (Auto Insurance Specialists). He was a cofounder of the Big Insurance Group and was very involved politically with the Insurance Commissioner and the Governor of California. Having built the business into the largest privately held Personal Lines Insurance business in the country, Jim sold the company in 1997 and retired to Ft. Lauderdale. 

 

In Florida, Jim and wife Cindy were active in philanthropy, with the support of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. By far his greatest pleasure was sharing cruises with friends on his boat, which sailed throughout the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and the Pacific coast.

 

Camp Dudley always held special memories for Jim, and it was a powerful element in creating the man he became. He will not be forgotten by anyone who knew and loved him. 

 

Jim is survived by Cindy, his wife of 32 years, son Pete, and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by son James Jr.

#7131 John Thomas MacMahon, Greenville, SC, passed from this life on October 19, 2021. Tom, as he was known at Camp, spent the summer of 1945 in Colgate, a Plebe cabin. Tom remained a friend through the years. His son, #13233 John MacMahon, came to Camp in 1982. Born in Asheville, NC, Tom served his country in the US Air Force and retired from Gibbs Wire and Steel Company. In addition to his son, Tom is survived by his wife, Sophie Walcott MacMahon. Tom’s obituary is here.

 

Tom was born in Keene Valley, NY, and received a BS in Education from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1961. Early in his career, Tom’s love of skiing took him to Shaker Village in MA where he was an instructor. It was there that he met his fellow instructor and love of his life, Judith Ripley. Read more about Tom’s life here.

 

Tom served in the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, flying as a navigator on B-52’s and as a member of the airborne alert missions. He was promoted to Captain before his honorable discharge in 1968. 

 

Following his service, Tom resumed his teaching career. He spent 30 years teaching at Stanford Street School in Glens Falls, NY. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, served on the board of the YMCA, and was an officer of the Queensbury Tennis and Swim Club. 

 

In retirement, Tom enjoyed traveling and spending summers on Granite Lake, eventually relocating there full-time. He was a Lake Host, treasurer of the tennis association, and active member of the Nelson Congregational Church. 

 

In addition to his wife Judy, Tom is survived by his son Derek (Christine) and sons, his daughter Debbie Collins (Daniel) and sons, and his brother #8796 Richard (Janet) and their four children.



#7593 George Thompson (“Tom”) Walton, Stoddard, NH, passed away at his Granite Lake home on May 24, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Tom first attended Camp in 1947, staying until 1957. He was a leader from 1960-1962, and had a long tenure as a staff member in charge of the boathouse, where he oversaw operations and taught canoeing, sailing, and water safety. Tom received his 50-year pin in recognition of his service to Dudley. Tom’s father, #7592 George, was a member of the staff from 1947-1958 and brother #8796 Richard also attended Camp. 

 

Tom was born in Keene Valley, NY, and received a BS in Education from SUNY Plattsburgh in 1961. Early in his career, Tom’s love of skiing took him to Shaker Village in MA where he was an instructor. It was there that he met his fellow instructor and love of his life, Judith Ripley. Read more about Tom’s life here.

 

Tom served in the Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, flying as a navigator on B-52’s and as a member of the airborne alert missions. He was promoted to Captain before his honorable discharge in 1968. 

 

Following his service, Tom resumed his teaching career. He spent 30 years teaching at Stanford Street School in Glens Falls, NY. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, served on the board of the YMCA, and was an officer of the Queensbury Tennis and Swim Club. 

 

In retirement, Tom enjoyed traveling and spending summers on Granite Lake, eventually relocating there full-time. He was a Lake Host, treasurer of the tennis association, and active member of the Nelson Congregational Church. 

 

In addition to his wife Judy, Tom is survived by his son Derek (Christine) and sons, his daughter Debbie Collins (Daniel) and sons, and his brother #8796 Richard (Janet) and their four children.

#7821 Donald Frank, West Palm Beach, FL, passed away on July 12, 2022. Don was first at camp in 1949 as a junior in Teale Lodge; the following year he was a senior in Union Lodge. He received his 50-year pin in 2009. His online obituary is here if you’d like to read more about Don’s life and service.

 

Don was born in Gloversville, NY, graduating from Gloversville High School before receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester. At Rochester he was a member of the Naval ROTC and subsequently served as an officer on the USS deHaven. After his service, Don began a career in sales, and he and his wife Sally welcomed their two sons, Andrew and Ian. In 1973, when the family settled in Skaneateles Don started his own firm, Unemployment Tax Council (known now as People Systems). The company is now in its 47th year, serving customers nationwide. 

In 1988 Don met Janet Bertling through a mutual friend. They eventually married, enjoying traveling and hosting friends at their home. Don loved to fly his airplane, play golf, and socialize with family, friends, and colleagues. 

 

Don is survived by his wife Janet, his sons #12308 Andrew (Colleen) and #13308 Ian (Eve), his grandchildren #23308 Griffin, #23508 Devin, #24208 Erin, and Alex, his sister Carol O’Keefe, his stepchildren, step granddaughter, and stepson-in-law. He was predeceased by his stepson Kurt Hornung.

#7973 Timothy (“Tim”) Barnett, of Saratoga Springs and Westport, NY, died at home on August 29, 2022 after a long illness. He first attended Camp in 1950 as a Cub in Poly, moving through the ranks until he served as an Aide in Beckman in 1954. For more information about Tim’s life, see his obituary here.

 

Tim attended Westport Central School, the Riverdale Country School, the Stockbridge School, and Middlebury College. After serving in the US Army and on the Army ski patrol in Germany, Tim completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He met Claire while working for the New York City-based Louis Harris opinion polling firm. In 1972, the couple moved to the Adirondacks, where Tim was invited to be the founding executive director of the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. 

 

Tim leaves a legacy written across northern New York’s landscape. He deployed his arsenal of high spirits and good fellowship to create and lead a highly effective land conservation organization, bridge gaps between opponents, run back-to-back marathons, and, later, meet 25 years of physical paralysis with grace. He attributed all his achievements to others: his Adirondack mentors, his Board of Trustees, and the people he hired, whom he considered his greatest contributions to the Adirondacks. Tim negotiated the protection of tens of thousands of acres through conservation easements and purchase for addition to the Adirondack Forest Preserve for public use, including the iconic Camp Santanoni and Lake Lila projects.

 

In 1997, having protected 240,000 acres in the Adirondacks, Tim took a sabbatical with the World Bank’s Tien Shen Mountains Trans-Boundary Program to help build teams in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan to manage natural areas. It was during this time that he fell from his horse while riding into mountain villages, sustaining a severe spinal cord injury. Tim spent months recuperating in Switzerland after surgery; he credits his later quality of life to the support of the Nature Conservancy, the rehabilitation specialists at Kessler Institute in West Orange, NJ, and his wife Claire, founder of the Healthy Schools Network. 

Tim is survived by his wife Elizabeth Claire Lillis Barnett, sons #13550 Ian and #14550 Edward, six grandchildren, including #25550 Toby and #24650 Jackson, his brother #9676 Robby, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, the Life magazine editor and science writer #3550 Lincoln Barnett and his wife Hildegarde.

#9009 Charles “Chuck” Braxton, Meredith, NH, passed away on October 21, 2021. Chuck arrived at Camp as a second-half Cub in Rensselaer. He advanced from camper to a JL in 1961 and as a leader in Princeton and Amherst cabins in 1964 and 1965. Those interested may read his obituary here. Chuck was born in DeWitt, NY, and earned a BSENG with honors from Princeton and an MBA from Harvard. 

 

Chuck was a realtor with Roche Realty Group in Meredith for many years. Due to his overwhelming love for the outdoors, he focused on land sales of all size acreage throughout New Hampshire. Prior to his real estate career, he was Northeast region Vice President for Duke Energy’s energy services affiliate as well as an employee of Niagara Mohawk. 

 

Committed to the natural environment, Chuck was President of the Windy Waters Conservancy and a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Society for the Protection of NH Forests as well as the White Mountain Gateway Economic Development Corporation. He was a Credentialed Cooperative Director and had earned the NRECA Board Leadership Certificate.

 

Chuck is survived by his wife, Maggie, and their three grandchildren, Anthony, Alanna, and Aaliyah Robinson. He was predeceased by his daughter, Bree Louise Robinson.

#9615 Chris DeGroff passed away on March 26, 2022. Chris worked as a nighttime security guard at Camp from 2000-2006 and then again in 2009. He knew the properties of Camp and worked to keep the community safe and secure. Born in Elizabethtown, NY, Chris became a dedicated educator and coach, loving husband, and selfless father. He served his country during the VIetnam War, fighting as part of the 101st Airborne and the 1st Cavalry. He also was a faithful member of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. Chris loved to hike, canoe, hunt, and camp in his beloved Adirondacks. He is survived by his wife Dianna, his siblings Kurt, Ian, and Heide, his seven children: Robert, Erin, Cameron, Jesse, Julie, Todd, and Cyndee, his grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Read more about Chris’ life here.

#14516 Dr. John “Jack” F. Raycroft, Glastonbury, CT, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Prior) Raycroft, died on July 25, 2022. The life of John F. Raycroft, known more commonly as “Jack” and often just as “Doc,” is a story of family, friendship, and a deep love of community. Read more about his life here.

 

Following encouragement from brother-in-law #6056 Bill Prior, Jack first arrived at camp in 1987 as Camp Doctor and returned for many years as part of the medical team. He could often be seen sitting with his wife Betsy on the “heckle bench” inside the gate waiting for the flag to be raised or lowered. 

 

Jack was born in 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the late John F. and Ruth (Sherin) Raycroft. Jack’s father was Chief of Surgery at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and a significant influence in his life. After graduating from Syracuse University, Jack spent four years in the US Navy, rising to a Lieutenant, JG. After his service, he attended medical school at SUNY Downstate; his career in orthopedic surgery began with an internship and residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Jack helped found a fledgling group of orthopedic surgeons working out of Hartford, CT. He remained part of OAH and Hartford Hospital for over 50 years. During his career, Jack was associated with Newington Children’s Hospital, he spent time educating future surgeons at the University of Connecticut and Yale University, and he participated as a member and leader within the New England Orthopedic Society and the Yale Orthopedic Association. 

 

Jack and Betsy were married in 1956 in Syracuse, NY. They had four children while Jack’s career developed and they moved throughout Connecticut at that time. It wasn’t until they settled in South Glastonbury in 1967 that they found their home. 

 

Jack was engaged in a wide variety of community activities, generously contributing his time and knowledge. He was an avid golfer and tennis player, enjoyed the theater, birding, summers in the Adirondacks, and sharing a good, long story. 

 

He will be deeply missed by Betsy, his children, grandchildren, and many dear friends. Besides his wife he is survived by his children John F. Raycroft, Jr. (Laura), Kathleen B. Raycroft-Meyer (Peter), Theodore S. Raycroft (Audrey), Timothy W. Raycroft (Noelle) and eight grandchildren. Jack’s only sibling, David, passed away in 1982.

#21116 Susan “Shoshi” Satloff, of Westport, NY, passed away on August 16, 2022. Shoshi was a Dudley staff member from 2008-2011. Shoshi grew up on Long Island and attended SUNY Geneseo, where she sang with the Chamber Singers, played softball, and received certification in Elementary Education. For more about Shoshi’s life, see her obituary here.

 

After college graduation, Shoshi spent a year on an Israeli kibbutz and traveled throughout Europe and Scandinavia. She was fluent in many languages. Returning to the United States, Shoshi began her work as a teacher at Westport Central School until her retirement in 2018. She will be remembered as a kind, protective, and innovative teacher who introduced countless numbers of children to life-long learning. 

 

Shoshi trained many dogs to become companions to those with disabilities as well as to work with law enforcement. She also opened her home to numerous other dogs who needed her love and care. 

 

Shoshi spent many summers as the Assistant Technical Director at the Depot Theatre, often helping to introduce actors to the Adirondacks. She became part of the community she served, developing and tending to lifelong relationships. Shoshi went above and beyond for others to make their lives better. 

 

Shoshi will be remembered by her beloved Isgro/Melizzi/DeCamp families in Geneseo, NY, her fellow Chamber Singers, best friend Karen Razzano, and her adoptive families—the Kelley-Mudies and Jones/McCormick/Pastore/Weaver families of Westport, NY, and beyond.

#21289 Mack Martin, of Hailey, ID left this world and his loving family on August 2, 2022. Mack began his Dudley years in 2009 as a Cub in Syracuse Lodge, working his way through various leadership roles which culminated in 2016, when he was the Aides Experience leader. For more about Mack’s life, see his obituary here.

 

Mack had a passion for the Red Sox and Camp Dudley, which accompanied a vast knowledge and interest in history, politics, and geography. Connections made with wonderful coaches, counselors, friends, and teachers meant everything to him. The courage and commitment he gave during his short life was beyond compare. In Mack’s honor, give the gift of compassion by listening to others in need. 

 

Mack leaves behind his parents, Andrea and #12289 Scott, sisters #20409 Lily and #20989 Lucy, grandparents Donald and Missy Gove, as well as many loving friends, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

#22622 William Newbold, Chestnut Hill, PA, passed away at home on May 14, 2022. William came to Camp in 2012 and 2013 as a Junior in Beal Lodge and a Senior in St. Lawrence. He attended the College of Charleston. Read more about William’s life here.

 

Born in 1999, Will was humble, kind, and caring—a gentle soul loved by all who met him. He loved history, golf, reading, cooking, drawing, Legos, and movies. William was a natural athlete playing multiple sports and was the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Crew Team captain during his senior year. He adored his SAE fraternity brothers and friends at the College of Charleston, as well as his extended family, his brother Chase, sister Sam, and Oakley, the family’s dog. 

 

William is survived by his parents, Will and Leslie, his brother Chase and sister Samantha, his grandparents, aunts and uncles, and numerous cousins.

In Memoriam - Spring 2022

#5772 Lee Day Rose, Marshall, VA, passed away on January 9, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Janet Evans Rose. Lee attended Camp from 1937-1943 and was very pleased to have the ability to help other boys share in the experience of attending Dudley and all it has to offer. Lee’s father, #2596 Armand M. Rose was the first family member to come to Dudley. More about Lee’s life can be found here.

 

Lee was a retired farrier who specialized in founder and navicular disease, saving numerous horses and ponies from early retirement. With a passion for horses and riding, Lee could often be found riding throughout Fauquier County. Having grown up on the east end of Long Island, Lee was also an avid boater. 

 

Lee is survived by his two sons, Timothy (Vicky) and #12263 Scott (Patricia); his two sisters, Susan Potter and Aileen deVergie Zmuran; and grandchildren Christina, #25863 Evan, and #25763 Grant.

#7828 Bill Hallenbeck passed away peacefully on February 13, 2022. Bill was at Camp from 1949-1956, working his way from cub to leader. Bill continued his service to Camp as the CDA President from 1982-1985. Dudley was his true “home away from home.” Read more about Bill’s life here.

 

Bill was born in Glens Falls, NY, on November 8, 1938, and made his home there until he left for college. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and began his career in advertising with J. Walter Thompson and went on to work for several other ad agencies. He eventually used his skills and knowledge to work on a joint newspaper venture between the U.S. and Russia. He later became involved in the creation of communications networks as the age of technology presented itself with new possibilities. In his later years, Bill began a second career as an estate manager for several large properties in the Westchester County area. 

 

Bill was a long-time, faithful member of Stanwich Church. He was a kind and gentle man who exemplified 1 Cor. 13:4-8, “Love is patient, love is kind…” in his service and in his love of family and friends. 

 

Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia, his three children, #13320 Heather Titterton (Paul), #13990 Cathy Carlson (Mark), and #13440 Chris Hallenbeck (Lisa); his grandchildren, #23601 Sophia and #19667 P.J. Titterton, Emily, Sally, and Grace Carlson, and Lily and Charlotte Hallenbeck; and his siblings, #8504 Chris Hallenbeck and Hope Hall. He was predeceased by his sister Anne McWilliams.

#12186 Keith Smalls passed away suddenly on March 1, 2022. Keith attended Camp in 1977. #12188 Dennis Ryan recalls, “I started camp as a second-half junior in ’77. There was a kid in Allegheny second half from NYC named Keith Smalls. I remember him well because our cabins were teamed on the soapbox derby, and he and I were the two drivers. I remember that he wore his pajamas, saying that, in case he crashed, they were nice and soft. :)”

 

Keith was born in Brooklyn, NY, later moving to the Capital District, where he was employed by MVP Health Care. He loved his work and also loved spending time with his family and children. He was the husband of Claudia L. DeBrocky, father of Keith Flowers (Sharia), Shakeem Smalls (Melissa), Adriana Smalls, Xzayvean Smalls and Rayanna Smalls. He is also survived by his brother Leonard and sister Brenda, his grandchildren, numerous other family members, and his best friend William Stevenston. Read Keith’s obituary here.

#13297 Joan Snook Timm passed away on March 4, 2021. At Camp, Joan was an integral part of the Witherbee production team for almost a decade through the mid-1970s and early 1980s. She served as the costume designer and seamstress for many Witherbee productions. Says #11264 Mark “Davo” Davenport, “From queens, princes and paupers to the Muckagluck and two-headed dragon, from Humpty Dumpty and the Three Blind Mice to flying monkeys and Philadelphia lawyers, Joan always made us look our best. Sewn with love and artistic grace that would be the rival of any professional Broadway theater, many of her creations remain vital elements of the Dudley costume locker and still find their way on stage to this day.”

 

Joan was born in 1929 in Princeton, NJ. She earned a BA from Wellesley College, her MS from Wheelock College, and an EdD in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Joan taught at Wheelock College before moving to Wisconsin where she served as Chair of the Educational Foundations Department at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. While teaching there, she received the Edward M. Penson Distinguished Teaching Award and other honors including the John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship (award) for outstanding teaching, research, and service. 

 

As an independent artist, Joan sold her paintings in Boston and Wisconsin. She authored two books: Four Perspectives in Multicultural Education and with Henry C. Timm, Athena’s Mirror; Moral Reasoning in Poetry, Short Story and Drama. Joan also published over thirty articles in professional journals. 

 

She and her husband Henry retired to Door County, Wisconsin in 2000 where they enjoyed teaching winter classes on film at The Clearing in Ellison Bay. They were members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. 

Joan is survived by her husband, #11444 Henry C. Timm; her two daughters and son, #13299 M. Jeanne Thrower Aguilar, Annie (Robert Patterson) Thrower-Patterson, and #11435 Eden Thrower; two stepchildren, #13725 Triffin Timm (Gregory) Morris and #13140 Simon Christopher (Allyson McKinney Timm) Timm.; three grandchildren, Xavier Aguilar, Genevieve Aguillar (Matt) Reardon, and Oskar Thrower-Patterson; one step-granddaughter, #26025 Abigail Morris; two great-grandsons, #23025 Teddy and Luke Reardon; sister-in-law, Pamela Melendy of Green Bay and other relatives and friends. Read more about Joan’s life here.

#14219 Scott Tornga, 46,  passed away on October 18, 2021 in Reno, NV from cardiac arrest. For many years he bravely battled the complications of diabetes. A sixth generation Californian, he was born and reared in Marin County, where he lived through his teenage years. He loved traveling and called many places home before settling in Reno. He is survived by his parents Thomas and Nancy; his brothers #13015 Todd (MM) and Andrew (Sarah); and five nephews and nieces. Scott’s bright smile and infectious laughter will forever be remembered. Scott’s online obituary is here.

#14251 Mary Tanneberger of Brooklyn, NY, passed away on February 23, 2022 after a long struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Mary was a social worker specializing in family therapy, and she spent most of her 35-year career helping families in need. She worked with victims of domestic violence, persons living with HIV and those battling drug addiction, providing crisis care to homeless children and runaway teens, and countless others seeking aid in New York City’s vast social welfare system. She approached every day and every difficult situation with tireless positivity and refused to see setbacks as anything other than minor obstacles to clear from the path of making others’ lives more meaningful.

 

Mary was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and Catholic University Graduate School of Social Work, and she pursued post-graduate work at The Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in NYC. She married #10875 Steve Schmidt in 1985 in the Dudley Chapel and joined the Witherbee staff the following summer. Mary created Dudley Dance Theater in 1987 with the show “We Are Only a Machine.”

 

From 1986 through 1995 her two-week summer vacations were spent in the hall producing original dance theater works in the happy certainty that all Dudleyites— campers, leadership and staff, boys and girls, young men and women, performers and audience alike—would fall in love with the creativity of physical expression. She brought joy and passion for multiple dance styles from hip-hop to ballet and everything in between to the Witherbee stage. Among her memorable pieces for Saturday Night Shows were “Five For Elvis,” “Believe It,” “White Man Sleeps,” “Creation of the World” and “O Baby!”

 

Mary’s love of Dudley and Kiniya was embodied through the countless camp friends she adored, from the great elders to the brilliant youngsters, and she always spoke of “The Other Fellow First” as more than a motto, as a bell that rang true and clear from Westport and Colchester out into the world every day. She is survived by her husband, #10875 Steve, beloved daughters, #20351 Telka and #22875 Qi Mei; and by her many camp sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews of the families Tanneberger, McPheron, Kilkelly, Myers, Schwoebel, Baldwin and Schmidt.

#18178 Joan McKeown, Chatham, NJ, passed away on October 6, 2021, in South Windsor, CT. Joan’s connection with Camp initially began through her husband #5178 Sam, but she quickly established herself as one of Dudley’s lead recruiters. Joan and Sam shared a passion for Camp Dudley and Camp Kiniya and helped direct hundreds of young boys and girls to the north country to spend their summers.  It would be an impossible task to figure out how many campers were introduced to Dudley and Kiniya through Joan and her family.

  

Joan was an affectionate and loving wife (#5178 Samuel Anderson McKeown II, predeceased) and mother of #10883 Robert Lanston McKeown (#14525 Sara), #11170 William Tolbert McKeown (#14256 Kerry), and #13540 Joan McKeown Baratta. She was a grandmother of ten that she lovingly referred to as her ‘treasures:’  #18795 Thomas, #19178 Samuel, Molly, and Anne McKeown (Robert McKeown); #20356 Layne, #21170 Jacqueline, #22656 Ainsley, and #23370 Brynn McKeown (William McKeown); Emily and #19540 George Baratta (Joan Baratta).

 

Joan had a strong sense of community and was passionate about everything she did. In her professional career as a travel agent, Joan helped many newlyweds plan memorable honeymoons, led numerous ski trips all over the world to benefit American Field Service, and created exciting family trips around the globe. 

 

Joan was a 1949 graduate of the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, and a 1951 graduate of Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, New York. Throughout her life, Joan actively served Christ Church in Short Hills, The Kent Place School, and was a Trustee Emeritus of The Chatham Day School. Joan was a Sustainer of the Junior League of Short Hills, and a former member of The Lake Placid Club in Lake Placid, New York, as well as The Short Hills Club and Baltusrol Golf Club. 

#20724 Jonathan “Colby” Williams, 24, passed away November 12, 2021, due to complications from sickle cell disease. He attended Camp from 2008-2011.

 

Raised in Jersey City and South Orange, New Jersey, Jon had a quick wit, a legendary smile, and a charming demeanor. As a young boy, he loved creating outdoor games and adventures for the neighborhood kids. If he wasn’t climbing trees and crafting wooden swords, you could find Jon playing with Lego sets, Minecraft or with his siblings.

 

Jon began his education at St. Luke’s School in Manhattan, New York, and Jefferson Elementary in Maplewood, New Jersey. He continued at Aquinas Academy in Livingston, New Jersey, and graduated from Maplewood’s Columbia High School in 2015. Jon loved being active and regularly participated in sports. He was a part of Maplewood’s Jaguar Track Club and played for Columbia High School’s soccer and fencing teams.

 

After graduating, Jon focused on art, music, and fashion design. In 2019, he and a friend created a fashion and graphic design company called Corruption, LLC that specialized in modeling, screen printing, and photography. Jon, a music virtuoso, created songs “Too Late,” “Sleep Alone,” “Movie” and many more. He will be dearly missed.

 

Jon loved making friends and spending time with his family. Whether in New York City or New Jersey, Jon always welcomed everyone and made his guests feel special. Surviving are his parents Ian and Molly Ann Williams; siblings #19678 Nicholas, #20954 Jessica and #21411 Hannah; as well as grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

#25465 Beckham Egglefield passed away on February 4, 2022. He attended Camp in 2019; his stepmother, #25518 Terry Egglefield, worked on the A-Hut staff in 2019 and 2020. 

 

Born in 2003 in Plattsburgh, NY, Beckham was a sophomore at Boquet Valley Central School where he enjoyed playing soccer and basketball. He spent time with his friends, sharing his smile and kind heart. 

 

Beckham was always up for fun. He enjoyed fishing, car shows, music, animals, shooting hoops, and looking his best, with an immense passion for shoes. In his down time, you could always find him playing video games with his brother. Beckham was an avid car enthusiast; a true motor-head. Every evening he loved going for drives and doing things with his dad, his best friend in the world.

 

Beckham valued family and had a special bond with his older brother and was a proud protector for his two little sisters. Beckham is predeceased by his beloved “pop” and idol, Dennis Egglefield and aunt, Korrina (Conley) Duprey.

 

Left to honor Beckham’s legacy are his father and stepmother, Kent and Terry (Conley) Egglefield, his mother and stepfather Megan (Linsday) and Dan Trudeau, his siblings Rowan Jackson, Emma Conley, and Harper Egglefield, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Joan Egglefield, his maternal grandparents, Barb and Lou Osip and Edward Linsday, and his bonus grandparents Jane Conley and Ted Marsh, Tom Conley and Gaylene Defore, and Janice and Frank Trudeau. Read more about Beckham here.

Friend of Camp Dudley

Joan A. Evan, Crystal River, FL, twin sister of #7405 William “Willie” Schmidt, passed away on March 26, 2022. Joan shared WIllie’s passion for Camp Dudley and was a faithful lifetime friend. She continued to stay in touch after the passing of Willie and Lois. Read more about Joan’s life here.

 

Joan was born in 1929 in Englewood, NJ and moved to Citrus County, FL 34 years ago. She was a retired telephone operator and an artist in oils, winning many awards at the Citrus County Fair and other local events. Joan was a member of the Citrus Art Club, the Manatee Club, the New Jersey Club, and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary—Crystal River Flotilla. As a graduate of the Crystal County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy, Joan had a special place in her heart for the deputies and support personnel of the Sheriff’s Office. She loved her steadfast companions, dogs Baby Belle and Baby Jane. 

 

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, United States Army veteran Louis Evan, and her twin brother #7405 William “Willie” Schmidt. She is survived by her son Christopher Evan (Ronda), granddaughter Natalia Evan, niece #13405  Beth Schmidt, nephews #12993 Don, #10875 Steve, #11260 Ed, and #10874 Doug Schmidt, as well as other family members.

In Memoriam - Fall 2021

#5822 Henry Leland “Lee” Getz, Greenwich, CT, passed away on June 25, 2021. Lee first attended Camp in 1938 at the age of nine. His brother, #5521 William was given his camp number when he attended in 1936. #6581 Berkeley Johnson recalls that Lee’s brother #5520 Charles also attended Camp. The brothers were nicknamed Ligetz, Chigetz and Bligetz. You can read more about Lee’s life here.

 

Lee was born in 1929 in New York City and attended the Edgemont School and the Hill School before receiving a B.A. from Yale. Following graduation, Lee joined the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in the 1st Marine division. After his military service, Lee began his career in banking. He worked for The Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company until 1969, when he left banking to co-found Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive search firm. Lee and his wife Connie raised their three young boys in Greenwich, CT, where Lee enjoyed his role as Commissioner of the Town Youth Football League. Lee was inspired by childhood summers spent at Camp Dudley where he learned the value of “The Other Fellow First.” Lee is survived by his second wife, Helen Marie Getz, his three sons: #11044 Peter L. Getz (Anne), #11536 Robert H. Getz (Jeanine), and #12632 George H. Getz (Dana), and his seven grandchildren, including #20944 Isabel, #22436 Beau, and #19522 Axel.

#6245 William Carroll “Nick” Coyne Jr. died on June 24, 2021, in Cazenovia, NY. Nick’s association with Camp began in 1941 and continued through the late 1960s. He served on the Board of Managers from 1971-1976 and received the CDA Man of the Year Award in 1982. More details of his life are included in his online obituary.

 

Nick grew up and attended school in Norwich, NY, and enrolled in Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA, when he was 16. Nick always considered Mercersburg Academy an integral part of his life. He formed life-long friendships and was deeply appreciative of the education he received. To give back to the institution which meant so much to him, he served the school as a member of its Board of Regents for a total of 27 years, acting as chairman from 1975-1982.

 

Nick continued his education at Syracuse University, another institution to which he became whole-heartedly devoted, graduating in 1954 with a B.A. He then graduated from the Syracuse College of Law in 1957. Nick’s legal specialty was the field of labor law in the private and public sectors. He held memberships in the Onondaga County, New York State, and American Bar Associations, as well as ABA Labor Law Committee. He was a charter member of the NYSBA Labor Section. Nick was a partner at Hancock & Estabrook Law Firm, which he joined in 1957. After serving as managing partner for many years, Nick retired in 1997 and continued to work with the firm until 2003. Nick’s other great love in life was Camp Dudley. It was there, as a youngster, he spent time playing his favorite sports, learning how to serve others through its motto, “The Other Fellow First,” and honing his excellent sense of humor. Camp Dudley was where he became “Nick,” short for “Nickel,” which his friends called him in light of his last name.

 

Nick is survived by his children, #13281 Carol, #13288 Tracy, #13302 Mary, and #14255 Christina (Christy); his grandchildren, Sarah McClane, #19288 Sam Tenney, #19895 Miles Hearon, #22255 Aicher Hearon, #21602 Freddy Hayes, #21702 Sarah Hayes; and his great-granddaughter, Grace McClane.

#7248 Robert D. Stubbs, Clearwater, FL, passed away in April 2021. Bob was at Camp in 1945 and was a leader in 1952-1953. #12188 Dennis Ryan notes, “Bob Stubbs ran the Kingston Y and hosted CD reunions for decades, including when lots of Kingston families first came to Dudley.” Bob’s son, #10870 Robert D. Stubbs II, was at Camp from 1970 -1975, and his grandson, #17870 Robert D, Stubbs III, camped with us in 1999 and 2000. Bob’s brother, #7847 William S. Stubbs, Jr., attended Camp in 1945 and his nephew #13442 William Gregory Stubbs was here in 1983.

 

Bob was born in 1933 in Auburn, NY, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland. While studying at Cortland, he became interested in the United States Marine Corps and served until 1962. He was promoted to captain and assigned to the Reserve Force. Bob then began a 31-year career with the YMCA, becoming General Director of the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, NY, where he served for 27 years. It was there that Bob, through his diligent adherence to the principles and ideals of the YMCA, led the Association through an extraordinary expansion of programs for youth, families, adults, senior citizens, and the physically challenged. Bob retired in 1993 but remained active in various community organizations. He especially enjoyed vacationing in the Adirondacks. Learn more about Bob’s life here.

 

Bob is survived by his wife, Cynthia (Willcox) Stubbs, daughter Robyn (Wayne) Zimmerman, son # 10870 Robert D. (Sylvia) Stubbs II, and daughter Holly (Ed) Andrade. He is also survived by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many loving friends.

#7383 Glenn Rheinhardt passed away on May 25, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA. Glenn arrived at Camp in 1946, where he met his lifelong friend, #7831 Paul Lutz. Glenn, Paul, and #7405 Willie Schmidt were among the stellar Kitchen Crew team that served Camp that year. A small graveside service was held to remember Glenn. He is survived by his wife, Wilma. A brief online tribute can be found here.

#8529 C. Courtney Keller passed away on January 4, 2021, in Miami, FL. Courtney arrived at Camp in 1953 as a Cub and returned through 1956 and then again in 1958. Courtney spent most of his childhood in Bronxville, NY, and joined the Air Force after graduation from high school. After an honorable discharge, he moved to Miami to pursue a career in aviation. There he met and married Sheryl Smith, and they had two sons, #13109 Christian and Brian. Together the Kellers owned and operated the popular Cheese Villa cafes on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables and at One Biscayne Tower in Miami. Please read more about Courtney’s life here. Courtney was a loving father and sports fan, enjoyed skiing and boating, and was also a volunteer and advocate for the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami.

 

Courtney is survived by sister Anne Torell, his nieces and nephews, his longtime companion Wanda Simmons, and sister-in-law Suzanne Smith.

#9073 A. James “Jim” Mettler, Suffern, NY, passed away on August 13, 2021. Jim attended Camp from 1956-1959. His Dudley history included his dad, #3709 Tom Mettler, (1924-31), his brother #7575 Thomas H. Mettler, Jr., and nephews #12439 Chris Mettler, #10954 Kenneth Growney, and #10953 Edward M Growney III. His sister #22079 Elizabeth Mettler Growney attended Camp Kiniya and was given her camp number in recent years before her death. Jim was born in Nyack, NY, graduated from Princeton University, and had a successful career in legal sales.

 

Jim is survived by his wife Ellie, daughters Samantha Kowalczyk (Jeff), Marlo McPartland, Mindy Spiegel, Lauren Johnson, Lisa Lancia, and Lynda Babaian (Greg). He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Mike Growney, son-in-law, Alex Machado, his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Learn more about Jim’s life here.

#10890 John Gregory passed away at the end of April 2021. John attended Camp from 1969-1974 and made many lifelong friends. He spoke of his time as the best summers of his life. John and brothers #9002 Peter and #9992 Michael came to Camp from 1956 through 1974 when John was an Aide. John’s nephew #17695 Michael Jr. also attended Camp. 

#12721 Andrew Morey, Boston, MA, passed away on June 7, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. They take comfort in knowing that Andrew lived each day fully, created community with laughter and cheer, and helped many along the way. Andrew attended Camp in 1980-1981 and was excited that his daughter #25821 Elizabeth would be starting her first summer at Kiniya in 2021.

 

Born in Greenwich, CT, Andrew graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall, Vanderbilt University, and Columbia Business School and went on to have a 30-year career in finance. He and his wife, Carolyn, settled in Beacon Hill to raise their three daughters.

 

Andrew delighted in supporting his family and he could often be found cheering on his girls and others at squash matches, lacrosse games and ski races. He enjoyed sharing stories about great music, the New York Yankees, the New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins. He never missed an opportunity to attend a live concert or sporting event.

 

Andrew is survived by his wife of 21 years Carolyn, his three daughters, Charlotte, Catherine and #25821 Elizabeth, his parents Martin and Marilyn Morey, his sister Elizabeth (Brian) Neligan, his brother Alex Morey, over 100 in-laws, nieces, nephews and second cousins, countless friends and his beloved Cardigan Corgi, Oliver.

#12821 Christopher Caye, Honolulu, HI, passed away on August 4, 2021. Chris began his Camp career in 1980 as a camper and continued through the leadership ranks with only a few interruptions until 1994. Chris’s legacy at Camp extends back to his grandfather #3497 Webster J. Caye Jr. and great uncle #3498 Gerald Caye, both of whom attended in the mid-1920s. Chris’s father #7254 Webster J. “Webb” Caye III was at Camp through the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. Chris’s uncle #8978 Daniel Caye was at Dudley in the late 1950s. Christopher grew up on Maui, where he attended Haleakala Waldorf School and Seabury Hall. Christopher graduated from Willamette University in Oregon, traveled extensively, and worked in various sales positions from scuba to seafood. Christopher loved life and lived it fully.

 

Preceded in death by his father, Webster J. Caye, he is survived by his mother, Christina Cowan, stepfather Dave Cowan, and stepsiblings Tiare, Jeff, Rick, and Lisa. Christopher’s online obituary is here.

#18178 Joan McKeown, Chatham, NJ, passed away on October 6, 2021, in South Windsor, CT. Joan’s connection with Camp initially began through her husband #5178 Sam, but she quickly established herself as one of Dudley’s lead recruiters. Joan and Sam shared a passion for Camp Dudley and Camp Kiniya and helped direct hundreds of young boys and girls to the north country to spend their summers.  It would be an impossible task to figure out how many campers were introduced to Dudley and Kiniya through Joan and her family.

  

Joan was an affectionate and loving wife (#5178 Samuel Anderson McKeown II, predeceased) and mother of #10883 Robert Lanston McKeown (#14525 Sara), #11170 William Tolbert McKeown (#14256 Kerry), and #13540 Joan McKeown Baratta. She was a grandmother of ten that she lovingly referred to as her ‘treasures:’  #18795 Thomas, #19178 Samuel, Molly, and Anne McKeown (Robert McKeown); #20356 Layne, #21170 Jacqueline, #22656 Ainsley, and #23370 Brynn McKeown (William McKeown); Emily and #19540 George Baratta (Joan Baratta).

 

Joan had a strong sense of community and was passionate about everything she did. In her professional career as a travel agent, Joan helped many newlyweds plan memorable honeymoons, led numerous ski trips all over the world to benefit American Field Service, and created exciting family trips around the globe. 

 

Joan was a 1949 graduate of the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, and a 1951 graduate of Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, New York. Throughout her life, Joan actively served Christ Church in Short Hills, The Kent Place School, and was a Trustee Emeritus of The Chatham Day School. Joan was a Sustainer of the Junior League of Short Hills, and a former member of The Lake Placid Club in Lake Placid, New York, as well as The Short Hills Club and Baltusrol Golf Club. Joan’s online obituary is here.

#19871 John “Jody” Underwood passed away suddenly on July 28, 2021. Jody started his Dudley career in 2007 as a Cub and continued until he became a leader in 2014 and 2015. He always lived “The Other Fellow First.” Jody was born in Norwalk, CT, attended Wilton High School, and received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Lebanon Valley College. This spring, he completed an internship at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery in Quakertown, PA, where he aided residents in developing life skills and shared his gift of music with them in his spare time. Jody planned to pursue a Masters degree in clinical psychology and aspired to help at-risk youth.

 

Jody completed a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) course in the backcountry of the West, and he felt particularly at home in the wilderness and mountains of Colorado and Vermont. Jody was a devoted friend to many and will be remembered for his kindness, humility, and humor.

 

Jody is survived by his mother, Jennifer Anda, father, John Underwood, and stepfather, Jon Anda; his sisters Emily, Helen, and Ibby; his grandmother, Joanne Arnonehi, and his longtime girlfriend, Melanie LeaRussa. 

Friend of Camp Dudley

Jeanne Stevenson, La Jolla, CA, wife of #7314 Don Stevenson, passed away on August 10, 2021. A devoted partner to her husband, Jeanne was a frequent visitor to Camp and attended many events. Jeanne was born in Passaic, NJ, and attended Saint Luke’s Hospital Nursing School in New York City. It was in New York that she met Don; they traveled to Ann Arbor, MI, where he began his internship and she worked as an operating room nurse. They were married in 1962 and raised three children. Jeanne and Don moved to La Jolla in 1969, where Jeanne actively participated in the community. She attended San Diego State, graduating with a major in Psychology. Jeanne then enrolled in the California School of Professional Psychology and completed her PhD in 1989. For the next 27 years, Dr. Jeanne used her passion for people and psychology to counsel couples and singles. She retired at the age of 79 years.

 

Jeanne is survived by her adoring husband of 60 years, Don, three children, Ellen (Michael), Drew (Audrey), and Catherine (Ryan); four grandchildren, and her three siblings.

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