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Robert J. Lima - Obituaries - The Inquirer and Mirror - Nantucket, MA - Nantucket Island Inquirer

Monday, February 27, 2017

He absolutely lived "Carpe Diem".He pursued his profession as a town planner and planning consultant in cities and towns across the country, including Chicago, Dartmouth, Nantucket, and the State of Massachusetts. He taught architecture and planning as a faculty member at Texas Tech University.  Robert formed a consulting business, the BOSHE Institute, that focused on planning, management of environmental resources, and education. He taught science at Franklin High School, and ended his career as Vice-Principal there.  Continuing to give to others in his retirement, he was developing a website to help others successfully and happily live a quality retirement in exotic places, just as he was.  Robert loved sharing his knowledge and inspiring others to dream big. Most of his dreams came true - a loving wife, a beautiful home that he designed and built with his wife, traveling the globe, and an early retirement.  Unfortunately, the dream of a long life with his partner did not come true, but in their years together, they packed in more love and experiences than most of us.  If he had one regret, it would be that he left Sheila too soon.Visitation hours will be on Tuesday, February 28 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich and a mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, March 01 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Chapel, Route 6A, West Barnstable. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the Robert Lima Scholarship Fund, c/o Franklin Public Schools, 335 E. Central St., Franklin, MA 02038 (Please make checks payable to Robert Lima Scholarship Fund)For directions, obituary, and online guestbook please see: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/nickerson-bourne-funeral-home-sandwich.

Londonderry woman who died at ski lodge identified – Rutland Herald - Rutland Herald

Monday, February 27, 2017

LONDONDERRY — Vermont State Police have identified the woman who collapsed at the Upper Pass Lodge at Magic Mountain ski area as Adrienne Hall, 47, of Londonderry.Hall died late Friday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, after transfer from Springfield Hospital, where she was initially taken.Vermont State Police were called to the Londonderry ski lodge after Hall collapsed in the lodge’s lobby. The lodge is located on the Magic Mountain Access Road.Police said an autopsy to determine the cause of death will be conducted at the New Hampshire medical examiner’s office.

Sheila H. Besse, 87 - Nantucket Island Inquirer

Monday, December 05, 2016

BOURNEDALE - Sheila H. Besse, 87, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Dartmouth, Ma after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Sheila was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Besse.Sheila lived most of her life in the village of Bournedale, establishing a home and family along the Herring Run from Great Herring Pond. Born in Plymouth, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor Pocknett "Princess Blue Feather" Harding, and Charles "Chief White Feather" Harding, of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Eleanor Ringling of Falmouth, and brother, Lansing Pocknett, of Mashpee. Sheila is survived by her brothers, Wilson Buddy Harding, of Mashpee, and Charles Harding Jr., of Sagamore. Sheila leaves behind her son, Bryan E. Besse and wife, Kimberly M. Besse, their children, Bryce E. Besse and Ava M. Besse. Sheila was also the Godmother to Jeannette Vasta, who resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Robert Vasta, and children, Danielle and Michael Vasta.Sheila graduated from Becker College in 1949 and le...

Arthur Horsch, 77, professor of naval science at Dartmouth College - Southside Daily

Monday, October 31, 2016

As a naval officer, he traveled the world for 23 years, starting aboard the USS Collett and ending at Naval Air Station Norfolk. A highlight of his career was serving as professor of naval science at Dartmouth College, where he had the good fortune to meet Laurie DeBrot at a cocktail party.They married, bought their beloved ’65 Dodge Coronet convertible, and started cross country for their next post in Hawaii. They had four children-Rich, Lisa, Bob, and Steven-and taught them to value education, hard work, and family. He enjoyed socializing at the Kempsville Meadows Swim & Golf Club and the Larkspur Swim & Racquet Club and supporting his kids in their scout, swim, music, and dance activities. After Laurie died in 1999, Art explored Civil War sites, traveled with Elderhostel, and walked every month at historic Jamestown to learn of its new discoveries.Most important to Art was his family, who will remember him for his great love of history, his ever-present smile, and his motivational order to “get out there and CHARGE!” Art-Papa-Bia will be lovingly remembered by his children, Richard and Julie Horsch of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Lisa and Bob Clark of Seal Cove, Maine, Robert and Serena Horsch of Gaithersburg, Md., and Steven Horsch and Brian Allen of Arlington, Vt.; his grandchildren, Laurie, Hope, Ben, Jackie, and Grace; his siblings, William Horsch, Robert Horsch, Virginia Rodick, Judy Baxter, and Nancy Lightman; and a host of loving family and friends.The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at the Rosewood Chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Burial with military honors will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

Longtime hockey executive Walter Bush dies at 86 - USA TODAY

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hockey president, Bush played a large role in the addition of women’s hockey to the Olympics in 1998.Bush played high school hockey at Breck School and was a hockey and football player in college at Dartmouth. While working on his law degree at the University of Minnesota, he helped start the Central Hockey League in 1955. He served as league’s commissioner for three seasons and, at one point, owned, managed and coached the Minneapolis Bruins.With the North Stars, Bush directed the merger with the Cleveland Barons in 1978. The Stars franchise now plays in Dallas.Bush also owned the American Hockey League’s Kentucky Thoroughblades.

Donald Gilden, neurologist and chair at University of Colorado School of Medicine, dies at 78 - The Denver Post

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gilden’s parents were Jewish immigrants — his father from Poland and his mother’s family from Belarus. Raised in Baltimore, Gilden played a season of semi-pro baseball before attending Dartmouth College in 1955. Gilden graduated, with honors, in 1963 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.Courtesy the Gilden familyDr. Donald Harvey GildenHe completed neurology residency at the University of Chicago where he met his future wife, Audrey. After residency, Gilden served as a physician in the U.S. Army for two years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.In 1985, Gilden moved with his family to Colorado from Philadelphia to become chairman of the CU school of medicine’s neurology department. Over 25 years with CU, Gilden expanded the department from under ten full-time faculty members to a staff of close to fifty.“Don was a wonderful mentor,” said Dr. Maria Nagel, a CU school of medicine colleague. “He had an ability to identify projects that would ultimately improve human health, bring collaborators together and successfully drive the science forward. He had profound respect for academic medicine and his partners in science. Even in hospice care, he thoughtfully planned the future direction of the lab and career development of his beloved colleagues.”Gilden was a National Institutes of Health funded researcher who publish...

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Robert J. Lima - Obituaries - The Inquirer and Mirror - Nantucket, MA - Nantucket Island Inquirer

Monday, February 27, 2017

He absolutely lived "Carpe Diem".He pursued his profession as a town planner and planning consultant in cities and towns across the country, including Chicago, Dartmouth, Nantucket, and the State of Massachusetts. He taught architecture and planning as a faculty member at Texas Tech University.  Robert formed a consulting business, the BOSHE Institute, that focused on planning, management of environmental resources, and education. He taught science at Franklin High School, and ended his career as Vice-Principal there.  Continuing to give to others in his retirement, he was developing a website to help others successfully and happily live a quality retirement in exotic places, just as he was.  Robert loved sharing his knowledge and inspiring others to dream big. Most of his dreams came true - a loving wife, a beautiful home that he designed and built with his wife, traveling the globe, and an early retirement.  Unfortunately, the dream of a long life with his partner did not come true, but in their years together, they packed in more love and experiences than most of us.  If he had one regret, it would be that he left Sheila too soon.Visitation hours will be on Tuesday, February 28 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 Route 6A, Sandwich and a mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, March 01 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Hope Chapel, Route 6A, West Barnstable. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the Robert Lima Scholarship Fund, c/o Franklin Public Schools, 335 E. Central St., Franklin, MA 02038 (Please make checks payable to Robert Lima Scholarship Fund)For directions, obituary, and online guestbook please see: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/nickerson-bourne-funeral-home-sandwich.

Londonderry woman who died at ski lodge identified – Rutland Herald - Rutland Herald

Monday, February 27, 2017

LONDONDERRY — Vermont State Police have identified the woman who collapsed at the Upper Pass Lodge at Magic Mountain ski area as Adrienne Hall, 47, of Londonderry.Hall died late Friday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, after transfer from Springfield Hospital, where she was initially taken.Vermont State Police were called to the Londonderry ski lodge after Hall collapsed in the lodge’s lobby. The lodge is located on the Magic Mountain Access Road.Police said an autopsy to determine the cause of death will be conducted at the New Hampshire medical examiner’s office.

Sheila H. Besse, 87 - Nantucket Island Inquirer

Monday, December 05, 2016

BOURNEDALE - Sheila H. Besse, 87, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living in Dartmouth, Ma after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Sheila was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. Besse.Sheila lived most of her life in the village of Bournedale, establishing a home and family along the Herring Run from Great Herring Pond. Born in Plymouth, she was the daughter of the late Eleanor Pocknett "Princess Blue Feather" Harding, and Charles "Chief White Feather" Harding, of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Eleanor Ringling of Falmouth, and brother, Lansing Pocknett, of Mashpee. Sheila is survived by her brothers, Wilson Buddy Harding, of Mashpee, and Charles Harding Jr., of Sagamore. Sheila leaves behind her son, Bryan E. Besse and wife, Kimberly M. Besse, their children, Bryce E. Besse and Ava M. Besse. Sheila was also the Godmother to Jeannette Vasta, who resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Robert Vasta, and children, Danielle and Michael Vasta.Sheila graduated from Becker College in 1949 and le...

Arthur Horsch, 77, professor of naval science at Dartmouth College - Southside Daily

Monday, October 31, 2016

As a naval officer, he traveled the world for 23 years, starting aboard the USS Collett and ending at Naval Air Station Norfolk. A highlight of his career was serving as professor of naval science at Dartmouth College, where he had the good fortune to meet Laurie DeBrot at a cocktail party.They married, bought their beloved ’65 Dodge Coronet convertible, and started cross country for their next post in Hawaii. They had four children-Rich, Lisa, Bob, and Steven-and taught them to value education, hard work, and family. He enjoyed socializing at the Kempsville Meadows Swim & Golf Club and the Larkspur Swim & Racquet Club and supporting his kids in their scout, swim, music, and dance activities. After Laurie died in 1999, Art explored Civil War sites, traveled with Elderhostel, and walked every month at historic Jamestown to learn of its new discoveries.Most important to Art was his family, who will remember him for his great love of history, his ever-present smile, and his motivational order to “get out there and CHARGE!” Art-Papa-Bia will be lovingly remembered by his children, Richard and Julie Horsch of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Lisa and Bob Clark of Seal Cove, Maine, Robert and Serena Horsch of Gaithersburg, Md., and Steven Horsch and Brian Allen of Arlington, Vt.; his grandchildren, Laurie, Hope, Ben, Jackie, and Grace; his siblings, William Horsch, Robert Horsch, Virginia Rodick, Judy Baxter, and Nancy Lightman; and a host of loving family and friends.The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at the Rosewood Chapel at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Burial with military honors will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

Longtime hockey executive Walter Bush dies at 86 - USA TODAY

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hockey president, Bush played a large role in the addition of women’s hockey to the Olympics in 1998.Bush played high school hockey at Breck School and was a hockey and football player in college at Dartmouth. While working on his law degree at the University of Minnesota, he helped start the Central Hockey League in 1955. He served as league’s commissioner for three seasons and, at one point, owned, managed and coached the Minneapolis Bruins.With the North Stars, Bush directed the merger with the Cleveland Barons in 1978. The Stars franchise now plays in Dallas.Bush also owned the American Hockey League’s Kentucky Thoroughblades.

Donald Gilden, neurologist and chair at University of Colorado School of Medicine, dies at 78 - The Denver Post

Monday, August 29, 2016

Gilden’s parents were Jewish immigrants — his father from Poland and his mother’s family from Belarus. Raised in Baltimore, Gilden played a season of semi-pro baseball before attending Dartmouth College in 1955. Gilden graduated, with honors, in 1963 from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.Courtesy the Gilden familyDr. Donald Harvey GildenHe completed neurology residency at the University of Chicago where he met his future wife, Audrey. After residency, Gilden served as a physician in the U.S. Army for two years at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.In 1985, Gilden moved with his family to Colorado from Philadelphia to become chairman of the CU school of medicine’s neurology department. Over 25 years with CU, Gilden expanded the department from under ten full-time faculty members to a staff of close to fifty.“Don was a wonderful mentor,” said Dr. Maria Nagel, a CU school of medicine colleague. “He had an ability to identify projects that would ultimately improve human health, bring collaborators together and successfully drive the science forward. He had profound respect for academic medicine and his partners in science. Even in hospice care, he thoughtfully planned the future direction of the lab and career development of his beloved colleagues.”Gilden was a National Institutes of Health funded researcher who publish...