CLASS NOTES
64
SUMMER 2013 | St. Lawrence University Magazine
1960
William V. “Bugsy” Browne
of Strat-
ford, Conn., passed away February 16, 2013. He
received his B.A. in sociology and was a member
of Alpha Tau Omega and the Outing Club. He is
remembered by his wife, two daughters and their
families.
1973
Roderick A. Baird II
of Pelham, N.Y.,
died February 4, 2013. He was a brother of Beta
Theta Pi and majored in English and German.
His passion for writing and literature led him to
earn his MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn
College. He later attended Columbia University,
fromwhere he received his teaching certification.
He had a varied career, working as an advertising
executive for
The New Yorker
and founding two
marketing companies, before ultimately becom-
ing a high school teacher in 2001. He had re-
cently published
Counterfeit Kids
,
a work voicing
his concerns over the future of education (see
St. Lawrence
,
Spring 2013, page 5.) He was also
a member of the New York Athletic Club and a
mogul freestyle coach and ski instructor. His sur-
vivors include his uncle, David A. Baird ’62; sister,
Andrea Baird Gilbertson ’77, and brother, William
W. Baird ’81.
1980
Daryl DeBerto Ferraiolo
of Corn-
wall, N.Y., passed away February 1, 2013. While
she was at St. Lawrence, she made the Dean’s List
and graduated with honors in English. She was
a member of the Orange County Classic Choral
Society and the proud mother of two sons, who
survive her. Her survivors also include her cousin
Edwin N. Kastuck ’71.
1983
Paul W. Stevenson
of Arlington, Va.,
died April 16, 2013. He earned departmental hon-
ors and studied in Kenya, and was a double major
in environmental studies and government. He
earned dual master's degrees from Syracuse Uni-
versity's Maxwell School
of Citizenship and Public
Affairs, in public adminis-
tration, and from the SUNY
College of Environmental
Science and Forestry, in
environmental science, in
1988.
He was proud of his
service in the Peace Corps
where he served as a fish-
eries extension officer in
rural Kenya. After working
for the city of Ithaca, the St. Lawrence County
Planning Department, the city of Syracuse, and
the village of Potsdam, he became a diplomat and
analyst with the State Department of the United
States, serving his country with distinction in em-
bassy postings in Uganda, (where he is pictured),
Ghana and Nigeria. He had recently been posted
in Washington, D.C., where he served in the Bu-
reau of African Affairs. Described as “a community
builder who easily built networks of friends across
the globe,” hemaintained connections to St. Law-
rence. He taught an adjunct course in environ-
mental studies one year, and was an occasional
guest lecturer in philosophy and other classes.
2003
M
Colleen E. McCarthy
passed away
April 10, 2013, at her home in LaFargeville, N.Y.
In 1999, she graduated magna cum laude with a
degree in sociology and anthropology fromWells
College; she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
After she graduated from St. Lawrence with a
master’s degree in school counseling, she worked
in the Career Services office for a year before
becoming a guidance counselor at Gouverneur
Middle and High Schools.
2011
N
Timothy C. McCormick
and a fel-
low EMS paramedic died after the ambulance
Tim was driving was struck broadside by a car
on February 16, 2013, in Indianapolis, Ind. Tim,
who transferred in 2009, was a beloved member
of Gaines College and was very active on cam-
pus. He was a recipient of the Bradley R. Evers
'94
Outstanding First-Year Student Award and
helped Gaines College secure the First-Year Cup
for the 2007-2008 academic year. He made the
Dean’s List, was a member of SLU-EMS and was a
sexuality and gender activist. He studied political
science at Indiana University and joined the India-
napolis EMS in 2010.
We have also learned of the deaths of these Lau-
rentians; memorial notices may appear in future
issues:
Reginald A. Young ’42, February 7, 2013
Marjorie Stansfield Baker ’43, March 5, 2013
Jane Leining Love ’43, February 19, 2013
Betty WindWrisley ’43, March 25, 2013
Marjorie Jones Chapin ’45n, March 11, 2013
Anne Manning McKeon ’45, March 12, 2013
Donald F. Saunders ’46, February 26, 2013
Constance Sherman Kuhne ’48, February 3,
2013
George S. Sturtz ’49, P’72,’73, March 19, 2013
Felix Pernell ’50, February 13, 2013
JohnW. Hinman ’51n, February 2, 2013
Simon G. Horwitz ’51, June 6, 2012
A.R. Grant Morehouse ’51, February 18, 2013
Albert A. Patricia ’51, P’79, February 14, 2013
WilliamM. Fox M’53, February 20, 2013
ShirleyDavisMcKiernan ’53, August 26, 2012
Bruce D. Eldon ’54, June 13, 2012
Frederick L. Bulger ’55, March 30, 2013
James H. Reid ’55, March 3, 2013
Bernardine J. Martin ’56, February 28, 2013
Bruce J. Carter ’58, March 12, 2013
Eleanor Coty Singer M’61, March 25, 2013
Charles B. Davis ’66, February 28, 2013
Kathryn Bingham Page ’67n, January 13,
2013
Margaret Downing ’71, March 9, 2013
Andrew T. Jones ’87, March 13, 2013
EdwinA. Trathen ’88n, February 1, 2013
Faculty and Staff
Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies
and Classical Languages Emeritus
Daniel W.
O’Connor
,
one of St. Lawrence’s most respected
scholars and gifted teachers, died on April 27,
2013.
He was 88. A graduate of Dartmouth Col-
lege, he received his
M.Div. from Union
Theological
Semi-
nary and his M.A. and
Ph.D. degrees from
Columbia University.
He served for five
years as a Congrega-
tional pastor before
joining the St. Law-
rence faculty in 1959.
Prof. O’Connor ledWinterterm seminars in Israel,
Athens and Rome and spent summers on archeo-
logical expeditions in Israel. On his 1969-70 sab-
batical he supervised an excavation of the ancient
Canaanite city of Ai, near Jerusalem. He wrote
Peter in Rome: The Literary, Liturgical and Archeo-
logical Evidence
(
Columbia University Press, 1969)
and contributed scholarly articles on Saint Peter
to the
Encyclopedia Britannica.
He took his turn as
department chair, and served a year as associate
dean of the University.
Following retirement in 1989, after 30 years of
service to St. Lawrence, Prof. O’Connor remained
active in education and scholarship. He led El-
derhostel (now SOAR) groups in the Middle East,
focusing on Biblical archaeology and, closer to
home, taught SOAR classes on comparative reli-
gions and Islam to fellow retirees.
In addition to teaching and writing, Prof.
O’Connor carved birds. He studied with a master
carver in Brockville, Ontario, and his indigo bun-
ting is on display at the Remington Art Museum
in Ogdensburg. At age 85, he began piano les-
sons. In 2012, he loaned two of his most treasured
possessions, a 1591 Geneva Bible and a 1613
Bible published by Robert Barker, to the Owen D.
Young Library, for exhibition. “He loved that stu-
dents, faculty and visitors could share his respect
for these rare works,” said President William L. Fox
’75
in a campus announcement.
Dan O’Connor is survived by his widow, Caro-
lyn; their children, Daniel III and Kathlyn; and five
grandchildren. Contributions may be made to
St. Lawrence’s Daniel O’Connor Memorial Fund,
to help a junior or senior religious studies major.
Theron Butterfield
, 81,
and his sonThomas lost
their lives in an automobile accident near Canton
on February 19, 2013. Theron joined the Facilities
Operations staff in 1968 as a painter, and later
served as a carpenter and maintenance mechan-
ic. He retired in 1996.
Marion Hatline
,
retired bookkeeper for the
University Advancement division, died at her
home on Wednesday, March 13. She worked for
St. Lawrence from 1965 through 1989, exclusively
in the position fromwhich she retired.
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