HAMDEN, Conn. - Daniel Dechert Carpenter, Sr., 91, formerly of Easthampton, Mass., and Pembroke, Bermuda, died Aug. 21, 2013, in New Haven.
He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jane Conyers Carpenter, and their son William Stratton Carpenter.
Survivors include Daniel Dechert Carpenter, Jr., of Hamden, with whom he resided, Peter Chapin Carpenter of Pembroke, Bermuda, Deborah Carpenter Jerome (Lawrence) of Barrington, R.I., Jennifer Reed Carpenter Reid (Joseph) of Brick, N.J., Kris Carpenter of Albuquerque, N.M., and grandchildren Clare, Jennie, Gates and Sam Jerome.
Born and raised in Pottsville, Pa., Dan was the son of James Stratton Carpenter, Jr., and Clare Beck Dechert Carpenter.
Survived by brothers James Stratton Carpenter, III of Salem, Peter Chapin Carpenter of Bethlehem, Pa., many cousins, nieces and nephews and legions of former students and friends.
Dan graduated from South Kent School in Connecticut in 1941 and Dartmouth College in 1945. He served in the United States Air Force as a navigator during World War II
He taught and coached for 30 years at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, Mass., retiring in 1985. Dan also had a lifelong association with Keewaydin Camp, Temagami, Ontario, Canada.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements in care of Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT.
Gifts in his honor may be made to Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027; The Roy Waters Scholarship Fund or The Carpenter Long Trip Fund at The Keewaydin Foundation, 950 West Shore Road, Salisbury, VT 05769; or The Bermuda Maritime Museum, P.O. Box MA 133, SANDYS MA BX, Bermuda.
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