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Adkins Ph.D., Winthrop - Greenwich  
Adkins, PhD, Winthrop R. Winthrop R. Adkins PhD, age 82, a quintessential "teacher of life" passed away on July 17, 2015 from complications following lung surgery. He was a pioneer in the use of multimedia teaching models to bring life skills training to the underserved and economically disadvantaged. He was a Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at Columbia University, Teachers College where he taught masters and doctoral students in psychology, counseling and education. Dr. Adkins was born in Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon) on October 25, 1932 to Dr. Leslie John Adkins and Mrs. Edith Sanderson who were missionaries serving in Turkey and Syria. He was a graduate of Phillips Andover Academy where he was a class president and undefeated in wrestling and of Princeton University, Class of 1955, where he was head of student government. He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College in 1963 where he worked on the groundbreaking Career Pattern Study. This was followed by a year at Harvard University at the Center for Personality where he studied Achievement Motivation with David McClelland. He was associated with the US Navy for over twelve years, first as a member of the NROTC at Princeton and then as a Naval Officer on the USS Salem, from 1955 to 1958, the flagship of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean . During that time he received training at the Naval Justice School and then served on numerous ships' court marshals. He was very proud to attend, in recent years, the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Following his time at Harvard he became involved with the War on Poverty where he worked with the YMCA of Greater New York in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Project TRY, to develop a large training center for educationally and economically disadvantaged youth. It was during that time that he and other colleagues began to create more effective counseling methods for populations that were underserved and hard to reach. These efforts served as the basis for all his subsequent work. In 1966 he became a founding faculty member of York College, City University of New York where he helped design the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) program, later used throughout the City University System, a program directed at helping low income students achieve college success. For the next thirty years Dr. Adkins taught at Columbia University, Teacher's College. In addition to his professorial responsibilities he founded and directed the Center for Life Skills and Human Resource Development which subsequently became the Institute for Life Coping Skills. For most of his career this Institute served as a Research and Development Center for his focus on developing more effective approaches and systems for delivering psychological learning and counseling to greater numbers of people. His work, over these years, reflected his passionate interest in developing new methods for helping people learn the complex attitudes and behaviors they needed to cope with the predictable life tasks of career, marriage, parenting, dealing with family dynamics, confronting loss and other psychological issues. His pioneering work involved challenging traditional methods of counseling as ineffective in that they did not focus enough on helping people really learn the new behaviors they needed to cope and master their problems and on the inadequacies of individual counseling that would never reach the large numbers of people who needed help. His design of multi-media counseling systems to reach larger numbers of people was a major focus of his work and he always attributed his inspiration for the development of replicable broad-based counseling and learning systems to his exposure to large-scale systems developed by the Navy. He trained thousands of graduate students on how to develop psychological, behaviorally based interventions, using his methods and theory, for a variety of populations and problems. He always stressed the importance of using research to create innovative programs and interventions that would work. Dr. Adkins numerous professional research and writing focused on these issues and he was in the process of writing a book which summarized his theoretical models and ways to apply them in all these areas. The Adkins Life Skills Career Development Program (ALSP) was his most successful and nationally known program. It was developed with funds from the U.S. Department of Labor and Education, the NYS Department of Adult and Continuing Education, and many private foundations. The ALSP was originally published by The Psychological Corporation, a division of Harcourt, Brace, and Jovanovich. The premise underlying the Adkins's program was that underemployed and undereducated people often needed to develop psychological competencies as well as they needed academic and vocational skills. Through small group learning dynamics and carefully designed multimedia activities the program helped people learn to make short-term and long-term job and career choices, become self-directing and learn to navigate the occupational systems of the US. Most importantly it helped people learn about and believe in themselves. The ALSP was used in over 2,000 agencies including prisons, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation centers, welfare-to-work programs, economic opportunity centers and community colleges, in 45 states. The Institute trained over 5000 professional and paraprofessional staff members as Life Skills Educators who delivered the program in their own agencies. Over 1 million people graduated from this program. The long term impact of the program was well documented in numerous academic research studies. There is a Spanish version of the Program 'Sistema Adkins" and an Italian version of the program which was developed by funds from the European Common Union. A Life Coping Skills curriculum, based on Dr.Adkin's theory and methods, was instituted in over 200 community colleges in India to help students from small villages learn how to psychologically navigate larger urban life. Over the years, Dr. Adkins served on many non-profit board of directors, including the YMCA of Greater New York, the HOPE Program for the homeless, the NYS Advisory Group on Adult Education, the Greenwich Adult and Continuing Program and the Center for Insurance Research. He was also a founding board member of Princeton Project '55 Center for Civic Leadership, inspired by Ralph Nader, a classmate, which helped Princeton undergraduates become involved with the work of non-profit and non-governmental organizations nationwide. Dr. Adkins recently returned to serve on the board of the group, which is now known as the Princeton Alumni Corp. Dr. Adkins was a major presenter and keynote speaker at numerous professional conferences and associations, including the National Governor's Association, as well as a myriad of national and state conferences on adult, prison, community college and human resource education. He was a major consultant to Canada New Start, along with his colleague Dr. Sidney Rosenberg, when they helped develop Canada's national life and career skills systems. In recent years, together with his wife Dr. Caroline Manuele Adkins, he continued to direct the Institute for Life Coping Skills, revising its 3rd and international editions. They traveled all over the country conducting staff development workshops for professionals who worked with such populations as unemployed auto workers in Michigan, homeless groups in Denver and agricultural workers in Hawaii. In semi-retirement, Win as he was affectionately known became an enthusiastic member of the Retired Men's Association of Greenwich CT where he served on the Program Committee and was a Co-Director of the Melody Men, a singing group that entertained in nursing homes throughout the local area. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Beverly Wells. He is survived by his loving wife Dr. Caroline Manuele Adkins, a Professor Emerita in Psychology and Counseling from Hunter College, City University of New York, his son Jason, a public interest attorney, and his wife Karen Kraut, his daughter Jennifer, an author and nutritionist, and her husband David Ernst and five grandchildren, Benjamin, Julia, Daniel, Oakes and Locke. He is also survived by his sister Sally Wilbur and his brother Dr. Douglas Adkins and his wife Dr. Rapee Jaisurad, his former wife Susan Fisher and many nieces and nephews and relatives in Greatworth England where his father was born. Winthrop Adkins was a creative pioneer in his field developing new systems for psychological learning. He was an inspired and passionate teacher. He was concerned always with social and economic justice and with making a real difference in the world. He had incredible intellectual and psychological curiosity which permeated everything he did. He had compassion for everyone in need and gave freely of his time, energy and concern. He spent countless hours personally counseling people who were going through crises and transitions in living. He was a "force of life", a person who affected so many people. He dignified everyone he met and made them feel special, no matter who they were. He was a loving husband, father, brother and uncle to all his family. He was always so much fun to be with and was an electric presence where ever he was. He is a loss to his community and to all who knew him.Our hearts are heavy and sad and we will miss him forever. There will be a Memorial Service at 11am on August 1st at Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Rd, and Greenwich CT 06831. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Innocence Project, The Wounded Warriors Project or the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Published in GreenwichTime from July 26 to July 29, 2015
Bates, Barstow - Greenwich  
Bates, Barstow Barstow Bates, June 19, 1927 – July 10, 2015, 88, died peacefully in Meriden, CT. Bart was a gentle spirit devoted to loving his family and helping others. Bart was born in Caldwell, NJ; moved to Providence, RI and attended Moses Brown School; served as an Ensign in the US Navy and was graduated from Yale University in 1949. He lived with his wife, Alice Haines Bates, for nearly 65 years, in Old Greenwich, Harbor View in Norwalk, and most recently at Ashlar Village in Wallingford, Connecticut. Bart was a passionate entrepreneur who worked for General Foods, Cudahy, New Products Services, CashFlow, and a composting machine for supermarkets. He was known as "The Dean" at the Workshop for Business Opportunities in the Bronx and Harlem where he volunteered for 20 years. He leaves his wife, Alice, his children, their spouses, and grandchildren: Devon and Bill Beckett, Lois and Sean; Polly (Mary) Duff, Charlie and Patrick; Rowland and Pam Bates, Chris, Trevor and Graham; Thomas and Martha Bates, Sarah and Emily; and Hoa Tran and Jeff Nebenzahl. A celebration of Bart's life will be held Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 10 a.m., Knapp Auditorium, Ashlar Village, Wallingford, CT. Bart would always say --- "Go with God. Bye for now."
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 26, 2015
Cambareri, Carmine J. - Greenwich  
Cambareri, Carmine J. . Carmine J. Cambareri, a lifelong Greenwich resident, died suddenly July 21, 2015. He was 83. Carmine was a veteran of the army and served during the Korean Conflict. Later, he worked as a transporter for Eder Brothers, a liquor distributor. His passion for golf led him to work over 60 years as a caddy at Round Hill Country Club. A devoted brother to Josephine Cambareri, the late Joann Honulik (Joseph) and Joseph Cambareri. He is also survived by nieces and nephews; Linda Forcino (John) Lori Sergent (Donny) Christopher Forcino, and "Chase", sister in law Carol Cambareri, Dean (Jackie) Chris (Carole) Gregg (Diamond) Dana and several great nieces and nephews. To honor his life, friends may call today (Thursday) from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home at 134 Hamilton Ave, Greenwich, CT. Funeral Mass Friday 10 a.m. at St. Roch's Church followed by interment at St Mary's Cemetery Greenwich. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Wounded Warrior's Project or a charity of your choice. For more information or to place an online condolence; www.coxeandgraziano.com
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 23, 2015
Carpenter, Anthony - Vero Beach  
Carpenter, Anthony Anthony Carpenter died on July 12 in Vero Beach FL. He was the son of Dean Carpenter & Rosemary Hilton Carpenter, born in Texas in 1932. He leaves his loving wife of 60 years Lilan, children Dean, Hilary and Tracey and 4 grandchildren. He rose to Vice-President of Hilton International, which took the family all over the world, including St. Thomas, Istanbul and Sydney. Lilan and Tony met at The Hotel School in Lausanne, Switzerland, where they embarked on a remarkable life. They returned to the US from Sydney in 1982 to open the Vista Int'l division of Hilton Int'l, settling in Greenwich, CT until retirement when they moved permanently to Vero Beach, FL. The family will celebrate his life with a private gathering in the near future when his ashes will be spread. Tony will be deeply missed.
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 26, 2015
Collins, Alice - Greenwich  
Collins, Alice J. Alice J. Collins died peacefully at The Nathaniel Witherell on July 21. She was born in County Longford, Ireland, on April 23, 1916 and was one of eleven children born to Ellen and Patrick Ward. Alice immigrated to the United States in 1951 and married Edmond Collins in 1962. Alice and Eddie first lived in the Bronx, and in 1987 they moved to their new home in Greenwich. Alice worked in the banking industry in New York City and retired in 1988 from the European American Bank in the position of the clerk in charge. Alice was a member of the Greenwich Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and attended daily mass at St. Mary Church in Greenwich for many years. She is survived by her husband Edmond and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by all of her brothers and sisters, including her sisters Margaret, Bridgid and Mary, and her brothers Bernie, James, and Mike who resided in Greenwich. Her family will receive friends on Friday, AUGUST 7, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm at the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St., Greenwich, CT 06830. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church at 10:00 AM, 178 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, 399 North St. Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell or the Masonic Home Health and Hospice in Norwalk. To leave an online condolence please visit www.leopgallaghergreenwich.com
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Published in GreenwichTime from July 24 to July 25, 2015
Cordner, William - Riverside  
Cordner, William F. William Francis Cordner died peacefully at his home at Edgehill in Stamford on July 13, 2015. Born in Winnipeg, Canada on August 12, 1918, he moved at an early age to New Jersey and lived in Kenilworth and then Cranford until he joined the US Navy in July of 1941. He was a graduate of Amherst College (1940), Columbia Business School (1947) and Harvard Advanced Management Program (1965). After World War II he joined National City Bank, now Citigroup, and worked there most of his career, first in the Metropolitan District, then as Vice President and manager of three midtown branches, and finally as Vice President and Senior Credit Officer , managing corporate relationships in the Global Banking Group. After 37 years he retired in 1983. He then became a commercial real estate broker in Stamford and worked for 5 years with Beaudry & Company. In World War II, he joined the Navy in 1941 and got his indoctrination at Fort Schyler, NY. He became Air Ordnance Officer for Squadron VC-10 on the aircraft carrier, Gambier Bay, CVE-73 which was sunk off Samar, Philippine Islands on October 25, 1944 by Japanese battleships and cruisers during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He and shipmate survivors spent 48 hours in shark infested waters before being rescued. He was a sports enthusiast as a participant in his youth and as a spectator in his senior years. In both college and high school he was football captain and senior class president and won varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track. When he was graduated from Amherst he was awarded the Howard Hill Mossman Cup inscribed "The member of the senior class who has brought the greatest honor in athletics to Amherst College." He was a former member of the Apawamis Golf Club, (Rye, NY) the Shenarock Shore Club (Rye, NY), the Union League Club (Manhattan), the Innis Arden Golf Club (Old Greenwich), The Retired Men's Association of Greenwich and the Riverside Yacht Club. He was active in volunteerism, and his favorite role was serving as Treasurer of the Greenwich Historical Society. He was also a corporate fund raiser for The Greenwich Symphony and a financial advisor to Greenwich Adult Education. He was a member of First Church in Old Greenwich for 50 years. He and his wife Marian (they had their 73rd wedding anniversary on July 11) were residents of Riverside, CT for 49 years before moving to Edgehill in 2005. In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his son, Bill, and daughter-in-law, Karyn, and his brother, John. He also leaves two granddaughters, Carolyn and Amy and three great granddaughters. He was predeceased by his son, Gerald Cordner. A service of remembrance will be held at First Congregational Church of Greenwich in Old Greenwich, Ct on Aug 19, 2015 at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in William F. Cordner's name to First Church as above at 108 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, Ct 06870.
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 22, 2015
Covello, Mark - Greenwich  
Covello, Mark A. Mark A. Covello, 57, passed away on July 12, 2015 in Norwalk Hospital. Mark was born on January 18, 1958 to the late Frank and Marian Pike Covello. He is also predeceased by his brothers Jack Covello, Frankie Covello, Danny Covello, and Michael Covello. He was an avid drummer and enjoyed fishing. Mark also was a small engine mechanic, and worked for Brian Fencing for many years. Mark is survived by his longtime partner Ellen Israel, his sister Maureen Covello Smith, and many cousins. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 23, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 544 Old Post Rd. #3, Greenwich, CT. A service will be held on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. To leave an online condolence please visit www. Castiglionefh.com .
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 23, 2015
DiSapio, Shirley Ann - Greenwich  
DiSapio, Shirley Ann Shirley Ann (Doran) DiSapio, a lifelong resident of Greenwich passed away on the morning of July 24th 2015 after a prolonged illness. She was born on April 12, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Joseph A. Doran, Sr. and Anne (Tereischak) Doran. She will be deeply missed by her loving family which meant everything to her. Shirley is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Alfred J. DiSapio of Greenwich, and her four beloved daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Dan Warzoha of Greenwich CT, Denise and Michael Grabarz of Myrtle Beach SC, Laura and Albert DiBella of Greenwich CT, and Brenda and Robert Hansen of Shelton CT. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, Stephen Warzoha, Daniel and Kathryn Warzoha, Meghan Grabarz, Nicole, Kendall, and Tyler Hansen, and Christopher, Zachary and Anthony DiBella. In addition, she is survived by her siblings Debra (Wayne) Kelly of Wallingford, VT, Joseph (Jane) Doran of Greenwich CT, and Alan Doran of Greenwich CT, her sisters-in law Mary Caputo and Kay Mills both of Greenwich, CT, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Shirley was a graduate of Greenwich High School Class of 1954. She was an active member of St. Roch's Roman Catholic Church and a volunteer at her children's schools and the Nathaniel Witherell SNF devoting her time, talent and treasure to all. As always, Shirley was happiest when surrounded by her large, loving family. The DiSapio family is extremely grateful to the entire staff of the Nathaniel Witherell SNF in Greenwich for their professional and thoughtful care over the past years. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave. Greenwich CT on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Roch's Church, 10 St. Roch Avenue, Greenwich CT at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Shirley's memory to the Friends of Witherell, 70 Parsonage Rd. , Greenwich CT 06830. For more information or to place an online condolence; www.coxeandgraziano.com
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 26, 2015
Foster, Maxine - Stamford  
Foster, Maxine F. Maxine Ernst Foster, 90, a longtime resident of Stamford, Conn., passed away on July 23, 2015. Born Maxine Lucile Field on February 22, 1925 in Bagley, Iowa, she was the daughter of William and Rose (née Cloe) Field, and cared for by her beloved aunt and uncle, Edna and John Weaver. A graduate of the University of Missouri, she was a teacher in the Connecticut school system and served as a Field Director for the Girl Scouts of America in Los Angeles and as a volunteer for the Girl Scouts in Stamford. She enjoyed spending winters in St. Croix. Aside from her parents, aunt and uncle, Maxine was predeceased by her first husband, E. Anthony Ernst, her second husband following her first husband's death, Norman P. Foster, her brother, Keith C. Field, and her sister-in-law, Gloria Adelson Field. Maxine is survived by her children, Emily Aubrey (Kent), John Ernst, Catherine De Vita (Vincent), Margaret Ernst and Joseph Ernst, her grandchildren, Stephen, Brian, Emilio, Suzanne, Katrina, John and Alexandra, and her niece Ellen and nephew Charles. Arrangements are entrusted to the Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford, CT. There will be a memorial Mass held on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church, 24 Roxbury Rd, Stamford, CT 06902. Contributions in Maxine's memory may be made to Trinity Catholic High School, 926 Newfield Ave., Stamford.
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 26, 2015
Gettler Jr., Frederick - Greenwich  
Gettler Jr, Frederick Fredrick (Bill) Gettler Jr, on Tuesday July 14, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Mary Jane Gettler, Uncle of Betsy, Jane and Julie Madden, Ann Bliss, Dennis McNulty, Karen °spina, Patricia Lisowskl, Candy Smith, and Marty and Robert Gettler, and also survived by numerous great nieces and great nephews. Bill was a registered Professional Engineer, a member of ASME and resident of Greenwich, CT for more than fifty years. Bill was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna and the Innis Arden Golf Club. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Sienna Chapel on August 3rd at 10:30am. Memorial contributions can be made to your charity of choice in the name of Fredrick W. Gettler,
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Published in GreenwichTime on July 21, 2015
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