August 21, 2013
Daniel Dechert Carpenter Sr., 91, of Hamden, Conn., formerly of Easthampton, Mass., and Pembroke, Bermuda, died Wednesday in New Haven, Conn.
Born and raised in Pottsville, Dan was a son of the late James Stratton Carpenter and Clare Beck Dechert Carpenter.
Dan graduated in 1941 from South Kent School, Conn., and Dartmouth College in 1945.
He served in the Air Force as a navigator during World War II
He taught and coached for 30 years at Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, Mass., retiring in 1985. Dan also had a life-long association with Keewaydin Camp, Temagami, Ontario, Canada.
Dan was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jane Conyers Carpenter; and their son, William Stratton Carpenter.
He is survived by Daniel Dechert Carpenter Jr., Hamden, with whom he resided, Peter Chapin Carpenter, Pembroke, Bermuda, Deborah Carpenter Jerome (Lawrence), Barrington, R.I., Jennifer Reed Carpenter Reid (Joseph), Brick, N.J., Kris Carpenter, Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Clare, Jennie, Gates and Sam Jerome; brothers, James Stratton Carpenter IV, Salem, Conn., and Peter Chapin Carpenter, Bethlehem; cousins, nieces, and nephews; and former students and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Conn., is in charge of arrangements. Gifts in his honor may be made to Williston Northampton School, 19 Payson Ave., 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. To send a condolence, please see the obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com