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Thomas Barringer

Thomas H. Barringer, PhD., 73, of Stockton, NJ, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at his home. Dr. Barringer was born on May 10, 1943, in Charleston, WV. In 1966 he graduated with a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served during the Vietnam War, Dr. Barringer served from 1966 to 1972, attaining the rank of captain.

He worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Pinkham Notch, NH, Concord, NH and Boston, MA, and then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his MA in regional planning, his MA (1980) and his PhD (1984) in regional science. From 1983 to 1999, Dr. Barringer was a scientist, hydrologist, and statistician for the U.S. Geological Survey. In subsequent years he served on the Stockton Environmental Commission and the planning board. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and a life member of the Sierra Club. He enjoyed classical music and jazz.

He is survived by his wife, Julia L. Barringer, PhD, a hydrologist and research geochemist with the U.S. Geological Survey; his half-brothers, Robert and Ralph Barringer; his half-sister, Helen Gerhard; his step-brother, James Leggett and their spouses and children. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 50 York St., Lambertville, NJ 08530. In lieu of flowers and other tributes, the Barringer family requests donations be made to the Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108 (outdoors.org/tribute).

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Andrew Macmillan

Andrew Macmillan,  age 85, died on October 28, 2016, in New York City. Born and raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, he had a long career in television and theater in the Boston area and in New York City.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kitty (Lunn), his brother Alexander of Hingham, Massachusetts, and his children from two previous marriages, Arden (Eaton) of Pacific Grove, California, Ross of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Janet of Yelm, Washington, four grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was predeceased by his sister Jean (Bennion), his brother Anthony, his daughter Julia and his parents, Stuart and Margaret Macmillan. Andrew worked at Madison Springs (1949) and Lake of the Clouds (1950).

Andrew graduated from Emerson College in Boston, before beginning his career at television stations in Portland, Maine and Providence, Rhode Island. Thereafter, he spent many years as a news reporter and television anchor at WHDH-TV, Channel 5 in Boston. Moving to New York City in the 1970s, he worked at NBC Radio, the Coors TV Network and WOR-TV.

In New York and elsewhere, he appeared on the stage to critical acclaim in a revival of R.C. Sheriff’s famed anti-war play, Journey’s End, as Walter Hard in A Hard Look at Old Times, and in other productions. Diverse projects in recent years included narration of the Emmy Award-winning PBS Nova series, the television series The Equalizer, recording of the Dale Carnegie books, and films including Woody Allen’s New York Stories and Once Upon A Time In America.

Together with his wife Kitty, he helped run the Infinity Dance Theater in New York, for which he served as production stage manager, technical director and scenic designer.

Andrew worked on many productions, including a 90-minute PBS Watergate special, for Tom McCann, owner and president of Commonwealth Films in Boston. Tom has written that “Andy was an extraordinary man of many parts. I don’t think there was anything he could not do if he put his mind to it. And he put his mind to doing a lot over his lifetime.”

Andrew was the 75th and 77th Chief of the New York Caledonian Club, and helped organize the National Tartan Day in New York City. He was also a member of the St. Andrews Society of New York, and was past president of the Clan Macmillan Society of North America. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the West End Presbyterian Church in New York City.

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Sandy Saunders

Sandy SaundersPreston Howard “Sandy” Saunders passed away at his home on July 20, 2016. He was born on April 22, 1930 to Ruth Howard Preston Saunders and Walter Mills Saunders, Jr. in Providence, Rhode Island. He worked at Pinkham, Zealand and Carter from 1946-1948
Sandy attended Phillips Andover Academy, class of 1948, Dartmouth College, class of 1952, and Harvard Law School, class of 1955. He worked for Goodwin Procter and Hoar, becoming partner in 1963. In 1998 he joined Nichols and Pratt until his retirement in 2014.
Sandy was a dedicated volunteer serving many organizations, including the Appalachian Mountain Club as President twice, a Life Trustee of the Museum of Science, Chair of The Trustees of Reservations, and a board member of the Northern Forest Center, Hale Reservation, and the New Hampshire Chapter of the Trust for Public Land. Sandy was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist who enjoyed hiking, skiing, whitewater canoeing, and travel. In addition to his wife Rebecca Bulkley Saunders, Sandy is survived by his loving daughter Katharine Grove and her husband John of Needham, his son Benjamin Saunders and his wife Desiree of Cheyenne, WY, four grandchildren, and his brother Timothy K. Saunders of Wellesley. His brother Norman W. Saunders of Portland, ME, predeceased him.
A Memorial Service will be held at a time and date to be announced. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy St., Boston, MA 02108 or the “Preston H. Saunders Family Fund” at Dartmouth College, 6066 Development Office, Hanover, NH 03755.

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Asa Goddard

Asa Bartlett Goddard, 77, of West Cornwall, CT, passed at his home on July 17, 2016. Predeceased by his parents, Lucy (Bartlett) Goddard and George W. Goddard, Asa is survived by his wife, Olive (Haskell) Goddard; a son, Andrew B. Goddard and his wife, Polly (Tobin) Goddard; a grandson, Jackson A. Goddard; his sister, Georgia (Goddard) Schneider; his brother, Nathaniel Goddard and his wife, Kathy Goddard; and several nieces and nephews. Asa was a beloved family man and treasured member of the Cornwall community.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome at Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department (P.O. Box 180, West Cornwall, CT 06796); or the Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association (30A Salmon Kill Road, Salisbury, CT 06068).

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Becky Boothman

Becky BoothmanRebecca Ann Boothman, 69, of Randolph NH passed away in the early morning hours Sunday April 10, 2016 surrounded by close friends and family.

She was born to the late John H. (Jack) and Gwen (Shorey) Boothman October 10, 1946 in Berlin, NH.

Becky was a cook at the Appalachian Mountain Club in Pinkham Notch NH for 23 years until she her retirement, in 2010 she received the Joe Dodge award. Becky had many accomplishments and wore many hats. She made a lasting impression and impact on all those who were lucky enough to meet or get to know her. She grew up working and learning her amazing cooking skills in her family’s hotel, The Mt. Crescent House and continued on this career path working for many years at Whitney’s Inn in Jackson. For the majority of her adult life she was self-employed within her community cleaning and caretaking many of the summer cottages, running a bakery/gift shop/catering business and even caring for some of the communities’ elderly until she began her career at the AMC. As an adult she along with her family took over and operated “Boothman Sugar Orchard” from her parents. In 1999 she was one of 140 participants selected to participate in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. to represent NH as a traditional “Yankee” cook and the following year a recreation for Celebrate NH in Hopkinton. Becky was always giving of her time and was a very active member of her community; she served on the Randolph School Board for 20+ years. One of her proudest accomplishments was that she was the first female forest fire warden in NH and served in that role for 34 years. Later in life she concentrated heavily on her many knitting projects and made beautiful handmade gifts for friends and family far and wide.

Although not active for some years, Becky was a member of the Congregational church in Gorham.

Becky is survived by 3 children: Sara Ouellette of Newark, VT, Jeffrey Parker and (Maria Neal) of Randolph, NH, and Jennifer Parker of Berlin, NH. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Gwen, a sister Sara and (Greg) Glines and many nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by her youngest sister Susan Hawkins and her step son Joseph Parker.

There will be no calling hours, a celebration of life will be held at the Randolph town hall on Saturday June 11th from 2-6 and burial will be at the Randolph Cemetery at a later date. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her memory to The Randolph Community Forest.

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Pete Richardson

1796RICHARDSON, Peter Hughes Of Exeter, New Hampshire, formerly of Weston, Massachusetts, passed suddenly on March 12, 2016. Born on May 28, 1924 in Boston, Richardson grew up in Concord, Massachusetts and graduated from MIT in 1948 after service in the paratroopers in France in 1945. He taught science and math in high school (and built a ski jump) until he was recruited back to the MIT Admissions Office in 1964. He became the Director in 1972 and served in that role until he retired in 1984. Then, he directed the Admissions Office at the Vermont Law School for three years. In the subsequent decades he translated his lifelong love of the outdoors and determination to leave his global campsite better than he found it into activities too numerous to count but which include the Connecticut River Watershed Council, the Appalachian Trail Conference, and the Exeter Conservation Commission. He also created a trail in the woods around his retirement community in Exeter that was named Pete’s Way in a ceremony in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Corinne (Keenie) Smith Richardson and his children Marcie, Chris, Peter, and John. He adored his 12 grandchildren most of whom he took hiking and taught to ski. And then there are the 10 great grandchildren who enriched his final years. He was predeceased by his son Charley. If you choose to, please send memorial donations to either Earth Justice or the Appalachian Mountain Club.

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Al Starkey

Al StarkeyAllen Cheston Starkey, age 80, Wayzata MN, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2016. Born on September 4, 1935 in Philadelphia. , Allen was preceded in death by parents Laird and Dorothy Starkey and brother, William P. Starkey. Survived by his loving wife of 59, years Judith Corfield Starkey, brother Robert L. Starkey (Nancy); daughters Julia Ruggieri, Janice Hilgenkamp (Brad) and Sarah Starkey.

Allen graduated from George School in Newtown, PA and went on to graduate from the Pennsylvania State University in 1956 with a B.S. in Science, and where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. As a student, Allen spent his summers working in the White Mountains of New Hampshire as a Hutman and Hutmaster at Lakes of the Clouds Hut on Mt. Washington. He then enjoyed a successful 43-year professional career as a Chemical Sales Representative for Rohm and Haas Corp. Allen’s passion was Rugby: He played for both the Minneapolis Rugby Club and the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club. He went on to referee for several years, was a member of “Old Boys” teams that played tournaments around the world and was, finally, a Coach and Director of the Wayzata Girls’ Rugby Club who won several State Championships.

1986Allen was a staunch Penn State Nittany Lion football supporter who organized many local festivities and away-game excursions and served on the Board of the local Alumni Club. He also coached his daughters’ softball and basketball teams for several years. Allen volunteered as a softball referee at the Hennepin County Correctional facility, he supported the Rosebud Lakota Indian Reservation in South Dakota and traveled to Romania to help refurbish an orphanage in the 1980s. An enthusiastic traveler, Allen set off when-ever time permitted to such far-flung destinations as Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Argentina, South Africa, Canada and most recently, in late 2015 he and Judy relaxed in Costa Rica, where his daughter Sarah resides.

Allen was a 39-year member of St. Edwards the Confessor Episcopal Church where he served as a Lay Reader, a Vestry member (as both Warden and Sr. Warden), and by faithfully leading Morning Prayer every Saturday. His devotion to God was felt by all at St. Edwards and, through his outreach, within the surrounding community. Memorials preferred to: Sinte Gleska University (Rosebud Reservation), PO Box 105, Mission, SD 57555, sintegleska.edu/; or to The Appalachian Mountain Club, 5 Joy Street, Boston, MA 02108.

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