Holly McClave Griffith (SHS '61)

Holly McClave Griffith, 77, of Orlando, Florida passed peacefully away at her home, with family members by her side, on August 25, 2020.  Born in White Plains, New York, to Vera H. and Edmund McClave.

Holly was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Deborah M. Burden; and aunt, Janet Grey Howe. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Walter C. Griffith; daughter, Tammy L. Harbour of Orlando; son, Donald W. Griffith (Tammy) of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandchildren, Jonathan Harbour, Noah Griffith, Madison Griffith, and Roman Griffith.

Holly graduated from Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale, New York, and attended Marion College in Marion, Virginia.  She enjoyed RVing and reading.  As an Air Force wife, she lived in Italy, Guam, Philippine Islands, and Turkey.  While living abroad, she visited other neighboring countries.


Harold Vincent Kennedy, Jr., 76, a resident of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Darien, CT, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021 in Fort Myers. He was born June 21, 1945 in White Plains, NY to Harold and Madeleine Kennedy, Sr., now deceased. Hank graduated Scarsdale High School, Class of 1963, where he captained the Varsity Basketball Team.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Susan Kennedy of Fort Myers; two loving children, Douglas Kennedy (Tracie) of Naples, FL, and Meredith Antonelli (Rob) of Bradenton, FL; sister, Claire Keen (David) of Fort Myers: six grandchildren, Ronan, Hudson, Reese, Madeleine, Avery, and Hayden; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Perley Kwauk, a brother-inlaw, Edward Perley, a sister-in-law, Althea Garner Perley as well as his loving niece, Althea and nephews Teddy (Erin), Timmy, Harrison and Peter.




David Anthony Ross, a Washington, DC attorney and retired Lieutenant Colonel in the
United States Army Reserve (USAR), of Falls Church, VA, died peacefully on 23
January at age 84 due to natural causes.

David was born on January 20, 1938 in New York City to Nathan Franklin Ross (1889-
1947) and Margareta Herdegn Ross (1906-1973) of Scarsdale, NY, where he grew up
and graduated from Scarsdale High School  (1956).

He is a graduate of Yale
University (1960) with a degree in Economics and an officer's commission in the USAR
(2 Lt /Infantry) and of Duke University Law School (1963).
His active duty service assignments were at Ft. Benning, GA (1964) and in South Korea
(1964-5) where he served as a communications officer with two Infantry Battalions (2/7
Cav and 3/23). His duties also included investigations and special court martial defense

He is survived by Thomas and Karen Ross, the children of his brother, the late John Michael Ross (1940-2016), and numerous cousins in Bavaria, Germany, where David's mother was born and from which she emigrated to the United States in 1922 at age 16.

David is also survived by Pamela MacIntyre, his sister-in-law, and her husband Robert Sawrey, and Duncan and Gordon MacIntyre, the sons of his brother-in-law, the late Bruce MacIntyre (1938-2007).

David's wife of 26 years, Clare Alden MacIntyre-Ross, predeceased him in 2016 at age 73.

Nancyann Gillis Sheridan (SHS '50)

Nancyann Gillis Sheridan was born on October 19, 1932, in New York City to Elsa Roelofsma Gillis and Joseph Francis Gillis, Jr., and raised in Scarsdale, New York.  Her mother was a dance teacher and an actress, and her father a lawyer who later purchased the old CBS building in New York, which Nancy managed for a time.  
    She attended Scarsdale High School, except for a year at the Wyoming Seminary boarding school in Pennsylvania, from which her father withdrew her because she was having too much fun.  (Nancy later sent both of her children to boarding schools.)  She graduated from Scarsdale High in 1950, and entered Simmons College, from which her father also withdrew her, for similar reasons.  In she 1952 graduated from Stephens College in Columbia Missouri with an associate’s degree, which her father considered sufficient for a woman.
She was active in the Charleston Place community in Boca Raton, Florida until 2019, when she moved to The Meridian at Boca Raton assisted living facility, where she died peacefully, after multiple brief illnesses, on September 14, 2021.  She is survived by one brother, two children, one niece, one step-niece, two nephews, two grandchildren, a soon to be granddaughter-in-law, one step-grandson, one step-great-granddaughter, one grand-niece, one step-grand-niece, and two grand-nephews, and a mixed short-hair Chihuahua shelter dog; one brother, a nephew, and a grandson predeceased her.

Robert A. Gibson (SHS '52)

Robert Andrews Gibson died on April 4, 2021, at the VA Medical Center in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania. He was 86. The cause was complications of dementia. Born New Rochelle NY March 10, 1935, he was the son of Helen Andrews Gibson, a homemaker, and Lloyd Camden Gibson, a geological engineer and attorney for Standard Oil of New Jersey (now Exxon Mobil). The family moved to Scarsdale NY in 1939; Mr. Gibson graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1952.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Julia (Gibson) Axtell, SHS ’42, and Mary(Gibson) Masich Friedlander, SHS ’44. He is survived by eight nieces and nephews, and many more in succeeding generations.

Ann Elisabeth Donovan (SHS '88)

Ann Elisabeth Donovan, 49, of Seattle WA passed away on August 26, 2019.  Ann was born in Tarrytown NY to Loretta (Jablonski) and John Donovan on July 10, 1970. In addition to her parents of Brookfield CT, she is survived by her husband, Randy Pape, and sons, Jonah and Oliver; brother, John (Loredana) of Katonah NY; sister, Courtney (Ian Duncan) and niece, Oona, of Oakland CA; as well as many loving relatives, friends, and admirers. 

Bob Wilber (SHS '45)

Bob Wilber, a saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader who spearheaded a traditional jazz revival in the face of a postwar modernist boom, and kept the faith well into a new century, died on Aug. 4 in Chipping Campden, England. He was 91.

Gregory Thomas Sheridan (SHS '47)

The Scarsdale Alumni Association regrets to inform the passing of Gregory Thomas Sheridan (SHS '47). Greg died at his and his wife Sandra’s home in Lynnwood, Washington on June 26th 2019.  He is survived by his wife, one sister, three children, three step-children, two grandchildren, and nine step-grandchildren; two sisters and a grandson predeceased him.

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John Myers (SHS '48)

We regret to inform that John Myers (SHS 1948) passed away on October 13, 2018.

Patty Winters (SHS 1969)

We regret to inform that Patty Winters class of 1969, passed away on May 23,2019.