Dora De Lazzero Fox (SHS 1942)

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Dora De Lazzero Fox (SHS 1942) on January 4, 2018.

Peter Irish (SHS 1949)

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Peter Irish (SHS 1949). Peter passed away on January 11, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

Albert W. Beck (SHS 1949)

0520BECK_20180520.jpgAlbert William Beck (SHS 1949) was born April 4, 1931, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Scarsdale, New York.  Despite his East coast upbringing, Al found a greater connection to the land and people of the Midwest, where he lived, created art, and taught legions of students for most of his adult life. He passed away in Quincy, Illinois at the age of 87 on May 16, 2018.

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Peter Model (SHS 1950)

Peter Model died on June 9, 2017 after a brief period of declining health. He studied economics at Cornell and Stanford and then served in the US army as a first lieutenant. He worked in his father’s investment banking business but left after a few years to follow his interest in science. After obtaining a PhD in biochemistry from Columbia, he went across town to The Rockefeller University, in time becoming a full professor. His wife, Marjorie, children, Paul and Sascha, his brother, Allen, his grandchildren, Anna, Corey, Leo and Nica, and many other relatives, friends and colleagues miss him.

Jane Ellen Bayer Murray (SHS 1965)


Jane Ellen Bayer Murray, born February 26,1947 in NYC to Byron and Marjorie [Rose] Bayer, passed away on December 12, 2017. Jane is survived by her husband, Christopher; her three children: Erinn (& Corey) Leon, Alyssa (& Andrew) McDonald and Brenton Murray; grandchildren: Cameron and Hayden Leon, and Madilyn, Paige and Kyle McDonald; brother, Robert Bayer of Maine and sister, Ginny Bayer of Gilbert; and nieces and nephews and her service dogs, Indio and Spice. 

Carol Medinger (SHS 1958)

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Carol Medinger (maiden name Carol Christie) on August 24th, 2017. Carol died peacefully at Four Seasons -Elizabeth House Hospice. She was very proud of her SHS experience and felt it prepared her for her life. Several of her friendships remain to today. 

Roger Eugene Benjamin (SHS 1943)


Roger Eugene Benjamin (SHS 1943) died at his home in Palm Beach, Fla. on November 14, 2016 at age 91. Born in New York in 1925, he graduated from Williams College in 1946, and worked as a shopping center developer and leasing agent based in Cleveland. He is survived by his wife Linda, sons Robert and James, and stepchildren Mary Jane, Jennifer, Lisa, Cindy, Laura, and Joshua.

Bill Neumann (SHS 1949)

It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Gareth William (Bill) Neumann Sr. on September 6th, 2016. 

Richard Key Mead (SHS 1948)


Richard Key Mead, MD, FACP, 85, died on Monday, 11 January, 2016 at Rhode Island Hospital in the company of his beloved wife,
Virginia Irma (Abrams) Mead.

He was born in Houston, TX on 18 October, 1930 of the late Brian Mead and Lucy (Key) Mead. His secondary education was conducted in New York and completed at Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland. He received a BS from Haverford College (Class of ’52) and received his MD from Cornell School of Medicine (Class of ’56).

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Adam Bloom (SHS 2000)

Adam Bloom, of Nantucket, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 in his home on West Chester Street. He was 33. Adam was born March 3, 1982 in Santiago, Chile. He grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. and spent time on Nantucket every summer of his life.

Adam graduated from Scarsdale High School in 2000, attended Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. and received a sound-engineering certificate from the Institute for Acoustic Research in New York City.

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