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Obituaries

Wallace Hope Fax

SHARON — Wallace Hope Fax, 79, of Old Sharon Road died Oct. 8, 2011, at Sharon Hospital. He was the husband of Rosemary (Bender) Fax.

Mr. Fax was born in Torrington on Jan. 9, 1932, the son of the late Hazel (Hope) and Reuben Fax. He was raised in West Cornwall and was a graduate of Salisbury School. He studied with the Art Students League in New York City.

He was an artist and painted many paperback romantic books covers for Dell Publishing and Bantam Books.

In addition to his wife, Rosemary, Mr. Fax is survived by a son, Ethan Lawrence Fax of West Cornwall.

Douglas Jardine

SHARON — Douglas Jardine died suddenly on Oct. 5, 2011, at his home in Hanoi, Vietnam. He was born in Meriden, Conn., on April 10, 1962, and had been a resident of Hanoi for the past five years.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nguyen Thi Dieu Huong; his parents, David and Joan Jardine of Sharon; and a sister, Leslie and her partner, George Buzzell, of Burlington, Mass.

Anna E. Whitbeck

SALISBURY — Anna E. Whitbeck, 84, a lifelong resident of Salisbury, died Oct. 10, 2011, at Noble Horizons.

She was born March 30, 1927.

A gathering in her memory will be held at a future date.

Arrangements are under the care of the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

Death Notices October 6

William Joseph Patrick Darcey

TORRINGTON — William Joseph Patrick Darcey, 74, of Torrington and formerly Winsted, died Sept. 14, 2011. Funeral services are private. A celebration of  life will be held at St. Maron’s Church, Torrington, on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Cook Funeral Home, Torrington, has care of arrangements.

Brian S. McGrane

Kathrine (Schueler) Brooks

SHARON — Kathrine (Schueler) Brooks, 92, formerly of Sharon, died Sept. 27, 2011, at Ledgeview Assisted Living, in Cumberland Foreside, Maine. She was the widow of Charles D. Brooks.

Mrs. Brooks was born July 22, 1919, in Stamford, Conn., the daughter of the late Louise (Kneilling) and Oscar Schueler.

She was a 1940 graduate of the University of Connecticut.

She married Charles in March the following year and lived in Stamford from after World War II until 1958, when they moved to Wilton.

Helen D. Chrisman

NORTH CANAAN — Helen D. Chrisman, 95, beloved mother of Neil D. and Richard Chrisman, died peacefully Sept. 29, 2011, at her home in Geer Village.

She was the widow of Neil M. Chrisman, whose career spanned more than 40 years as an executive in the agricultural and construction machinery business across Latin America and in Moline, Ill., with John Deere.

Helen was born Nov. 19, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., and graduated from Wheaton College in 1936. She was a teacher (high school and Montessori), linguist, musician, pilot, rancher, horsewoman and ardent champion of women’s liberation.

Linda Claire (Niver) Hanlon

NORTH CANAAN — Linda Claire (Niver) Hanlon, 69, of Granger Lane, died Oct. 1, 2011, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a battle with cancer. She passed on with her loving family by her side. Linda was the wife of John Forbes Hanlon. They had been married for 52 years.

Linda was born Nov. 24, 1941, in Ancram, the daughter of the late Myra Sheldon (Leach) and Harold Everett Niver.

Andrew L. Houghtaling

SHARON — Andrew L. “Andy” Houghtaling, 65, died Aug. 1, 2011, at Conway Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Andy was born in New York City on Sept. 11, 1945. He graduated from Indian Mountain School in Lakeville and the Marvelwood School (now in Kent, formerly in Cornwall).

He and his family lived in Sharon for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Mattson) Houghtaling of Myrtle Beach; and cousins from the Northeast.

Death Notices September 30

John H. Heuschkel

WINSTED — John H. Heuschkel, 69, of Winsted, died Sept. 22, 2011. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Joseph Church, Winsted. There are no calling hours. Maloney Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

Victor S. Larsen

WINSTED — Victor S. Larsen, 36, of Winsted, died Sept. 23, 2011. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home, Winsted.

 

Allyne (Gade) Stimson Barnes

LAKEVILLE — Allyne (Gade) Stimson Barnes of Lakeville died peacefully with hospice care on Sept. 25, 2011, surrounded by all her children.

She was born in Rochester, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 1922, and was the daughter of Ruth (Sibley) and Captain John Allyn Gade of St. James, N.Y., and New York City.

Allyne attended the Chapin School in New York City, St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Md., and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y.