Robert Krissel

Memorial service

SHARON — Jenelle Krissel, Kim and Matt Jones, James and Jessica (Fowler) Krissel and Dina Jaeger invite friends to a memorial service for Robert Krissel on Saturday, April 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sharon Country Club. RSVPs should be directed to Jessica Fowler at 860-672-2849 or jfowler@snet.net.

Leona R. Bonhotel

SHARON — Leona R. Bonhotel, 89, formerly of Sharon, passed away April 3, 2011, at the Pinehaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Irving W. Bonhotel, who died in 1972.

She was born in North Canaan on Dec. 27, 1921. She and her husband were employed at the Wike farm in Sharon. She also worked as a cook in Lakeville for the Hubbard family and for many years was a therapy aide at the Taconic DDSO in Wassaic. She enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo and card games.

Anita Westsmith Memorial Service

LAKEVILLE — A memorial service for Anita Westsmith, 98, who died April 4, 2011, will be held at the Salisbury Congregational Church on Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of the Kenny Funeral Home in Sharon.

Donald L. Reese

WINSTED — Donald L. Reese, 63, of Crescent Street passed away on March 24, 2011, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington following a short illness. He was the husband of Kathie (Carl) Reese.

Born in Oneida, N.Y., on Nov. 1, 1947, he was the son of the late Ralph and Mary (Harrington) Reese. He had lived here most of his life.

Dorothy L. Nash

WINSTED — Dorothy L. Nash, 85, of Florence Street, passed away March 25, 2011, at the UConn Medical Center in Farmington, following a lengthy illness.

She was the widow of Edward H. Nash Sr., who died in 2001.

Born in Winsted May 15, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Marion F. (Barden) and Frank A. Madin. She had lived here all of her life.

She was a graduate of The Gilbert School, class of 1943, and worked at Pratt and Whitney during World War II and later as a bookkeeper/accountant for Madin’s Garage in Winsted.

Appreciation – Alden Tyrol


I was 8 years old when I first met Alden Tyrol. It was 1988, the summer before my fourth-grade year, my first summer conference at Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon. He was an imposing figure in his plaid shirt, thick blue pants and big work boots. He was like my grandfather, but scarier.

Kathryn Joan (Sandmeyer) Waller


CORNWALL — Kathryn Joan (Sandmeyer) Waller passed away peacefully on March 26, 2011, at Emeritus Assisted Living in Torrington. She was the widow of John J. Waller.

Kathryn, known as “Kaye,” was born June 5, 1918, in Cornwall, the daughter of the late Lillian “Cora” Dibble and Charles Sandmeyer.

Richard Allyn Vaill


LAKEVILLE — Richard Allyn Vaill, 87, died on March 19, 2011, in Edmond, Okla.

Dick was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Lakeville, the son of the late Marjorie (Baldwin) and B. Franklin Vaill. His father was a dairy farmer with interests in produce, including potatoes and sweet corn. His brother, Jim, founded the Lime Rock Racing Park, a famed sports car racetrack built on the family potato field. Paul Newman frequently raced at the track.

Alden Bidwell Tyrol


SALISBURY — Alden Bidwell Tyrol, 86, of Sunrise Ridge Lane died March 26, 2011, at Sharon Hospital, following an illness. He was the husband of Ruth (Turner) Tyrol.

Alden was born May 29, 1924, in Glastonbury, Conn., son of the late Frances Olive (Bidwell) and Edward Howard Tyrol.

Francis Sam Tierney


NORFOLK — Francis Sam Tierney, 89, of Simsbury, died March 23, 2011. He was born in Norfolk, Nov. 30, 1921. He had lived in Simsbury since 1953.

He graduated from Green Mountain College in 1942, and later received an MBA from University of Hartford.

He served in World War II as a bombardier/navigator with the 8th Air Force in England. His aircraft was shot down in Germany on his 21st combat mission and he became a prisoner of war.