Obituaries

Posted October 26, 2006

Phyllis B. Green

Phyllis B. Green, of 8 Snow Road, Winchester, N.H., died Oct. 1 in Keene, N.H., in the company of her family, following a period of failing health.

She was born October 10, 1920, in Plainfield, N.J., the daughter of Edward and Gladys Booth and had resided in Princeton, N.J., for 25 years and then in Wilton Conn., West Chop, and Maui, Hawaii, prior to moving to Winchester.

Mrs. Green had been active in local charities and was a talented writer, having published a prizewinning essay in the Atlantic Monthly as a teenager. She also enjoyed painting in many media and styles from abstract to realistic and found great pleasure in growing vegetables, flowers, and herbs.

She was a member of the Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton and St. Matthew's Episcopal Church of Wilton. Green is the widow of John O. Green and is survived by three sons, John Green of Albuquerque, N.M., Ted Green of Hudson, and Thomas Green of Brattleboro, Vt.; a sister, Rhoda Strait; her niece, Elizabeth Mattheson of Portland, Maine; three nephews; and grandchildren, Amy, Emilyn, Bridget, Peter, Sam, and Fiona.

A memorial service will be held at the family residence on Martha's Vineyard in the spring. Further information is available through her sons: John (505-417-5855), Tom (802-254-9562), or Ted (978-273-2902).

It has been requested that gifts be made in memory of Mrs. Green to the Martha's Vineyard Hospital, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or to the Masters School 49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. 10522.

Arrangements by Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Keene, N.H.

Eric R. Schreck

Eric Robert Schreck, 23, died Oct. 9 at the Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was predeceased by his father Peter Joseph Schreck on May 26. He was born on March 4, 1993 in Calais, Maine to Marlene Selwood Mitchell and Peter J. Schreck.

He graduated from Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale, Wash., and attended Olympic College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Disney College Program. Eric's passion was theater and dance and he enjoyed being on stage.

He leaves his mother and stepfather, Marlene and Michael Mitchell of Silverdale, Wash.; stepmother Susan Richardson Schreck of Edgartown; sisters Emilija and Elizabeth Schreck of Edgartown and Shalene Mitchell of Silverdale, Wash.; and brother Timothy Schreck of Edgartown. He also leaves behind his grandparents Kathleen and Joseph Schreck of Belgrade Lakes, Maine; and many, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Margaret Baldwin

Margaret M. (Peg) (Bowen) Baldwin, of Shrewsbury Crossing, formerly of Worcester, died on Oct. 19 in St. Vincent Hospital. She leaves a son, Timothy M. Baldwin of Centerville, Va.; four daughters, Mary M. Lenihan of Fairfield, Calif., Maureen M. Baldwin of Worcester, Marie T. Daniels of Bow, N.H., Elizabeth (Betsy) Harrington of Edgartown; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, Anne M. Leary of Auburn, several nephews, nieces, and cousins. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Colonel Willis Baldwin on Feb. 1, and a son Terrence J. Baldwin May 23, 2003.

She was born in Worcester daughter of Thomas J. and Margaret M. (Monahan) Bowen graduated from South High School and St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing. She was an Army Nursing Corps veteran of World War II. Margaret was a registered nurse for many years at St. Vincent Hospital, Westboro State Hospital, Mercy Hospital and Franklin General Hospital, both in Long Island, N.Y., American Red Cross and VNA Care Network Care Network. She was a member of Catholic Nurses Association, St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing Alumni and Our Lady of Fatima Church where she served as a Eucharistic minister.

A funeral Mass was held on Oct. 21 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Worcester. Burial followed in St. John's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements by Callahan & Fay Brothers Funeral Home. For online condolence book please visit www.callahanfay.com.

Sarah G. Jenkinson

Sarah G. Jenkinson

My Mom, Sarah G. Jenkinson, was born on Nov. 24, 1911 in Oak Bluffs on a farm by Goodale's. She was one of 13 children. She often told tales of adventures she had with her brothers and sisters. Her father worked with horses on the farm and all the kids helped with the chores. They were always a close family. She was married to my Dad, Walter, in 1933 and they always lived on North Road in Chilmark. My mom was a hard worker. She cleaned houses, did peoples laundry and drove the school bus in Chilmark for many years. She was always a generous woman, giving everything she earned to her own family and to charities. She had two children, Jackie and Pat, and she brought us up to always say "thank you" and to be nice to people. She was a special woman, for sure - never thinking of herself. She never had a bad word to say about anybody, and she was always ready to listen to you if you had any problems. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and her one great great, grandchild. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. My Mom died on Oct. 21. Thank you.

Pat and Joan, Holly and Marco, Patrick and Wendy, Jackie, Chris and Marilyn, and Stephanie and Gerard.

A graveside service was held on Oct. 25, at the Abel's Hill Cemetery, Chilmark. Donations in memory of Mrs. Jenkinson may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Martha's Vineyard Community Services, 111 Edgartown Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or Up-Island Council on Aging, P.O. Box 3174, West Tisbury, MA 02575. Arrangements are under the care of Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs. Visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com for an online register, guest book, and more information.

Drusna Perlstein

Drusna Rose Rocha Perlstein of Oak Bluffs died in Boston on Oct. 21. Her graveside service was held on Oct. 24 at the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Cemetery in Tisbury. Arrangements are under the care of Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs. A complete obituary will follow in a future edition of The Times.