Posted December 20, 2007

Gloria R. Sellers

Gloria Ruth (Schlosser) Sellers was born on May 13, 1926, in Greensboro, N.C., and died on Dec. 5 in her beloved Washington, D.C. Born to Joseph and Ruth Schlosser, Gloria was the oldest girl of nine siblings. She is now survived by seven remaining brothers and sisters and many more nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and her two daughters, Susan L. Sellers of Edgartown, and Terry Sellers of Abiquiu, N.M.

Gloria Sellers lived a very active life in extreme independence and productivity until her very unexpected end. She was an avid artist and loved to cook, and a very industrious woman for her years. She worked hard all her life in government and architecture, and in more recent retirement spent much time volunteering at The Kennedy Center, the Phillips Gallery, and her Church, St. Paul's Parish, where she cooked and sang and was active with much of the activities there in her beloved Foggy Bottom neighborhood. She was an outspoken, gregarious person with nary a fake bone in her body. She liked to attend musical concerts, art galleries, and theatrical and cultural events of all kinds.

Gloria was fortunate to live her life creatively, independently and actively until the very end and was with friends and family and loved ones at the end.

She appreciated the Vineyard on her excursions here over the years and enjoyed the beaches and people and beautiful atmosphere. As her daughter, an artist here on the Vineyard, I would like to acknowledge her encouragement and support and pride in all my artistic endeavors, career and life. She will be sadly missed.

Services were held at St. Paul's Parish in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 10 and internment was on Dec. 14. Donations may be made in her memory to St. Paul's Parish, 2430 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037; or The Featherstone Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 1145, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

Moses M. Malkin
Moses M. Malkin

Moses M. Malkin

Moses M. (Moe) Malkin, a longtime summer resident of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and of Sun City Center, Fla., died on Dec. 11, of heart failure. He was born on Sept. 18, 1919. Born in Revere, "Moe" was the fifth child and the identical twin son of Annie and Irving Malkin He grew up in Brookline, where he attended the Edward Devotion Grammar School, which he loved, and Brookline High School, where he and his twin brother played football causing identity problems for the coach

In 1941 he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an A.B. major in philosophy, having been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. It was there that he met a classmate, Hannah Lacob, whom he later married, becoming a "Carolina Couple" in 1941. In addition to extra curricular activities he was active in the Civil Rights movement working for Housing in Durham, for an anti-lynching law, teaching English and handwriting in local prison camps and speaking on brotherhood in black During World War II, he served in the United States Army Signal Corps from June 1940 until November 1945. While training as a receiver and transmitter operator and repairman at Fort Monmouth, Red Bank, N.J, he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division First Signal Company until January 1942 and then overseas for three and a half years. He served in Ireland, England, France, and Germany being honorably discharged as a technician fourth class.

After the War, he and Hannah resided in New York where they both attended Columbia University, from which Moe graduated in 1948 with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, having been elected to Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. He worked as an engineer for General Electric and for General Bronze in New York until 1951, when he joined his brother in a trucking and warehouse business in New Haven, Conn.

That business was sold in 1957, and Moe entered the insurance business where he specialized in pension planning and sales, in group insurance and in life insurance.

He had organized Professional Pensions Inc., in 1972 in order to provide pension plans and group insurance to non-profit organizations and to small corporations, mainly in the Northeast. His focus was on community organizations, poverty programs and drug treatment programs where numbers of low income and minority employees, often for the first time in their lives, were brought into mainstream pension and group insurance programs.

Among his many awards, one of the most appreciated was being elected an honorary employee for 25 years service to the community agency of Boston, ABCD. Moe remained president and then chairman of professional pensions until his retirement in 1992. During his tenure, he stressed the need to employ women in executive positions as well as to employ minority staff members and provided maternity leave long before it was required. For his innovative work in pensions and group insurance, he was nominated to Marquis Who's Who.

Because of his interest in social and community affairs, he was the founder and later president and board member of both the Milford, Conn., Family Counseling Association and of the Milford Child Guidance Clinic, which eventually merged and are now known as Bridges. Moe also served as president of the Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic and of the Jewish Family Service of New Haven, Conn. For many years, he served on the finance committee of the Jewish Home for the Aged where he was awarded The Crown of the Good Name. He also served on the board of the federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater New Haven, Conn.

Moe loved travel and immediately after World War II, he and Hannah embarked on the first of many trips. Moe's interest in archaeology took him and his wife to Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Being a sports aficionado, because of his activities in high school and intramurals in college, he attended all but one Olympic Games beginning with Montreal in 1976 through Sydney, Australia, in 2000.

As an instrument-rated private pilot, for many years he flew his Aztec to many parts of the United States on business trips and on pleasure. He often flew to Martha's Vineyard, with friends as passengers

He loved the Vineyard, deciding to settle here as a summer resident after a visit in 1968 of but three days and in only a month, purchased their home on Lighthouse Road in Gay Head (Aquinnah). He enjoyed walking in the woods and on the beaches. Being a resident for some years, he served on the finance committee of the town and on the board of the taxpayers association of Gay Head and on the negotiating committee to work with the Wampanoag Tribal Council of Gay Head for a settlement of the land claim. To that end, he appeared before several committees of the United States Congress urging passage of legislation to effect that settlement. He is survived by his wife, Hannah; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his sister and three brothers.

Funeral services were held at Levine Chapel in Brookline, on Dec. 16. His family would appreciate contributions to the Vineyard charity of your choice.

He will be interred in the family plot in the Beth Shalom Cemetery in Everett.

Rose Anthony
Rose Anthony. Click photo for larger version.

Rose Anthony

It was the spring of 1949, and the Dean of Students at Emmanuel College in Boston was worried.  Chester V. Sweatt, superintendent of the Martha's Vineyard Public Schools, was sitting in the next room, waiting to interview graduating seniors for teacher vacancies on the Island that fall.  And the Dean had no candidates.

Rose Bufalo of Cohasset arrived at that moment to begin her student job in the Dean's office.  She was to graduate in a few weeks with her B.A. in elementary education.  The Dean took her by the arm, and pushing her into the office where Mr. Sweatt was patiently waiting, said in a loud stage whisper, "Get in there!"

Until that moment, Rose had no idea where Martha's Vineyard was.  She emerged from the interview with a job teaching fifth grade at the Tisbury School.

Rose died on Sunday, December 16th at her home in Vineyard Haven, after a long illness.  Her children were with her.  

Rose began her life on the Vineyard on September 1, 1949, driven to Woods Hole by a brother and mother Catherine.  They walked from the boat up to Daggett Avenue to Art Swift's boarding house, the first boarding house on the list provided by the Tisbury School.  She joined three other teachers renting rooms, at $15 a week including meals (although Sunday dinner was always a cold buffet).   She began teaching fifth grade at the Tisbury School a few days later, with Terry Hanley, Art Swift's grandson, in her first class.

Less than two years later, she married the late George Anthony of Oak Bluffs, the handsome man with the wavy hair who worked for Carter's Electric and installed at the boarding house what was the third television on the Vineyard. 

As she and George raised their growing family, first on Daggett Avenue, then on Davis Street and Skiff Avenue in Vineyard Haven, she kept her hand in the school system by working as a substitute teacher.  When her youngest, Iris, reached school age, Rose returned to full time teaching as a reading and special needs teacher at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.

In the mid-1970's, commuting between the island and Weston, MA, she earned her master's degree in Learning Disabilities from Regis College in 1977.    She taught at the High School until her retirement in 1986.

Her devotion to education continued during and after her teaching career.  She was a founding member of the Martha's Vineyard Literacy Project, serving as literacy program coordinator for several years.  She also organized the annual summer program benefit, recruiting well-known authors to read from their works for the benefit of the program.

One of her less well known activities was to act as a counselor and parent advocate to the public school system for families whose children were involved in special needs or learning disabilities programs.  She kept in touch with those families throughout the years, as well as with families who took advantage of her summer tutoring services from the 1960s until only a few years ago.

She held a strong interest in the theatre, performing in high school and Emmanuel College theatrical productions.  In the summer of 1949, she was a member of a Boston College summer theatre program, with a young and unknown Leonard Nimoy among her fellow students.  She resumed her theatrical career with the Vineyard Playhouse, appearing as a juror in a production of Twelve Angry Men, although the title needed a slight alteration.

In the 1970s she also managed Duffer's Delight Miniature Golf, located on State Road behind her husband's Island Electronics business.  She recruited her older children to work there as well, and spent many evenings at the popular summer entertainment, greeting new visitors and returning families.

During her retirement, she pursued many interests.  She belonged to a group of retired teachers called The Breakfast Club, meeting once a month for breakfast and conversation.  She was also an active member of the Vineyard's widows' support group as well as an ostomy support group.  When on her way to their meetings, she would announce she was off to her meeting with The Bag Ladies, and thought that a wildly funny joke.

Using her gift for narrative, Rose was an early advocate of storytelling for both children and adults.  She was a featured performer at the Second Vineyard Storytellers Festival sponsored by her friend Susan Klein of Oak Bluffs.

She was a weekly volunteer at the Chilmark Public Library and participated in the Island SHARE program.  She felt strongly about supporting island agriculture reaching back many years, with Nip 'n' Tuck Farm supplying milk and Webb's Farm of Oak Bluffs delivering eggs for her large family.  In later years, she was a member of farm cooperative and sustainable farming programs.

In the past few years Rose worked at the Visitor Information  booth at the Vineyard Haven boat wharf, although when asked, she declined to give people directions to Nantucket.

Retirement also put her on the golf course, where she was a member of Mink Meadows Golf Club, as much to keep up with her husband as for the enjoyment of the game.  Wednesday was her "day off", and she could always be found at Mink Meadows with her friends Lois DeBettencourt and the late Jean Leonard.

Rose had many opportunities to travel world-wide.  In 1975 she spent two weeks driving around Ireland with her husband, visiting surviving family members of her mother's family in County Mayo.  In 1982, she toured Venice, Rome, Sorrento, and the Calabria region of Italy with her son Michael.  Included in that trip was a memorable 12 course dinner with her father's family in the mountain town of Dinami, Italy.  She brought home many recipes from her cousin and master chef Veneranda Bufalo.  She returned to Ireland in 1994 while her daughter Iris was living in Dublin.

Rose and George also spent 10 years wintering in Bermuda, both for the golf and the shopping.  Many a Christmas present had been found in the thrift shops or fine stores of Hamilton, Bermuda.  She was also devoted to the sun and sky of Gay Head, later Aquinnah, building two different summer homes near the Gay Head Baptist Church.  She spent as much time as possible at the "camp" enjoying the view of Moshup's Trail and Nomans Land from her front deck, and breakfasting at the Aquinnah Shop.

Her last exploration was in May of this year, where she journeyed to Los Angeles to visit Iris, accompanied again by her son Michael and joined by daughter Janet.  What was unusual about this trip was that they traveled to and from Los Angeles by Amtrak sleeper service. 

She was deeply committed to Island life.  Town meetings were important, but so were Easter egg hunts at Viera Park in Oak Bluffs and at her friend Muriel Fisher's Nip 'n' Tuck Farm in West Tisbury.  Each August the house was bustling with various projects and baking entries for the Agricultural Fair, until the car was loaded with kids and cookies to deliver entries and hope for blue ribbons.  At Christmas, she led a family project to fill a red stocking for a child in need - something to eat, something to wear, something to play with were the guidelines.  Rose would gather all the family together to wrap the gifts, helping her children understand Christmas was as much for giving to those in need as it was for the wild scramble down the stairs on Christmas morning. 

Baked beans for a widower, cookies for hospital patients, and serving as a bartender during cocktail hour at Windemere were all outlets for her giving heart.

Beach-going was a joy to Rose from the day she arrived in Vineyard Haven.  With her young family on Daggett Avenue, she found the small beach at Owen Little Way; as the family grew, they moved on to Owen Park beach, ending days in the water with a band concert.  Later, summer nights ended with outings to Sylvia State Beach in Oak Bluffs, where hamburgers and hot dogs on a grill over a hole in the sand was a happy supper - and no cleanup! - for the family.  Husband George would drive along the beach until he spotted the family car, then join in for a quick swim and a hot dog or two.

Rose was always deeply committed to St. Augustine's Church, her parish since her arrival in 1949.  She was shocked to learn that the Catholic community in Vineyard Haven was small enough then for St. Augustine's to be designated a mission church.  She was a vibrant and active member of the parish, serving with the Ladies Guild, teaching Catholic education classes, and as recently as last year serving as a member of the Good Shepard Parish Advisory Council.

Rose was also a self-published author.  Under the label of Rozay Press, she published and sold in island bookstores her travel guide Things To Do with Children on Martha's Vineyard, and An Island Primer, an alphabet book of Island places and people.  She also co-authored Golf is For You, an introduction to the rules and terms of the game, with Lois DeBettencourt and Jean Leonard.  The three of them used the marketing of their book as a reason for forays off-island to plush golf courses and country clubs they might not otherwise visit.

Rose M. Bufalo was born on May 13, 1928 in Cohasset, MA.  She attended Cohasset schools and received her bachelor's degree from Emmanuel College in 1949.  She was married to George Anthony in March, 1951.  Mr. Anthony died in February, 2000.

Survivors include her nine children, Michael, of Dorchester, and his spouse Carlos Tejera; Catherine DeGeorge, of Foxboro, and her husband Jon; Timothy, of Port St. Lucie, FL and his wife Susan; Janet Hathaway of Edgartown and her husband Doug; Rosemary, of Scituate, MA and her companion William Berry; Joel, of West Tisbury, and his wife Victoria; Annette of Oak Bluffs; Christine Anthony-Kurth of Oak Bluffs, and Iris of Los Angeles, CA.

She is also survived by grandchildren Ethan and Matthew DeGeorge, Ashley and Ross Hathaway, Shelby Lavin, Luke Dunlap, Adam Clark and Jason David Kurth, her sister-in-law Alice Sadowski of New Bedford, and many nieces and nephews of the Hurley, Sage, Bergeron and Sadowski families.  Included in her family is her close friend Lois DeBettencourt of Oak Bluffs and countless other friends both on-island and off, and relations in Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and Australia.

She is pre-deceased by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, December 19th at 11a.m. at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Oak Bluffs, followed by burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven.

Visiting hours were at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, on  Tuesday, December 18th from 4 to 7 pm.

Donations may be made to Rachael V. Williams Memorial Scholarship, c/o Martha's Vineyard Pubic  Schools, RR2, Box 261, Vineyard Haven, MA, 02568 or to the Island Food Pantry, Box 1874, Vineyard Haven, MA   02568.

Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home
56 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road
P.O. Box 2281
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Bertha Wadt
Bertha Wadt. Click photo for larger version.

Bertha Wadt

Bertha Wadt died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 7 at Pennswood Village in Newtown, Pa. She was born in 1909, the second child of Leo and Helen Heimerdinger. In 1931, she married Michael Greenebaum, who died in 1980. In 1988 she married Bill Wadt, who died in 2000. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Leo Heimerdinger, and her sister, Alice Brandeis. She is survived by her sons, Michael of Amherst, and Edwin of Bloomington, Ind., and by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Bertha grew up in Melrose Park, Pa. She attended and graduated from the University of Chicago. Bertha and Michael lived and raised their family in Chicago, Winnetka, and Glencoe, Ill. They moved to Washington, D.C., in 1965 on the occasion of Michael's appointment to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Following Michael's death in 1980, she joined her brother, Leo, and sister-in-law, Jane, as "pioneer" residents of the just-completed Pennswood Village, where she lived for 27 years.

Bertha was an active member of the League of Women Voters and shared Michael's interest in politics, supporting many Democratic candidates for office over the years. She treasured her friendship with many Democratic politicians and government officials, especially Senator Paul and Emily Douglas, and Senator Paul Simon, all of whom represented Illinois in Congress. Most recently she was an enthusiastic supporter of Pennsylvania State Representative Christopher King and valued the personal relationship she developed with him. For many, the things for which they remember Bertha are quite personal, since she provided love and support when it was needed to friends and relations of all ages.

From the 1970s onward, Bertha was a regular visitor to her second home in Menemsha, on Martha's Vineyard, which had originally come into the family when it was purchased by her sister-in-law, Sarah Greenebaum, in 1945 from the Fred Tilton family. The attached picture was taken on her last visit to Menemsha in June, 2006.

There will be a memorial service for Bertha at Pennswood Village on Jan. 19, 2008, at 10 am. Memorial donations may be made to Pennswood Village, 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown, PA 18940 and directed to the Staff Educational Assistance Fund, the Barclay House Capital Campaign, or the Unrestricted Endowment Fund.

Herbert A. Searle
Herbert A. Searle

Herbert A. Searle

Herb Searle died Dec. 12, at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital of a stroke. He was 92 years old.

Herb was born on Nov. 22, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pa., to parents James Herbert Searle and Ivy Anderson. He graduated from Peabody High School, earned a bachelor of arts at the University of Pittsburgh and a master of arts and Doctorate of education at Temple University.

Herb met Jane Ritenbaugh in the spring of 1938, when he was 22 and she was 18 years old and a freshman at Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie Mellon University. Herb earned his way through "Pitt" by working three years at Pittsburgh Rolls (steel rolling mill) as a timekeeper. Herb and Jane loved the big band dances in college, and they have been dance partners for almost 70 years. They were married on August 9, 1941, at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh.

Herb worked for the Ordnance Department of the War Department in Pittsburgh, received a commission in the United States Navy as an ensign and served three years of sea duty in World War II as a lieutenant gunnery officer in the Navy Armed Guard on the merchant ships Mayo Brothers and the Carole Lombard, delivering men, munitions and materials to the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean theaters. Herb was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years. His son Stephen was born in 1945. Herb did not get home to see him until ten months later. After the war, he and Jane moved to Ocean City, N.J., where their second child, Georgia, was born.

Herb worked as a high school English and social studies teacher, and then became superintendent of schools in Somers Point, N.J. Memorable family events were a cross-country road trip "out West" in the sky-blue Chevy Bel Air station wagon in 1956 and a summer New England road tour in 1957. In 1961, the family moved to Haddonfield, N.J., where Herb designed the curriculum and became principal of Haddon Township High School.

Herb began teaching college at Rutgers University in 1963 and became a full professor at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa., in 1966. At Shippensburg he was head of the secondary education department until retiring in 1978. In 1974, Herb and Jane traveled on a sabbatical for six months, where Herb compared the teacher training techniques of 14 European countries for the university's Department of Education.

For many years, Herb and Jane enjoyed their antique Mathews powerboat Day Star (built in 1938), on Chesapeake Bay, traveling the inland waterway and then retiring to Lighthouse Point, Florida. Herb was an avid fisherman all his life.

Hooked on travel, Herb and Jane explored Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Hawaii and Tahiti, Japan, China, Mexico, Egypt and the Nile, Eastern Europe and the Danube, Scandinavia, Russia and the Greek islands.

In 1995, after spending many summers with their grandchildren on Martha's Vineyard, Jane and Herb moved to Vineyard Haven, to be a part of their lives and to be near their children.

Herb has been an active member of Presbyterian churches in Ocean City and Haddonfield, N.J., Shippensburg, Pa., Pompano Beach, Fla., and the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury.

Herb is survived by Jane, his wife of 66 years; his sister, Ruth Costly; his son Stephen Searle; his daughter Georgia Morris; son-in-law Len Morris; and grandchildren, Sam and Lily Morris; and his devoted dog, Willy. He will be greatly missed and will lovingly live on in us all.

A memorial service for Herb Searle will take place on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 3 pm at the First Congregational Church in West Tisbury, with a celebration in the church hall to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or to the National Parkinson Foundation

Carl B. Anderson

Carl Branson Anderson, age 80, lost a long and courageous battle to cancer on Nov. 20, at Martha's Vineyard Hospital, with family and friends at his side.

 Carl was born on May 30, 1927, in the southern Ohio town of Waverly, to Robert and Dolly Anderson. He graduated from Linden McKinley High School, Columbus, Ohio in 1945, but not before enlisting in the United States Navy prior to graduation. His military career was short, but important: he served during World War II from 1945 to 1947, alongside other young GIs in the South Pacific on an LCI out of Saipan, contributing to the end of the war.

He later attended Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) on the GI Bill. Carl's 35+ year career in the grocery business was legendary. Following in his father's footsteps, he first worked for the Kroger Grocery Company, a large Midwest firm. In 1954, he was employed by the giant supermarket chain, The Big Bear Company in Columbus, Ohio, where he served in many supervisory and management capacities. Carl, like his father, was an "old school" grocer and immersed himself in his work, establishing deep personal friendships with his co-workers, employees and customers. He was instrumental in guiding many to fulfill their lifetime personal and professional dreams, most often by lending a listening ear or supportive shoulder. He and his wife, Ruth, retired in 1989, first to Martha's Vineyard Campmeeting Association's summer cottage community and later to a winter home, to lead a life of world travel, sailing, and relaxing on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard.

Carl's giving nature and strong work ethic led him to volunteer whenever and wherever a hand was needed. While working with Big Bear, he was awarded the honorary title of Kentucky Colonels, bestowed by the governor of Kentucky to those rare individuals who make extraordinary efforts to enrich the lives of Kentuckians and the world at large through acts of goodwill and compassion. Carl also had the distinction of being a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Ohio. When he and Ruth bought a cottage in the Campground, they both turned their humanitarian efforts towards helping the MVCMA community become a better place. 

Carl served for many years as a member of the Board of Directors of the MVCMA. During his tenure, Carl served as chairman of several projects within the association, most notably head of the Grounds Committee. This often under-appreciated and overworked position allowed Carl to use his fine communication and negotiating skills, dancing a fine line between accomplishing a task and developing a friendship, all without alienating the neighbor. He and Ruth were instrumental in helping create and establish the Tabernacle House, a rental property for the Campground community renovated from an old laundry building.

Carl was also a fine addition to Trinity United Methodist Church in Oak Bluffs, donating countless hours of enthusiasm and hard work to the cause. Among his many contributions to the church, Carl officially served as a member of the Board of Trustees. His long hours of volunteering for whatever needed doing has been a blessing to the many lives and organizations he touched.

Carl enjoyed many leisure activities such as puttering in his garage and basement workshops or out in the yard, but none could compare to the solid pleasures of sailing Island waters and riding his 1972 BMW motorcycle along the winding side roads of life. Even in his seventies, Carl was known to pop a wheelie or two. Ever the adventurous sailor, Carl often found great humor in the many times he found himself stranded, with his sailing partner and brother-in-law Bob, by the fickle winds and storms on the sandbars of Nantucket and Vineyard Sounds. Even so, the two always viewed the next sailing trip much the same way as would the two characters in the movie "Gone Fishin" - "It's gonna be a 10, 10+... no borderline 11."

Carl never met a stranger he didn't like. He was known from the Island's stem to stern for his friendly smile, engaging conversation and ready helping hand. From the post office to Linda Jean's to the Plane View to Bink's Auto, Carl took the time to talk, share the concerns of the day, and just listen. Even in declining health, Carl reached out in touching and humorous fashion to family, friends and hospital staff.

Carl will be missed by his wife of 59 years, Ruth Immelt Anderson of Oak Bluffs; his brother Gerald Anderson, of Columbus, Ohio; his brother-in-law and long-time sailing buddy, the Rev. Robert Immelt, and sister-in-law, Betty Immelt, of Edgartown, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph and Donna Immelt, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and sister-in-law Rose Immelt, of Tyler, Texas; and various nieces, nephews and relatives.

In a befitting final act of generosity and helpfulness, Carl donated his body to Harvard Medical School for the advancement of science. No public service is planned. Donations may be made to: Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, P.O. Box 2549,; Vineyard Haven, The Martha's Vineyard Campmeeting Association: The Tabernacle Fund, P.O. Box 1176, Oak Bluffs; or Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1205, all in Oak Bluffs, MA 02557.

Julie H. Rollins

Julie Hurley Rollins, 73, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Martha's Vineyard, died on Dec. 17.

Born in Cambridge on October 14, 1934, she has been a resident of Venice, Fla., for 15 years.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Jack; son Peter and wife Amy MacFarland of Lincolnville, Maine; daughter Jennifer Larson and husband Erik of Zion, Ill.; sister Pat Alley of Martha's Vineyard; brother, Peter Hurley of Wheaton, Ill.; four grandchildren, Erin and Ben of Lincolnville, and Juliana and Meghan of Zion, Ill.

Funeral Mass was held on Dec. 19 at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Osprey. A celebration of her life in Martha's Vineyard will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.