Teachers We've Lost

Below is a list of teachers who we have lost. Where available, we have included links to their obituaries.

Mr. Robert Hamilton, history teacher (and later chair of the history department) passed away on February 6,2024. His obituary was in the Newtown Bee:


Mr. Alvah Cramer (Principal) passed away on September 28, 2019. His obituary is at:


Mr. Millard Goodsell passed away on August 8, 2019. His obituary is at:


Coach Robert Sveda passed away on July 27, 2018. His obituary is at:


Mr. Roger Streeter passed away on April 21, 2018. His obituary is at:


Mr. Zygmunt Olbrys passed away on February 4, 2017 of cancer. His obituary:


Mr. Harry McCaffery date unknown

Miss Anne Anderson ("Miss Andie") - date unknown (sports field at the high school has been named in her and Coach DeGroat's honors)

Mr. Earl Smith Jr.  passed away on October 22, 2015. His obituary can be found at: 


Miss Deann LeBeau passed away on December 9, 2015. Her obituary can be found here:


Mr. Stephen Link passed away on March 16, 2015.

Mr. Frank Slinko passed away on July 24, 2015

Mr. Norman Westlake passed away on August 2, 2013 at the age of 75. His obituary can be found here:


Mrs. Mary Lucey passed away February 14, 2012. Her obituary can be found at:


Mr. Eugene O'Hara passed away December 20, 2012. His obituary:


Mrs. Helen Dayton (office secretary) passed away on October 4, 2011.


Mrs. Ann Gleszer passed away on July 7, 2011. 


Mr. Louis DePaul passed away on June 7, 2011. His obituary:


Mr. Barry Whalen passed away on April 14, 2010.


Mrs. Anne Titcomb (NHS school librarian and mother of our classmate Rod) passed away on April 12, 2008.


Miss Mariette Pacquin passed away April 4, 1985. She was born on October 29, 1923 so was only 61. She always seemed old to me even back in high school. From old newspaper records I found she actually started at Sandy Hook Elementary. She's buried at St. Mary's Cemetary in Bethel. A memorial scholarship at NHS is named for her.