Category: 1950s

note includes graduate from the 1950s

Roland Boucher ’54 (ENG)

Roland Boucher ’54 (ENG) is still an active private pilot (bought his first plane in ’52 as a sophomore) and a volunteer instructor at a local Engineering charter high school. One of his hobbies is the study of ancient civilizations and he recently published an article on the use of the pendulum in the creation of a number of measurement standards of the ancient world.

Norman Freyer ’58 (CAHNR)

Norman Freyer ’58 (CAHNR), was recently awarded a lifetime membership in the Citrus Watercolor Society. He is a past-president of the society and the only lifetime member. He is also a member of the Nature Coast Painters art critique group, an associate member of the Florida Watercolor Society, and The Art Center of Citrus County. His work can be seen on his website.

Janet (Nicewicz Kuczenski) Euskavech ’56 (SFA)

Janet (Nicewicz Kuczenski) Euskavech ’56 (SFA) passed away January 8, 2016. She is remembered as a loving teacher and dedicated UConn Huskies Basketball fan. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Euskavech and loving children Michael and Jodie Kuczenski, Bruce and Ivette Kuczenski, Theodore Kuczenski, Tom and Carolyn Kuczenski, step daughters and sons Patricia Euskavech, Christine and Richard Purtell, Judith and John Maggio. Full Obituary

S. Robert (Bob) Dilworth ’50 (BUS)

S. Robert (Bob) Dilworth ’50 (BUS) of Bay Harbor Islands, FL. passed away peacefully on July 27, 2016 after a brief illness at the age of 90. He had a distinguished and successful professional career as an executive in real estate and development. He was the beloved husband of Aline Bergeron and cherished father to Linda Wagner, Carolyn Dilworth Runowicz ’73 (CLAS) and Jeffrey Dilworth. He is also survived by 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Hugo DeSarro ’50 (CLAS)

Hugo DeSarro ’50 (CLAS), published his first book of poetry, Stone Steps, in 2015 at the age of 96. This publication comes after a long and respected writing career in publications throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. DeSarro has received numerous honors for his writing and currently writes a weekly column in the Rivereast News Bulliten. He has been appointed Poet Laureate by the Town Council of East Hampton, Conn. and his work will appear in an anthology of Connecticut poets laureate in late 2016.

Hugo DeSarro lives in East Hampton, Conn with his wife of 70 years, Marietta.

Esmond Marshall Kronick ’50 (CLAS)

Esmond Marshall Kronick ’50 (CLAS) died on May 5, 2016. Esmond is survived by his wife, D’Vora Kronick.

Francis A. Manning ’59 (CLAS)

Francis “Tony” A. Manning ’59 (CLAS) has retired from political cartooning for the Southington News and The Record Journal after 50 years. He did cartoons of the football team for the campus newspaper while at UConn. He was a vice principal and history teacher in the Plainville, Conn. public schools.

Lois Greene Stone ’55 (CLAS)

A photo of Lois Greene Stone ’55 (CLAS) in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History has been selected to represent all the teens from the 1940’s and 50’s. In the photo, Stone, then a teenager, is wearing a felt skirt with horse appliques that her father had commissioned to be designed and made for her, and a silk blouse she hand made. The snapshot was taken at UConn in her dorm room, although The Smithsonian superimposed the picture in a typical room of that time period. Stone is a writer and poet and has been syndicated worldwide. Collections of her personal items, photos, and memorabilia are in major museums, including 12 different divisions of The Smithsonian. Married to Gerald E. Stone, MD, FACP, they have 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Susan Quenk Lehr ’49 (CLAS)

Susan Quenk Lehr ’49 (CLAS) died March 1 in Austin, Texas at age 88. A long distance swimmer, she swam competitively in Long Island Sound, Japan, and elsewhere. She earned her bachelor’s in philosophy and sociology at the University of Connecticut. In 1952, she worked for the US Army in Japan as a civilian. She married Marvin Lehr in 1956 and eventually moved to Ohio where they raised four sons. She later became a program director for the Battered Women’s Shelter, in Akron, Ohio and, later, director of rehabilitation at the Akron Child Guidance Center.