Mary E. Skelton, a resident of Venice, Florida and a former long-time Darien resident, passed away on Dec. 1, 2018 in Florida. She was 93. Born on April 15, 1925 in Stamford, she was the daughter of the late Richard F. and Gladys Skelton. Mary was raised in Darien and attended Baker School.
Conway MacLean Day (Connie), a lover of the arts and travel, passed away Dec 20, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. A long-time resident of Montecito, her style, whit and humor will be deeply missed by all. She was 85. Connie was born Feb. 1, 1933 in Baltimore, the daughter of Dr. Angus Lloyd MacLean and Eleanore Ihmson Hodges.
Paul Joseph Hargreaves Jr., 57, died Sunday, Dec. 30 in Jacksonville, Florida following a brief illness. Born on Aug. 11, 1961 in Newton, Massachusetts he lived his younger years in North Reading, MA; Perrysville, Pennsylvania and Marlborough, Massachusetts. In 1975 his family moved to Darien, which was the family home until 1990. Paul graduated from Darien High School in 1979, were he was a firefighter in the Darien Fire Department.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Albert F. Lynch, Jr., passed away at Stamford Hospital on Dec. 27, 2018 following an unexpected complication of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was brave throughout his life and especially during his illness and was and is our family’s biggest role model and supporter. Born on Nov. 7, 1940, Al was the son of Albert F. Lynch and Margaret Maloney Lynch.
Arlin Gray Voress, 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at home in Delray Beach, Florida, after a short illness. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Arlin was the son of Clyde Lennard Voress and Olive Hazel Sherman Voress. He graduated from Charleston High School and attended West Virginia University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and received a degree in chemical engineering. He served in the Navy during World War II, teaching radar and sonar in Newport News, Virginia.
Gavin John Smith, 56, formerly of Darien, died unexpectedly in Leesburg, Va. On Nov. 13. He was born in Stamford on Feb. 21, 1962, and grew up in Darien before moving to Bennington, Vermont with his family in 1979.
George A. Hoy Jr. died peacefully on Dec. 9, age 92. Katie, his loving wife of 68 years was at his side. George and Katie were a rare example of partners in both marriage and business, having operated the Inn at Brandywine Falls for the past 30 years, writing two books, hosting countless guests, swapping stories with guests that just make you feel good about people and life. With a master’s degree in experimental learning theory from Kent State University, George worked for General Motors in personnel, then as industrial psychologist and training director at the former Cadillac Tank Plant (present IX Center) and taught a night class in statistics at Baldwin Wallace while living in Snow Village in Parma, where he was elected cooperative president.
Douglas Campbell, a former member of the Darien Police Commission and chairman of the board at Ring’s End Inc., passed away Monday morning at his home in Sanibel, Florida, the company said in a brief announcement. First Selectman Jayme Stevenson noted his passing at Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting. Campbell started at Ring’s End, headquartered on West Avenue, 63 years ago, in 1955. At Monday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting, Stevenson said:
“I would like to sadly announce that former police commissioner and long-time resident and business owner Doug Campbell passed away, unfortunately. “He lived a great life; he was 90 years old; and I’m sure we’ll find out what […] services may be planned for him, but if you know his family, either Nancy Herling or any of the Campbell family, please extend your condolences.”
Sharon (Shari) Kay Gibson, 72, a beloved grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Darien on Dec. 8, 2018 surrounded by loved ones after a four-week battle with cancer. The daughter of Samuel and Florence (Wickwire) Gibson and the second oldest of four daughters, she lived her early years on the family farm in Fullerton, North Dakota. After graduating from Fullerton High School in 1965, she attended Joseph’s School of Hair Design in Fargo, North Dakota. She worked in the industry for several years before returning to Joseph’s as an instructor.
Margaret (Peggy) Mathews passed away of natural causes at her home in Cumberland Foreside, Maine on Dec. 6, 2018 at the age of 83. Peggy was born in New York City on Sept. 4, 1935, the daughter of Margaret Stuyvesant Wainwright and Edward Brewster Prindle. Childhood years were spent in New York City and Darien.
Edwin McCord Mulock III of Darien died at home Dec. 3, 2018. He was 80. Born April 14, 1938 in Detroit, he was the son of Edwin McCord Mulock Jr. and Harriett (Knight) Mulock. As a resident of Darien since 1973, Ed was active in the community.
Doreen Mortola LeMoult passed away peacefully on Dec. 7, 2018, surrounded by family, at her home in Darien. She was 75. She was born March 29, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. Doreen was the daughter of Dr. Doris S. Mortola of Rye, New York, and the late Dr. Edward J. Mortola, former president and chancellor of Pace University in New York.
Elizabeth (Wisty) DeCoster Moseley of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, died at the age of 92, Nov. 30 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and leaves behind daughters Christine Moseley Milloff (husband Mark) and Lisa Cole Moseley, and son Peter Livingston Moseley (wife Lisa). Her husband of 67 years, Thomas Clark Moseley, Sr., passed away just 2 months ago.
George William Lohr, Jr., 83 of Landrum, South Carolina, previously of Darien, passed away peacefully at his home Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. Born in Buffalo, New York on Feb. 23, 1935, Mr. Lohr was the husband of Donna M. Lohr. He was the son of the late George William Lohr, Sr. and Cecile Emilia Lohr, of East Aurora, New York.