Marie S. Matheny ~ F-Faculty

Mrs. Matheny ~ F-Faculty

Arrived ~ 10/26/1926

Departed ~ 7/10/2011

Lovingly submitted by Vincent Bennett ’67

Mrs. Marie Matheny was a chemistry teacher at ISB. She passed on in 2011. I became a Chemical Engineer because of her influence. I had reconnected with her in 2009. I would call her every 3-4 months. Ironically, I called one Monday morning and her son answered. She had a massive stroke the night before and died. Following is her obituary.

Matheny, Marie S. – Born October 26, 1926, passed away suddenly on July 10, 2011 of a massive stroke.

Born and raised in Ohio, Marie was the first in her family to attend college, the first woman in her college to graduate with a chemistry degree and the first woman chemist at Sylvania in the ‘50’s. Scientist she was, going on to teach science, math and chemistry, she was also an astrologer with an avid interest in people and their stories.

Married for 63 years to Raymond Matheny, they began as pen pals during WWII and traveled the world together, following Ray’s career from Ohio to Montana, to Oregon, to California, to Thailand to Ethiopia to Hawaii to Virginia to Maryland, and returning to California. In each place they called home, Marie taught the sciences and ended her career as the Chemistry Lab Manager for American University in Washington, D.C. Retired for almost 20 years.

Marie was always busy with her projects, crocheting, studying astrology, organizing a lifetime of slides, listening to audio books, and making friends with all she came in contact with. She became the caretaker for her husband, Ray who became blind in 2006.

She was very close to and proud of her children and their families: Dawn Matheny (daughter) and Milton Woolley, (grandchildren Tara and Peter, and their father Dr. Ron Schuster); Dr. Theo Matheny (son) and Ellen from Washington state; and Jim Matheny (son) and Yvonne from Kentucky.

Because of her fierce, loving, inquisitive spirit, her indomitable will and strength, her warm, nurturing and supportive self, she leaves a hole in the hearts of all who knew her.

A service honoring and celebrating her life was held on Sunday, July 17 2011 at 2:00 pm at Daniels Chapel of the Roses on 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa. All who knew her were invited.

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Kevin M. Haverty ~ Director of Development

Kevin Haverty ~ Director of Development (1993-1996)

Arrived ~ 4/29/1952

Departed ~ 8/30/2009

Kevin M. Haverty Westminster, VT formerly Leominster; 57 Westminster, VT Kevin M. Haverty, 57 of Tory Hill Road, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009 following a long illness.

Mr. Haverty was born in Chelsea, MA, April 29, 1952, the son of Leo and Phyllis (Bourgoin) Haverty. He graduated from Leominster High School, Leominster, MA, received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and his two master’s degrees from Keene State College, Keene, NH.

Mr. Haverty’s career in education went in many directions. He was at Thayer Jr. and Sr. High School in Winchester, NH for six years, where he taught English, Social Studies, Basketball, and Soccer, he was Guidance Counselor and Assistant Principal in Athens, Greece, as Assistant Principal at Bellows Falls Union High School, Westminster, VT, as Development Director in Bangkok, Thailand, as H.S. Principal in Israel, as H.S. Principal and Deputy Director in Prague, Czech Republic. Mr. Haverty was Director of The American International School in Vienna, Austria. He served overseas schools for 16 years.

Upon returning to the United States in 2006, he worked at the Chesterfield Elementary School as part time Assistant Principal. He continued on as a Guidance Counselor and Admissions Director at the Virtual Learning Academy, Charter School in Exeter, NH.

On Aug 13, 1983 in Walpole, NH, he married Lori Walters who survives. He also leaves a son, Tarek Haverty of Alstead, NH; his parents, Leo J. Haverty of Leominster, MA and Phyllis Deneen of Fitchburg, MA and a brother, Brian Haverty of Lunenburg, MA. He was predeceased by a daughter, Allison.

There will be calling hours Friday evening, Sept. 4, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, Bellows Falls, VT. A memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at the Unitarian Church, Walpole, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431 or the Melanoma Research Foundation, 170 Township Line Road, Building B., Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Published by Sentinel & Enterprise on Sep. 2, 2009.

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