Obituaries

Walter F. Schultz

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HARWICH – On February 24, 2021, Walter F. Schultz passed away at the age of 88. Walter was born in 1932 and raised on his family farm in Newington, Conn.  Walter married his high school sweetheart Alison (Stevens) in 1951 and together they moved around the country raising four children, making many long-lasting friendships, and eventually settling on Cape Cod. Walter and Alison left Connecticut in 1957 with child...

Kenneth “Herbie” Pratt, Jr.

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Chatham – Kenneth “Herbie” Pratt, Jr. passed peacefully on February 23, 2021 at the age of 93. Herb was born in Chatham in 1928 and remained there for the rest of his life. He graduated Chatham High School in 1946 and served in the US Army from 1946-1948, stationed in Panama. After the Army, he returned to Chatham, married JoAnn in 1952, built her their first home and began to raise their family. After sharpening...

Theodore Paul Fritsch

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The Rev. Theodore Paul Fritsch of No. Chatham, a United Church of Christ pastor who served parishes from the desert of California to coastal Maine, died peacefully on February 24 at age 91. Ted was the youngest and last surviving of three sons born to Rev. Carl Fritsch and Helen Morrill in Maplewood, Missouri. With his passing, cousin Mathias Fritsch of Friedberg In Hessen becomes the last in an unbroken line of ...

Barbara Ann Daly

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Barbara Ann Daly, 95, passed away on February 10th. She was the daughter of Jesse and Viola Walsh. She was raised in Belmont. She was predeceased by her siblings Jacqueline Kiley and Jesse Walsh Jr, and survived by her brother Whitney Walsh of Florida. She married Thomas Daly, also of Belmont, on June 5, 1948. They were married for 35 years before he died in 1983. After Tom served in World War II, they raised a f...

Dr. Charles Osgood Parker

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Dr. Charles Osgood Parker of Harwich died on February 10, 2021, after living a healthy and productive 101 years. He lived in his home overlooking Long Pond, with his beloved wife of 75 years, Loraine Whiteford Parker.  Charles was born in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn on November 11, 1919, the son of Horatio and Amabel (Rogers) Parker.  He was predeceased by his older sisters, Alice Case and Helen Saunders, and h...

Thomas Joseph Anischik

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Thomas Joseph Anischik, 63, of Tolland, Conn. and Chatham, passed away unexpectedly at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Tom was born on June 26, 1957 and was raised in Chicopee. He was the son of the late Joseph Edward and Lorraine Constance (Gwozdz) Anischik.    Tom received an associate of science degree in turf management from Stockbridge School of Agriculture, a bachelor’s...

John A. Keeler

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John A. Keeler was born in Boston on November 7, 1936. He died in Sandwich at the McCarthy Care Center on February 10, 2021.    He was a resident of Chatham since the 1970s.    John leaves behind his best friend and wife, Catharine Blunt.    Donations in John’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.    Burial will be private.

John R. ‘Beach’ Jones

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John R. ‘Beach’ Jones 1927 — 2021 Naugatuck, Conn. —John Robert “Beach” Jones, 93, husband of the late Cecilia (Regan) Jones, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, February 13, 2021. Beach was born on November 2, 1927, in Waterbury, a son of the late Mark and Adaline (Beach) Jones. Beach was a lifelong resident of Naugatuck and a longtime resident of East Harwich. He was an avid fisherma...

William Cullum Snow

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William Cullum Snow, age 91, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his loving wife, J. Anne Snow (Cummings) in 2016. Born on April 8, 1929 in Eastham, William was the eldest son of Adeline Cullum Snow and Harry Howard Snow. He lived his entire life in Orleans.    William graduated from Orleans High School in 1947 and Worce...

Mary Louise Kent

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Mary Louise Kent (10/31/1925 – 02/18/2021) Mary Louise (Horton) Kent of North Easton and North Eastham died peacefully at The Terraces Orleans at the age of 95 on February 18, 2021.  She was born on October 31, 1925 in Brockton to Robert Elwood and Frances Head (Norris) Horton, the youngest of six siblings.  Mary was the sister of the late Dana Horton, Robert E. Horton, Jennie Mahoney, Leonard Horton and Marion S...

Thomas Kromer Myers

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Thomas Kromer Myers, a long-time summer resident of Chatham, passed away January 2, 2021 in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Tom was born in Pasadena on June 9, 1932, to Norval and Elizabeth Myers, joining big brother David Myers. He spent his first years in California, most notably in Oleum, California, where his father was the local oil refinery manager. In 1941, the family moved to Short Hills, New Jers...

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Shafter

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Robert L. “Bob” Shafter, age 89, of Chatham (and, formerly, New Canaan, Conn.) passed away peacefully on Thursday February 4, 2021. Born on June 9, 1931 in Freeport, Long Island to Ruland and Helen Shafter, Bob graduated from Cranwell Preparatory School in Lenox in 1949 and Georgetown College in 1953 with a degree in History and Government. He also earned his LL.B. from Georgetown Law in 1958, following active-du...