The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 14, 2000

birth

Melissa Rene Sturtz

Andrew and Denise Sturtz of East Street are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Melissa, born on June 22 at Emerson Hospital. She joins her brother Jacob. Grandparents are Donald and Liese Sturtz of Littleton and William and Mary Ellen Brymer of Medfield.

WEDDING

Nicole Driscoll weds Nicholas Diaconis

Nicole Driscoll of Indian Hill and Chatham and Nicholas Diaconis of Timonium, Maryland were married May 20, at Our Lady of Grace Church in Chatham.

OBITUARY

Wilmer H. Houssell Former Digital engineer

Wilmer H. (Bill) Houssell died Friday, July 7 at the age of 72 at his home on Indian Hill Road. A six-year resident of Carlisle, Bill was an enthusiastic gardener, with extensive gardens at his home and, for several summers, at Foss Farm. He was an accomplished chess, bridge and Go player, and regularly attended the Senior Men's breakfasts sponsored by the Council on Aging.

Bill was born in Philadelphia. Following his service in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from the University of Georgia. In 1955, he joined General Electric's Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Evendale, Ohio, where his team pioneered computer programs to support the design of jet engines. In 1961, Bill spent two years in Australia at the University of Queensland, where he taught computer programming. He joined Digital Equipment Company in the early 1970s, developing computer programs, teaching Cobol and Fortran, and later specializing in relational databases. He retired from DEC in 1991.

Bill is survived by his wife, Ellen J. Miller, of Carlisle; his sister, Miriam Lipman, of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania; a stepson, Matthew R. Miller, and a step-grandson, Alexander E. Miller, of Redwood City, California; a niece and two nephews; and his dog, Kira.

A memorial service celebrating Bill's life will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. at 145 Indian Hill Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 3H, Watertown, MA 02472.

· Maris Platais of Bedford Road is a finalist in the judging for the grand prize award of $50,000, in the prestigious "Arts for the Parks" competition.

The artwork titled, "Concord Autumn" from the Minute Man National Historical Park location, will be viewed this July by jury members from the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Studio Museum Harlem, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Announcement of this award and 22 others totaling $105,000 will take place at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park at the gala banquet and auction September 16.

This year over 1,200 artists submitted entries featuring the flora, fauna and history of one of the 378 locations of the National Park System. Created to celebrate the National Parks and the artists who enhance awareness and appreciation of these national treasures, this is the fourteenth year for the representational art competition.

· Ross Wagner, age 12, of Bedford Road attended the Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp Florian located in Canton at the Massachusetts Hospital School campus. The one-week overnight camp for children six through 21 offers various sports and social activities in a safe environment, staffed by well-trained professional counselors and a full medical staff.

· Grant and Helene Wilson of Concord Street will host a private $1,000 a head performance by Emmylou Harris to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's Campaign for a Landmine Free World.

· Eva Jellison, above center, of Judy Farm Road took the silver medal in the Youth 12 Women's Sabre at the Summer National Fencing Championships in Austin, Texas on Friday July 7. This summer Jellison was busy competing against some of the best fencers in the country. Summer Nationals were just two weeks after the Pomme de Terre, a regional tournament held at Brandeis University, where Jellison took third in the Open Women's Sabre and seventh in Mixed Unclassified Sabre. She competed against men and women up to four times her age. Jellison fences for Prise de Fer Fencing club. Prise de Fer will be offering open fencing on Monday nights in Bedford from 6-9 p.m. Jellison is coached by David Blake of Bedford who believes she should finish the fencing season ranked second in the country in Youth 12 Women's Sabre.

· Eva Jellison, above center, of Judy Farm Road took the silver medal in the Youth 12 Women's Sabre at the Summer National Fencing Championships in Austin, Texas on Friday July 7. This summer Jellison was busy competing against some of the best fencers in the country. Summer Nationals were just two weeks after the Pomme de Terre, a regional tournament held at Brandeis University, where Jellison took third in the Open Women's Sabre and seventh in Mixed Unclassified Sabre. She competed against men and women up to four times her age. Jellison fences for Prise de Fer Fencing club. Prise de Fer will be offering open fencing on Monday nights in Bedford from 6-9 p.m. Jellison is coached by David Blake of Bedford who believes she should finish the fencing season ranked second in the country in Youth 12 Women's Sabre.

Correction

In the article "New Life for an Old Hearse"(Mosquito, June 30), an error was made in Jim Davis, Jr.'s age. He responds that he is not as old as Larry Sorli, Sr., and he was elected to be the first to ride atop the hearse by default.


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