The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 26, 2001

Tanya Koning to wed Christopher Pierce

Robert and Marylou Koning of Acton Street announce the engagement of their daughter, Tanya Marie Koning, to Christopher Alexander Pierce, son of Robert and Patricia Pierce of Poolesville, Maryland.

Tanya graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 1991 and Chris graduated the same year from Poolesville High School.

Tanya and Chris both graduated from Ithaca College in 1996, each with a Master of Science degree in physical therapy. Tanya is working at Deaconess Billings Clinic and she coaches women's soccer at Skyview High School. Chris is working at St. Vincent's Outpatient Rehab Center. He teaches health and is the assistant men's soccer coach at Montana State University. They currently reside in Billings, Montana.

A September wedding is planned.

BIRTHS

Catherine, Caroline and Douglas Stevenson

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. G. Stevenson of Cross Street are pleased to announce the births of their children, Catherine Jane Gray, Caroline Margaret Gray, and Douglas Arthur Gray, II. The children were born on January 17, 2001 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston.

Proud grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Barlow of Liverpool, New York and Mr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Stevenson of Heald Road.

The father, Doug Stevenson, grew up in Carlisle and is one of the town's selectmen.

· William D. Bygrave of Peter Hans Road was recently honored by Babson College in Wellesley at the school's annual Service Awards Ceremony for employees. Bygrave, a professor in the Management Division, was recognized for 15 years of dedicated service.

· Carolyn Cappetta of Hillside Drive has been elected to the USA Track and Field Masters Hall of Fame. Capetta, 65, is a sprinter and middle-distance athlete who still holds two world records and three U.S. records of the 12 she set. Cappetta has also completed 15 marathons, including third place masters finishes at the Boston Marathon, in 1983 (age 47) and 1984. Her recent focus has been indoor track.

· Our sympathy to...

Nina Ostrom and her family of Ledgeways on the death of her mother, Esther "Dede" Abramson, 78, of New Bedford Massachusetts, on January 19. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Carlisle Education Foundation PO. Box 734, Carlisle, MA 01741.

· Barbara Fine of Brook Street, an employee of Partners Health Care, has received the Partners In Excellence Award. Fine received an award for outstanding performance in Quality Treatment and service at Faulkner Hospital.

· Barbara Fine of Brook Street, an employee of Partners Health Care, has received the Partners In Excellence Award. Fine received an award for outstanding performance in Quality Treatment and service at Faulkner Hospital.

obituary

Tony Oh

Tony Oh, a resident of Carlisle, died January 2, 2001 of pneumonia while traveling in Korea. A prominent international businessman, Mr. Oh was founder, president, and CEO of Electronic Business Solutions (EBS), Inc. of North Billerica, Massachusetts, a provider of advanced, custom computer solutions to corporations. He was 41.

Born in Korea, Mr. Oh immigrated to the United States in 1979 and graduated from The University of Lowell in 1984, majoring in electronic engineering and computer science. He was diagnosed with cancer in 1989 and during the cancer treatments, he founded EBS with his wife, Fran. Mr. Oh survived this cancer and a recurrence in 1993. Throughout these illnesses, Mr. Oh retained his sense of humor and optimistic outlook. In recent years, he became involved in meditationa practice that further strengthened his already powerful faith. He will be remembered for his generosity to those in need, his enthusiasm for life, and his gentle spirit. His work at EBS will continue under the guidance of his wife, Fran.

In keeping with Tony's love of nature and Carlisle, his burial service will take place at the Green Cemetery in Carlisle on Saturday, January 27 at 11 a.m.

He is survived by his wife, Fran; his son, Jake, 8, and two daughters, Eunna, 5 and Inna, 3.

Donations in memory of Tony Oh may be made to Tony Oh Memorial fund/MGH, for Proton patient care, 100 Charles River Plaza, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114-2792. Attention Amy Fontanella.


2001 The Carlisle Mosquito