The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, September 14, 2001

Friends and Neighbors


Eric Scott Jensen

Physicist, Conservation Commissioner

Eric Scott Jensen, 48, a resident of Carlisle since 1991, died on Monday, September 10, 2001 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident the previous day. (See story beginning on page 1.)

Since 1985 he was a very respected and well-liked member of the Brandeis University physics department, with research interests in the electronic structure of solids and solid surfaces. He had earned a B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

For the past two years he was a member of the Carlisle Conservation Commission where he had a reputation for "out-of-the box thinking," a "quirky sense of humor," and a passionate dedication to protecting Carlisle's open spaces, tall pine trees, and living creatures. In a letter to the board of selectmen in 1999, Eric volunteered to serve on the commission. He wrote, "People typically move to Carlisle for one of the following three reasons: (1) pure snob address appeal, (2) the schools, or (3) the trees, frogs and birds. I came for the trees, enjoy the birds, frogs and dragonflies, and I look forward to seeing what the town is doing to keep them healthy." His friend and neighbor Frank Golis recalled recently finding Eric motionless in a "weird posture" in his back yard. "He was standing with his hand out waiting for a butterfly to land on it," Frank discovered.

He is survived by his brother Hal Jensen and family of Austin, Texas; Charles and Suzanne Lucas, the parents of his late wife Norene Lucas; and his sister-in-law Myrna Jensen, wife of his late brother Curt.

A service was held yesterday, September 13, at Brandeis University in Waltham.


Vaughan Hayes Supple

Amy and J.J. Supple of Sunset Road are happy to announce the birth of Vaughan Hayes Supple on July 24, 2001. Grandparents are Patricia and Dave Hayes of Newport, Rhode Island and Claire Henneberry and Joseph Supple of Cape Cod.

Maggie and Andy Blake

Charlie and Madeleine Blake of East Street are delighted to announce the birth of their twins, Andrew William and Margaret Fitler. Andy and Maggie were born June 30, 2001. Maternal grandparents are Jack and Margaret McGrath of Wilmington, Delaware. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Nan Blake of Jefferson, Massachusetts.

Christopher Matthew Newton

Christine and David Thomas of Page Brook Road are pleased to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Christopher Matthew Newton, born to Victoria and Matthew Newton of Warrington, England. He was born on 22 July 2001 at Warrington Hospital and weighed 8 lb. 4 oz. Christine spent four weeks with the new family just after the baby was born, and David will be visiting England in November.

Christopher's paternal grandparents are Margaret and David Newton of Warrington, England. He has three great-grandfathers and two great-grandmothers, all living in the United Kingdom.

· Ellen Seebacher of Heald Road has been provisionally certified as a teacher of "The Bradley Method" of natural childbirth, and will begin her first class in early September.

· David Woodbury Jr, formerly of Carlisle, graduated from Drexel University in Philadelphia on June 9 with a B.S. in civil engineering management. David is a 1997 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and is currently employed as project manager for A. A. Myers Construction in Wayne, Pennsylvania.

· The New England Revolution honored the members of the Division I Boys' U-16 Concord/Carlisle Soccer Club, winners of the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions Sportsmanship Award, during a parade on the field prior to the August 4 Revolution vs. the Dallas Burn game.

The Massachusetts Tournament of Champions is held the last weekend of June. Teams earn the right to qualify in the tournament by competing during the spring in leagues throughout the state. The champions from each league then proceed to the Tournament of Champions.

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