The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 8, 2006


Roy M. Salzman
Former longtime
Carlisle resident

Roy M. Salzman, 73, of Rockport, Maine, formerly of Curve Street in Carlisle, died peacefully at Penobscot Bay Medical Center on December 3, 2006 after several years of a struggle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his immediate family.

Roy was born on September 25, 1933, the son of Milton G. and Lillian E. Wagner Salzman. He grew up in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a B. S. in Electrical Engineering in 1955 and a B.S. in Business Administration in 1956. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1977.

Following graduation from MIT, he entered the U.S. Air Force as a Second Lieutenant and became a jet bomber pilot, flying B-47s for the Strategic Air Command. Leaving the Air Force in 1959 with the rank of Captain, he worked as a computer programmer, product planner and in government contract sales for Sperry Rand Univac in Philadelphia and Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. He then joined Adams Associates, a software development and consulting firm in Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1962. In 1967 Roy joined Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL)

In 1984 Roy moved to Brussels with his wife Doris. There he specialized in consulting projects involving the use of computers in engineering and manufacturing applications. They both enjoyed considerable traveling around Europe for both business and pleasure. They returned to the U. S. in 1988 and subsequently moved to Bethesda, Maryland, until his retirement in 1995, when they moved to Rockport, Maine.

In his retirement years, Roy was active in many community organizations. In 2002 he was honored to be named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Camden Rotary Club in recognition of his many contributions to the community. He was to receive a 2006 Special Appreciation Award from the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce this week. Roy also spent considerable time working on and sailing his Cape Dory sloop in the summers and enjoyed skiing and wood-working in the winters.

Roy is survived by his wife Doris and two children, Brad, now living in Ware, Massachusetts, and Lynn, living in West Barnstable, Massachusetts. Roy and Doris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 2, 2006.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2006, at Nativity Lutheran Church, Rockport. The Reverend Jerry LiaBraaten will officiate.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mid-Coast Habitat for Humanity, POB 785, Camden, ME 04843 or Coastal Mountain Land Trust, 101 Mount Battie Street, Camden, Maine 04843.

Allie Blair dances en pointe as an angel. (Courtesy photo)

Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker goes on tour

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, José Mateo's Ballet Theatre is touring its acclaimed production of The Nutcracker to three beautiful performing arts theatres: the J. Everett Collins Center, Andover (December 8—10), the Spingold Theatre, Brandeis University, Waltham (December 15—17) and also in Duxbury at the Performing Arts Center (December 21-24).

This year, several young dancers from Concord and Carlisle will be a part of the magic: Julie Yen, Patricia Chiang, and Allie Blair dance en pointe as angels, Alyssa Kohler, as a soldier, and Cecelia Spiers as a cherub.

No other ballet company presents The Nutcracker like Ballet Theatre does. Choreographed by Artistic Director Mateo and inspired by Tchaikovsky's glorious score, the story is brought to life through the dancing rather than the usual mime and theatrics associated with other productions. Over 70 children in each cast join the acclaimed company dancers as mice, soldiers, cherubs and angels. Festive sets and sumptuous costumes help make this affordable Nutcracker a treat for young and old.

Join us at the theatre nearest you and make Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker a part of your holiday tradition. Choose from five different show times at each location. Ticket prices range from $15 to $50, and are on sale online at or by phone at 1-617-354-7467. Discount tickets are available through the dancers.

2006 The Carlisle Mosquito