The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 13, 2007


Joseph Voss Berman and Theodore Spinoza Berman

John Berman and Kerry Voss are the proud parents of twin boys, Joseph Voss and Theodore Spinoza (Tedy), born on February 28 in New York City. Grandparents include Gerry Berman, formerly of Indian Hill, and Jane Lewis, formerly of Stoney Gate.

John Berman, who grew up in Carlisle, was the Memorial Day speaker here three years ago and is currently an ABC-TV News reporter in New York City.


Russell D. Robinson
Long-time member of the Carlisle Congregational Church

Russell D. Robinson, 87, a former West Street resident, died in Memorial Hospital in Easton, Maryland, on March 21.

Mr. Robinson was raised in Painesville, Ohio, and was a graduate of Harvey High School. He was retired from Stauffer Chemical Company and also Raytheon's Lowell plant and Bedford Auto Parts. He had lived in Carlisle from 1960 until 1974 before he moved to Chelmsford. He was a member of the Carlisle Congregational Church. Earlier, he was active and a Deacon at the West Medford Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church of Painesville, Ohio.

Mr. Robinson was also a member of the Harmonica Saints group in Nashua, New Hampshire, and was an active volunteer with the Chelmsford Meals-On-Wheels program. He served as an auctioneer at Carlisle's Old Home Day in the early '70s.

Mr. Robinson was the son of the late Daniel and Hazel (Stoltz) Robinson, husband of the late Ruth (Jessup) Robinson who died in 1999, and brother of the late Wayne Robinson and Teresa (Robinson) Lenk. His wife Ruth had been organist at the Carlisle Congregational Church. He is survived by three daughters, Virginia Robinson of Chelmsford, Martha Moses and her husband James of Tilghman Island, Maryland and Mary Forgays and her husband Gilbert of Cape Coral, Florida; two grandchildren, Melinda and Russsell Gadoury, a sister, Carol Harrison of Painesville, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews and close friends.

A memorial service will be held at the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School St., Carlisle, on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may by made to the Carlisle Congregational Church, (Hymnal Fund), PO Box 191, Carlisle, MA 01741. Arrangements are in the care of the Bedford Funeral Home, Bedford.

Our Sympathy to

Jean Sigona, formerly of Carlisle, now living in Billerica, on the death of her father, Louis A. Parker, 94, who died at the Concord Health Center on March 30.

When his daughter lived in Carlisle, Mr. Parker was active in the COA book group and chess club. A memorial service will be held at the Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, 66 Concord Road, Billerica, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14.

Riders Emma Richard and Alison Richard head to IEA National Finals. (Courtesy Photo)
· Emma Richard, a sophomore at CCHS and her sister, Alison Richard, a seventh grader at the Carlisle School, both equestrians who ride at Volo Farm in Westford, have qualified for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals, which will take place April 27-30 at Lake Erie College in Concord Township, Ohio. They competed at the end of March at River Wind Farm in Pembroke, Mass. at the Zone 1 Finals to earn their spots at the National Competition.

The unique aspect of IEA competition, both at the local and national level, is that riders do not supply their own horse or tack. Instead, these are provided to the students at the show by the hosting team. Though the rider and horse have a short opportunity at orientation, essentially the horse is new to the rider and the scores are based solely upon equitation and horsemanship.

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