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Friday, August 13, 2010


Flora Kathleen Alderson

Edward Alderson and Sarah Grallert of Bingham Road are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Flora Kathleen Alderson, on July 8. Proud grandparents are Margot and the late Walter Grallert of Concord and Bruce and Kathleen Alderson of Arlington.


Joseph A. Ziehler

WW II veteran and fifth-grade history teacher

Joseph A. Ziehler, 86, formerly of Acton Street, died August 6, at Wayside Hospice in Wayland. He was the beloved husband of the late Marcia (Sullivan) Ziehler who died in 2006.

Born in Newburyport on December 27, 1923, he was the son of the late Joseph and Bissie (Godard) Ziehler. He graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Education. During World War II he served as a Private First Class in the United States Army and was stationed in Italy. For many years, prior to his retirement, Mr. Ziehler was a fifth-grade history teacher at the Lexington Public Schools. A 40-year resident of Carlisle, he was an avid golfer, a voracious reader, an amateur photographer and he loved to swim. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Patriots and the Red Sox.

Survivors include two sons, David Ziehler and his wife Pamela of Acton Street and Joseph Ziehler, Jr. of Ledgeways, two special granddaughters, Valerie and Eleonora, three brothers, Allen of East Haven, Connecticut, James of Sanborn, Maine and Harry of Hillsboro, Oregon. He was also the brother of the late Kay.

A graveside service was held on August 12 in Green Cemetery. The Rev. Diane Miller of The First Religious Society in Carlisle officiated. For online guest book, please visit ∆

John F. Paulson

Research chemist

John F. Paulson, PhD, 80, of Carlisle Pines Drive, a research chemist who worked at the Air Force Geophysics Lab (AFGL) at Hanscom Field, Bedford, died August 3, at the Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Chelmsford after a long illness.

Paulson was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He graduated from Moses Brown School in Providence and Haverford College in Pennsylvania and then earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Rochester. He joined AFGL in 1959 and worked there until he retired. In 1986 he was the recipient of two prestigious Air Force awards for his research. His contributions to atmospheric chemistry were internationally recognized. He contributed to 94 technical meetings, published more than 110 papers in professional journals and wrote chapters for 11 technical books. He served as president of the Hanscom chapter of Sigma Xi and was a member of the American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society, the American Geophysical Union and the American Society of Mass Spectrometry. His greatest leisure pleasure was being on the ocean, sailing his boat off the coast of Maine.

He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 55 years, a son, David Paulson of Jay, Vermont, a daughter, Suzanne Paulson. PhD and her husband Tyrone Callahan, PhD of Santa Monica, California, two grandchildren, Micaela Paulson and Riley Callahan, and a springer spaniel, Annie.

A memorial service was held August 6 at The First Religious Society in Carlisle with Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Private interment was in Green Cemetery.

Donations in his memory should be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Association – Mass. Chapter, 720 Harrison Avenue, Suite 707, Boston, MA 02118-2334. For online guest book visit

MUSICIANS ON TOUR. Carlisle members of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (left to right) Katherine Hreib, Thomas Veitch, Alex Kinmonth and Katie Hendrickson stand in front of Chichester Cathedral in England where they performed. They also played concerts in Oxford and Birmingham while on their tour of England with the orchestra. (Courtesy photo)

SOLDIER’S FAMILY HONORED. James and Jean Morin pose with Major General Joseph Carter and Governor Deval Patrick in the Governer’s office on July 27. (Courtesy photo)

James and Jean Morin of Maple Street attended a special luncheon at the Massachusetts State House honoring families of currently deployed soldiers, hosted by Governor Deval Patrick, on July 27. The Morins’ daughter, First Lieutenant Jennifer A. Morin, is currently serving a 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Morin and a number of other Massachusetts-based soldiers had the opportunity to meet with Patrick during his recent Middle-East tour. Patrick promised that he would pass on special messages and greetings to loved ones back home and he shared these stories and messages at the luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. Morin’s reactions and appreciation for the Governor’s kindness and overall support of the troops were featured in a press conference on WHDH, WCVB and NECN. Major General Joseph C. Carter, the Adjutant General for the Massachusetts Army National Guard, was also present to offer his thanks and appreciation to the invited families. The Morins are eagerly awaiting their daughter’s return home in early January 2011. ∆

Congratulations, college graduates

Irene F. Dennison of Stearns Street received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Psychology and a concentration in Educational Studies from Carleton College.

Emily Goldberg of Indian Hill Road received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Society from the University of Rochester.

Sanne N. Wortel of Munroe Hill Road received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester.

Annmarie Bilotta of Nathan Lane received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Elise Lehotsky of West Street received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

John R. Stone of Skelton Road received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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