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February 21
Ward Pendleton Bates, 1939

​Ward Pendleton Bates died on July 31, 2011, at the age of 94. 

Bates earned a degree in English from Trinity, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii. He taught for many years at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD, and at Blake School in Edina, MN, until in 1976 he changed careers and became a realtor with the Realty Center in Edna. 

Ward is survived by his daughter, Susan, and son, Ward Jr.


February 21
Robert J. Rebman, 1941

​Robert J. Rebman, 91, died on April 26, 2011in Murrieta, CA.

After graduating from Trinity with a degree in education, Rebman enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and served in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945. He went on to earn a master’s degree from Long Beach State and taught high school in California.  

Rebman is survived by his wife, Connie; two daughters, Karen and Claudia; son, Rick; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. 


February 21
Arthur Donald McKibbin, 1942

​Arthur D. McKibbin, 91, died on July 16, 2011 in West Lebanon, NH.

While at Trinity, McKibbin was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Alpha Chi Rho. After receiving a degree in education, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as an intelligence officer. McKibbin had a long career as an educator in New York State, where he taught English and served as assistant principal, eventually becoming assistant superintendent of schools in two districts. 

McKibbin is survived by his daughters, Bonnie and Karen; son, Andy; and grandchildren, Kristen, Michael, and Bryan. 


February 21
Gerard Andrew Barnaby, 1942

​Gerard Andrew Barnaby of Sarasota, FL died on October 19, 2011, at the age of 91.

After receiving a B.A. from Trinity, Barnaby graduated from Boston University Medical School and pursued his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Cosair Crippled Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was in private practice in Albany, NY, for 30 years until his retirement in 1988. 

He is survived by his wife, Katherine; daughters, Patricia and Lynn; sons, Gerard, Jr., and Keith; brother, Robert; and eight grandchildren. 


February 21
Roger Garrett Conant, 1944

​Roger Garrett Conant died on November 12, 2011 at the age of 90. 

While in the Army, Conant studied at the Citadel and Johns Hopkins, where he received an Engineering Degree. He then attended Trinity College as a pre-med student and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi. Conant entered the Air Force and was stationed in Hawaii, Wake Island, Japan, and Korea and served as a Preventative Medicine Officer and Occupational Physician. In 1949, he received his medical degree from Georgetown University and began his professional career at St. Francis Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Occupational Medicine at Yale University School of Public Health. He then became the Surgical Director at the Travelers Insurance Company and later the Medical Director of Occupational Health Services at Royal Typewriter. He left Royal to become Senior Attending Physician, and Emergency Room doctor at St. Francis Hospital, where he worked until he retired at the age of 70. 

Conant was a past president of the Hart Association of Greater Hartford and a member of the CT Occupational Association. He was one of the longest and oldest members of the Farmington Country Club, a member of the Old Guard, and a supporter of Conrad Hockey and Trinity Football. 

He was predeceased by his first wife, Doris Fee Conant, and his first son, Paul, and is survived by his second wife, Lola Lawrence Conant; four children, Debra, Nancy, Laurie, and Keith; sons-in-law, Mark Fucci and Bart Holl; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 


February 21
Frederick William Elton, 1944
Frederick William Elton died on October 26, 2011 at the age of 89. 

Elton attended Trinity College for two years before enlisting in the Air Force in June of 1942. He was stationed near Peterborough, England, as a turret specialist and obtained the rank of staff sergeant. Returning after the war, he graduated from Colorado School of Mines with an engineering degree, and worked for the Shell Oil Company for 27 years. He retired from Shell in 1976, and started his own business. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Shawver Elton; four children, Charles A. Elton and wife Barbara, Dale Lee Elton and his wife Sheralee, Rebecca Sue Bentley and husband Mack, and Dr. Cynthia A. Buchannan and husband Bill; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

February 21
James H. E. Johnston, 1944

​James H. E. Johnston, 90, died on March 18, 2011 in Santa Fe, NM. 

In 1942, Johnston left Trinity to volunteer for the American Field Service; he served with the British 8th Army, where he drove ambulances across the African desert. In 1943, Johnston enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and was assigned to the 5th Marine Division, which went to Iwo Jima. After an honorable discharge in 1945, Johnston finished his education at Georgia Tech. He then worked at the Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Co. for 25 years before retiring in 1992. 

He is survived by his wife, Jean; son, J.H.E., Jr.; sister, Caroline; and numerous stepchildren, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 


February 21
Walter H. Joyner, 1945

​Walter H. Joyner died on July 6, 2011 at the age of 89. 

Joyner served from 1942 to 1945 in the Connecticut National Guard E Company 169th Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant. After graduating from Trinity, he worked as an underwriter for the Aetna Life and Causality for over 10 years. He then joined his father in a maintenance supply and servicing business, from which he retired in 1986. 

Joyner was a member of Masonic Lodge no. 73, Sphinx Temple Shrine, and the Rockville Fish and Game Club. He was elected to the State House of Representatives in 1979 and served two terms. He later served as director and president of the 8th Utilities District for five years, and was instrumental in developing better relations between the district and the Town of Manchester, CT. 

Joyner is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughters, Christine and Penelope; son, Stephen; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 


February 21
Irving Russell Brown, 1948

​Irving Russell Brown, 88, died on May 13, 2009 in Tiverton, RI. 

Brown was a veteran of World War II and worked for United States Gypsum (USG) for 38 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Bernadette Anne; two sons, James and Douglas; and six grandchildren. He is predeceased by his daughter, Judith. 


February 21
Hayden Field Loveland, 1949

​Hayden Field Loveland, 84, died on August 31, 2011 in Old Saybrook, CT. 

While at Trinity, Loveland was a member of Sigma Nu and the Trinity Pipes. He served in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, and was employed by the Hartford Courant for over 35 years as assistant circulation manager and later as the distribution manager. While at the Courant, he served as president of the New England Association of Circulation Executives. 

After retiring, he was active in boating activities as a member of the United States Power Squadrons; he served as the commander of the Hartford Power Squadron, was an active member of the Saybrook Power Squadron, and was also District 1 Commander. Loveland also served at the national level as a rear commander for basic boating education, co-authoring the basic boating course book that is used to teach boating skills to thousands throughout the country. He was also a member of the Hamburg Cove Yacht Club, where he served as commodore. 

He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, and is survived by his three sons, Kenneth, Kevin, and R. Scott; and eight grandchildren. 


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