Coach Charles E. Holt Jr.
Charles E. "Charlie" Holt Jr., 77, coach of the UNH men's hockey team from 1968 to 1986, died March 17, 2000.
A three-time recipient of the Spencer T. Penrose award as the nation's most outstanding coach, he turned the UNH men's hockey program into a Division I power. He compiled a 347-232-18 record at UNH and led teams to an Eastern College Athletic Conference championship in 1978-79 and three NCAA semifinal appearances. He was inducted into the national Hockey Hall of Fame in 1997. A tribute to Coach Holt is on Page 13.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two children, Bradley G. Holt '95 and Brenda Holt Mullaney '83; and four grandchildren.
Professor Melvin Sandler
Melvin Sandler, associate professor emeritus of hotel administration, died Jan. 31, 2000, at the age of 79.
Sandler received a B.S. in 1941 from Georgetown University and was certified as a public accountant before joining the Navy and serving on the destroyer U.S.S. Harding during WW II. In 1947, he received an M.A. in personnel from Northwestern and then worked as manager of personnel for Food Machinery Corp. in West Virginia and California. In 1968, he moved to Connecticut to work for the American Hotel and Motel Association. Sandler joined UNH in 1971, where he taught and chaired the hotel administration program until his retirement in 1993. He was credited with fostering the program's national reputation for excellence, and was instrumental in the founding of the academic honor society Eta Sigma Delta.
He leaves his wife, Bernice; a daughter, Debra Anne Sandler; and a grandson.
Stanley W. Wright Sr. '30
Stanley W. Wright Sr., a teacher, principal and superintendent, died Dec. 20, 1999, at the age of 92.
Wright earned a bachelor's degree in history in 1930 and an M.Ed. in 1940 from UNH, and was a member of the 1929 football championship team. He served as a teacher and coach in Littleton, N.H., principal of Goffstown (N.H.) High School, and he was the youngest superintendent in Massachusetts when he was appointed in 1942 as the administrator for several communities. Wright closed out his career as superintendent in Windham, Maine.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kendall Wright '30; a son, Stanley W. Wright Jr.; and a stepdaughter, Paula Boulton.
Carlton E. Buttrick '32
Internationally recognized humanitarian Carlton E. Buttrick, 89, died Feb. 29, 2000.
Buttrick earned a B.A. in history from UNH, and did graduate work at Yale. He was director of boys at the Gilbert Home in Winstead, Conn., and the boys' supervisor at Mitchell House in Hartford. Buttrick was the longtime president of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, and was the first elected president of the International Society for the Protection of Animals. As such, he was instrumental in changing the way animals are treated during the filming of movies. He received gold medals for his work from several European animal protection groups. In 1962, he was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from UNH, and in 1987, received the Alumni Meritorious Service Award.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline E. Buttrick; a son, Richard O. Buttrick; five grandchildren, including Pamela D. Buttrick '90; and nine great-grandchildren.
Virginia Powers Stokes '32
Virginia "Ginny" Powers Stokes, secretary for the Class of 1932 for 65 years, died March 12, 2000. She was 89.
Stokes earned a B.A. in French in 1932. A former board member of the Alumni Association, she received the Alumni Meritorious Service Award in 1941. For many years, she was assistant treasurer for the New Hampshire Association for the Blind.
She is survived by a son, Stewart Stokes; a daughter, Sylvia Stokes; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three nephews.
Thomas W. Gorman Jr. '51
Thomas W. Gorman Jr. died Feb. 12, 2000, at the age of 73.
Gorman joined the U.S. Army after graduating from high school, and entered UNH in 1947. He graduated with a B.S. in biology in 1951. Quarterback of the 1950 undefeated football team, he was inducted into the UNH Hall of Fame in 1990.
After UNH, he joined the U.S. Air Force and flew combat missions during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a jet pilot for more than 25 years, retiring from the Air Force in 1981.
He is survived by four sons, Kevin, Kelly, Kyle and Kerry Gorman; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.