1/7/2023 - Nancy Wilson
Nahant - Nancy Wilson was born in Boston on December 30, 1934. She died peacefully, with strength and grace, surrounded by her family, on January 7, 2023, in the Nahant home where she grew up. Nancy was a natural athlete, competing on the basketball, field hockey and swim teams as a student. She later became an avid and passionate runner, completing the Boston Marathon and hundreds of other of road races over the years. As an elite runner in her age group, she regularly placed first in her category well into her 80's.
11/28/22 - Bob Welts
Robert "Bob" Welts passed on November 28th at age 89. Bob ran dozens of 5K and 10K races each year and competed on multiple occasions in both the road race and on the track at the National Senior Games.
A fellow New Hampshire NE 65+ Club member fondly remembers Bob as a “tough competitor” who made a “100% charge for the line” at the end of every race. Bob demonstrated this competitive spirit as recently as 2021 when, at 88 years of age, he won the 1,500 for his age group at the New Hampshire Senior
12/1/2022 - Skip Cleaver
Thornton “Skip” Cleaver, passed in Keene, NH on December first. He was 79. A lifelong distance and mountain runner, he completed 43 marathons and 27 Mt. Washington Road Races.
Past President of the Gate City Striders, and a longtime NE 65+ Club member, from 1995 to 2004 he wrote a weekly column called the “Runner’s Journal” in the Nashua Telegraph and was the managing editor of an online running website Cool Running.
11/6/2022 Dick Lajoie
Dick Lajoie was a member of the 70 year old New England 65 Plus that set the course record at the Lake Winnipesaukee Relay.
Here is a link to Dick's obituary.
10/14/2022 - Ray Prest
The Connecticut running community lost a popular and modest champion this month. “The Fast Old Dog,” Ray Prest, has passed at 83. A quiet advocate for older runners, for decades Ray led by example. If he couldn't run, he walked or cheered others. It often seemed that every senior competitor in the state knew or had been encouraged by Ray. A determined competitor, even after fighting off cancer in his late 70s, Ray set three state age group track records and was ranked as the #1 80-84 year-old miler in the U.S. in 2021. Thanksgiving would have been Ray's 40th Manchester Road Race. He was the age group champion in both 2019 and 2021. Ray was a founding member of the “Running Amigos” an informal group of senior runners, cyclists, and walkers that includes several 65+ Club members.
10/2/2022 - Ron Sanville
This year’s, 2022, recipient of the Lou Peters Longevity Award, has passed away. Ron, 93, and his wife, Rita, had expected to attend the club luncheon but Ron fell several days before the event and was unable to attend. Ron received the award for continuing to be active into his 90s. He loved to run, but when he could no longer run in recent years, he walked up to 23 miles from Haverhill to Hampton Beach. In recent months he could be seen with a caregiver going up and down his street with his walker. Last year at Jerry’s Run For All Ages, he was the oldest participant and placed first in his age group. Ron was a role model for all!
Bill Tribou - Article by Lori Riley
Dr. William O'Meara
Janet Lee Parkinson
William (Bill) Morgan
Melvin Aaron Fineberg
Richard R. Fedion
John Richard Shane
Fred Zuleger III - 2010 story about Freddy that ran in Runner's World
Seichi Edwin Sato
John Dicomandrea - Interesting overview of John's running career
Rev. John J. Wallace
Lewis Skeirik, DMD
Peter Andrew Scontras
Henry A. Bernazani