RICHARD B. LEZOTTE SR., 88, the retired president of the Wolcott (Conn.) Tool and Die Manufacturing, Co., died Aug. 16, 2011. A member of Alpha Chi Rho, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. His wife, Jacquelyn Andross Lezotte, predeceased him. Survivors include his daughter; his son, Richard B. Lezotte Jr. ’79; two granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; and two sisters.
THEODORE S. CONNELLY, the chairman of the Communications Institute, died Feb. 7, 2013, at age 87. He was the son of Herbert L. Connelly of the class of 1909. During World War II he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and then received his degree in 1949.
CHARLES M. STONE, 90, the retired president of the Stone Agency, Inc., died Jan. 21, 2013. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi and a longtime Class Secretary. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he returned to Wesleyan and received his degree in 1946. He spent 20 years in the insurance business at his agency, was a charter member of the Guilford (Conn.) VFW, and was a member of the Rotary Club with 56 years of perfect attendance. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Fiero Stone; five children, eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law, Charles E. Fiero Jr. ’50; and a nephew, Christopher Brown ’04.
ROBERT W. DEVAUL, a geologist who specialized in hydrology, died Jan. 3, 2013. He was 94. A member of the John Wesley Club, he was elected to Sigma Xi. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he received a master’s degree from Syracuse University. He worked for the United States Geological Survey for 33 years. Predeceased by his wife, Mildred Liebenow Devaul and his son, his daughter, Deanna Devaul, survives.