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Lawrenceville Remembers 9/11/01

Today, Lawrentians gathered at the School Peace Pole to remember those who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.

The bells of the Edith Memorial Chapel rang out as School organist Tom Goeman played parts of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” and Gabriel Fauer’s “Requiem.” Head of School Steve Murray, Assistant Dean of Students Doug Davis, and School Chaplain Sue Anne Steffey Morrow each spoke, and members of the Student Council read the names of the 13 School community members lost 20 years ago on this day. The summer issue of The Lawrentian (pages 32-36) shares the story Mary P'00 and Frank Fetchet P'00, founders of Voices Center for Resilience (formerly known as Voices of September 11), a nonprofit for survivor’s families. Their son, Bradley (brother of Wesley Fetchet '00), was lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. You can learn more about each of the victims in the New York Times Portraits of Grief feature

Arthur T. Barry

Barry was a New York City firefighter for seven years, a member of Ladder Company 15 near the South Street Seaport. His colleagues frequently relied on him to repair elevators during high-rise fires. He was the uncle of Matthew '07 and Laura '12 Poss.

Swede K. Chevalier

A landscaper as well as an equities trader, Chevalier (brother of Tylia '00) loved to play hockey and to mountain bike. His motto was, "Gamble big, lend happily, love fully, never sit still."

Catherine Chirls P'03

Chirls told her son Nick '03, who was the number one squash player in his age group at Lawrenceville, "Never limit yourself." Nick, a day student, and his mom did the dishes together each night, talking about sports and politics.

Keith E. Coleman '86

Coleman, a wrestler who lived in Kinnan House, came to Lawrenceville as a postgraduate student. Called a quiet leader and a family man, he was married to Eloide, father to Vaughn and Neva, and brother to Scott Coleman '89.

Scott Coleman '89

Coleman was a three-sport varsity athlete at Lawrenceville (soccer, track, and baseball) and an accomplished cellist. He had a quick mind in the classroom as well as astounding speed on the playing field.

Jonathan Connors P'02

Connors had a zest for life. He loved Ireland; the quick pace of his work; his wife, Susan; and their sons Jonathan and James '02. When anyone asked him how he was, he always replied, "Tip top."

Bradley J. Fetchet

Fetchet was a quiet person with a wide smile who played hockey and lacrosse. He was a deft athlete and a role model of generosity of spirit and surprise. He came often to Lawrenceville to watch his brother Wesley '00 play lacrosse and cheer on the team.

Karen Hagerty

Hagerty was funny and inclined to take charge. She organized Christmas presents each year for a homeless shelter in the Bronx, N.Y. Her office got stuffed with all of the donated presents. She was the stepdaughter of J. Linzee Whittaker '61 and sister to James Hagerty '93.

Charles W. Mathers P'98

Mathers served in the Navy and, for 25 years, was a volunteer fireman in Sea Girt, N.J. Father of Charles '98, Mathers loved every minute of his work.

Charles A. McCrann '64

McCrann was an honors student at Lawrenceville and a hard worker with a puckish sense of humor. Married to Michele, McCrann was father to a daughter and a son, and boasted a six (golf) handicap.

Christopher Newton-Carter

The native of England, Newton-Carter was Associate Director in charge of Information Technology at Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P. He developed computer systems for the investment bank. He was the uncle of Katya '09 and André '12 Danko, brother-in-law of Keith Danko '77.

Michael San Phillip '63

A devoted alumnus to Lawrenceville, he was a starter for Lawrenceville coach Ed Megna's State Champion basketball team and for Big Red coach Jack Reydel's "single wing" football squad. Married to Lynn for 35 years, San Phillip had two daughters and a granddaughter, Mikki

Richard H. Stewart, Jr. '85

At Lawrenceville, Stewart was president of Cleve House, secretary of the School, and captain of the varsity ice hockey team. After his long week as a broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, he spent each Friday night serving supper at a homeless shelter.

For additional information on all Lawrenceville School news, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of public relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org