An Obituary: James S. Rouvalis

James S. Rouvalis passed away on September 19, 2020.  A long-serving teacher and Science Coordinator for the Bedford Schools, Mr. Rouvalis was renowned for his entertaining lab experiments. He also coached several sports teams and taught driver’s education. Upon retiring to Topsfield, he was “a selfless and dedicated volunteer for the Council on Aging, and Meals on Wheels.

An Obituary: Grace Goodwin Wanamaker

Grace Goodwin Wanamaker passed away on September 7, 2020. Formerly of Lexington, Mrs. Wanamaker was a Bedford resident.

Private services are planned.

An Appreciation: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death from pancreatic cancer came late Friday night, it was a huge loss as a longstanding Supreme Court Justice, and as an advocate for women’s rights. Her wish to serve on the court until a new president was elected was denied.

Who didn’t admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman in the history of this country to be appointed to the Supreme Court?

An Obituary: Marion Elrick Cook

Marion E. Cook passed away on September 3, 2020.  A 60-year resident of Bedford, Mrs. Cook was among the founders of St. Paul’s Episcopal Chuch where she also taught Sunday School.

An Obituary: Dorothy ‘Dot’ McKenna

Dorothy ‘Dot’ McKenna passed away at age 93 on September 1, 2020. A Bedford resident from 1957 until she retired to Cummaquid, Mrs. McKenna taught mathematics and coached the Math League at the John Glenn Middle School, was an assistant leader in the town’s Girl Scouting program and taught Sunday School at St. Michael’s Church. ” Dot was known for her love of life – she enjoyed people, travel, games, and most of all, conversation!”

An Obituary: Miles A. Callis

Miles A. Callis passed away on August 28, 2020. Miles grew up in Bedford and graduated as a member of the BHS Class of 2019.  An athlete, a Boy Scout, a lover of Hip Hop music, honing his craft as a rapper. “… He had the heart of a lion.”

An Obituary: Eileen Flavin Sullivan

Eileen Flavin Sullivan passed away on August 28, 2020. Raised in Concord, Eileen lived in Bedford for almost 40 years before retiring to Harwichport. She will be remembered as an avid reader who adored her family and friends.

An Obituary: Mel Farman

Mel Farman passed away on August 15, 2020. A man of extraordinary wit and kindness, he was beloved. As a young man with a degree in journalism, Mr. Farman wrote marketing copy with his colleague and long-time friend, mystery writer Robert B. Parker, later traveling the world, from Paris to Karachi to Sardinia and Moscow and Cairo and Jerusalem.

An Appreciation: Lauretta E. Stead

Lauretta E. Stead, who inspired two generations of Bedford middle school students during a 34-year teaching career, died last week at age 85. She was a resident of Carleton-Willard Village.

An Obituary: Lauretta E. ‘Laurie’ Stead

Lauretta E. ‘Laurie’ Stead passed away on August 13, 2020. Ms. Stead was a Math teacher at the John Glenn Middle School in Bedford for many years. After retiring from teaching, she worked as a consultant for the Massachusetts Teachers Association.