March 14, 2013, in Providence, R.I., at 86. He served as a radioman in the Naval Reserve during World War II. He taught high school English, mostly in New York, until his retirement in 1988, and he enjoyed acting and directing amateur theater. His proudest achievement was directing The Diary of Anne Frank at Beaver River Central School in Beaver Falls, N.Y., in 1960. Predeceased by his wife, Jeannette Godbois, and two grandchildren, he is survived by five children and eight grandchildren.