Celebrating the Life of DeWitt John - Shared screen with speaker view
Cara | GatheringUs Tech
GatheringUs is the place where communities gather to support each other and remember their loved one.The microphones for all guests have been muted.For those on video, there are two view options, Speaker and Gallery. The Speaker is the main view and your screen will default to this view each time there is a new presenter. You can switch between views by pressing on “View” in the top right corner. If you are on a mobile device, you can swipe to the left to change the view. For those on a tablet, like an Ipad, the “Switch to Gallery View” button can be found on the top of your screen.If you or anyone you know has any technical difficulties during the event please contact our technical support team by calling or texting: 240-608-6037. Please note that this event is being recorded.
Matthew Klingle (he/him)
Matthew Klingle
John Beckman
john and john beckman
Anne Hayden
Anne Hayden
Jim Parmentier
Jim Parmentier
Cathie Todd
john and Cathie todd
Michael Spencer & Patricia Lenz
Bilbo Schickenberg
Bilbo & Barbara Schickenberg
Connie Chiang
Connie Chiang
Christoph Goss
Christoph, Tatiana, Markus, and Catalina Goss
Kay Schlozman
Stanley and Kay Schlozman
Eileen Sylvan Johnson
Dharni Vasudevan (she/her/hers)
Dharni Vasudevan
Morley Hoffman/Strom
Morley Hoffman, DeWitt's niece.I'm glad to be here with you all.
Sean Mahoney
Sean Mahoney, Conservation Law Foundation
Margo Knight
Margp and David Knight
Morley Beckman | Speaker
Elizabeth Morley Beckman, formerly Elizabeth John, DeWitt’s daughter. Thank you all so much for joining us.
Cindy and Jim Rosenthal
Brigitte Kingsbury
Brigitte Kingsbury
Meg Warren
Meg and Dan Warren
Jane & John Berry
Cara | GatheringUs Tech
At this time, we open the space for guests here today to share a memory. This can be a story or memory that makes you smile or is special to you.If we were all together today this would be like raising your hand and passing the microphone around the room. So if you would like to publicly share please raise your hand.There are two ways to raise your hand. First is to use the raise your hand feature in Zoom. To do this click on participants and then the raise hand icon is in the bottom left of the participants panel. Or, we invite you to can do this the old fashion way and wave your hand in the video, our staff will call on you by name and ask you to unmute your microphone.You can also share here, in the chat. The chat will be shared with the family as a virtual guestbook.
Trish Eliasson
Trish and Nick Eliasson
Sue O'Dell (She/her/hers)
Sue O’Dell
Scott Fulford
Love from Scott, Lindy, Hunter, and Evan Fulford. Lindy and I remember visiting and having lobster in Maine.
Marcia Harrington
When we first moved to Brunswick, my husband, Jake, reached out to DeWitt whom he’d been told could advise him about publishing a book and university teaching. DeWitt then invited my husband to meet for lunch, giving generously of his time and even picking up the tab. We are forever impressed by this act of kindness at a time we were new to town. Marcia Harrington
Elliott Wright
Ricardo’s story of going into Nature and finding Dewitt is very powerful and seems available tous . I'm remembering Dewitt's laughter and inquisitive mind and courageous heart, and gives me and our family a feeling of joy and appreciation. He was a light. And, as we’ve seen today in this beautiful service, he is a light still here! My entire life changed when I met Dewitt as a student at Bowdoin College. He was more than a leading professor and mentor in Enviornmental regulation, he was a good friend to me and others when I was new and didn't have any friends. He was so thoughtful, kind-hearted, and filled with a charge of leadership and vision. In addition to big academic epiphanies, Dewitt and I have so many stories of hikes, walks, talks, snow-shoes, ski trips, urban, rural, waste-water-treatment plant, hazardous brown-zone and other misadventures with Dewitt. He was a joy. A spark. And I know that it remains here on earth in the thousands of people he met briefly or shared 45 years with in marria
Morley Beckman | Speaker
Elsie was donated to the vocational school in Brunswick Maine after 30+ years of loyal service to the family!
Cara | GatheringUs Tech
Thank you all for sharing today and please continue to share your memories on the GatheringUs memorial for JOHN DEWITT - located here: https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/de-witt-john/5492
Daphnee | GatheringUs - Facilitator
Please stay put for information on how to join the reception rooms that will follow immediately after the main service. Thank you
Cara | GatheringUs Tech
Reception Rooms:1. Familyhttps://gatheringus.zoom.us/j/97776528682?pwd=ZnRWUDEwYTFaODZDVkNTQmx2ZTJZdz09Meeting ID: 977 7652 8682Passcode: Gathering2. Friendshttps://gatheringus.zoom.us/j/95123205931?pwd=RkZ2YnVnN0RBdXdnVDZjT1pBbXBRUT09Meeting ID: 951 2320 5931Passcode: Gathering
Paul and Sarah Marshall
Meril Penn Yu
Lovely and meaningful service. Thank you all.
I remember DeWitt’s wonderful laugh! He had such exuberance for life! We love DeWitt and his family and all of you!
Morley Beckman | Speaker
Thank you all for coming! Stick around for the reception rooms if you like. I know at least one set of small kids eager to say hi.
Molly Quaid
Beautiful service, Jane. Love to you. Sherrie and Donald