Gordon Loery, long time resident of Morris, Ct., died on January 16th at the age of 96.
Gordon grew up on Staten Island, NY, and graduated from the Staten Island Academy in 1942.
After his freshman year in college and a year at Cornell Medical School he dropped out to enlist
in the navy during World War II. Following the war he completed his bachelor’s degree at
Harvard University and then earned a master’s degree as part of the first graduating class of the
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science. He joined the staff of the White Memorial
Foundation in Litchfield in 1956 as a conservationist and worked there his entire career,
focusing on research and education. His primary interest was ornithology, and he co-authored
three articles in peer reviewed journals based on his more than fifty years of bird banding at the
White Memorial. He was also active in the Litchfield Hills/CT Audubon Societies, the CT
Botanical Society, and the CT chapter of the Nature Conservancy among other conservation
Gordon is survived by a son Gordon (Midge), stepson Michael Castelli (Dyanne), and three
grandchildren, Gordon, Zach, and Maggie. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise G. Loery
and his brother, William H. Loery. A memorial service will be planned for later in the year when it
is safe to gather again. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a gift to a conservation organization
of your choice.