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Obituary: Roland Stewart Coryell ’57

Roland Stewart Coryell died peacefully on Dec. 30, 2010. He was 78.

Roland was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 27, 1932, the son of Roland Smith Coryell and Marion Stewart Coryell. He had a lifelong passion for music from his sister, Dolly, singing in many choruses, and geology, from mineral hunting with his father. He loved animals, nature and a good joke.

He earned his bachelors degree in teaching from Antioch College and taught biology and ecology at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., Oakwood Friends School in N.Y., Yellow Springs High School and Leavitt High School in Maine.

He loved hiking and canoeing and spent several years leading wilderness trips with Darrow Camp in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.

On June 13, 1970, Roland married Margot L. Friend and moved to Maine in 1972. He is survived by his wife, Margot Coryell, sons Roland and Gilman and grandchildren Olga and Lucy. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Audry Hayden and Dorothy Coryell.

A memorial gathering will be held in summer on Torsey Pond in Mount Vernon.