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l FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017 VINEYARD GAZETTE, MARTHNS VINEYARD, MASS. THIRTEEN Doris Overtoom Enjoyed Travel and Art Doris K. Overtoom died quietly on April 9 at the Merry Heart Nursing :Home in Boonton, N.J. Stie had lived in {Madison, N.J. and West Tisbury for the ilast 25 years of her life, and had previ- ously resided in Florham Park, N.J. for :many years. She was 87. Doris was born at home on May 23, 1929 to Albert and Sophie Kligge in Hill- side, N.J. She grew up there with her : twin sister, Florence, sisters Dorothy and Marie, and eldest brother Albert. She and :Florence were the youngest of the family :and they would never let them forget it; even when they were young women of eighteen the family would ask, 'Where are the babies?" The good-looking twins later caught the eye of the Westinghouse Corp., which hired them to model their first washer/dryer Twin appliance combo at the Springfield fair. It was there that Doris met her husband John H. Over- teem from Madison, N.J., who was also working the fair selling tractors with his dad. Doris and John married a few years later, on October 30, 1954, and settled in John's hometown of Florham Park, N.J. Doris raised four children of her own and also, beginning in 1978, three children from her twin sister Florence, who died at an early age. In 1979 she took on an exchange student from France as well. The house was always full, with lots of people, ideas and energy. In her spare time, she loved to play tennis with her friends. She also loved to travel the world. She visited Egypt, and was lucky to see Moscow when the Soviet Union first allowed tourists, and Yugoslavia before it separated into independent nation- states. She visited all of Europe and the Caribbean Islands but especially loved Italy, returning time and time again while cultivating a love of opera. She was an avid reader and loved music and art. She was a strong woman and supported women's rights throughout her life. In 1982 Doris became an "urban pio- neer" and joined the back to the cit- ies movement when she purchased an abandoned brownstone in the Arlington Park neighborhood of Jersey City, N.J. She renovated it into two apartments, doing much of the day to day construc- tion labor herself. She forged many new friendships with members of the large Russian emigre community residing in Jersey City at that time. Her brownstone stood directly across from the pictur- esque Catholic church that was later featured in the hit HBO series Sopranos. She spent 25 years summering from May through October on Martha's Vine- yard. Doris and John lived in West Tis- bury and enjoyed being part of the com- munity. She loved to come each spring to spend time with her grandchildren, Olivia and Michelle. They would watch operas together, cook, read, garden, sing and talk for hours. She so enjoyed being part of their lives as they grew up. Doris was predeceased by her hus- band of 56 years, Iohn H. Overtoom. She is survived by her children: Karen M. Overtoom and her husband, Louis, of West Tisbury; Douglas L. Overtoom and his wife, Carol, of Haddonfield, N.J.; J. Andrew Overtoom and his wife, Tricia, of Silver lake, Calif.; and Leo J. Overtoom and his wife, Gwen, of Scarsdale, N.Y.; her nieces and nephew, Stefanie Cohen and her husband, David, of Buffalo N.Y.; Phillip Cohen and his wife, Sue, of South Orange, N.J.; and Laura Riley and her husband, David of Hilton Head, S.C.; and her grandchildren, Olivia and Michelle de Geofroy, Nikolaus and Inn Overtoom, Sam Brown, Kerrnit and Calliope Cohen, and Casey and David Riley. A celebration of her life will be held this summer on the Vineyard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Doris K. Overtoom. Saturday, May. 6 Sunday, May. 7 High Water Low WaterHigh Water Low Water a.m.p.m.a.rn, p.m. a.m.p.m.a.m.p.m. TIDE AND TIME Monday, May. 8 Tuesday, May. 9 Wednesday, May. 10 Thursday, May. 11 Friday, May. 12 High Water Low WaterHigh Water Low WaterHigh Water Low WaterHigh Water Low WaterHigh Water Low Water a.m.p.m.a.m.p.m, a.rn. p.m.a.m.p.m, a.rn. p.m. a:m. p.m.a.m.p.m.a.m.p.m, a.m.p.m.a.m.p.m. Cape Pogue ................................... 9:3410:06 2:34 3:02 10:30 10:54 3:31 3:52 11:19 11:36 4:21 4:37 --:-- 12:03 5:06 5:18 12:15 12:44 5:47 5:58 12:52 1:23 6:266:36 1:292:017:057:15 Edgartown ..................................... 9:4510:17 2:48 3:16 10:41 11:05 3:45 4:06 11:30 11:47 4:35 4:51 --:-- 12:14 5:20 5:32 12:26 12:55 6:01 6:12 1:03 1:346:406:50 1:402:127:197:29 Oak Bluffs ..................................... 9:209:522:222:50 10:16 10:40 3:19 3:40 11:05 11:22 4:09 4:25 11:49 --:-- 4:54 5:06 12:01 12:30 5:35 5:46 12:38 1:09 6:146:24 1:15 1:476:537:03 East Chop ...................................... 9:179:492:182:46 10:13 10:37 3:15 3:36 11:02 11:19 4:05 4:21 11:46 11:58 4:50 5:02 --:-- 12:27 5:31 5:42 12:35 1:06 6:106:20 1:12 1:446:496:59 Vineyard Haven ............................. 9:169:472:312:59 10:11 10:35 3:28 3:49 11:00 11:17 4:18 4:34 11:44 11:56 5:03 5:15 --:-- 12:25 5:44 5:55 12:33 1:04 6:236:33 1:10 1:427:027:12 West Chop ..................................... 9:069:382:012:29 10:02 10:26 2:58 3:19 10:51 11:08 3:48 4:04 11:35 11:47 4:33 4:45 --:-- 12:16 5:14 5:25 12:24 12:55 5:53 6:03 1:01 1:336:326:42 Off Lake Taahmoo ........................ 6:357:021:441:57 7:287:512:212:19 8:148:352:522:42 8:569:153:243:12 9:359:533:593:47 10:13 10:29 4:36 4:25 10:50 --:-- 5:155:05 Cedar Tree Neck ........................... 5:376:041:051:18 6:306:531:421:40 7:167:372:132:03 7:588:172:452:33 8:378:553:203:08 9:159:313:573:46 9:52--:-- 4:364:26 Menemeha Bight ........................... 5:295:6612:10 12:23 6:226:4512:47 12:45 7:087:291:181:08 7:508:091:501:38 8:298:472:262:13 9:079:233:022:51 9:44--:-- 3:413:31 Gay Head ....................................... 5:215:4812:18 12:31 6:146:3712:55 12:53 7:007:211:261:16 7:428:011:581:46 8:218:392:332:21 8:599:153:102:59 9:36--:-3:493:39 SqulbnocketPoint ........................ 4:425:0911:44 --:-- 5:355:5812:06 12:06 6:216:4212:39 12:29 7:037:221:1112:59 7:428:001:461:34 8:208:362:232:12 8:57--:-- 3:022:52 Off Chllmark Pond ........................ 5:115:3811:50 -:-- 6:046:2712:14 12:12 6:507:1112:45 12:35 7:327:511:171:05 8:118:291:521:40 8:499:052:292:18 9:26--:-- 3:062:58 Off Job8 Neck Pond ..................... 5:285:55--:-- 12:08 6:216:4412:32 12:30 7:077:281:03 12:53 7:498:081:351:23 8:288:462:101:58 9:069:222:472:36 9:43--:-- 3:263:16 Waaque Point ................................ 7:297:562:53 3:06 8:228:453:30 3:28 9:089:294:01 3:51 9:5010:09 4:334:21 10:29 10:47 5:084:56 11:07 11:23 5:455:34 11:44 --:-- 6:246:14 Begin Begin SLACK WATER Ebb Flood Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Begin Ebb Flood Ebb Flood Ebb Flood Ebb Flood Ebb Flood Ebb Flood Waeque Point (2 mi. SW) ............. 8:369:06 2:022:26 9:30 9:54 3:023:20 10:24 10:42 3:50 4:08 11:06 11:24 4:32 4:50 11:48 --:-- 5:14 5:32 12:00 12:30 5:50 6:14 12:42 1:12 6:266:50 Hedge Fence Gong 22 ................. 9:5410:24 3:27 3:51 10:48 11:12 4:27 4:45 11:42 --:-- 5:15 5:33 12:00 12:24 5:57 6:15 12:42 1:06 6:39 6:57 1:18 1:48 7:157:39 2:002:307:518:15 Eaet Chop (1 mi. N) ...................... 9:4610:16 3:12 3:36 10:40 11:04 4:12 4:30 11:34 11:52 5:00 5:18 --:-- 12:16 5:42 6:00 12:34 12:58 6:24 6:42 1:10 1:40 7:007:24 1:522:227:368:00 Norton Point (.5 mi. N) ................. 9:019:31 2:423:06 9:55 10:19 3:42 4:00 10:49 11:07 4:30 4:48 11:31 11:49 5:12 5:30 -:-- 12:13 5:54 6:12 12:25 12:55 6:30 6:54 1:071:377:067:30 Gay Head (1.5 mi. NW) ................. 8:369:06 2:172:41 9:30 9:54 3:173:35 10:24 10:42 4:05 4:23 11:06 11:24 4:47 5:05 11:48 --:-- 5:29 5:47 12:00 12:30 6:05 6:29 12:42 1:126:417:05 Source: National Ocean Survey and Tidal Current Tables Stephen Hammond Was wonderful and creative outlet. Not long brothers and best friends. One could Alateen Meetings after his arrival, Steve found employment rarely be spotted without the other, be it Well Known Mechanic with Martha's Vineyard Auto Village, af- at the post office, Reliable Market, Linda Alateen meeting, an anonymous group fectionately known as the Ford garage, Jean's Restaurant or in one of Stephen's of teens 12 to 19 years old whose lives StephenP. Hammond died ofnatural located on State Road in Vmeyard Haven. Ford Falcons. have been affected by someone else's causes on Feb 3. Born Sept. 16, 1960, as the son of a me- There he began to make many lifelong With Kevin's death, Stephen became drinking or substance abuse, will meet chanic, it was no surprise that at the age friends, making the adjustment to Island his mother's right hand. He did every- weekly on the Vineyard starting May 5. of four he could be found at his father's life an easy and happy one. thing that needed to be done. He had Alateen will meet Fridays from 5:30 repair shop, complete with striped coy- After the auto village closed, Steve lots of friends and family and will be to 6:30 p.m. at the Vineyard House, eralls, ready to help. After attending West joined the team at Old Colony Service missed by all who knew him. Short Hill Road off Holmes Hole Road Bridgewater andBridgewaterelementary Corporation in Edgartown. Steve con- He was predeceased by his father in Vineyard Haven. schools, he continued his mechanical in- tinned to work at Old Colony until it too Kenneth and brother Kevin. He is sur- terests while attending Bristol Plymouth closed its doors. He next worked at the RegionalTechnical School. His interests Pit Stop, an independent garage in Oak rived by his son Joshua Hammond, his Award for Sloop Artemis at this time included music, the CB ra- Bluffs, bringing with him a friend, Greg mother Lillian Perkins Hammond, sis- die (the cell phone of yesterday), model Johnson, from both previous employ- tars Gaff Hammond and Karen Anacki, Artemis, a 31-foot gaff rig canoe stern building, cars and model railroading-- a ments, brothers Thomas, Walter and Robert sloop built at Gannon & Benjamin Ma- passion shared by his father. Finally he decided to do something Hammond, and many aunts, nieces, rine Railway, earned the 2017 title for Stephan's train layout was an elaborate different. Both Stephen and his brother nephews, and cousins. Best Traditional New Build from Classic one that survived the move to Martha's Kevin worked the overnight crew at the Funeral services were held at the Boat Magazine. Vineyard in 1981when the family moved Edgartown A&P, later to become that Ashley Funeral Home in Middleboro The sloop was designed by Nat Ben- to the Island, and it continued to be a Stop & Shop. Stephen and Kevin were on Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. jamin and launched in September. It was selected the winner out of six boats nominated for best traditional new build in the 10th annual awards. The awards ceremony was held in London on April 4. The winners were decided by public vote and will be an- nounced in the May issue of Classic Boat. Street Safety Comments The West Tisbury Complete Streets group, a subcommittee of the town planning board, is seeking comments and feedback on ways to improve bik- ing, walking, wheelchair use and driving safety in town. Maps are up at the West Tisbury Library, West Tisbury School, Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School, Up- Island Cronig's and online on the town website. 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