Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Obituaries

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Obituaries

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Vincent J. Hebert, who served as superintendent of the Pittsfield (Mass.) Department of Parks and Recreation for 39 years, died on March 23. He was 81.

An elected fellow of the American Institute of Park Executives -- a predecessor to the National Recreation and Park Association -- Hebert served as a member of the executive board of the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Society. Credited with building the Pittsfield Department of Parks and Recreation into "one of the best in the country" by the city's recreation director John C. Marchesi, Hebert retired from the department in 1989.

Dr. William E. Randall Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts and an active member of the Society of Professional Recreation Educators, died on April 16. Randall served for more than 20 years as chair, and another 10 years as program director, of the university's nature recreation department, which later became the leisure studies and resources program.

His vast research and studies on natural resources issues in the Northeast produced the identification of natural and recreational sites in the Connecticut River watershed for the U. …

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