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Elizabeth Windell Hazelton of Hilton Head Island, SC, died in her sleep on Sunday, May 24, at her current residence on the Island, TidePointe, SC. She was 83.

Mrs. Hazelton, "Libby" as she was known to her friends, was married to Harry B. Hazelton Jr. for over 50 years. Harry and Libby retired from Plandome to Sea Pines Plantation, Hilton Head in July of 1977.

A former member of the Junior League of Long Island, Libby was active as a volunteer for the Community Playhouse Theater, shortly after arriving in Hilton Head. For several years she was the costume design and construction chairman. Working out of her home with others, producing both professional and glamorous costumes that added to the high level of the success of the Playhouse Theater in those early years. She was an avid gardener, a past president and a member of longstanding in a Garden Club. She and her friends started a gourmet food group. "The Epicures," that enabled friends to share past culinary experiences and recipes. Of all her volunteer activities, she was most fond of the First Presbyterian Church. Libby led the effort that transformed a simple home style kitchen to a modernized professional area that was designed to facilitate the production of a very large number of meals for church groups as well as outreach programs for the community. She was active at the church until her death.

She is survived by her husband Harry B. Hazelton; two daughters, Lila Vultee of Camden, ME and Susan Halpert of Seattle, WA; and two sons, J. Douglas Hazelton of Wilmington, DE and James B. Hazelton of Hilton Head; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island on Saturday, June 17. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to the charity of their choice in her name.

The Memorial Service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on the 27th of June. The Island Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Walter A. Scholl, 79, of Boynton Beach, FL, a Staten Island native, former Curtis High School football star, decorated World War II fighter pilot and stockbroker, died Sunday at home.

Mr. Scholl was well-known on Staten Island more than half a century ago as the 5'8", 160 lb. Curtis halfback who scored a record 87 points during the 1936 season, earning a spot on the All-City and All-Scholastic teams.

He also made headlines with his success on the college playing field, leading Cornell past Big Ten school Ohio State in 1939, during Cornell's undefeated season.

The next year, Mr. Scholl led Cornell to a come-from-behind victory against Dartmouth. When it was later determined that Cornell had inadvertently received an extra down, the school gave the victory to Dartmouth.

As a fighter pilot during World War II, Mr. Scholl downed a German plane—flown by an ace who was a Nazi colonel—during his very first mission. The episode was portrayed in the book The Road Back to Paris by Vincent Sheehan and in the radio dramatization The Voice of the Nation.

It was the first of several planes Mr. Scholl shot down and he finished his service with 220 combat hours, including three kills and seven probables. He won 11 commendations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star and an Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf Clusters.

Mr. Scholl was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Foster Field, Victoria, TX where he had received his Army Air Force training.

Born in Port Richmond, Mr. Scholl was a graduate of Curtis High School. He attended Port Richmond High School before transferring in order to play on the Curtis football team.

He earned a BS degree in hotel management from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. In baseball, Mr. Scholl was a two-time All-East third baseman and played for Cornell when the team won its first Eastern Collegiate Championship in 1940.

Mr. Scholl served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945, eventually being promoted to captain. He served in Africa and Italy during World War II.

He moved to Manhasset in 1945 where he lived for 17 years before moving to Sands Point. He settled in Boynton Beach in 1981.

He was a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 35 years and retired in 1981 as a vice president of what is now known as Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc., Manhattan.

In recognition of his sports career, Mr. Scholl received the Staten Island Advance's History Award in 1980. He was inducted into Cornell's Athletic Hall of Fame the year before.

While a Staten Island resident, Mr. Scholl was a parishioner of Faith Methodist Church, Port Richmond. He was also a member of the Richmond County Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed sports and was a volunteer college football referee.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Eleanor Bloomfield; two sons, Dwight A. and Walter Brooks Scholl; two daughters, Sally Ann Johnson and Deborah Jean Caldwell; a sister, Dorothy McKee and six grandchildren.

The funeral was held at Babione Stephenson Funeral Home, Lantana, FL. Burial will be in Boynton Beach, FL.




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