Lest We Forget
This page of our website is dedicated in fond rememberance to former Knights Chess Club members who will always remain with us in our hearts.
Michael Beatini, 65, of Joslin Road, North Swanzey, NH, died January 2, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Mike became a regularly attending member of the Knights Chess Club not long after the club began in 2007. Right from the start his warm gentle manor, humorous stories, the off-beat but funny little tunes he would sing, and welcoming personality made him a friend to all. Mike never had a bad word to say about anyone, other than jokingly about himself or his chess game. Always willing to help, and happy to listen, Mike obtained pleasure from such things as good company, friendship, and quality time rather than monetary gain.
Mike attended Clark University in addition to completing some computer programming courses. He resided in several areas around the country, working as a self-employed computer programmer. Mike moved to the Keene area in 1980 where he joined the Keene (NH) Chess Club at that time. He enjoyed reading scientific books. He also had a special love for music, especially the blues and classical music. He enjoyed playing the classical guitar and built his own viola da gamba.
Peter DuPuy, 63, renowned philatelist passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010 after undergoing open heart surgery.
Peter was an original member of the Knights Chess Club and grew to be loved, admired, and respected by all who knew him. His warm and friendly smile, kind heart, and valued friendship will be deeply missed by all. Always upbeat and optimistic, Peter was a rare individual who never had a bad word to say about anyone, rather choosing to be encouraging and friendly.
Aside from chess, two of Peter’s other interests were his hobby and love of trains, and his study of stamps. As a recognized philatelist authority Peter had an extensive knowledge of rare stamps and was trusted by clients the world over.