Twichell, Jon R. |

Twichell, Jon R.

Jon R. Twichell, 66, died peacefully on Nov. 29, 2007, in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he had been with his son, Nathan, since late summer.Born in Albany N.Y., Jon moved with his family to the Whiteface Mountain area, where the family built a ski lodge, The Whiteface Chalet. Jon was part of the Professional Ski Patrol at Whiteface Mountain, and later became a certified ski instructor. Graduating from Paul Smiths College and serving two years with the Army, Jon and his wife Marcia took over the family business. After two children and a move, Jon and Marcia purchased The Adirondack Store. He was a Mens Alpine Event Starters for the 1980 Winter Olympics. Jon and his family moved to Tahoe in 1981. He owned the Mayfield House Bandamp;B and worked with Golden West Realty and Hauserman Realty. Jon became active with the Tahoe City Chamber of Commerce, Snofest, Alpine Meadows Ski School and the Tahoe Adaptive Ski School. Joining the ski school in the mid-80s, Jon traveled to Breckenridge, Colo., and to Korea one winter, which a highlight of his career. Jon was gregarious, outgoing, and enthusiastic. Volunteering with the Adaptive Ski School became very important. He enthusiastically jumped to help with TASS and felt much rewarded with every lesson he gave. He leaves behind his wife, Marcia, sons Jagen and Nathan, daughter-in-law Nora and a granddaughter, Emily. His positiveness, sense of humor, willingness to help and his genuine love of all his friends, coworkers and acquaintances will be what each of us will remember.Those wishing to remember Jon are encouraged to support the Tahoe Adaptive Ski School with contributions in his name. Donations may be made through or Disabled Sports USA Far West (aka Tahoe Adaptive Ski School), P.O. Box 9780, Truckee, CA 96162, or call (518) 583-4161.

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