HAROLD DONDIS Obituary – Belmont, MA | Boston Globe
DONDIS, Harold B. Of Belmont, MA, passed away December 10, 2015. Beloved husband of Claire Louise Dondis. Son of the late Joseph and Ida (Povich) Dondis and brother of the late Meredith Dondis of Rockland, ME. Brother-in-law of Esther Dondis of Rockland, ME, and the uncle of Jo Dondis of Camden, ME and Lynn Dondis of Washington, DC. Born in Rockland, Maine, he was educated in Rockland Public Schools. Mr. Dondis graduated from Bowdoin College and Harvard Law School. He practiced law and became a senior partner at Rich, May in Boston for his entire legal career. He was also general counsel for the Algonquin Gas Transmission Company for many years. Mr. Dondis had a great interest in the game of chess and founded the U.S. Chess Trust. This Trust became the charitable arm of the U.S. Chess Federation. He wrote the chess column for the Boston Globe for 50 years. Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours in celebration of Harold’s Life in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels, 325 Trapelo Rd, BELMONT, on Wednesday, Dec. 16th from 3 – 7 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to the Rockland Public Library, Rockland, ME 04841 or the Boylston Chess Club, Suite B101, Norris St, No. Cambridge, MA 02140.