In Memoriam: Harry H. Stanton


The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death June 9, 2001, of retiree Dr. Harry Hughes Stanton of Provincetown, MA, at the Hospice House in Barnstable, MA.  He was 73.

"Doc" Stanton, also known to family and friends as Skip, was born in Mystic, CT, and educated in Florida, where his family moved when he was a child. He earned a medical degree in Florida. In 1950 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and upon his discharge tried a musical career in Broadway. It did not work out, and he returned to a career in medicine. He married and moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he worked at the Virgin Islands Hospital. The Stantons decided to return to New England and settled in Provincetown, where they operated the Coat of Arms guesthouse for many years.

Doc joined the WHOI staff in 1974, working primarily aboard Research Vessel Atlantis II and a short time on the R/V Knorr, until his retirement in 1993.

Survivors include his wife, Arpina (Eghigian) Stanton of Provincetown, MA; a sister, Clauda Green of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 28, 2001, at 3 p.m. at the Universalist Church on Commercial Street in Provincetown. Burial is in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice House, 88 Railroad Avenue, Barnstable, MA 02630.


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