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Obituaries


Elliot Richardson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death December 31, 1999 of Honorary Member of the Corporation Elliot Richardson. He died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 79.

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Henry G. Behrens

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death December 30, 1999 of retiree and former Deputy Controller Henry G. Behrens in Falmouth. He was 89.

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Joseph F. Motta

The Institution has received word of the death of Joseph F. Motta, Monday, December 13, 1999 in Falmouth. Joe worked at the Institution for over 20 years, most recently in Graphic Services until his retirement in 1986. Further deatails will be posted available.

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James P. Corr

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death November 2, 1999 of retiree James Patrick Corr. Jim died at his home in North Falmouth, MA, following a long illness. He was 74.

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Robert J. Stanley

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Robert James Stanley October 26, 1999 at his home in Falmouth. He was 72.

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Charles D. Hollister

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death August 23, 1999 of Charles Davis Hollister, Senior Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department and Vice President of the Corporation. He died hiking while on vacation with family members in Wyoming. He was 63 years old.

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Curtis Gandy III

The Institution has learned, with great sorrow, of the death of former employee Curtis Gandy III on July 1, 1999 in California. He was a security guard in Facilities for 10 years in the 1070s and 1980s.

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Jess Stanbrough

The Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Jesse H. Stanbrough on June 24, 1999 at the Center for Optimum Care, Falmouth.

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John D. “Jack’ Donnelly

The Institution announces with great sorrow the death of John D. ??A?Jack??A? Donnelly Tuesday June 22, 1999 at his home in Quissett Gardens following a brief illness. He was 69.

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William von Arx

The Institution has received word of the death May 7, 1999 of Scientist Emeritus William von Arx at his home in Falmouth. He was 82. Bill joined the WHOI staff in 1945 as a research associate in physical oceanography and was appointed a Senior Scientist in 1967. He was named a Scientist Emeritus in 1979. A Quakerservice in celebration of Bill’s life will be held Thursday, May 13, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bill’s house, at 18 Sippewissett Road. Friends are invited to share remembrances. A potluck reception will follow; parking will be along the street and dress is casual.

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Daniel W. Clark

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death April 26, 1999 of Daniel W. Clark in Falmouth.

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Bernard J. Cassidy

The Institution has received word of the death of Bernard “Bernie” J. Cassidy, March 22, 1999. Bernie worked at the Institution’s mail room from 1972 to 1989.

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Henry W. Kendall

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 15, 1999 of Honorary Trustee and Honorary Member of the Corporation Henry Way Kendall at age 72. Dr. Kendall died in a diving accident in Florida while on a National Geographic diving expedition of Wakulla Springs, the largest freshwater springs in the world.

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Charles Francis Adams

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death January 5, 1999 of former Chairman of the Board and Honorary Member and Honorary Trustee Charles Francis Adams at his home in Dover, MA. He was 88.

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Holger W. Jannasch

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death September 8, 1998 of Senior Scientist and Honorary Member of the Corporation Holger W. Jannasch at his home in Woods Hole following a long battle with cancer. He was 71.

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Rafael Katzman

With great sorrow, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at MIT, and the United States Geological Survey Woods Hole Field Center announce the deaths of Dr. Rafael “Rafi” Katzman, a recent graduate of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, and his wife, Niva. They were killed in an automobile accident on August 26, 1998, in Jackson County, Minnesota. Rafi was 34 years old, Niva was 31 years old.

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Alexander T. Daignault

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death August 13, 1998 of Honorary Member Alexander T. Daignault at his home in North Andover, MA, following a long illness. He was 82.

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Kenneth O. Emery

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death April 12, 1998 of Scientist Emeritus Kenneth O. Emery in Milton, MA, following a brief illness. He was 83.

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Mary C. Landsteiner

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death March 31, 1998 of Mary C. Landsteiner at her home in Falmouth following a long battle with cancer. She was 41.

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Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Honorary Trustee and Member and former employee Dr. Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus during the night of March 29-30, 1998 at his home in Middleburg, Virginia. He was 86. Called by many a Renaissance Man, Dr. Spilhaus is well-known for inventing the bathythermograph (or BT), a temperature measuring device which played a major role in defense against German submarines during World War II, and as the “father” of the Sea Grant College program.

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Walter Addison Smith

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Walter Addison Smith, Honorary WHOI Trustee and Corporation Member and longtime supporter and friend of the Institution, on March 24, 1998. Walter Smith was honored by WHOI in October of 1997 when he was given the Cecil H. Green Award to honor “an individual who has made outstanding contributions to oceanographic research at WHOI.”

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George Edward Pierce

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of George Edward “Eddie” Pierce March 12, 1998 at home in Falmouth. He was 72.

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Robert Guy Munns

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Captain Robert “Munnsie” Guy Munns February 15, 1998 at his home in East Falmouth. He was 75.

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Nancy Green

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death October 29, 1997 of retiree Nancy (Heydt) Green. Nancy died of a heart attack at home in Falmouth, MA, at age 71.

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