Obituaries


Anne Whitin Sawyer

Anne Whitin Sawyer

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with deep sorrow the death on February 16, 2016, of former Honorary Member, Anne…

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James E. “Reggie” Proctor

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the unexpected death of employee James E. “Reggie” Proctor on February…

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Richard P. Von Herzen

Richard P. Von Herzen

Richard P. Von Herzen, an earth scientist who pioneered studies of heat flowing from the seafloor, died Thursday morning at…

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Robert McDevitt

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Robert McDevitt on January 19, 2016, in…

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George R. Hampson

George R. Hampson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Oceanographer Emeritus George R. Hampson on November 5…

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James M. (Jim) Clark

James M. (Jim) Clark

James M. “Jim” Clark, advisor to and benefactor of our Institution for more than thirty years, died at his home in…

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Arthur D. Voorhis

Arthur D. Voorhis

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Arthur D. Voorhis on October 6 at…

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Patricia (Souza) Askew

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Patricia (Souza) Askew on October 2, at…

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Howard A. Holland

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death on September 19, of retiree Howard A. Holland, surrounded…

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Breene Kerr

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with deep sorrow the death September 2, 2015 of former Life Trustee and Honorary…

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M. Allan Nickerson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of long time volunteer M. Allan Nickerson on August…

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Janet M. (Robinson) Johnson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Janet M. (Robinson) Johnson on July 21,…

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John Baitsell

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with deep sorrow the death on May 27, 2015 of former Honorary Member, John…

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George H. Power

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree George H. Power.  He was 85. After…

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Paul C. Mangelsdorf Jr.

Paul C. Mangelsdorf Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Paul C. Mangelsdorf Jr., on Friday, March 6,…

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James E. Gifford

James E. Gifford

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree James E. Gifford on June 22.  He…

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Amelie Scheltema

Amelie Scheltema

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Dr. Amelie Scheltema, Institution Visiting Scholar in the Biology…

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Jon Leiby

Jon Leiby

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Jon Leiby on May 28. He was…

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Bonnie Jean Griffin

Bonnie Jean Griffin

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of employee Bonnie Jean Griffin on May 16.  She…

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William Hitchcock MacLeish

William Hitchcock MacLeish

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree William Hitchcock MacLeish on May 13 of…

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

US Flags at Half Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day Presidential Proclamation — Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week,…

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Edward Renton Leadbetter

Edward Renton Leadbetter

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Guest Investigator Edward Renton Leadbetter on April 25…

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Roger Willis Hunt

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Roger Willis Hunt of Wareham, Mass., on…

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