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Marvel C. Stalcup

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Marvel C. Stalcup on January 14, 2023. He was 91. Marvel began his career at WHOI…

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Lois Mercado

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Lois Mercado of Appleton, WI, on January 9, 2023.  She was 92. Lois was born in…

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Lloyd S. Beckett Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of long-time volunteer Lloyd S. Beckett Jr., of Falmouth on January 6, 2023, in Bradenton, Florida. Born in 1934…

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Norman Ronald Lebovitz

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former WHOI Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) participant Norman Ronald Lebovitz on December 28, 2022, at his home in…

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John H. Thomson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee John H. Thomson on December 14, 2022. He was 97. John was born in New Orleans,…

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John A. Wood, Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree John A. Wood, Jr., on December 22 after a lengthy illness. He was 80. John was the…

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Brian Louis Howes

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Brian Louis Howes on December 13, 2022, in Sandwich, Mass.  His final days were spent with…

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Julio Candela

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Julio Candela on November 29, 2022. Julio began his career at WHOI in 1990 as a…

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James R. Ledwell

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Scientist Emeritus James R. Ledwell on November 29, 2022.  Jim passed away peacefully in the presence of his…

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John Gilder Foley

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the sudden death of long-time WHOI volunteer, John Gilder Foley, on November 14, 2022.  He was 89. John was born in…

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Nancy Stafford Milburn

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former Trustee and Life Trustee, Nancy Stafford Milburn, on November 8, 2022.  She was 95. Nancy was a…

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Molly Lumping

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Molly Magarita Lumping on November 2, 2022, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, due to…

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John M. Powers

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee John M. Powers on September 8, 2022. He was 68. John was born in Wareham, Mass.,…

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Queen Elizabeth II

President Biden ordered all United States Flags to half-staff through interment (September 19) in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. More information and the official Presidential proclamation are available by clicking…

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Nicholas “Nick” Albanese

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former WHOI Guest Investigator and Volunteer, Nicholas “Nick” Albanese on September 9, 2022. Nick was born in New…

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Shirley Raiche Dunkle

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Shirley Raiche Dunkle of Falmouth on July 12, 2022. She was 93. Born and raised in…

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David Scott Hosom

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree David Scott Hosom on June 8 in Falmouth. He was 88. Dave was born in Lancaster, Ohio. …

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E. Paul Oberlander

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee E. Paul Oberlander on April 12. He was 65. Born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, Paul…

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Thomas Reid Stetson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Thomas Reid Stetson on February 6, 2022. He was 90. Born in Boston, he was the son…

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Richard “Dickie” Edwards, Jr.

Richard “Dickie” Sale Edwards Jr., an engineer, carpenter, stonemason, mechanic, craftsman, seaman, father, friend to many and longtime employee at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, died on January 28th at…

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Jerome “Jerry” Milgram

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of  former Visiting Investigator Jerome “Jerry” Milgram on December 20 at his home in Winchester, Mass., with his family…

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Adrianus J. Kalmijn

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Adrianus J. Kalmijn on December 7 in La Jolla, CA. He was 88. Adrianus J. Kalmijn…

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Arthur Zeikel

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of WHOI Corporation member, Trustee, and Life Trustee Arthur Zeikel on December 7 in Sarasota, Florida. He was surrounded…

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