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Obituaries


Emerson H. Hiller

Emerson H. Hiller

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death July 10, 2004, of Emerson Harlow Hiller at his home in Fairhaven, MA, of cancer. He was 84.

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Florence K. Mellor

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death June 17, 2004, of retiree Florence K. Mellor, 92, of Falmouth, MA, at Falmouth Hospital.

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William H. Horn

William H. Horn

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death June 10, 2004 of retiree William Hamilton Horn, 76, of Falmouth, MA, at the JML Care Center in Falmouth.

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Alfred Dix Leeson

Alfred Dix Leeson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death May 27, 2004, of Honorary Member of the Corporation Alfred Dix Leeson of respiratory failure at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockland, Maine. He was 83.

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Harvey Brooks

Harvey Brooks

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death May 28, 2004, of Honorary Trustee and Honorary Member of the Corporation Harvey Brooks at his home in Cambridge, MA, from complications of congestive heart failure. He was 88.

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Elizabeth H. Schroeder

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Elizabeth H. Schroeder of West Falmouth on May 20, 2004 at the age of 80. She was a Research Associate in the Physical Oceanography Department for many years.

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Ryan C. Schrawder

Ryan C. Schrawder

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death May 8, 2004 of Ryan C. Schrawder, 27, of Falmouth, MA, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Falmouth.

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Celeste Fowler

Celeste Fowler

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death March 21, 2004 of Joint Program student Celeste Fowler in Boston at age 32 after a brief battle with cancer.

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Gordon Howe Volkmann

Gordon Howe Volkmann

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Gordon Howe Volkmann, 78, of Woods Hole, who died Thursday, December 25th at the Forestview Nursing Home in Wareham. He was the husband of the late Suzanne (Brainerd) Volkmann who died in 2001.

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Arthur Dickinson Colburn, Jr.

Arthur Dickinson Colburn, Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death December 20, 2003, of Arthur Dickinson Colburn, Jr. of Falmouth at Falmouth Hospital after a brief illness. He was 76.

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Elizabeth T. Bunce

Elizabeth T. Bunce

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death December 13, 2003, of Scientist Emeritus Elizabeth T. Bunce at Falmouth Hospital after a brief illness. She was 88.

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Richard F. Simpkin

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death Marine crew member Richard F. Simpkin, December 16, 2003, at age 73. He joined the WHOI staff in 1978, working aboard Research Vessel Oceanus, where he spent most of his career. He retired in 1996. Further information will be posted as available.

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Nicholas P. Fofonoff

Nicholas P. Fofonoff

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death December 18, 2003, of Scientist Emeritus Nick P. Fofonoff at his home in Falmouth after a brief illness. He was 74.

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Melvin A. Conant

In Memorium, December 11, 2003, of Honorary Trustee Melvin A. Conant of Lusby, Maryland after a long illness at age 79.

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Peter P. O’Reilly

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death November 26, 2003, of retiree Peter P. O’Reilly, formally of Mashpee, in Phoenix. He was 77.

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Samuel T. Simkins

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death November 12, 2003, of retiree Samuel T. Simkins at Haborside Healthcare of Falmouth after a brief illness. He was 79. Sam joined the WHOI staff in 1968 as a research assistant in the Geology and Geophysics Department. He transferred to the Ocean Engineering Department in 1971 and to the Physical Oceanography Department in 1976, working with the Buoy Group until he retired in 1988. He then worked at WHOI on a casual basis from 1991 to 1993.

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Donald R. Griffin

Donald R. Griffin

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death November 7, 2003, of Honorary Member of the Corporation Donald R. Griffin at his home in Lexington, MA. He was 88.

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Patricia E. Thompson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death October 30, 2003, of Patricia E. Thompson of Falmouth after a long illness with emphysema. She was 68.

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Monica Grinnell

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death July 29, 2003, of Monika B. Grinnell after a long battle with cancer. Monika, a Senior Grants Administrator in Grant and Contract Services, died at her home in East Falmouth, MA, at age 61.

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Frederick A. Brauneis

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death July 1, 2003, of Frederick A. Brauneis of East Falmouth, MA at Falmouth Hospital. He was 79.

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Walter N. Rothschild, Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death June 20, 2003, of Honorary Member of the Corporation Walter N. “Bill” Rothschild, Jr. at Huntington Hospital on Long Island of complications from surgery. He was 83.

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Kenneth S. Safe

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death June 22, 2003 of Honorary Trustee and Honorary Member Kenneth S. “Mike” Safe, Jr. of Duxbury, MA. He was 73.

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Carol A. Alessi

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death on May 22, 2003 of Carol Ann Alessi of Centerville after a long illness. She was 51. At the time of her death, she was an Information Systems Associate in the Physical Oceanography Department, working with Bob Beardsley and Amy Bower.

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Cecil H. Green

Cecil H. Green

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death April 12, 2003 of Honorary Trustee and Honorary Member of the Corporation Cecil H. Green. He died in La Jolla, CA, of pneumonia at age 102.

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