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Obituaries


John P. Clement

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death May 3, 2001, of Senior Mechanic John P. Clement after a brief illness. John died of cancer at his home in East Falmouth. He was 56.

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Ray G. Stevens

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death April 26, 2001, of former staff member Raymond G. Stevens of Falmouth. He was 77.

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George D. Grice

George D. Grice

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the unexpected death of former Associate Director for Scientific Operations and Senior Scientist George Daniel Grice, Jr., of the Biology Department. He died March 11, 2001, in Charleston, SC.

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Jack N. Lindon

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death March 8, 2001, of retiree Jack Nickles Lindon of Pocasset at age 81.

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Steven J. Poore

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death March 2, 2001 of Steven J. Poore of Sagamore, MA, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long illness. He was 46.

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Arnold B. Arons

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 28, 2001, of Honorary Trustee and Honorary Member of the Corporation Arnold Boris Arons of a heart attack at his home in Seattle. He was 84.

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Thomas Lyon

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death February 13, 2001, of retiree Thomas Lyon in Littleton, NH, after a long illness. He was 73.

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Valentine P. Wilson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 6, 2001, of Valentine Patrick Wilson of North Falmouth at the Royal Nursing and Alzheimer’s Center in Falmouth. He was 76.

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Howard L. Sanders

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 8, 2001, of Scientist Emeritus Howard L. Sanders of Woods Hole at the Royal Nursing and Alzheime’??A?s Center in Falmouth after a long illness. He was 79.

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William G. Metcalf

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death January 31, 2001, of retiree William G. “Gerry” Metcalf of Falmouth at age 82. Gerry worked at the Institution in the Physical Oceanography Department from 1945 until his retirement as an Associate Scientist in 1979. Following his retirement he was appointed Scientist Emeritus.

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Robert W. Morse

Robert W. Morse

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death January 19, 2001 of Scientist Emeritus Robert W. Morse of North Falmouth at the JML Care Center in Falmouth. He was 79.

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James Swan

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death January 17, 2001 of James A. Swan, a former clerk in the WHOI Stockroom.

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William R. Hewlett

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death January 12, 2001 of Honorary Trustee William R. Hewlett, co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company. He was 87.

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David C. White

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death January 1, 2001 of David C. White of North Falmouth after a long illness at age 47. He died at the Center for Optimum Care in Falmouth.

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Joseph L. Mayes

Joseph L. Mayes

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death January 5, 2001 of Joseph Louis Mayes, an oiler aboard Research Vessel Knorr. Joe became ill aboard Knorr while at sea in the southern ocean 1,200 miles south of Africa and was airlifted to a hospital in Capetown, South Africa, where he was pronounced dead despite heroic efforts by the Knorr crew to keep him alive as they headed into port.

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John Ranney

The Institution has received word of the death of John M. Ranney of Safety Harbor, FL, November 15, 2000. John worked at the Institution from 1976 to 1983 as a security guard and later as Assistant Building Services Supervisor. A copy of the complete notice will be posted as available.

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Henry G. Walter, Jr.

The Institution has received word of the death of Henry G. Walter, Jr., Honorary Member of the Corporation, of Long Island, NY, Saturday, November 11. A copy of the complete notice will be posted as available.

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John R. Bracebridge

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death October 27, 2000 of John R. “Jack” Bracebridge at Falmouth Hospital. He was 63.

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Eric H. Frank Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death October 1, 2000 of retiree Eric H. Frank, Jr. at Falmouth Hospital. He was 73.

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Susan Tarbell

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death September 29, 2000 of Susan A. Tarbell of the Physical Oceanography Department. Susan died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She was 57.

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James E. Coddington

The Institution has received word of the death of James E. Coddington of Mashpee, Tuesday, September 19. James worked at the Institution for over 18 years as a security guard from 1975 until his illness in 1993. A copy of the complete notice will be posted at http://www.whoi.edu/media/jcoddington.obit.html as available.

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Norman E. MacNeil

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death September 7, 2000 of former Corporation Member Norman E. MacNeil at his home in Woods Hole. He was 74.

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Harry Seibert

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death July 28, 2000 of retiree Harry H. Seibert at his home in Sebastian, Florida. He was 81.

Harry Seibert worked in Marine Operations at the Institution from 1951 until his retirement in June 1974, many of those years as Captain of Research Vessel Gosnold.

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Ruth Turner

The Institution has received word of the death of Ruth Dixon Turner of Cambridge on Sunday, April 30, after a long illness. Ruth was a longtime adjunct scientist in the Biology Department. Visiting hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at the Long Funeral Home, 1979 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

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