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Obituaries


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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John A. Kostrzewa

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death April 3, 2000 of retiree John A. Kostrzewa at the Aleda E. Lutz Veterans Administration Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan. He was 93.

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Frank J. Mather

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death March 27, 2000 of Scientist Emeritus Frank Jewett Mather, III. Frank died at the JML Care Center in Falmouth after a brief illness at age 89.

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William Krucharski

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 29, 2000 of retiree William Krucharski of Mississippi, at age 60. William started at WHOI as a lab assistant in 1971 and retired in 1979 as a research assistant in the Mechanics III Division in Ocean Engineering. Further details will be posted as available.

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Gus Carlson

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 28, 2000 of retiree Gustaf “Gus” Carlson.

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Linda Lucier

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 29, 2000 of former employee Linda E. Lucier. Linda died at her brother??A?s home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, after a long battle with cancer. She was 58.

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Alexander T. Johnston

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death February 18, 2000 of retiree Alexander T. Johnston of West Falmouth, MA, at age 86. Alex worked as a radio officer aboard the R/V Knorr retiring in 1979. Further details will be posted as available at: http://www.whoi.edu/media/a.johnston.obit.html.

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John C. Williams

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death January 30, 2000 of retiree John C. Williams of…

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Robert G. Lowe

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death January 22, 2000 of retiree Robert G. Lowe of East Falmouth, MA, at Falmouth Hospital. He was 68.

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Thomas H. M. Smart

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death January 1, 2000 of retiree Thomas H.M. Smart at the JML Care Center in Falmouth after a long illness. He was 77.

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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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