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Obituaries


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 moved […]

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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 of […]

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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 was […]

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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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Charles (Chuck) A. Mitchell

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of volunteer Charles (Chuck) A. Mitchell on October 13. He was 95.

The son of Charles and Ethel Mitchell, Chuck […]

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Richard Hobart Dimmock

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Richard Hobart Dimmock on October 16. He was 93.

Born to David W. and Marjorie Dimmock in Worcester, […]

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Kenneth Houtler

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Kenneth “Ken” Houtler on September 20. He was 54.

Ken was born on October 27, 1966, at […]

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Robert L. James

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Life Trustee Robert L. James on August 29, 2021, at his home in Greenwich, CT., surrounded by those […]

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Bryan Scott Way

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Bryan Scott Way on August 17 in Mashpee, Mass., after a valiant decade-long battle with cancer. […]

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Richard L. Koehler

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Richard L. Koehler at home after a period of declining health. He was 89.

Born in Lansing, Michigan, […]

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Thomas A Bouché

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of retiree Thomas A Bouché on June 24 at home surrounded by his family.  He was 69.

Tom was born […]

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Gerald W. Blakeley, Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of Life Trustee Gerald W. Blakeley, Jr., on July 2 at his summer home in Osterville, Mass.  He was […]

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John “Jack” Wise

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former Trustee John “Jack” Wise on Sunday, June 13 in Princeton, NJ. The cause was complications from Parkinson’s […]

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Lewis James Saffron

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Lewis James Saffron on May 18.  He was 63.

Lew “Papa Lew” was a devoted husband to […]

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Charles R. Doering

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of long-time GFD participant, Charles R. Doering, on May 15, after a challenging year with esophageal cancer.  He was […]

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Andrew Konnerth Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Andrew Konnerth Jr.

Andrew departed this life on February 7, 2021, which was also the anniversary of his […]

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Peter Fox

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of AOP&E Adjunct Scientist Peter Fox on March 27. He was 61.

Dr. Fox served as editor-in-chief of Earth […]

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Lewis Eugene Karchner

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former employee Lewis Eugene Karchner on February 6 of COVID 19 complications.  He was 72.

Lew was born on […]

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Louis W. Cabot

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of WHOI Life Trustee Louis W. Cabot on January 29 at his home in the Tenants Harbor village of […]

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James Hunter Orr, Jr.

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of WHOI Member of the Corporation, James Hunter Orr, Jr., on January 17.

James was born and raised […]

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Denman Kittredge McNear

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of WHOI Member of the Corporation, Denman Kittredge McNear, of natural causes on January 5 at his assisted […]

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Thomas Darragh Mullins II

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution announces with great sorrow the death of former Trustee and Life Trustee, Thomas Darragh Mullins II, at his home in Lambert’s Cove on Martha’s […]

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