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Richard S. Repko
Dick, otherwise known as "REP' was out of New Rochelle High in New York when he came to Dartmouth in 1944 as a civilian to join
numerous others including V12 members of our Class, exhibiting his friendly, quiet and highly self-reliant ways while joining the DOC
for memorable climbs in the White Mountains and Franconia Ridge with such buddies as classmate Bill Malone. After graduation he
reportedly spent a fascinating career with Caltex in the international oil business, mostly in marketing between Africa and Japan. He,
his wife Casey and family resided in such places as Celon, Thailand, Japan and Okinawa from 1954 through the 1960's and later, with
Casey, lived in Africa during most of the '70s and '80s, their children staying back for education in Rochester. Rep directed company
sales activities in Kenya and Zambia while restoring the Madigascar market until retirement in 1987. After settling in Wilmington, NC
Dick and Casey continued their travels through Europe and Turkey but he was finally struck with acute leukemia dieing Sept. 17, 2011.
Osborne C. Ward Jr.
Osborne (Carl) C. Ward Jr., a longtime resident of Melrose, MA passed away at home surrounded by his family on September 7, 2012, at the age of 85. Carl was born in Lewiston, Maine, graduated from Melrose High School in 1944, and entered Dartmouth the same year. He then served for three years in the US Army Air Corps and upon his discharge returned to Dartmouth to complete his education. He was a member of Psi Upsilon. In 1948 he married Ruth Rundlett and together they raised a family of three children. For 40 years, Carl worked for New England Telephone Company, retiring at age 62. He also served on the Board of Health for the City of Melrose for several years. The family always enjoyed going to Essex, MA where the family had a summer cottage for generations. He was predeceased by his wife Ruth with whom he shared 59 years of marriage and his sister Carol W. Brown. He is survived by his children Jon C. Ward of Avon, CT, Dale B. Ward and his wife Robyn of Mt. Holly, NJ, and Martha McIntyre Lashua of Auburn, ME; his grandchildren Jason S. McIntyre and his wife Marcey, of Hampton, ME, Sarah B Kelley and her husband Ryan of Brookline, NH, and Benjamin W. McIntyre and is wife Nicole of Hooksett, NH;
and his great grandchildren Brendan & Ian McIntyre of Hampden, ME, Brodie, Mathew, Eva, and Dylan Kelley of Brookline, NH, and Isabel & Kara McIntyre Hooksett, NH.
John FallonJohn (Jack) Fallon was living in Nokomis, FL and died on August 3, 2012. Jack was a member of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Venice, FL. He volunteered through the church to head up the Salvation Army Bell Ringers through the Christmas seasons, which he did well and enjoyed. His former home for 35 years was in Kansas City, MO, where he was comptroller for the Percy Kent Bag Company. He is survived by his brother Robert (Shirley) Fallon of Duxbury, MA, his brother Richard (Barbara) Fallon of Sarasota, FL, and his sister Katherine (Bill) Smalley of Wilmington, NC.
Thomas (Tom) V. Rafferty died from cancer on August 12, 2012 in Marietta, GA. Born on 12/10/25, Tom graduated from the Boston Latin School and joined the Navy V-12 on 3/1/44 and was assigned to Dartmouth College. He was discharged as an ensign on 8/24/46 and completed his AB in psychology at Dartmouth, where he was a member of the Psychology Club. He then embarked on a long and distinguished career as a community activist fighting against racial and economic inequality in the Deep South. In the late eighties he was southeastern regional manager in Atlanta, GA for the National Alliance
Of Business dealing with the inadequacy of American high school education in providing the necessary background training new jobs being created in American industry. He was in the forefront of NAB’s effort to center national attention on the developing mismatch between workforce needs and readiness. In the nineties he continued doing public relations work out of his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL under cover of his company, Tota Concepts, Inc. He was also responsible for the successful expansion of Mervyns Stores in South Florida. He remembered working on the hospital ship Project Hope when it went to Vietnam and South America, and also the two years he spent sailing around the Caribbean in his own boat with his wife and their two small children. Tom is preceded in death by his son Tommy Rafferty and granddaughter Lindsay Miller. He is survived by his wife Patti, his children Jerry (Sue) Kurtz, Kathy (Guy) Stark, John (Lynn) Kurtz, Sharon Rafferty, Paula Rafferty, and Lisa (Paul) Alcorn, as well as his grandchildren Justin (Brook) Kelsey, Katelyn Stark, Ronnie and Kassie Kurtz, Brittany, Matt, and Andrew Kurtz and Lauren Rafferty.
Harlow Thornton Munson ‘48
Harlow (Bob) Thornton Munson died on May 4, 2011 peacefully at home with his family in Charlottesville, Virginia. Bob and his twin brother Bud, also Class of ’48, were born in Boston on Dec 22, 1926. Immediately after graduating from Westwood High School in 1944, Bob entered the Army Specialized Training Program which took him to the Universities of Maine and Vermont. At war’s end he entered Dartmouth and secured his BA in 1947 and MBA from Tuck School in 1948. Bob was recalled to active duty by the United States Air Force in 1950 serving for several years as a First Lieutenant in the Office of Special Investigations. Following military service Bob joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he served for 27 years as a senior intelligence analyst and liaison with Naval Intelligence and other government agencies, and as Colonel and commandeer of the CIA”s Air Force Intelligence reserve unit. He lived in Alexandria, VA before moving to Charlottesville in 2007. Bob was regularly involved in community activities; served two terms as President of the North Ridge Citizens Association and was honored as their citizen of the year in 2005; served in a leadership position at the Beverly Hills Community Methodist Church; and was active at the First Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville. He was actively engaged with Dartmouth his whole life and was Secretary (1962-1967); President (1972-1974 and 1981-1982); and Club Liaison (1969-2011) of the Dartmouth Club of Washington DC; and a member of the ’48 Class Executive Committee (1958-1962). Bob enjoyed his retirement years with his family and friends in Alexandria, Charlottesville, Seattle, WA, New Hampshire, and the family summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Hodgdon, and is survived by his brothers Bud and Gordon, and sons, Stuart, James, and Christopher and his wife, Susan and their children, Devon and Leila.
************* Interestingly, the recent vote on a proposed Constitution for the Alumni Association drew more than twice the number of participants with 39% of our current 66,000 members. (the proposal was not accepted)
(rememberances of one of those few College mistakes)
This headline appeared in the March-April DAM
"The Student Life Initiative (an invention of the administration) was a sweeping effort to
fundamentally change how students spend time when they aren't in class - including, most
controversally, time spent drinking beer in basements.
Five years after SLI launched with a bang, however, it appears to have ended with something akin
to a sigh (of relief).
Dean of the College Jim Larimore told two Alumni groups that because SLI had successfully met
most of its goals, it was no longer a focus. (He said) We have moved the system in a very positive
In the opinion of your editor any positive results of the Student Life Initiative came from the
student's reaction which was, according to the DAM "with almost anti war intensity" when
they "marched on President Wright's house and"the National press came to Hanover to see
what all the fuss was about".
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