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Wilcomb Edward Washburn '48 Memorial

The Wall of Honor in the new Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian will be the location of a plaque honoring "Wid" for his historical work in anthropology and archeology as Director of the American Studies Program until shortly before his death in 1997. Wid was a defender of the Indian Symbol at Dartmouth. He had offered to bring a group of Indian Chiefs to Hanover to attest to the value to Early Americans at Dartmouth should the Indian identity be retained. This idea was rejected by the administration then headed by President Kemeny which greatly disappointed Wid.
Bud Munson had contacted a group of classmates who raised the funds necessary for this honor to be paid to Wid for his valiant efforts and contribution to society. 



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 Fallon

John (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 V. Rafferty

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.

Richard S. Repko

Richard (Dick) S. Repko died on September 17, 2011 at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington,
North Carolina.  Dick was born in Yokahama, Japan and came to Dartmouth from the New Rochelle, New York High
School.  He received his BA in Sociology, was active in Cabin and Trail and joined the Zeta Psi faternity.  He went on
to earn an MBA from Columbia University in 1950 followed by a distinguished 35 year career in marketing and general
management with the Caltex Oil Company.  Dick worked throughout the Far East and Africa, retiring to Wilmington in
1969.  Dick enjoyed golf, biking and gardening and was a consultant for SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Bus-
iness" and was an instructor for SeniorNet, which provides computer and internet education for older adults.  Dick is
survived by his wife of 58 years, Arlene (Casey) Dugan Repko, two daughters, Kelly Repko and Pam Schneider, twin
sons Sean and Mark Repko and nine grandchildren.

Harlow T. Munson (Bob)

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.  

John S. Fenno

John S. Fenno, 84, of Garlock Street, Canajoharie, NY, died February 16, 2011 at  St. Johnsville Nursing Home.  Born on March 1, 1926 he was the son of Jesse Fenno and Sarah Staarkweather Fenno.  He was a graduate of Dartmouth College in 1948 with an MBA from tuck School of Business in 1949.  Mr. Fenno has been a local area resident since 1963 previously residing in the mid-west.  He went to work for Beechnut and then for several area hospitals until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Reformed church of Canajoharie. Mr. Fenno was a founding member with his wife, of Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, serving for 25 years.  He was also a member of the Fort Rensselaer Club, Otsego Sailing Club, and the National Ski Patrol. He enjoyed sailing, skiing and woodworking.  Mr. Fenno is survived by his wife of 62 years, Grace Christopherson Fenno of Canajoharie, three sons, J. Christopher Fenno and his wife, Joan of Ann Arbor, MI, Daniel Fenno of Epping, NH, Nathan Fenno of Cooperstown, NY, two grandsons, Jacob and Jesse Fenno, two brothers, H. Lincoln Fenno and Steven Fenno as well as several nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service was held for him on March 5, 2011.  Contributions in his memory  may be made to the Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance Service, POBox 453, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428.

Roger V. Zorn
Roger Van Allen Zorn, 84, of Pinehurst, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 27, 2010.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst, with a reception to follow.
Roger was born Oct. 15, 1926, in Hudson, N.Y., to Herman F. Zorn and Beulah Riggs Zorn. He grew up in Hudson and attended Worcester Academy, graduating in 1944. He entered Dartmouth College but quickly joined the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of technical sergeant. Roger was stationed in the Philippines and was selected to become a member of the U.S.O. Jazz Band. While performing in the Philippines, he met his wife, Mary Helen Simpson, a volunteer in the American Red Cross.
Roger returned to Dartmouth College after the war. He and Mary Helen were married in 1948. Roger graduated from Dartmouth College in 1949, and returned to Hudson to work for the V&O Press Co. He was awarded the Thirty-Two Mason and became a member of the Mystic Shrine in 1957 in Bridgeport, Conn. He worked for 20 years (1953-1972) for Rudel Machinery Co. in New York City and Boston, Mass., in a sales management capacity, and then for 10 years (1972-1982) for W. H. Nichols Co. in Waltham, Mass. Afterward, Roger was an independent sales representative in Lexington, Mass. He and Mary Helen retired to Pinehurst in May 1990.
Throughout their years together, Roger and Mary Helen enjoyed golf, bridge, friendship, watching hockey, drinking an occasional scotch and raising their family.
Roger is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Helen; two sons, William Van Allen Zorn and Robert James Zorn; and four grandchildren, Valerie Uhte, Stephanie Uhte, Alexander Van Allen Zorn and Tyler Burke Zorn. He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Elizabeth Zorn, and daughter-in-law Brenda Zorn.


First opened for the 2000-2001 season
During the 2000 Winter Mini we were pleased to encounter a model of the proposed McLane Family Lodge to replace existing Brundage Lodge and expand it's current size from 3,800 to 16,000 square feet. Amenities include a retail shop, more seating, improved food service and expanded rental space. Three quarters of the expected cost of $4 million has been subscribed so contributions are welcome. Use of the facilities has grown to over 40,000 skiers each year. A link on our Home Page will direct those interested to a detailed website on the facility.

NEWS NOTES from Class Officers weekend, 2012
The Alumni Magazine will now be published (in new format) 6 instead of 9 times per year.
Submitted entries are edited for grammar and style but alumni names are not checked for accuracy.

It was felt that we might do a class demographics study regarding possible added mini-reunions.
The College is anxious to stimulate intraclass communication via e-mail and the Vox Alumni Network (VAN).
Contact can be made with this system at http://www.Alum.Dartmouth.ORG

With completion of the Berry Library, Dartmouth's computer center (electronic information) is now co-located with the traditional print media resources in the Baker complex providing a huge bank of research resources at one location.
Demonstration of the uses of electronic presentations such as Powerpoint proved the value of computer oriented teaching.

Only 21% of our 55,000 alumni voted in the 2002 Trustee election which is a concern. Some talk has taken place regarding the possibility of Trustee Meetings being available on the Internet. We have elections coming up each year for the next five years so it would be well to try to stimulate more participation.

************* 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)

"Bye Bye SLI"

This headline appeared in the March-April DAM

The best way for us to transmit the message is this from the DAM article.

"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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