Class of 1955 Deceased Alumni (as of 2008)

December 31, 2015 - Dr. Richard (“Dick”) James Hastings

October 13, 2015 - Patrick Edward McCarthy

August 6, 2015 - Moises Alberto Alvarez

April 2014 - Fulton, Bernard B. JR. "BERNIE"

December 2014 - Dr. Stephen L. Wangensteen

September 2013 - Dr. Everett Patrick Borghesani

September 2013 - Dr. Lewis Weintraub

June 2013 - Truman H. Brackett Obituary


WILLIAM HONEYCUT BICKFORD died on June 02, 2011. He came to coolege from Newtown Square, Pennsylvania having graduated from Upper Darby High School. He attended Dartmouth for only 1 year rooming with Paul Merriken and Jim Helfer. He lived for a time in Bristol, Tennesse and subsequently Heritage Village, Southbury, Ct. He is survived by his wife, Jean. His father was a graduate in the class of 1925.


BRIEF--Richard P., of New York, NY. Born in Newark, NJ on September 27, 1933, died May 24th, 2013. Graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A 1955), Tuck School (M.B.A. 1958), and Columbia university (Ph.D in economics, 1964). Professor Emeritus, Stern School, New York university, where he taught and served as vice-dean for 45 years. Survived by his wife, Jean Margo Reid, his daughter, Kristin R. Brief and her husband Todd M. Herrington; his son, Todd Landen; his wife, Nola; his sister, Anita Borrus; and three grandchildren.


HOWARD RANDALL DEMING, M.D. died peacefully with his family at his bedside on May 05, 2013. A Vermonter by birth he attended Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans and for one year Hotchkiss School before matriculating at Dartmouth. Randy majored in Zoology and was a member of the German Club and Sigma Nu. After graduation he attended the University of Vermont Medical School receiving an M.D. in 1959.
Internship and residency followed in Radiology at Vermont and the Children's Hospital in Boston.

From 1963-65 as a Lt. Comdr, Randy was stationed a the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida returning to the Maine Medical Center following his tour. He spent 30 years practicing radiology at Maine Medical specializing in the field of Neuro-radiology and computerized Tomography. He was chair of the Department 1984-1987 and also served on the Board of Directors of the Maine Medical Insurance Co. Randy served as President of the Maine Radiology Association and was a member of the American College of Radiology. Many hours of his time were spent with family and friends water-skiing, sailing, playing golf and tennis and skiing. He was predeceased by his first wife Nancy Stewart Deming and Ann Deming Lt. Col. U.S. Army Nursing Corps, his sister. Survivors include his 2nd wife Ann Farnham Deming, daughter Catherine Deming, son Jonathan Deming. Several members of his family are Dartmouth graduates including Amanda Dauten, D'08 Grandchild, Kent Dauten D'77 and daughter Elizabeth Dauten D'79, and daughter Laura Deming D83. Many members of Nancy's family were graduates including Andy Stewart MD deceased D'52. Colin D'48, and Robert "Jake" D'55. Ann's son Charles Kessler D'94 and father-in-law John W. Masland (deceased) D'35 were also part of this Dartmouth family.
Submitted by R.J. Hastings, M.D. D'55


THOMAS FLETCHER KINNAMON died April 13, 2013 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Township, New Jersey. Tom came to Dartmouth after graduating from Charleston High School in West Virginia. As an undergraduate he became a member of Gamma Delta Chi and participated in the French Club, International Relations group and Dartmouth Players. He received an M.B.A. from Tuck School in 1956. First employed by Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh as a comptroller, Tom moved to New Jersey in 1972 to take a similar poost at the Hunterdon County National Bank. An avid tennis and bridge player, Tom served as a president of the Hunterdon County YMCA and the Flemington Tennis Club. He was a long time vestryman of the Calvary Episcopal Church of Flemington and a active in the Kenosis Prison Ministry. He is survived by his wife Chirstiana, two sons, Tom and David; two daughters Laura and Kathy; two grandchildren Samantha and Mathew. A brother Larry graduated from Dartmouth class of 1951.


The Grand Hotel Chairman Emeritus of Macinac Island and one gracious host of the 2011 mini-reunion jpassed away in Lansing on April 13th of congestive heart failure. Dan was born in Circleville, Ohio and grew up on a small farm. After Governor Dunner Academy where he was class president, he entered DArtmouth majoring in Economics and joined Alpha Delta Phi, and Sphinx Society. After Army Service in Japan, Dan returned to the Grand Hotel as assistant manager becoming president in 1960. He had worked there as a college student since 1951, his uncle having purchased the hotel in 1933. In 1979 Dan and Amelia bought the hotel which had increased its rooms from 200 to 385 and with a complete redesign and decor extended its season from the beginning of May to the end of October. Dan had a "hands on" approach to management and was known by his employees for handwritten notes sometimes as many as 50-60 per day. A strong "green" advocate, Dan as chair of the Island's Public Works for 30 years, helped build a water supply system and wastewater treatment plant that more then met usual standards. One must mention his show dogs, one of which, Sadie, a Scottish Terrier, won the Westminster Kennel Club "Best in Show" in 2010. Sadie was named "Dog of the Year" by the American Kennel Club. At the time of our reunion Sadie was expecting.

Dan is survived by his wife, Amelia, two daughters and a son. Contributions may be made to the Mackinac Community Foundation Library Fund. In our 25th reunion book, Dan wrote "Relatively good hotel keeper and operator."
Submitted by RJ Hstings, MD, D'55

August 2012 - Alison Hersey passes away

Alison Hersey called me on 9/1 to advise that Elliott had passed away on 8/30/2012. He was in a care facility in Concord, NH for several months in order to receive the necessary full-time care for the terribly debilitating disease, inclusion body myositis. (IBM). Elliott had a heart attack a few weeks prior to his death and also had some renal problems.
I received the call as I was preparing an email to you all about an open house that Alsion had planned on September 9th for Elliott's 80th birthday. She had hoped that some classmates might be in touch or even able to visit. Some of his Winchester HS classmates had already indicated they would attend. Instead they will have a memorial service on that date.
Some of you will recall Elliott was in an powered chair at our 50th and 55th reunions. Elliot loyally served as a fraternity contact for the DCF for a number of years. Alison also told me how much he looked forward to the NL and the DAM - he always turned first to the class notes.
I cannot express adequately to you the courage, positive outlook, dedication, and faith that I learned for Alison in my recent contacts with her concerning Elliott's remarkable fortitude in the face of this disease which saps all the strength from the body.
A memorial service will be held Sunday 2:00 pm Sept. 9 at the Old Meeting House, Francestown, NH with a reception to follow at The Tavern, New Boston, NH.
The link below from the funeral home has the full obituary. You may elect to sign the guest book at this site also.
I know it will be deeply gratifying and heartwarming to Alison and Elliott's daughters to receive expressions of rememberance and perhaps attendance from classmates.
The mailing address is: 274 Old Country Road, Deering, NH 03244
Ken Lundstrom

August 2012 - John A. Rocray

John A Rocray well known and respected Brattleboro attorney died at home Saturday, August 18, 2012.
John is survived by his daughter Polly K. Rocray of Concord, NH, his former wife Barbara S. Rocray of Dummerston, brothers Samuel E. Rocray and wife ,Bernice, of Orleans, MA and Peter E. Lindvall and wife, Pamela, of Wilmington, DE, Bertha Rocray of York, ME the widow of his brother David and stepsister Jean L. O’Rourke of Waterbury, Vt. He is also survived by cousins and many nieces and nephews.
John was a graduate of Winchester MA High School. Hebron Academy, Dartmouth College and Cornell University Law School. John joined the Brattleboro Law firm of Fitts and Olsen upon graduating from law school in 1957. During his distinguished 55 year career as a Brattleboro attorney John was States Attorney for Windham County for 12 years and had his own law firm. Due to ill health, John closed his law practice in 2012.
He was a long time member of the Vermont Bar Association. John was dedicated to his profession and greatly valued his interactions and discussions with his colleagues. He especially enjoyed his work and the warm friendship and support of the Brattleboro Thai Community. John was also known for his love of Shakespeare, the theatre, music and the opera.

Funeral services are private. A reception in John’s honor will be held at the West Village Meeting House, Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 3pm. Friends and colleagues are cordially invited. Donations in John’s memory may be made to Latchis Arts, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 or

Sam Rocray ‘57

June 2012 - Bris Lang

Briscoe Baldwin Lang, Sr, 79, of Newtown, CT, died peacefully in Northport, NY on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 after a short illness. His wife Marilynn and his three children were with him. Mr. Lang was born December 27, 1932 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the son of William C. and Juliet Clark Lang. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Lang also served in the United States Air Force. He married Marilynn Mattson of Denver in 1958. Mr. Lang had been a resident of Newtown for 42 years. He was well loved and respected by all who knew him. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Susan of Woodbury; his son Briscoe Jr. and daughter-in-law Grace of Cumberland, RI; and his son Fred of Newtown. He also leaves behind a brother, William C. "Bud" Lang and his wife, Frances, of Warwick, RI, as well as three grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Juliet. Calling hours will be held at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street in Newtown on Thursday, June 14 from 3-5 and from 7-9 PM. Burial will be private.

July 2012 - Bob Garver

Dear Jack,Woody, and classmates,
I just visited with Judy over the telephone. She grew up near Boston, in Dedham, Newton, and Winchester, and spent every summer growing up in Cape Cod. In preparation for our 25th reunion, we had meetings in Bob Garver’s bank once per month for two years, I believe there were 16 people on the committee and almost all came without a 2nd call. Jud Hale was the weather chairman. Betty and Hugh Brady manned the reception desk, Ralph was the treasurer. The last time we saw Bob was at the Savannah “Mini”. He looked very fit and athletic at that time. It was only the last few months that he became ill. There was a memorial service, but his ashes will be buried at a future date at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, in Cambridge, Ma., where Judy’s family are interred. Bob was a “Dartmouth Gentleman”. I am sure Judy will appreciate hearing from our classmates.
Bob Fanger

Judy Garver just called me to say that Bob died of bladder cancer at home on July 12th (I THINK, PLEASE VERIFY DATE), evidenced only as recently as February. She called me only as a name from Dartmouth '55 so as to notify the College of his death. She said she would welcome inquiries about him and his life and can be reached at their address at 11 Princeton Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928-3957. Her email is and her telephone is 843-681-9686. Their children are Charlotte Garver, Linda (now Octavia) Garver and Robert. There are 7 grandchildren. The nearest child is in Charlottesville, VA. The other two are in Pittsburgh and NYC. Bob majored in Economics, was Naval ROTC, rowed on a very good lightweight crew and had a notably successful banking career in Chicago and later in Boston, as President of the former Charlestown Savings Bank (which changed its name). According to Judy, Bob was in fine shape all his life until six months ago. He scaled the bridge in Sydney, Australia as recently as February.
Sorry to notify you this way. I know I didn't ask enough questions, but am hoping your inquiring process works. Judy, his wife of 56 years, said she'd welcome hearing from Dartmouth folks. I suppose as Agent, I'm allowed to acknowledge Bob never missed a year giving to his alma mater.

With great sadness, Woody Goss