Kevin Shore

Kevin Shore ?64 came to Dartmouth from Gloucester High School, where he co-captained the rifle team and plied his writing skills on the newspaper, magazine and yearbook.

Kevin's dorm mates in Bissell Hall included Tom Seymour, John English, Anthony Thompson and Herb Wong with whom he formed friendships that lasted a lifetime. They continued to room together in various combinations until Kevin took time off for military service. Kevin's twinkling smile often foretold some adventure he planned, like a midnight safari replete with flashlights and rifles to the Lebanon town dump to hunt the fleet, wily resident rats. He was also renowned as one of the rare seriously underage pea-greeners able to buy beer at Tanzi's. He even had a charge account there, a qualification that was not overlooked when he was elected social chair at Gamma Delta Chi.

He had good instincts for his fishing and lobstering business, taking his boat, the Middlebank, and his catches into Nantucket where the value was high, while using Gloucester as his less costly home base - at least until he became well established on Nantucket. He developed a following there and lots of friends. Like many in commercial fishing, he saw good times and bad, but his unstoppable optimism always kept him going. Sometimes he assumed excessive risk and did too much business with friends. On more than one occasion, rather than risk a friendship, Kevin swallowed a financial hit. It was his best friends from Dartmouth who helped him right his business ventures.

Kevin enjoyed fishing throughout his life, all aspects of boating, spending time with his children and grandchildren, cooking, meddling with computers, and having endless laughs with friends. He could get you laughing so hard with his witty jokes that tears would come down your face. Kevin will surely miss spending the winter in the Florida Keys where he planned to escape cold winter weather to relax and spend time with friends and visit family while fishing off his Maine-built wooden lobster boat named "Megan", after his daughter.

His children thank everyone who has been a part of Kevin's life. He was lucky to have so many great friends with good hearts who helped him and cared for him during good and bad times. Kevin was altruistic, adventurous, and probably too intelligent for his own good and will be missed sincerely.

"May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand."

-Irish Blessing