Below is a listing of our 60 + fallen brothers and two adopted sisters of the Class of '71
Many thanks to all of you who have taken the time to send me obit write-ups!
The class donates a book to Baker Library for each and every classmate who has gone on before us.
Their name is placed in the book as a member of the Class of 1971.
A short write-up is attached whenever information is available. Most information came from the AEGIS. I am NOT responsible for any errors from there (they have me listed as a member of Young Republicans - NO WAY!)
There are too many "no info" below. If you have anything to add either for undergrad or postgrad, PLEASE send me an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIAN R. COPELAND - DIED June 8, 2013 in Ann Arbor. Originally from Pawtucket, RI, Brian went on to Columbia Medical School. He did his residency in Minneapolis and was senior resident in Neurosurgery back at Columbia - Presbyterian in New York. He then was at the Scripps Clinic where he led the Division of Neurosurgery and was a research scientist at Scropps Reasearch Institute in La Jolla, CA. He was also Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences at San Diego's Children's Hospital and a faculty member at the Uni CA at San Diego. He is the author of more than 31 scientific papers. On July 3, 2006, he married the former Margaret (Stephan) Kennedy in Bluff Point, NY. She survives him along with his mother, Natalie, sstepchildren Stephanie, Garrett and Casey, with one brother Scott and sister Carolyn.
EVELYN KAISER - DIED September 11, 2012. She was an adoptee into the class. A wife of a Class of '39 and a Dartmouth Parent.
PATRICK BABBITT - DIED August 21, 2012 in Wisconsin after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Janet in Lone Rock, WI. He was involved in student workshops at college
ROBERT MOELLER - DIED May 22, 2011.
MICHAEL GEIGER - DIED March 31, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH. No indication of cause of death. He was an SAE brother. He is survived by his widow KAREN and child Lauren.
JAMES MONAHAN II - DIED July 24, 2009 in Jacksonville, FL. He suffered from a long illness. His surviving family are his widow KATE, son James, daughters Lauren and Bronwen Kemp. Pete Webster wrote me with the following about Jim:
Yes, I did know Jim Monahan--as Freshmen, we did the annual Ledyard Downriver Trip to my old town of Old Saybrook. An interesting side story--there were four of us, all Freshman, who wanted it to remain an all-male traditional trip (how stupid was I at that young age?). A 'co-ed' group, including all the upper classmen who knew the river, having done the trip in prior years, left a day before us. So the four of us Pea Greeners set out to do the 222 mile trip in the traditional 5 days, as opposed to the 6 day co-ed group. We had written instructions, where to camp each night, where and how to portage the rapids and dams, etc. and set out on a beautiful Monday morning. River was running high, so we made very good time to the Hartland Rapids. I can still see the instructions in all caps "DANGER-LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST HERE in HIGH WATER--PORTAGE RIGHT SIDE". Well, I was in Monahan's own, personal canoe, a beautiful wooden Old Town canvas creation, not meant for rapids. We thought we were still 5 miles upstream of the Wilder rapids. Heard a noise from downstream which we were sure was a freight train, as the tracks parallel the river all along there. Had I glanced at the trees along either bank, I would have noticed we were flying, probably doing 7-8 knots or so. Being in the bow and right at water level, I couldn't see the rapids ahead, only a little line across the river where they started, and the drop off began. My last vision of Monahan, as we hit the first 3' standing wave of 40 degree water and it washed over me, the canoe started filling, was when he pitchpoled over my head as we hit the next 2 foot drop. The canoe did a complete 180, stern over bow, something I've never experienced since. We lost a lot of gear, and I really thought we were toast--I'd never been in whitewater at that tender age. Literally couldn't breathe, the water was so cold. After bouncing down another 50 yards of heavy, Class 3 rapids, hanging onto the overturned boat, we were through the worst of it. We eventually flushed out at the bottom of the rapids (the 2nd canoe saw us disappear over the first drop, just in time to make it to the bank), and we pulled out on a flat rock and tried to start drying stuff out. We broke a couple ribs in Monahan's beautiful canoe, but other than that, we were pretty damned lucky. We were still fishing out floating half empty jars of mustard, oranges, etc 10 miles downstream! That's my Monahan story. . . I never really knew him the rest of our three years after that, but we had a good shared experience!
JONATHAN WOLKEN - DIED June 13, 2010 In New York City. Jonathan was one of the founders of the dance group Pilobolus Click here to see his entire obit from the New York Times
ROBERT AUSTIN - DIED September 27, 2009 at home from a rare neurodegenerative disease - Frontotemporal Dementia. Bob was a diagnostic radiologist at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA until 2007.
KEN BRUNTEL - DIED September 23, 2009. Below is the formal obit from the Washington Post as well as one that Dave Aylward spent the time to write.
Kenneth Bruntel, 60, a senior partner in the Washington law firm of Crowell & Moring, died Sept. 18 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Alexandria. He was one of 53 founding lawyers at Crowell & Moring in 1979 and became a partner in 1985. An expert in government contracts law, he had been deeply involved in his firm's practice of health-care law since the early 1990s. Kenneth Michael Bruntel was born in Yokohama, Japan, where his father was stationed with the U.S. military. He graduated from Falls Church High School in 1967, was a 1971 honors graduate of Dartmouth College and took graduate courses in anthropology at Yale University. He received his law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1978 and began his legal career as a law clerk at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in 1976. Mr. Bruntel provided pro bono legal services in the Washington area and received Crowell & Moring's 2009 George Bailey Public Service Award for helping low-income elderly citizens navigate the maze of new Medicare benefits. He worked with the Washington Legal Aid Society, counseling the elderly on their Medicare options. He also took pride in being a mentor to junior lawyers at his firm. Survivors include his wife of six years, Gail Coleman of Alexandria; and two sisters, Gail Glunt of Richmond and Sandy Miller of Spokane, Wash.
I spent a lot of time with Ken and his wife Gail in his last weeks. They were a model of how to handle the hopelessness of this diagnosis, and then of addressing the process of dying with courage and dignity, surrounded by family and friends. Ken said he wanted to die at home. Gail brought him home from the hospital Thursday; he died Friday morning. Ken reacted badly to some treatment so he was hospitalized for a week before he died. He was a great connoisseur of cigars. He was not going to let anti-smoking rules stop his vice. Each evening while he was in the hospital there was a parade of visiting friends out to the street with him in his wheel chair so he could have part of a favorite cigar. I was privileged to have him as a friend, and, while it was hard watching him slip away, I am grateful for the model he has given me for how to act at the end of my life. His funeral was held this coming Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Alban's Church, 6800 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003-3431, (703) 256-2966. If you want to drop a note to his wonderful wife Gail Coleman, her address is 4949 Chowan Avenue, Alexandria, Va 22312. (Incidentally, the obit says they were married for six years. That is true. But they lived together as full partners for two decades before that.)Best wishes, David Aylward
ROBERT P. AUGELLO - DIED November 25th, 2008 in Middletown, NY at Orange Regional Medical Center, Horton Campus. He was 59. Born in New York City on May 8th, 1949, he was the youngest son of Peter and Antoinette Doria Augello. Bob was an attorney in private practice in Middletown and an active advocate of open space and environmental issues in Orange County. This past June, he was honored by the Orange County Land Trust at its annual dinner with the 2008 Conservation Leadership Award. He was also a member of Orange Environment, Sterling Forest Foundation; the Middletown, Orange County, and New York State Bar Associations, and the Men's University Club. Bob loved to be outdoors and enjoyed the beauty of his surroundings. An avid road biker, he also liked to hike and kayak. He enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. He graduated from New Hyde Park Memorial High School in 1967 and continued his education at Dartmouth College, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971. He then served two years as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Guatemala and returned to Orange County as the Director of the Warwick Area Migrant Day Care Center. He attended Albany Law School, graduating in 1979. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Joan Truman of Middletown, and their two sons, Peter Charles of San Diego, CA and Charles David of New York City. Additional survivors include his brothers, Benedict and his wife, Claudine "Bunny" of Murrells Inlet, SC and Peter R. and his wife, Joanne of Monroe, NY, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will also be sadly missed by his mother-in-law, Adele Truman of Coconut Creek, FL and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Marty Dlugatz of Middletown, and numerous loving friends. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 28th, at 10 a.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, NY 10940. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rabbi Steven Lindemann of Cherry Hill, NJ and Rabbi Joel Schwab of Middletown officiating. The family will receive visitors at home on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's name may be made to the Orange County Land Trust, PO Box 2442, Middletown, NY 10940. Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc.; www.applebee-mcphillips.com. or 845-343-6309.
CHARLES RONALD JOHNSON - DIED October 4, 2008 Bronx, New York after a brief battle with an aggressive lung cancer. He came to Darmouth from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. Better known as C.J., he was a History major, a member of the Afro-American society and a brother of Casque and Gauntlet. After graduation, he studied at Boalt Hall School of Law in San Francisco. He returned to New York City after law school to join the Bronx District Attorney's Office. After a few years, he left the district attorney's office to start a private practice in the Bronx. In 1978, he ran and won the special election for a vacated seat in the 76th New York Assembly District in the Bronx to become its youngest elected official in its history at the age of 27. He served three terms as a Bronx Assemblyman. During his tenure he was honored by President Jimmy Carter at the White House with the "Legislator of the Year Award" in 1980. He helped to introduce the New York's bottle Law and served as the Chairman of the New York State Subcommitte of Affirmative Action. However, CJ deemed his greatest political accomplishment was when he waged a colossal fight to prevent the closing by the city of New York of the doors of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Today, Bronx Lebanon Hospital is recognized nationally was its care to residents of the South Bronx. After resigning from his elected position, CJ assumed the position of Senior Vice President of New York Urban Development Corporation ( UDC ) in 1981. He oversaw its Diversity and Inclusion program which resulted in awarding minority businesses with millions of dollars in contracts to work on Jacob Javits Convention Center and Battery Park City. In 1983, CJ departed UDC and made a seamless transition to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Johnson's Security Bureau, the security agency his father founded in 1962. Over the years, CJ continued to remain active in community activities in the Bronx such as the Boards of the Bronx Initiative Corporation, the South Bronx Overall Economic Cooperation, and as a community supporter for the Bronx`s School of Law, Government and Justice. Moreover, he was a founding member of the Harlem Weekly. He returned to Dartmouth in 1998 and entered its Tuck School of Business Executives Training. CJ is survived by his children, Charles Jr. and Jessica; by his former wives, Nancy and Tina; by his companion, Juanita; and by his sister, Susan.
MICHAEL BROPHY - DIED September 2006 in Phoenix, Ariz., of brain cancer. Mike came east to Dartmouth from Tucson. He participated in the language study abroad program in San Jose, Costa Rica, during our sophomore spring term. Mike did not return to Dartmouth. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson and then received a law degree from Arizona State University in Phoenix. He practiced law with a private firm in Phoenix with a specialty in water rights. He was married to Marilyn and had one son.
MATTHEW STENROSS - DIED September 4, 2008 in Brighton, NY. Memories of Matt will live on with his wife, Katy and sons, Bill and Peter; sister, Barbara Stenross-Russell, her husband Michael and their son, Adam. Matt grew up in Cleveland, attended Dartmouth College '71(AB). At Dartmouth he was active in Intramural Athletics, German Club, & Student Workshops. He then attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA), The Wharton School of Business (MBA). He worked 31 years for Xerox, recently retiring to pursue a teaching career.
CHARLES AALTO - DIED 9/28/1985. Came from Ridgewood, NJ. Government major, Bones Gate, Jacko editor
HENRY ALLEN - DIED 12/20/1998. From Watertown, CT. Government, Film Soc, Ledyard Canoe Club, Army ROTC. Henry served as Wethersfield, CT Town Manager for many years and brought about great changes while still adhering to the town's historical past.
ROBIN ARMSTRONG - DIED 2/16/2000. From W. Oarville, Ont. Geography, Cross Country, Special Ed Tutor
First and foremost, congrats on the 40th reunion! I'm sure the whole gang will appreciate meeting up on the green soon enough. I am writing you this message on behalf of my father, Robin P. Armstrong- who you, and others in the class of '71, may have known as "Bean." He was about 6'7", and skinny. Involved in a lot of basketball and track, if my memory serves me right. Sadly, Robin passed away in the spring of 2000, and I suppose I just wanted to say that I'm sure he'd want to be there. I never heard much from him about his college days- but from receiving the Alumni magazine in his name since his death, I've gotten an idea of what a great community that must have been for him. Robin is survived by his brother Peter, his two sisters- Martha and Liz, his wife Marcia, and his three children- Allison, Christine, and John; perhaps some old classmates may want to know- so I leave that information with you. Robin's old Dartmouth steins still sit on the bookshelf in my home. Having never been to Dartmouth myself, I am still impressed by the spirit of the school- then, and now, and, as mentioned before, I'm sure my dad would have loved to reconnect with his former classmates.
TIMOTHY BARRON - DIED 11/5/2004. No info
DAVID BARTKOWSKI - DIED 3/22/2006. From Palos Heights, IL, English, The Dartmouth, Fencing
DUANE BIRD BEAR - DIED 3/12/2008. From Mandaree, ND, Government
JULIAN BROWN - DIED 12/13/1976. No info
TERRY BROWN - DIED 7/21/2001. Charlotte, NC, Psychology, Foley House (treasurer), Class Officer, A Better Chance, Tennis, DOC.
DAVID BURTON - DIED 6/23/2008. No info
THOMAS L. COOPER - DIED 12/07/2007. Bar Harbor, Me., Psychology, Tri Kap (NOT Thomas M. Cooper of OH with Dartmouth son '09) Added 6/30/2010 by Barry Brink:
WILLIAM DINEEN - DIED11/2/2007. Washington, DC, History, Track (captain), DOC, Newman Club
PATRICIA DOWNING (Adopted into the class - faculty) - DIED 12/25/2002. No info
MICHAEL FELDMAN - DIED 4/1/1975. No info
JOHN FITZSIMMONS - DIED 7/27/1987. Plandome, NY, English, The Dartmouth, DOC, Newman Club
WILLIAM GELLER - DIED 10/31/1970. No info
RICHARD GRANFIELD - DIED 9/4/1984. New Haven, CT, Internat'l Relations, DKE, DCU, AFROTC, Newman Club
W. OTIS GUSTAFSON - DIED 10/22/1993. No info
ANTHONY HARLEY - DIED 4/8/1998. No info
DAVID HEAD - DIED 2/12/1975. No info
MICHAEL HILLEARY - DIED 8/27/1982. Menlo Park, CA, Physics, Alpha Theta, Dragon, DOC
RICHARD HOPPER III - DIED 4/1999. No info
MARK HOWARD - DIED 4/4/2005. No info
DOUGLAS A. JONES - DIED 10/24/1992. W Lebanon, NH, Government, WDCR, DCU, DOC
BRUCE KARR - DIED 4/11/1996. Kalamazoo, MI, Sociology & Urban Studies, AD, WDRC, DOC, Carnival Council
MARTIN KINSEY - DIED 2/1/2008. Moorestown, NJ, Russian, Foley House, WDCR
BRUCE KITCHEN - DIED 6/6/1983. No info (picture only in Aegis)
THEODORE KUSTERMANN, JR - DIED 7/14/1997. No info
PETER LANCE III - DIED 3/1/1973. NYC, NY, English, Zeta Psi, Afro-Am, Black Hand News Editor
ROBERT LEVENSON - DIED 11/25/1987. No info
TEDMAN LITTWIN - DIED 5/3/2006. New Haven, CT, English, Squash, The Dartmouth, Glee Club, DOC
JAMES B LONG - DIED 7/9/2007. No info
JOHN MACUGA - DIED 11/26/1998. Webster, MA, English, DKE, Newman Club
PHILIP MANGANO - DIED 4/22/1982. No info
WILLIAM MCDONALD - DIED 7/16/1971. No info
PETER MCELFRESH - DIED ca 2008. No info Lived in N Mass with Tom Cooper
DON MCGOVERN - DIED 9/4/1993. No info
GORDON MCWILLIAMS - DIED 1/16/2000. Plymouth, NH, Art, Film Soc, Ski Patrol (Hill Captain)
PETER MIELE - DIED 5/10/1998. Berlin, NH, Math, Foreign Study, WDRC
FRANK MILLER - DIED 9/23/2002. No info
DENNIS MIRUS - DIED 7/22/1995. He was an investment advisor in the Lake Forest area of Chicago, IL.
STYLIANOS ORPANOUDAKIS - DIED 3/18/2005. Rethymnon, Crete, Engineering, STE, Soccer, Cosmopolitan Club
JAMES PENDLETON - DIED 2/13/2006. No info
CARL PHILLIPS - DIED 8/19/2005. Jamesville, WI, Engineering, Dart Soc of Engineers, WIET, DOC, Bait and Bullet
JOHN PIERCE, JR - DIED 4/10/2008. Exeter, NH, English, Wrestling (Frosh Captain)
TERRENCE PIXLEY - DIED 4/12/1989, Olean, NY, French, STE, Foreign Studies, Le Cercle Franc
MICHAEL PRESS - DIED 7/27/2004. No info
DOMINICK PUCCIO - DIED 2003. No info
JAMES ROBICHAUD - DIED 10/1998. No info
RICHARD SAWYER, JR - DIED 12/18/1992. Winchester MA, English
HARRY RICHARD SEARS, JR - DIED 8/15/1994. Bradenton, FL, Psychology & English, DCU,, Winter Carnival Council, Afro-Am
MICHAEL SIGLER - DIED 2/12/1977. No info
DANIEL TAGGERT - DIED 8/10/1985. No info
GREGORY TAYLOR - DIED 7/11/1999. Huntington, NY, English, Foley House, WDRC, Cheerleaders, DCU
WILLIAM TRIER, JR - DIED 9/21/2007. Tucson, AZ, Government, IDC, Forensic Union, DCU (Treasurer), Young Republicans
DOUGLAS URBAN - DIED 3/9/1997. Oaterville, MA, History, Bones Gate, Golf, Track, WDRC
JAMES WALTER - DIED 6/10/1995. Bozeman, MT, English & Geology, DOC, Glee Club, Gymnastics
JOHN WARREN - DIED 4/21/1998. Herndon, VA, Engineering, Phi Sigma Psi, Dart Soc of Engineers,
PAUL WYCHULES, JR - DIED 2/23/1994. No info.
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