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John D. Bowe ’41 Th’42 of Charleston, S.C., passed away on June 8, 2017. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Thayer and then received a master’s in aeronautical engineering from MIT. Serving in the Navy, he became a lieutenant commander stationed in Florida. After his discharge, he went to Kansas City, Mo., where he met his future wife, Jacqueline Welch. They moved to Basking Ridge, N.J., where he established Bowe Construction. His career in development eventually led to Jamaica, where he and a partner established the Trelawny Club. In retirement, they moved to Charleston and enjoyed playing golf and traveling with friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline; sons Richard and Stephen; grandsons Richard Jr., David, Pete, and Adam; and eight great-grandchildren.

Robert F. Craig ’47 Th’48 of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away June 17, 2017. He earned a BS and MS in electrical engineering from Thayer and then served in the V-12 naval training program and in the U.S. Navy reserves for 10 years. He worked in a managerial capacity for Bell Telephone of Pennsylvania for almost 40 years in Philadelphia, New Castle, and Pittsburgh. He served both his church, Saint Alexis, and his community as a delivery person for Meals-on-Wheels, a Republican committee member for McCandless Township, an active performer with the Spotlight Players, and an actor in community theater. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary. He is survived by children Robert, Stephen, Susan, and Anne and their spouses; and grandchildren Gordon, Kathleen, Michael, Mary Allison, Christopher, Madeleine, and Sam.

Alan Averill Terrill ’54 Th’55 of Hillsboro, Ore., passed away on April 11, 2017. “Lefty” came to Dartmouth from Ansonia, Conn., where he attended Ansonia High School. At Dartmouth he was a brother of Kappa Kappa Kappa and graduated from Thayer School. He then entered the naval officer candidate school and was commissioned in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, serving for three years in the Seabees. After discharge he moved to Boise, Idaho, where he worked for Morrison-Knudsen on various construction projects throughout the West. In 1968 he joined MacGregor Triangle Co. as construction engineer. He served as vice president and general manager of a subsidiary company, MacGregor Utility Constructors Inc., which built highways, water systems, sewers, and treatment plants. In 1985 he went to work for Idaho Sand and Gravel, retiring in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Sally, and daughters Susan, Sarah, and Quita.

Frank P. Strong Jr. ’56 Tu’57 Th’57 of Fairport, N.Y., died July 20, 2017, of aplastic anemia. He worked for Kodak for 35 years, serving as group vice president and general manager of the commercial imaging group and spending four years in Australia as the chairman and CEO of Kodak Australasia. He also headed Kodak’s portfolio of venture investments. Following his retirement from Kodak, he applied his venture management experience as a founding member and general partner of Trillium Group. He served as member of the Thayer Corporate Advisory Board from 1992 to 2002. His 30-year association with Keuka College included chairing and serving on the board of trustees and as interim president in 1995 and 1997. He received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Keuka in 2005. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children Sally, Lisa, and Doug; grandchildren Regan, Chris, Eric, Laura, Marshall, Meghan, and Sarah; and sister Nancy.

Charles W. King Jr. ’57 Th’58 of Atherton, Calif., died in his sleep on August 3, 2017. At Dartmouth he majored in modified architecture and was a member of Dartmouth Society of Engineers. After college and completion of the U.S. Army Critical Skills Program, he ventured West to begin a career in real estate. He was involved in the development of 135 industrial and office buildings, mostly in the San Francisco Bay area, and including buildings in southern California, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Taiwan, and Thailand. He was cofounder, major shareholder, and chairman of the board of SteriGenics International, the world’s largest capacity gamma sterilizer of medical disposables and other products. He acquired a bankrupt record storage company and merged it with Filesafe Inc., to create the largest record storage company in Northern California. He was predeceased by his wife, Debbie. He is survived by children Charles III, Michael, and Patricia.

David Gladstone Campbell Jr. ’59 Tu’60 Th’60 of Williamsburg, Va., died on March 5, 2017. Following graduation he served for three years as an engineering officer aboard a Navy destroyer. He and Yvonne, his wife of more than 50 years, lived in the Midwest, where he served as international marketing director for a valve manufacturing company, and then moved to Bellevue, Washington, in 1980, when Dave founded and built a manufacturer’s representative business serving the water and wastewater markets with offices in Seattle and Portland, Ore. In 2003 David and Yvonne retired to Governor’s Land in Williamsburg, where they enjoyed golf, tennis, and fishing with grandchildren. He leaves Yvonne, daughter Tara, son Michael and seven grandchildren. Son David died in 2004.

Robert James Haubrich ’63 Tu’73 of Claremont, N.H., passed away June 17, 2017, from complications of heart surgery. He majored in engineering sciences at Dartmouth, and worked for about 15 years designing automation equipment and in production management methods and strategy. He then decided on a career change that would enable him to share knowledge and experience with college students entering a management career. He spent the remainder of his career teaching in the classroom and in business seminars until his retirement in 2006. He was an avid furniture designer and maker. He was a certified ski instructor at Mount Sunapee, N.H., and for most of his life performed as a jazz drummer. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son Erich; daughters Ariel and Eden; grandsons Nash and Nate; brother Richard; and nephews Richard and Kyle.

Edward A. Keible Jr. ’65 Th’66 Th’67 of Cornelius, N.C., passed away March 19, 2017 from a heart attack. He graduated Dartmouth and Thayer with a master’s in engineering, served in the Air Force in Vietnam, and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. He had a successful career with Raychem Corp., leaving in 1993 as senior vice president and executive officer of Raychem’s worldwide electronics business group, and then founded Endwave Corp. and successfully led its IPO in 2000. He was awarded four U.S. patents in the fields of telecommunications and microelectronics. He served on Thayer’s Board of Overseers (2007–09), Corporate Advisory Board (2001–02), and Campaign Executive Committee (1991–96). He is survived by his wife, Terry, brother Bill, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

David Burr Wrisley Jr. ’67 Th’70 of Sarasota, Fla., died November 12, 2016. He came from Hinsdale, Illinois, had an Army ROTC scholarship, was a brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon, married Lee Ann in 1967, and graduated with an MS in engineering from Thayer School in 1970. He spent 12 years in product development with Corning. From 1985 he was with AMP Inc., conducting research and developing electrical interconnection devices. He is survived by Lee Ann, son David and daughter Kate ’95 Th’96. His father, David Sr., was a member of the class of ’44.

Daniel “Sean” Kersey ’87 Th’90 of West Lebanon, N.H., died May 30, 2017 of pancreatic cancer. He earned a master’s in biochemical engineering and worked for IBM for 13 years and Timken in Lebanon, N.H. He also served on the board of the American Precision Museum in Windsor, Vt. He was passionate about ministering to both high school and college students, discussing many topics, most often focused on God and faith. He could often be found in the garage working on automotive projects. He met his future wife, Michelle, while attending Dartmouth and they married in 1990. She survives him, along with their children, Matthew ’18 and Kirsten; parents Timothy and Judith; brothers Tim (and wife Tracy) and David; niece Ashley; and nephews Noah, Jacob, Lucas, and Travis.

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