Margery Lang Hamilton, 89, a special member, died October 23, 1997 in Plymouth, MA. A portrait and landscape artist, she is remembered for her Huts 100th exhibition of mountain paintings and her portrait of Joe Dodge which were hung at Pinkham the summer of 1988. She leaves a son James of Cohasset, MA and daughter […]
Harry Clay McDade, 73, of Littleton, NH died at his home October 13, 1997 after a long illness. Not a hutman, but a friend to many Greenleaf hutmen, Harry, a general surgeon, was known as the “Climbing Doctor” who was instrumental in the Cannon Mountain rescues in 1959 and organized the critical care response to […]
Colin Miles Davidson died June 15,1997 at his home in Madison, NH. After an extraordinarily active life, he was still planning publication projects while succombing to Lou Gehrig’s disease. After working in the huts in the mid ’60s, he became a rock climbing instructor at the EMS climbing school in North Conway; joined the American […]
Brian “Honcho” Earl who worked at Lonesome Lake and the construction crew in the early 70’s, died Friday April 25th 1997. He recently had a liver transplant, which his body rejected. Brian was a quiet guy who didn’t say much, but there was a lot going on beneath the surface. He really loved the mountains. […]
Francis X. Limmer of Kearsage, NH died February 22, 1997 at the Maine Medical Center following a long illness. He was born in Vachendorff, Germany, the son of Peter and Maria Limmer and moved to Mount Washington Valley in 1951. He served in the famous 10th Mountain Division in Italy as a lieutenant and joined […]
Commander Robert Marvel died in San Antonio, TX February 20, 1997. He was known as Commander or Der working as Assistant Huts Manager under Bruce Sloat. Hawkeye Hawkins sent the following: Der was one of a kind smoking his unfiltered Camels. He was the end of the conservative era of hut management. I was glad […]
Allen Pumphouse Clark died January 23, 1997 after a year’s bout with lung cancer. He was an avid skier; mountain climber and bicyclist. He worked at Madison before WWII and at Greenleaf in ’46. He leaves his wife Nancy, sons David and Thomas and two grandchildren. He would have been married 50 years this June.