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George R. Dana '50

Deceased June 20, 2014

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In Memory

George Dana passed away June 20, 2014. He entered this world in Lowell Mass., and left it in Chelmsford, Mass., just a few miles away. However, in his lifetime he traveled the world extensively.

Prior to entering Amherst, he went to Lowell High School, graduating as the valedictorian, and then served in the Navy and entered Amherst as a veteran.

After graduating with our class, he was a teacher of chemistry and biology at Dracut (Mass.) High School from 1964 to 1984.

George was a serious mountain climber and also enjoyed cross-country skiing and Tai Chi. He took trips to New Hampshire, the Alps, our western states and Hawaii, as well as to China, Tibet, Thailand and Nepal. He also spent much of his time with his interests in historical societies in his area and as a trustee of other interests. He was active in many local charities.

He leaves many relatives, including a brother and sister-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He was a great-uncle to nine. He was predeceased by a twin sister and one nephew.

George Hiller ’50

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Retired from teaching in 1984.

Community activities:

                Trustee Lowell Cemetery
                Horn Home Trustee
                Children’s Home trustee                                             

Volunteer work:

                Whistler House Museum of Art
                Adams’ Chelmsford Library
                Battles Home, Lowell
                River Valley Home, Lowell

Christ Church United, Lowell

                Former Deacon and various committees

Hobbies and Interests:

Member:
                Appalachian  Mountain Club
                Nature Conservancy
                LIRA (Learning in Retirement Association)
                IRAS (Institute of Religion in an Age of Science)
                Mountain Climbing; X-country skiing; Tai Chi.

I have traveled on many mountain climbing trips to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada and the U.S. Recently traveled to China, Tibet, Nepal, and Thailand.

Poetry has always been a great interest of mine – I hope to publish a book in the near future. I have been interested in Eastern philosophy in recent years –particularly Taoism. 

 

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