Deceased April 2, 1985
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It is with sadness that we report the death of our classmate Dennis Klinge, who died on April 2 in the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. Dennis had gone into the hospital for an operation and died suddenly of complications.
At the time of his death Dennis was an associate professor of history at Norwich Univ. and was quite active in various historical groups. He was a member of the American Historical Society, the Northfield Historical Society, the Vermont Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Classmates recall Dennis as being an exuberant fanatic of British and American history, spending hours plotting the individual history of ships from construction to sinking—our generation’s Bucky Salmon. Ships didn’t occupy all his time, of course; he is fondly remembered as an exuberant classmate and friend.
Dennis, who belonged to Kappa Theta fraternity, grew up in New Jersey. He majored in history at Amherst and later studied and taught in Edinburgh and in London. He earned his Ph.D. at Cornell. He taught also at West Point, N.Y.; Lawrence Univ. in Appleton, Wisc.; and Dickinson Univ. in Carlyle, Pa.
In 1968 Dennis married Mary “Molly” Fisk in Buffalo, and they had two sons, Stephen and David.
The class extends its deepest condolences to Molly, Stephen, and David.
John Sansing ‘65