Deceased February 8, 2021

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In Memory

After a brief but fierce battle with cancer, John died this past February at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Born in Boston in 1951, John attended Phillips Exeter Academy and wrestled under Ted Seabrooke. He joined Psi Upsilon at Amherst, where he was a tireless contributor and leader, and was elected president of the fraternity in his senior year. Those of us who knew him well will remember him for his unwavering dependability and his dry sense of humor. He had a big smile and a contagious laugh that filled the room.

After majoring in physics at Amherst, John worked as a systems engineer for IBM, where he met his wife, Dottie. He went on to become a computer consultant and software developer for D.H. Keene Associates, the company he and Dottie formed together. John had strong relationships with colleagues all over the country and developed a reputation for crafting creative solutions to information management challenges, primarily in the public sector and for nonprofit organizations.

John is survived by wife Dottie; daughter Julia; son Charlie; four grandchildren; and countless friends, colleagues, clients, former students and extended family members. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

Robert L. Beatty Jr. ’73