C. Peter Crowe Jr. ’51

C. Peter Crowe Jr. ’51, M.D., died on January 8 in Tucson, Arizona, where he had lived for 55 years. He is survived by his wife, Franny, four children, seven grandchildren, and brother John ’54. Pete was a member of Sigma Chi and the Dartmouth Outing Club. He went on to earn his medical degree at Harvard. After spending three years as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lexington he received further medical training at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. In this last setting he worked closely with Dr. C. Everett Koop ’37, who became U.S. surgeon general and whose pioneering work in pediatric surgery strongly influenced the direction of Pete’s medical career. Pete and Franny moved in 1964 to Tucson, where he was the first pediatric surgeon in southern Arizona. During the next 36 years he served as the chief of staff and chief of surgery at Tucson Medical Center, as well as a clinical professor of surgery at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. He was honored by the Pima County Medical Society with its lifetime achievement award. Pete and Franny loved their life in the desert and at their mountain vacation home in the ponderosa forests an hour from Tucson. He was an avid hiker and horseback rider.


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