Charles Frederick “Doc” Dey ’52

Charles Frederick “Doc” Dey ’52 died at home in Walpole, New Hampshire, on April 16. Doc was born in New Jersey on December 15, 1930, and graduated from Millburn (New Jersey) High School. Doc followed his older brother, Bill ’50, to Dartmouth, graduating in 1952 with distinction in history. Doc lettered in football and tennis and was a member of Beta Theta Pi, Casque & Gauntlet, Vigilantes, and Kappa Phi Kappa education fraternity. A three-year stint as an officer in the Navy followed. Doc earned his master’s in education from Harvard and taught at Phillips Andover Academy for four years. Doc then returned to Dartmouth, first as associate dean and then as dean of the Tucker Foundation. While at Dartmouth he established the youth organization, A Better Chance. In 1973 Doc was hired as headmaster to unite the Choate School and Rosemary Hall into a single coeducational institution, retiring after 18 years. Doc then developed Start on Success, a public-private partnership to assist students with disabilities in transitioning from school to the workplace. His honors included the Tucker Foundation’s Granger Award for his dedication to education, racial equality, and public service; the inaugural Purpose Prize from Encore.org in 2006; and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education Alumni Council Award in 2010. In December of 1955 Doc met Phoebe Evans, and they married in December 1956. She survives him, as do children Penelope, Robin, Andrew (and wife Annette), and Tom (and wife Coliena), and four grandchildren.


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