Richard Gilbert Lathrop ’52

Richard Gilbert Lathrop ’52 passed away peacefully on May 9. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on August 24, 1930. He graduated from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey in 1948 and Dartmouth in 1952. He sang with the Glee Club and choir and was a member of Gamma Delta Chi. Dick continued at Dartmouth with two years at the Dartmouth Medical School and then obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1955. He spent two years with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Fort Lewis, Washington. His training in dermatology was at the Skin and Cancer Hospital in Philadelphia. He started his practice in 1962 in his hometown, where his father and brother were established pediatricians. His dermatology practice spanned more than 40 years and he never missed a day of work. Dick retired in 2005, spent winters in Jupiter, Florida, and continued practicing at a Florida Veterans Administration hospital. Dick led an active life sailing; playing tennis, golf, games, and duplicate bridge; and skiing and camping with his family. Dick is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara; children Linda (and spouse Norm), Ellie (and spouse Al), Rick ’81 (and spouse Suzanne), and Kim (and spouse Eric); Barbara’s children Alison (and spouse Joseph), Bradford (and spouse Natalie), and Lesley; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers.


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