Guy Standing (61-66) died on 6th March, 2016 “after a long battle with cancer” according to a death notice in The Daily Telegraph on 16th March which went out of its way to praise the treatment Guy had received at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. We have no other details and would be grateful for…Details
Richard William de la Cour Shirley (64-67) passed away on October 5, 2015 at the age of 66 “due to complications from ALS” according to his wife June. He had made his home in Canada since1973 working as a mechanical engineer and “talked often of his wonderful days at Pangbourne!” He was very proud…Details
Lynn Connell (53-55) died on 10th February, 2016 after a long illness. He was born in 1939 just before the outbreak of World War 11 and “spent the war years with his mother and grandparents in Essex – a county he retained fond memories of throughout his life,” wrote his daughter Penny Connell. Lynn…Details
Old Pangbournian war deaths in the Second World War were thought to have totalled 177. Now that figure has risen to 178 following a communication from the son of an OP who had lost contact with the OP Society in the mid-1930s — Colin Felton (23-26). In February, 2016 Colin’s son Simon got in…Details
Stuart Le Blanc Smith (33-37) died on 13th January, 2016. Born on 31st December, 1919, at he time of his death one of the oldest OPs. For much of his life he farmed in Norfolk. His daughter Krista Hanratty, writes: “My father regaled us with many tales from his Pangbourne days. Early morning…Details
A Michael MacDowel (46-49) died in January, 2016. An obituary published on the website of the British Racing Drivers Club stated: “With great sadness we have to report that Michael MacDowel passed away yesterday at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. In recent years, Michael will be known to many BRDC Members…Details
D.R. Ford (36-40), a Lt Cdr MBE, DSC, RN, died in mid-December, 2015, aged 92. A full page obituary in the Guernsey Press stated in part: “With the death of Lt. Commander Derek Ford, Guernsey has lost a man who fought with distinction during the Second World War, and who was involved in the…Details
Cdr. Russell Johnson (46-50) RN died in 2010 according to his daughter Tamsin Kidwell. He was a BA Cantab., a Commander in ‘L’ branch and was awarded an OBE in 1984. We have no other details.
According to his daughter Julia Ridge, Peter Butterfield (46-49) of Culmhead, Taunton has “moved house and since passed away.” He was a Chartered Accountant. We have no further details.
Marc Hanreck (50-54) died on 2nd October, 2015, aged 78. His sister Julie North writes: “Marc was born in Horsham and was educated locally until he went to The Nautical College in 1950. After Pangbourne he joined Union Castle Line as an Officer Cadet on foreign-going vessels and completed his cadetship in 1957.…Details