Charles L. Kirkpatrick ’33

Charles L. Kirkpatrick ’33 died on May 6, 2013, in New London, New Hampshire.

He was born on January 27, 1912, in Braintree, Mass., and prepared for college at Newton (Mass.) High School. A member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, he went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1936.

He joined American Writing Paper Corporation (later called Brown Paper Co.) in Holyoke, Mass., in 1938 and served as president and resident manager until retiring in 1977. He then practiced at the South Hadley law firm of Ryan, Boudreau, Randall, Kirkpatrick, and Baker until 1995. He was active in South Hadley town government, chairing the Appropriations Committee and serving as town meeting moderator from 1960 to 1980, as well as a town meeting member.

He was a life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and former trustee of the First Congregational Church of South Hadley. He served as a director of Massachusetts Blue Cross for more than twenty years, and he swam a mile a day well into his nineties.

He is survived by his wife of eighteen years, Joan K. Caley Kirkpatrick of New London; sons Richard and Dana Kirkpatrick; daughter Janice Galloway; step-daughter Lynn Hsu; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased in 1994 by his first wife, Ruth F. Garrod Kirkpatrick, to whom he was married for fifty-seven years; and brother Gordon W. Kirkpatrick ’32.

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