Dr. William C. Tannebring Jr. ’41

Dr. William C. Tannebring Jr. ’41 died April 17, 2014, in Beverly, Mass. He was born in Beverly on August 9, 1918, and prepared for college at Beverly High School and Hebron Academy. He attended Bowdoin from 1937 to 1939, a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, and graduated from Tufts Dental School in 1943. He served to lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps during World War II. He was stationed at the Naval Station Great Lakes Illinois, where he met his future wife, Marian Meyer; they were married on August 9, 1944, and started their family while still stationed at Great Lakes. After the war, he practiced dentistry in Beverly alongside his father, his Uncle Chester, and later, his son Jeff. He remained active in the Naval Reserves until retirement. He enjoyed camping, gardening, growing bonsai, woodworking, and sailing. He was an actively engaged member of the Second Congregational Church for more than sixty years and was a long-standing member of the Beverly Historical Society and Beverly Artist’s Guild. He is survived by daughters Pamela Polloni and Paula Bianca; sons Brad and C. Jeffrey Tannebring ’73; nine grandchildren, including Rachel E. Brown ’03 and Rebecca M. Tannebring ’05; six great-grandchildren; and sister Barbara Sheehan. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly sixty-two years, Marian L. Meyer Tannebring, who died January 30, 2006.

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