Henry Adams Wheeler ’40

Henry Adams Wheeler ’40 died on December 10, 2003, in Clinton Corners, New York.

Born on September 22, 1918, in Concord, MA, he prepared for college at Concord High School and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1940, he worked for the American Friends Service Committee as a draft counselor and was a conscientious objector during World War II. In 1944, he moved to Clinton Corners, NY, where he opened a family dairy farm of Registered Ayrshires until 1966. In 1963, he received a master of arts degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and he taught at the Rhinebeck Central School in New York from 1960 to 1970. From 1970 until 1972, he was an administrator and third grade teacher at the International School of Islamabad in Pakistan. He then returned to Clinton Corners and resumed teaching at the elementary school level. In 1975, he became a member of the Stanford Conservation Advisory Commission. He retired from teaching in 1985 but continued as a member of the Stanford Conservation Advisory Commission and as a certified mediator with the Mediation Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, specializing in family mediation. He was active in the New York Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, and as a member of the Bulls Head-Oswego Meeting. He was clerk of the New York Yearly Meeting in the early 1950s and also from 1979 to 1981. He was married in 1942 to Adeline Holden, who died in 1969, and is survived by his second wife, Marjorie Bremiller Wheeler, whom he married in 1970; two sons, Jonathan Wheeler of Philadelphia, PA, and Timothy Wheeler of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; a daughter, Phebe W. Packer of Phoenix, AZ; two brothers, Joseph C. Wheeler ’48 of Concord, MA, and Frederick Wheeler of Satellite Beach, FL; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.