Walter Franklin Crosby ’35 died on February 1, 2008, in Leominster, Mass.
Born in Danvers, Mass., on December 9, 1913, he prepared for college at Holten High School there. Following his graduation from Bowdoin in 1935, he entered Tufts University School of Medicine and received his M.D. degree in 1939. He was an intern at Hahnemann Hospital in Worcester, Mass., before opening his medical practice as a family physician in Sterling, Mass. He was an instructor at the former Clinton Hospital School of Nursing in Clinton, Mass., and was in charge of the Clinton Hospital’s emergency room services. He was a corporate physician for E.I. duPont de Nemours in Leominster and in Wilmington, Del., for 20 years, beginning in 1962. He was president of the Worcester District Medical Society and was involved with several organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, the Rotary Club, the Chocksett Club, and the Sterling Cadet Band, of which he was a founding member. He was a member of the First Church of Sterling since 1941. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Brick Crosby, whom he married in 1941. He is survived by two sons,Walter F. Crosby, Jr., and Stephen R. Crosby ’67; two daughters, Judith Mather and Janet Laganiere; 12 grandchildren, including Dr. Meredith E. Crosby ’00; and six great-grandchildren.