James Whittlesey Crowell

Hanover, N.H. — James Crowell was born in Jamaica Plane, Mass. on Sept.1, 1925. He died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.

James went to The Putney School in Vermont and received a physics degree at Yale University in the ROTC program. After his service in the Navy, he was instrumental in the start-up of an electrical company that made heaters for in-flight meal service.

Following 17 years teaching science at Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, N.H., he retired to Canaan Street where he enjoyed playing tennis, renovating a house built in the 1840’s, rowing his shell, ice boating on Canaan Street Lake, and being a good neighbor.

He navigated a sailboat from the icebergs of Labrador to the beaches of Venezuela, skied the 10th mountain hut system in Colorado, canoed the boundary waters of Minnesota, and summited the 14,505 foot Mount Whitney in California.

Known as a true gentleman by all who knew him, he will be deeply missed by his wife Debby, daughter Debbie and son Tom.