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Franklin Reeve

1928 - 2013 WILMINGTON Franklin D'Olier Reeve, 84, died June 28, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital.

Born Sep. 18, 1928, in Philadelphia, he was educated at Princeton and Columbia, and taught at Columbia University (1952-61) and Wesleyan University (1962-2002).

The author of 31 books, he was distinguished for his poetry, novels, translations, and essays.

At home in Wilmington, he was a JP and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pettee Memorial Library.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Stevenson, three sons, a daughter, two step-daughters, and 18 grandchildren.

The date for his September memorial service will be listed on his web site http://www.fdreeve.org

Memorial donations to Pettee Memorial Library, Wilmington; and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.



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Published in Bennington Banner on July 3, 2013
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