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Stephen D. McRae


1942 - 2019
Stephen D. McRae Obituary
- Stephen Douglas McRae, 76 years of age, passed away November 24, 2018, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire. He was a resident of Durham, New Hampshire, where he was a retiree. Stephen was born January 16, 1942 to the late Natalie Bickford McRae and William Harold McRae of Wakefield, Massachusetts and was a student in the Wakefield school system. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D from Cornell University. He was an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at the University of California at Riverside, and later worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Fish and Game Department. He retired from the latter position at the age of 70. In 1980 Stephen married Jane Bogardus and they had one child, Michael James McRae, who is married to Alyssa Neslusan. Jane, Michael and Alyssa survive Stephen as do his brother and sister-in-law, David and Heather McRae of Derry, NH. Stephen served in the Peace Corps in Kenya, where he made aerial counts of rhinoceros populations. He had a private pilot license and loved to fly small planes and gliders. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but he particularly loved to play his guitar and sing with groups of friends. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father.
Published in Sun Advocate from Jan. 29 to Feb. 6, 2019
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