F.D. Reeve
Jul 03, 2013 | 4772 views | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend | print
F.D. Reeve
F.D. Reeve
HANOVER, NH- Franklin D’Olier Reeve died June 28, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, after a long illness. He was 84.

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

Mr. Reeve was also an exchange professor in the Soviet Union (1961). In 1962 he accompanied the poet Robert Frost to Russia, introducing Frost to Russian poets and translating during Frost’s dialogue with Nikita Khruschev.

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

A resident of Vermont since the 1980s, Mr. Reeve moved to Wilmington in 1995, and later served as a justice of the peace and chairman of the board of trustees of Pettee Memorial Library. He is survived by his wife, Laura Stevenson; his daughter, Alya; sons, Benjamin, Brock, and Mark; stepdaughters Katharine O’Connell and Meg Staloff; and 18 grandchildren.

Memorial donations in Mr. Reeve’s memory can be made to Pettee Memorial Library in Wilmington or the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

The date for his September memorial service will be listed on his web site, www.fdreeve.org.
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet

Comment Policy

In an effort to promote reasoned discussion, transparency, and integrity in online commenting, The Deerfield Valley News requires anyone posting comments to identify themselves using their real name. Anonymous commenting will not be allowed. All comments will be subject to approval before posting, and may take up to 24 hours for approval to be granted.

We encourage civil discourse among readers, and ask that they be willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. No personal harassment or hate speech will be tolerated. Please be succinct and to the point. For longer comments, please consider submitting a letter to the editor instead. It will appear in both the print and online editions.

All comments will be reviewed, and we reserve the right to reject, edit or remove any comment for any reason. For questions or to express concerns feel free to contact our office at (802) 464-3388.