It is with great sadness that we write to inform the community of the passing of Walter J. Crain Jr., a long-time faculty member and a much-loved friend and colleague, late Monday, March 27.
Walter is survived by his sons, Jay and Roger '86, his daughter, Adrienne C. Dedjinou '89, daughters-in-law, Sherry and Maggie (an Associate Director of Admission at Hotchkiss), and his eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Tessie.
Our heartfelt condolences go to the Crain family.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Walter may be directed to: The Walter J. Crain Jr. P '86,'89 Scholarship, The Hotchkiss School, 11 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. The scholarship was initiated by alumni, faculty members, and parents, and established in honor of a great educator and his 33 years of service to The Hotchkiss School. It serves as a lasting tribute to his shining example of quiet strength, courage, and commitment.