Dutch, a biologist and science educator, was born July 11, 1929, to Joseph (a member of the Class of 1923) and Mary McLain Van Vleck in Montclair, N.J.

He graduated from the Loomis School. At Princeton Dutch was a sociology major; played football, baseball, and basketball; and belonged to Cottage Club. He roomed with Jack Reydel, Chuck Weeden, and Stan Weiland.

He and Eunice Holt were married in 1951. After a period studying forestry at the University of Michigan, he served in the Navy as a meteorologist. Dutch spent five years teaching math and science at Loomis, five years earning a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in biology at Cornell, five years teaching at the University of Miami, three years teaching at Middlebury College, and 17 years teaching at Middlebury High School. Dutch retired from teaching in 1992 to the Van Vleck/Hodges farm, where he and Eunice grew dwarf apple trees and raised a herd of Black Angus cattle.

He died April 22, 2019, in Cornwall, Vt. Dutch is survived by his children, Carolyn, David, and Sarah; siblings Henry, Sarita, Mary, and Nancy; and all their families. His wife, Eunice, and brother Joseph predeceased him. Donations to Planned Parenthood, 1330 Exhange St. Suite 202, Middlebury VT 05753 or the Vermont Land Trust, 8 Bailey Ave., Montpelier, VT 05602 would be most appreciated.

Undergraduate Class of 1951