Terry came to us from Barrington (Ill.) High School, where he played football and earned Eagle Scout honors. At Princeton he sang in the Glee Club and choir, joined Cloister Inn, majored in German, and spent his junior year in Munich preparing for his thesis on German Baroque literature. He earned a master of arts in teaching in 1961 at Johns Hopkins, where he met and married fellow scholar Karen (Bryn Mawr ’60). 

In 1966 Terry earned a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Urbana, in English literature, specializing in the Romantic poets. He joined the English faculty of SUNY Buffalo that year. In 1973 he was called to the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), where he served on the English faculty, with several terms as department head, until his retirement (and Karen’s from the same institution) in 2005. His epitaph there: “Sought out as a teacher, treasured as a friend.”

Terry and Karen enjoyed travel across the United States, Canada, and Western Europe as well as music, literature, ballet, and theater throughout their careers; they added environmental concerns in retirement. They returned to the U.S., to Charlottesville, Va., in 2014 to better enjoy their children and three grandchildren. 

Terry died suddenly March 19, 2019, at home. His classmates’ sympathy goes to Karen and their family.

Undergraduate Class of 1960