American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Herbert J. Kothe, 1906-1986

  • In Memoriam
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  • Publication Year: 1987

HERBERT J. KOTHE 1906-1986

Herbert J. Kothe died on April 1, 1986 at the age of eighty. He joined the American Alpine Club in 1943. At that time he lived in New York. He later moved to Connecticut and in the early 1970s to Sarasota, Florida. He is survived by his wife Margaret, two daughters and two grandsons.

He greatly enjoyed rock climbing along the Hudson and in the Shawangunks. Most of his mountain climbing was in the Canadian Rockies though he also climbed in the Dolomites and Alaska.

The Religious Society of Friends was an important part of his life. His hobby was amateur photography, at which he spent many happy hours, doing his own darkroom work. Professionally he was a research chemist in the Fleischmann Laboratories.

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