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OT Death Notices in 2024

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Died on 30 December aged 78. Art teacher, artist and author. Brother to John and brother-in-law to Tamara. He will be sadly missed. 
A memorial service will be held at St. Cuthbert and St. Bede Orthodox Church in Durham on Thursday 4 July at 1.00pm, followed by refreshments and reminiscences. Those wishing to attend should please email Richard Kitchen (WW 71-76) c/o by the end of June.
(CR 71-76)

CHEETHAM, John Winward
Died on 17 March 2024, aged 74 of a heart attack. After reading classics at Pembroke College, Cambridge, John joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, serving in the British Embassies in Athens and Oslo. He then pursued a career in public relations, ending up at McKinsey as External Relations Manager.
Brother to Simon Cheetham (SH 70-75)
(SH 62-67)

TAYLOR, Hugh Nigel James, Reverend
Died on 11th March 2024, aged 80. Much loved husband of Diane (deceased), father to Douglas and Gordon (Sc 04-09) and grandfather. Hugh spent 40 years working for and later directing James Taylor Hackney Ltd. After ordination he served faithfully at St Marys Loughton for 18 years. All enquiries to Daniel Robinson & Sons Loughton.
(HS 57-62)

LORD, Nick John
Died from cancer in the Hospice on the Weald on 1 March 2024, aged 66. Much loved brother of Peter and Stephen and twin brother of Elizabeth. An inspirational and greatly respected Maths teacher at Tonbridge since 1983, and a beloved tutor in Ferox Hall for many years. A regular supporter of School Music and Chapel, Nick was also active in organisations including the UK Maths Trust and Mathematical Association. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and students.
A celebration of Nick's life will be held at 4pm on Tuesday 7 May at the Chapel of St Augustine, Tonbridge School.
(CR 1983-2024)

REISS, Peter Henry, The Reverend Canon
Died on 22 February 2024, aged 61. Much loved husband of Heidi, father to Ayanda, Joel, Daniel and Eryn, brother to Edward (SH 77-81) and George (SH 80-85) and grandson of the late Raymond Reiss (CR 44-58). A gifted rackets player, scholar, and Head of School. 
(SH 76-81)

Died on 19 February 2024, aged 73. Much loved husband of Corinne and father to Anna and John (WH 06-11).  Mike taught Chemistry, Physics and Maths from 1978 to 2018, and was an esteemed master, colleague and friend to the School. Mike will be sadly missed by many. 
A Memorial Service in celebration of Mike's life will be held in the summer at Tonbridge School. 
(CR 78-18)

ALLIBONE, Reginald Geoffrey (Geoff) 
Died on 18 February 2024. Much loved husband of Elizabeth and father to Richard (WW 80-85) and Christine. Classics teacher from 1961 to 2000, Parkside Housemaster from 1974-1989, esteemed master, colleague and friend to the School. Geoff will be sadly missed by many. Family funeral. 
(CR 61-00)

DAVIES, Robin Hunkin
Died suddenly on 8 January 2024, aged 85. Property Developer, Old Tonbridgian, former Barrister. Widower of Hedi Davies. Much loved father of Helen and Mario, grandfather, great grandfather. Will be sadly missed. 
(PS 51-56)

HILLMAN, Richard Martin
Died peacefully on 10 February 2024, aged 84. Father of Robin, Rachel and Simon (deceased) and much loved by Janie. 
(PH 54-58)

TAYLOR, Anthony Julian (Tony)
Died on 7 January 2024, aged 84. Tony was a staunch supporter of the OTGS, and was Captain in 1984-6.
(PS 52-57)

WHARTON, Peter Gansevoort
Died on 9 August 2023, aged 64.
(PS 74-75)
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