Edward Christopher Kuhn '80
Edward Christopher Kuhn '80, a director of community organizations on Cape Cod, was born on December 2, 1957, in Buffalo, NY. The youngest of four children of Douglas W. '44, a lawyer, and Betty Lang Kuhn, he grew up in the Buffalo area, was graduated from East Aurora High School, and came to Hamilton from East Aurora in 1976. A star athlete in high school, where he excelled in basketball, football, and track, "Tad" Kuhn played football while on the Hill. He remained in college for three semesters until the end of 1977, and returned for the spring and fall of 1979. Following the winter session early in 1980, he took a personal leave of absence but never re-enrolled. Instead, he finished his studies and obtained a B.A. degree, majoring in English, from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Tad Kuhn, who settled on Cape Cod, MA, with his wife, the former Karyn Bober '81, was initially engaged in publishing as director of advertising for The Cape Cod Register and Cape Cod Life magazine. He subsequently entered the nonprofit, philanthropic field as director of marketing and development for Nauset, Inc., which served individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod; area director of the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Cancer Society; executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Cape and Islands; and, most recently, director of development for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod.
Tad Kuhn, an avid mountain climber, achieved the status of a "46er," having scaled all 46 Adirondack peaks that are higher than 4,000 feet. He also remained involved in athletics by coaching his sons' soccer and basketball teams and sharing with the young players his own commitment to sportsmanship and fair play.
Edward C. Kuhn, a resident of Centerville on Cape Cod, died on September 30, 2005, while hospitalized in Boston, from complications of auto-immune hemolytic anemia. In addition to his wife of 22 years and his parents, he is survived by two sons, Edward H. and Gabriel R. Kuhn; a brother, Eric D. Kuhn '74; and two sisters.
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Jane Anne Rayfield Cantwell '86, a former financial services analyst who became active in her community, was born on March 29, 1964, in Mineola, NY. The daughter of James H., Jr., a mechanical engineer, and Kathryn R. Rayfield, she grew up on Long Island and entered Hamilton from Garden City in 1982 as a graduate of Garden City High School. Jane Rayfield, who joined the women's varsity swimming team and assisted the College's admissions program as a campus tour guide, concentrated in mathematics and minored in economics. She was graduated in 1986.
Jane Rayfield found employment in the financial services industry in Manhattan, while also pursuing graduate studies at New York University's Stern School of Business. For a time a quantitative analyst with Shearson Lehman Hutton, she earned her M.BA. degree in 1990. On October 13 of that year, she and Christopher D. Cantwell '87 were wed in New York City.
The Cantwells took up residence in Riverside, CT, near Greenwich, where Jane devoted her time and attention to her family. She became an enthusiastic supporter of her children's activities as a troop leader for Brownies and Girl Scouts, and as a "team mom" for the Greenwich skating club Wings. She also led church school classes and participated in the musical program at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich. In addition, she was active in the Riverside Yacht Club and served as director of its junior program.
Jane Rayfield Cantwell died on December 19, 2005, in Greenwich, at the age of 41. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by a daughter, Brooke, 12, a son, Austin, 10, and a brother.
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