DR. EDWARD C. HALPIN, GRADUATE PROSTHODONTICS CLASS OF 1970
Dr. Edward Cary Halpin died peacefully on Dec. 26, 2022 surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 82. He was a faculty member at the School of Dentistry for many years.
He was born on July 26, 1939 in Indianapolis, Ind., the only child of Marian and Theodore Halpin. At age 7, he and his parents moved to Omaha, Neb., where he attended Catholic grade and high schools. For his senior year, his family moved to Kansas City, where he attended St. Agnus. His outgoing and gregarious personality made it easy for him to establish friends quickly and he was named captain of the football team and prom king.
After high school, the family moved to Milwaukee. He enrolled at Creighton University to study pre-dentistry and graduated in three years. His mother died during his junior year and he returned to Milwaukee to be with his father. He attended Marquette University School of Dentistry and it was there, during his first year, that he met the love of his life, Maureen “Mo” DeCabooter, who was studying dental hygiene. They married a year later. After graduating from dental school, he and his young family moved to Athens, Greece, where he served as an officer and dentist in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He loved his time in Greece and visited there several times with his family. Upon returning to the United States, he was sent to Everett, Wash., which became home for the family. He started a private dental practice in Seattle while continuing his education at the School of Dentistry. He loved his dental community wholeheartedly and thought of his office, students, colleagues, and patients as his extended family. Many of these people became close friends and after-office hours frequently became a time of social gathering.
Dr. Halpin was passionate about dentistry, and practicing his craft was never something he considered a job. Education also was highly valued, and he and his wife felt that a Catholic high school was missing within their community. Along with a couple of friends, they founded what is now Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett. He also served on the Parents Board at Seattle University.
After retiring from dentistry, Dr. Halpin was able to spend much more time with family and friends at his home on Guemes Island and boating around the San Juan Islands.
Dr. Halpin is survived by his children, Michael (Debbie), Charie (Mike) Crisler, Craig (Liz), and Christie (Jason) Grove; grandchildren Bryce and Bret Halpin, Jalen, Cali, and Jensen Crisler, and Blakely and Kellen Grove; cousin Trudie Crigler; sister-in-law Madeline (Michael) Josoff; nieces and nephew; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Maureen. (Legacy.com)
DR. JAMES L. LORD, CLASS OF 1964, GRADUATE PROSTHODONTICS CLASS OF 1970
Dr. James (Jim) Lorin Lord passed away Feb. 17, 2019, at the age of 81, in Seattle, due to complications associated with cancer following a stroke.
Dr. Lord was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Ellensburg, Wash., to Roy and La Verda Lord. He was raised in Colfax, Wash., and went on to attend Washington State University, where he graduated with a BS degree in zoology in 1960. He furthered his education at the University of Washington, where he obtained a DDS and a Master of Science in Dentistry in Graduate Prosthodontics.
He served on the UW dental faculty as an instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor for most of his career. Outside the university, he maintained a private practice in North Seattle for 27 years.
Dr. Lord was active in numerous local and national academic and professional associations. He enjoyed the professional collaboration and advancement of his profession through these affiliations and his service. He was president of the Seattle-King County Dental Society from 1987 to 1988, president of the Washington State Society of Prosthodontists in 1985, president of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics from 1990 to 1991, and president of the Academy of Prosthodontics in 1998.
An avid fisherman, he loved being on the water and spent many summer vacations with his three sons, living on their fishing boat in the San Juan Islands. He retired on his floating home in Lake Union’s Portage Bay in 2003, after selling his private practice.
Dr. Lord was a husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, brother, teacher, colleague, neighbor, and friend. In the final years of his life he suffered from dementia and as a result lived a relatively quiet and simple life on the water. He loved spending his days watching the boats and lake-goers make their way through the Montlake Cut of Lake Union and feeding “his” ducks and geese.
He is survived by his first wife, three sons, five grandchildren, two stepchildren, and three stepgrandchildren. (Legacy)