Dr. Alfred Carleton Hanscom
HANSCOM, Dr. Alfred Carleton, 95, born Feb. 17, 1926, in Rochester, NH, died July 1, 2021, in Flat Rock, NC, He was the son of the late Victor H. and Charlotte A. (Tauber) Hanscom. He spent his childhood in the town of Chatham, nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and graduated with high honors from Fryeburg Academy in 1943. He served as an Army surgical tech in World War II, from early 1945 until Oct. 1946 in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. Following his return, he graduated from Atlantic Union College in 1949 and earned a medical degree from Loma Linda University in 1953. On Nov. 22, 1951, he was married to Julianne Weaver. Over the next five decades, they lived in New Hampshire, California, Michigan, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He was board-certified in family practice, anesthesiology, internal medicine, and emergency medicine, and cared for countless numbers of patients during his nearly 50 years of practice. He was a skilled diagnostician and was well known for spending the time needed for each patient. He was a prolific reader, an adventurous traveler, and a remarkable conversationalist. Even with advanced age, his intellectual curiosity never dimmed. He was a lifelong and dedicated member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and a strict vegetarian for his entire 95 years. His wife died in 2007 after 56 years of marriage. In addition to her and his parents, he was predeceased by both
of his brothers, S. Gordon Hanscom, and Lieut. Argyle E. Hanscom (who was killed in World War II). He is survived by four children, Dr. David A. Hanscom (Barbara Yohai) of Oakland, CA, Alan C. Hanscom of Salem, MA, Robert B. Hanscom (Diane) of Andover, MA, and Carol Hanscom Haney (Thomas) of Fletcher, NC; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.