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Channing Dichter, Class of 1940

Channing Dichter 1923-2012 PITTSFIELD Channing Dichter, 88, of 25 East New Lenox Road, Pittsfield, died July 11, 2012, at home. Born in New York, September 4, 1923, the son of Rebecca and Harry Dichter, he attended Townsend Harris Academy in New York. Mr. Dichter enlisted in the Army in October 1942, was wounded during the Allied Landing in Normandy, Northern France, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star medals.

After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in physics, he joined General Electric Company in Syracuse, N.Y. Following various management assignments, he joined GE Ordnance Systems in 1969 retiring in 1988.

Mr. Dichter is survived by his wife of 29 years, Ursula Ehret-Dichter. He is also survived by his former wife, Frances R. Dichter, their four daughters, Keren Rice (Arthur Jacobs), Deborah Dichter, Elizabeth Dichter, and Harriet Dichter (John Schapiro), and six grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel Jacobs, Kelly and Christopher Sullivan, and Rose and Benjamin Schapiro. Other survivors are Nils and Marie Stuart, Robert Dichter, M.D. (Susan Fox), and Danny Dichter (Letizia).