Death Announcements


This page contains notices announcing the recent deaths of Club members, often with details of their involvement with the Alpine Club and, occasionally, with information about their funeral/memorial arrangements.


Members can log into the website to leave their comments and tributes.


More complete obituaries for members are compiled in the Alpine Journal. Suzanne Strawther (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is the current Alpine Journal Obituaries Editor.  If you would like to contribute to an obituary, please contact her directly.



Johanna Merz

We are saddened to announce the death on 26 June of Johanna Merz.  She joined the club in 1986 and was Editor of the Alpine Journal from 1992 to 1998

John Doble

We have recently learned of the death on 1 April 2023 of John Doble, who was admitted to the club in 2006.

Tom Hornbein

We are saddened to learn of the death of Honorary member Tom Hornbein on 6 May 2023 at the age of 92.