Class of 1964 (Orthodontics)

DR. NORMAN K. CARSTENS, ORTHO CLASS OF 1964

Dr. Norman CarstensDr. Norman K. Carstens died on July 16, 2016 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit. He was 79.

Dr. Carstens was born in Moline, Ill. He received his DDS from the University of Detroit in 1960 and his MSD in 1964. He practiced orthodontics for 50 years in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. He served two years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps with a general dental practice in Heidelberg, Germany, and attained the rank of captain.

He enjoyed sailing and horseback riding and was a member of various dental societies, the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club and Waterloo Hunt Club, the Grosse Pointe Sail Club and the Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association.

Dr. Carstens is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Andrea; son Matthew (Melissa); two grandchildren; and a sister. (Tributes)

DR. THOMAS H. MACGEORGE , CLASS OF 1954, ORTHODONTICS CLASS OF 1964
Dr. Thomas MacGeorge

Dr. Thomas Hamilton MacGeorge passed away peacefully on March 4, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was 90.

Dr. MacGeorge was born on March 6, 1927 in Seattle to Margaret Agnes (Marriot) and Thomas Hamilton MacGeorge. Raised in North Seattle with his brother, Jim, young Thomas went to Ronald elementary school and attended Lincoln High School. In 1946, the brothers were members of the state championship basketball team. He continued his education at the UW, where he played football and, more importantly, met his future wife, Paula. The couple married on Sept. 9, 1950.

After his graduation from the School of Dentistry, the Air Force took the young couple to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Upon returning home, he started his dental practice in Ballard. In 1964, he earned his specialty certification in orthodontics and in 1966 began his 26-year practice in Shoreline.

The couple raised their three children in North Seattle and were longtime members of Seattle Golf Club. Golf was a common theme for the family, as were summers at Fisherman’s Alibi on Whidbey Island, where the couple retired in 1992. Always the engineer with an inquisitive mind, Dr. MacGeorge was fond of fixing things, driving the backhoe, crabbing, keeping the soft ice cream machine full, and enjoying the island life with family and friends. He left a legacy that everyone close to him will strive to uphold.

Dr. MacGeorge is survived by daughter Pam Lee (Jim) of Everett, Wash.; sons Stephen (Lisa) of Shoreline and William (Linda) of Seattle; grandchildren Christine Cronin (Brian), Jamie MacGeorge Lee, Andrew, Christopher, and Elle MacGeorge, and Stuart and Nancy MacGeorge; great-grandchildren Kellen, Jack, and Anna Cronin; and brother, Jim, of Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paula. (Seattle Times)