Joan Tozzer Cave, 1921-2012

(5/9/12) - U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame member Joan Tozzer Cave passed away April 15 in Massachusetts She was 90 years old.

Tozzer Cave was a three-time U.S. ladies champion and three-time U.S. pairs champion with Bernard Fox from 1938-1940. She and Fox were North American pairs champions in 1939. Tozzer Cave was named to the 1940 Olympic team, but those Games were canceled due to World War II.

Born in Boston in 1921, Tozzer Cave was the second-oldest member of The Skating Club of Boston. She was inducted into the U. S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1997 and was an active elector.

Tozzer Cave was involved in many philanthropic activities in Massachusetts, Hawaii and New Hampshire. She was a trustee of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, serving as co-chair of the development committee, and a member of the hospital's Heritage Society.

She is survived by six children, Philip Spalding III of Honolulu; A. Tozzer Spalding of Tucson, Ariz.; Anne Mock and Joan Spalding both of Longboat Key, Fla.; Susan Driscoll of North Oaks, Minn. and William Lincoln of Newburyport, Mass. She is survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held May 26 in Brookline, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to Brigham and Women's Hospital, 116 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116, or the Tamworth Foundation, P.O. Box 128, Tamworth, N.H., 03886.

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