|1974||Susan Harhan and Paul Erickson, May 21, 1994.|
|1979||Jenan Dorman and Jay Ferguson, December 31, 1994.
Elizabeth Anne Klein and William M. McKenna, April 30, 1995.
|1981||Nancy Del Trecco and Robert T. Daly, November 27, 1993.|
|1982||Carolyn K. Billingsley and Scott R. Elliott, April 29, 1995.|
|1983||Laurie Hempel and Andrew A. Kling, November 22, 1994.|
|1985||Jennifer Koch-Weser and John Cullen, May 28, 1995.
Clarissa Hunter and Alan Bosch, May 28, 1995.
Sandra Ann-Marie Walters and Jonathan Kurker, October 8, 1994.
Margaret M. McNamara and Jeffrey R. Clayton, July 30, 1994.
|1986||Lynn Beal and James H. Alden, May 20, 1995.|
|1987||Kimberly J. Finethy and Joseph S. Harris, October 15, 1994.
Mary Ann MacDonald and John P. Veneziano, August 20, 1994.
|1988||Kathleen M. Curran and M. Todd Savage, June 10, 1994.
Kimberly Ann Shaunesey, and Bradford B. Easterbrook, August 20, 1994. * *Correction.
Jocelyn Stoddard and Jon Brayshaw ’90, October 1991.
|1989||Janice Lee Nikula and Scott M. Dalton, April 11, 1994.
Jeanne E. Herman and Jeffrey M. Ellinport, April 9, 1995.
|1990||Jennifer Beggs and Ron Van Belle, August 1994.
Beth Blanchard and Paul Wheeler, June 1994.
Jocelyn Stoddard ’88 and Jon Brayshaw, October 1991.
Susan Downs and Kern Karkos, August 21, 1994.
Diane Jean Mulroney and Brad Ellis, September 18, 1994.
Stephanie Oatman and Craig Kiker, July 1994.
Jennifer Knapp ’92 and Bertrand D. “Lance“ Lanciault, August 16, 1994.
Alisia St. Florian and Benjamin Medoff, May 1995.
Karen Schwartz and Samuel Shelanski, June 1994.
Heather Stanley and Gerald Clarage, Jr., December 1993.
Joanne Walton and Jonathan Reiser, July 15, 1995.
|1992||Jennifer L. Knapp and Bertrand D. “Lance“ Lanciault, August 16, 1994.
April L. Oberle and Jason M. Hayden, October 10, 1993.
|1993||Michelle M. Ashmore and Charles D. Libby III, September 17, 1994.|
|1970||Steve Oei and Lynn Bradbury, Molana Oei, June 3, 1995.|
|1979||Michael ’81 and Maura Alcarez Lugli, Madelyn Rose, February 6, 1994.
Al Cacozza and Ann Bushmiller, Lucas, January 1995.
Donald and Olwen Pongrace, Aidan Joseph, January 21, 1995.
|1980||Barry S. Moller and Gina A. Pasquini, Colin Andrew, June 18, 1995.|
|1981||Robert and Nancy Daly, Deborah Ann, March 11, 1995.
Steven and Faith Dillman, Kelsey L., February 21, 1994.
Michael and Maura Alcarez Lugli ’79, Madelyn Rose, February 6, 1994.
|1982||Tom and Anne Ruggles Pariser ’83, Sarah Anne, January 1994.|
|1983||Russell and Kathleen Bellucci Van Deursen, Jake Russell, May 8, 1994.
Mark and Margaret Elliott, Addison Edsall, July 25, 1994.
Tom and Tammy Garceau Hildreth, Caroline, June 1994.
Steven and Lisa Farnham McAfee, Bailey Elise, November 1994.
Glenn and Kristin Martin, Samantha, summer 1994.
Barry and Sally Nutting Somes, Hannah Walker, May 12, 1995.
Tom ’82 and Anne Ruggles Pariser, Sarah Anne, January 1994.
Bob and Melisande Van Duyne Van Liederkerke, Matthew Thomas, October 1994.
|1985||Paul and Leslie Ault Manning, Isabelle Ault, May 22, 1995.
William and Liz Crowley, Tommy, March 14, 1995.
Stephen and Georgeanne Ebersold DiCenso, Peter Rocco, February 10, 1995.
John and Tove Moshay, Honor Elisabeth, February 16, 1995.
Paul and Julie Newton Greenspan, Anne Louise, November 30, 1994.
James and Jean Stillwell Harkness, Dominic Paul, August 30, 1994.
|1986||Stephen and Elizabeth Oddleifson Nash, William Wilder, June 2, 1995.
Brian and Meredith Wood Axon, Tyler Jessie, May 25, 1995.
|1987||Jonathan and Sarinda Parsons Wilson, Maren Alexander, March 25, 1995.|
|1988||Paul and Teresa Billings, Elizabeth Mary, March 6, 1995.
Clifford and Anne Lattanzio, Parker Clifford, May 10, 1995.
|1989||Keith Wight and Cindi Baker ’90, Joshua John, November 5, 1994.|
|1990||Michael and Lisa Seale, Matthew, April 1995.
Keith Wight ’89 and Cindi Baker, Joshua John, November 5, 1994.
|1922||Dorris Longley Johnson, March 8, 1995.
A member of the Bates Key and onetime president of the Syracuse Bates Club, Dorris Longley Johnson taught school in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and in Addison, New York, until 1925 when she became a Girl Reserve (now Y-Teens) director at the YWCA in Syracuse. She was a sixty-year member of the Plymouth Congregational Church there, active in Church Women United and the local Council of Church Women. The first woman director of the National Board of Homeland Ministries of the United Church of Christ, Dorris Johnson also served on the regional committee of the Campfire Girls, was active in AAUW and the Art Study Club, and was a supporter of the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts. She was married in 1925 to Aurie I. Johnson ’22, who died in 1955. Among her survivors are a daughter, four grandchildren, and sisters Charlotte Longley Orr ’35 and Catherine Longley Lawson, Adv. ’50.Lucien X. Marcotte, May 1, 1995.
Mr. Marcotte attended Bates for a year, then served with the U.S. Army during World War I. A professional jeweler, he worked in the New York City area until he retired. In 1948 he was associated with the French Jewelry Shop and in 1976 he was a salesman for Jove’s Jewelry in the Bronx. Lucien Marcotte was an accomplished pianist. He was a member of Holy Family Church. His wife survives, as do four stepsons, a stepdaughter, nine grandchildren, three great-grand-
children, and his brother, Dr. Yvon Marcotte ’36.
|1926||Rose Thompson Dickson, March 6, 1995.
A Latin and English literature major at Bates, Rose Thompson Dickson earned her master’s degree in sixteenth-century English literature at Columbia University in 1928. She taught school in Kennebunk, Maine, Closter, New Jersey, and Amesbury, Massachusetts. She was enrolled briefly in the Ph.D. graduate program at Yale in 1935. A longtime resident of Cambridge, she was active in the Unitarian Church, and worked with minority groups for the Civic Community Committee. She taught emotionally disturbed children at the Dearborn School, now part of Lesley College. In 1963 Rose Dickson spent the summer in Farmville, Virginia, teaching black children who had been without school for four years. She and her husband, now deceased, summered at an old farm in Addison, Maine, then moved to Columbia Falls after retirement. She was known for her “generosity, political activism, and wide-ranging intelligence. She had a lifelong concern for all beings, especially the ill, the disenfranchised, the exploited, the underprivileged, two-footed and four-footed alike, always showing her love and compassion for all.” She leaves a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
|1928||H. Kenneth Hudson, April 6, 1995.
After teaching in Quincy, Massachusetts, Kenneth Hudson joined the U.S. Naval Reserve as a radar officer during World War II. He worked at Raytheon Manufacturing Company in engineering and sales for fourteen years, then was vice-president of Hallicrafters Co., a subsidiary of the Northrop Corporation, serving as manager of the Washington, D.C., region. He was also a director of Warneke Electron Tube Co. He retired in 1973. Kenneth Hudson was a member of College Club. He served as class president from 1951 to 1962, and later as a career counselor and class agent. Kenneth Hudson was a member of the Florida Bates Club, VFW, Masons, Shrine, Eastern Star, the Newcomen Society, the Optimist and Yacht clubs, and he was a Mayflower descendant. He was active in the churches of Falls Church, Virginia, and North Port, Florida, where he was an elder in St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. A life member of the Field Museum of Chicago, he belonged to the Institute of Radio Engineers, Electric and Electronic Engineers, and the Northern Virginia Association of Workers for the Blind. He and his wife, Aurie (Balch ’30), enjoyed worldwide travel. She survives, as do a son and five daughters including Mary Elizabeth Roby ’58 and Barbara Fuson ’63. A son and a sister, Helen Hudson Nassau ’29, predeceased him.William Parry Thomas, October 8, 1994.
After he attended Bates and graduated from the University of Maine, William Thomas received national science grants for additional study in physics and chemistry at the University of Vermont and Colby College. He taught in Maine schools of Newfield and Union, then was principal of Aroostook Central Institute in Mars Hill for twenty-one years, retiring in 1964. During the summers in Mars Hill Mr. Thomas worked for the Farm Labor Board, coordinating work with migrants and farmers in the harvesting of potatoes. He belonged to state and national teachers associations, was a fifty-year member of the Pleasant River Masonic Lodge, and was a member of Goodwin Mills Methodist Church. Among his survivors are his wife, two daughters, a son, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
|1929||Julius H. Mueller, Jr., February 8, 1995.
Following graduation, Julius Mueller was a university scholar in math at Harvard for a year, then began a thirty-nine-year educational career. He taught math at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and at North Attleboro High School before becoming principal at several schools in the state, including Westford Academy and Dalton and Weston high schools. During the final eleven years of his career as superintendent, he set up and operated a new regional school district that included Boxford, Middleton, and Topsfield. Julius Mueller earned both the Ed.M. degree in 1937 and a CAGS in 1955 from Boston University. He was elected to Phi Delta Kappa of the University’s School of Education, and was a thirteen-year delegate before becoming president of the Council of New England Secondary School Principals Association. In 1962 he received a John Hay Fellowship for studies in the humanities at the University of Oregon/Eugene. Mr. Mueller was a member of College Club and served as class president from 1939 to 1944. He is survived by sons Philip and Julius III ’55, daughter Karin Mueller McKelvein ’65, three step-children, and several grandchildren.Viola Zahn Snell, February 16, 1995.
Viola Zahn Snell taught school in Massachusetts at Lincoln School in Hingham, and in Foxboro prior to her marriage to Stanley F. Snell ’29. A homemaker, she was an active member of the Parkway United Methodist Church of Milton, Massachusetts, serving as a parish visitor for six years. She also did census work. During the summers for many years the Snells lived at Panther Lake in Raymond, Maine. They moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in 1974. She leaves a daughter, two sons, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Crescentia Zahn Griffiths ’34. Her husband of sixty years died in 1990.
|1930||Helen Burke Rich, April 20, 1995.
Following graduation, Helen Burke Rich taught school in her hometown of Fort Fairfield, Maine. She was a homemaker while her children were growing up, then for seventeen years was an English instructor at Houlton High School. She was a member of the Houlton Unitarian Church. Mrs. Rich leaves two daughters, a son, and seven grandchildren, including Jennifer Ward Riggs ’92.Richard E. Gilbert, May 16, 1995.
A Lewiston native, Mr. Gilbert worked as a salesman for Swift & Co. in Boston, H.B. Taylor in Albany, New York, Gillette & Maillet, and Armour & Co. He taught in Buckfield, Maine, and Titusville, Florida, during the sixties, retiring in 1977. He was past master of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge in Lewiston. Surviving are his wife, two sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
J. Roland Lyman, February 28, 1995.
Grace McKusick Storms, May 22, 1995.
Henry A. Moultrie, 1995.
|1932||H. Norman Cole, March 26, 1995.
An active alumnus, Norman Cole was a member of College Club, class president in 1982, and class agent in 1993. He held the Bates cross-country record for the two-mile relay team. During World War II he was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. A science teacher at Falmouth High School, he became superintendent in the Maine schools of Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. In 1952 Norman Cole founded the Cole Farms Restaurant, a landmark in Gray, Maine. He was a fifty-year member of Unity Lodge IOOF and a member of the Gray Congregational Church. Among his survivors are his wife, a stepson, four stepdaughters, brother Warren ’38, fifteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.Gertrude White Brown, July 25, 1994.
Following her graduation from Bates, Gertrude White Brown was a retailer by profession. She managed a number of shops including the Academy Hat Shop in Dover, New Hampshire, and the Smart and Thrifty Dress Shop in Dover and Portland, Maine, as well as a sport shop there. Since 1970 Mrs. Brown had lived in St. Petersburg, Florida. She enjoyed doing embroidery and needlepoint. A daughter survives.
|1933||Herbert W. Jensen, August 4, 1994.
Herbert Jensen was a display consultant and designer in New York City. After work as managing director at Displaying Studio, Inc., in Long Island City, in the sixties he was director of Jensen Associates. Later as Jensen’s Exhibits, Inc., the company provided advertising, design, and public-relations services. Mr. Jensen was president of the New York Bates Club at one time. He retired to West Palm Beach, Florida, and reminisced there about his college job: “It’s a long way from President Gray’s furnace room.” He leaves his wife, Barbara Ward.
|1934||Marjorie Reid Merrill, May 29, 1995.
Prior to her marriage to Walter Merrill ’33, Marjorie Reid Merrill was a teacher at Lisbon Falls (Maine) High School. During the years that the family lived in Danvers, Massachusetts, she belonged to the garden club and women’s association. Active in undergraduate athletics, she continued her sports interests as a lifetime member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. She had climbed the highest peaks in New England, as well as mountains in New York, California, and Wales. Her surviving family includes her husband, daughter, two grandsons, and three great-grandchildren.Herbert Sprince, May 16, 1995.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Lewiston native Herbert Sprince received his M.A. degree in 1935 and his Ph.D. degree in 1939, both from Harvard. A research chemist, Dr. Sprince worked at Cornell Medical Institute in New York City, at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Bacteriology, and at Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. He then became research director and director of the Division of Nutritional Physiology at Ortho Research Foundation. In 1962 he continued his biochemical research with a dual appointment at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and at Jefferson Memorial College in Philadelphia as associate professor of pharmacology and psychiatry. He continued in that research job through 1980. A member of a number of professional organizations, he was author of thirty publications, served as associate editor of two journals, and presented papers in Jerusalem and Wales. He was a member of Beth Israel Congregation in Coatesville. His wife predeceased him. A nephew, Richard Sprince ’47, survives.
|1935||Marjorie Avery McLean, October 11, 1994.
After she attended Bates for two years, Marjorie Avery McLean graduated from Simmons College in 1935. A homemaker and mother, she started a business after her children were grown and was the owner of McLean’s Antiques in Hallowell, Maine. Later, she also had an antique shop in St. Petersburgh, Florida, for six months of the year. Her husband, Powers McLean ’35, was an attorney. Among her survivors are three sons including Christopher ’70, four daughters, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, niece Lyn Avery Gray ’65, nephew Douglas McIver ’92, and a cousin, Virginia Keith ’53. She was predeceased by her husband, sister Elizabeth Avery Scharfenberg ’42, and brother Urban A. Avery, Jr. ’37.
|1937||Oscar D. Stevens, March 15, 1995.
For twenty-eight years Oscar D. Stevens worked at the Continental Baking Company and was general credit manager for fifteen years. He was a member of both the National Food Manufacturing and the National Frozen Food credit unions. At one time he had worked at Firestone and Goodrich tire companies, Sherwin Williams, and Montgomery Ward. For the past sixteen years “O D” and his wife lived in Port Charlotte, Florida. She survives, as do two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his sisters Sadie E. Stevens ’39 and Gertrude Stevens Davis ’34. He was the son of Oscar A. Stevens 1899.Lucille White Armandi, May 29, 1995.
After two years at Bates, Lucille White Armandi pursued her love of music at Eastman School of Music, graduating in 1939 with a bachelor of music degree; she completed graduate studies in piano pedagogy at Eastman in 1940. While there she was vice-president of her class and associate editor-in-chief ofScore, and published an article in Sibley Muse, a library sheet of the University of Rochester. In her hometown of Lewiston, at Bliss Business College, she taught everything from music to English, math, and social studies. She later taught at Jay High School and at Leeds Junior High School, and worked for a time at the Federal Credit Union. For many years Lucille Armandi taught piano and organ; she served as organist at the Eaton Memorial Methodist Church in Jay, and later at the First Baptist Church of Livermore. She enjoyed attending the Institute of Church Music at Colby College for eight years. In one of her witty and upbeat class letters, Lucille mentioned her great-grandfather, Benjamin Thorne, who helped construct and dedicate Hathorn and Parker halls: “A mason-preacher-farmer of Thorncrag.” Among her survivors are her husband, four sons, a daughter, fifteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Her sister, Marjorie White Littlefield ’38, predeceased her.
|1940||John W. Wilson, May 8, 1995.
John Wilson attended Bates, then earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State College, and his M.A. degree from the University of Connecticut/Storrs. He taught social studies and physical education at Cheshire Academy until entering military service in 1943. During World War II he was a lieutenant in the Army of Occupation based in the Mannheim area of Germany. He also taught at the Naval Dependency School in Naples, Italy. A teacher and coach of many sports at Sedgwick School in West Hartford, he then taught at Southington High School, and Cheshire Academy. After retirement he coached at schools in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, until 1988. “Jack” Wilson took college and high-school students camping, and traveled in Europe several weeks each summer. He leaves his wife, a son, a daughter, and twelve grandchildren.
|1941||Jean Blancard Forhan, December 6, 1994.
Jean Blancard Forhan attended Bates for two years, then worked for the New York City office of a transportation company. During World War II she lived in Vallejo, California, while her submarine officer husband, Edwin, was stationed at Mere Island, after which they lived in Maine and in the Chicago area until his death in 1965. Jean Forhan, with her four children and a nephew, moved back to California to attend the University of Southern California/San Diego Muir College. She completed her education in 1970 with a B.A. degree in history and worked in the USC/SD library. After she retired, Mrs. Forhan moved to Round Lake, New York. She was a cataloguer for Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, painted in oil and watercolors, and received a number of awards and prizes. She also pursued a hobby of searching on back roads for tumbledown barns, forgotten cemeteries, and stone walls to paint. Jean Forhan was a member of Niskayuna Brush and Palette Group. She leaves a son, three daughters, a nephew, and six grandchildren.
|1942||Edna Butler Noon, March 19, 1995.
Edna Butler Noon attended Bates, then transferred to Emmanuel College where she earned a B.A. degree in math. During World War II, she worked at General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as an engineer’s assistant in the power transformer section. She had lived in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and Glens Falls, New York, moving to Springvale, Maine, in 1978. She spent summers at Kennebunk Beach, as had four generations of her family. She was a communicant of Notre Dame Church in Springvale. Among her survivors are two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren. Her husband died in 1964.Samuel Allen Early, Jr., March 13, 1993.
After he graduated from Bates, Samuel Early earned his B.D. degree from Howard University and the LL.B. degree from Yale in 1944. He also attended the Sorbonne and worked in the Office of Price Administration in Washington, D.C. A member of the New York County bar, he was deputy district attorney in New York City from 1945 to 1948 when he became a partner in Early & McClane law firm in the City. In the eighties he was an attorney in criminal law in Chicago, then went to Detroit as Wayne County prosecuting attorney. He was noted by the 1975 National Law Journal as “one of the best criminal trial lawyers in the country.” Mr. Early retired in 1981 to follow business interests. Among his survivors are his wife, two sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren.
Marian Loveland Carroll, May 9, 1995.
|1944||Peter Blackman, March 19, 1995.
Peter Blackman earned his M.S. degree at Tufts University and also studied at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, New York University, and began work on his Ph.D. degree at the University of Rhode Island. During World War II he was a cadet in the U.S. Army Air Force and served in the Army Chemical Corps during the Korean conflict. He was involved in research for several firms in New Jersey and Rhode Island, especially for ICI Resources, working in surfactants and detergent chemicals. For the five years before he retired in 1986, he worked at CNC Chemical International in Woonsocket. Peter Blackman was a member of the American Association of Textile Chemicals and Colorists. Active as a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at Meshanticut Park Church, he received an award for outstanding service to the community for his volunteer work at the South Providence Neighborhood Ministries where hundreds of youngsters looked up to “Grandpa Pete.” He also volunteered at the Alan Shawn Feinstein Kids Place. An avid sailor on Narragansett Bay, he enjoyed overseas travel. He was not only “a diehard Yankee fan” but also a member of Common Cause and “an unabashed liberal.” He leaves his wife, daughter, son, and three grandsons.John M. Googin, January 16, 1995.
Bates awarded John Googin an honorary Sc.D. degree in 1986 for his accomplishments in metallurgical research. “He excels in formulating the necessary transition of processes from the laboratory to production operations for a complex chemical and metallurgical plant.” Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and a member of College Club, John Googin earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee in 1953. After work at Eastman Kodak and the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, he was associated with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) plants of Carbide and Carbon Chemical Co., then was principal chemist at Union Carbide Nuclear Co. In 1967 he received the AEC’s Ernest Orlando Lawrence Memorial Award. Two years later he became senior staff consultant in the production division, then a corporate research fellow. Dr. John Googin received twenty patents and was the author of numerous publications. He served as president of the state board of the ACLU at the University of Tennessee; he was a fellow of the American Society for Metals, which awarded him the Gold Medal in 1989; he was a member of the Science Research Society of America, and the American Chemical Society. In the late eighties Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., appointed him a senior corporate fellow, and he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1988. Son of the late Helen Hilton Googin ’15, he is survived by his wife and four daughters.
Francis H. Hagerty, Jr., V-12, March 13, 1995.
|1945||Calvin Sloan, May 2, 1995.
Following a year at Bates, Calvin Sloan served in World War II and participated in the invasion of Omaha Beach. He returned to earn his B.S. degree from State University of New York in 1948 and his master’s degree in 1952 from Columbia University. An educator throughout his life, he was a principal in New York State in the schools of Bedford, Hartsdale, Sea Cliff, and North Shore, Long Island. In 1973 he began a fifteen-year career overseas, serving in Bangkok, Thailand, as principal of the International Elementary School; as director with the International School in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; at the International Community School in Addis Ababa; and at a similar school in Aleppo, Syria. Cal Sloan also served on the evaluation team at the American School in Benako, Mali, and was an administrator for four years in Mauretania. Although he did not graduate from Bates, Cal Sloan remained interested and served as class president for a term and as an Alumni-in-Admissions counselor. He was a scout master, advisor for the educational policies commission of the National Education Association, and a board member of United Child Care. In 1990 he was in charge of practice teachers at Bethune-Cookman College, and at North Florida University he led counseling teams, taught two courses on parenting, and was guardian ad litem advocate for abused children. He leaves his wife, two daughters, and a son.
|1946||H. Winston Rosborough, April 5, 1995.
After a year at Bates, Winston Rosborough’s education was interrupted by service during World War II in 1943. He joined the Naval Reserves prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific Theater. He then worked for Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire, until he retired. He was a member of Washington Lodge 6, F&AM. His wife died in 1980; three daughters survive as do two sons and three grandsons.
|1948||Luella Flett Gahm, May 12, 1995.
Luella Flett Gahm was one of the first professionals to study and treat children with dyslexia. She first taught at Dedham Country Day School and in the Norwood elementary school. In 1968 she graduated from the Language Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and became director of a program for children with learning disabilities in the Walpole public schools. Her interests in language carried over into local theater productions with the Norwood Curtain Timers. Memorable were her roles as the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz and as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. Luella Gahm was a member of the Bates Key and served two terms as secretary-treasurer of the South Shore Bates Club. She worked with Campfire Girls, taught Sunday School, and belonged to the Republican Town Committee and the Women’s Community Committee. Her husband survives, as do daughter Deborah Gahm Canavan ’73, two sons, eight grandchildren, her uncle Arnold Kenseth ’37, and cousins Elaine Kenseth Abel ’65 and Arnold Geoffrey Kenseth ’67.
|1949||Robert Oakes, April 12, 1995.
Robert Oakes was known for dedication to his family, church, and college. A member of College Club, he earned his LL.B. degree from Boston University in 1953. Following military service during World War II, where he was with the occupation forces in Japan, he returned to Bates to graduate. He was a partner in the family law firm of Oakes & Oakes in Portland for twenty-five years, and later became a self-employed attorney. An active citizen in the town of Falmouth, Robert Oakes served on the Town Council and the Planning Board. He was a fifty-year member of the Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland, where he had taught Sunday school, led a youth group, and conducted the bell choir. In recent years he taught in the continuing education department of the Westbrook School. He enjoyed woodworking and music, and he played the oboe. At one time he was president of the Portland Men’s Bates Club. A member of a large Bates family, Robert Oakes leaves his wife, Avon (Cheel ’50), daughter Thalie ’79, sons Anders and Eric, brothers Henry ’32 and Granville ’37, and sister-in-law Elizabeth (Stockwell ’37). He was the son of Raymond S. Oakes 1909. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.
|1951||Aaron C. Johnson, Jr., April 25, 1995.
Following two years at Bates, Aaron Johnson, Jr., earned both the B.S. degree in 1956 and the M.S. degree in 1957 from the University of Maine. A graduate student in the early sixties, he was an assistant professor of agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin from 1965 to 1967, earning the Ph.D. degree from the University of California/Berkeley in 1967, and a promotion to associate professor at Wisconsin. Earlier he had been a price analyst and commodity trader at Snowflake Canning Co. in Corinna, Maine. He leaves his wife, a daughter, three sons, and three grandchildren. His father was the late Aaron C. Johnson ’23.
|1953||Russell M. Wheeler, February 6, 1995.
Following service in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant from 1953 to 1957, Russell Wheeler joined the DuPont Company in the industrial finishing division. During his career, he was a color coordinator for the company’s furniture industry in Greensboro, North Carolina, a marketing specialist, and in 1979 became the finishing coordinator for the Lane Company. He was also a registered stockbroker for Bache & Company in Greensboro. A member of the Lane Memorial United Methodist Church of Altavista, Virginia, he belonged to the Lions Club, AF&AM, and had been president of the Oriental Shrine of Greensboro. He enjoyed houseboating and fishing. Russell Wheeler leaves his wife, Merriam (Round) ’55, two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren.
|1954||June Johnson Peaco, April 20, 1995.
June Johnson Peaco lived in Searsport, Maine, where she was a member of the Congregational Church and sang in the choir. She was a founding member of the Ebbtide Players, and for several years was a seasonal guide and interpreter at the Penobscot Marine Museum. She also taught an adult education course at Searsport High School. In recent years she had “gone back to the land” and lived in East Otisfield, where she was a member of the Baptist Church and Ladies Circle. A woman of many interests, June Peaco was an avid bird watcher and had even seen the bald eagle. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, and fiber arts. Surviving are her husband, Gordon ’54, two daughters, three sons, three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
|1978||Edward W. Frankel, March 13, 1995.
An honors graduate in philosophy, Edward Frankel earned his J.D. degree from Franklin Pierce Law School in 1983. He had also studied law and philosophy at the University of Arizona. He was attorney and owner of Global Innovations Group of Concord, New Hampshire, and later was an attorney with McGovern & Associates of Greenwich, Connecticut. In recent years he taught philosophy and computer law part time in Maine and New Hampshire. An active member of the U.S. Classic Racing Association, he loved the sport; the USCRANewsletter wrote: “He was known for his quick wit, quick motorcycle and side car, an avid skier, kayaker, rock and ice climber, mountain biker, winter camper, architect/builder, art historian, world traveler, struggling linguist, philosopher/thinker, and dedicated father.” He is survived by his son, his fiancee, and his mother.
|1986||Paul A. Maciuika, March 21, 1995.
A musician, counselor, and hydrologist, Paul Maciuika lost his life in an automobile accident. He worked as a full-time geologist and geotechnical engineer with Briggs Associates of Rockland, Massachusetts. For two years he was project monitor at Asbestos Abatement Projects and a geologist at Kaselaan & D’Angelo, an environmental consulting firm in Marina Bay, Massachusetts. While at Old Dominion University to earn his 1992 master’s degree in geochemistry and geohydrology, he was a teaching assistant in environmental geology. In the past year he had worked at the Wyoming Environmental Protection Agency. A musician while at Bates, Paul Maciuika continued playing his guitar, mandolin, and violin in coffee houses, at the Blue Room in Boston, and with area bands. He had taken time to work in a pre-collegiate enrichment program for disadvantaged blacks and Hispanics as a live-in counselor and tutor in English, art, and electronic music. He was also interested in “Saulute” for needy children in Lithuania. He leaves his parents, a brother, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins including Joyce Cook Young ’66 and Steven B. Young ’96, and many friends from his college years.
The following obituaries will appear in the next issue:
|1921||Mildred Edwards Jones, June 21, 1995.
Matthew M. Rhuland, June 4, 1995.
|1927||Dorothy Jordan Simpson, June 7, 1995.|
|1934||Miriam H. Wheeler, June 11, 1995.|
|1935||Charles Boston, March 24, 1995.
Edward C. Winston, June 8, 1995.
|1937||Nathan Bloom, June 7, 1995.|
|1940||Walter Kennedy, Jr., 1993.|
|1942||Arthur H. Damon, Jr., May 24, 1995.
Mary Everett Roberts, June 18, 1995.
|1946||Clare Card Fogarty, 1994.|
|1954||Bradford Atwood, April 14, 1994.|
|1962||Grant S. Lewis, July 5, 1995.|
|1980||Conrad A. Gaskin, Jr., August 11, 1995.|