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Inaugurations

These members of the College community recently represented Bates at college and university inaugurations.

  • Betty J. Bamforth, M.D. ’44, at the inauguration of Paul Byers Ranslow as president of Ripon College.
  • Joseph A. Buckley ’56, at the inauguration of John Joseph Shea as president of John Carroll University.
  • Ann Parnell Davis ’53, at the inauguration of Dennis G. Brown as president of Clarkson University.
  • Richard W. Dearborn ’41, at the inauguration of Edward A. Parrish as president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • Ann Kranjec Fortescue ’84, at the inauguration of Augusta Souza Kappner as president of Bank Street College of Education.
  • Sylvia Stuber Heap ’50, at the inauguration of Daniel Francis Sullivan as president of St. Lawrence University.
  • Henry J. Keigwin ’59, at the inauguration of Ronald K. Machtley as president of Bryant College.
  • Susan Schulze Kozik ’79, at the inauguration of Constantine N. Papadakis as president of Drexel University.
  • George Menger-Hammond ’43, at the inauguration of Christopher C. Dahl as president of the State Univ. of New York College at Geneseo.
  • Richard A. Partridge ’73, at the inauguration of Donald W. McNemar as president of Guilford College.
  • Walter S. ’54 and Marjorie Terani Reuling ’57, at the inauguration of David Corey Joyce as president of Union College of Barbourville, Ky.
  • Robert F. Spencer ’40, at the inauguration of James W. Hottois as president of Lewis-Clark State College.
  • Elise Reichert Stiles ’56, at the inauguration of Willis B. McLeod as chancellor of Fayetteville State University.
  • Rufus A. Winsor ’69, at the inauguration of Marc A. vanderHeyden as president of Saint Michael’s College.

New Endowments

Julia M. Anderson ’27 Scholarship Fund
Given by Julia M. Anderson, who died in 1990, for scholarship aid with preference for descendants of Annie and Anders Anderson, provided in the discretion and judgement of the College any such applicants are qualified to receive such monies. Created by the transfer of funds from a trust and the Bates Pooled Income Fund upon the termination of a life income to a friend of Miss Anderson.

John R. Hester ’75 Fund
Given by John R. Hester ’75 as a fund of permanent endowment. The fund will be used as part of the College’s match requirements for the 1993 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, with interest only to support professorships in the Department of Classical and Romance Languages and Literatures and/or a language teaching and learning fund.

Hubert J. and Janet Gellert Fund
Given by Hubert and Janet Gellert in honor of their daughters, Midori A. Gellert ’87 and Victoria E.M. Gellert ’92, income for support of language study, including a professorship in Japanese.

Roderick M. ’52 and Barbara Wallace Nicholson ’53 Traveling Fund
Given by Barbara Wallace Nicholson ’53 in memory of her husband, Roderick ’52, to provide travel expenses to the United Kingdom, with preference for needy students whose travel purpose is related to course work for academic credit in the field of English literature.

Shirley Snow Nicolai ’63 Landscape Endowment
Given by Frank and Shirley Snow Nicolai ’63. Income to be used for permanent landscape improvements and ongoing campus beautification.

William H. Sawyer Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund
Given by Carl E. Andrews ’40 honoring William H. Sawyer Jr. ’13, professor of biology from 1913 to 1962, for the funding of lectures in the field of biology.

Women’s Soccer MVP Award
Given by Bates women’s soccer alumnae, with income to recognize the member of the women’s soccer team who most contributes to the overall development of the women’s soccer program during the current season — both on and off the field.

Recent Bequests

Elisabeth S. Curtis ’32 – $57,000
Elisabeth S. Curtis was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army Nurses Corps. After the war, she joined the Salem (Mass.) Visiting Nurses as director, retiring in 1975. Her bequest was unrestricted. The Trustees have designated its use for the planning and construction of the new academic building.

Marcia R. Dwinell ’47 – $500
A teacher of French at Spelman College in Atlanta, a private academy in Beaver Dam, Wis., and the George School in Newtown, Pa., Marcia R. Dwinell then entered the congregation of Jesus Crucified in Devon, Pa. Her gift was added to the Annual Alumni Fund in her memory.

William P. Day P’65 – $3,585
Distributed from the William Palmer Day Trust and added to the Annual Alumni Fund in memory of William Palmer Day, father of Ralph T. Day ’65.

Ruth H. Jellison ’37 – $160,000
An AT&T employee in New York City for more than 30 years, Ruth Jellison moved in retirement to Goshen, N.Y. Her unrestricted bequest has been designated by the Trustees to be used toward the construction of the new academic building.

Marriages
1961 Eileen Betancourt and Ralph Bixler, Jan. 6, 1996.
1983 Diana Lynn Boucher and Warren J. Boyd, June 19, 1995.
1984 Dawna Levasseur and Mark Swiedom, April 13, 1996.
1985 Kimberly Lundgren and William C. Frankenstein, Sept. 2, 1995.
Sherri Goudinski and Jeffrey Pasco, Aug. 8, 1994.
Robin S. Reynolds and Christopher Starr, June 24, 1995.
1986 Sandra M. Rose and Marc von Roemer, June 4, 1993.
1988 Darcy J. Curtis and Robert M. Butler, Oct. 22, 1994.
Mary A. Capaldi and Kevin E. Carr, June 15, 1996.
Laura Young and Bryan Connelly, May 26, 1996.
1989 Laurie A. Pangione and Joseph J. Mancinelli, Nov. 18, 1995.
Debra Scherer and Marcantonio Pinci, April 20, 1996.
Lauren M. Walsh and Scott J. Nemeth, May 18, 1996.
1990 Joanna Michel and William Mautz, July 23, 1994.
1991 Alicia Hughes and Howard Young, March 23, 1996.
1992 Marjorie Kirschenbaum and Scott Pim, July 1994.
Ashley G. Lucas and Kees de Waal, June 23, 1995.
Colleen Masse and Richard Woolfson, July 29, 1995.
Erica A. Chapman ’93 and John G. McPartland, June 4, 1994.
Kathryn Elaine Sharpless and Jeffrey S. Kew, Nov. 25, 1995.
Cynthia K. Smith and James W. Alexander Jr., Oct. 28, 1995
1993 Erica A. Chapman and John G. McPartland ’92, June 4, 1994.
Jennie Rockwell and Timothy F. Robbins, May 11, 1996.
Births
1962 Michael and Nanette Macdonald, Natalie Marie, Jan. 13, 1996.
1969 Michael and Janet Fox, Jank Alexander, Feb. 13, 1996.
1970 Peter P. Mezza and Elinor Schneir, Matthew Solomon Mezza, May 31, 1996.
1977 Ric and Marcia Nyman Flinkstrom, Zachary Owen, Feb. 4, 1996.
1979 Logan and Janet Moss, Abigail Elizabeth, March 25, 1996.
1982 David and Anne Gallop Pace, Samuel Aaron, May 20, 1996.
Neil and Heather Jamieson, Ainsley Mae, May 26, 1996.
1983 Laird and Siriparn Allan, Sirilada Estelle, Nov. 16, 1995.
Warren and Diana Boucher Boyd, Warren J., Dec. 14, 1995.
Michael and Caitlin McCarthy Kelly ’85, Maggie, Aug. 15, 1994.
Archontis and Katerina Pantsios, Katia, Nov. 8, 1995.
1984 Timothy and Michelle Shenton, Nathaniel Owen, Feb. 9, 1993; Megan Catherine, Nov. 10, 1995.
1985 Scott and Kristine Falvey Freeman ’86, Andrew Jacob, May 22, 1996.
Stewart and Diane Wylie Hirtz, Margaret, Oct. 1995.
Paul and Laura Hutchinson Whitmore, Parker Hutchinson, Sept. 11, 1995.
Michael ’83 and Caitlin McCarthy Kelly, Maggie, Aug. 15, 1994.
Christopher and Molly Marchese Mullin ’87, Rachel, Nov. 6, 1995.
Jeffrey and Sherri Pasco, Mikayla Ashley, March 17, 1996.
Gregory and Mari Smith Rinick, Joseph Avery, Nov. 15, 1994.
Nicholas and Debbie Valaitis Kern, Nicole Ona, Dec. 15, 1995.
Daniel and Allison Webster Matlack, Nathaneal, March 5, 1996.
Stanley Brown and Carol Urmson, Trevor Urmson Brown, Nov. 19, 1995.
1986 Scott ’85 and Kristine Falvey Freeman, Andrew Jacob, May 22, 1996.
Jonathan and Melissa Green, Matthew Martin, April 19, 1996.
1987 Christopher ’85 and Molly Marchese Mullin, Rachel, Nov. 6, 1995.
1988 Paul and Deborah Schiavi Coty, Michael Joseph, April 12, 1996.
1991 Christopher Kramer and Lori Pearson, Noah Brett Pearson-Kramer, Jan. 11, 1996.
1992 William Pinches ’93 and Katharine Wise, Andrew Wise Pinches, April 16, 1996.
1993 William Pinches and Katharine Wise ’92, Andrew Wise Pinches, April 16, 1996.
Deaths
1919 Asa D. Tupper, April 13, 1996.
Asa Tupper practiced law in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, for more than sixty years and was a longtime partner in J. Edwards Knight Insurance Co. He graduated from Boston Univ. Law School after attending Bates. In his hometown he was a selectman, assessor, overseer of the poor, auditor and clerk. He chaired the boards of water commissioners, the trustees of Oaklawn Cemetery, and the local Memorial Library, and was clerk and counsel to St. Andrews Hospital for several years. Tupper was an authority on roses, growing hybrids and contributing to articles in American and international rose journals. He had an interest in local and county historical societies. A lifelong member of United Methodist Church and Knights of Pythias, he belonged to the Lincoln County Bar Assn. and chaired the local and county Democratic party. Surviving are sons Stanley and Asa Jr.; daughters Elizabeth and Gloria; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. His wife and two sons predeceased him.
1923 Marian V. Chick, Feb. 21, 1996.
During her teaching career Marian Chick taught in Maine at Hebron Academy and in Sangerville, and for a time in Shrewsbury, Mass. She earned an M.A. degree from Bates in 1937. For 30 years she was an English teacher at Westbrook (Maine) High School; in 1968 the Westbrook yearbook was dedicated to her. After retirement, she traveled in the United States, Scandinavia and England. She also attended Elderhostels, played bridge and enjoyed reading. As a volunteer she maintained a “contagious interest” in building up the high school library and taught boys in the school to repair damaged books. She also collected books and gifts for the library. She leaves sisters Gertrude and Doris ’29; nieces and nephews, including Richard Chick ’57; and grand-nephew Michael Chick ’80. Her father was Arthur J. Chick 1901 and she was predeceased by brothers George ’27, Benjamin ’31, and sister Martha ’34.
1926 Fern Pearson Heath, April 20, 1996.
For more than 40 years Fern Pearson Heath taught and worked with handicapped children in the Stoneham (Mass.) school system. After attending Bates for a year, she studied at Lesley College and taught Spanish and Latin in Haverhill. After her marriage she also taught children in her home, retiring in 1980. Her survivors include daughters Virginia and Hazel; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Leslie.Russell C. Tuck, Feb. 27, 1996.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate with honors in religion, the Rev. Russell Tuck earned B.D. and M.S.T. degrees from Andover Newton Theological School, as well as an S.T.M. degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1932 and a Ph.D. degree at Boston Univ. in 1939. From 1929 to 1968 he was a professor of Greek New Testament Literature at Andover Newton, served as registrar at one time, and often filled in as a visiting or interim minister in area churches. A native of Greene, he was ordained in the Baptist Church there and continued his interest in the town as a trustee of the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Foundation for 50 years. He was a member of the American Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis and of the American Oriental Society, and he had been president of the Ocean Park (Maine) Assn. in 1946. Survivors include sons Julian and Bradford ’63; daughter-in-law Una (Fosdick ’62); and five grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Holley Tuck, and son Abbott.
1930 Muriel Beckman Swett, April 1, 1996.
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Muriel Beckman Swett graduated with honors in sociology and was elected to the Bates Key. In 1934 she earned an M.S. degree from Western Reserve School of Applied Science. Initially she worked in Cleveland as a social worker with Associated Charities. In 1933 she did social work as a public welfare and project assistant with the Cuyahoga County Relief Administration. Upon moving to Norwalk, Conn., she became a supervisor in the Department of Public Welfare. An active alumna, she was president of the Southwestern Connecticut Bates Club from 1936 to 1940, served on the Alumni Council executive committee for a year, and was president of the Boston Bates Alumnae Club in 1944. A homemaker following her marriage to Robert B. Swett ’33, her outside interests centered in social-concern projects and her church. Through her efforts, the women of the First Baptist Church of Newton Center, Mass., sold Georgia pecans to support Koinonia, an interracial farm in Americus, Ga., and the forerunner of Habitat for Humanity. Among her survivors are a son; two daughters-in-law; five grandchildren; and her twin sister, Mildred Beckman Myhrman ’30. She was predeceased by husband Robert ’33 and son Robert Jr.Helen Geary Ham, Feb. 13, 1996.
After she graduated from Bates, Helen Geary Ham taught French and Latin in Portsmouth, N.H. A homemaker until her children were grown, she substituted and taught in the Portsmouth schools, retiring in 1969. She was past president of the local women’s college club, a member of the Seacoast Retired Teachers Assn., a charter member and past Grand Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America Court of the Immaculate, and a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church. She is survived by two sons; and nieces and nephews. Husband Charles and sister Mary Geary Keenan ’27 predeceased her.
1931 Olive M. Elliott, March 1, 1996.
After earning her M.S.L.S. degree at Simmons College School of Library Science, Olive Elliott was librarian in Wisconsin at Milwaukee-Downer Seminary, a school for girls. In 1938 she became head librarian at Marblehead (Mass.) High School. A member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church there, she taught Sunday School and was past president of the Women’s Guild. Moving back to Maine after she retired in 1972, she was an active citizen of Waterford, where she was treasurer and librarian at the Knights Memorial Library, a member of the local Planning Board, and a volunteer at the Stephens Memorial Hospital coffee shop in Norway. She had belonged to the Oxford Hills Women’s Club and the Ladies’ Bowling Group, and was a former trustee of the Keoka Lake Assn. In the seventies she enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, and visiting Southeast Asia, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Two first cousins survive.Edwin G. Milk, March 31, 1996.
After he graduated from Bates, Edwin Milk taught in Massachusetts at the Mitchell School in Billerica and for three years he taught English and drama at Barnstable High School. During World War II he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the special service division. Under the stage name of Edwin Gordon, he spent several years as director and stage manager at the Cape Playhouse as well as on Broadway and and for the St. Louis Municipal Opera. He was involved in such plays as Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, The Children’s Hour, and Voice of the Turtle. He returned to Hyannis in 1956, teaching English at Barnstable Junior High School until he retired in 1970. During the ’50s and ’60s he was a resident member of the Cape Cod Melody Tent. As a pianist, he enjoyed performing at Ben and Jerry’s and for lobster luncheons at the Federated Church. He leaves a son; daughter; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
1932 Marian Smith DiCristina Hendrickson, Jan. 11, 1996.
Following graduation, Marian Hendrickson’s first teaching job was in the rural one-room school of Somerville, Maine. In 1935 she went to Puerto Rico, where she taught in junior high schools of Yabucoa, Toa, Alta and San Juan. In San Juan she became a federal employee in the defense office of censorship, moving to the Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics in Washington, D.C., in 1941. After earning her master’s degree in Spanish at Middlebury College in 1951, she taught languages and chaired the department for 10 years at Elmont Memorial High School in New York. In recent years, she spent winters in Port Richey, Fla., and stayed from May to November in Southold, Long Island. She is survived by a brother; two sisters; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
1933 Clive D. Knowles, Feb. 27, 1996.
Clive Knowles graduated with honors from Bates and was elected to College Club. He earned a master’s degree in social ethics from the Univ. of Chicago in 1934, and an S.T.B. degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1936. For a year he taught at Howard Univ. in Washington, D.C., at the invitation of Benjamin E. Mays ’20, then dean of the Howard School of Religion. Ordained in the First Unitarian Church of Gardner, Mass., he served that church for a year then became executive director of the Massachusetts Labor Non-Partisan Political League. A combat veteran of World War II, Clive Knowles then began a lifetime career serving organized labor. He worked with the AFL-CIO in California, was an organizer with United Farmworkers alongside Cezar Chavez, and was also director of the Council of Carpenters. He devoted his life to help win equal pay and working conditions for minority groups in the workplace. After retirement, he was a ski instructor for five years with the Apache Mescalero Tribe of New Mexico. He spent the summers in Franklin, Maine, establishing the Molasses Pond Writer’s Workshop, and with his daughter worked on production of the revival ofOld Jed Prouty that played in coastal summer theaters. Author of the unpublishedPassing Through: A Yankee Radical’s Journey, he wrote his memoir, No Man Can Live Without Hope (1994). In a class letter he observed, “We have lived through more changes in our lifetime than any other generation before us.” He is survived by son Jonathan; daughter Kathy; and brother Thomas Knowles ’41.Albert M. Walker, Feb. 17, 1996.
Albert Walker majored in chemistry and math at Bates. His lifetime profession was that of a textile chemist, and later technical manager at the Ludlow Manufacturing & Sales Co. in Massachusetts. He retired in 1977 and most reecently lived in Viroqua, Wis. Among his survivors are sons Albert and Arthur; daughter Linda; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister. He was predeceased by son David.
1935 Dorothy Randolph Hauschild, March 21, 1996.
A geology major at Bates, Dorothy Randolph Hauschild was assistant geologist at the Museum of Natural History in New York City; then, until her marriage to Richard T. Hauschild, she worked for a bank and an insurance company in New York and for Royal Typewriter and Vega Aircraft in Los Angeles. For several years she was director and teacher at a nursery school and was secretary to the minister of an Inglewood church. In the ’60s, she was secretary to the dean of admissions at the Univ. of Redlands. She chaired committees of the First Baptist Church of Redlands and the Women’s Auxiliary of the local Community Hospital. She took great pride in her Bates education, her friendships, and memories of her professors. Although she missed New England, she loved exploring the West Coast of California. In addition to her husband, she leaves two sons; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Son Richard died in 1944.
1936 L. Verdelle Clark, March 5, 1996.
A biology major, Verdelle Clark’s edarned his master’s degree in physical education at the Univ. of Maine at Orono. A native of Aroostook County, he taught at Aroostook Central Institute in Mars Hill then was a social studies teacher and director of physical education at Farmington (Maine) High School. Following Navy service during World War II, he had a teaching fellowship at Boston Univ. After earning his Ed.D. degree in educational psychology at Wayne State Univ., he taught and coached at Northern Illinois Univ. in DeKalb, where he was an associate professor of biology. An outstanding athlete in several undergraduate varsity sports, he played semi-professional baseball in the Northern Maine League and was known as the “Brewer Hurler.” Early in his life he was an active outdoorsman, canoeing, hunting and fishing — for which he designed, manufactured and patented his “Spoteyed Flies.” In retirement, he also enjoyed tending his garden. Verdelle Clark leaves wife Daisy (MacPherson ’37); a daughter; a son; three grandchildren; a brother; sister; and niece.Catharine Long Torrey, Oct. 29, 1995.
After attending Bates, Catharine Long Torrey graduated from Jackson College/Tufts Univ. She was a real-estate broker in Topsfield, Mass., for 30 years, working with Thompson Real Estate Co. A member of the Topsfield Congregational Church Ladies’ Guild, she also belonged to the local Community Club and Friends of Topsfield Library. She leaves two daughters; a granddaughter; and was predeceased by husband Godfrey.
1937 Donald F. Nims, Oct. 21, 1995.
During World War II, Donald Nims served in the U.S. Army Technical Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, he also was the recipient of a Purple Heart. In 1947 he earned a B.L.S. degree from Simmons College School of Library Science and was, for a number of years, senior assistant librarian at Rochester (N.H.) Public Library. After moving to Dayton, he became head librarian of the corporate library at the Standard Register Co., engineering and research division. He served as treasurer and president of the Dayton chapter of the Special Library Assn. Donald Nims was a scoutmaster of Dayton Troop 123, served two terms on the Vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and was a volunteer in the medical library of Good Samaritan Hospital. He leaves his wife and two sons.George Scouffas, March 1, 1996.
George Scouffas was on the English faculty of the Univ. of Illinois for 50 years, and headed the creative writing project. At one time he was an editorial staff member ofAccent Magazine and an editor of the Friendscript newsletter of the University’s Library Friends. Honored by Alpha Lambda Alpha with their Outstanding Teacher Award, he also received the University’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching as well as the Teaching Excellence Award of the School of Humanities. Georgae Scouffas was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Phi Alpha. He earned advanced degrees from the Univ. of Illinois, an M.A. in 1938 and a Ph.D. in 1951. In recent years, he volunteered at the Nursing Home Adult Day Care Center and Alzheimer’s Unit of Champagne County. Among his survivors are two daughters; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Wife Roberta died in 1994.
1938 Pauline Turner Talbot, Feb. 26, 1996.
A Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate with honors in history and government, Pauline Turner Talbot was a member of the Bates Key. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia Univ. in 1942 after teaching at Edward Little High School in Auburn. At the Univ. of Kansas she taught in the business school for three years before returning to Maine. After her marriage to Charles Talbot, she worked with him in the auction business for 25 years. Following his death in 1973 she continued with her sons in the company, Charles M. Talbot Associates. She served for 25 years as a trustee of Leavitt Institute, the local high school. In the town of Turner she was a member of the school committee, was children’s librarian of the public library for more than 20 years, and served on the town budget and bicentennial committees. A talented musician, she was pianist at the Turner Village Church, of which she was a member, and organist for the Unitarian Universalist Church in Turner Center. As accompanist for the Leavitt Glee Club, she coordinated the school’s concert and lecture series. She was a member of the Turner Grange, Androscoggin Historical Society, and Maine Extension Homemakers Council. Members of her family who survive include two sons; two daughters; seven grandchildren including Jessica Talbot ’96; and a great-granddaughter.
1940 Howard W. Kenney, Feb. 11, 1996.
After he received his M.D. degree in 1944 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Kenney served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the Korean War. Following private practice in Newark, N.J., he moved his practice to Tuskegee, Ala., where he was also a consultant in internal medicine at the Veterans Hospital. In 1959 he joined the Veterans Administration, serving successively as a full-time physician and manager at hospitals in Tuskegee; East Orange, N.J.; and Washington, D.C., where he transferred to central headquarters. There he was Eastern Region medical director and associate deputy chief for policy, plans and operations. Retiring with the rank of lieutentant colonel in the Army Medical Reserve, he resumed his practice of internal medicine in Silver Spring, Md., and taught at Georgetown Univ. The governor of Maryland appointed him to a review board of the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He retired again, back to his hometown where he served as staff physician for Central Alabama Comprehensive Health Inc. and maintained a part-time practice in a community ambulatory medical clinic. He was honored by Tuskegee as the “father figure of human medicine” and for his “devotion to the practice of medicine.” He was a member of the AMA and the National Medical Assn., honorary medical societies, the John A. Andrew Clinical Society, and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He served on the board of directors of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. He played tennis and enjoyed gardening, reading and music. In addition to Gwendolyn, his wife of 53 years, he leaves three daughters; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his brother, Bates Trustee emeritus John A. Kenney Jr. ’42, Sc.D. ’68.
1941 Etta Guerin Eldridge, April 16, 1986.
A graduate of Pembroke Academy, Etta Guerin Eldridge attended Bates from 1937 to 1940. We learned of her death only recently and regret that we have no other information about her.
1942 Barbara Barsantee Jones, June 3, 1996.
Following graduation from Bates, Barbara Barsantee Jones taught in Maine at Winter Harbor High School and then at the high school in Plymouth, N.H. For 40 years she lived in the Greensboro, N.C., area. She taught Latin, Spanish, French, mythology and adult education during her 35 years at the Gulford County High School, retiring in 1984. Her daughter wrote that her mother “always had a true zest for life.” Barbara Jones was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Assn. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, vacations at the beach, and spur-of-the-moment travels with husband William. He survives, as do a son; two daughters; a granddaughter; sister; niece; and nephew.William S. Mosho, March 30, 1996.
Lewiston native William Mosho moved to Lynn, Mass., where he graduated from Classical High Schol before attending Bates for three years. During World War II he served in France with the U.S. Army, receiving the Bronze Star. A restauranteur, he operated Maxwell’s Sandwich Shop and Mosho’s Coffee Shop with his brother in Boston’s financial district for 20 years. From 1970 to 1980, he and his wife operated the Davis Square Sea Grille in Somerville. Survivors include his wife; daughter; brother; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
1944 Samuel Poor, March 26, 1996.
Following graduation from Bates, Samuel Poor served in the U.S. Navy as a pharmacist and dental technician until 1946. His career as an educator began with teaching at Vineyard Haven (Mass.) High School and as a master at Pembroke Day School. He earned his M.Ed. degree from Harvard in 1956 and his Ph.D. in English from the Univ. of Kansas. While there, he was executive assistant to the president of Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. He joined the faculty of Southern Connecticut State College in New Haven, where he was assistant professor of English and director of student affairs for 16 years until he retired in 1978. Samuel Poor published educational materials, literary prose and poetry that included For Better or for Verse. A member of national and state educational organizations, the National Council of Teachers of English, Phi Delta Kappa, he also belonged to NAACP, AAUP, the National Audubon Society, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Harvard Club of New Haven, and he was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary. Moving to Florida in 1979, Samuel Poor served as president of the Florida Bates Club in St. Petersburg. He ran for the school board of Pinellas County because of his concern about the quality of education there. He leaves Clarine, wife of 38 years; a triplet brother; and triplet sister.
1945 Beatrice Woodworth Lever, March 15, 1996.
A teacher and musician, Beatrice Woodworth Lever earned a master’s degree in French from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1949 and continued her education throughout her career, studying in the United States at Middlebury and Kalamazoo colleges and at universities in Spain, France and Mexico. She was elected to Phi Sigma Iota and the Bates Key. She taught in Maine at Erskine Academy in South China, at Farmington High School, and at Ricker Junior College in Houlton. After moving to Long Island, N.Y., she taught French and Spanish both at Glen Cove Junior High School and in Port Washington and was a private tutor in foreign languages in New York City. During her residence on Long Island she was a member of the Unitarian Universalist congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset where she sang in the choir for 20 and was also music librarian. She served as secretary of the Long Island Bates Club for several years. Following the 1986 death of husband Max, she moved back to Maine where she had spent vacations in Wayne. She played violin in the Androscoggin Valley and Farmington community orchestras and held chamber music concerts in her home. She attended the Maine Fiddle Camp, spent two weeks in the summer at a Canadian performing festival, traveled to London, Scandinavia, Italy and Russia, and sang in area choral groups. A member of the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Augusta, she belonged to Amigos Hispanos there, to the Wayne-Winthrop Women’s Reading Group, and to the Wayne Garden Club. Her interests ranged from country and contra dancing, to playing the recorder, to books about women, vegetarianism and social action. She is survived by maternal cousins in the Corbett family.
1946 Shirley Hicks Frye, Jan. 31, 1996.
Shirley Hicks Frye earned an M.A.T. degree from Tufts Univ. She was a member of the YWCA staff in Woonsocket, R.I., and Worcester, Mass., later becoming a therapist at Irvington House in New York. Following work as a recreational director at the Children’s Medical Center in Wellesley Hills, Mass., she taught for 10 years in a Newton elementary school followed by 12 years in Sturbridge at the Burgess School. During the summer she was a hostess at the Old Sturbridge Village. Retiring in 1982, she continued to teach part time at a private elementary school in Wilbraham. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Brimfield, and a trustee, past president, and scholarship committee member of the Hitchcock Free Academy, her secondary school alma mater. Among her survivors are husband W. Leeds Frye, whom she married in 1972; two step-sons and two step-daughters; three step-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.June Klane Kolovson, April 6, 1995.
After graduating from Bates, June Klane Kolovson studied at Simmons College for a degree in retailing. Following her marriage to Melvin Kolovson in 1948, she was a homemaker and mother of two sons. In 1956 she worked for Cerebral Palsy and the Assn. for Retarded Children, was a practice teacher in a co-op nursery school, and transcribed material into Braille for the National Institute for the Blind. In the mid-fifties June Kolovson was a docent at the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis Univ. She studied at an adult center later in Sarasota, Fla. Retiring in 1990, she visited Rome, Florence and Venice on a trip with her husband. He survives as do two sons and a brother-in-law, Robert Kolovson ’53.
1951 Robert Marden Brooks, Feb. 25, 1996.
A graduate of Maine Central Institute and Bates, Robert M. Brooks earned an M.Ed. degree from Boston State Teachers College. He also served in the Army Air Force. Initially an elementary school teacher in Ipswich, Mass., he became principal of the Franklin School in Newcastle, Maine, in 1961. For many years he was a guidance counselor and history teacher at Deering High School in Portland. He leaves a daughter; mother Elaine Marden Brooks; and a nephew. Wife Stadilou predeceased him in 1995. His grandfather was Wilson C. Marden 1893.
1955 Lincoln S. Boyden, Feb. 26, 1996.
Following service in the U.S. Army, Lincoln Boyden joined the Cambridgeport Savings Bank and became manager of the mortgage department in 1968. Then, until he retired in 1990, he was a loan analyst at the National Shawmut Bank in Boston. In 1982 he received a certificate in commercial banking from the Williams College School of Banking. His first bank job after graduating from Bates was at the Norfolk County Trust Co. in Needham, Mass. A member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Belmont, he was a deacon and elder. He was a former member of the Woburn City Band and the Evergreens of Boston Univ. He leaves wife Laura (Taylor ’55); a son and daughter; and two grandchildren.
1956 Dorothy Casey Garvin, Jan. 28, 1996.
For 37 years, Dorothy Casey Garvin pursued her career in public health nursing. She worked with the Visiting Nurse Assn. in New York City and as a summer nurse for McGraw Hill Publishing Co. while studying for her master’s degree in nursing education at Columbia Univ. Teachers College in 1961. As a registered nurse, she moved to Monmouth County, N.J., where she was a public health nurse then director of professional services for the county’s health and nursing service. In 1982 Dorothy Garvin bought a home in Greenfield, Mass., and became administrative director of the Franklin County Visiting Nurses and Health Services. She retired in 1993. A member of United Way for many years, her hobbies included bicycling, camping, reading, knitting and travel with son Andrew. He survives as do a brother and two nieces.
1964 Donald King, Jan. 25, 1993.
Donald King earned an M.B.A. degree in 1969 from Fairleigh-Dickinson Univ. He was employed in sales and as a field relations specialist at Mutual Life of New York. He had lived in Englewood, N.J.. We have no other information about Donald King other than the names of his wife, Marilyn, and son, Michael.
1975 Donna J. Maglin, April 17, 1996.
A psychology major at Bates, Donna Maglin first worked in Auburn at the Natural Resources Inventory for the Androscoggin Valley Regional Planning Commission. She joined the state Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Health and Human Services in New Hampshire in 1978. She was a member of the Concord Bible Fellowship, Strathspey and Reel Society, the New Hampshire Federation of Traditional Music, the Northeast Rat and Mouse Club, and the National Federation of the Blind. She enjoyed playing the banjo and belonged to several contradance bands. Parents Robert and Joan Maglin survive as do her her grandmother and a nephew.
1982 Mary Hanover Von Lunen, Jan. 17, 1996.
Mary Hanover Von Lunen worked for the Somerset County (Pa.) Planning Commission. She had worked for the county as a planner since 1985 and was promoted to assistant director in 1991. She was on her way to a meeting of the commission, for whom she was the bicentennial coordinator, when she was killed by a tractor-trailer that tipped over onto her car. She was active on various county committees dealing with children’s issues, and was affiliated with numerous organizations, including membership on the boards of Mental Health/Mental Retardation and United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Allegheny Region. She served on the state’s Assn. of County Human Service Administrators, in Somerset County on its Children’s Service Systems and Children’s Task Forces, and on the Health and Welfare Council and the Human Services Planning Committee. She was active in Youth Advocate Program Inc., served on the Connemaugh Township School District Strategic Planning Commission, and formerly was involved with Head Start. She was a member of St. David’s Lutheran Church. Her husband of ten years, Mark; two sons; and her mother survive.
1997 John T. O’Connell, Feb. 12, 1996.
John O’Connell died of cancer at his home in South Glastonbury, Conn. He excelled in languages, had studied French in the summer at Middlebury College, and was a student in Siberia during Short Term. He had traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. On campus, his friends remembered him for his independence, as a person with strong opinions and a wonderful sense of humor. His Russian professor mentioned his intelligence and academic flexibility. His first-year roommate spoke of John’s attitude toward his illness: “Through the whole thing he was very strong. He didn’t want to burden us. He didn’t want to complain. He was still very considerate.” He was a Lector and communicant of St. Augustine Church in South Glastonbury, where he lived with parents Nancy and Daniel O’Connell. They survive as do grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.The following deaths have recently become known to the College:
1922 Maude Hayward Lawrence, June 20, 1996.
Bertha Kaye Whittier Cross, July 5, 1996.
1924 Vivian Milliken Wills, May 21, 1996.
1925 George A. Marshall, December 20, 1995.
1926 Marion Ripley Gray, July 2, 1996.
Edward P. McDonough, June 5, 1996.
1927 Ruth Canham Diehl, May 31, 1996.
1929 Edward J. Arnold, July 16, 1996.
1930 Roger G. Simard, May 12, 1996.
1931 Robert I. Penley, June 15, 1996.
1932 Marion Crosby Hoppin, May 22, 1996.
John Phillips, July 18, 1996.
Kermit R. True, May 10, 1996.
1934 Eugene S. Ashton, May 21, 1996.
Maxine McCormack Lockwood, May 6, 1996.
1936 Dorothy Hoyt Spear, May 28, 1996.
Dorothy Stevens Dore, May 4, 1996.
1937 Paul E. Carlson, November 16, 1995.
1940 Annette Barry MacMillan, July 24, 1996.
Charles W. Stratton. Jr, April 29, 1996.
1941 Norman E. Robinson, April 21, 1996.
1943 Harriett Gray Doe, June 8, 1996.
1946 Martha Cloutier Roscoe, June 12, 1996.
1948 Robert L. Jones, April 24, 1996.
1953 David R. Howie, July 2, 1995.
1954 Nancy Metcalf Kunz, August 3, 1996.
1957 Jennifer S. Walker, May 8, 1996.
1959 Jane Corson Dustin Tuttle, July 8, 1996.
1961 Richard B. Ellis, April 17, 1996.
James Sutherland, July 19, 1996.
1970 Cynthia Stanwood, May 1, 1996.
1980 David M. Thurston, May 9, 1996.
1997 Christoher L. Caplice, June 1, 1996.

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