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Inaugurations

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

  • Victoria Daniels Aberhart ’59, at the inauguration of Joanne V. Creighton as president of Mount Holyoke College.
  • William C. Hiss ’66, at the inauguration of Walter E. Massey as president of Morehouse College.
  • Elinor Mills Schulte ’48, at the inauguration of J. Michael Orenduff as president of New Mexico State University.
  • Damon M. Stetson ’36, at the inauguration of Sandra Featherman as president of the University of New England.
  • George H. Windsor ’38, at the inauguration of H. Patrick Swygert as president of Howard University.
[Photo: Massey, Cole, and Hiss]

Bill Hiss ’66 (right), vice president for administrative services at Bates, represented the College at the recent inauguration of Walter E. Massey (left) as president of Morehouse College. At center is Johnetta Cole, president of Spelman College. Bates and the two Atlanta colleges have recently initiated a collaborative program of student and faculty exchanges.

New Endowments

John R. Fuller Scholarship Fund
Given by Robin and Colin M. Fuller ’69 in recognition of his father, John R. Fuller, with income to be awarded annually to a continuing student who qualifies for financial need and has taken a leadership role in the Outing Club.Bryant C. Gumbel ’70 Fund
Given by Bryant C. Gumbel ’70, a member of the Board of Overseers, to endow academic programs at the College, with initial support directed to the Bates, Morehouse, Spelman Collaborative Academic Program. This joint initiative makes possible student and faculty exchanges among the three Colleges, as well as the Benjamin E. Mays Institute, which unites selected students and faculty from the three campuses for the purpose of exploring issues related to social justice and similar themes that characterized the life and work of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays ’20.

Richard L. and Marjorie Walther Keach ’44,’46 Scholarship Fund
Given by the Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Richard L. Keach ’44, ’46, with income to be used for financial aid, with preference for needy students from Africa, Asia and South America.

Grant S. Lewis ’62 Scholarship Fund
Established by Shari Gruhn Lewis, Carrie Ann Lewis, and family members and friends, in memory of Grant S. Lewis ’62. Income for financial aid for deserving Bates students.

Roger E. Lucas Fund
Given by Alice E. Lucas, in memory of her son, Roger E. Lucas ’56, who died in 1985, with income to underwrite the arts and music.

Philip J. Otis Fund
Established in 1996 by a gift from Margaret V.B. and C. Angus Wurtele, in loving memory of their son, Philip, Class of 1995, who died attempting to rescue an injured climber on Mount Rainier. In recognition of Philip’s appreciation for the earth’s environment and the wilderness, the Otis endowment will be used to help support the College’s programs in areas with an environmental focus, such as field trips, field research, teaching materials, and campus lectures. In particular, there shall be annually the Philip J. Otis Lecture on environmental and/or eco-spiritual topics, bringing to campus scholars and presenters of regional, national, and international reputations.

Dr. Jason M. Tanzer Fund
Given by Dr. Jason M. Tanzer ’59 to support student research in the biological and/or chemical sciences.

Miriam H. Wheeler ’34 Fund
Created by the President and Trustees with the bequest of Miriam H. Wheeler, with income for the general purposes of the College.

Recent Bequests

Alva S. Appleby ’34 $5,000
A dentist in Skowhegan most of his adult life, Alva Appleby’s gift was added to Annual Alumni Fund and credited to the Class of 1934, of which Dr. Appleby and his late wife, Lucienne Blanchard Appleby, were both members.

Chester A. Baker $60,000
Chester “Chet” Baker was a loyal alumnus of the University of Maine, and his wife, the late Eunice Guenther Baker ’24, was just as loyal to her alma mater. She was a high-school guidance counselor and he was a YMCA official; together they were a positive influence on the lives of hundreds of young people of Waterville. His gift was added to the Annual Alumni Fund.

Jean Sangster Bright H’16
Jean Sangster Bright left her home in Milford, Massachusetts, to the College, as her husband, Karl A. Bright ’16, had promised before his death in 1982. A Bates enthusiast, Karl A. Bright steered many young people from the Worcester, Milford, and Hopedale area to the College. The proceeds from the sale of the home will be added to the Karl A. Bright Scholarship Fund.

Charles J. Geiger $1,000
Auburn resident Charles “Carl” Geiger was a friend and an unabashed fan of Bates athletic teams. His particular interest was track and field. In 1985, the College Club presented him with its Distinguished Service Award. His gift will be used to provide plaques for Bates track and field all-time record holders.

Alice E. Lucas $50,000
Alice Lucas’s bequest to Bates was in memory of her son, Roger E. Lucas ’56, who died in 1985. It and creates the Roger E. Lucas Fund, with income to underwrite the arts and music.

Matthew M. Rhuland ’31 $7,505
A high-school teacher and coach in his early career, Matt Rhuland later worked in manufacturing management before retiring to Florida in 1965. His gift was divided between scholarship aid and support of athletics.

Miriam H. Wheeler ’34 $50,000
Miriam Wheeler was a secretary at Coca Cola Bottling Plants, Inc., in South Portland from 1942 to 1974. She was former president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club and a volunteer of Maine Medical Center for more than fifteen years. With her bequest, the Trustees have created The Miriam H. Wheeler ’34 Fund, with income for the general purposes of the College.

Marriages
1951 Caroline Buschmann Barnes and Norman Linson, November 11, 1995.
1957 Mary Lou Townley and Ken Swasey, July 15, 1995.
1968 Mary Robinson and Stephen F. Johansson, August 18, 1995.
1970 Ou-yang Xingxing and Mark Bergeron, August 19, 1995.
1977 Kathleen Garnett and Tamim Jones, August 23, 1992.
1980 Susan B. Davis and Paul N. Claus, 1986.
Mimi Bernsten and James Doble, October 1994.
1982 Katherine A. Ames and William McCormick, April 27, 1995.
Laurie Ann Sparrell and Donald deB. Gardner, June 17, 1995.
1983 Doreen F. Connor and Arnold H. Hoftalen, September 3, 1995.
Margaret E. Orto and Kevin A. Welber, July 22, 1995.
Molly B. Joseph and Forrest S. Ward, January 27, 1990.
1984 Sandra D. Beal and Todd Carpenter, September 16, 1995.
Diana Zantos and Laurier Beaupre, December 30, 1995.
Amy C. Frankenburg and Robert P. Miller, May 7, 1995.
Beth A. Budnick and John J. Pacheco, Jr., September 16, 1995.
Virginia E. Voigt and Carroll S. Canipe, October 8, 1994.
1985 Heather Beebe and Luc Jarry, February 2, 1996.
Denise Chevalier and Gregory C. Doppstadt, June 12, 1993.
Erin L. Hourihan ’86 and Michael A. Eisenfeld, May 20, 1995.
Shannon McHone and Hans von Weiss, 1994.
1986 Erin L. Hourihan and Michael A. Eisenfeld ’85, May 20, 1995.
Anna Gailitis ’88 and Douglas Strout, May 1995.
Kristina L. Wesslen ’88 and John L. Weiner, April 27, 1996.
1987 Jennifer Carr and George Rice, September 17, 1995.
Yvonne Motteishead and Nathan Grove, July 27, 1991.
Kathleen Leonard and Joseph Bertagna, September 23, 1995.
Sandra Liepins and Gregory Busby, July 29, 1995.
Kathleen Maloney and Tracy Sykes, August 5, 1995.
Anna Gailitis ’88 and Douglas Strout, May 1995.
Stephanie True and Daniel Peters, June 3, 1995.
1988 Lynn E. Dolberg and John D. Rossi, June 3, 1995.
Amy L. Dowd and Richard C. Bartholomew, Jr., August 25, 1995.
Michelle Kahmeyer and Robert Gabbe, December 18, 1994.
Anna Gailitis and Douglas Strout ’86, May 1995.
Christina D. Kotronis and Paul J. Reulbach, September 24, 1995.
Barbara J. Leahey and Patrick A. Sullivan, February 3, 1996.
Nancy L. McAllister and John A. Tabb, August 19, 1995.
Judith V. Burns ’91 and Gregory D. Miller, August 26, 1995.
Carolyn Cornell and Edward Quill, September 9, 1995.
Jane M. Sumner and Daniel L. Richardson, April 22, 1995.
Kristina L. Wesslen and John L. Weiner ’86, April 27, 1996.
1989 Beth Griffiths and Colin Browning, October 1992.
Christine A. Sperry and Frederick S. Browning III, August 5, 1995.
Kim Y. Brandon and Jacques M. Bazile ’90, August 1994.
Caroline B. Deminski and Charles J. Keenan III, May 13, 1995.
Nora V. Demleitner and Michael D. Smith, July 29, 1995.
Teresa Gualdoni and Thomas Fortin, August 21, 1995.
Amy Freeman and James Winslow, June 24, 1995.
Tara E. Griffin and Eric Iversen, June 3, 1995.
Jennifer Iba and Terrence Rudd, Jr., May 27, 1995.
Wendy A. Lister and Jason E. Root, November 11, 1995.
Stephanie C. Schidat and Peter C. Lyons, September 23, 1995.
Laurie Pangione and Joseph J. Mancinelli, November 18, 1995.
Lisa Vorhees and Donald E. O’Rourke, Jr., October 7, 1995.
Barbara Bria and Michael Pugliese, September 2, 1995.
Larissa J. Shumway and Neal F. Pratt, October 21, 1995.
Jody Lockwood and Mark D. Thompson, October 1994.
Amanda C. Macintosh and Stig E. Zarle, October 14, 1995.
1990 Kim Y. Brandon ’89 and Jacques M. Bazile, August 1994.
Martha Scher and Mark Clizbe, December 30, 1995.
Elizabeth A. Davies and Jeffrey S. Knott, November 11, 1995.
Kaela M. Curtis ’92 and Gavin E. Little-Gill III, June 24, 1995.
Ashley G. Lucas and Kees de Waal, June 23, 1995.
Jaleen Milligan and Michael Siekman, September 23, 1996.
Jacqueline B. Pizer and Nick Vlietstra, November 11, 1995.
Laurie H. Plante and Donald M. Graumann ’92, April 1994.
Kelli Lyn Reyngoudt and Steven J. Stowe, July 15, 1995.
Patricia A. Ringers and Richard B. Iams, September 16, 1995.
Robbin Lynn Reardon and David W. B. Smith, September 23, 1995.
Jennifer L. Spencer and Andrew Mc. Dutton, May 27, 1995.
1991 Nancy A. Flynn ’92 and David Bass, May 1995.
Judith V. Burns and Gregory D. Miller ’88, August 26, 1995.
Nancy E. Collins and Robert C. True III, September 30, 1995.
Kristyne E. Edwards and Chad C. Stiteler, September 9, 1995.
Lisa Ann Peznowski and Michael E. Martin, August 12, 1995.
Erika K. Higdon and James F. O’Brian, Jr., October 8, 1994.
Kimberly F. Peard and Daniel A. Coccoluto, September 30, 1995.
Rhonda D. Price and Brian A. Zaffino, June 11, 1995.
A. Tracy Talbot and Matthew C. Spencer, May 13, 1995.
Carolyn N. Lowe and Mark W. Thompson, August 12, 1995.
1992 Mary Catherine Bilotta and Stephen Caracoppa, October 14, 1995.
Kaela M. Curtis and Gavin E. Little-Gill III ’90, June 24, 1995.
Nancy A. Flynn and David Bass ’91, May 1995.
Laurie Plante ’91 and Donald M. Graumann, April 1994.
Aimee G. Rogstad and William J. Guidera, July 1, 1995.
Ashley G. Lucas and Kees de Waal, June 23, 1995.
Cynthia K. Smith and James W. Alexander, Jr., October 28, 1995.
1993 Meredith L. Child ’95 and Clare Ralph Greenlaw, Jr., February 17, 1996.
Samantha J. Kinney and Anthony J. Leone, August 19, 1995.
Alicia Klick and Christopher Malvik, September 9, 1995.
Rebecca Sanferrare and Thomas Throop, September 2, 1995.
1994 Kathryn S. Ganley and Barnabas B. Wickham, December 30, 1995.
Shona L. Galloway ’92 and David M. Michaud, June 25, 1994. * (Correction)
1995 Meredith L. Child and Clare Ralph Greenlaw, Jr. ’93, February 17, 1996.
Births
1962 Carl and Denise Peterson, Rachel Patrice, April 25, 1995.
1969 Colin and Robin Fuller, Erin Rose, March 1996.
1976 Frederic and Barbara Grant, Eva Taylor, June 15, 1995.
1977 Tamim and Kathleen Garnett Jones, Devin, July 18, 1993.
Paul and Barbara Braman Sklarew ’78, Olivia Jeanne, July 12, 1995.
1978 Paul ’77 and Barbara Braman Sklarew, Olivia Jeanne, July 12, 1995.
Charles and Valerie Hovey McCutcheon, Gregory Dean, October 22, 1995; James Hovey, December 13, 1992.
1980 Christian Andresen and Donna Anderson, Kyle, March 2, 1994.
Jack and Sheila Cleary, Meghan, October 20, 1995.
Paul and Susan Davis Claus, Timothy 1992; Peter, 1988.
James and Mimi Doble, Gabriel, January 8, 1995.
Tom Ficarra and Lorraine Olashaw, Margaret Ellen, September 2, 1995.
K. Spencer ’82 and Janet Leary-Prowse, Graham Kenton Prowse, October 31, 1995.
Glenn and Lucy Saunders-Kish, Autumn Hannah, January 11, 1995.
1981 Spyro Mitrokostas and Melissa Stopyra, Sophia Christian, December 3, 1995.
1982 Christopher and Manya Jennings, Hannah Jeannette, November 21, 1995; Erin Elizabeth, May 12, 1994.
K. Spencer and Janet Leary-Prowse, Graham Kenton Prowse, October 31, 1995.
Kevin ’84 and Ellen Wilkinson Howard, Jonathan David and Andrew Christopher, January 30, 1995.
1983 Algis and Eileen Milauskas Leveckis, Stephan Evan, June 11, 1993.
Forrest and Molly Ward, Edwin Daniel, July 15, 1994.
1984 Kevin and Ellen Wilkinson Howard ’82, Jonathan David and Andrew Christopher, January 30, 1995.
Robert and Elizabeth Hickey Ravenelle ’85, Jeremy Patrick, October 3, 1995.
1985 Mark and Melissa Bailey Abate, Molly Catherine, October 14, 1994.
James Russell and Julie Carson, Emma Carson Russell, November 11, 1995.
Gregory and Denise Doppstadt, Andrew Wolfgang, January 30, 1995.
Robert ’84 and Elizabeth Hickey Ravenelle, Jeremy Patrick, October 3, 1995.
Christopher and Molly Marchese Mullin ’87, Rachel, November 6, 1995.
William and Merritt Locke, Madeline Aremander, December 3, 1995.
Dana and Jennifer Solms, Alexandrea-B., March 20, 1995.
1986 Anthony Biette and Ann Rittenburg, Jessamyn Rittenburg Biette, October 17, 1995.
Peter Senghas and Kellie Thibodeau ’87, Samuel Lee, February 26, 1996.
Kenneth and Terri Woodard, Luke David, August 4, 1995.
1987 Christopher and Rebecca Stevens Fasciano ’88, Amanda Glena, November 10, 1995.
Nathan and Yvonne Grove, Connor Byrne, January 13, 1995.
Michael and Mary Yost Hoye, Sara Michelle, July 18, 1995.
Erik and Susanne Morrison Jarnryd, Andrew Deven, September 1, 1994.
Michael and Amy Logan Johnston, Timothy Michael, March 4, 1995.
David and Leslie Kawer Deehl, Grace, June 27, 1995.
Christopher ’85 and Molly Marchese Mullin, Rachel, November 6, 1995.
Edward and Susan Melrose Yurek, Patrick Edward, March 11, 1995.
Steven and Sheryl Sawin, Maggie, April 8, 1995.
Thomas ’88 and Linda Stanley Trautwein, Eric Preston, October 2, 1995.
Peter Senghas ’86 and Kellie Thibodeau, Samuel Lee, February 26, 1996.
Stephen and Susan Woods, Alexander, May 13, 1995.
1988 Douglas and Adrienne Terry D’Olimpio, Zoe Rose, November 17, 1995.
Thomas and Linda Stanley Trautwein ’87, Eric Preston, October 2, 1995.
Christopher ’87 and Rebecca Stevens Fasciano, Amanda Glena, November 10, 1995.
Daniel and Anne Pettigrew Woodruff ’90, Emma Kathryn, February 22, 1996.
Pietro and Sara Steinert Borella, Anna Florence, July 11, 1995.
1989 Philip and Pauline Bonasia, Jacqueline Michelle, December 3, 1995.
Ted and Joan Farrington Guild, Dare Paige, November 25, 1995.
Jeff and Carolyn Gitlin, Melissa, September 12, 1995.
Rodney and Alexandra Smith Rowland, Benjamin Williams, July 18, 1995.
1990 Daniel ’88 and Anne Pettigrew Wodruff, Emma Kathryn, February 22, 1996.
Deaths
1919 Frank E. Drisko, November 20, 1995.
An educator for more than fifty years, Frank Drisko graduated from the University of Maine, having attended Bates from 1915 to 1916. As was often the case in the early part of this century, Drisko served as principal and submaster in several Maine schools — Brooklin, Columbia Falls, Jackman, Millbridge, York Village — before he received his college degree. He was superintendent of the Columbia District, as well as in Mechanic Falls and Poland, during the forties. He was a Master Mason, AF & AM, and in 1994 he celebrated his one hundredth birthday with a special party in his honor at the Caribou (Maine) Nursing home. He leaves two daughters, four stepchildren, twenty-five grandchildren, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
1921 Vera Safford Gero, October 29, 1995.
A member of the Bates Key, Vera Safford Gero maintained an affectionate interest in Bates throughout her life. She had been class president for five years; she was an officer in the New York Bates Club, and a member of the executive committee of the Alumni Council for a term. In 1918-1919 she worked in Washington, D.C., for the war effort. Following graduation, she taught English and math at Mendham (New Jersey) High School, where she was also assistant principal. For eight years she taught Spanish in Bloomfield High School, also doing graduate work in Spanish at Columbia University. An active volunteer and board member in Girl Scouts, Red Cross, PTA, and her church, she was also a longtime officer in the American Association of University Women. She had been president of AAUW branches in both the Oranges and Bloomfield. From 1964 to 1968 she was president of the New Jersey division and received a citation for her contributions to the organization. She was a member of the Women’s Independent Republican Club of Millburn, the Essex County Republican Finance Committee, and the Morrow Memorial Church. She leaves daughters Gail Gero and Wilma Gero Clapham ’57, with whom she had lived in Ottawa, Canada, since 1980, and a nephew, John L. Russell ’48. She was predeceased by her husband, William, and a brother, Linwood ’26.
1922 Florence Fernald Howard, December 9, 1995.
After teaching school and serving as an assistant principal in Hanover, New Hampshire, Florence Fernald Howard was a homemaker, organist, and choir director in her church. Since 1975 she had lived in Pilgrim House, American Baptist Homes of California, in Los Altos.
1923 Leona Sloan, January 1, 1996.
Leona Sloan received her M.A. degree from Bates in 1936 and studied for a B.S. degree in library science at New York State College, Albany. A high-school teacher in New York State, she first taught in Cornwall-on-Hudson and Buchanan. Then for thirty-six years she was an English teacher and librarian at Montrose High School. She retired in 1962. Leona Sloan returned to her hometown of Norway, Maine, where she was a member of the Second Congregational Church, Barton Reading Club, the Historical Association, and the Paris Day Extension group. She was a member of local, state, and national teachers organizations. She leaves several nieces and nephews.
1925 Michael B. Gillespie, October 20, 1995.
Michael Gillespie began his career as a teacher of science and math at Scituate (Massachusetts) High School, where he also was submaster. He earned his master’s degree in math from Boston University in 1935. Then, in 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy as a cryptographer in the Veterans Administration. For two decades he worked in Washington, D.C., and developed a system, operated over many ocean areas, for determining the location and movement of submarines. He was a commanding officer of Navy shore-based activities, and at one time was stationed in London. Since he retired in 1962, he lived in Kennebunk, Maine. Surviving are his daughter, Amalia; six grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren, including Anthony Phillips ’95. He was predeceased by his wife, Esther Fairfield Gillespie ’24, and son Richard ’55. His father-in-law was the late Roscoe D. Fairfield 1896.
1927 Charlotte Haynes Fowler, September 4, 1995.
A school teacher for forty-four years, Charlotte Haynes Fowler taught science, math, and music at Dana Junior High School in the Los Angeles system and chaired the math department during the sixties. She earned her M.A. degree from Stanford University in 1929 and, in 1952, received an administrative credential in education from Los Angeles State College. Following her retirement in 1971, she traveled in her motor home and visited all fifty states. She spent summers in Brooklin, Maine, moving there in 1990. A member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution, she was interested in American history and her New England ancestors. After thirteen years of research, her Haynes Family Record was privately published in 1986. She leaves her son and his wife, two sisters-in-law, several cousins, nieces, and nephews, and her caregiver, Frances Friend. She was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Helen Fowler Byther ’27.Frederick B. Laidlaw, October 10, 1995.
A teacher, author, and volunteer, Frederick Laidlaw graduated from Bates with a major in chemistry after attending Dartmouth College. In 1955 he earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Connecticut. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy and wrote a book on anti-fouling ship-bottom paint for use by the Navy. Before he began his teaching career, Frederick Laidlaw had studied art in Denver and New York City, acting and directing at the Greenwood Theater in Orleans, Massachusetts. He was a research writer for Woods Hole Institute and wrote editorials, drama reviews, and articles for The Harwich Independent andCape Cod Standard Times; he also published a book of poems, Three Faces of Love. He taught English in the Associated Colleges of the Upper New York System, then became an associate professor of English at Pennsylvania State University from 1955 to 1968. After he retired from teaching, he volunteered at the Latham School in Brewster, where he was affectionately called “Uncle Fritz” by the children there. He was a member of the Harwich Historical Society, and had been a communicant of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Orleans since its founding. He leaves a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
1928 Ruth Hastings Chapman, January 9, 1996.
A homemaker, Ruth Hastings Chapman lived in Bethel, Maine. She was a member of Eastern Star, and a former member of the local water district, and served as librarian at Bethel Library for many years. During World War II she was an air-raid warden. Her suvivors include two daughters, a granddaughter, three grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, William, died in 1974.Pamelia Leighton Wood, January 3, 1996.
A member of the Bates Key, Pamelia Leighton Wood was active in several alumni organizations. She served as president of the Rhode Island Bates Club and had headed both Boston and Portland alumnae clubs. Following graduation she taught algebra and Latin at Brattleboro (Vermont) High School until her marriage to classmate W. Everett Wood. They lived in Newton, Massachusetts, for forty-one years, where she was a member of Eliot Church. Pamelia Wood was a Mayflower descendant. She leaves her husband of sixty-five years, two daughters, a son, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
1930 Hazel “Peggy” Chase Gillespie, June 12, 1995.
For several years after she graduated, Hazel Gillespie taught English and French in Smyrna Mills, Maine, and in Essex, Connecticut. Following her marriage to Thomas A. Gillespie in 1938, she lived in Philadelphia and later on Staten Island, working in the New York Public Library System for several years. She was the founding librarian for the Center for Migration Studies on Staten Island, now the world’s leading facility on immigration; scholars use the center’s records and documents for their articles and dissertations on worldwide movements of peoples. Her son, Norman ’64, wrote that “her independent spirit and love of travel and books continued throughout her life.” In addition to her son, she leaves daughter, Jean, and daughter-in-law Nancy (Lester ’64). Her husband died in 1959.Milton R. Liebe, December 1, 1995.
The Reverend Milton R. Liebe received his B.D. degree from Crozier Theological Seminary in 1930 and an M.R.E. degree from the Hartford Seminary Foundation in 1932. He was ordained in the Killingworth Congregational Church in Connecticut, and served as minister of the Agawam UCC Church in Massachusetts in 1937. At the time of World War II, he began work with the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. in New Haven. When he retired in 1964 he was scheduler and planner in the brass mill of Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation. He was an active member of the Killingworth Congregational Church for over thirty-five years. Among his survivors are his son, Richard ’54, and daughter-in-law Joanne (Truesdail ’56). His wife died in 1980.Jeffrey Lynn, November 24, 1995.
Actor Jeffrey Lynn participated in Shakespearean plays as an undergraduate, and was also a member of the two-mile relay championship team. He taught high-school English, speech, and drama, spending several years in summer stock companies. A student and theater employee at the Theodore Irvine Studio in 1935, he supervised an adult recreation project. Following a role in the Brother Rat touring company, Jeffrey Lynn’s first film contract was with Warner Brothers, with whom he made his film debut in Four Daughters. During World War II he earned a Bronze Star with the Army Air Force in Italy and Austria, where he was a captain in combat intelligence. After the war he acted primarily in summer stock and on television. His long list of film and stage credits includes The Philadelphia Story with the Theater Guild, Dial M for Murder on Cape Cod, Two for the Seesaw at Booth Theater in New York City, Butterfield 8Mary MaryAny Wednesday, the 1939 classic Roaring Twenties, and Letter to Three Wives. Christened Ragnar Lind and known to classmates as “Rags” Lind, he later changed his name to Jeffrey Lynn. A member of College Club, he is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter, Letitia; seven stepchildren, including Sunday Ciarlo Taylor ’73; and seventeen grandchildren.
1932 Frances Stevens Harlow, November 25, 1995.
After graduation, Frances Stevens Harlow’s first teaching position in Maine was at Hartland Academy. Then she taught English and French at Westbrook High School and at Greely Institute in Cumberland Center. She was a homemaker for many years, and later returned to teaching classes in Latin and history at Lincoln Junior High School in Portland. Following her retirement, she lived in the Portland area, in Florida, and most recently at the Highlands in Topsham. She was a member of the Bates Key. She leaves two sons, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Her husband, Frederic, died in 1983.Parker J. Dexter, November 3, 1995.
In 1940 Parker Dexter earned an M.B.A. degree from Boston University. He taught commercial subjects in New England high schools until World War II, when he served in the U.S. Army as a captain in the finance department. After the war he taught business courses at Vermont Junior College and the University of Massachusetts, and was academic dean at Fisher Junior College. From 1953 until he retired in 1976, he was registrar and associate professor at Newton Junior College. During that time he automated the student educational files and set up a data-processing curriculum for junior colleges. He volunteered at the Emerson Hospital in Concord. In Chicago, New York, and Massachusetts, he belonged to several theater, art, and museum associations including those in Concord. He also enjoyed gardening and swimming. Among his survivors are two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, nieces, and a nephew. His parents were the late Arthur and Susie Watts Dexter ’02, and his grandfather, Lewis, graduated from Cobb Divinity School in 1872.
1933 Ruth Harmon Pendleton, January 25, 1996.
Following three years at Bates, Ruth Harmon Pendleton taught school in Conway, New Hampshire, and was a reporter for theLewiston Daily Sun. In 1937 she married Frank Pendleton ’35. Because his career in the woolen industry required them to relocate frequently, she lived in several communities, their original home being in Lisbon, Maine. In East Douglas, Massachusetts, she served on the school committee and was a substitute teacher. From 1973 to 1992 she lived in South Paris, Maine. While there she was a corporator of Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. Following the death of her husband in 1992, she moved to Cape Elizabeth, where she was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and the altar guild and a volunteer at Thomas Memorial Library and the Viking Nursing Home. She leaves a daughter, Susan P. Gifford ’68, and two grandsons, including Peter Trask ’90. She was the daughter of Reginald F. Harmon ’10 and sister of the late Frances E. Harmon ’25.Walter C. Merrill, November 19, 1995.
A chemist at A.C. Lawrence Leather Co., Walter Merrill had a lifelong interest in mountain climbing. He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and took frequent climbing trips. A charter member of the 4,000 Footer Club and the Highest Club, he had climbed Mount Washington at least once a year for seventy-five consecutive seasons. He also served on the White Mountain Guide Book Committee for several years. He lived in Danvers, Massachusetts, for nearly fifty years before moving to Brunswick, Maine, in 1984. He leaves a daughter, two grandsons, and three great-granddaughters. His wife, Marjorie Reid Merrill, died on May 29, 1995.Mildred G. Moyer, November 28, 1995.
Mildred Moyer worked as a secretary for the Burroughs Corporation, living in New York City for thirty-four years. She moved to Middleburg, New York, in 1981, where she enjoyed gardening, books, and her friends. She leaves a brother, Robert, with whom she lived in Syracuse.
1935 Chester E. Boston, March 24, 1995.
Chester Boston was a graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, then attended Bates for a year. At E.W. Penley Co. in Auburn he was employed as a meat cutter and also worked at Columbia Market in Lewiston. A member of the Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn, he belonged to the Men’s Club and the Young at Heart Club. He had been married for fifty-nine years to his wife, Lena, who survives as do son, Larry ’62; daughters Constance, Sharon, and Janis; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters.R. Virginia McNally Callahan, November 13, 1995.
In her hometown of Framingham, Massachusetts, Virginia McNally Callahan taught English and Latin at the Memorial Junior High School for several years. She then joined the faculty of Chandler School for Women, where she chaired the English department. After she retired, Mrs. Callahan worked with Alzheimer’s patients and shopped for elderly people. She was a member of St. Paul’s Parish in Wellesley, where she lived for fifty-four years. Survivors include four sons, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Anne McNally ’40. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph.Carl L. Heldman, Jr., October 10, 1995.
As an undergraduate, Carl Heldman captained the Bates hockey team and was chosen All-New England goalie. He worked for Remingon Rand in Portland and Bangor until he joined the U.S. Navy in War War II. He first was at Todd-Bath Shipyard in South Portland, then was stationed in Newport, Rhode Island, and Gulfport, Mississippi. From 1945 into the sixties he was sales and regional manager for Marchand Calculating Machines in Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts, and in Pennsylvania. After he retired, he taught accounting for twelve years as a member of the adjunct faculty at Camden (New Jersey) Community College. He was president of the Boston Bates Club and served as class president from 1955 to 1961. In the summer he enjoyed fishing and boating at his wilderness cabin on West Lake in Burlington, Maine. His wife survives as do a daughter, three grandsons, two great-granddaughters, two sisters, a brother, Lloyd ’30, and nieces Patricia ’54 and Carol ’59.
1936 Tracy C. Chandler, January 6, 1996.
For more than thirty-five years Tracy Chandler was an adjustor at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, mainly in Boston. He also worked in Springfield, Massachusetts, and Oakland, California. Returning to Boston in 1946, he was chief adjustor, then account claims manager with the company until he retired in 1975. A former Mason, Tracy Chandler enjoyed golf and taking his grandchildren to the beach. He leaves his wife, Barbara; a daughter and her husband; a son, two grandsons, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy, and sisters Lois Chandler Gilbert ’21 and Doris Chandler Kimball ’27.Robert C. Lawrence, December 31, 1995.
Attending Bates for one year, Robert Lawrence graduated from Suffolk Law School, practiced law in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was also in the finance business, retiring in 1967. Moving back to Maine in 1978, he worked at Farmington Shoe Company. He was a fifty-year member of Gate of Temple Masonic Lodge in Boston. His survivors include a son, two daughters, six grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife and a daughter.Edmund S. Muskie, March 26, 1996.
A statesman whose fairness, hard work, and devotion to his native state endeared him to his fellow Mainers, Edmund S. Muskie created a rigorous model of public service for those who followed him. Muskie was born in the mill town of Rumford, Maine, on March 28, 1914. His father was a Polish-born tailor whose name had been shortened by immigration officials from Marciszewski to Muskie. Graduating from Stephens High School in 1932, Muskie entered Bates and graduated cum laude with membership in Phi Beta Kappa. A mathematics major who later switched to history and government, Muskie participated in debate throughout his College career, which piqued his interest in political issues of the day. Muskie received a law degree from Cornell University, served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, and entered politics in the Maine Legislature before becoming the state’s governor in 1955, serving two two-year terms. He was a U.S. senator from Maine from 1959 to 1980, the first elected Democratic U.S. senator in Maine’s history. His efforts to revitalize the Maine Democratic Party caught the attention of national party leaders, and in 1952 Muskie was named to the Democratic National Committee; he later chaired the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In the Senate, Muskie was one of the first public figures to champion environmental causes. Those efforts, which earned him the nickname “Mr. Clean,” included passage of the landmark Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act of 1963. During the mid-1970s, he became the champion of fiscal discipline as Congress created its own budget-making process. Muskie first gained national prominence in 1968, when Democratic presidential nominee Hubert Humphrey chose him as running mate. Muskie captivated the nation; using his debate experience, he sometimes invited hecklers to share the speaking platform with him. With a dry sense of humor, an engaging personality and eloquent speaking abilities, political analysts dubbed him “Lincolnesque.” In 1972, Muskie was the early front-runner as a Democratic presidential hopeful, but he lost the nomination to George McGovern. Muskie’s career as a politician ended as secretary of state under Jimmy Carter in 1980-81. In later years, he was senior partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Chadbourne & Parke. In 1986, he served as a member of the Tower Commission appointed by President Reagan to investigate the Iran-Contra case. He chaired the Maine Commission on Legal Needs from 1989 to 1990. In Bates affairs, Muskie served as Trustee from 1957 to 1966 and again from 1970 to 1988, at which time he was elected Trustee emeritus. He received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Bates in 1955 and the Benjamin E. Mays Medal in 1984. In 1985, the College dedicated the Muskie Archives, the repository of his papers. Muskie often visited Bates in the summer as guest of honor of the Muskie Summer Scholars program and the Edmund S. Muskie Fellows program. He is survived by his wife, Jane, whom he married on May 29, 1948; sons Stephen and Edmund, Jr.; daughters Ellen, Melinda, and Martha; and seven grand-children.
1937 Margaret Andrews Bond, December 14, 1995.
A native of Jefferson, Maine, Margaret Andrews Bond taught there after she graduated. She then went to Florida, teaching at a private school in Miami. She earned her M.Ed. degree from the University of Miami. In 1957 she joined the faculty of Martin County High School as an English teacher and guidance counselor. During her twenty years there she was also a county coordinator of guidance and testing for Martin County Schools. She was “a wonderful mentor for children with problems, not only in school, but at home,” according to a colleague. In 1967 she took a leave of absence to teach American children in Heidelberg, Germany, and later spent a year in Costa Rica, where she was honored by the American community in Monteverde. A charter member with the Martin County Teachers Union and the Historical Association, she was a board member of the Exceptional Child Association, Mental Health Association, the Occupational Center for Adult Handicapped, the Florida Association for Educational Research, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She returned occasionally to Jefferson to see old friends and the site of Wavus Camps, owned and operated for many years by her late parents Emma (Bell) and Delbert E. Andrews ’10. Survivors include her son, Delbert, with whom she lived; three grandchildren; and cousins Carl E. Andrews ’40, Carl ’75, and Ruth ’72. Her aunt, the late Bertha Bell Andrews, for whom a lecture at Bates is named, founded the women’s physical education program at the College.Charles W. “Bucky” Gore, September 16, 1995.
A student at Bates for two years, Charles “Bucky” Gore left college to take over and manage the family business after the death of his father. One of the most popular and respected members of his class, he was elected treasurer freshman year and president his sophomore year. An outstanding athlete, in 1934 he won a classic indoor track mile against the University of Maine. Charles Gore was a well-known businessman in the Concord, New Hampshire, area, where he was inolved in many civic affairs. An avid golfer, he served several terms as his club president. He leaves his wife and two daughters.Herbert F. Hager, January 29, 1996.
Herbert Hager earned his M.D. degree from Tufts University Medical School and an M.P.H. degree from Columbia University. During World War II he served with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Navy in the Public Health Reserve and Regular Corps from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the American Medical Association, was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He practiced medicine in the Providence area of Rhode Island throughout his life. A staff member for Rhode Island Hospital, Women and Infants Hospital, and Miriam Hospital, he was also on the courtesy staff of Roger Williams Medical Center and Butler Hospital, and he served as Providence school physician from 1946 to 1978. His memberships include a wide range of professional interests: corporator of St. Elizabeth’s Home; medical director, Steere House for the Aged; Tuberculosis League board; trustee, Medical Care and Educational Fund; president of the Rhode Island Society of Internal Medicine and the Rhode Island Medical Society; director, Blue Cross/Blue Shield; chairman, Rhode Island Board of Medical Review. A member of College Club, he was a former officer in the Rhode Island Bates Club and in Ocean Park, Maine, where he was a summer resident and physician on call, a service he shared with his brother, the late Dr. Russell Hager ’34. He leaves a daughter, Jean Hager-Rich ’65; sons Richard ’69 and Robert ’75; two daughters-in-law, two granddaughters, a sister-in-law, two nephews, and a niece, Christine Hager ’68. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion.
1938 Robert E. Brouillard, September 8, 1995.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Robert Brouillard graduatedcum laude. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Clark University. For ten years he worked in research and development at American Cyanamid, then held positions with General Aniline and Film Corporation as head of the pigment division. He was vice-president and director of marketing with Penick & Ford, later serving as president of the company’s Bedford Laboratories Division. In 1959 he perfected the green paint used on Fifth Avenue in New York City for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and painted the first few feet of the line. After retiring, he formed his own consulting Corporation, REBCO, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He held forty-five patents, published articles, and wrote editorials for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. He belonged to a number of professional organizations including the American Chemical Society and the New York Academy of Science. He was a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, and a member of the British Chemical Society and the Market Research Association. Robert Brouillard leaves his wife, Dorothy (Preston ’37); a daughter, three sons, and thirteen grandchildren.Joseph P. Maskwa, November 6, 1995.
Joseph Maskwa attended Bates for a year. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marines. A native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he worked for many years at Big Al’s Store there. A former member of the Portsmouth Country Club, Elks, and the Polish Club, he was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church. His survivors include a brother, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.Louis Rogosa, September 14, 1995.
After he graduated, Louis Rogosa attended Harvard Business School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. For forty years he worked at G.E. Aerospace Electrical Equipment Co. in Lynn, Massachusetts, retiring in 1980 as acquisitions manager. He belonged to a number of clubs including G.E. Retired Friends, G.E. Sparkplug Associates, and Senior Friendship Club. He was active in Jewish organizations also: the Rehabilitation Center, War Veterans Post, Historical Society, and Golden Age Club of the Jewish Community Center. He leaves a sister, three brothers, and three nephews. He was predeceased by his wife.
1939 Fred A. Clough, Jr., January 26, 1996.
During World War II, Fred Clough served for twenty-eight months in the Army Air Corps with the communications division in Africa and Italy, and held the rank of lieutenant colonel. Returning to Maine, he was a department service officer for the American Legion at Togus Army Hospital. In 1955 Governor Edmund Muskie ’36 appointed him as commissioner of the Maine State Department of Industry and Commerce. He also served as Kennebec County Director of Civil Defense and Public Safety. From 1969 to 1978 he was director for public relations at Oxford Paper Company. He served on the board of the Rangeley Saddleback Corporation. He belonged to the Public Relations Society of America, the University Club of Washington, D.C., and the Princeton Club there also, and at one time had been on the national executive committee of the American Legion. He was a member of College Club, and was president of the Kennebec Bates Club in the fifties. In 1966 he received the “Big M” Award of the State of Maine Society. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; four sons; a daughter, Kathleen ’72; four grandchildren, a brother; a sister, Ruth Clough Mendall ’37; nieces Martha Mendall Floyd ’71 and Judith Mendall Redding ’63; nephew Peter Mendall ’66 and his wife Nina (Jewell ’65); and Judith Mendall Redding ’63.Elizabeth Kelley Balano, October 30, 1995.
In East Wareham, Masachusetts, Elizabeth Kelley Balano was a homemaker and an active member of the Methodist Church. She was co-owner of Westgate’s Coal, Iron and Ice Co. with her husband, the late Jasper Balano ’40, who died in 1973. In the sixties she taught in the elementary school of Wareham and served as a teacher’s aide. She was a member of PTA and the town’s finance committee. In 1984 she Balano moved to Port Clyde, where she belonged to the Arts and Crafts Society and the Marshall Point Lighthouse Project and Museum. She also worked for the Monhegan-Thomaston boat line. She was a volunteer at the Jackson Memorial Library, and served as treasurer of the Port Clyde Baptist Church. From 1964 to 1974 she was the secretary for her Bates class. She leaves sons Jay, Jeffrey, James ’75, and Joel Balano-Stott ’83; daughter-in-law Stephanie Stott ’81; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
1940 Reginald E. J. Fournier, January 1, 1996.
Reginald Fournier received his M.D. degree from Tufts University Medical School in 1950. During World War II he served in Japan as a captain in the Army Medical Corps. In 1952 he opened his practice of general medicine and surgery in New Haven, Connecticut. A member of local, state, and medical associations, he retired in 1980. Among his survivors are four sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.Walter Kennedy, Jr., May 20, 1993.
After attending Bates for a year, Walter Kennedy, Jr., served with the U.S. Army in the Philippines for four years. He was employed by Procter and Gamble, retiring in 1983. Among his survivors are his wife, a son, two daughters, four grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Bates relatives include his sister-in-law, Esther Kennedy Allen ’40, and cousin Louise Kennedy Hackett ’85. He was the son of the late Josephine Webb Kennedy ’12 and brother of Everett W. Kennedy ’37, who died in World War II.Edith Krugelis MacRae, October 7, 1995.
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and the Bates Key when she graduated, Edith Krugelis MacRae earned her Ph.D. degree in 1946 from Columbia University. She first taught at Vassar College and then at MIT, where she was the first woman on the biology faculty. In 1957 she became assistant professor in the anatomy department at the University of Illinois School of Medicine, and then became professor and acting head of the department. During the seventies she was professor of anatomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the summer she participated in the University’s MED program for minority college students who were preparing for careers in the health professions. In 1995 she chaired the program committee that the School of Medicine organized to interest minority high-school students in medical careers. During her own career, she had studied abroad at the Sorbonne and at Carlsberg Laboratory on a Donner Fellowship in Copenhagen. She conducted research at Yale and at the universities of Colorado and Pennsylvania and in 1964-1965 she studied under a Guggenheim Fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley. She received the University of Illinois Golden Apple teaching award, and the University of North Carolina presented her with their Excellence in Teaching award. A member of the American Zoologist Society, the Genetics Society of America, and the American Society for Cell Biology, she also belonged to the New York Academy of Science, the Electron Miscroscopy Society of America, and the American Association of Anatomists. After she retired, Edith MacRae pursued an interest in geology and enjoyed water coloring, poetry, and making jewelry. She had traveled with her husband, Duncan MacRae, on his overseas studies, including a trip to China in 1983. In addition to her husband, she leaves a daughter and a sister.C. Hasty Thompson, January 15, 1996.
For thirty-seven years Hasty Thompson was a writer and editor with the Portland, Maine, newspapers. He was assistant city editor and edited the Maine Sunday Telegram home and garden pages. He wrote a gardening column, “On Nature,” and the Evening Express ran his column “Leaning on a Hoe.” He had been a free-lance writer for years with articles published in Down East and Yankee magazines, and he also wrote an original one-act play for the 1956 Spring Revue of the Lyric Theater. After attending Georgetown University School of Law, he moved to California, where he helped build warplanes and was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Back in Maine he became known as “the father of Stroudwater Geese,” a flock that spent the summer in his back yard before moving to open water for the winter. He opened a farm stand in Stroudwater selling cider, honey, and dressed fowl. A lifelong gardener and birdwatcher, he was a member of Maine’s Audubon Society, the Naturalist Council, American Bantam and Poultry Association, the Merrymeeting-Waterford Museum Association, and the Beekeepers Association. He also belonged to the Maine Historical Society and the University of New Hampshire 100 Club. He was former secretary of the Portland Red Cross chapter, served on the Portland School Advisory Committee, and he had been vice president of the International Newspaper Guild. Hasty Thompson was active in youth baseball and Camp O-AT-KA alumni groups. Survivors include a son, two daughters, five grandchildren, a brother, and a sister, Karen ’54. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice, and brothers Richard ’41 and Julian ’42. His father was the late C. Ray Thompson ’13, for many years track coach at Bates.
1941 Leslie F. Warren, January 5, 1996.
Leslie Warren spent many years working in Brazil. He was executive vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce and a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the Mutual Broadcasting System. In 1966 he was appointed assistant foreign editor for Business Week in Rio de Janeiro and later became bureau chief for McGraw-Hill World News and director of the Rio office of Business International. He was a member of the Overseas Press Club. He retired in 1984 from work with a consulting and publishing organization, a subsidiary of Business International Corporation. He graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He worked first as a reporter for the Milford (Connecticut) bureau of the Bridgeport Times Star and he taught briefly at Suffield Academy. He was a staff reporter for the Hyannis bureau of the Cape Cod Times, then a staff journalist for newspapers in Elmira and Buffalo, New York. The author of six travel books on Brazil and a novel, in 1988 he moved to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico to continue his writing. He taught journalism and investment counseling in 1990, and lived in Victoria, British Columbia. At the time of his death, he was in a Falmouth (Massachusetts) Nursing Home. Surviving are his wife, a brother, a sister, and nieces and nephews.
1942 Jane Hathaway Olsen, January 18, 1996.
After she graduated from Bates, Jane Hathaway Olsen joined the U.S. Navy and, with the rank of lieutenant, served from 1942 to 1945. She was a homemaker and lived in Cape Elizabeth, moving to Indianapolis in 1989. While in Portland, she was a director of the 75 State Street Complex and treasurer of the AAUW chapter. She was also assistant at the Girl Scout Summer Day Camp in 1992. Her survivors include a son, a daughter, a grandson, and a brother. Her husband, Merton, died in 1975.
1943 Robert G. McLauthlin, December 6, 1995.
For twenty-five years after graduation, Robert McLauthlin was office manager in Milltown, New Jersey, for F.C. Weller & Son Excavating Co.; he then spent ten years in a similar position at Herczku Construction Co. in Edison. In 1986 he retired from eight years as school custodian in Milltown. During World War II he was an ensign and instructor in the Naval Air Corps Reserve, serving on the aircraft carrier USSNebenta Bay. In Milltown, he was a member of Masons, Shrine, Senior Citizens, and the United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, a son, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, as well as brothers and sisters.Beatrice E. Packard, January 6, 1996.
Beatrice Packard received her B.S.L.S. degree from Simmons College in 1948. For forty years she was a school librarian in the Hartford (Connecticut) school system. After graduation she taught in the elementary school of Sabattus, Maine, and at Stevens Junior High School in Claremont, New Hampshire. In 1946 she was an assistant in Coram Library at Bates and thereafter was an assistant in the East Hartford High School library and at the Hartford Public Library until she was appointed Hartford school librarian. After she retired, she worked part time on interlibrary loans. She was a member of the Connecticut Retired Teachers Association. Her survivors include a brother, two stepbrothers, and her stepmother.
1944 Mervin Alembik, July 12, 1995.
During World War II Mervin Alembik served in occupied France. After the war, he was the owner of a business dealing in paints and specialty coatings. In 1961 he was president of Chemguard, Inc., specialist in fire-retardant paints and plastic foams. He leaves his wife, Lillian; son, Steven; and daughter, Lynn.Donald Drogue, September 16, 1995.
A student at Bates for a year, Donald Drogue then worked at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Connecticut, and at New Britain’s Gridley Machine Co. He was employed in the insurance business after college, first as an underwriter for Phoenix Fire Insurance Co. in New Britain, then as a special agent for the company. In 1969 he moved to Wisconsin, where he was a manager for The Travelers Insurance Co; in 1976 he was underwriting manager at Aetna Life Insurance Co. in Milwaukee. Before retiring he was with Northern Property and Casualty in Wawatosa. He was a member of International Underwriters Association, and held a CPCU designation; he was a Mason, and member of Toastmasters International. His wife survives as do two sons. He was predeceased by a daughter.John Dyer, Jr., December 26, 1995.
For many years John Dyer lived in Truro, Massachusetts. He earned his J.D. degree from Boston University in 1950 and practiced law in Massachusetts for forty years. During World War II he served for four years in the U.S. Army. Active in the community life of Truro, he was a selectman for nine years and served on the town council and planning board; he was a trustee of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, and a director of the Lower Cape Ambulance Association and the Wellfleet Stroke Recovery Group. He had a lifetime interest in local and family historical matters. In addition to being a direct descendant of three Mayflower passengers, he was descended from one of the founders of Truro. A founder of the Historical Society, he belonged to the Mayflower Society, the Pilgrim Monument Association, and Save the Lighthouse Committee; he was past president of the Dyer and Rich family associations and the Sons of the American Revolution. Commander of the local American Legion Post, he was a member of VFW and La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux. He was a member of AF & AM, the Shrine, Eastern Star, Square and Compass Club, and founder of the Harbor Yacht and Tennis Club. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; sister Elizabeth Dyer Haskell ’49; two nieces; nephew Franklin Haskell ’73 and his wife Joan (Faella ’74); three grand-nieces, and three grand-nephews.
1946 Clare Card Fogarty, 1994.
Late in life, Clare Card Fogarty worked in real estate as a broker for Hanson Realty in Downey, California. She leaves a son, Gary; two daughters, Denise and Jean; and a brother, Norman ’50. She was the daughter of the late Pliney ’19 and Hazel Seavey Card ’17.
1947 Beverly Buck Wright, October 29, 1995.
Beverly Buck Wright graduated from Bates with a B.S. degree in chemistry and was an engineering assistant at the former power transformer division of General Electric Co. from 1947 to 1954. She was a member of Mount Greylock Ski Club and of the ski patrol at Goodell Hollow and was a ski instructor there and at Brodie Mountain Ski Area. She also belonged to the Hoffmann Bird Club and the Pontoosuc Sailing Club, and enjoyed hobbies of tennis, water sports, art, classical music, and opera. In 1952 she married Burton Wright; she was a homemaker, and mother of four sons: Burton, Douglas, Richard, and Dana. They survive as do her husband, four grandchildren, and a brother.Eugen Raudsepp, May 1995.
Eugen Raudsepp earned an A.A.S. degree from Princeton University. During World War II, as an Estonian in a German concentration camp, he escaped to Finland and Sweden before he emigrated to the United States. A prolific writer, he published six books including Creative Growth Games. Many of his articles were published in National Business Employment Weekly, which said, “his approach to problem solving has gained great popularity of late…under the guise of ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking.” Known as the creator of many self-assessment tests, Eugen Raudsepp was president of Creative Research, Inc., in New Jersey. He married Lelita Rizzo in June 1954.
1949 Philip J. LaRochelle, September 17, 1995.
After he attended Portland Junior College, Philip La Rochelle transferred to Bates. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served for three years in the Pacific Theater during World War II and returned to Bates thereafter. He earned his master’s degree in physics from Boston University in 1950. For thirty years he was project manager for the Federal Aviation Administration and also, in 1955, worked with the Naval Reserve Laboratory in Washington, D.C., in electronic engineering. He retired in 1978 and lived in Falmouth, Massachusetts. A photographer, he was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. His survivors include his wife, daughter, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister.
1958 Harry S. Walters, October 4, 1995.
Harry Walters attended Bates for a year and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. An electrical engineer, he worked at Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire, then at the Norden Company of Connecticut, and at Argos Systems of Sunnyvale, California. Most recently he had lived in Arlington, Texas. He leaves a son, three daughters, a grandson, two brothers, a sister, nieces, and nephews.
1961 James E. Smith, October 31, 1995.
James E. Smith attended Bates for three years and served in the U.S. Army. A lifelong resident of Oswego, New York, he was the owner and operator of James H. Smith & Son Monuments there. He is survived by his wife, Julienne; his mother, a brother, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
1963 Joyce Schilcher Davis, October 26, 1995.
A mathematics major at Bates, Joyce Schilcher Davis earned her M.A.T. degree at Harvard in 1969. In Connecticut, she taught math at Waterbury High School and at Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. In 1980 she returned to New Canaan to run the family’s third-generation business, Scofield Furniture Store. A singer, she was a loyal member of Hope Church, Wilton, where she sang the traditional hymns that are so often a part of Hope Church Services. She married Robert Davis in 1970. He and their daughter, Karen ’92, survive.
1974 Mary L. Robertson, January 6, 1996.
After she graduated from Bates, Mary Robertson worked at the Cumberland County Library in her hometown of Bridgeton, New Jersey, heading the circulation department and overseeing the interlibrary loan program as well as children’s activities and children’s book acquisitions. Her hobbies included storytelling and puppetry for children — writing scripts, designing puppets, and presenting puppet shows. As a member of the International Society for Creative Anachronism, she researched and helped recreate the customs, combat, and courtesy of the Middle Ages at staged tournaments and feasts, for which she designed her own costumes. She wrote poetry and science-fiction articles, winning awards in both fields, including Golden Poet awards in 1985 and 1986 from the World of Poetry Contest. She was among 250 poets out of more than 40,000 entrants whose work was published in America’s Best Amateur Poets of 1985.Survivors include a brother, three nephews, and two uncles.
Advanced Lawrence Page, Ed.M., 1942, October 7, 1995.
A 1927 graduate of Bowdoin College, Lawrence Page taught school in South Bristol, Maine, and in New Britain, Connecticut, before he returned to Maine. He taught in Kennebunk High School for nine years, and was principal at Sanford High School for nineteen years. A member of state and local educational associations, he was a Rotarian and a member of Maine and Windham historical societies and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was noted for the hybrid gladioli he raised after he retired in 1965. Laura, his wife of sixty-eight years, survives as do two daughters, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.Elmore K. Putnam, Ed.M., 1945, November 5, 1995.
A World War II veteran and a Bowdoin College graduate, Elmore Putnam earned a B.S. degree in education from Fitchburg Teachers College. For forty-one years a teacher and principal in Manchester, Connecticut, he spent twenty-five summers as director and counselor at a boys camp in Maine. He also had worked during several summers at Hart Seed Co. of Wethersfield. In recent years, he spent six months on Black Island on Lake Thompson in Poland, Maine, and six in Sarasota, Florida. A member of national, state, and local professional associations, he was secretary of AF & AM, and a member of Kora Shrine in Lewiston, Scottish Rites Bodies, and AARP. He also served on the Poland Spring Preservation Society and the Lake Thompson Environmental Association. He is survived by his wife, Irene Cook Putnam ’37; son Kendall C. ’69; daughter-in-law Linda Halleck Putnam ’70; and three grandchildren.The following deaths have recently become known to the College:
1921 Marian V. Chick, February 21, 1996.
1926 Russell C. Tuck, February 27, 1996.
1930 Muriel Beckman Swett, April 1, 1996.
Helen Geary Ham, February 13, 1996.
1931 Olive M. Elliott, March 1, 1996.
1933 Albert M. Walker, February 17, 1996.
Clive D. Knowles, February 27, 1996.
1936 L. Verdelle Clark, March 5, 1996.
1937 Charles W. Gore, September 16, 1995.
Donald F. Nims, October 21, 1995.
George Scouffas, March 1, 1996.
1938 Dorothy Randolph Hauschild, March 21, 1996.
Pauline Turner Talbot, February 26, 1996.
1940 Howard W. Kenney, February 11, 1996.
1941 Dorothy Casey Garvin.
1942 Barbara Barsanatee Jones, June 3, 1995.
1944 Samuel Poor, March 26, 1996.
1945 Beatrice Woodworth Lever, March 15, 1996.
1946 Shirley Hicks Frye, January 31, 1996.
June Klane Kolovson, April 6, 1995.
1951 Robert M. Brooks, February 25, 1996.
1964 Donald King, January 25, 1993.
1982 Mary Hanover von Lunen, January 17, 1996.

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