These members of the College community recently represented Bates at college and university inaugurations.
Margaret Simmons Jewett ’68 at the inauguration of M.R.C. Greenwood as chancellor of the Univ. of California, Santa Cruz
Arlene Wignall Nickerson ’63 at the inauguration of Philip E. Austin as president of the Univ. of Connecticut
Jane A. Downing ’65 Scholarship Fund
Mary Elizabeth Dudman Library Fund
Nevel W. Huff Class of 1931 Fund
David W. Merrill Memorial Scholarship Fund
Edward H. and Gertrude C. Smith Scholarship Fund
Donald E. Strout Class of 1930 Fund
|1941||Anna Thompson Cogswell and A. Stanley Austin, Oct. 5, 1996.|
|1952||Mary Berryment Cagenello and Jack Needham, Dec. 14, 1996.|
|1955||Sandra J. Eriksson and Donald R. Ellis, Nov. 2, 1996.|
|1960||Margaret Rollins and John C. Prothero, Sept 27, 1994.|
|1972||Kathleen Regan and John C. Wilton, July 13, 1996.|
|1979|| Kelly L. and Gary A. Gabree, Feb. 11, 1996.
Leslie Wilcox and Mark Briggs, Aug. 31, 1996.
|1982||Patricia Ann Monaghan and Ray A. Campbell III, March 30, 1996.|
|1983||Susan E. Wigley and John Mc. Burnett III, Sept. 7, 1996.|
|1984||Steffani A. Catanese and Brian D. Lomax, May 19, 1996.
Sandra Kornstein and Herbert Cohen, Nov. 2, 1996.
Karen Morgan and Scott Lindsay, Sept. 21, 1996
|1985|| Susanna M. Monroney and John F. Luddy II, Jan. 25, 1996.
Michele E. Lattanzi and Samuel N. Paul II, Sept. 1, 1996.
Robin Reynolds and Christopher Starr, June 24, 1995.
|1986|| Shizuka Yoshida and Charles M. Baldwin, April 19, 1995.
Barbara A. Lougee and David W. Campbell, Sept. 1996.
Cathleen Mullen and Robert Bowman, Sept. 9, 1995.
Julia Peters and Paul Fenn ’88, Jan. 3, 1997.
Mildred E. Rey and Matthew Roth, May 14, 1995.
Anne D. Robertson and Thomas Frank, Sept. 29, 1994.
Nellie J. and John A. Stewart, July 1996.
Denise A. Pisciarino and John D. Wilson II, Sept. 21, 1996.
|1987||Carolyn L. Anctil and Kenneth P. Libre, July 20, 1996.
Anna C. Brackett and William W. Meyer, June 29, 1996.
Elizabeth E. Brown and Nicholas M. Ambeliotis, May 26, 1996.
Francine M. Augeri and Kevin J. Cronin, Aug. 19, 1995.
Deborah J. Blake and Robert F. Donahue Jr., Dec 5, 1995.
Deanne Dorsey and Joshua A. Galdston, June 25, 1994.
Midori A. Gellert and John K. Shaw, March 8, 1997.
Amanda J. Gorman and Mark Fryberger, July 20, 1996.
Heather Hutchison and Mark Kanter, June 18, 1996.
Kristin G. Shea and Joseph A. King, June 29, 1996.
Jennifer A. Root and Steven G. Laredo, Oct 10, 1993.
Karen M. and Jeffrey B. Leland, Jan 6, 1996.
Stephanie R. Leydon and Timothy Hoffman, Dec. 29, 1996.
Gloria Thorne and Gregg Palladino, April 27, 1996.
Stephanie Platt and Cameron McCaa, May 18, 1996.
Mahvash Hassan ’90 and Alan M. Siqueira, June 14, 1992.
Kristen K. Henry and David S. Walton, Aug. 31, 1996.
Constance D. Willis and Philip S. Carr, Oct 19, 1996.
|1988||Rachel Alfandre and Jan Goldfloss, Oct. 7, 1995.
Jennifer Briggs and Paul Giguere, July 15, 1995.
Mary Capaldi and Kevin Carr, June 15, 1996.
Anne J. Cole and Richard D. Brown, July 30, 1996.
Erin G. Brody and Jeffrey A. Day, July 29, 1995.
Anne M. Jachney and Thomas M. Erskine, April 20, 1996.
Amy Winston and Steven Feder, 1990.
Rachel G. Shulman and Eric Jay Freeman, Aug. 1996.
Lisa Hirai and Matthew Hall, Nov. 30, 1996.
Linnea Hensley and Hal Van Hercke, Sept. 29, 1996.
Julia Peters ’86 and Paul Fenn, Jan. 3, 1997.
Susan E. Pappalardo and Brad West, Aug. 11, 1996.
Laura Smith and Gil Richardson, Sept. 21, 1996.
Laura Young and Bryan Connelly, May 26, 1996.
|1989||Colleen Kaiser and Paul Dill, Sept. 21, 1996.
Susan Klein and Gerry Matos, April 27, 1996.
Dierdre Mills and Kevin Goldenbogen, March 1996.
Jennifer S. Rossiter and Matthew A. Green, June 15, 1996
Susan Stich and Jose Antonio Royo, Aug. 13, 1995.
Karen E. Stultz and John Connolly, Oct 11, 1996.
Katherine Wittenberg and John Jay Pluhar Jr., July 13, 1996.
Julia Young and David Mann, May 11, 1996.
|1990||Mahvash Hassan and Alan M. Siqueira ’87, June 14, 1992.
Mary Vidal and Matthew Hays, Aug. 31, 1996.
Traci La Rosa and Matthew Suppa, Oct. 19, 1996.
Stephanie J. Stergiou and James Y. Ferro, Sept 21, 1996.
|1991||Andrea Brennan and Fox Ayres III, Oct. 26, 1996.
Elizabeth Rosenberg and Jonathan K. Child, Sept 29, 1996.
Sarah Miller and Paul Johnson, April 19, 1997.
Mary Kelly and James Brown, April 25, 1997.
Lori Pearson and Christopher Kramer, Sept. 14, 1996.
Leslee J. Smith and Timothy D. Mahon, Aug. 10, 1996.
|1992|| Sharon L. Doherty and Philip G. Clark Jr., Oct 12, 1996.
Courtney Cushing and R. B. Kiernat, Aug. 24, 1996.
Jennifer A. Niklaus ’94 and Everett L. Evans, Aug. 20, 1994.
Stephanie Blastos and Darin Kwasniewski, July 6, 1991.
Pamela S. Lawton and John K. Jacobi, Oct. 26, 1996.
Jill S. Lemon and Jason D. Dodson, Aug. 9,1996.
|1993|| Elizabeth Cole and Chris Barbin, Sept. 28, 1996.
Barbara J. Bozich and Mark A. Ragno, Aug. 10, 1996.
Anna Louise Englund and Jason R. Hanley, July 6, 1996.
Joanne Tsao and Christopher Wilson,, Aug. 10, 1996.
Julie Cate ’95 and David Wisniewski, June 1996.
|1994|| Jennifer L. Chase and Patrick J. Callahan, Aug 31, 1996.
Jennifer Kearney ’95 and Greg Harris, June 30, 1996.
Jennifer A. Niklaus and Everett L. Evans ’92, Aug. 20, 1994.
Jane L. Slattery ’95 and Kai N. LaFortune, July 6, 1996.
|1995||Julie Cate and David Wisniewski ’93, June 1996.
Jennifer Kearney and Greg Harris ’94, June 30, 1996.
Erica Fish and Justin Shein, Nov. 1996.
Jane L. Slattery and Kai N. LaFortune ’94, July 6, 1996.
|1997||Allison G. Christner and John F. Ibarra, Aug. 10, 1996.|
|1975||John and Anne Griffiths, Matthew Connor, Nov. 25, 1996.
Martin and Margaret Hanoian, Grace, June 1996.
|1976||Neal and Susan Carter, Beorn Naia, Dec. 5, 1995.
Michael Wright and Michele Dionne, Ciara Michele Dionne McCarthy Wright, Aug. 17, 1996; Moira Adele Dianne Mulin Wright, Feb. 17, 1995.
Bill Houston and Elizabeth Durand, Rebecca Durand Houston, Jan. 7, 1997.
Gregory Strong and Janmarie Toker, Gregory Edward, Dec. 25, 1995.
|1977||Mark and Lynn Glover Baronas, Mary Helen, Aug. 14, 1996.
Matthew and Jane Goguen Baronas, Anna Rose, April 14, 1995.
|1978||Charles and Lauren Dexter Baker, Brendon William, May 23, 1996.
Peter and Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Joseph P., Feb. 7, 1994. Paul and Marjorie Percy Reinhardt, Peter James, May 23, 1996.
Roger and Susan Spingarn, Leah Reuter, Sept. 9, 1995.
Peter and Susanne Vignati, Patrick Alexander, Jan. 30, 1996.
|1981||David and Anne McNeill, Thomas Arthur and Kyle White, May 9, 1994; Andrew Lazare, Jan 18, 1991; Natalie Anne,. June 27, 1988.|
|1983||Larry and Nancy Blackburn Sparks, Daniel Christopher, March 1996.
Andrew and Andrea Gelfuso Goetz, Alexander, May 1996.
Jeff ’86 and Joan Fiske Jeter, Erin, March, 1996.
Jim and Laurie Murphy, Claire Montgomery, April 29, 1997.
Gavin Cook and Megan Shea, Emma Shea Cook, summer 1996.
Paul Sacks and Linda J. Walters, Joshua Scott Sacks, Oct. 4, 1996.
|1984||Philip and Cathy Dana Cormier, Henry Andrews, May 3, 1997.|
|1985||Andy and Jane Criscitiello, Anna Painter, Kathleen Quinn and Margot Casey, Oct. 17, 1996.
Allen Honigman and Atea Martin, Rachel Beth Honigman, March 24, 1997.
Douglas and Jennifer Smalley Kaufman ’88, Rebecca, Feb. 1996.
|1986||Louis and Jean Gudaitis Tarrecome, Zachary Robinson, Nov. 1, 1996.
Jeff and Joan Fiske Jeter ’83, Erin, March 1996.
Kenneth and Althea Latady Lindell, Thomas Jeffrey, Nov. 22, 1996.
Thomas Frank and Anne D. Robertson, Henry Louis Robertson Frank, Nov. 13, 1996.
|1987||Paul and Joan DesRoberts Tishkevich, Lauren Alexandra, June 29, 1996.
Steve and Jennifer Laredo, Allyson Melissa, April 4, 1996.
Charles and Marie-Laure Prast, Laura Isabelle, June 23. 1995.
Alan M. Siqueira and Mahvash Hassan ’90, Sofia Ayesha Siqueira, Sept. 22, 1996.
|1988||David and Kris Bennett, Abigail, Feb. 24, 1996.
Thomas J. and Elizabeth Briggs O’Brien, Patrick, April 1996; Sarah, Nov. 4, 1994.
Kirk and Ruth Garretson Cameron, Conner John, Oct. 17, 1996.
Donald and Diane Grover, Reese, June 2, 1996.
Alan and Wendy Issokson, Leah Beth, Jan. 1996.
Alex Equiguren and Amy T. Jones, India Jones Equiguren, June 1995.
Kevin and Laurie King Johnson, Andrew John, Aug. 25, 1996; Matthew Philip, Feb. 2, 1995.
R. David Larrivee and Norma Jean Stetson, Roger, summer 1996.
Allan and Sidney McLean McNab, William McKenney, Nov. 5, 1996.
Mark and Marianne Mahon Menesal, Meaghan Elizabeth, March 31, 1996.
Daniel and Jennifer King Maranci ’90, William Antranig, March 11, 1996.
T.J. and Sara Meade Turner, Emily, May 6, 1996
Steve and Mary Alice Morency Boone, Andrew Boone, May 22, 1996.
Stephen Morin and Pamela Oest, Amy Marie, Aug. 22, 1996.
W. Halsey and Julie Sutherland Platt, James Gordon Sutherland-Platt, Jan 9, 1997.
Arthur and Katherine Swaney Slowe, Michael Paul Thomas, April 1996.
Douglas ’85 and Jennifer Smalley Kaufman, Rebecca, Feb. 1996.
Scott and Ann Marie Spencer Miller, Amanda, March 25, 1996; Kirsten, Feb. 1, 1995.
|1989||Willard and Anne Baldwin Beckmann, Lilliana, May 29, 1996.
Keith and Kristie Blanchard, Kayla Nicole, Aug. 12, 1995.
Vince Iacoviello and Lucy Fauteux, Sophia Marie, May 31, 1996; Joseph, July 30, 1993.
Daniel and Wendy Mahannah Bawabe, Ralph, June 5, 1996.
|1990||Alan M. Siqueira ’87 and Mahvash Hassan, Sofia Ayesha Siqueira, Sept 22, 1996.
Daniel ’88 and Jennifer King Maranci, William Antranig, March 11, 1996.
|1991||Timothy and Marianne Nolan Cowan ’92, Patrick Morton, Nov. 23, 1995.|
|1992||Abraham and Lindsey Goodwin-Grayzel ’93, Benjamin, Dec. 1, 1996.
Mark and Ruveni Pieris-Senevirat Freeman ’93, Duranya Nadika, March 2, 1996.
Timothy ’91 and Marianne Nolan Cowan, Patrick Morton, Nov. 23, 1995.
|1993||Abraham ’92 and Lindsey Goodwin-Grayzel, Benjamin, Dec. 1, 1996.
Mark ’92 and Ruveni Pierris-Seneviral Freeman, Duranya Nadika, March 2, 1996.
Matthew and Miriam Talbot Gage, Natalyn, June 9, 1996.
|1995||Ryan and Emily Hiatt Vesely, Kyrie Sonora, March 1, 1997.|
|1922||Gordon R. Good, Dec. 14, 1996.
For 40 years, Gordon R. Good was an engineer in the laboratory of the Draper Corp. in Hopedale, Mass. A resident of Mendon, he had served on the school committee for 19 years and for 23 years on the planning board. In addition, he had owned and operated Good’s Antique Restorations for 25 years, refurbishing antiques at his woodworking and millwork shop. A Boy Scout leader in both Upton and Mendon, he also was an avid golfer, a founding member of Hopedale Country Club and the Upton Pine Ridge Country Club. He belonged to the Mendon Historical Society, was a 50-year member of Knights of Pythias, and served as a lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol. After two years at Bates, Gordon Good taught junior-high math and science in Litchfield, in Massachusetts at Whitinsville, and was principal in Sutton and Chelsea. Following his retirement from Draper in 1965, he returned to his earlier profession and taught at Blackstone Regional Vocational Technical Institute, Upton. He leaves Dorothy, his wife of 63 years; sons Roger and Gary; daughter Gail; foster daughter Jean; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
|1924||Beatrice Childs Dyment, Feb. 17, 1997.
A member of the Bates Key, Beatrice Childs Dyment taught in the high schools of Hardwick, Vt., and Mexico, where she also was speech coach and dean of girls. Following her marriage to LeRoy Dyment in 1928, she was a homemaker for several years. In 1974 she retired after a 30-year teaching career at South Portland High School, where she taught English, Latin, and French. Past president of the Portland Bates Alumnae Club, Mrs. Dyment belonged to Pythian Sisters and was past president of Excelsior Literary Club. For several years she spent winters in Sarasota, Fla., where she was a deaconess in the First Congregational Church UCC. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years and leaves a son, LeRoy; daughter-in-law Nancy; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.
|1925||John Daker, April 17, 1997.
An outstanding athlete at Bates in three sports and captain of the baseball team, John Daker continued his sports interests with semipro baseball teams in Maine leagues and as teacher and coach in local high schools. From 1930 to 1944 at Dixfield High School, he was teacher and principal and coached championship football, hockey and baseball teams. For the next 14 years John Daker coached at Hallowell High School. He later taught in the Connecticut school systems of Danielson and Brooklyn. Returning to Maine in 1959, he became supervising principal at North Berwick High School, then was principal of Dixfield Regional High School. He retired in 1969. “Coach Daker” is remembered by “legions of then young men who learned skills and sportsmanship under his guidance.” He leaves daughters Leola and Marcia and four grandsons. His wife, Alta (Harris ’23), died in 1985.
|1926||Ruth Atherton Foster, Nov. 10, 1996.
Following graduation, Ruth Atherton Fuller taught at Presque Isle High School for three years, then in Winthrop, Mass. A homemaker for a number of years, she then substituted part time. In 1962, she taught English at Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., earned the equivalent of a master’s degree at SUNY, and later studied at Boston Univ. and the Univ. of New Hampshire. In 1969, at age 80, she retired as a substitute teacher in her hometown of Lebanon, N.H., and then planned to study to be a CPA. She leaves a son, Robert; a daughter, Carroll; and several grandchildren.Wilma Carll Rollins, Jan. 4, 1997.
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Wilma Carll Rollins graduated with honors. She was a member of The Bates Key and received special recognition at the 1996 Reunion. A class secretary for many years, she also served as an officer in Bates clubs wherever she lived. Wilma Rollins displayed a love of math in her teaching career of 36 years. She earned a master’s degree in math at the Univ. of New Hampshire in 1960, studying later at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rutgers Univ. She received fellowships from General Electric and three National Science Grants. Author of “Using the Metric System,” she co-authored “Brain Drain A&B” and “Curiosities of the Cube.” Following graduation she was head of the math department at Ricker Junior College in Houlton. She taught English and Latin in her hometown of Waterboro, then was on the faculty of Nasson College, Springvale. She also taught math concepts on television and radio from 1959 to 1961, and retired from Nasson as professor emerita of math in 1971. Active in the Sanford/Springvale communities, Mrs. Rollins was a trustee of Goodall Hospital and director of Goodall Library and the United Fund. A member of AAUW, National Council of Teachers of Math; she served as president of New England Math Teachers, Delta Kappa Gamma, and Goodall Hospital Auxiliary. At North Parish Congregational Church she was superintendent of the Sunday school for over ten years. A volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels and the Red Cross, she was selected as Woman of the Year in 1969 by the Sanford BPW and the local Kiwanis Club chose her as Citizen of the Year in 1993. Wilma Rollins is survived by two daughters, Nancy and Sally; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Carlton; and sister, Marion Carll Diversi ’28. She was a cousin of Crete Carll Tracy ’21 and Belva Carll Clapp ’29.
William F. Lewis, Nov. 13, 1996.
Beatrice Wright Clark, Nov. 18, 1996.
|1927||Randall H. Gifford Sr., April 12, 1997.
A lifetime teacher, Randall Gifford earned his M.A. from Wesleyan Univ. in 1932 and furthered his studies at Colby College and Union College, where he was a G.E. science fellow in physics and chemistry. For thirty years he taught science at Hartford (Conn.) High School, chaired the chemistry department and was head of the science department. Earlier he taught in Steep Falls, New Bedford, Mass., and at Middletown (Conn.) High School. During World War II he took a night job at Pratt and Whitney Co. in the spectral analysis lab. Following his retirement in 1954, Mr. Gifford, at the request of Olin Mathison Chemical Co. of Saltville,Va., helped upgrade the math and science departments at a local high school to give students better training for work in the plant. With a Ford Foundation scholarship, he and his wife, Dorothy, traveled throughout the United States examining chemical and industrial plants and explored their scientific discoveries. Longtime residents of Messalonskee Lake in Oakland, the Giffords ran a boys’ camp for 10 years. A member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church of West Hartford, he and his wife spent winters in Melbourne, Fla. An exceptional shuffleboard player and teacher of the sport, Randall Gifford was known as a handyman and enjoyed reading. In addition to his wife of 71 years, he is survived by a son, Randall Jr., two daughters, Joyce and Janet; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
|1928||Benjamin Abromson, March 29, 1997.
An Auburn native, Benjamin Abromson transferred to Bates from Boston Univ. After graduation he was involved in the family grocery business and was owner of Sanitary Market and Foodtown Supermarket chain in Lewiston-Auburn and Rumford. A lifelong member of Kiwanis, he originated the club-sponsored Pancake Breakfast, which continues as an annual event. He belonged to Masons, Shrine, B’nai Brith, Temple Shalom, Congregation Beth Abraham in Auburn, and Temple Emanuel in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was a member of the Supermarket Institute and served as president of the Auburn Development Corp. in 1975. Ben Abromson is survived by his daughter-in-law, Judith Williams Abromson; two grandsons; two sisters, Frances Miller and Mary Abromson Scolnik ’36; nieces and nephews. His wife, Natalie, predeceased him, as did a son, Michael; two sisters and two brothers.Aura W. Coleman, Jan 25, 1997.
A lifetime teacher and educator, Aura Coleman was a member of College Club and served terms as class agent and club president. An alumnus who worked his way through college, he earned his M.Ed. at Bates in 1941 and also studied at Harvard and Boston universities. In his first job as coach and history teacher in Rumford, one of his young pupils was the late Edmund Muskie ’36. “I’m not sure I taught him any history,” he later said. Mr. Coleman’s career continued at Hebron Academy, and as principal at Wells and Exeter, N.H. While principal in Marblehead, Mass., he introduced a system of a multilevel curriculum for kindergarten through third grade in which children could achieve at their own rate. He taught educational administration to degree candidates in the Salem extension program and participated in a study tour of the West German educational system. He served as president of the New England Assn. of School Superintendents and was a member of local, state, and national professional associations. He retired to Maine in 1971 after a 43-year career in education. In 1991 he tutored special reading groups in the Kennebunk elementary school. In 1995 he published a book of poetry, Echoes of Yesterday, wrote Dream Ship, a collection of poems he gave to friends, and his “Courage” was published in the National Library of Poetry. A member of the International Society of Poets, he also had belonged to Masons, the Grange, was past president of Marblehead Rotary Club, a director of YMCA and the Community Fund. In recent years he attended Rotary, enjoyed current events discussions, playing cards and visiting residents in his Palm Springs, Fla., community. He is survived by two sons, Ronald and Robert; a brother, Dorrance ’35; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His father was Will Soper Coleman, Cobb ’05.
Florence Day Bragdon, Nov. 26, 1996.
Dana L. Ingle, Aug. 20, 1995.
|1929||Lawrence LeBeau, Sept 10, 1996.
Lawrence LeBeau graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and College Club. In 1933 he received a B.S. in civil engineering at MIT and was assistant bank examiner at the Meredith (N.H.) Trust Co. After serving in the military during World War II, he returned to his banking career as chief bank examiner in Concord. At the time of his retirement in 1970 he was executive vice president of Keene Savings Bank. Mr. LeBeau had been president of the State Assn. of Savings Banks, a member of several banking associations, real estate boards and appraisers, including the Monadnock Board of Realtors. A member of Chocorua Lodge, Knights Templar, Eastern Star, and American Legion, he has no known survivors.Miriam McMichael Robinson, Dec. 14, 1996.
A loyal and active alumna, Miriam McMichael Robinson was a member of the debating honorary society Delta Sigma Rho and the Bates Key. She served as an officer in several Bates alumni clubs, as president of Boston Alumnae, and as a class agent and special gifts committee member. Following graduation she taught at Perley Free School in Georgetown, Mass., at Houlton High School, and was an English teacher at Norwood (Mass.) High School. After she married Stanley Robinson in 1934, she became a homemaker and mother. In 1959 she joined the English faculty of Mount Ida College in Newton, chaired the department for 11 years, and was program director of the educational curriculum. She was an overseer of that college for 10 years, retiring in 1977. A native of Pittsfield, she was organist in the Baptist Church and played for silent movies at the local theater while a student at Maine Central Institute. She also served as an MCI trustee for 20 years and had been a member of Bethlehem chapter of Eastern Star of Pittsfield. In recent years, the Robinsons enjoyed extensive travel throughout the United States, Europe, and around the world. Miriam Robinson is survived by her husband of 62 years; two sons, David and Donald; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Ruby Stevens Betts, May 14, 1995.
Grace E. Young, Dec. 29, 1996.
|1930||Cecil E. Miller, Dec. 11, 1996.
A chemist by profession, Cecil Miller was a champion trail walker and Senior Olympics participant. For 38 years he had been an operating engineer for the N.J. Public Service Electric and Gas Co. in Harrison. Following graduation he worked at Krebe Color and Pigment Co., as a chemical analyst at the N.J. Experiment Station of New Brunswick, and as a chemist for the Harrison Gas Co. An avid hiker in retirement, Cecil Miller was a member of the Forest Valley Trailwalkers of Essex County. He volunteered to help clear trails in the Eagle Rock Reservation, some of which bear his name. In the 1980s, Mr. Miller won a gold medal for the one-mile walk in his age group at Kean and Douglas colleges and Newark Academy. He is survived by his wife, Caroline; two sons, John and Charles; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
|1931||Norman McCallister, Dec. 26, 1996.
A cum laude graduate with honors in math, Norman McCallister earned an M.Ed. at Bates in 1938. He taught math at Holliston (Mass.) High School until military service, after which he returned to Holliston. In 1946 he became an instructor in math at Northeastern Univ. He retired as associate professor in 1975, and received special recognition for service to New England universities. Later, while a resident of Hopkinton, he served on the capital improvement and personnel committees, and he was a member of AF&AM. Among his survivors are three sons Donald, George, and Ian ’80. His wife, Katherine, predeceased him in 1989.Sylvia Nute Conant, June 12, 1996.
A homemaker and mother of seven children, Sylvia Nute Conant was an active volunteer in Durham, N.C., where she and her late husband, Norman Conant ’30, had lived since 1935. She was a leader in Girl Scouts, PTA, a member of Duke Hospital Auxiliary, Republican Women, and the First Presbyterian Church. In 1959, she was chosen Durham’s Mother of the Year. Sylvia Conant enjoyed sewing, reading, handicrafts, and square dancing. She is survived by five daughters, two sons, and 32 grandchildren.
|1932||Charles K. Skreczko, Jan. 16, 1997.
A lifelong resident of Shelton, Conn., Charles Skreczko earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in 1936 and returned to Shelton as an orthopedic physician and surgeon. During World War II he was a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Past president of the New Haven Medical Assn., he belonged to the Yale Golf Assn. He leaves a son, Charles; a daughter, Mary Ann; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. His wife, Mary Ann, died in 1973.
|1933||Amy A. Irish, Nov. 23, 1996.
For 25 years, Amy Irish taught sophomore English at Morse High School in Bath, where she also was school librarian in the mid-1950s. She retired in 1969. A member of Delta Kappa Gamma, she belonged to the United Church of Christ Congregational in Bath. A nephew, Fred Irish Jr., survives.Clinton M. Osborn, Aug. 17, 1996.
Clinton Osborn graduated cum laude and earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force for five years. He first taught biology at Ohio State Univ. Medical School, and at Syracuse Univ. Then, for 25 years he was a chemistry professor at SUNY/Buffalo, where he chaired the biology department, conducted research in endocrinology, the physiology of the nervous system, and published several scientific articles. He and his wife, Catherine (Nichols ’30) had been married nearly 50 years when she died in 1984. They had retired to Greeley, Colo., in 1977. He helped develop a recreational center there, a center for seniors and for the performing arts, served on the Human Relations Commission and supported a radio station. A twice around-the-world traveler, he had visited all 50 states and all continents. Clint Osborn was an enthusiastic Elderhosteler who participated in many outdoor activities including hiking, bike riding, dancing, cross country skiing, and fishing. He is survived by a son, Edward, and his wife, Wendy; a brother-in-law, Robert Zimdahl; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Other Bates family members include Elden and Rosamond Nichols Dustin ’32, Roger Nichols ’39, nephew Daniel Dustin ’68, niece Donna Dustin Strachan ’70. He was predeceased by his wife, daughter Ann Osborn Zimdahl, sister-in-law Frances Nichols Wills ’28 and father-in-law Roger Nichols 1903.
|1934||John W. Hartwell, Feb. 13, 1997.
John Hartwell attended Bates for a year and also studied at the Univ. of Alabama. During World War II he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine. He was vice president and treasurer of the West Springfield (Mass.) Carter Paper Co. He retired to Naples, Fla. He leaves a son and grandson and was predeceased in 1982 by his wife, Elizabeth.Harold F. Millett, Dec. 7, 1996.
A member of College Club, Harold Millett coached and taught science at Maine high schools and was principal at West Paris High School. In 1941 he moved to Guilford, Conn., where he was assistant to the general plant supervisor at Southern New England Telephone Co., retiring as plant manager in 1972. He served as president of the New Haven Bates Club from 1960 to 1962. He is survived by a son, Harold Jr.; three daughters, Julia, Coreen, and Dorothy; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. His wife, Muriel, predeceased him.
|1935||Irma Raymond Ledew, Oct 10, 1996.
After a year at Bates, Mrs. Ledew studied at Katharine Gibbs School in Boston. She was secretary to Maine’s Governor Lewis Barrows during his administration. She is survived by a daughter, Diane; and four grandchildren. Her husband, Lt. Col. Vincent Ledew, predeceased her.
|1936||Gilbert G. Ackroyd, Aug 9, 1996.
Gilbert Ackroyd earned his J.D. and LL.M. from Boston Univ. He was an attorney in the Boston office of Stover, Sweetser & Lombard prior to service in World War II. For 23 years he was an attorney in the office of the Judge Advocate General Corps in Washington, D.C. During that time he served on the Board of Review, was chief of the Non-Resident School Division in Washington and at the Univ. of Virginia, where he became director of the research, planning, and publicity department. In 1958 Col. Ackroyd was on the staff of the Judge Advocate of the U.S. Army port of embarkation in Bremerhaven, Germany. Following his retirement from the Army, he was executive director of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in Harrisburg, retiring after 10 years in that position. Gil Ackroyd was a member of the American Bar Assn., Retired Officers Assn., and the Episcopal Church. He is survived by two daughters, Janet and Mary; and a grandchild.Emerson W. Case, Jan. 17, 1997.
Emerson Case had careers in math, statistics, and public speaking. Following graduation, he worked for Thomas Cook & Sons in travel statistics and as assistant cruise director. He also took courses in civil engineering at Yale’s Sheffield School of Science. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force, then joined Pan American Airlines as statistician and traffic representative. For a decade he worked in the aviation industry as a management consultant, analyst, and in economic research. In 1955 he joined General Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y., at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab, and later as data professor at the Flight Test Lab there. Upon moving to California, he worked at Aerojet General Corp. in Sacramento. When he retired in 1972 he was computer systems director of the State Department of Public Works. Active in track while at Bates, Emerson Case continued to run, wrote about the sport of running and about the Cases’ travels in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. A fan of opera from San Francisco to Vienna, he also gave travel lectures at Sacramento Convalescent Homes. He was a member of RSVP, History Book Club, the Instrument Society of America, and the Presbyterian Church. His wife, Mary, survives.
Eleanor Glover Zirzow, Dec. 22, 1996.
Beatrice Grover Bowen, Dec. 19, 1996.
Randall E. Webber, April 20, 1997.
|1938||H. Carl Amrein, Jan 19, 1997.
Carl Amrein was one of the last of the small-town country doctors. He practiced general medicine and surgery in Maine towns of Madison and Skowhegan for 34 years. In that time he treated 18,000 patients and delivered 2,264 babies from two generations. As public health officer and school physician, he attended high school football games that never started until “the familiar figure with black bag and cigar arrived.” At Bates, Carl Amrein majored in religion, held a preacher’s license and served several small churches in the Lewiston area, but decided on medicine instead of the ministry. He received his M.D. from Tufts Univ. Medical School and served in the U.S. Navy in both European and Pacific theaters during World War II. On his retirement in 1980 he was honored by the town of Madison. A member of county and national medical societies, he was a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Abdominal Surgeons. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, David and Robert; and four grandchildren. A brother, Arthur Amrein ’34, predeceased him.Ruth Hooper Young, Dec. 26, 1996.
A teacher and foreign language scholar, Ruth Hooper Young was a member of Phi Sigma Iota. She taught in Ventura, Calif., and continued her studies at Michigan State Univ., the Univ. of Southern California, San Francisco State Univ., and received her license from the Univ. of Nice, France, in 1969. During her professional life, her main emphasis was on foreign study. She earned a certificate of language proficiency from the Goethe Institute in Germany; certification from the European Centre in Switzerland and from the Univ. of Perugia in Italy and was professor of English at the School of Languages in Mestra, Italy. She received a Fulbright scholarship as an exchange teacher of French and German in England, and had the honor of going to tea with the Queen Mother at her residence. For 40 years, Ruth Young was a personal European guide, conducting work and language study also in Africa, Asia Minor, and the Orient. In recent years, Mrs. Young lived in Bangor, continuing her interest in etymology and politics as well as travel. “You live only once,” she said, “make the most of it.”
Ella E. Rice, March 21, 1997.
|1939||Edward R. Stanley, Nov. 14, 1996.
A magna cum laude graduate with honors in history and government, Edward Stanley was a member of College Club and Delta Phi Alpha. He earned a master’s degree in 1965. After graduation, he began a lifetime of service at Maine Central Institute preparatory school in Pittsfield, as a social studies teacher, debate coach, and director of publicity. After service in the Army Air Force during World War II, Ed Stanley returned to the classroom at MCI, and also was alumni affairs director until 1956 when he became headmaster. He also had been managing editor of the Pittsfield Advertiser. Retiring in 1973, he was executive director of the Lewiston-Auburn Childrens’ Home for seven years. He had been vice chairman of the Thomas College Board of Trustees and was vice president of the board of Maine Maritime Academy in 1976. Edward Stanley believed strongly in independent education, increasing the faculty and expanding the size of the campus at MCI. Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy, in 1978, he leaves a step-son, Wayne Shorey ’62; two daughters, Carol and Marcia; and a niece and nephew-in law, Richard and Susan Stanley Walker ’64.
|1940||Grace Halliwell Woodbury, Jan. 29, 1997.
Following graduation from Bates, Grace Hallowell Woodbury worked with young women at the Fall River (Mass.) YMCA and later was a bookkeeper at Bankers’ Trust Co. in New York City. A homemaker for several years, she then taught elementary school in Short Hills and Millburn, N.J., for 30 years, retiring in 1988. She earned an M.Ed. at Newark State Teachers College (now Kean College). In Maplewood, where she lived, she belonged to the Women’s Club, Senior Citizens, the Millburn Retired Educators Assn., and the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. Surviving are a son, John III; a daughter, June; and three grandchildren. Her husband, John Woodbury ’39, predeceased her in 1970.Frederick B. Preble, Jan 23, 1997.
After attending Bates, Frederick Preble studied at the Rinehart School of Sculpture in Baltimore. He worked for the Lewiston Sun-Journal and as program director at station WCOU until entering the U.S. Army chemical warfare service in 1943. Stationed in London during German V-1 buzz bomb attacks, he helped British rescue squads, later serving in the Philippines. Upon his return from overseas, Mr. Preble earned a B.A. degree from Miami (Ohio) Univ. and later his Ph.D. from Washington Univ. Back in Maine, he was program director for a Waterville radio station, then joined the Department of Transportation as an editor and writer. He and his wife, Mary, taught continuing education courses at the Univ. of Maine at Augusta, and held art exhibits. She predeceased him in 1974. There are no survivors.
Royce W. Tabor, Dec. 9, 1996.
|1941||Edith Hunt Rogers, Dec. 6, 1996.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma Iota, Edith Hunt Rogers taught French and English at Somerset (Mass.) High School until World War II, when she was in military service for three years. She earned an M.Ed. at Southern Methodist Univ. in 1949 and an Ed.D. at Northern Texas State Univ. in 1950, retiring in 1985. “She was proud to be a graduate of Bates,” said her daughter, Connie, who survives, as do two sons, Tom and Barry, and five grandchildren.Martha Hutchins Stickney, March 12, 1997.
For 11 years after graduating from Bates, Martha Hutchins Stickney taught English, French, and social studies at several Maine high schools including Danforth, Hollis, South Paris, Madison, and Bath. A homemaker following her marriage to Fred Stickney in 1952, she lived in Willowdale, Ontario. She was past president and secretary of the Women’s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church. Her survivors include three daughters, Margaret, Elaine, and Anne; and 14 grandchildren. Her husband died in 1988.
|1942||Lewis E. Keene, Nov. 27, 1996.
Lewis Keene attended Bates and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A lifelong resident of the Gorham and Berlin (N.H.) area, he was a chemical engineer at Brown Corp. and the Jones River Corp. for 43 years. A member of the United Church of Berlin, he was a lay preacher, treasurer, and trustee. He was past noble grand of IOOF, a member of American Legion of Gorham, VFW of Berlin, Androscoggin Valley Country Club, and was a volunteer for SCORE and RSVP. He is survived by his wife, Louise; a son, Russell; three daughters, Gail, Lyla, and Louise; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.John P. Sigsbee, March 16, 1997.
John Sigsbee was a member of College Club. As an undergraduate he captained football and track teams and for decades held the record for the 100-yard dash and shot put. Following service during World War II, he was a member of the first post-war class at Boston Univ. Medical School, graduating in 1950. Raised in Wilbraham, Mass., he returned there to begin a 23-year practice of general medicine. Dr. Sigsbee also coached football at Wilbraham Academy and served as the town’s fire chief for eight years. In 1962 he was the first physician to specialize in emergency medicine at Wesson Memorial Hospital in Springfield, and from 1975 to 1987 he lived in Brewster, practicing emergency medicine and serving as department chief at Cape Cod Hospital. For his personal and professional accomplishments, John Sigsbee was noted in Medical Economics and Sports Illustrated magazines. And a June 29, 1965, Look article, “A New Kind of Doctor,” described the Wesson Emergency Associates who “specialize in crises.” A charter member of the Captain’s Golf Course in Brewster, he enjoyed retirement by playing golf, gardening, and traveling. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Milliken Sigsbee ’42; two sons, Bruce and Carl, and a daughter, Anne, who are all doctors; and eight grandchildren.
Carlton K. Wilcox Jr., Dec. 30, 1996.
|1943||Setrak K. Derderian, Jan. 9, 1997.
An outstanding alumnus and citizen, Setrak K. Derderian was a member of College Club, and had served as president of the Alumni Assn., as class president, Annual Fund class agent, and club president. In Massachusetts, he was one of Beverly’s most prominent citizens and benefactors, “a man clearly ahead of his time.” He had chaired fund drives for American Red Cross, the North Shore United Fund; he had been president of the Chamber of Commerce, a 45-year member of Rotary and the club’s president in 1955. Mayor of Beverly in 1965, he served on the Beverly Hospital board of directors and was a vestryman at St. John’s Episcopal Church. During World War II he left his job as an analytical chemist at Metal Hydrides Inc. and volunteered for military service. Assigned to work at the U.S. Army’s Manhattan Project at Oak Ridge, he was sent aboard the USS Haven on the mission for the first atomic bomb testing on the Bikini Atoll. In 1951 he received his J.D. degree from Northwestern Univ. He returned to Metal Hydrides as vice president and general manager then, in 1965, opened his own law office, Joslin & Derderian. For a year he was city solicitor, and then vice president and general counsel for Ventron Corp., resigning in 1979 to work full time in his law practice. S.K. Derderian was proud to be the son of immigrant parents who both worked to support the family and put all four of their children through college. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two daughters, April and Faith; a son, Scott ’77; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Derderian Brown ’43 and Agnes Derderian Devejian ’48. He was predeceased by a sister, Rose.Muriel Lanckton Nahlovsky, Dec. 29, 1996.
A native of Springfield, Mass., Muriel Lanckton Nahlovsky worked there at the Federal Land Bank after graduating from Bates. Then for 20 years she taught elementary school in Warner and at the Balliet School, Springfield. During that time, she studied for educational credits at American International College. She retired in 1984. At Grace Union Church in Wilbraham, she was a member of the Women’s Guild and Daughters of the Nile. She volunteered at the Shriners Hospital for Children and was past president of the Indian Orchard Women’s Club. At one time, Mrs. Nahlovsky was secretary of the Springfield Bates Club. Her survivors include a son, Richard III; a daughter, JoAnn; and a brother and sister. Her husband, Richard Jr., died in 1985.
|1944||John V. Shea Jr., March 30, 1997.
A member of College Club, John Shea was selected for All-America football honors at Bates in 1946. He earned his M.A. from Springfield College and his Ph.D. from Univ. of Massachusetts at Amherst. During World War II he served with a combat engineering battalion in France and Germany, including the Battle of the Bulge in the 1944-45 Ardennes campaign. An educator throughout his professional life, for 33 years he was a teacher-coach, first at Fryeburg Academy, then at Troy (N.Y.) High School. Returning to Springfield in 1953, he taught at Forest Park Junior High School, later also coaching and teaching science at the technical and classical high schools there. Assistant principal at the former Buckingham Junior High School, he then was appointed principal of Classical Junior High and the former Van Sickle Junior High School. In 1981, John Shea became assistant superintendent for secondary education, serving also on the evening division faculty of American International and Springfield colleges. In Massachusetts, he was the first director of the Springfield Action Commission, a member of the Osterville Men’s Club, and the Cotuit Civic Assn. A communicant of Christ the King Church of Mashpee, he was past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and was an Eucharistic minister of his church. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth; a son, John V. Shea III ’70; three daughters, Mary Susan, Catherine, and Lisa; a grandson, Jake; and a brother, James. A son, Lawrence, died in 1989.
|1945||Paul E. Syster, Dec. 10, 1996.
The Rev. Paul Syster earned an M.Div. from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1944. He had attended Bates for one year. Ordained in the Congregational Church, he was pastor of a Townsend, Mass., church, then in 1948 served the United Congregational Church of Christ in Chicago for eight years. He held pastorates in Hastings, Nebraska, then several Iowa parishes including Akany, Shenandoah, Eldoro, and finally in Weeping Water, Neb. He retired in 1980 to Florida, where he was a member of the Sarasota First Congregational United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, John and Thomas; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Syster wrote, “Although he actually attended Bates only one year, he was proud to be a Bates alumnus.”
|1946||David Wolynski, 1996.
A non-graduate of Bates, David Wolynski was an active undergraduate. He was a dean’s list student, a member of the Debating Society, the Chemistry Society, and the Philosophy and Politics clubs. He married his wife, Margot, in 1950.
|1947||A. Carlisle Stone Jr., Nov 23, 1996.
A member of the Navy V-12 unit at Bates from 1943 to 1946, Carlisle Stone played in the Glass Bowl championship football game in Toledo, Ohio, in 1946 and was a member of that year’s state championship football team. He worked in sales for Gilbert & Barker Manufacturing Co. in West Springfield, Mass., and in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He is survived by three sons, a daughter, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
|1949||John T. Driscoll, Dec. 10, 1996.
Prior to entering Bates, John Driscoll joined the Army Air Corps during World War II. He participated as a B-17 pilot in 35 bombing missions with the 8th Airborne Division in France and Germany, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the ETO operations ribbon. He graduated from Bates in 1949 and worked for the Metropolitan Life in New York and Boston. In 1962 he received his CLU designation from the American College of Life Underwriters. After retirement, the Driscolls traveled extensively. He was a student of the great poets, enjoyed reading, philosophy, and carpentry. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons, Thomas and David ’68; five daughters, Elaine, Susan ’71, Catherine, Nancy, and Patricia, daughter-in-law JoAnn (French ’68); 14 grandchildren; and a step-grandson.Ernest Merritt Shea, Oct. 4, 1996.
Before he attended Bates, E. Merritt Shea was drafted into the U.S. Army his senior year at Morse High School in Bath. He graduated from X-ray school at Brook General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and served in the Air Corps on the 439th troop carrier group in the European theater. For 31 years he worked at Bath Iron Works, first as a draftsman in the hull section, then as an associated engineer in testing and evaluation. He also had been a proposal evaluator to the supervisor of ships for the Navy at BIW. Before he retired in 1986 he also had worked at the Bath Trust Co. and the Portland Post Office. Ernie Shea had a lifelong love of sailing. In his community he served on the YMCA board, the Girl Scout Council, and was an active churchman. He and his wife, Dorothy Gaylord Shea ’49, spent winters as Christian volunteers in the United States and Europe and summered at Sebasco Estates. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Janet, Karen, and Sally; and six grandchildren.
|1950||Catherine Evans Needham, April 10, 1997.
After she graduated, Catherine Evans Needham taught school in Massachusetts, first in Acton, served as school librarian, then was a remedial reading teacher in Groton. In 1958 she earned her M.Ed. at Boston Univ. and taught at Cushing Academy in Auburndale. From 1979 to 1983, Mrs. Needham was librarian at Palm Beach (Fla.) Day School, at which time she retired. In the mid-1960s the Needhams had lived in Yarmouth and on Bustins Island when John Needham was headmaster at North Yarmouth Academy. He survives, along with their daughter, Marjorie Needham-Wood ’84, five grandchildren, and a sister.
|1952||Frederick J. Jones, Feb. 16, 1997.
Following service in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater, Frederick Jones entered Bates. After graduation, he earned his M.A. in international economics at Johns Hopkins Univ. He worked in sales for Westinghouse and later was vice president and part owner of Angus-Campbell Inc. of Los Angeles. In 1976 he opened his own business in Glendale, retiring in 1987. He and his wife, Anne, enjoyed travel in the United States including an Alaskan cruise for their 50th anniversary. She survives, as do two daughters, Kathy and Beverly; a son, Fred; and four grandchildren. His brother was the late Robert L. Jones ’48.Lawrence D. Kimball Jr., April 2, 1997.
A member of College Club and a dean’s list student, Lawrence Kimball earned his D.O. in 1956 at Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery. He had been a family physician for 40 years, practicing first in Hampton, N.H., then in Portsmouth. In 1970 he was associated with physicians in Newburyport, Mass. At Tri-County Hospital in Kittery, he became chief of staff in 1968 and was director of medical education for the staff; he also served on the staff of Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport. “Larry” Kimball was a member of Alpha Tau Sigma, the American Osteopathic Assn., the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and local and state professional societies. An active churchman, he had been senior warden at St. John’s Church in Portsmouth and at St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport; he was a delegate to the 1971 Episcopal Diocese Convention. A longtime member of the choir, he also served on organ, search, and stewardship committees. From his days as a caddie at the Bethel Inn, he enjoyed golf. He spent many years in Maine as camp counselor and waterfront director at Camp Ridgeway in Coopers Mills and vacationed with his family on Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson, sailing and canoeing. He leaves his wife, Edith-Ellen Greene Kimball ’55; a son, L. Dustin Kimball III ’83; two daughters, Catherine Milliken Kimball ’80 and Elizabeth Greene Kimball Williams ’88; their spouses, and six grandchildren. A great-grandson of Bates president George Colby Chase 1868, his late parents were Beatrice Milliken Kimball Stiles ’28 and Lawrence D. Kimball ’22. Many other Bates graduates are members of the Greene, Chase, and Milliken families.
Edward Luke, Dec. 10, 1996.
Constance Moulton Kirby, April 5, 1997.
|1953||William Hale, Jan 16, 1993.
A cum laude graduate and member of Phi Beta Kappa, William Hale earned master’s and doctor’s degrees from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana. He first taught math at Louisville (N.Y.) Academy, then in the 1960s chaired the math department at the University High School. He served as assistant director of the math department of the Educational Research Council of America and, in 1966, held a similar position for the Greater Cleveland (Ohio) ERC. Most recently, he was a professor in New York at Pace Univ. and Marymount College, and had taught at Eastchester High School. His article, “UICSM’s Decade of Experimentation,” was published in the December 1951 Math Teacher. His family included his wife, Hope, and sons Gregory, Bruce and Jeff.
|1954||Helene Armento Zeeveld, June 1995.
A biology major, Helen Armento Zeeveld taught elementary school in Bristol, Conn., took courses at New Britain Teachers College, and was a traveling supervisor at Connecticut General Life until her marriage in 1962 to Peter Zeeveld. Moving to Scottsdale, Ariz., she taught history and government at the junior high school and worked on her master’s degree in administration at Arizona State Univ. Active in the civic life of Scottsdale, she was a member of the Auxiliary for Physically Handicapped, the National Indian Arts Council; she chaired the local board of adjustment, and was an ombudsman for the school district. Winner of a number of teacher-of-the-year awards, Helen Zeeveld was also selected to study “Alternatives for the Future of Scottsdale” with the Brookings Institute. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Krista; and a son, Peter III.Diane West Handspicker Dec. 7, 1996.
A speech major, Diane West Handspicker graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, and the Bates Key. Initially she taught in a Wilton (Conn.) elementary school. From 1963 to 1967 she taught secretarial English to European women in Geneva, Switzerland, while her husband, Meredith ’54, worked at the World Council of Churches. On their return to Newton, Mass., she taught social studies at Newton North High School for several years. She received her M.Ed. degree from Boston College in 1985. In 1970, Diane Handspicker proposed, then directed, a community service program in which high-school social studies students volunteered for a few hours a week of community service, then discussed their experiences. She was a ward leader in the Rev. Robert Drinan’s campaign for Congress. A member of the Newton Highlands Congregational Church, she had been cochair of the board of Christian education and taught in the weekday church school. The Handspickers were active birdwatchers and members of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Her survivors include her husband; a daughter, Amy; two sons, Nathan and Jared; and four grandchildren.
|1956||Virginia Clow Revens, Nov. 27, 1996.
Following graduation, Virginia Clow Revens worked as hostess and bookkeeper for hotels and restaurants in North and South Carolina. In 1959 she was a scorer for the Test Services and Advancement Center of Dunbarton, N.H., and later was the school relations director at Funds for Education Inc. After living in Alaska, where she was youth activities director at Eielson Air Force Base, she moved to Rhode Island. She held secretarial positions at the university, at the Dunes Club in Narragansett, and was an administrative assistant for contracts at Navy Resale and Services Support Office in Davisville. She took courses in purchasing at Bryant College and hospitality at Johnson and Wales College. Mrs. Revens served on the Narragansett Town Council, the Cub Scout committee, and edited the Msgr. Clarke Regional Grammar School newsletter. She also was appointed to Canonchet Farms study group responsible for planning a 175-acre outdoor recreational area. In recent years, Mrs. Revens lived again in the South at Montgomery, Alabama. Surviving are her husband, Robert; three sons, Charles, David, and Martin; and four grandchildren.
|1958||Paul Gastonguay, c. 1991.
After graduation, Paul Gastonguay worked for the Maine Heart Assn. at Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland. He served in the U.S. Army for one year, then returned to MMC until 1962 when he began his career as a biology instructor at Cheverus High School and at St. Joseph’s College, where he became chairman of the department five years later. He also conducted research in electrocardiography at MMC on a part-time basis. In 1969 at Stonehill College he was professor of biology and became dean of the faculty in 1978. Paul Gastonguay earned his M.S. from Rivier College in 1967. A member of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, he belonged to professional organizations including the National Assn. of Biology Teachers, American Institute of Biological Sciences and, in 1984, was appointed to the state Commission for the Academic Affairs Administrators Assn. He had written several articles for Catholic World, presented papers at biological and medical conferences, co-authored two articles on rabbit heart ECG, and was book review editor of Linacie quarterly, the official journal of the National Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Guild. He leaves his wife, Constance; and two daughters, Joanne and Nancy.
|1960||Linda Bloch Samoraj, Nov. 3, 1996.
After a year at Bates, Linda Samoraj transferred to Bouve/Tufts Univ. and received her B.S. in 1960. She worked as a physical therapist at Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital. In 1969 she was physical therapy director at Plaza Nursing Home in Syracuse, N.Y. Most recently she had been chief physical therapist at Plaza Health and Rehabilitation there. A member of several professional organizations, she belonged to the Faith Lutheran Church of Cicero, N.Y. Survivors include a son, David; two daughters Wendy and Karen; five grandchildren; and her mother.
|1976||Katherine Hoyt Morong, July 14, 1996.
After attending Bates, New Hampshire native Katherine Hoyt Morong transferred to the Univ. of New Hampshire, graduating with a B.A. in history. For several years she worked for the Dunlap and the Richardson insurance agencies. A member of the board of directors of the family business, Purity Spring Resort in East Madison, she also was a trustee of the trust funds for the town of Madbury, where she lived. She married Mark Morong in 1977 and was the mother of Amy and Aaron. Other survivors include her mother, Frances Hayden Hoyt ’35; two sisters, Susan Hoyt and Laura Hoyt Mahoney ’66; two brothers, Edward and Robert; nieces and nephews. A friend wrote, “Her loving and caring disposition was an inspiration to us all. She had a great love of life and people, and the rare ability to accept people for who they are.”
|1989||Wendy L. Moore, March 15, 1997.
Acclaimed artist Wendy Moore specialized in works that ranged from installation sculpture to computer-manipulated photographs and drawings. Living in Los Angeles, she also worked in art departments for films and commercials and on free-lance graphic design projects. Her death was the result a head injury sustained in a skiing accident Jan. 4, 1997, in Mammoth, Calif. An art major and dean’s list student at Bates, she focused on ceramics and installation sculptures. During her junior year abroad in Nepal, Wendy studied anthropology, learned the native language, and apprenticed with a Nepalese silversmith. In the summer of 1988 in Provence, she attended the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Lacoste School program to paint and sculpt. Following graduation, she taught briefly in Portland, Maine, then lived in Portland, Ore., and attended the Pratt School in New York City for a year before moving to Los Angeles. She earned an M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1994. She had a 1996 solo exhibition of her computer-manipulated landscapes, in which she merged elements from different landscape photographs to create original fictional images, at the L.A. Center of Photographic Studies. She had a solo exhibition in 1995 at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition that featured her photography, video, and sculpture. Earlier, in 1992, she was chosen to be in a group show, “Artist in the Marketplace,” at the Bronx Museum of the Arts that was reviewed in the New York Times as “a cosmopolitan clearing house for new talent.” Working also in the film industry, she was assistant art director of the film Nowhere, which was dedicated to Wendy at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this year. In addition, she worked on other films as set director, art director, and production manager, and did commercials and videos. She created graphic designs for magazine cover layouts and collaborated with student editors in the design and content of an issue of More or Less, a critical journal. A lifelong athlete with a love of sports, Wendy had been skiing since she was five and had been a championship swimmer in her pre-college years at the Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio. She is survived by her parents, Dan T. III and Marjorie Moore of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; paternal grandparents Dan T. II and Elizabeth; maternal grandparents Wayne and Ellie Lewis; two sisters, Halley and Heather; and her special friend, Giovanni Jance.
|Trustee||Harvey H. Bundy, Feb. 13, 1997.
A graduate of Yale in 1938, Harvey Bundy earned an M.B.A. in 1940 at Harvard Graduate School of Business. During World War II he was a major in the U.S. Army. For many years he was treasurer and vice president of Gorton Corp. in Gloucester, Mass. President of the Bank of New England/North Shore from 1978 to 1984, he then founded the Gloucester Bank and Trust Co., retiring as chairman in 1992. Harvey Bundy served on the Bates Board of Overseers from 1983 to 1987. He had been a member of the Manchester (Mass.) School Committee, a member of the visiting committee for the math and statistics department at Harvard, a former trustee of Addison-Gilbert Hospital and had been director, president and chairman of the National Fisheries Institute. Among his family members, he is survived by his wife, Edith; three sons, Harvey, Peter, and Rodney; and a daughter, Harriet.
|Advanced||Clifford O.T. Wieden, M.Ed., March 3, 1997.
Clifford Wieden received an M.Ed. from Bates in 1934. He had attended other Maine colleges, Boston and Columbia universities, and was known as an outstanding educator throughout Maine. A teacher at Mapleton High School in Gorham, and Washington and Aroostook county normal schools, he then became president of Aroostook State Teachers College, now the Univ. of Maine/Presque Isle, where Wieden Hall bears his name. A delegate to many professional meetings, he wrote articles for educational journals and co-authored “The Beginnings of New Sweden in Maine” with his wife, the late Marguerite (Hill ’21). In Presque Isle, Mr. Wieden was a deacon of the Congregational Church, a member of Rotary, Lions, Red Cross, United Way, and hospital board. He headed the Senior Advisory Council and Regional Task Force of Older Citizens and supported Boy Scouts, the YMCA, and was inducted into the U.M. Husky Hall of Fame for his work in support of athletics and as a basketball official. Survivors include a son, Clifford O.T. Jr. ’55; a daughter Carolyn; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife in 1985 and a son, Carleton, in 1932.Fred L. Barry, Ed.M., 1950, Nov. 29, 1996.
An educator, Fred Barry graduated from Keene (N.H.) State College in 1936. He earned a C.A.G.S. from Boston Univ. in 1955. First a teacher at Enfield (N.H.) High School, he served in World War II in the U.S. Army for four years, teaching in the Army Clerical and Administrative School at Fort Eustis, Va. Through the Veterans Administration he helped veterans return to college on the GI Bill. In 1948 he taught at Keene Teachers College and was the first president and executive director of the alumni association that subsequently named the alumni center in his honor. A member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, he developed his hobby of Vermont humor, and enjoyed gardening, boating, and family camping. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Jane; two sons, John and James; and a grandson.
Gray R. Coane, Ed.M., 1953.
|Former Faculty||Ralph J. Chances, May 5, 1997.
Remembered as a teacher who constantly questioned fundamental assumptions, Professor Emeritus of Economics Ralph Chances taught his Bates students that one of the most important words in life was the word “why.” Professor Chances was born in New York City, Aug. 9, 1919. He was a graduate of the City College of New York, where he received a bachelor of science degree at age 19. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia Univ. While studying at Columbia, he served as an economic consultant for M&M Candies and, later, for Uncle Ben’s Rice. From 1947 to 1952, he taught on the faculty of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and from 1952 to 1958 he did economic research in Cambridge, Mass. In 1958, he joined the Bates faculty, later becoming chairman of the economics department. He retired in 1988 because of Parkinson’s disease. His research interests were in the areas of labor economics, the economics of developing countries, and the Japanese and Chinese economies. He was a member of the American Economics Assn. He also volunteered his expertise to a research project for the state of Maine. He was an avid reader and a lover of music and nature. He is survived by his wife, Natasha, of Lewiston; a daughter, Ellen, of New York City; a son, Kenneth, of Lewiston; and a brother, Max, of New York City. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Ralph Chances Memorial Book Fund, c/o Ladd Library, Bates College, 48 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
The following deaths have recently become known to the College:
|1927||Ruth Curtis Reinhardt, April 27, 1997.|
|1930||Lloyd A. Heldman, May 27, 1997.|
|1931||Ernest K. Holt, May 16, 1997.
Dorothy Morse Foster, May 2, 1997.
Eleanor A.R. Truell, April 14, 1997.
|1935||Jean Murray Godfrey, May 18, 1997.|
|1936||J. Donald MacBain, May 30, 1997.
Robert E. Saunders, April 20, 1997.
|1938||Sumner F. Blanchard, March 8, 1979.|
|1939||Christian K. Madison, Feb. 25, 1997.|
|1944||Dante Posella, March 17, 1957.|
|1950||Florence Lindquist-Slocum, March 26, 1997.|
|1952||Judi Nevers Inchautequiz, March 7, 1997.|
|1954||Kenneth A. Sargent, May 19, 1997.
Clyde A. Swift, April 15, 1997.
|1956||Mark Amechi Muotune, Jan. 10, 1997.|
|1979||Ralph Pena, c. 1995.|
|1979||John F. Barry, Dec. 18, 1996.|
|Former Faculty||Mrs. Charles Sampson, April 30, 1997.|