Lorna Lougee Crittenden, June 25, 2001.
A cum laude graduate. Lorna Lougee Crittenden received a certificate in early childhood education from Boston Univ. in 1933. Following graduation, she attended the YWCA training school at BU and was a Girl Reserve Secretary, now Y Teens, in Providence, R.I. She then directed the Wellesley College nursery schools, briefly taught in a private school in Manchester, N.H., then directed the child care center for Atlantic Rayon Co. in Suncook, N.H. In the ’40s she was supervisor of school services for the N.H. state Board of Education, then taught kindergarten in Concord until she retired in 1967. She was a member of Eastern Star and an officer in local retired teachers’ associations. Surviving are her son and his wife, Roger and Susan Crittenden. She was predeceased by Lougee cousins: Marguerite ’13, N. Delphine ’13, F. Marion ’14, and Dora ’18, all of whose spirits still float up and down the narrow staircase at 141 Nichols St., the former home of the legendary Lougee sisters, now home to the College Relations staff.
Rebecca Cousins Knight, Oct. 11, 2002.
Rebecca Cousins Knight was a teacher of French, algebra, and history, primarily in Stonington, Maine, but she is most remembered there as the postal clerk. At Bates, she was elected Wittiest Woman and Biggest Sleepyhead, traits that, according to the Bangor Daily News, she demonstrated throughout her life. Her husband, Elwood “Buster” Knight, was killed in action during World War II. Her sister, Helene Stephens, and her son, Robert, also predeceased her. She is survived by her daughters, June Carter and Helene Whitehouse; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Taylor Hoyt, Sept. 8, 2002.
Elizabeth Taylor Hoyt was a writer who won many writing contests. A Latin and Greek major at Bates, she studied for six weeks at the American Academy of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece. She taught Latin and English briefly in Dover, Mass. She was active in number of women’s clubs, especially on Cape Cod, where she retired in 1969. She served Bates as a class agent. She was also very active in Girl Scouts for 27 years as leader, neighborhood chair, chair of training, and as second president of the Cape Cod Council. Elizabeth and her late husband, Herbert E. Hoyt ’31, traveled extensively to Greece, Portugal, Spain, the Caribbean, Russia, Hawaii, and Alaska. Her aunt, Christine Woodrow Taylor, was a member of the class of 1921. Her survivors include a half-sister, Elsie Moore of Lewiston, and nieces and nephews.
Evelyn Farnham Hersey, July 19, 2002.
Evelyn Farnham Hersey attended Bates for two years. She worked with her husband Hugh in their hardware and building materials business in Pittsfield, Maine. She was a 60-year member of the Bethlehem Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her son, Garth, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband predeceased her.
Donald M. Smith, July 8, 2002.
In 1989, Don Smith wrote his own obituary for Bates Magazine. With minor updating, here is what he wrote: He wanted most of all to be remembered as an independent thinker and an activist in matters social and political. While on campus he was the organizer of the Socialist Party of Maine, organizer of a massive demonstration of the unemployed in Lewiston that shook up City Hall, a trade union organizer, and an active participant in the Lawrence textile strike. These activities led to a one-year hiatus in his career at Bates. An ex-governor had him in mind when the governor toured the state denouncing the socialist influence in the state. After his return and graduation, he earned a master’s at the Univ. of Chicago where he was a protégé of Paul Douglas, later a U.S. senator, and worked with Douglas on the first major book on social security in the United States. He taught briefly at Morningside College, leaving for a part in the start up of unemployment compensation in New Hampshire, where he ended up as director of the Division of Unemployment Compensation. In 1938, he went to work for the U.D. Railroad Retirement Board and stayed with them until his retirement in 1976 in the highest grade of civil service. He authored numerous articles in the field of social security and with Herman Feldman of Dartmouth wrote the definitive work on experience rating in unemployment compensation. After retirement, he fulfilled a childhood ambition and bought and operated a 200-acre farm in Wisconsin, where he raised prize Angus cattle. In his hometown of Mundelein, Ill., he was active in environmental issues, heading up efforts to create an open-space district, and served for more than 10 years as the maverick member of the high school board and as an unmaverick member of the board of the local youth service agency. His wife, Eda Osano Smith ’33, and his daughter predeceased him. He left six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Wendell B. May, May 17, 2002.
At Bates, Wendell May participated in debating and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Sigma Rho. He worked at the Androscoggin Savings Bank in Lewiston, then for United Mutual Insurance Co. in Boston and Dallas. Following service during World War II, he was southeastern regional underwriter for United Mutual Fire Insurance Co. After 1951, he worked in successive positions for Liberty Mutual in New York as chief underwriter, property-national risks department, and as a supervisor in Boston. He retired from the personnel department in 1977 and joined the retirement plans department. Firefighting was his passion and he rode fire trucks until he was 70. As an undergraduate, he practically lived at the Lewiston fire station. He spent his school vacation there and was made honorary fire chief. His wife, Cecile, whom he married in 1940, predeceased him in 1987.
Sumner L. Raymond, Jan. 16, 2002.
Sumner L. Raymond was an attorney in Salem, Mass. He was a direct descendant of John Proctor and the Rev. John Wise, both prominent figures in the Salem witchcraft trials. (John Proctor was hanged as a witch.) After Bates, Sumner Raymond attended Harvard University Law School, earning his degree in 1937. He was known for his extensive knowledge of probate law and practiced for 57 years in Salem and Essex, Mass. He was a former president of the local YMCA and was recognized in 1978 for his many years of volunteer efforts on its behalf. He was one of the proprietors of the Salem Athenaeum and active in the Masons. His wife, the former Miriam Frieda Billauer, died in 1997. He is survived by five daughters, Ruth Kapnis and her husband, John, of Salem; Susan Gailis and her husband, Peter, of Salem; Barbara von Mayrhauser and her husband, Stanford, of Princeton, N.J.; Patricia Pickard and her husband, Jack, of Torrington, Conn.; and Linda Siegel and her husband, Iriving, of Glendale, Wis.; two sons, Robert and his wife, Sharon, of Shutesbury, Mass., and James and his wife, Mary, of Scotia, N.Y.; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger; and his sisters, Pauline Hurder and Althine Marsh.
Grace Gearing White, June 28, 2002.
During World War II, Grace Gearing White was a Red Cross “Gray Lady.” She worked as the program director of the Bristol (Conn.) Girls Club during the early 1950s. In 1955, she and husband Everett moved to Peacham, Vt., where she became active in village organizations. For many years, they camped in Florida during the winter. She also enjoyed art, music, and dancing. She was predeceased by her husband, as well as by three brothers, John Lester, Donald Frederick, and Philip James Gearing; and a sister, Ethel Gearing Case. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia (White) Kavalski of New Britain, Conn.; two sons, Stephen C. White of Peacham, Vt., and David N. “Buck” White of Barnet, Vt., and their wives; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Ella Philpot Boyd, May 20, 2002.
A French major, Ella Philpot Boyd also took courses at UNH, Bates Summer School, and Université Laval, Quebec. She taught at the Pennell Institute in Gray, Maine, and at Hartland (Maine) Academy. She then taught English and Latin at Westport (Mass.) High School until her retirement in 1974. For many years, she spent the summers at a cottage in Nova Scotia. She married Willim Boyd in 1969. He predeceased her in 1980.
Bernice Dean Snowdon, Sept. 7, 2002.
A native of Portland, Bernice (“Bunny”) Dean Snowdon taught for six years in South Portland after graduation. She lived in Annapolis, Md., for the past 37 years, and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church there. Her husband, Leroy, a son, Charles R. Snowden, and three grandchildren survive her.
Marguerite Hulbert Millett Gordon, Sept. 29, 2002.
Marguerite Hulbert Millett Gordon attended Bates from 1932 to 1934. She married Howard S. Millett Sr. ’34 shortly after leaving Bates. She worked as a substitute teacher and secretary. She was a lifelong member of Eastern Star and the Grange. Following her husband’s death, she married the late Dwight Francis Gordon Sr. ’34. She is survived by five sons, Richard H. Millett, H. Sawin Millett Jr. ’59 (well known in Maine government circles and recently elected to the Maine Legislature); Arthur A. Millett ’62, David T. Millett, and Mark D. Millett; a sister; 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, among them grandson Kenneth J. Millett ’80 and great-granddaughter Melissa Simones ’06.
Paul F. Jeannotte, May 22, 2002.
Paul Jeannotte attended Bates for one semester and later attended law school in Boston. He was a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Dept. and was president of the National Assn. of Internal Revenue Employees. An active leader in Boy Scouts, he received the Silver Beaver Award. He was a grand knight of Knights of Columbus, a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Palmetto, Fla., where he had lived since he moved from Manchester, N.H., in 1975. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Cecile, daughter Rochelle, son Paul Jr., seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
Constance Redstone Smyth, Aug. 9, 2002.
During their lifetimes, Constance Redstone Smyth and her husband, Charles W. Smyth ’38, established the Charles W. and Constance Redstone Smyth Fund, for library acquisitions. This designation is fitting, as she served as librarian at Memorial Hall Library in Andover, Mass., for 20 years. Her husband, son Charles Jr., and daughter Joan Clayton survive her, as does her niece, Sara Smyth Booth ’65. Her late brother-in-law, Fred Smyth ’36, was national chair of the second capital campaign for Bates.
Alison Dunlap Blake, Aug. 16, 2002.
Alison Dunlap Blake maintained many Bates connections. She was active with the Boston Bates Alumnae when she lived in the area. Her father, James A. Dunlap was a member of the Class of 1906. She is survived by her brother, James A. Dunlap Jr. ’40, as well as three sons and their wives: Samuel of Brockton, Mass., Richard of Bristol, Vt., and Bradford of Bowdoinham. She also leaves six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, among them Beverly Dunlap Rodrigues ’71. A number of her aunts and uncles were also Bates graduates.
Katharine M. Emig, June 29, 2001.
Throughout her life, Katharine Emig kept in touch with Bates friends. A sociology major, she was secretary to the general manager of United Farmers of New England in Boston from 1938 to 1969. She then worked as a secretary at Palmer Dodge law firm in Boston until she retired in 1985.
Nicholas R. Pellicani, May 10, 2002.
A member of College Club, Nicholas Pellicani was a long-time class agent and served as president of the Maine Coastal Bates Club for five years in the ’60s. The Pellicani family established a scholarship endowment for Maine students, preferably from Knox County or Rockland. He began his career as a chemist and was vice president at Algin Corp. of America in Rockland (Maine). During World War II he served as a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Coast Guard. In the ’50s he was production manager for Kraft Foods Co., managing the South Portland plant that processed wet sea moss as a food stabilizer. “Nick” was president of Marine Colloids Inc. in Rockland for several years and then was manager of R&R Engineering in Thomaston. Surviving are daughters Linda and Susan ’68 and son Paul. He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor in 1995 and brother Vincent ’40 in 1994.
Willard H. Whitcomb, Jan. 12, 2002.
An entomologist and professor, Willard Whitcomb was an exchange student at the University of Rostock in northern Germany the year after graduation, then earned his M.S. at Texas A&M in 1942 and Ph.D. from Cornell in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II. For several years, he was an entomologist for the Venezuelan Ministry of Agriculture and headed the Shell Petroleum Co. research there. A professor of entomology at the Univ. of Arkansas for 10 years, he then was appointed professor of entomology and nematology at the Univ. of Florida at Gainesville, retiring in 1988. Willard Whitcomb was a consultant for the United Nations in Peru and Paraguay, did research in South America, Zaire, and Guadeloupe, and was credited with finding the first boll weevil in South America as well as discovering the homeland of the imported fire ant. He published 200 articles and bulletins and was writing a book on insect predators at the time of his death. He was fluent in German, Spanish, somewhat in French, and had studied Japanese, Parsee, Guanari, and Swahili. In 1977, the Florida Department of Agricultural Consumer Services awarded him their Plant Protection Award of Eminence. Dr. Whitcomb retired as professor emeritus at the Univ. of Florida after 40 years as a tropical entomologist and then became president of Fita Technica Floridana Inc., an international agricultural consulting firm. He belonged to a number of state and national entomological societies, the American and British Arachnological Society, AAUP, and Sigma Xi. Among his survivors are his wife of 59 years, Dorothy, brother Howard, and sisters Barbara and Beatrice. The late Marjorie Buck ’37 was his cousin.
The print version of Professor Whitcomb’s obituary included the incorrect name of the University of Arkansas. We regret the error. — Editor
Ruth Allen Webster, Oct. 14, 2001.
An apprentice teacher at Edward Little High School in Auburn in 1939, Ruth Allen Webster then attended Columbia, graduated from the Army Language School in California, and taught at the Language Institute and Defense Language School in Washington, D.C. She enrolled in the WAVES during World War II, serving in military intelligence. In 1952, she joined husband Donald ’41 in Ankara, Turkey, where he was military attaché. In the ’60s, Ruth taught English at Work Opportunity Training Center, a Washington, D.C., anti-poverty program. She was a member of DAR. Surviving are her husband, son Donald Jr., and daughter Ann.
Roberta Holmes Hayes, June 10, 2002.
Roberta Holmes Hayes enrolled in the Lewis Hotel School of American Univ. after graduating from Bates. During her professional life in Washington, D.C., she managed the New Amsterdam Apartments, and from 1946 to 1963 was manager of Park Central Hotel. Active in real estate management organizations, she had been president and the only woman board member of the D.C. division of Hotel Greeters of America, and the first woman member of Building Owners and Managers Assn. She chaired the educational committee of the National Society of Professional Resident Managers, served on the boards of governors of BOMA and NSPRM, and taught classes in apartment house management. A regular volunteer usher at the Kennedy Center and gift shop, she also volunteered at the local hospital. Roberta studied oil painting, created needlepoint, and enjoyed swimming. She traveled worldwide with her late husband, Jack Hayes. Always close to her family, she leaves sons David and Richard ’57 and his wife; five grandchildren including Becky Rowe who lived with her; four great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Ruth Rowe Wilson ’36 and Esther Rowe Tallamy ’39. She was predeceased by her former husband, Robert Rowe ’37 and parents-in-law Hope and Harry Rowe ’12.
Marilyn Miller Radovsky, Sept. 27, 2002.
Marilyn Miller Radovsky attended Bates for two semesters and a summer session but never lost her connection to Bates. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College, her master’s degree from Boston Univ., and her doctorate from Northeastern. Her career was in education and she was principal of a school in Norwell, Mass. She was a former president of the Massachusetts Principals Assn. She was also a member of Temple Shaare Tefilah in Norwood, Mass., and a life member of the Girl Scouts of America and Hadassah. Her husband, Morton, predeceased her. She is survived by son Joseph of San Francisco; daughter Nancy J. Carlton; sister Estelle Weiner, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Roger P. Horton, Sept. 5, 2002.
After graduation, Roger P. Horton went on to Hartford (Conn.) Seminary and was ordained into the Congregational Christian Church in 1944. He served churches in Boscawen, N.H.; Portland, Maine; Glenolden, Pa.; and Hamburg, N.Y. He retired from full-time ministry in 1984. The Rev. Horton was moderator and chairman of the board of the Pennsylvania State Conference for his denomination. When the United Church of Christ was formed from his denomination and several others, he served as moderator and board chairman for the New York Conference. He was chairman of the church and ministry committee of the Western (N.Y.) Assn. of the United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Davies Horton; two daughters, Deborah Fenn and Polly Horton; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
E. Pauline Giles, July 6, 2002.
E. Pauline Giles lived most of her life in Brownfield or Fryeburg, Maine. After Bates, she attended Hesser Business College in Manchester, N.H. She taught at high schools in Kennebunkport and Arundel, both in Maine, and at Conway and Berlin, N.H., but retired to Fryeburg following the death of her father. She enjoyed summers at her lake house in Meredith, N.H. In Fryeburg, she was especially supportive of the local police, fire, and rescue squads, and a life member of the Fryeburg Historical Society. She served on the Fryeburg Budget Committee. She is survived by two nephews, Arthur Greene and Richard Greene, both of Bedford, N.H.
Lois McAlister Bean, Feb. 26, 2002.
After three years at Bates, Lois McAlister Bean earned her B.A. in social work at the Univ. of Arizona, attended the School of Social Welfare at UC-Berkeley for 18 months, studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and then was a social worker for 10 years. With her special interest in counseling elderly people and their families, she earned a master’s in human development at Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, in 1985, and a master’s in marriage, family, and child therapy at the California Family Study Center in 1988. She worked for the Red Cross in Arizona, and was secretary of the Analytical Psychologists Assn. at Los Angeles for two years. After retirement, she lived in Claremont (Calif.). Her husband Robert, daughter Donna, and brother Eugene ’33 survive. Her father, Milton ’15, and brother Richard ’35 predeceased her.
James R. Scott, May 3, 2002.
After he graduated, James Scott served in the U.S. Navy during World War II at Pearl Harbor, receiving the Navy Unit Commendation and Victory Medal. He continued in the Naval Reserve for 20 years, retiring as lieutenant commander in 1980. He was first a communications engineer for N.J. Bell Telephone Co. in Newark, then worked for AT&T as manager of sales office, as service manager, and finally as market administrator until 1982 when he retired to Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was buried at sea with full naval honors. His daughters, Joan and Barbara, survive, as do three grandchildren, a sister, and brother.
Virginia Fisher Briggs, April 9, 2002.
In 1979 Virginia Fisher Briggs earned her B.S. in education with a certificate for academic excellence from Eastern Connecticut State Univ. For many years, she was a laboratory/medical technician in Thiells, N.Y., at Hahnemann Hospital, Worcester, Mass., at Haynes Medical Laboratory, Manchester, Conn. She also worked at then-Central Maine General Hospital, Lewiston. An advocate for civil rights and social justice, she served on the Manchester Interfaith Social Action Commission and supported UNICEF. As an active member of the South United Methodist Church, she was past president and honorary life member of the women’s society. She was coordinator for Meals-On-Wheels and knit baby layettes for the local hospital. Virginia is survived by daughters Cynthia Briggs, Margaret, and Melissa and their spouses; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and sisters-in-law Mira Briggs Dow ’35 and Jean Keneston Fisher ’42. She was predeceased by her husband, Walker ’40, in 1990; brother-in-law Roy Briggs ’40; sisters-in-law Martha Briggs Haskell ’30 and Julia Briggs Whitten ’32; brother Hildreth Fisher ’42; and nephew Thomas.
Herbert E. Hinton Jr. July 16, 2002.
A child of missionaries, Herbert E. Hinton was born in Burma. He transferred from Bates to Butler Univ., where he earned a bachelor’s of science in chemistry and physics. During World War II, he served under Gen. Douglas MacArthur as an intelligence officer. He was trained in chiropractic medicine at Lincoln Chiropractic College and did postgraduate work in chiropractic orthopedics at the Chiropractic Institute of New York. For the past 35 years, he practiced in Dania, Fla. He was named Chiropractic Physician of the Year for Florida in 1965, 1981, and 1999. He was a four-time president of the Broward County Chiropractic Society and served one term as president of the Florida Chiropractic Assn. He sang with the Fort Lauderdale Symphony Chorus. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eiline; son Ken and daughter Sandy Johansson; one grandson and two granddaughters; two sisters and a brother.
John Francis McDonald, June 1, 2002.
Following Bates, John Francis McDonald went on to a varied and successful career in the U.S. Army and the State Department. During World War II, he studied Japanese and he was assigned as an intelligence officer on the staff of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He was one of two officers who discovered Japan’s original declaration of war signed by Emperor Hirohito. He retired from the Army as a captain in 1956 and joined the U.S. State Department Foreign Service in 1957, following a year as a teacher and coach at Limington (Maine) Academy. He held posts in Japan, Washington, and New York. He was the director of the American Cultural Center in Sapporo, and both cultural affairs and labor affairs officer at the American Embassy in Tokyo, where he supervised the Fulbright program there. He accompanied U.S. dignitaries in Japan as their interpreter, including Maine governors John Reid and Ken Curtis and U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie ’36. In Washington, he served as an interpreter for Henry Kissinger, secretary of state. Considered the best-read student while at Bates, John Francis McDonald also excelled at football and golf. He made All-State tackle in his senior year. He was club champion at Purpooduck Country Club in South Portland in 1949 and club champion at Gorham Country Club in 1961. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Deko; three sons, Michael of Monterey Calif., Brian of Semmes, Ala., and John and his wife Takako of Tokyo; a daughter, Clare, and her husband George Leaman of Carmel Highlands, Calif; five grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Kandola of Kingston, Mass., and Margaret LaRose of South Portland; two brothers, James of Gorham and Frank of Scarborough; and many nieces and nephews.
Robert A. McNeil, July 30, 2002.
Robert McNeil earned a master’s in education from Univ. of Connecticut in 1957 and worked as an educator his entire life. He taught social studies at Litchfield (Conn.) High School until being tapped to become principal. He later was the principal of East Lyme Junior High School, but eventually asked to be relieved of his administrative duties so he could return to the classroom. He also coached several sports. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and three daughters, Anne, Janet, and Barbara.
Muriel Entress Holmes, June 17, 2002.
Muriel Entress Holmes and her mother defied her father to send her to Bates. “What does a woman need a college education for?” he said. Always known as “Sis,” Muriel reveled in how she continually used her degree after acquiring it. She was a substitute teacher and tutor for many years throughout the Springfield, Mass., area, and taught French at The MacDuffie School in Springfield. An accomplished musician, she was the regular soloist at two Christian Science churches for many years and substitute soloist at many area churches. She was also an active member of Springfield’s Tuesday Morning Music Club and the Chromatic Club. Muriel was a Christian Science practitioner and church member holding numerous executive positions. She was aÊmember of The Mother Church in Boston, Mass. She also addressed many Christian Science students associations around the United States. Always a fan of “big band” music, she enjoyed being the vocalist for the Bates Bobcats dance band. Her favorite professor was Angelo Bertucci. She loved that Chase House gang and all her years and friends at Bates. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Malcolm Holmes ’40; daughter Julia Reuter ’74, son-in-law James Reuter ’75, and son Raymond Holmes; a brother; four grandsons; and two nephews and a niece.
Lynn C. Horton, Oct. 9, 2002.
Lynn C. Horton attended Bates briefly in the early 1940s. He served in the New Hampshire Legislature for 14 terms. He was a member of the Election Law Committee and chaired the Legislative Administration Committee. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and his four children, Dennis, David, Suzanne, and Sara.
John D. Cameron, June 15, 2002.
John Cameron was a member of College Club and served as a class agent for many years. A member of the Navy V-12 Unit at Bates, he was commissioned an ensign at Columbia and served in the Pacific. When he returned to Bates, he was a member of the undefeated football team that played in the Glass Bowl. For many years, he and his wife Carolynn (Parkhurst ’44) lived in Presque Isle where he operated the Parkhurst Farm. Active in the community, he was founding director of School Administrative District 1, a member of the Congregational Church, a volunteer for United Way, and board member of Aroostook Medical Center. He also was director of many organizations including Northern National Bank, Casco Northern Bank and Trust, Northern Maine Farmers Assn., the Presque Isle Starch Co., and the Maine Sugar Beet Growers Assn. After he moved to Falmouth, Jack Cameron served on the board of Applegate condominium complex and enjoyed his work as volunteer overseer of the community garden plot. He leaves his wife of 57 years; daughter Candace ’69 and husband James Alden ’68, daughter Julia ’72 and husband Robert Benson, and daughter Rosemary ’74 and husband Gerald Clancy; five grandchildren; and sister Nancy. Son-in-law Christopher Hooson and a sister predeceased him.
Richard M. Michaels, June 14, 2002.
A professor emeritus at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern, Richard M. Michaels was the director of the Urban Transportation Center. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. from George Washington Univ. His first wife, Eleanor (Frost) ’46 predeceased him. He is survived by his second wife, Penny; his son Glenn; and two grandchildren, Allen and Megan.
Virginia E. Stoughton, June 18, 2002.
A history major at Bates, Virginia Stoughton went on to a teaching career. She taught at the Highland School in Millers Falls, Mass., for 25 years and then for 18 years at the Sheffield School. In 1977, she received the Wiegand Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. She enjoyed sports, gardening, and the Red Sox. Her sister-in-law, Charlotte Hawkes Stoughton ’46 predeceased her. She leaves two brothers, the Rev. Richard Stoughton Jr. ’43 and Francis M. Stoughton.
Clayton C. Curtis, Jan. 26, 2002.
A cum laude graduate and economics major, Clayton C. Curtis served during World War II. He earned his master’s from Michigan State in 1949 and his Ph.D. in 1951 from Indiana. He was an assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, held a similar position at Norwich Univ., and in 1962 was an associate professor at the Univ. of Florida. He also had been a graduate research economist at UCLA. The author of Mortgage Lending in Los Angeles County, 1946Ð1952, Clayton Curtis also wrote articles on mortgage, finance, and the economics of land and real estate. He leaves his wife, the former Bobbie Blackwell, and children Kirke, Kimali, Steven, and Jen.
John J. Santry, May 25, 2002.
John J. Santry was a member of the championship football team that registered Bates’ first undefeated and untied season since 1898 and that faced the Univ. of Toledo in the Glass Bowl on Dec. 7, 1946. (Bates lost, 21-12.) He served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he worked for the department store Filene’s for 15 years, and then became a postal worker for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Mary; son John C. Santry of Los Angeles; three daughters, Mary Katherine Daily of St. Louis, Mo., Joan Santry of Weymouth, Mass., and Janet Santry Brown of Hingham, Mass.; two brothers, Robert Santry of Orleans, Mass. and William Santry of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mary Skinner of South Boston, Mass; and four grandchildren.
Norma Chaffee Van Buskirk, June 16, 2002.
Norma (“Taffy”) Chaffee Van Buskirk enjoyed skiing, camping, hiking, music, swimming, sports, and travel. She was a substitute teacher and taught classical piano to private students. She was also a talented artist and enthusiastic golfer. After her 1980 marriage to Edgar Van Buskirk, she moved from Maine to Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., where she became very active in the League of Women Voters. In 1995, she received an award for her National Grange art exhibits, which were displayed in June 2002 at the Night Owl Gallery in Rutland, Vt. In recent years, travel to India became especially important to her, and it was in New Delhi that she passed away. Among her survivors is her aunt, Grace Hussey Johnson ’27, and granddaughter Kathryn Somers ’06. She also is survived by four children: David Somers, Ron Somers, Anne Somers, and Philip Somers; and four other grandchildren. Her husband Edgar predeceased her. Her first husband was Gary Somers ’52.
Barbara Chandler Hodgskin, Aug. 1, 2002.
Barbara Chandler (“Boo”) Hodgskin was at home in the outdoors. She swam, sailed, and skied. She was a 35-year member of the Labrador Mountain Ski Patrol and twice was awarded Patroller of the Year. She recently was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the National Ski Patrol. After graduation from Bates, she also earned a bachelor’s of science in physical therapy from Upstate Medical Center (N.Y.). She retired as a physical therapist from the Onondaga Assn. for Retarded Children. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Howell L. Hodgskin Jr.; daughters Terryl H. Berryman of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Robin Lin Hodgskin Bell ’76 of Yarmouth, Maine; seven grandchildren; her sister, Susan Milligan of East Syracuse, N.Y.; and two nephews.
William G. Norris, June 2, 2002.
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, William Norris was a member of the College Club. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as chief petty officer. While finishing his Bates education, he lived in the famed Sampsonville apartments with wife Audrey and two small children. Later they wrote a feature article on the life and history of Sampsonville for Bates Magazine. In 1951, Bill worked for the CIA in Washington, D.C., and served at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. In the ’60s, he was a regional representative for Westinghouse in West Africa, served as vice president of the company in Paris, and retired from U.S. government service in 1972. He taught at the Congressional School of Virginia, and began to write and publish short stories. He won the Rod Serling Memorial Award from the Mystery Writers Magazine. He earned an M.A. in African area studies at Howard Univ. in 1977. Then, for 14 years, he taught and coached football and baseball at Riverhead High School, Southold, N.Y. Bill Norris was class president from 1951 to 1957, chaired the Gift Committee for the 50th Runion, and helped raise funds for the Sampsonville Memorial. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Audrey; sons Robert and William ’68; daughter-in-law Valerie (Wallace ’68); daughter Jeri ’73 and son-in-law Roy Rhodes, and daughter Sue N. Reddy, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Charles R. Everett, March 22, 2002.
Following three years at Bates, Charles Everett graduated from Bentley College. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1940 to 1948. An accountant and financial analyst for Oxford Paper Co. and Boise Cascade Paper Mill in Rumford, he retired in 1991. He was a board member of Oxford Federal Credit Union for many years, and belonged to Rumford Point Congregational Church, Elks, and Bethel Masonic Lodge 97. A Boy Scout leader, he helped several scouts become Eagles. He was a volunteer fire chief, Hanover constable, and deputy sheriff. Among all his hobbies, including camping, fishing, hiking, and travel, flying his own plane was his favorite activity. Surviving are his wife, Joan (Rawstrom); sons Peter and Dave and daughters Sue and Kathy; and a sister.
Russell A. Young, June 10, 2002.
Russell A. Young earned a law degree from Boston Univ. after graduation from Bates and practiced law in Billerica, Mass., until his retirement in 1985. He served as a selectman in Billerica for one term and chaired the finance committee for the town. He leaves his wife Lucy; daughter Paula J. Fiorenza of Wilmington, Mass., and three sons, Jeffrey A. of Billerica, Stephen E. of Perris, Calif., and Mark A. of Billerica; and a brother, Robert E. of Manchester, N.H.
Dorothy A. Grabowski, July 20, 2002.
A Latin and English major at Bates, Dorothy Ann Grabowski taught on the coast of Maine for many years before moving to Farmington, Maine, in 1973. In Farmington, she worked as a substitute teacher for many years. She also owned and operated Carriage Barn Realty as well as an antiques business. She loved books, birds, and gardening. She is survived by a number of cousins as well as special friends Rupert and Ruth Hiltz of Farmington, and Melodie and Steve Hutchins of Farmington, who were her caregivers.
Richard M. Langley, Nov. 17, 1995.
Richard Langley worked at Raytheon in Waltham, Mass., becoming manager of applications engineering in the Power Tube Division and marketing manager of the Microwave Power Tube Division in the ’80s. He earned an M.S. from Northeastern Univ. in 1964. Among his survivors are his wife, Jean (Cleary) ’55; son Matthew ’92 and daughter Jane L. Stanton ’84 and son-in-law Paul Stanton ’85; and Mary, Margaret, Timothy, and Peter. He was predeceased by brother George ’52.
Gloria Yoffa Portnoy, Sept. 2, 2002.
Gloria Yoffa Portnoy attended Bates for two years. She is survived by children John and Lori; sister Joyce Jacobson ’47; niece Ronda Rudolph Balk ’69 and her husband Louis Balk ’69; and five grandchildren. Her brother-in-law was Robert Rudolph ’46.
Ruth Marmer Fishman, May 13, 2002.
A history major, Ruth Marmer Fishman at one time was a graduate nursing assistant, CNA, at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham, Mass., retiring as PCA/CNA for MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. She leaves daughters Karen, Robin, Julie and her husband; one granddaughter; a sister; and nieces and nephews.
William F. Wyman, February 14, 2002.
William F. Wyman attended Bates for two years and then graduated from Nichols College. He worked for Westinghouse for several years and then for Central Maine Power for 33 years, retiring in 1995. He was a former deacon of South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta, Maine, and an avid football fan. He is survived by his wife Barbara; two daughters, Wendy Welsh and Marlo Lund and their husbands; two granddaughters; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Wesley D. “Pete” Wicks, July 22, 2002.
Wesley “Pete” Wicks was a biochemistry educator at the Univ. of Tennessee. He previously taught pharmacology. He received his master’s from Harvard in 1959 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1964. He was active in the Episcopal church and served Bates as an alumni career advisor. In 1969, he was recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and his children Stephen, Andrew, and James.
L. David Lemieux, Aug. 22, 2002.
After two years at Bates, L. David Lemieux went on to graduate from New Mexico State Univ. He was an information resource consultant for Martin Marietta. He is survived by his wife, Rose; son Lawrence; daughters Linda Sheader and Julie Lemieux; his father Lionel Lemieux ’33; two grandchildren; and a brother and sister.
George W. Pickering, May 11, 2002.
George Pickering was an honor student in history, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a member of College Club. He earned both his master’s and Ph.D. from the Univ. of Chicago. He spent a year as an intern at the Univ. of Michigan Campus Church and in 1966 served as director of the Research Center for the Church Federation of Chicago. Then, for 32 years, he was professor of religious studies and social ethics at what is now the Univ. of Detroit Mercy. George Pickering was “dedicated to racial harmony” and was co-author of Confronting the Color Line and The Broken Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in Chicago. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Anson ’59), and daughter Jennifer and son Timothy.
Carol Gilbert Lincoln, April 16, 2002.
Carol Gilbert Lincoln built a career in merchandising by starting out as a buyer at Filene’s department store in Boston and then Bloomingdale’s in New York. From there, she went on to teach business and retailing at Mount Ida College from 1968 to 1973. She then became director of merchandising for Strawbery Banke Inc. in Portsmouth, N.H., for 16 years. She was instrumental in the formation of the Bates Club of New Hampshire Seacoast, and served her class in many capacities. She was an active supporter of St. John’s Church in Portsmouth; Friends of Odiorne Point State Park; Portsmouth Regional Hospital; and Warner House Assn. She received the First Volunteer Humanitarian Award from Portsmouth Regional Hospital earlier this year. She is survived by her husband, Ralph; son Charles Olson; brothers Timothy Gilbert and John Gilbert; and three grandchildren.
John E. Brosius, Feb. 10, 2002.
John Brosius attended Bates for three years. He is survived by his sister, Sally Kenny.
Joseph E. LaChance, Feb. 21, 2002.
Joe LaChance thought of himself first as a sailor. He left a successful career in banking and insurance (he was a vice president of Norstar Bank) behind to pursue this vocation. At the time of his death, he was the manager of Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina in Southwest Harbor, Maine. When asked for his address, he answered, “worldwide.” In 1995, he participated in on-the-water support of PACT ’95 at the America’s Cup races. In 1988, he placed second in the North America racing championships. At Bates, he was an outstanding football player and boxer and was a runner-up in Golden Gloves competition. After graduating from Bates, he earned an M.B.A. from Husson College. He served in U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was vice president of his class in the 1980s and former president of the Bates Penobscot Club. He died skiing at Sugarloaf with his son, Joseph, and his companion, Barbara Beck. His late mother, Ruth Webber LaChance, was a member of the Class of 1936. In addition to his son, he leaves three brothers, Louis, J. Michael, and David, and two sisters, Mary LaChance and Ruth Burroughs.
Carl Delbert Andrews, Sept. 2, 2002.
The first thing anyone noticed about Carl Delbert “Bert” Andrews was his smile. His gregariousness propelled him to many leadership positions at Bates, in his professional life, and in his civic activities. At Bates, he was Outing Club president and was elected into the College Club. As an alumnus, he was president of his class from 1974 to 1989, class agent, Alumni-in-Admissions volunteer, and Reunion Social Committee member. He and his wife Cindy (Holmes ’74) chaired their 20th Reunion Gift Committee. Several years after graduation, he joined Holmes Distributors, his father-in-law’s firm, and eventually rose to become president in 1988 and owner in 1989. In 2000, the company received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. He oversaw the merger of Holmes Distributors Inc. with Rero of Rochester, N.Y., and Oakes Electric of Holyoke, Mass., to form Horizon Solutions Inc. He served as board chairman of Junior Achievement in 1985 and 1986; he was an incorporator of Maine Medical Center for 13 years. He was active in United Way of Greater Portland (Maine) in many ways, including serving as board president. He also was an active member of the United Way of America’s Regional Council and was a trustee of United Way’s Foundation Board. He was elected to the United Way of America board, but was forced to defer because of his declining health. A week before his death, several hundred relatives, friends, and co-workers surprised him at a 50th birthday party, followed the next day by a smaller gathering of Bates friends. His family has long and close ties to Bates; Lake Andrews and Andrews Road are named after his great-uncle Delbert, who was assistant treasurer and superintendent of grounds and buildings at Bates from 1914 to 1920, and his grandmother, Bertha May Bell Andrews, was director of hygiene at Bates from 1913 to 1917. Survivivors include his wife, Cindy, and their children, Kelly, Erik, Mark, and Kristy; his parents, Carl ’40 and Jane; two sisters, Jean of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Ruth of Bartonville, Texas, and a brother, Richard of Parker, Colo., and their families; and his parents-in-law, Lloyd and Janet Holmes of Scarborough, and their family.
Chien Hwa, Nov. 22, 2001.
Chien Hwa was struck and killed while changing a tire in Malaysia. A chemistry major at Bates, he instead devoted his life to the ministry and graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1977 with a master’s in divinity. He went on to serve the Methodist church in several capacities in Malaysia, most notably as president of the Trinity Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Malaysia. At Bates, he was a Presidential Scholar. He is survived by his wife, Kim; sons Yi-Jien ’03 and Yi-Xing ’06; and nephew Yang J. Hwa ’05.
Karl F. Steinmayer, Oct. 3, 2002.
Karl F. Steinmayer was a poet, a woodcarver, a brewer and vintner, a sail maker, and a musician. When courting his future wife, he wrote a poem every day for her. He played the harp and composed music for it. He carved life-size codfish, in keeping with his work in the interpretation department at Mystic Seaport, where he learned many maritime skills. He had worked for two years at Aetna, but he found his calling at Mystic as an outstanding interpreter and craftsman. He climbed rigging, slid down backstays, steered the whale boat (and got on national TV for doing it), and set sails on the Charles W. Morgan (and made sails for the Morgan). He made wine of pumpkins, tomatoes, and rutabagas. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Marie (Barker ’92); two children, Christoph Thor and Lillian Abigail; parents Bill and Betty Jerome; brothers Otto and Bill; and stepsiblings Susan Jerome, Anne Jerome, Bill Jerome, and Lynn Jerome.
Margaret Metz Edwards, July 12, 2002.
Margaret Metz Edwards received her bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence Univ. in 1934 and her master’s in education from Bates. She taught school in Burlington, Vt., and in the Hoosic Valley area of New York. She wrote the “Plain Speaking” column for the Schaghticoke (N.Y.) Sun, often describing life on a farm. She was active in the Eastern Star, the farm bureau, the Tri-County Holstein Club, and the N.Y. State Retired Teachers Assn. She is survived by two sons and two daughters; a granddaughter; two brothers, Paul Metz and William D. Metz ’37; and a sister, Harriet Armbruster. Her sisters Ida Hyland and Mary Calder ’37 predeceased her. Several nieces and nephews attended Bates: Elizabeth Metz McNab ’64, Barbara Calder Bailey ’76, and William C. Metz ’66.
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