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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: members of the Bates community

This site is updated regularly to record the deaths of members of the Bates community.

The people listed on this memorial page will be honored at the 2013 Alumni Memorial Service, a time of worship in celebration of Bates men and women who have died during the past year. The service is June 9, 2013.

Class Years 1928–39

Alfred Chester Webber ’28, Aug. 8, 2012 (recorded Aug. 10, 2012)

Grace Sibley Hatch Perkins ’30, July 7, 2012 (recorded July 9, 2012)

Jeanette Cutts ’30, Oct. 10, 2012 (recorded Dec. 12, 2012)

Martha Josephine Verrill Swain ’31, Nov. 14, 2012 (recorded Dec. 4, 2012)

Althea Howe Adelhelm ’32, Jan. 12, 2013 (recorded Jan. 18, 2013)

Elden Herbert Dustin ’32, Aug. 6, 2012 (recorded Aug. 13, 2012)

Dorothy Sullivan Higgins ’32, Jan. 9, 2013 (recorded Jan. 22, 2013)

Verna Brackett Kirby ’34, Feb. 3, 2013 (recorded Feb. 4, 2013)

Ruth Carter Zervas ’34, Aug. 12, 2011 (recorded June18, 2012)

Irene Linehan Sutton ’34, May 7, 2010 (recorded June 18, 2012)

Elsie M. Gervais ’35, Jan. 1, 2013 (recorded Jan. 4, 2013)

William Scolnik ’35, Jan. 22, 2013 (recorded Jan. 24, 2013)

Montgomery Farrington ’36, Dec. 11, 2012 (recorded Dec. 20, 2012)

Rita Brown Hickey ’36, July 8, 2012 (recorded July 11, 2012)

Elizabeth Stevens Earle ’37, Dec. 18, 2012 (recorded Jan. 2, 2013)

William DeWitt Metz ’37, Feb. 11, 2013 (recorded Feb. 15, 2013)

Elizabeth A. Gregory ’38, Oct. 30, 2012 (recorded Nov. 26, 2012)

Irene Lee Quill ’38, Jan. 28, 2011 (recorded June 20, 2012)

Edith Wier Prohaska ’38, Sept. 22, 2012 (recorded Oct. 29, 2012)

Hope Flanders Bailiff ’39, Jan. 9, 2013 (recorded Jan. 14, 2013)

Arthur Graves Wilder ’39, Oct. 12, 2012 (recorded Oct. 19, 2012)

Class Years 1940–49

Bertha M. “Bee” Bucklin ’40, Nov. 1, 2012 (recorded Nov. 5, 2012)

Harry Buffum “Shep” Shepherd ’40, Aug. 30, 2012 (recorded Sept. 4, 2012)

Barbara Abbott Hall ’41, Aug. 19, 2012 (recorded Aug. 23, 2012)

Selma Viola Bliss Stevens Clark ’41, Nov. 7, 2012 (recorded Nov. 13, 2012)

George Elliott Coorssen ’41, May 10, 2012 (recorded June 22, 2012)

Anna Ford Peaslee ’41, Feb. 2, 2013 (recorded Feb. 14, 2013)

Raymond Emerson Ressler ’41, Nov. 15, 2010 (recorded June 20, 2012)

George Seymour Chaletzky ’42, May 24, 2011 (recorded June 20, 2012)

Eleanora Keene Dalton ’42, July 14, 2012 (recorded Jan. 15, 2013)

Francesca Harlow Evans ’42, June 13, 2012 (recorded Sept. 10, 2012)

Albert Raymond Harvey ’42, Feb. 6, 2013 (recorded Feb. 13, 2013)

Lucille Leonard “Lennie” Jewell ’42, Dec. 31, 2012 (recorded Jan. 4, 2013)

Barbara M. Stanhope ’42, Dec. 10, 2012 (recorded Dec. 13, 2012)

Myles Standish Delano ’43, Oct. 2, 2011 (recorded June 21, 2012)

Elizabeth Avery Palmer ’43, Feb. 10, 2013 (recorded Feb. 14, 2013)

Patricia Peterson Rawson ’43, Feb. 10, 2012 (recorded June 20, 2012)

Despina Doukas Athans  ’44, Jan. 13, 2013 (recorded Jan. 17, 2013)

Alice Hinton Blakely ’44, Jan. 6, 2010 (recorded June 22, 2012)

Osmond Richard Cummings ’44, Jan. 15, 2013 (recorded Jan. 17, 2013)

Edmund Howe “Tod” Gibson ’44, Dec. 9, 2012 (recorded Dec. 12, 2012)

Robert Fall Goodspeed ’44, Feb. 14, 2010 (recorded June 21, 2012)

Clifford Everett Larrabee ’44, June 5, 2012 (recorded June 8, 2012)

Ervin Lewis Perkins ’44, May 23, 2012 (recorded June 1, 2012)

Jane Evelyn Rawson Tompkins ’44, April 8, 2012 (recorded July 31, 2012)

Meredith Gilbert Williams Jr. ’44, June 29, 2012 (recorded Aug. 2, 2012)

Franklin Seymour Burroughs ’45, July 29, 2012 (recorded Aug. 8, 2012)

Olive Wise FitzGerald ’45, June 15, 2012 (recorded June 26, 2012)

Clifford Warren Gates ’45, Dec. 27, 2012 (recorded Jan. 7, 2013)

Harold Judah Hurwitz ’45, May 30, 2012 (recorded July 9, 2012)

Evelyn Virginia Rutledge Alexander ’46, June 22, 2012 (recorded July 18, 2012)

Leslie John Anderson ’46, March 17, 2012 (recorded June 26, 2012)

Constance A. Lane ’46, June 14, 2012 (recorded June 25, 2012)

Constance Wood Norte ’46, Dec. 11, 2012 (recorded Dec. 19, 2012)

Richard Lee Baldwin ’47, June 21, 2012 (recorded July 9, 2012)

Robert Shackleton Blake ’47, July 27, 2011 (recorded July 11, 2012)

Raymond Walden Hobbs ’47, Aug. 5, 2012 (recorded Aug. 15, 2012)

Elizabeth Hill Jarvi ’47, July 1, 2012 (recorded July 9, 2012)

Jane L. Cathcart ’48, April 22, 2012 (recorded June 12, 2012)

William Alan Chamberlain ’48, Jan. 15, 2013 (recorded Jan. 31, 2013)

John Gaffney ’48, Aug. 4, 2012 (recorded Aug. 13, 2012)

Wayne Lester Sweatt ’48, Dec. 9, 2010 (recorded Sept. 19, 2012)

Laura DeMarco Belsky ’49, June 13, 2012 (recorded June 25, 2012)

Thelma Smith Blake ’49, Oct. 10, 2012 (recorded Oct. 16, 2012)

Donald Ralph Feeley ’49, Jan. 30, 2011 (recorded June 22, 2012)

Harris Lee Goldman ’49, June 6, 2012 (recorded June 18, 2012)

Hugh Mitchell ’49, Dec. 18, 2012 (recorded Jan. 2, 2013)

Edgar Ernest “Ned” Noel ’49, May 10, 2012 (recorded June 1, 2012)

John Arthur Palmer Jr. ’49, Oct. 23, 2012 (recorded Nov. 14, 2012)

Elaine Smith Swanton ’49, July 23, 2012 (recorded Jan. 15, 2013)

Nicholas Valoras ’49, Nov. 18, 2012 (recorded Dec. 3, 2012)

Class Years 1950–59

Esther “Tess” Freese Tardy ’50, Dec. 3, 2012 (recorded Dec. 12, 2012)

Betty Ann Daniels Towle ’50, Jan. 14, 2012 (recorded July 27, 2012)

Maurice James O’Connell ’51, July 1, 2012 (recorded July 9, 2012)

Robert Read Hayward ’51, March 26, 2012 (recorded Oct. 25, 2012)

Leo Edward Begin ’52, Oct. 31, 2012 (recorded Nov. 6, 2012)

Elizabeth Townsend Henderson ’52, June 25, 2012 (recorded July 10, 2012)

John Robert Manter ’52, Sept. 28, 2012 (recorded Oct. 8, 2012)

Elizabeth Driscoll Bodwell ’53, Sept. 8, 2012 (recorded Sept. 12, 2012)

Paul Eustace Brunnell Field Jr. ’53, May 9, 2012 (recorded July 18, 2012)

Richard David Holbrook ’53, Oct. 27, 2012 (recorded Nov. 12, 2012)

Virginia Frances Keith ’53, July 23, 2012 (recorded Aug. 20, 2012)

David Maylor Purdy ’53, Nov. 26, 2012 (recorded Dec. 3, 2012)

Emerson Benjamin “Bunny” Rodgers ’53, July 15, 2012 (recorded July 30, 2012)

Edith White Mason ’54, Jan. 20, 2013 (recorded Jan. 25, 2013)

Peter Ray Sutton ’54, Sept. 13, 2012 (recorded Sept. 27, 2012)

Marianne Webber Brenton ’55, Feb. 10, 2013 (recorded Feb. 12, 2013)

Donald Miller Bridgeforth ’55, Feb. 11, 2012 (recorded June 8, 2012)

Christina Dawson Conley ’55, Oct. 18, 2012 (recorded Oct. 30, 2012)

Clifford O. T. Wieden Jr. ’55, Nov. 22, 2012 (recorded Dec. 3, 2012)

Barry Allan Gundling Greenfield ’56, Aug. 20, 2012 (recorded Aug. 22, 2012)

Robert Earl Taylor ’56, Oct. 10, 2012 (recorded Oct. 16, 2012)

Russell Blaine Tiffany ’56, July 30, 2012 (recorded Oct. 25, 2012)

Ernest Monroe Crawford ’57, Aug. 4, 2012 (recorded Oct. 4, 2012)

Armand Richard L. Croteau ’57, Jan. 18, 2013 (recorded Jan. 30, 2013)

Richard Herman Davignon ’57, July 20, 2012 (recorded Aug. 15, 2012)

Mark Bertram Godfried ’57, Dec. 11, 2012 (recorded Dec. 20, 2012)

Alan Van Orden Cook ’58, Oct. 17, 2012 (recorded Oct. 19, 2012)

Donald King Watson Jr. ’58, July 21, 2012 (recorded July 23, 2012)

James Francis Ring ’59, March 15, 2010 (recorded Dec. 20, 2012)

Richard Earl Shearer ’59, May 21, 2012 (recorded June 11, 2012)

Class Years 1960–69

Charles Edward Flagg ’60, Jan. 22, 2013 (recorded Jan. 28, 2013)

Barbara Naiman Gee ’61, Dec. 25, 2012 (recorded Jan. 2, 2013)

Neil Jay Newman ’61, Sept. 5, 2012 (recorded Sept. 10, 2012)

DeWitt Stearns “Randy” Randall ’61, Sept. 24, 2012 (recorded Oct. 3, 2012)

Catherine Harwood Shepard ’61, Nov. 9, 2012 (recorded Nov. 14, 2012)

Herbert Donald Morton ’62, Dec. 11, 2012 (recorded Jan. 7, 2013)

Walter Herman Rand Jr. ’62, Aug. 4, 2012 (recorded Aug. 8, 2012)

Jonathan Colby Peabody ’64, May 24, 2012 (recorded May 29, 2012)

William Clair Beisswanger ’66, Oct. 21, 2012 (recorded Oct. 24, 2012)

Susan Francis Coiner ’67, July 31, 2012 (recorded Aug. 2, 2012)

Elizabeth Harman Johnson ’67, Oct. 2, 2012 (recorded Nov. 9, 2012)

Class Years 1970–79

Ruth Batson Weston ’70, Oct. 15, 2012 (recorded Oct. 25, 2012)

Stephen L. Griswold ’70, Feb. 10, 2013 (recorded Feb. 15, 2013)

Susan E. Tetro ’70, Aug. 5, 2012 (recorded Nov. 6, 2012)

Peter Folsom Hutchins ’71, June 14, 2012 (recorded June 20, 2012)

George N. Schumer ’71, May 29, 2012 (recorded June 5, 2012)

Christine Casey Piattelli ’73, Sept. 3, 2012 (recorded Sept. 24, 2012)

Carol Champion Malinowski ’75, Dec. 16, 2012 (recorded Dec. 19, 2012)

Polly O’Neill Howlett ’76, Nov. 21, 2011 (recorded June 26, 2012)

Michele Louise Dionne ’77, July 4, 2012 (recorded July 17, 2012)

Frederick Wheeler “Fritz” Hayes Jr. ’77, Sept. 17, 2012 (recorded Sept. 24, 2012)

Alex Jose Bermudez ’79, Oct. 8, 2012 (recorded Oct. 10, 2012)

Class Years 1980–89

Philip Thomas Cullen Jr. ’81, Jan. 8, 2013 (recorded Jan. 11, 2013)

Edward Joseph Walsh III ’82, Jan. 23, 2013 (recorded Jan. 28, 2013)

Charlene Keable Blodgett ’83, Sept. 17, 2012 (recorded Sept. 20, 2012)

Marjorie Ann Needham ’84, Jan. 26, 2013 (recorded Feb. 12, 2013)

Class Years 1990–2001

William Zeus Bligh-Glover ’90, Oct. 30, 2011 (recorded July 25, 2012)

Rommel Wora Akona Padonou ’01, Dec. 11, 2012 (recorded Dec. 15, 2012)

Student

Troy Jonathan James Pappas ’16, Oct. 5, 2012 (recorded Oct. 9, 2012)

Faculty

Roy Lothrop Farnsworth, professor emeritus of geology, July 18, 2012 (recorded July 18, 2012)