These members of the College community recently represented Bates at college and university inaugurations.
- Richard F. Daly ’48 at the inauguration of Jon Westling as president of Boston Univ.
- Richard J. Malatesta ’46 at the inauguration of William P. Leahy as president of Boston College
- Evelyn Anthol Pontz ’35 at the inauguration of Theodore E. Long as president of Elizabethtown College
- Elise Reichert Stiles ’56 at the inauguration of Mickey L. Burnim as chancellor of Elizabeth City State Univ.
Elaine C. Hubbard ’50 Scholarship Fund
Given by Elaine C. Hubbard ’50. Income only to be used for scholarship assistance on a need basis, with preference to undergraduates showing strong interest in pursuing a career in one of the myriad health professions (medicine, nursing, social work, health education, physical therapy, and related fields).
Ruth Beane Irving ’15 Fund
Given by Ruth Beane Irving ’15 in memory of her grandmother, Alice Shedd Rolfe, with income to be used each year for such purposes in carrying on the work of Bates College as shall be deemed by the president and Trustees to be of the most benefit to the College. Transferred upon her death in accord with a life-income agreement.
Lawrence C. LeBeau ’29 Scholarship Fund
Created by the Trustees with the bequest of Lawrence C. LeBeau ’29, with income for scholarship aid for deserving students.
George C. Marsden ’14 and Anna D. Marsden Scholarship Fund
Given by Anna D. Marsden in memory of her husband and added to by Donald D. Marsden and Malcolm M. Marsden in memory of their parents. Income only to be used for scholarship aid to needy and deserving students at Bates College.
Muriel Blossom Millett Memorial Fund
Given by Harold F. Millett ’34 in loving memory of his wife, to provide for the general purposes of the College. Funded by the remainder of Harold Millett’s gifts to the Pooled Income Fund.
Julia M. Anderson ’27 – $160,000
Distributions from trusts upon the death of a friend create the Julia M. Anderson ’27 Scholarship Fund.
Annie Proctor Badger ’32 – $130,300
Annie Proctor Badger taught English, Latin, and French at Windham (Maine) High School until her retirement in 1963. She bequeathed $10,000 to the Alumni Association. A $120,000 distributed from the remainder of an annuity on her life has been designated by the Trustees for renovation of the new Alumni House.
William J. Lanigan Trust – $19,200
Distributed from a trust of a Waterville businessman upon the recent death of a friend. Added to the Maine Scholarship Fund.
Lawrence C. LeBeau ’29 – $150,000
An officer of several banks in New Hampshire, Lawrence LeBeau retired from Keene Savings Bank as chief executive officer in 1970. With his bequest for scholarship aid the Trustees have created the Lawrence C. LeBeau ’29 Scholarship Fund.
James T. Mitchell Trust – $25,370
A dentist in Warren, Conn., James T. Mitchell was the husband of the late Harriet Baker Mitchell ’37. His gift to Bates was distributed upon the death of a cousin and has been designated by the Trustees for renovation of the new Alumni House.
Herbert Sprince ’34 – $44,400
A Lewiston native, Herbert Sprince earned a Ph.D. at Harvard Univ. and pursued a career in biochemistry research in industry, government, and academia. The Trustees have designated his bequest for renovation of the new Alumni House.
|1951||Mary Louise Seldenfleur and Ralph Perry, Sept. 29, 1996.|
|1961||Carol Sisson Swift and William R. Vose, June 23, 1996.|
|1966||Kathleen Kiniry and John Yuskis Jr., May 30, 1996.|
|1968||Ellen Feld Ledley and Alan R. Korpi, April 14, 1996.|
|1971||Shirley Demian Moulton and Bob Parker, June 1995.
Donna L. Britton and Steven M. Shapiro, June 22, 1996.
|1975||Priscilla J. McIlwain and Herbert F. Brownlee, Sept.16, 1995.|
|1980||Daphne N. Topouzis and Gunter Hemrich, April 7, 1995.|
|1982||Barbara Bielinski and Russ Hermansen, Feb.12, 1993.
Kristen Richardson and Karl Mills, June 1995.
Julie G. Zyla and Michael H. Bednarz, June 1, 1996.
|1983||Julie C. Bowen and Donald M. Horne, June 22, 1996.|
|1984||Nina Lualdi and Dana DeNault Jr., April 13, 1996.
Annette D. Rothermel and Martin S. Johnson, Oct. 11, 1995.
Karen Morgan and Scott Lindsay, Sept. 21, 1996.
|1985||Jennifer H. Smalley ’88 and Douglas K. Kaufman, Aug. 13, 1994.
Patricia Monte and Edward C. Uy, May 25,1966.
Susan C. Barber and Edward R. Wollenberg, Sept. 21, 1996.
|1986||Susan A. Chick and Larry Hiser, June 22, 1996.
Susan deGozzaldi and Allston B. Parkinson, July 6, 1996.
Maria C. McCann and Jay C. Ghazal, Aug. 17, 1996.
Maria M. Packett and Edward M. Bell, May 1, 1992.
Ellen S. Phair and Richard R. DeChaine, May 20, 1995.
Julie Wilkinson and Jeffery Thomas, June 29, 1996.
|1987||Sharon P. Austin and Jon L. Ashburn, June 1, 1996.
E. Brooke Garrettson and F. Brian Carroll, August 1996.
Jeanette McWhan and Dennis Burney, Sept. 21, 1996.
Michelle W. McGonagle and Mark A. Shanahan, June 22, 1996.
Karla Silas and Sean Slade, April 27, 1996.
|1988||Jane L. Biggar and Ronald F. Barriault, Nov. 18, 1995.
Astrid D. Delfino and Christopher R. Bernard, April 27, 1996.
Barbara J. Leahey and Patrick A. Sullivan, Feb. 3, 1996.
Kristin S. Perry and Glenn L. Fedorowicz, May 25, 1996.
Jennifer H. Smalley and Douglas K. Kaufman, Aug. 13, 1994.
|1989||Maureen T. Matthews and James W. Ciaglo III, April 20, 1996.
Krista H. K. Radziewicz and Bruce A. Colthup, June 22, 1996.
Carolyn M. O’Gara and Robert D. Dowling, Aug. 2, 1996.
Laura D. Hawkins and Craig G. Smith, June 15, 1996.
Anne E. Reed and Chris T. Romine, Sept. 28, 1996.
Laila D. VanEyck and Zachary B. Robbins, Aug. 3, 1996.
|1990||Letitia C. Boyd and Thomas Carter, April 22, 1995.
Janet Regan and Robert P. Davidson, April 12, 1996.
Heather J. Falk‘ 92 and M. Richard Nolan, July 16, 1996.
Rochelle L. Johnson and Daniel Patterson, July 8, 1995.
Elaine Woo and Keith R. Lamirande, Sept. 4, 1993.
Marjorie M. Patterson and Moncrieff M. Cochran, July 13, 1996.
Natalie J. Searle and Kyle D. Wrightson, July 29, 1996.
|1991||Melissa L. Caldwell and Andrew G. Baker, June 20, 1996.
Lisa Comer and Roger Sion, Oct. 12, 1996.
Suzette Ross ’92 and Patrick Connelly, Sept. 1996.
Laurie Edmond and Mark Nelson, Sept. 21, 1996.
Barbara Leusiler and Gregory Ehret, June 8, 1996.
Nicole Ellingboe and Drummond Taylor, Dec. 31, 1995.
Maria Fasciano and David Walsh, Nov. 16, 1996.
Sharon Hartnett and Kraig Hall, Dec. 30, 1995.
Nancy J. Heim and Michael G. Luger, Aug. 24, 1996.
Melissa K. Ripper and Scott F. Higgins, June 15, 1996.
Amy Hutchinson and Scott Larson, Aug. 4, 1996.
Catherine Janes and Said Oujari, July 1996.
Priscilla Gentry and Jonathan Jordan, May 1996.
Robin Levin and J.K. Marshall, Aug. 31, 1996.
Sharon Sunshine and Adam Lynn, June 16, 1996.
Jennifer Newton and John Jaynes, July 22, 1995.
Lisa M. Genova ’92 and Christopher S. O’Connor, July 1, 1995.
Wendy Rutstein and Stephen A. Oleksiak, April 27, 1996.
Devorah Goldstein and Michael N. Papernik, June 30, 1996.
Sharon M. Gulliver and Benjamin T. Priest, Nov. 1995.
Inga B. Sullivan and John B. Russell, July 13, 1996.
Elizabeth Rensel and Timothy Shaw, Aug. 10, 1996.
A. Veronica Toro and Andrew O. Pritchard, June 8, 1996.
Wilhelmina Weyer ’92 and Richard D. Cagle, Oct 19, 1996.
Colleen A. White and John R. Dias, July 13, 1996.
|1992||Kristen A. Cyr and Jason G. Barton, Sept. 6, 1996
Heather Falk and M. Richard Nolan ’90, July 16, 1996.
Lisa M. Genova and Christopher S. O’Connor ’91, July 1, 1995.
Lindsey Goodwin and Abraham Grayzel, 1996.
Kathryn Sharpless and Jeffrey S. Kew, Nov. 25, 1995.
Janine Henry ’93 and Michael McNulty, Oct. 5, 1996.
Aya Murata and Michael Charland ’93, Summer 1996.
Cheryl Rainford and Jon Dreibelbis, Aug. 3, 1996.
Suzette Ross and Patrick Connelly ’91, Sept. 1996.
Laura Alukonis and Sean D. Sawyer, Aug. 12, 1995.
Kimberly Skidmore and Peter Ciccarelli, June 22, 1996
Ashley Keller and Vee Jai Thomsak, Jan 27, 1996.
Carolyn M. Treiss and Michael Logan, Aug. 20, 1994.
Wilhelmina Weyer and Richard D. Cagle ’91, Oct. 19, 1996.
|1993||Jessica Brown and Ron Bird, June 22, 1996.
Andrea Cerillo and Robert Powers, Aug. 31, 1996.
Aya Murata ’92 and Michael Charland, Summer 1996.
Leasa M. Grant and Francis A. DiLuna Jr., June 15, 1996.
Janine Henry and Michael McNulty ’92, Oct. 5, 1996.
Jennie R. Rockwell and Timothy F. Robbins, May 11, 1996.
Zohra K. Saifer and Mustafa Haziq, April 13, 1996.
Jodi D. Sturgis and Jonathan R. Coppeta, Sept. 14, 1996.
Joanne Tsao and Christopher Wilson, Aug. 10, 1996.
Mary Orlowsky and John J. Yuskis III, May 25, 1996.
|1994||Leah Boshak and Scott Babitz, July 27, 1996.
Alissa Boyd and John P. Kanwit, April 27, 1996.
Erica Devine and Derek Podgorni, Aug. 10, 1996.
Andrea Georgian and Paul Hahesy, Aug. 18, 1996.
Emily C. Jackson and James M. Sanborn ’96, June 29, 1996.
Sarah Jaquay and Thomas Swaner, May 1996.
Amy Y. Grillo and Jonathan L. Kales, Aug. 25, 1996.
Jenna Maconochie and Dana McClintock, Sept. 7, 1996.
Emily A. Woodside and Nathan C. Webb, June 1, 1996.
|1996||Emily C. Jackson ’94 and James M. Sanborn, June 29, 1996.|
|1975||John and Anne Griffiths, Matthew Connor, Nov. 25, 1996.|
|1976||William Houston and Elizabeth A. Durand, Rebecca Durand Houston, Jan. 7, 1997.|
|1977||Thomas and Angela Cowan Ryan ’84, Chloe Elizabeth, May 24, 1996.|
|1978||Stephen and Deborah Hussey, Isabel Magnolia, May 10, 1992; Eliza Taricano, Sept. 15, 1986; Nathaniel Benjamin, April 7, 1985.
Jeff Vigliemo and Maureen K. Wright, Kealey, Sept. 1995.
|1979||William and Gail Bogle, Jeremy Phillip, June 21, 1996.
Scott and Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Jesse Alan, Feb. 23, 1966.
Martin ’80 and Karen Florczak Palange, Kyra Marie, Aug. 3, 1995.
Michael and Rosemary Gray Cronin, Michael F. III, Dec. 1995.
Joel Perlman and Nancy Skluth, Jack David Perlman, March 15, 1996.
Peter and Susan Campbell Rainville ’80, Scott Philip and Brian Peter, June 20, 1996.
Edward and L. Maija Sparkowski, Erik Earl, May 18, 1996.
Allen and Gina Weinberg, Joseph, March 12, 1996.
|1980||Peter ’79 and Susan Campbell Rainville, Scott Philip and Brian Peter, June 20, 1996.
Martin and Kren Florczak Palange ’79, Kyra Marie, Aug. 3, 1995.
Gunter Hemrich and Daphne Topouzis, Yannis Hemrich, Dec. 20, 1995.
|1982||Frank and Donna Avery DeFiore, Alexander Anthony, July 1995.
Dana and Wanda DiMartinis, Mark, Nov. 21, 1995; Leah, Dec. 31, 1993.
Max and Melissa Chace Trace, Colby Stephen, Dec. 29, 1995.
Philip and Connie Goldthwait, Emily, July 1995.
Enrique Rodriguez and Karen Hirtle, Andrea, Sept. 15, 1995.
Scott and Mary Hoyt, Benjamin, March 17, 1996.
Chris and Manya Jennings, Emma Louise, Oct. 10, 1996.
Donald and Ruth Lamont Cook, Amanda and Matthew, July 21, 1994.
Stephen and Mary MacKenzie, Angus H.B., June 12, 1995.
Richard and Mary Regan, Abigail, Oct. 7, 1995.
Jeffrey and Pamela Towers, Joseph, April 21, 1996; Caitlin, April 28, 1994.
David and Martha Wonson Brandt, Mary Catherine, July 28, 1996.
|1983||Keith and Elisabeth Vielleux Piker, Caitlin, Aug. 21, 1995.
Donald and Mary Allen Wink, Isaac Gerard, Oct. 1, 1996.
|1984||Albert M. and Sarah Hammond Creighton, Samuel Hamond and Andrew Holcomb, June 12, 1996.
Kevin and Michelle Duer O’Brien, William Glendenning, June 23, 1996.
Deborah Nixon Aisenberg and Steven G. Aisenberg, Amy Beth, Feb. 2, 1996.
David Forman and Michelle Rowland, William Rowland Forman, July 6, 1996.
Andrew Terentjev and Laury M. Schwartzberg, Belah Tarentjev, Aug. 2, 1995.
Thomas ’77 and Angela Cowan Ryan, Chloe Elizabeth, May 24, 1996.
|1986||Conor and Erica Seifert Plunkett, Molly Hannah, April 13, 1996.
Andrew and Tracy Williams, Elias Cole, Jan. 31, 1996.
|1987||David and Theresa Brennan Geissler, Robert, Jan. 9, 1996.
Simon and Nancy Dobratz Archibald, Emma Aislinn and Ian James, March 14, 1996.
John and Heidi Niit Krapf, Jake, Feb. 1996.
Bill and Susan O’Donnell Falls, Zachary, Nov. 1995; Bethany (4).
Scott and Melinda Potts Quigg, Haleigh Elizabeth, Dec. 3, 1995.
Carl and Sarah Ostheimer Trapani, Benjamin, Dec. 23, 1995.
|1988||David ’90 and Tracey Penny Weatherbie, Sterling David, May 1, 1996.|
|1990||David and Tracey Penny Weatherbie ’88, Sterling David, May 1, 1996.|
|1991||Sean and Susan Casey MacDonald, Allison Taylor, July 21, 1996.
Christopher and Lori Pearson Kramer, Noah Brett Pearson-Kramer, Jan. 11, 1996.
Fred and Gail Randoloph Kisare, Justin Amani Kisare, May 3, 1996.
Andrew and Paula Shea Stabnick, Cole Andrew, Aug. 21, 1996.
|1992||Fred and Helen Leadley Andreoli, Blaine, March 6, 1996.
Robert and Cindy Ordway Kearney, Caitlin Aubry, May 26,1996.
|1915||Ruth Beane Fuller Irving, Oct. 27, 1996.
Ruth Beane Irving, 103, was one of the oldest members of the Bates alumni community. While a student, she lived with members of the Saunders family in Lewiston. After teaching in Sherman Mills, Bristol, R.I., and Pembroke, N.H., she sailed on the Leviathan to work with the YWCA overseas program in France during World War I. At canteens in Paris, Bordeaux, and Brest she helped war brides get free ship passage when their husbands returned home, and she returned in November 1918 with 200 women. A teacher for most of her life, Ruth Beane taught French at Leominster (Mass.) High School and in Rock Island, Ill., when she decided to change careers and earn a B.A. degree at the Chicago Art Institute. She taught in Kenosha, Wis., and exhibited in juried shows at the Sixth International Watercolor Exhibit and at the State Exhibition in Milwaukee. Moving to Spokane, Wash., in 1939, she was a homemaker and active in the local art association and art center. She wrote and illustrated three articles about the home she and her husband, Henry Fuller, remodeled, two of which were published in issues of American Home magazine. She also taught part time at Whitworth College. Following her husband’s death in 1949, she earned a master’s degree in art at Columbia Univ. She returned to Spokane in 1951, taught art there at Cheney High School and later substituted. She married Henry Irving in 1953. She was a member of the art association and art center there, was interested in gardening and the work of the First Presbyterian Church. “Like the great-grandparents who cleared the land [in Maine] and left it better than they found it,” she once said, “I have lived so that the world may be a better place where my footprints have passed, and in more ways than just the land.” She has many survivors including a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Middleton; a grandson, Roy Middleton; a step-daughter, four step-granddaughters, a step-grandson, and a number of step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
|1922||Maude Hayward Lawrence, June 20, 1996.
A homemaker throughout her life, Maude Hayward Lawrence also owned and operated a home kindergarten for 30 years in Leicester, Mass. She was a columnist for the LeicesterTimes in the 1960s. In recent years she and her husband lived in Durham, N.C., where she was skilled in a variety of crafts. Maude Lawrence and her husband, Ralph, who survived her by only six days, had been married for 71 years. They left a son, Robert; a daughter, Patricia ’54; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.Bertha “Kaye“ Whittier Cross, July 5, 1996.
Bertha Whittier Cross raised one son, Jay, and later was a volunteer for several years at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She took classes at Boston Univ. in the 1960s and enjoyed her hobbies of needlepoint, tole ware, and stenciling on velvet. She leaves her son, two grandchildren, and a great-grandson.
|1924||Vivian Milliken Wills, May 21, 1996.
Following graduation from Bates, Vivian Milliken Wills, the daughter of Carl E. and Emma Chase Milliken 1897, was assistant physical education director for women at the College. She then taught in a Barrington, Mass., school and studied at the School of Hygiene and Physical Education at New York Univ. from 1927 to 1928. During the summers since 1937, she had lived in Marshfield, Mass., becoming a permanent resident in 1950. Her husband was the late A. Allison Wills Jr. ’27. Her survivors include a son, A. Allison Wills III; a daughter, Martha Wills Tengzelius ’54; two sisters, Dolly Milliken Sigsbee ’42 and Edith Milliken Wade ’36; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband; three sisters, Nelly Milliken Wade ’23, Gladys Milliken ’26, and Beatrice Milliken Kimball ’28; and a brother, Carl ’35.
|1925||George A. Marshall, Dec. 20, 1995.
Following a year at Bates, George A. Marshall worked as a salesman for the Crane Co. in Portland. A private in the 102d Ambulance Corps and the Machine Gun Battery during World War I, he was wounded in the battle of Chateau-Thierry. He was a member of AF & AM. Survived by a daughter, Louise Marshall Follett, he had been married to the former Marie McCabe. At the time of his death, he was 99 years old.
|1926||Charles R. Boothby, Oct. 22, 1996.
Charles Boothby earned his M.A. degree in 1931 from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He first was professor of English at Lincoln Univ. in Chester County, Pa. From 1935 until he retired in 1968 he taught English and headed the department in Port Chester (N.Y) High School. He was a member of the Historical Society there, a trustee of the Port Chester Library in the 1970s, and chaired the board of deacons at North Baptist Church for 10 years. A member of the National Conference of Teachers of English, he also was treasurer of the New York State English Council. His wife, Evelyn, predeceased him.Edward P. McDonough, June 5, 1996.
An innovative educator and coach throughout his career, Edward P. McDonough initially taught physics and chemistry and coached varsity sports of basketball, baseball and track at David Prouty (Mass.) High School. At the high school he initiated the first, and continuing, high school cheerleading tournament in the country. Vice principal in 1932, he served as principal, then superintendent of the Spencer, Mass., school system from 1946 to 1953, and as superintendent of the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional High School District from 1962 to 1972. During that decade, he started one of the first kindergarten programs in central Massachusetts and was instrumental in securing approval of regionalization by voters of both towns. Prouty track teams won state championships and his basketball teams won titles at the Clark Univ. tournaments. For 25 years he officiated at more than 300 high school and college football games. During the 1960s, he was elected to both the Massachusetts Coaches Hall of Fame and to the Basketball Hall of Fame. McDonough Gymnasium at Prouty High was named in his honor in 1973, and the State Senate honored him as one “who has exemplified the highest ideals of the American educator.” A member of county and state professional organizations, Edward McDonough earned his M.Ed. from Fitchburg State College in 1949. He had served as a corporator of Spencer Savings Bank, was on the local board of the American Red Cross, and had been joint marshal of Spencer’s Bicentennial Parade. He was a member of Our Lady of Rosary Church. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary; a son, Peter; three daughters, Ann, Patricia and Ellen; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Ethel Manning Giuffra, Aug. 12, 1996.
Marian Ripley Gray, July 2, 1996.
|1927||Ruth Canham Diehl, May 31, 1996.
A homemaker and teacher, Ruth Canham Diehl taught at Pennell Institute in Gray after she graduated from Bates. She took courses at Columbia Univ. and substituted in the 1950s. A member of local, state, and retired teachers organizations, she belonged to the Lisbon Historical Society and the Lisbon Falls Shakespeare Club. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, genealogy, and books. She is survived by two sons, Richard ’53 and William; a sister, Edna Canham Priest ’37; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Diehl ’25; a cousin, Erwin D. Canham ’25; and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Barrowclough Diehl ’32.Charlotte Lane Ball, Sept. 15, 1996.
Charlotte Lane Ball attended summer sessions at Columbia and Harvard and did graduate work in theater at Yale School of Drama. In the 1930s she was instructor and dean of women at Dickinson (Va.) Academy. A resident of Boylston, Mass., for most of her life, she earned a master’s degree in educational psychology at Clark Univ. and served at Clark as a guidance counselor. From 1968 to 1972, she was counselor and assistant director of special projects such as the Job Corps for the Boylston YWCA. She maintained her interest in theater as drama coach for several years with the Worcester Players. She had been a member of both the local and library committees and belonged to the Congregational Church in Boylston. She is survived by a son, James; a daughter, Katherine; and three grandchildren. Her husband, Arnold, died in 1994.
|1928||Norman H. Pratt, Oct. 7, 1996.
Norman H. Pratt was a cum laude graduate and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After he earned his B.D. from Andover Newton Theological School, he served Baptist pastorates in Highpine and West Lebanon and was an instructor at Lebanon Academy. For a time, he ran a furniture repair shop in Kennebunkport. He then was manager of the book store at Andover Newton for Whittemore Associates Inc., retiring in 1969 after 17 years at the store. In 1983 he received a letter of commendation from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for his volunteer services. He was predeceased by his wife, Carrie, and a sister, Florence Pratt ’28.
|1929||Edward J. Arnold, July 16, 1996.
Edward Arnold attended Bates from 1925 to 1926. He was a portable hoist engineer in Portland and moved from Norway to Bridgton in 1943. He is survived by his wife, Evarista; a son, John; two daughters, Patricia and Mary Lou; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.Myrtle Huff Austin, Aug. 19, 1996.
A teacher, drama coach, school librarian, and community leader in China, Maine, Myrtle Huff Austin was on the faculty of Erskine Academy for 34 years, where she taught Latin (her Bates major), French, English, speech, and ancient history. She wrote and directed 35 senior plays and was advisor to the National Honor Society. After she retired, she worked in the Erskine Library for another nine years. In the 1980s, the library was dedicated to her and a Myrtle Huff Austin Scholarship was established at the academy. She was a 4-H leader, treasurer of the public library, and served the community church by playing the piano, teaching Sunday school, writing and directing church plays, and serving on many committees. In 1988 she received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Modern Woodmen of America for her “dedicated work to Erskine and in the community and charitable organizations.” She is survived by her husband, Ralph; a son, Leroy; a daughter, Aurie; and seven grandchildren.
Lawrence C. LeBeau, Sept. 10, 1996.
Evelyn Webb Carpenter, June 26, 1996.
|1930||Roger G. Simard, May 12, 1996.
Following a year at Bates, Roger Simard transferred to MIT, earning a B.S. in 1931 and a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1939. For 25 years he conducted research in the process and development department for Atlantic Richfield Co. in Philadelphia. He was executive director of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science from 1972 to 1974. For a decade he was general manager for the Joint Committee on Power Diffraction Standards of Newtown Square. He retired in 1974. Dr. Simard was a member of the American Physical Society, the American Crystallographic Assn., and Sigma XI. His wife of 55 years, Annette, died in 1992. He is survived by a daughter, Suzanne; three grandchildren, and a dear friend, Agnes Wray.
|1931||Robert I. Penley, June 15, 1996.
The Rev. Robert Penley was a graduate of Catholic Univ. of America and was ordained a priest in 1937 as a member of the monastic order of St. Benedict. He taught at the Portsmouth (R.I.) Priory School and at St. Francis Xavier Univ. in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. After he retired, he worked in parishes of Alexandria, Ontario, and lived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He wrote genealogical studies of the Penley and Young families in Maine. His father was one of the founders and owners of Penley Brothers, the West Paris clothespin factory. He is survived by a nephew, niece, and several cousins, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
|1932||Marion Crosby Hoppin, May 22, 1996.
Marion Crosby Hoppin was a cum laude graduate of Bates and was elected to Delta Sigma Rho and the Bates Key. She served on the executive committee of the Alumni Assn. from 1944 to 1946 and as an Overseer of the College for 10 subsequent years. At Columbia Univ. she earned a master’s in English literature in 1936 and a Ph.D. in psychology in 1950. During the 1950s, she also trained under Carl Jung at the Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. An educator throughout her life, she began her career as a teacher in Auburn and Lisbon Falls. Assistant to the dean of women at Carleton College, she also taught psychology there, then held a similar position at City College of New York. After she and her husband, Courtland, moved to Sarasota, Fla., she helped found New College, where she was a professor of psychology, teaching a variety of courses with special emphasis on Jungian psychoanalysis, existentialism, and mythology. A generous benefactor of New College, she was a financial and personal supporter to students. A former professor of religion said, “Her great strength as a woman was a great, welcoming tolerance.” The swimming pool at New College, which she helped finance, now bears her name. A member of national professional organizations, she she had served on the YWCA Legislative Committee and belonged to the Philharmonic Club in her early days in Lewiston. She is survived by a sister-in-law, a step-daughter-in-law, and two step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, J. True Crosby ’43.Doris Mooney Berry, Sept. 26, 1996.
No biographical information is available about Doris Mooney Berry other than a note that her husband, Herbert ’33, died in 1980.
Lawrence C. Parker, Nov. 10, 1996.
John W. Phillips, July 18, 1996.
Kermit R. True, May 10, 1996.
|1934||Eugene S. Ashton, May 21, 1996.
The Rev. Eugene Ashton graduated cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned B.D., S.T.M., and Th.D. degrees in Old Testament from Union Theological Seminary. For several years he taught religion at Goucher College. In 1948, he joined the Tufts Univ. School of Religion as associate professor of religion and chaplain; he was then acting dean, and a full professor. Also he had been a visiting professor in Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, a summer lecturer at Pacific School of Religion. In 1981 the Ashtons retired to their Taylor Pond house in Auburn. An active citizen in the Twin Cities, he was a corporator of CMMC and a member of Rotary Club, serving as district governor from 1974 to 1975. He was a member of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and several national professional organizations, including the Assn. of College and University Chaplains and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. In Bates affairs, he was a past president of the Class of 1934. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hildred Peck. He is survived by a son, Peter; a daughter, Stephanie; and five grandchildren.Madeline Bean Mitchell, June 2, 1996.
Following graduation, Madeline Bean Mitchell worked on a FERA historical project for the Univ. of Maine to provide a supplement to Wilkinson’s Bibliography of Maine (1896). She surveyed Androscoggin County historical manuscripts, diaries, maps, state archives, and service volumes, including the files of Alfred Williams Anthony, Cobb 1885, and those of the Garcelon family of Auburn. She was a secretary at Central Maine Power Co., then joined the U.S. Navy during World War II as a lieutenant in Washington, D.C., where for three years she was supervisor of secretaries. On leaving Washington, she was at the Connecticut College Library in reference and circulation departments and taught at a junior high school. On moving to Seattle in 1951, Madeline Bean married Arthur Mitchell and helped build their house. She enjoyed carpentry, gardening, sewing, cooking, and canning garden produce as well as salmon fishing. When their daughters were older, Mrs. Bean worked in the attorney general’s office both as a secretary in the educational division and later for the general counsel of the Seattle public schools. She took courses at the Univ. of Washington and for 20 years she was an active member of the Seattle Christian Science Church. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Gloria and Joyce; and one granddaughter.
Maxine McCormack Lockwood, May 6, 1996.
|1935||Elizabeth Hobbs Brock, Sept. 28, 1996.
A high school teacher in Maine for many years, Elizabeth Hobbs Brock first taught in Brooklin and at Potter Academy, where she also served as principal. In Sanford she taught English for 12 years and revived the school’s Latin program. From 1969 until she retired in 1978, she taught at Massabesic High School in Waterboro, initiating a Latin program there. A member of the Old Corner Church in Waterboro and the Grange, she also belonged to the Blaisdell Baptist Memorial Church. Elizabeth Brock had been an organist for silent movies in the area, had performed for local groups, and was assistant organist at her church. She is survived by three daughters, Natalie, Martha, Elizabeth; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip, and three sons.
|1936||Ashton E. Atherton, Aug. 25, 1996.
Ashton Atherton earned an M.S. from the Univ. of Southern Maine and during his teaching career he also studied at MIT, Boston Univ., Harvard, and at Orono and Gorham in the Maine university system. During World War II, he was a radar specialist in the Navy, training at Princeton and MIT, and was stationed on Attu in the Aleutians. For 40 years “Cap” Atherton taught chemistry and physics and coached in Maine high schools. In Windham he never missed a day in 20 years and was honored by the Class of 1964 at their 25th reunion. In Falmouth his boys’ basketball team won several Class C state championships. He also was director of the Westbrook Community Assn. pool, playground and Warren gymnasium. After retiring in 1975, “Ash” Atherton owned Ashcroft Kennels in Falmouth, training pointers and setters in a second-generation family business. Other hobbies included hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Doris; two daughters, Jan and Kerry; two grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kimberly.Wendell C. Crawshaw, Sept. 8, 1996.
After he graduated from Bates, Wendell Crawshaw worked in business with D.G. Stoughton Co. as a purchasing agent; at Atlantic Refining Co.; at Trumbull Electric Manufacturing Co. as a cost accountant; and as a systems engineer at Moore Business Forms Inc., in Providence, R.I. For 35 years he worked for the company in the Caribbean area including Mexico, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, then served as vice president and general manager at Moore Business Forms de Puerto Rico until his 1975 retirement. He was a member of Union Church of San Juan, and had served as president of the Hartford Alumni Club from 1940 to 1942. Since 1984 he and his wife, Barbara, made their home in Port Richey, Fla. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Candace and Lynn; and five grandchildren. He was predeceased in 1979 by a son, Duncan.
Dorothy Hoyt Spear, May 28, 1996.
Dorothy Stevens Dore, May 4, 1996.
|1937||George H. Buker, Nov. 13, 1996.
George Buker attended Bates for a year after three years at the Univ. of Maine/Orono. Until he retired in 1982 he operated the family farm in Auburn with his wife, Erna (Larrabee ’39), and their children. He was selectman in Minot for two terms, served on the budget and Bicentennial committees, and was registrar of voters for two years. A member of AF & AM and Minot Moonshiners Snowmobile Club, he attended the High Street Congregational Church. Mr. Buker was an avid reader, enjoyed his family, mountain climbing, and snowmobiling. He was predeceased by his wife on Aug. 28, 1996. He is survived by three sons, George Jr., Robert, and David; four daughters, Elizabeth Buker Creighton ’63, Margaret Buker Jay ’70, Barbara Buker McIntosh, and Deborah Buker Grubb; 14 grandchildren, including Melissa Creighton ’87; and one great-granddaughter.Paul E. Carlson, Nov. 16, 1995.
After he attended Bates for a year, Paul Carlson earned a B.S. degree from MIT in 1941. He served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy, based in Arlington, Va. He and his wife, Dorothy, were married in 1941.
|1939||Robert A. Elliott, Sept. 19, 1996.
Following his graduation from Bates with a degree in geology, Robert Elliott served in World War II, first as a private in the Coast Artillery for a year, then joined the Air Force as a C-47 transport pilot flying 111 missions in North Africa, the Mediterranean, England, and France. During the Korean War he flew 71 combat missions. In Japan from 1961 to 1963 and again from 1966 to 1968 he was chief of BADGE management support team and liaison officer in the Military Advisors Group. He served in a similar program in Vietnam for a year. Promoted to lieutenant colonel, he received the U.S. Service Medal for Bravery, the World War II Victory Medal, and medals for the European Air Campaign, National Defense Service, and Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Martha; a son, Mark; a daughter, Dawn; and five grandchildren.Erna Larrabee Buker, Aug. 28, 1996.
A native of Auburn, Erna Larrabee Buker was committed to education, enjoyed gardening and was an avid basketball fan. Following her marriage to George Buker ’37, her life was centered around her family and the family farm. For several years she served on the Minot School Board and on the building committee of Minot Consolidated School. She belonged to the Congregational Church. A member of a five-generation Bates family, she was the daughter of Ernest E. Larrabee ’09. She is survived by three sons, George Jr., Robert, and David; four daughters, Elizabeth Buker Creighton ’63, Margaret Buker Jay ’70, Barbara Buker McIntosh, and Deborah Buker Grubb, a brother, Clifford ’44; 14 grandchildren, including Melissa Creighton ’87; and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by a sister, Florence Larrabee Keene ’34. Her husband, George ’37, died on November 13, 1996.
|1940||Charles W. Stratton Jr., April 29, 1996.
Charles W. Stratton practiced general medicine in the Lee, Mass., area for 38 years. In 1943 he received his M.D. from Albany Medical College where his father and grandfather also had been educated. During World War II, he was a flight surgeon in the U.S. Navy for 16 months, receiving the Silver Star for service in Iwo Jima. After taking over his father’s practice in Lee, he was recalled during the Korean conflict and spent ten months aboard the USS Midway in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. In 1967, Dr. Stratton helped found Suburban Medical Associates in Lee. A member of local, state, and national medical associations, a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, he was on the Lee Board of Health from 1947, serving as chair for nine years until he retired. A member of the professional advisory committee of the Visiting Nurse Assn., he also was the area school physician, part-time plant physician at Kimberly-Clark, a preceptor at the Univ. of Massachusetts School of Medicine, and a member of the Aviation Medical Examiners Board. After he retired in 1984, Dr. Stratton spent three years as primary-care physician at the Indian Service Hospital in Sisseton, S.D. On his return he assisted in care at Belchertown State School and with practices in Southwick, Agawam, and Springfield. A colleague and partner said, “He was a great and highly respected doctor, and we’re not going to see his like again in a hurry.” He was an amateur radio operator, and enjoyed square dancing, woodworking, gardening, camping, and reading. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marita (Dick ’39); five sons, Charles IV ’67, James ’69, Robert, Richard, and David; and 13 grandchildren.Kendall M. Tilton, June 12, 1996.
For two years following graduation, Kendall Tilton was principal of Cunnington (Mass.) High School, then served as submaster of Traip Academy in Kittery. He served in World War II, after which he was a textbook salesman for Macmillan in northern New Jersey for several years, then the company’s assistant sales manager. After 1969 he covered the territory in Salem, Ore., as Northwest regional sales manager for Crowell Collier Macmillan. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; a son, Kendall Jr.; and three daughters, Sandy, Joanne, and Andrea.
Annette Barry MacMillan, July 24, 1996.
|1941||Brooks W. Hamilton, Oct. 15, 1996.
A Maine journalist and professor of journalism at the Univ. of Maine/Orono, Brooks Hamilton leaves hundreds of former students from Houlton to Hong Kong who learned responsible journalism along with the daily mechanics of news writing. At his death, he was remembered by university President Frederick Hutchinson as “a great teacher, a dedicated professional, and one of the most influential people the Univ. of Maine community has ever had.” After retiring from the university in 1964, he continued to teach an honors course and a senior journalism seminar. From 1968 to 1974 he was executive editor of the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, anchor of Maine News and Comment, and the first executive secretary of the Maine Press Assn. A prolific writer of letters to the editor on issues of government accountability and freedom of information, he was the principal author of Maine’s right-to-know law and championed its passage through the Maine Legislature in 1959. Originally thinking of becoming an engineer like his father, he was captivated by debating and work on The Bates Student newspaper at the College. Following graduation, he was a reporter on the daily Kennebec Journal, where he covered the courts and politics for $18 a week. He took a leave of absence from the newspaper to serve for four years in the U.S. Coast Guard in the Western Pacific. Following his wartime service, he took courses for a year in economics and international organization at Brown and Boston universities, returning to the Kennebec Journal‘s news staff in 1947 before joining the University of Maine faculty in 1952. He was a member of several professional organizations, serving on national committees and was a life member of the Maine Press Assn. He belonged to the Coast Guard Combat Veterans Assn. and the National LST Assn. He is survived by his wife, Marion; three sons, Stephen, Harold, Pennell; a daughter, Faith; and three grandchildren.Norman E. Robinson, April 21, 1996.
Following a year at Bates, Norman Robinson enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served as first field sergeant in the 41st Division, 163d infantry in the Pacific Theater, and was with the first unit deployed at Hiroshima in 1945 and 1946. After the war he was a hospital food-service director in Florida and at St. Marks Hospital in Salt Lake City. A board member of Utah Technical College, he received an award from the AHA Assn. of Dietary Departments, establishing Unit Menu Systems for Patients. He was a member of Utah Beehives Chefs’ Assn., and first president of the Intermountain Chapter of the American Society of Hospital Food Service Administrators. He enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening, travel, and camping in wilderness areas of Utah. He is survived by his wife, Glenice; a son, Sennett Norman; three daughters, Barbara, Cynthia, and Marcia; two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Orrin P. Snow, Sept. 3, 1996.
|1943||Harriett Gray Doe, June 8, 1996.
A librarian by profession, Harriett Gray Doe first worked in the branch library of Medford, Mass. In 1984 she was a librarian in the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale. A homemaker for several years, she and her husband, Thomas ’43, and their family lived in the Springfield, Mass., area. In 1976 they were overseers of the Matanoia Christian Fellowship. Harriett Doe was a former member of the First Congregational and First Baptist churches of Springfield, and belonged to the Ramapouge Women’s Club there. After moving to Cape Cod in 1987, she was a member of the Brewster Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 52 years; three sons, David ’68, Allan, and Douglas; two daughters, Deborah and Prudence; and eight grandchildren.H. Peter Hirschler, Aug. 25, 1996.
Following graduation, Peter Hirschler was a chemist for the Schering Co. in Bloomfield, N.J., until 1949. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Univ. of Rochester in 1950 and he joined the faculty of Rutgers Univ., teaching there until 1951. For 29 years he was a research chemist at the Newport (R.I.) Naval Underwater Systems Center, specializing in battery research and technology. He retired in 1980, then worked at Vitro Corp. for five years. An avid sailor, he was twice commodore of the Newport Yacht Club and a member of the Ida Lewis Yacht Club. Peter Hirschler was a member of Redwood Library and the Newport Art Museum. He is survived by his wife, Margery; a son, John; a daughter, Barbara; and a granddaughter.
George A. Kolstad, Aug. 7, 1996.
|1944||Joseph E. Larochelle, Sept. 20, 1996.
Joseph Larochelle served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a fighter pilot with 33 missions over Germany when he was shot down on D-day and interned as a prisoner of war, liberated near the end of the war. After the war, he worked at Bigelow Sanford Carpet Co. for three years and then was with Emhart Manufacturing Co. in Hartford, Conn., in industrial relations and as director of personnel for the international division. A College Club member, he was vice president and president of the Hartford Bates Club. He also had been an officer in the Avon Golf Club, the Connecticut Personnel Assn, and he chaired the annual Red Cross fund drive of the Connecticut chapter. He is survived by his wife, Julie; two sons, Paul and Joseph; a daughter, Mary Jo Larochelle McBride ’68; and four grandchildren.
|1946||Martha Cloutier Roscoe, June 12, 1996.
Prior to her marriage in 1948, Martha Cloutier Roscoe was assistant news editor of the Bates Manufacturing Co. house magazine, Cricket. A homemaker for many years, in 1986 she taught kindergarten at Derby Academy in Hingham, Mass. After the family moved to Winthrop in 1989, Mrs. Roscoe was an active member and secretary in the Kennebec Valley Garden Club and served on Maine State Museum committees. She spent many summers at Oquossoc. She is survived by a son, Brooks; a daughter Elizabeth; and three sisters. Her husband, Theodore, died in 1992.
|1948||Robert L. Jones, April 24, 1996.
Robert L. Jones was a member of College Club. He earned a master’s in political science at the Univ. of Maryland in 1964 and attended Case Western Reserve Univ. for doctoral studies. From 1949 to 1951 he was alumni secretary at Bates, involved also in the Lewiston-Auburn community with United Way, Young Republicans, and local conferences sponsored by the College. He then worked in Washington, D.C., for senators Brewster and Potter, representing Potter on Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s investigative committee, and unsuccessfully challenged Margaret Chase Smith for her Senate seat. During the rest of his professional life he was on the staff of Cleveland State Univ. in several capacities: alumni relations, director of development, secretary to the board of trustees, vice president of university relations, and alumni secretary. He retired in 1983. He was a lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve from 1951 to 1963, a member of University Club, the Council on World Affairs, and the American Assn. of Government Boards. He is survived by his wife, LaVerne; two daughters, four sons; a brother, Frederick ’52; and 15 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
|1950||David W. Merrill, Aug. 29, 1996.
After service in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, David Merrill received his master’s in 1955 and a Ph.D. in 1957 from the Univ. of Denver. While at Denver he was a counselor and director of the psychological testing services. During the next 40 years, he was first a counseling psychologist for Reynolds Ward and Carey, then senior partner at Reynolds, Merrill, Bowman and Associates, personnel psychologists and industrial engineers. With his business partner, Roger H. Reid, Dr. Merrill developed the theory of social styles, a concept to identify personal behavioral styles as an aid to help people’s awareness of their style and those of others to improve relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. His book, Personal Styles & Effective Performance (1980) developed those concepts. President of his own psychological consulting business, he focused on helping people with whom he worked to achieve their full potential. He was a member of College Club and the American Psychological Assn. The family moved to Friendship in 1989. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary (Leckemby ’52); two sons, David and Mark ’78; and three grandchildren.
|1953||David R. Howie, July 2, 1995.
David Howie attended Bates for three years, graduated from the Univ. of Iowa, where he earned an M.F.A. in 1957. After he served in the U.S. Army in Korea, he spent a lifetime in overseas service. In 1958 he joined CARE as assistant mission chief in Colombia, becoming advisor in 1961 to the Colombian ministry of government for national community development programs. The following year he was a partner in a Bogota business planning and investment firm. He set up the Peace Corps program in Colombia and taught Americans serving there. In 1966 he was visiting professor in community development at Antioquia, Medellin. He once wrote of his career, “The real work is being done in towns and barrios where young Americans are working shoulder to shoulder with young Colombians, Venezuelans, Peruvians, and others to create a better world.” In recent years, Mr. Howie was general manager and treasurer of his wife’s business, Helga Howie Inc., retailer and manufacturer of women’s and men’s fashions. He published a volume of poems, No Radar,in 1969. He has raised Burmese and Siamese cats, and had run a dog farm at the time of his death.
|1954||Nancy Metcalf Kunz, Aug. 3, 1996.
A member of the Bates Key, Nancy Metcalf Kunz taught in Connecticut at Watertown Junior High School, then for 15 years in Vernon she was a guidance counselor at the Sykes and Middle schools, earning her M.Ed. from the Univ. of Hartford in 1969. A devoted educator, she is remembered for calling parents when a student was having trouble, or driving students home after detention if they missed their ride. She was a volunteer with the Visiting Nurse Assn. and served on the boards of Hockanum Valley Community Council and Rockville Public Health Nursing Assn. A deaconess in the First Congregational Church of Vernon, she also served on the building committee. She was a member of the American School Counselors Assn., American Personnel and Guidance Assn., and local and state educational organizations. Nancy Kunz loved the outdoors, especially wildflowers, and enjoyed cross country skiing, hiking, and canoeing in the Adirondacks, and playing tennis. She is survived by her husband, H. Russell; a son, Roderick; a daughter, Daryl-Lynne; and five grandchildren.
|1957||Jennifer Sheila Walker, May 8, 1996.
Jennifer Walker was a dean’s list student and member of the Bates Key. She taught social studies in Connecticut and Ohio public schools after graduation. A member of the Cum Laude Society, she also worked for the Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children, tutored children in grades two through twelve, and was a member of the Sylvania (Ohio) United Church of Christ. She is survived by a son, Robert Chumbook; a daughter, Jody Chumbook Brady; two sisters, and a brother.
|1959||Jane Corson Dustin Tuttle, July 8, 1996.
After she earned her R.N. at Columbia Univ. School of Nursing, Jane Tuttle was a homemaker while her children were young. A part-time public health nurse in Boxford, Mass., in 1978 she was then an instructor in practical nursing at Essex Agricultural Institute. On moving to Maine, where she spent summers on Peaks Island, Mrs. Tuttle worked at the Richmond Area Health Center. She is survived by her husband, Walter Tuttle; three sons, twins Matthew Dustin and Steven Dustin, and Guilbert Dustin; a daughter, Elisabeth Dustin Keliher; and two grandchildren.
|1961||Richard B. Ellis, April 17, 1996.
Elected to College Club, Richard Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force, then worked for the Insurance Co. of North America in Boston and Rhode Island until joining the Owens Corning Fiberglass Co. in Boston as a salesman. At the time of his retirement in 1991, he had been in sales in New Jersey. A Boy Scout leader, he also coached soccer. He is survived by his wife, Carole (Murphy ’63); two sons, Mark and Craig; and two grandchildren.James D. Sutherland, July 19, 1996.
In the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, James Sutherland was known for his effective leadership on boards and committees in Moultonboro. After graduation from Bates, where he was elected to College Club, he earned an M.Ed. from Boston Univ. and was a graduate of the Savings Bank Graduate School at Brown. Prior to entering the banking profession, he taught chemistry and physics at Lakemont Academy in New York and served as vice president of administrative affairs and treasurer at Belknap College. In 1973 he became assistant vice president at the Meredith (N.H.) Village Savings Bank and a decade later he was president and CEO of the bank. He served two terms on the boards of Federal Home Loan Bank in Boston and New Hampshire. An active volunteer in his community, he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years, served as a trustee on the boards of Geneva Point Center, Lakes Region General Hospital, and Taylor Home in Laconia, and as treasurer of the local school district and as a member of the junior high task force feasibility committee. He supported local projects, including a new town hall, the revitalization of a portion of Main Street, and moving the historical society to a new building. He also was treasurer of Boy Scouts, vice president of the New Hampshire Music Festival, president of Social Ventures, and a member of Red Hill Outing Club. In Moultonboro he was a member of the United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Laurie (Sunderland ’61); his mother; a son, Michael; two daughters, Lisa Ann and Julie Sutherland-Platt ’88; a son-in-law, Halsey Platt ’88; and a brother and sister.
|1970||Cynthia L. Stanwood, May 1, 1996.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Cynthia Stanwood graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Bates Key. She had spent her junior year abroad in Madrid, Spain, and was fluent in several languages. For a time she worked at Bates in the employment office. After attending Katharine Gibbs School, she was an administrative assistant at Emerson College and in 1977 administrative assistant at New England Nuclear Corp. in Boston. She is survived by her husband, Richard Moore; a daughter, Erin, her parents, Beth and Richard Stanwood, a sister, Emily; and several nieces and nephews.
|1980||David M. Thurston, May 7, 1996.
David Thurston attended Bates from 1976 to 1979 and graduated with honors in biology from Harvard in 1988. A self-employed computer consultant, he owned Thurston Electronics Co., providing consulting and construction of custom computerized equipment for home, office, and industry. He also invented a unique type of large-screen television. He was a member of the Lancaster (N.H.) Congregational Church UCC. He is survived by his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Frank E. Thurston of Webster; two sisters; and aunts, nieces, and cousins.
|1993||Matthew D. Arciaga, Sept. 3, 1996.
Matthew Arciaga, dean’s list student, was elected to College Key. He majored in political science and captained the lacrosse team. He spent his junior year in Toledo, Spain, under the Univ. of Minnesota overseas program. He had been a stock trader for OTA Limited Partnership in Purchase, N.Y. Previously he was an assistant project manager at Sycom Enterprises, an energy efficient service company in South Plainfield, N.J. Matthew was a member of Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Danvers, Mass. He is survived by his mother, Patricia; a sister, Emily; a grandmother, Sarah Casey; and many other relatives.
|1997||Christopher L. Caplice, June 1, 1996.
A junior at Bates and an economics major, Christopher Caplice played freshman football. He graduated from Duxbury (Mass.) High School, where he was a member of National Honor Society, played varsity football, and was on the track team. He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Donna Caplice; a brother and sister; three grandparents; aunts, uncles, and eight cousins.
|Honorary||Roger Tory Peterson, July 28, 1996.
Roger Tory Peterson received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Bates in 1991, where he was honored for “his celebration of the birds of the air, and for the deep happiness he has so generously afforded our generation.” Among the 15 books he wrote and illustrated, A Field Guide to the Birds is still the bible for birders. He was known for his worldwide leadership for environmental quality and received major awards in ornithology, gold medals from both American and foreign organizations, was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, and was honored in New York City by the chartering of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of National History. A graduate of the Art Student League and the National Academy of Design in New York, he taught in several Eastern colleges and universities. Among his family members were his wife, Barbara, and children, Tory and Lee.
|Advanced||Harry Muir, June 27, 1996.
Mr. Muir received his B.S. from Colby in 1926 and an M.Ed. from Bates in 1941. After teaching science in Connecticut at Nathan Hale Junior High School in New Britain for 17 years, he was principal of Central and Slade junior high schools there. A member of Lions Club and Masons, he belonged to the Cumberland Congregational Church and enjoyed hobbies of fishing, golf, and hockey. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; a son, Robert; a daughter, Joan; a grandchild, three step-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
|Friend||Monroe S. “Pete” Fitzherbert, Oct. 16, 1996.
A Dartmouth graduate who was a strong supporter of his alma mater, Pete Fitzherbert became a loyal and generous member of the Bates community with his 1952 marriage to the late Barbara Leadbetter ’35. A longtime Auburn resident, he was employed from 1953 to 1962 by the Dunlap Insurance Agency in that city, retiring as executive vice president in 1982. His outgoing personality and willingness to serve won him a host of friends in the Lewiston-Auburn community and beyond. He is survived by two sons, Tony and Tom; a daughter, Nancy; and their children.
Jane Ault Lindholm ’35 Jean Byers Sampson, Nov. 4, 1996.
Jean Sampson was a graduate of Smith College. As the wife of Bates faculty member Richard Sampson and mother of sons Stephen and Caleb, she fulfilled superbly the expected roles of faculty wife and mother, but she also devoted her considerable energies to service on all levels — to her local Lewiston-Auburn community, the state of Maine, and the nation — working primarily in the fields of education, civil rights, and civil liberties. At one time she was on the national staff of the NAACP and authored an NAACP-sponsored study published by the then-Department of War. She served as national director of Catalyst in Education and served as director of Maine Civil Liberties Union. A member of the Maine State Board of Education for four years, she also chaired the University of Maine’s board of trustees, the first woman to serve in that capacity. An overseer and trustee of Bowdoin College for nearly 20 years, Jean received an honorary doctor of laws from that college in 1995. She is survived by her husband and two sons.
Jane Ault Lindholm ’35The following deaths have recently become known to the College:
|1926||Ruth Atherton Fuller, Nov. 10, 1996.
Beatrice Wright Clark, Nov. 18, 1996.
|1929||Miriam McMichael Robinson, Dec. 14, 1996.
Ruby Stevens Betts, 1996.
|1933||Amy A. Irish, Nov. 23, 1996.
Clinton M. Osborn, Aug. 17, 1996.
|1934||Harold F. Millett, Dec. 7, 1996.|
|1948||A. Carlisle Stone Jr., Nov. 23, 1996.|
|1949||John T. Driscoll, Dec. 10, 1996.
E. Merritt Shea, Oct. 4, 1996.
|1954||Helen Armento Zeefeld, June 1995.
Mildred McAfee Horton, LL.D. ’37, September 1994.