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Helen Bell Strider, L.H.D. '79

Helen Bell Strider, L.H.D. '79, wife of Colby president emeritus Robert E.L. Strider II and a partner in the leadership of the College from 1960 to 1979, died July 24 in Mackinaw City, Mich., at 74. The daughter of Methodist missionaries, she was born in Rangoon, Burma, spent her childhood in India, attended high school in the States and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Radcliffe College in 1942. She was a hostess for innumerable special Colby events and was active in the community as well, leading efforts to bring music into the area schools and to organize both the Waterville Area Community Chorus and the Colby Music Associates. As chair of the Waterville Conservation Commission, she was instrumental in local conservation efforts. In 1979 the College conferred upon her an honorary doctor of humane letters, citing her for "enriching the life of the College and the community." Survivors include her husband, two daughters, two sons and three grandchildren.

Julia Hoyt Brakewood '22
Julia Hoyt Brakewood '22, a librarian and community volunteer, died July 26 in Elkhart, Ind., at 94. A native of Fairfield, Maine, she attended Lawrence High School. At Colby she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, was chair of Mary Low Hall and of Ivy Day, was a member of the Literary Society and the YWCA and was vice-president of her class. After graduation she married Harold Brakewood '20. They lived for many years in Woodbridge, Conn., then moved to Elkhart. She was a library assistant in South Bend, Ind., a member of AAUW and a church treasurer. Her husband died in 1957. She is survived by two sons, Robert and Richard, and was predeceased by a daughter.

Agnes Cameron Gates '23
Agnes Cameron Gates '23, a homemaker, died in Lewiston, Maine, on April 23 at 95. Born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, she graduated from Foxcroft Academy. After Colby she lived for 60 years in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where her husband was a physician. She moved to Lewiston in 1989 after her husband died. She is survived by a son, Edwin Gates Jr., four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lloyd J. Treworgy '23
Lloyd J. Treworgy '23, a teacher and florist, died December 10, 1994, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, at 94. After attending Colby, he worked as a social worker in Boston for six years and for another six years as a newspaper reporter in New Jersey. He also worked at the American Thread Mill in Milo before he began teaching at Milo High School and then at Brownville Junction High School. For 30 years he was a florist in Milo. In 1987 he published The Milo Story, a two-volume town history. Treworgy Hall on Mayflower Hill commemorates his brother, Charles '23, who perished in a fraternity house fire in 1922. Lloyd Treworgy is survived by four children, a sister and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruby Frost Robinson '24
Ruby Frost Robinson '24, a store owner, died August 18 in Skowhegan, Maine. She was 93. She was a native of Pittsfield, Maine, and graduated from Bingham High School. She and her husband, Allen, operated the Preble & Robinson store in Bingham from 1940 to 1975. At the time of her death she was the oldest former Camp Fire Girl. She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a deacon of the First Congregational Church in Bingham for more than 50 years and president of the Robinson Memorial Cemetery Association. Her husband died in 1989. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Frost, two nephews and one niece.

Madeline Miles Hall '25
Madeline Miles Hall '25, a teacher, died June 14, 1994, in Pittsfield, Maine, at 90. A native of Newport, Maine, she graduated from Newport High School, attended Colby and graduated from the Maine School of Commerce in Auburn. After teaching in schools in Pembroke, Washburn and Patten, Maine, she returned to Newport, where she taught in the high school for 25 years. She is survived by two sons, David and Wayne Hall, and two grandchildren.

Ethel Childs Storer '25
Ethel Childs Storer '25, a librarian and homemaker, died February 27 in Portsmouth, N.H., at 91. She was born in Waterville, Maine, where she attended Coburn Classical Institute. After graduating from Colby, she received a B.S. in library science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., and was employed as a librarian at Portsmouth High School. She was an active member of the North Congregational Church. Her daughter, two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren survive her.

Ashton Sanford Hamilton '28
Ashton Sanford Hamilton '28, a chemist, died March 16 in Yarmouth, Maine, at 89. He graduated from Shead High School in Eastport, Maine. After Colby he was employed by Hollingsworth & Whitney Paper Company in Winslow, Maine, for 28 years, then worked as a chemist for Oxford Paper Company in Rumford, Maine, for 15 years until his retirement in 1970. He enjoyed fly fishing, gardening, photography and studying French and German. Predeceased by his wife, Florence Harding Hamilton '34, he is survived by his son and two grandchildren.

W. Robert Lombard '28
W. Robert Lombard '28, a teacher, died January 9 in his home in Machias, Maine, at 87. He was born in Andover, Mass., the son of William E. Lombard, Class of 1893. He received master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts and from Bowdoin College. He taught science and math for 50 years in high schools in West Springfield, Mass., and Brunswick, Maine, and at the University of Maine at Machias. His brother, several cousins and late son, Robert B. Lombard '66, also attended the College. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eva, four daughters and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

August Frank Stiegler Jr. '28
August Frank Stiegler Jr. '28, a banker and owner of the Country Store in North Haverhill, N.H., died May 15 in North Haverhill at 87. He was born in Atlantic City, N.J., and attended Manhassett High School in New York. At the College he majored in chemistry, was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the football and track teams and the International Relations Club and was a charter member of Powder & Wig. After graduation he studied accounting at New York University and took courses at Brooklyn Law School and the American Institute of Banking. In 1928 he began his career at W.R. Grace Company in New York, moving from there to Bankers Trust and to Ernest G. Blaich. In 1945 he co-founded Blaich and Stiegler, a construction company, in Manhassett. In 1974 he became president of the Woodsville National Bank in Woodsville, N.H., and for many years he owned and operated the Country Store. In addition to working in his community, he was a dedicated Colby volunteer and the recipient of a Colby Brick. He served as class agent, president and trustee of the New York Alumni Association, Alumni Council representative and chair of a New York-area fund-raising drive. Several family members also attended Colby, including a brother, Paul '34, two daughters, Ann Stiegler Richards '56 and Karen Stiegler Aldrich '60, and three grandchildren, Deanna Patten '90, Sally Richards '90 and Nancy Richards '93. His wife, Gertrude, died in 1994. He is survived by his daughters, a son, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Osborne C. Bacon '29
Osborne C. Bacon '29, a research chemist, died February 28 in Jensen Beach, Fla., at 91. A native of New Brunswick, Canada, he did graduate work in chemistry at Brown University and then was a research chemist at U.S. Finishing Company plants in Rhode Island before joining the DuPont Company's organic chemicals department technical laboratory in Deepwater, N.J., in 1937. He retired in 1967. An authority on detergents, finishes and test methods for anti-static agents, he held a number of patents and helped introduce anti-static agents, crease-resistant finishes and water- and oil-repellent finishes to the textile trade. He is survived by his wife, Anna, a son and daughter, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Doris Church Griffin '29
Doris Church Griffin '29, a welfare worker, died February 19 in her home in Winthrop, Maine, at 87. She was educated in the elementary schools of Augusta and graduated from Cony High School. She taught in Richmond and Raymond, Maine, and then was employed by the state of Maine as a welfare worker for the Department of Human Services for many years before her retirement in 1972. She is survived by her husband of more than 50 years, Percival B. Griffin, two sons, a daughter, a brother and sister and eight grandchildren, including Eric Turner '92.

Orris Greenlaw Walter '29
Orris Greenlaw Walter '29, a church volunteer, died January 2 in Winston-Salem, N.C., at 86. After Colby she attended Florida State College for Women. For many years she was a resident of St. Petersburg, Fla, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church, contributed to choir, teaching and mission projects and served in the Meals on Wheels program. She is survived by a son, a foster son, a daughter, four grandchildren, two brothers and many other descendants.

Ruth Park Smith '30
Ruth Park Smith '30, a store owner, died January 5 in Lancaster, N.H., at 85. She was born in Beaverdam, Wis., and grew up in Fairfield, Maine. A concert violinist, she also co-owned the House of 1833 in Old Mystic, a local landmark and exclusive ladies' dress shop. Predeceased by her husband, Roy E. Smith '29, she is survived by a daughter, a sister, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Rena Mills Theberge '30
Rena Mills Theberge '30, a teacher, died April 17 in Beverly, Mass., at 86. She was born in Caribou, Maine, and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Colby. She was for many years a math teacher at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Mass. She is survived by her husband, Ernest, a daughter and two sons.

Milton H. Edes '31
Milton H. Edes '31, a postmaster, died December 9, 1994, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, at 88. He was born in Sangerville, Maine, and attended local schools. He spent one year at the College, then worked as a weaver at the Old Town Woolen Company in Maine until 1933. Thereafter he was a postmaster in Sangerville. On retirement he moved to Florida. A sister, Laurice Edes Merriman '28, and his brother, Orville '31 and, also were Colby alumni. He was predeceased by his wife, Charlene; the Edes had two daughters.

Ivan E. McLaughlin '31
Ivan E. McLaughlin '31, a radiologist and general practitioner, died May 2 in West Gardiner, Maine, at 85. A graduate of Higgins Classical Institute, he graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1933. He conducted a general practice in Gardiner from 1934 to 1942, then served in the Pacific in World War II. He continued his general practice and radiology from 1946 to 1969. From 1969 to 1978 he was radiologist for the Gardiner General Hospital and Pineland Hospital. He also was chief radiologist for several years at the Veterans Administration Hospital at Togus, Maine. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, a son and three daughters, two stepsons and a stepdaughter, his brother, Clarence R. McLaughlin '26, and many grandchildren.

Ralph M. Snyder '31
Ralph M. Snyder '31, a banker, died December 25, 1994, in his Oxford, Maine, home at 85. Born in Portland, Maine, he graduated from Portland High School and was a summa cum laude graduate and member of Phi Beta Kappa at Colby. He was a field representative for the Home Owners Loan Corp. and studied finance and business administration at New York University before becoming chief executive officer at Home Federal Savings and Loan Company. He retired in 1969 after 27 years with the organization. In 1958 he was named president of the Maine Savings and Loan League. Predeceased by his brother, Arthur H. Snyder '29, he is survived by his wife, Ruth, three children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Thelma Bamford Tracy '31
Thelma Bamford Tracy '31, a teacher, died April 30 in Milbridge, Maine, at 84. She was a native of Linneus, Maine, and graduated from Houlton High School. For 20 years she was a teacher of English and foreign languages at Steuben High School and for another 20 years a teacher at Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan, Maine. She was a member of the Military Baptist Church in Houlton and attended the Cherryfield Baptist Church. After her retirement she traveled extensively. She is survived by two nieces and a nephew.

Francis R. Altieri '33
Francis R. Altieri '33, a salesman, died March 3 in Waterbury, Conn., at 87. A native of Waterbury, he worked for Doeskin Products, Inc. and Curtis Candy as a salesman. He served in the Army in World War II, was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church. He is survived by his wife, Anne, a daughter, two sisters and four grandchildren.

John C. Bendix '33
John C. Bendix '33, an electrician, died May 4 at his home in Quincy, Mass., at 84. A native of Winslow, Maine, and a graduate of Coburn Classical Institute, he was a master electrician with Bethlehem Steel until 1941 and with General Dynamics until 1977. He was interested in target shooting and won medals in Maine, New England and national rifle and pistol competitions in the 1930s through the 1950s. A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, he also was a Scoutmaster in Quincy and was a member of the Bethany Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary, two sons, three granddaughters, two sisters, nieces and nephews.

J. Robert Curtis '33
J. Robert Curtis '33, a manufacturing executive, died March 7 in Sanibel Island, Fla., at 83. A Waterbury, Conn., native, he worked in manufacturing with Waterbury Tool Company from 1941 to 1945 and with the Lewis Engineering Company from 1946 to 1951. In 1950 he and his late brother, William Curtis '32, founded Curtis Products Company, where he served as chairman of the board until his retirement in 1976. He also served as a director of the Waterbury National Bank and of the Waterbury Savings Bank/The Banking Center/Centerbank. A director of many charitable organizations, he also was chairman of the Greater Waterbury Development and Industrial Commission and president of the Waterbury Rotary Club and of the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his sons, John and Thompson Curtis '63, and three grandchildren.

Robert F. Greene '33
Robert F. Greene '33, an insurance executive, died in Brooklin, Maine, on June 7, 1994, at 83. He was born in Dorchester, Mass., attended Dorchester High School and was a graduate of the Huntingdon School in Boston. A business administration major and member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Colby, he was an executive with the Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Company, the Hanover Insurance Company and American Mutual Insurance Co. before becoming an insurance consultant. He was a watercolor painter after retirement and had several shows of his work in the Boston area. Survivors include his son, John S. Greene '67, a brother and two grandchildren.

Henri Paul Rancourt '33
Henri Paul Rancourt '33, a lawyer, died January 31 in Waterville, Maine, at 84. He attended Waterville schools, graduated from Coburn Classical Institute and after Colby earned a law degree from Boston University Law School. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army for five years in Europe and the Mediterranean, then opened a law practice in Waterville. He was a complaint justice, county attorney, Selective Service registrar and member of the Maine Bar Association. He is survived by a brother, Louis Rancourt '36, a sister and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Frederick A. Bowker '35
Frederick A. Bowker '35, an auditor, died January 20 in Portland, Maine, at 83. A native of West Enfield, Maine, he served as an intelligence officer in the Army Air Corps during World War II. An avid fisherman as well as an amateur astronomer, celestial navigator and photographer, he worked for 25 years as a tax auditor for the state of Maine before his retirement in 1976. He is survived by his wife, Carole, two daughters, a son, a brother and 10 grandchildren.

Evelyn Fuller Crowe '35
Evelyn Fuller Crowe '35, a food service manager, died on December 28, 1994, in Boise, Idaho, at 81. A native of Lowell, Mass., she attended Stratton High School. She worked in food service management in the Boston area for many years and also was a teacher at the Fanny Farmer School of Cooking. She is survived by her son, three granddaughters, a great-grandson and her sister.

Edward G. Perrier '35
Edward G. Perrier '35, a newspaper publisher and insurance agent, died December 30, 1994, in Mars Hill, Maine, at 82. He graduated from Fort Fairfield, Maine, High School. At Colby, where he won varsity letters in hockey and tennis and took part in tennis tournaments in Maine and Canada, he was a member of Kappa Delta Rho fraternity and editor of the Echo. In 1936 he joined the Bangor Daily News, serving as Aroostook County editor until he became the editor of the Presque Isle Star Herald in 1940. He became owner and publisher in 1946. He also published several other papers, including the Aroostook Sunday Herald, Aroostook's first and only Sunday newspaper, and in 1960 he built radio station WEGP in Presque Isle. In 1968 he became a full-time agent with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he was named Maine's "Man of the Year" for 1969 and 1974. He was a member of the Associated Press. He is survived by one daughter and several nieces and nephews.

Edmund L. Barnard '37
Edmund L. Barnard '37, a high school teacher, died December 22, 1994, in Belfast, Maine, at 79. He was born in Searsport, Maine, and attended Crosby High School in Belfast. After graduating from Colby, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an instructor during World War II. He was a teacher of science and driver education for 26 years at the Rockland District High School. He later managed a blueberry farm in Northport for many years. He is survived by two brothers, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

George Frederick Bonner '38
George Frederick Bonner '38, an oil company executive, died April 1 at his home in South Windsor, Conn., at 78. He was a graduate of Wilbraham Academy, where he excelled in athletics. After Colby he was employed in Waterville before becoming a sales supervisor for the Tidewater Oil Co. Before his retirement in 1980, he worked for the Getty Oil Company for 20 years, serving as a marketing executive in the New York City and New England areas. He was a chairman of the Massachusetts Petroleum Council and president of the Waterville Lions Club. Predeceased by his son, Fredric '61, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia, a son, Robert '68, four grandchildren, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

A. Virginia Yorke Choate '39
A. Virginia Yorke Choate '39 died March 28, 1993, in Lewiston, Maine, at 75. She was born in Melrose, Mass., and graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, Maine. Her mother, Esther Gilman Yorke '16, also attended the College. At Colby she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. After Colby she received a diploma from Gates Business College and took courses at Boston University. She worked for the state of Maine and for the Bentley School of Accounting and Finance and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Paul '48, a son, Andrew '79, and two daughters.

Leverett H. DeVeber '39
Leverett H. DeVeber '39, a Quincy Mutual engineer, died March 7 in Newburyport, Mass., at 80. A native of Newburyport and a graduate of Newburyport High School, he was a Navy veteran of World War II. For many years he worked as an engineer for Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He is survived by his wife, Ann, a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Ellis Mott '39
Ellis Mott '39, a broadcast and newspaper journalist, died May 2 in Ashland, Ore., at 77. He was a native of Saint John, N.B. His long career in media began at Colby, where he was managing editor of the Echo and a radio announcer. After working for several Maine broadcasting stations, he served as executive officer of a U.S. Navy amphibious gunboat in World War II. Following the war he was a writer, editor, publisher and news correspondent in Boston. At radio station WEEI he won the Tom Phillips-United Press Award for the best national news story of 1958. He covered the U.S.-Soviet space race for all three major American networks, beginning in 1957 with the Sputnik story, broadcasting live from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at Harvard around the clock for weeks. Later he was editor of Science Digest magazine. As a special science correspondent for NBC and CBS, he wrote, directed and produced television documentaries and series. He retired in 1979 as director of information services for the New York City Board of Education and moved with his family to Oregon, where they started a family vineyard and farm. He was a member of the Overseas Press Club in New York City and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1991 he was named a life member by the National Association of Science Writers. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, three daughters, a son, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister.

Priscilla B. Mailey '40
Priscilla B. Mailey '40, a teacher, died on March 24 at 76. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from Abbot Academy. At Colby she majored in history and was a member of Chi Omega sorority, the basketball and field hockey teams, the Glee Club and student government. A teacher, she studied at Boston University, Fresno State, the University of California, the College of the Pacific and the University of Hawaii and taught history and journalism in California until her retirement in 1976. She was a community volunteer and enjoyed travel and taking Elderhostel courses. Her mother, Hazel Breckenridge Mailey '11, and a sister, Ruth Mailey Sutherland '36, also graduated from the College.

Henry W. Abbott Jr. '41
Henry W. Abbott Jr. '41, a Veterans Administration manager, died December 28, 1994, in Vero Beach, Fla., at 75. A native of Waterville, Maine, and a graduate of Coburn Classical Institute, he attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration after graduating from Colby, then served in the U.S. Army Air Force for three and a half years during World War II. He retired as a credit manager and later was a case study manager at the Veterans Administration in Togus, Maine. He is survived by his wife, Jane Russell Abbott '41, and a daughter.

Thomas R. Braddock '43
Thomas R. Braddock '43, an executive, died October 23, 1994, in Wellsville, N.Y., at 73. He grew up in Palmyra, N.Y., and was a graduate of Palmyra High School before attending Colby, where he received a B.S. in chemistry. During World War II he worked on the Manhattan Project as a chemist in St. Louis, Mo. After serving on the faculty of Northeastern University for three years, he worked in marketing research, development and management for several large corporations throughout the Northeast from 1951 to 1982, the year he retired from Air Preheater in Wellsville. He was a lifetime member of the American Chemical Society and was active in the local Democratic Party and in the Colby Alumni Association. He is survived by his wife, Anne, three children, including his son, Allan '70, four stepchildren, two grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

Lowell E. Barnes '44
Lowell E. Barnes '44, a country doctor, died May 23 in Boston, Mass., at 70. He was born in Norway, Maine, and prepared for Colby at Fryeburg Academy and Hebron Academy. After Colby he served in the Navy for 10 years, including service as a scout and commando in the Pacific during World War II, and he graduated as valedictorian of his class at the Des Moines Still College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa. He was a family practice doctor in Hiram, Maine, for 39 years and School Administrative District 55 physician for 35 years. He was an expert outdoorsman and nature lover and often wrote about outdoor sports for the Portland newspapers' "Sportsmen Say" column. "If I had one wish in life," he said, "it would be that all of my patients outlive me." He is survived by his wife, Margaret, two sons, three daughters and nine grandchildren.

Edward H. Saltzberg '44
Edward H. Saltzberg '44, an antiques dealer, died in Essex, Mass., on January 10. He was 73. He was born in Ipswich, Mass., and attended schools there. At Colby he majored in business and was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity, the International Relations Club and the cross country team. He interrupted his Colby education to serve in the Army in World War II and after graduating returned to Ipswich to operate the family antique business. In 1970 he moved to Essex and opened an antiques store. Predeceased by his wife, he is survived by one son, two stepsons, a niece and two nephews.

Arthur Maye '45
Arthur Maye '45, a clergyman, died November 15, 1994, in Asheville, N.C., at 79. He received degrees from the Eastern Baptist College and Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and his doctorate from New York University. He was an American Baptist pastor in churches in Maine and New Jersey and was institutional chaplain for Bergen County, N.J. He also was an area Christian educational leader in New Jersey and Oregon. Upon his retirement, he served as interim minister in 13 different positions throughout the United States. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter, a stepson and stepdaughter, a brother, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Benjamin C. Bubar Jr. '46
Benjamin C. Bubar Jr. '46, a minister and champion of civic righteousness, died May 15 in Waterville, Maine, at 77. Superintendent and chief spokesman for the Christian Civic League of Maine for 30 years, he graduated from Ricker College in Houlton before attending Colby. He was the youngest member of the Maine House of Representatives when he was elected in 1938 and served three terms from 1939 to 1944. Ordained as a Baptist minister in 1950, he twice ran for U.S. president on the Prohibition Party ticket. Since 1960 he owned the China Lake Marina, which he operated with his two sons. In addition to his sons, he is survived by his wife, Virginia, three brothers, a sister, Rachel Bubar Kelly '47, and five grandchildren.

Philip M. Caminiti '48
Philip M. Caminiti '48, a teacher and race track steward, died January 31 at his home in Waltham, Mass., at 75. He was born and raised in Waltham, attended Waltham High School and served in World War II as a second lieutenant with the Army. A three-sport star at Colby, he taught business law and mathematics and later became the athletic director at Deering High School in Portland, Maine. During summers he was employed as a racing steward at Scarborough Downs Racetrack, and after retiring from teaching in 1971 he was employed at the Thistle Downs Racetrack in Cleveland from 1972 to 1985. In 1986 he was inducted into the Waltham High School Football Hall of Fame. He is survived by four daughters, two sisters, a brother, a grandson, his companion, Rose Lantieri, and many nieces and nephews.

Wilbur "Bill" Pierre Bastien '49
Wilbur "Bill" Pierre Bastien '49, a restaurant manager, died January 25 in Togus, Maine, at 74. A native of Canada, he graduated from Amesbury, Mass., High School. He served in World War II in the Navy from 1942 to 1945 before attending the College, where he majored in business administration. For nearly 30 seasons he operated The Birches, a drive-in restaurant in Madison, Maine. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kydd Bastien '51, a daughter and a son, three brothers and a sister.

Jeanne M. Hall '49
Jeanne M. Hall '49, a clinical social worker, died December 29, 1994, in Englewood, Colo., at 69. She was a Red Cross social worker in a military hospital in Europe and the field director for a United States Army Hospital in Indiana before becoming a psychiatric social worker on the faculty of Ohio State University, where she received her M.S.W. in 1960. She also worked with the Jefferson County Schools for 15 years. She is survived by her brother.

Arthur E. Hanken '51
Arthur E. Hanken '51, a chemist, died March 13 at the V.A. Hospital in Bedford, Mass. He was 77. A World War II veteran, he received seven battle stars and served on the U.S.S. Dorsey and the U.S.S. Randolph. After graduating from Colby, he was employed at the Boston Naval Shipyard as a chemist. He was a lifelong resident of Revere, Mass., and is survived by a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

James E. Bernard '53
James E. Bernard '53, an insurance investment broker, died March 17 in Lynn, Mass., at 64. A native of Brewer, Maine, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School. Since 1975 he was an independent insurance broker and the owner and proprietor of First Financial Resources in Topsfield, Mass. Previously he had been employed as a brokerage manager for Connecticut General Insurance and as a group representative for Travelers Insurance Co. He was a fishing enthusiast, enjoying all types of fishing from fresh water to deep-sea expeditions. He is survived by his wife, Constance, two sons and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara Miller Kolade '55
Barbara Miller Kolade '55, an elementary school principal and teacher, died on October 8, 1994, in Washington, D.C., at 62. She was born in Chicago and received a master's degree in education from the National College of Education in Illinois. She moved to the Washington area in 1959 and taught at Burning Tree Elementary School in Montgomery County and at National Cathedral and Congress Heights elementary schools. From 1970 to 1980 she was principal of Bodija International School in Ibidan, Nigeria, and for the last 10 years she taught at Little People's Paradise, a private elementary school in Washington. Mother of three children, she also was a founder and president of Circle-on-the-Hill, a support organization for Friendship House on Capitol Hill. Her numerous Colby relatives included Grace Mathews Philbrick, Colby's first dean of women.

Carole Richardson Merson '60
Carole Richardson Merson '60 died in April at her home in Falmouth, Mass., at 56. She was born in Weymouth, Mass. After Colby she attended the Katharine Gibbs School. She worked at the Boston Museum of Science, then in 1972 began as an administrator for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Martha's Vineyard. She is survived by her husband, Raymond, a son, a sister and a brother.

George Roden Jr. '60
George Roden Jr. '60, a sales manager, died March 2 in Hartford, Conn., at 56. A native of West New York, N.J., he played baseball at Colby and was awarded New England's prestigious Swede Nelson Award for his play as co-captain of the football team. He was a sales manager for Carpets International-Georgia and later for Commercial Flooring Concepts of Windsor, Conn. He is survived by a son, two daughters, friend Debbie Tersaga, two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren.

Samuel Magee Green II
Samuel Magee Green II died April 12 in Middletown, Conn. Before joining the faculties of Wesleyan University and Harvard University, he served at Colby for five years, bringing many distinguished exhibits from the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Boston Art Museum as well as the works of individual artists such as John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Waldo Pierce and Colby alumnus Charles Hovey Pepper. He was especially interested in Maine art and architecture. His book American Art: A Historical Survey has been widely used in college art and architecture courses. He leaves his wife, Helen, a daughter and two sons.

Oveta Culp Hobby, LL.D. '55
Oveta Culp Hobby, LL.D. '55, former editor and publisher of The Houston Post and a pioneer among U.S. women in the worlds of government and business, died on August 16 in Houston, Texas, at 90. She was the first commander of the Women's Army Corps during World War II, the nation's first secretary of health, education and welfare and the first woman trustee of Mutual of New York, a major national insurance firm. She was president, editor and publisher of The Houston Post for many years. Colby's award of an honorary doctor of laws in 1955 recognized her as "author and administrator, humanitarian and statesman."

Eugene Wigner, D.Sc. '59
Eugene Wigner, D.Sc. '59, quantum theorist who helped usher in the atomic age, died January 1. He was 92. An internationally known physicist, he was born in Budapest, received his education at the Berlin Institute of Technology and came to the United States in 1930 to begin teaching at Princeton University. He was deeply involved in theoretical work on subatomic particles and helped construct the first nuclear reactor. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963.

Lawrence L. Pelletier, LL.D. '63
Lawrence L. Pelletier, LL.D. '63, died on August 10 in York, Maine, at 80. As president of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., he practiced as well as preached the virtues of a liberal arts college education. He provided both intellectual and administrative leadership, strengthening ties to the business community and overseeing campus construction while challenging and stimulating faculty and students to question and search for excellence in their accomplishments.

Roger Tatarian, LL.D. '80
Roger Tatarian, LL.D. '80, editor-in-chief of United Press International and Lovejoy Award recipient, died June 25 in Fresno, Calif., at 80. He served in the newspaper business for more than 30 years as a correspondent and editor in Washington, London, Rome and New York City. Later he taught journalism at his alma mater, California State University-Fresno, and was writing coach for several West Coast newspapers. In 1980 he received Colby's Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award and an honorary doctor of laws.

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