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Nathaniel L. Sills '29, October 30, 2000, in New York, N.Y., at 93. He was chairman of the board of Standard Motors Products, Inc., a company he served for more than 57 years. He also served his community with distinction and was a strong supporter of Colby capital campaigns as well as a donor of laboratories and a game room in Cotter Union. He is survived by three sons, including Arthur S. Sills '65, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Margaret Hale Shaw '30, November 3, 2000, in Presque Isle, Maine, at 90. A summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate, she taught English at Caribou High School and later was a substitute teacher in the public schools of Portland, Maine, Springfield, Mass., and Bellows Falls, Vt. Predeceased by her husband, Bernard C. Shaw '30, she is survived by her cousins, Charles Hatch and Gwen Harmon.
Theora Doe Stubbert '30, December 3, 2000, in Bristol, R.I., at 94. She was employed by the Maine Power Co. and later was a teacher in Barrington, R.I. She leaves a son, Sherman D. Stubbert, and three grandchildren.
Marjorie Van Horn Bernier '32, January 21, 2001, in Augusta, Maine, at 90. She worked for the State of Maine Bureau of Taxation Inheritance Tax Division for 15 years. Previously she was a teacher at St. Mary's School in Augusta, Maine, and a substitute teacher in other Augusta schools. Predeceased by her son John P. Bernier '61, she is survived by her sons Robert E. and William R. Bernier, daughters Julie Bernier, Elaine Morin and Elise Patenaude, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Bertrand W. Hayward '33, January 7, 2000, in Brewer, Maine, at 89. A poet, public speaker and supporter of education, he was president of the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences (now Philadelphia University) after a career as teacher and principal in Maine and Massachusetts high schools in the 1930s and '40s. He received countless awards and honors. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Hayward, his daughter, Jo Hayward-Haines '57, two sons, including Andrew Hayward '61, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Stuart H. Record '34, November 19, 2000, in Livermore Falls, Maine, at 87. A native of Livermore Falls, he was a life-long dairy and poultry farmer who served on local grange and conservation committees. For many years he worked as an agent for National Grange Insurance Co. Predeceased by his brother Thomas A. Record '30 and by his second wife, he is survived by his first wife, Althea J. Fournier, three sons, including Duane C. Record '65 and Ralph S. Record '66, two daughters, 15 grandchildren, including four Colby alumnae, 17 great-grandchildren and his brother, Frank A. Record '38.
Edwin E. Getchell '34, September 28, 2000, in Portland, Maine, at 87. From the 1930s to the 1960s he was a teacher in schools in Benton, Portland, Gray and Lewiston, Maine, and during World War II he worked at the South Portland shipyard. For most of his life he was self-employed in advertising sales. He is survived by three daughters and three sons, 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a sister and two brothers.
Frederic B. Champlin '35, December 9, 1998, in Iredell, N.C., at 90. After graduating from Columbia University and receiving his medical degree from Cornell University, he served in the Army Reserves during World War II. He conducted an internal medicine practice in Waterville, Maine, and served local hospitals before become supervising physician at Broadacres Sanatorium in Utica, N.Y. Later he joined Grasslands Hospital in Valhalla, N.Y.
John R. Turbyne '35, November 5, 2000, in Waterville, Maine, at 87. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service as a first lieutenant with the Army in the Normandy invasion in World War II. For 40 years he worked for Scott Paper Company, retiring as technical control manager. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary Turbyne, two sons, a brother, two sisters, a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Thomas G. van Slyke '36, November 12, 2000, in Jonesboro, Ark., at 87. After serving in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II, he was called back to duty during the Korean Conflict and attained the rank of colonel in the Retired Reserves in 1970. He earned a master's in education at Boston University, where for two decades he was a professor of business administration. When he retired in 1977 he was professor emeritus of guidance at the university. He leaves his daughter-in-law, Mary Jane van Slyke, a sister- and brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
Robert S. William '36, December 7, 2000, in Los Angeles, Calif., at 86. For 30 years he headed Western Globe Products, the largest pasta manufacturing company in the western U.S. Always interested in aviation, he witnessed Lindbergh's liftoff on the first transatlantic flight and Howard Hughes's one and only flight in the famed Spruce Goose. A cameraman who pioneered helicopter photography, he also was a studio publicist for Warner Brothers and personal publicist for Bette Davis, a "golf doctor" with a knack for diagnosing flaws in a golfer's swing and a mortgage lender during his long, colorful career. He leaves five children and six grandchildren.
Harold M. Wolff '36, November 27, 2000, in Boston, Mass., at 85. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he resumed his law practice in New York City after service as a captain in the Transportation Corps during World War II. In 1957 he joined the Dexter Shoe Company, where he served as an executive until his retirement in 1981. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Wolff, a sister, two nephews and many cousins, including Howard Miller '40 Glenyce Miller Kaplan '46 and Tema Kaplan Cushner '48. David S. Eaton '37, October 3, 2000, in Lawrence, Mass., at 85. During a 50-year career he served as pastor for churches in Maine and Massachusetts, including 28 years as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Methuen, Mass. A member of several associations and societies, he was named Pastor of the Year by the Massachusetts Baptist Convention in 1951. He leaves his wife of 59 years, Myrtle Eaton, a daughter and a son.
Abbie Hooper Morrison '37, November 5, 2000, in Ellsworth, Maine, at 85. A homemaker, she was a member of the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Ellsworth. Predeceased by her husband, Darwin A. Morrison, she is survived by her long-time companion, Charles A. Holt, a son, two daughters, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and Jerry Holt.
Thelma Beverage Parker '37, December 17, 2000, in Cheshire, Mass., at 85. She earned a master's degree from North Adams State College and for 45 years taught at schools in Maine and at Cheshire Elementary, Adams High School and Williamstown Elementary School in Massachusetts. She is survived by a son, Norman J. Parker Jr., a daughter, Miriam Parker, three grandchildren, a brother and a nephew, Richard Beverage '73.
Roger B. Tilley '37, August 18, 2000, in Pinellas, Fla., at 83. He spent 42 months with the Quartermaster Corps in Europe during World War II and later served in Naval Intelligence in Washington and the Philippines. In 1956 he was appointed to the State Department Foreign Service in Belgium. He was head of the procurement and processing division of the Library of Congress Law Library when he retired in 1973. Survivors include his wife, Mary Tilley, his sister, Constance Tilley '40, and his cousin Claire Tilley Henderson '41. Harold P. Davis Jr. '38, November 10, 2000, in Venice, Fla., at 84. For more than 40 years he was an executive with the New England Telephone Company, with four years of service as a pilot in the Naval Air Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Constance Davis, and three children.
Marcus C. Oladell '38, January 4, 2001, in Rockport, Maine, at 83. After service as a staff sergeant in the South Pacific during World War II he was a process engineer for 29 years at Seth Thomas Clocks and for 11 years at the Torrington Company in Connecticut. A graduate of Hartford School of Music, he also was the school's choir director and taught guitar and piano. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Oladell, a daughter, a son, two sisters, seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Donald W. Maxim '39, January 11, 2001, in Bradenton, Fla., at 85. He served in the Army in the Pacific during World War II. For many years he owned and operated Maxim Feed and Grain Store in Winthrop, Maine. Predeceased by his wife and his brother, D. Harold Maxim '32, he is survived by his companion, Elizabeth Roe, two sons, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Donald N. Thompson '39, November 11, 2000, in Brewer, Maine, at 82. He served the Baptist Churches of Maine in Mexico, the Danforth parish, Bridgewater, Millinocket, Calais and Islesboro before retiring in 1983. Later he pastored the United Methodist Churches of Maine in Pembroke and Robbinston Ridge and in retirement was active in community programs. He was predeceased by his brother Keith K. Thompson '41. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lucy Thompson, three children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
John K. Chase '40, June 25, 2000, in Bothell, Wash., at 83. He served in the Navy from 1940 to 1946 and later earned a law degree from Boston College. He retired in 1986 after a 38-year career in insurance with Safeco. Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Chase, a sister and a nephew and niece.
Rowena Buzzell Funston '41, September 6, 2000, in Vancouver, Wash., at 80. She received a master of arts degree from Clark University and for many years was an economist and consultant with the Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C., and Portland, Ore. Survivors include three nieces and a nephew.
Benjamin Hains '41, January 8, 2001, in Naples, Fla., at 82. He served four years with the Military Police during World War II. A long-time Waterville, Maine, resident, he was the owner and proprietor of Ben's Meat Market in Fairfield and later in Waterville. He also served on the board of Good Will-Hinckley School in Skowhegan. He leaves his wife, Marion Hains, a son, a daughter, a brother, and four grandchildren.
Hiram P. Macintosh '41, October 4, 2000, in Philadelphia, Pa., at 86. He served with the Navy in Europe during World War II and retired from the Naval Reserve as a commander in 1968. Following active service he was a sale representative with Goodall Rubber Co. for 23 years and with Bevco Industries for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, Rita Macintosh, his daughter and three grandchildren.
E. Gilman Taylor '42, December 16, 2000, in Duxbury, Mass., at 81. He served with the Army in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946. An Eagle Scout and later a scoutmaster, he was general manager of the Donald B. Chapman Co. automobile agency for many years before taking the position of business manager at Dean Junior College. He leaves his two children, Beth Taylor and Eric Taylor, six grandchildren and a sister.
Mary Foster Kimball '43, September 29, 2000, in Concord, N.H., at 80. After working as a dental assistant she was a Sears Inc. accountant for 30 years. Survivors include her two sons, Gary Kimball and David Kimball, a daughter, Mary Morgan, two grandchildren and a sister.
Wendell F. Phillips '44, July 2, 2000, in Moorestown, N.J., at 79. He served in Europe during World War II before returning to Colby for a degree in chemistry. He worked for Old Mr. Boston and Squibb-Beech Nut Co. before joining the Campbell Soup Co., where for 26 years he was manager of laboratories. He published many analytical chemistry papers and received several patents. Survivors include his wife, Louise Boudrot Phillips '47, six children and 11 grandchildren.
William H. Tobey '44, October 1, 2000, in Brunswick, Maine, at 77. He served with the Signal Corps in Africa and Europe during World War II and also volunteered for military duty in the Korean Conflict. He was a reporter-photographer for the Waterville Morning Sentinel until 1956, when he joined the Harvard University News Office. He was the photographic editor, coordinating local, national and foreign visual media for Harvard events until his retirement in 1986. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Tobey, a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Richard R. Fellows '45, April 25, 2000, in South Hamilton, Mass., at 78. He served with the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II. He was vice president of purchasing of food services for the Sheraton Hotel Corp. Predeceased by his first wife, Muriel Sterling Fellows '45, he is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn Fellows, four daughters, including Karen Rhodes Fellows '74, a son, 10 grandchildren, a brother, a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Helen Small Martino '45, October 15, 2000, in Portland, Maine, at 77. During World War II she was a meteorologist for the Augusta (Maine) Airport. She was employed at Baybank Norfolk Trust Co. and for many years was a financial secretary at Wm. Carter Co. in Needham, Mass. She is survived by three daughters, Jane Roy, Gail Bonin and Lucia Olson, four sons, Frank Jr., Timothy, Raymond and Peter Martino, and 12 grandchildren.
Lillian Hinckley Worcester '47, December 26, 2000, in Ellsworth, Maine, at 74. She was a schoolteacher in Sherman Mills, Ellsworth and Surry, Maine. She is survived by her husband, William Worcester, three sons, three grandchildren and her sister, Edith Hinckley Turner '45.
Justine Jackson Doherty '49, November 30, 2000, in North Andover, Mass., at 72. With a bachelor's degree in medical technology, she worked for 20 years at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass., until her retirement in 1993. Predeceased by her husband, James P. Doherty '54, she is survived by her sons, John, James Jr., Joseph and Jeffrey Doherty, and her daughter, Tina Bucchio, nine grandchildren, two brothers and a sister and several nieces and nephews.
Ethan E. Newton '49, December 24, 2000, in Burlington, Vt., at 73. After Army service during World War II and a brief time teaching, he pursued a career as a librarian, serving 28 years with the village of Essex, Vt. He is survived by four sisters, two brothers and several nieces and nephews. Elizabeth Pierce Braley '50, January 4, 2001, in Augusta, Maine, at 74. She graduated from Andover-Newton Theological Seminary and for 30 years taught elementary school in San Diego, Calif., and in Bridgton, Rockland, Augusta and South Portland, Maine. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Farr, a grandson, her sister and brother and a nephew.
Cynthia Cook '51, December 13, 2000, in Hingham, Mass., at 70. She was employed in sales for Holiday Inn and also operated Cynthia Cook Interiors in Sarasota, Fla. She is survived by her daughters, Amy C. Gower and Deborah Gair McCartney '77, a sister and brother, four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Paul B. Kilmister '51, January 6, 2001, in Concord, N.H., at 71. He served with the Army in Korea and later earned a master's in education from the University of New Hampshire. He had a long career in public education in New Hampshire, advising the legislature and serving as a teacher, school principal and administrator on the district and state levels. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kilmister, two sons, a sister, a brother, Phillip M. Kilmister '55, and three granddaughters.
Betty Cuthbertson Crossen '55, October 31, 2000, in Essex, Mass., at 67. She was a special education teacher and later an administrator in the Melrose, Mass., school system for many years before retiring in 1992. She is survived by her husband, William P. Crossen, two sons, two daughters, three grandchildren, a brother, a sister and many nieces and nephews.
Thomas R. Bailey '59, December 30, 2000, in Bangor, Maine, at 64. He was the owner, operator and president of New Franklin Textiles in Bangor and a member of several textile associations. He also served with several local organizations, including the Shriners. Surviving are his wife, Laura Bailey, two sons, two grandsons, a brother and two nieces.
Robert M. Peters '60, December 17, 2000, in Lewiston, Maine, at 67. He was a salesman for the computer manufacturer Unisys for more than 33 years prior to his retirement. He also was a tax aid volunteer locally and in Hawaii, where he and his wife, Suzanne, lived for two years. Survivors include his wife, three sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren, a brother and two nieces.
George E. Bitgood '61, December 12, 2000, in Old Saybrook, Conn., at 63. He was employed with Cummins Metropower, Inc., and served the Cummins Engine Co. for more than 30 years. He leaves his wife, Paulette Bitgood, three daughters, two sons, five grandchildren, a brother and several nieces and nephews.
Norman C. Mitchell '64, November 26, 1997, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., at 55. He received an M.A. from Wesleyan University. After a career in teaching he was a sales and marketing manager for Xerox and later for Endovations in Camp Hill, Pa. Survivors include his daughter, Kristen Mitchell.
Valerie J. Noble '69, November 25, 2000, in Cape Coral, Fla., at 53. She was an elementary school teacher for 25 years in Cumberland and Phippsburg, Maine. Surviving are her mother, Mildred Noble, two sisters, a brother and many nieces and nephews.
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