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Marjorie Rowell Shane '27, April 25, 2001, in Portland, Maine, at 96. She was a homemaker who raised three children after her husband was killed in the South Pacific in World War II. Surviving are her daughter, Janet S. Heyer, two sons, Louis P. and John R. Shane, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Elwood J. Hammond '28, October 6, 2000, in Laconia, N.H., at 94. He received his D.M.D. from Tufts Dental School in 1932 and conducted a dental practice in Laconia, N.H., until his retirement in 1971. Survivors include his daughter, Carol Hopkins.

Weldon R. Knox '28, December 26, 2000, in Laytonsville, Md., at 94. After receiving a master's degree in education from the University of Connecticut he served as a regional superintendent of Connecticut schools. He also taught mathematics at Canterbury School in New Milford before retiring in the early 1980s. Survivors include his daughters, Barbara Wood and Phyllis Losaw, a sister, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Oscar M. Chute '29, January 7, 2001, in Evanston, Ill., at 92. He earned a doctorate in education at the University of Illinois and from 1947 to 1966 was superintendent of the Evanston school district, where he advocated integration and consolidation of schools. After retirement he served the community as a member and leader of many civic organizations. Survivors include his daughter, Allison Waitley, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Vinal G. Good '29, December 23, 2000, in Sebago, Maine, at 94. He served in the Army's 10th Mountain Division during World War II and later was a judge advocate at Fort Meade, Md. A graduate of Northeastern Law School, he and his wife, Dorothy, operated The Sebago Agency, a real estate and insurance business, for more than 40 years. He also served in the Maine Senate and was a member of several civic organizations. He leaves his wife, a son, a daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter.

Ernest E. Miller '29, January 31, 2001, in Newtown, Conn., at 94. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. A graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking, he retired in 1971 as senior vice president and western regional manager after more than 25 years at Colonial Bank & Trust. He served on numerous local committees and commissions and was an active supporter of the College. He is survived by two sons, Terrill S. Miller '63 and Lyndall L. Miller, a stepbrother and two grandchildren.

Jean M. Watson '29, January 23, 2001, in Fort Myers, Fla., at 92. She received a master's degree in mathematics from Columbia University and taught at several schools, including Ricker Classical Institute, Ricker College and Williams Memorial Institute in New London, Conn. She was a Colby trustee and member of the Alumni Council. Predeceased by her sister Mary Watson Flanders '24, she is survived by her sister Elizabeth Watson Gerry '27 and several nephews and nieces, including Anne Gerry Gasset '60, and a grand-niece, Lisa Collett Hook '88.

Evelyn Maxwell Bubar '30, March 18, 2001, in Northampton, Mass., at 93. A homemaker, she is survived by her son, Jeffrey Bubar, and nieces and nephews.

Merle C. Ryder '31, March 13, 2001, in Mystic, Conn., at 91. During World War II he served in the Coast Guard Reserves. After the war he was vice president of sales and marketing for the dry cleaning company E.L. Watkins. Later he worked for Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice Ryder, a son, a daughter, a sister, a brother, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Harry M. Huff '32, January 3, 2001, in Farmington, Maine, at 92. He served in the Army during World War II and was a dedicated member of the American Legion. For most of his career he worked in various positions for the state of Maine. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, a sister, numerous nieces and nephews and four stepchildren.

Mancle F. Cole '33, January 18, 2001, in Sebec, Maine, at 93. After serving in the Navy he managed the M.H. Fishman Store in Brattleboro, Vt., for many years before managing the company's stores in Houlton and Calais, Maine. An avid outdoorsman all his life, he is survived by two half-sisters, a half brother and several nieces and nephews.

William Malcolm Wilson '33, April 5, 2001, in Waterville, Maine, at 89. Winner of the Condon Medal at the College, he lettered in tennis and was All-Maine in football and All-America in hockey. He was a teacher and coach before serving in the Navy during World War II and later worked for Investors Diversified Services, Inc. As a member of the board of directors of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill he was a national crusader for services to aid people who suffer from mental illness. In 1982 he was awarded a Colby Brick. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, two sons and a daughter, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

Mildred Keogh Tinker '34, February 10, 2001, in Gardner, Mass., at 88. She taught English in Westminster, Mass., for four years and for 20 years taught at Gardner High School. Predeceased by her daughter, Joan Tinker Wood '62, she leaves her husband of 62 years, John Tinker, a son, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Edward M. Hooper '38, December 5, 2000, in Charlotte, N.C., at 83. He served with the Navy in the South Pacific during World War II, then worked as a sales representative in Charlotte until he started Edward M. Hooper & Associates, where he was president and CEO until his retirement in 1987. Predeceased by his first wife, Helen Lewis Hooper '38, he is survived by his wife, Carol Hooper, a daughter and son, a granddaughter, four stepchildren and 11 step-grandchildren.

Adele Bosco Nichols '38, December 17, 2000, in Hallowell, Maine, at 86. She attended Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and was a multimedia artist in canvas and paper, oils, acrylics and collage. For 43 years she operated Sherrymike Pottery in Hallowell. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Nichols, her son, Michael Nichols, a sister, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Elizabeth Solie Howard '39, April 8, 2001, in Worcester, Mass., at 82. She worked at Harvard University and Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. before her marriage to Harvard botany professor Richard Howard. She traveled the world assisting with collecting, discovered a tropical plant, Pitcairnia elizabethae, that was named in her honor and was coauthor of six botanical publications. She was a generous supporter of the College. Her husband and two daughters, two sisters, a brother and six grandchildren survive her.

Viola Economu Moran '39, January 15, 2001, in San Diego, Calif., at 82. She served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict, reaching the rank of lieutenant. Later she worked as a public health nurse. Survivors include her husband, Morell Moran, a son and her brother, Efthim Economu '44.

Sheila Jellison Tennant '40, January 18, 2001, in Boston, Mass., at 82. After serving as a Civil Defense lieutenant in Methuen, Mass., during World War II, she began a career as a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Herrington, two sons, Peter and Paul Tennant, eight grandchildren, a great-grandson, her sister and brother, three nephews, a niece and numerous cousins.

James A. Daly '41, November 7, 2000, in Seattle, Wash., at 81. After Colby, where he earned All-New England honors in football for three years, he served in the Navy during World War II. He had a long career in Seattle commercial banking and retired from the Bank of America as a vice president. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sally Daly, a daughter, a son and five grandsons.

Charles Frederick Main '43, December 1, 2000, in Brooksville, Fla., at 79. He served with the Coast Guard in the Pacific during World War II. After teaching a year at the College, he earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard and for almost 40 years taught at Rutgers University.

John Milton Stillwell Jr. '43, October 20, 2000, in New Jersey, at 78. He served in the Pacific during World War II with the First Marine Air Wing. He retired in 1991 after a 35-year career as salesman and vice president with the New York textile products company Morgan-Jones, Inc.

Albertie Allen Stetson '44, May 12, 1999, in Virginia, at 73. She owned and operated Security Reality in Van Nuys, Calif.

Richard F. Armknecht Jr. '50, December 18, 2000, in Concord, Mass., at 72. After service as a Navy lieutenant during the Korean Conflict, he received an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1954. From 1969 to 1985 he was vice president of finance for the William Carter Co. of Needham, Mass., and later was associated with the sports marketing and financial services firm Kazmaier Associates of Concord. He leaves his wife, Ruth Armknecht, his daughter, three sons, a sister and brother, 10 grandchildren and many 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.

David G. Montt '50, January 13, 2001, in Hyannis, Mass., at 78. A World War II Army Air Force veteran, he was a New England district sales manager. He is survived by his wife, Leila Montt, two sons, two daughters, including Sandra Montt Carter '82, and six grandchildren.

William A. Tippens '50, February 9, 2001, in Millinocket, Maine, at 78. He was a radioman in the Navy during World War II. For many years he worked as an insurance and real estate broker in Millinocket, where he was active in civic and fraternal organizations. Predeceased by his brother, Frederick E. Tippens '48, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Tippens, a daughter, a son, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Vernon Corell Jr. '51, October 21, 2000, in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., at 71. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, then began a long career in the oil industry that culminated with Exxon. He is survived by his brother, Paul Corell, and a nephew and niece.

Richard F. Johnson '51, March 11, 2001, in Boston, Mass., at 71. He was director of music at several churches in the Boston area. Previously he founded Johnson-Elms, a diamond blade manufacturing company, and later worked in fund raising for Ketchum Corp. in Pittsburgh and in sales for Presmet Corp. in Worcester, Mass. He is survived by his three daughters, Kara Johnson-Craven, Mary Johnson and Disa Cheston, a sister, six grandchildren and nephews and nieces.

Oscar Rosen '51, April 7, 2001, in Salem, Mass., at 78. After service in the Navy from 1940 to 1946 he received master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin and taught history at overseas U.S. military bases. Later he taught Far Eastern history at Cheyney University and at Salem State College. He was the founder and editor of the newsletter for the Atomic Veterans Radiation Research Institute. He leaves three daughters, Donna Rosen, Diana Shatz and Joanne Silva, a sister, two brothers, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Philip W. Hussey Jr. '53, March 15, 2001, in Naples, Fla., at 69. Following service in the Navy Seabees he took over the family business, the Hussey Seating Co. in North Berwick, Maine, and as chairman of the board and chief executive officer led the company to worldwide prominence. Active in numerous civic organizations, he was also a trustee and long-time benefactor of the College and was awarded a Colby Brick in 1993. His efforts to promote business development in Maine and New England were honored with the Philanthropy Award for Northern New England in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Martha De Wolf Hussey '55, three sons, including Timothy '78 and Richard '89, his daughter, Anne E. Hussey '80, his brother, Peter A. Hussey '57, his sister, his stepmother and eight grandchildren.

Barbara Fisher Dorfman '54, January 21, 2001, in New Britain, Conn., at 68. She received a master's degree in education from Boston University and taught second grade. Later she worked for RSVP in Hartford, Conn., and was active in numerous community organizations. She leaves three daughters, Kim, Jill and Susan Dorfman, four grandchildren, a brother, many nieces, nephews and cousins, including Carol Plavin Shapiro '55, and a friend, John Baker.

Kay Vivian Miles '57, February 4, 2001, in Wilmington, Vt., at 65. She taught in schools in New York and Vermont before earning an M.L.S. at the University of Washington. After several library posts in New York and Massachusetts she received a residential care manager's certificate and constructed, owned and managed And Miles To Go, a residential care home for the elderly in Vermont. Survivors include her brother, William Miles, two nephews and a cousin, Janet H. Pfleger '42.

Judith H. Wiggin '57, February 7, 2001, in Sanford, Maine, at 65. She received a master's degree from Harvard University and taught grades three through seven in the Lexington, Mass., school system for 35 years. She was a member, secretary and deacon at First Baptist Church in Sanford. Surviving are her mother, Jeannette Wiggin, and several cousins.

Daniel F. Madden Jr. '60, February 19, 2001, in Ayer, Mass., at 63. He received a master's in guidance counseling from Boston College and after teaching social studies was a counselor at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School for more than 30 years. He also coached football, tennis and Little League baseball and was an avid runner. He is survived by his wife, Katherine Kies Madden '59, a son, three daughters, four sisters and three grandchildren.

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.

Judith McCarthy Truax '64, March 24, 2001, in Chatham, Mass., at 58. She worked as a foreign service officer for the State Department for many years before retiring in 1997 and moving to Chatham from Havana, Cuba. Surviving are her husband, Terrance Truax, her mother, two sons, a daughter, a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Gary W. Elliott '68, April 3, 2001, in Hamilton, Ohio, at 55. He was a quality control engineer and field technical representative of Smart Papers in Hamilton. He was previously employed by several paper companies, including International Paper and James River Corp. He leaves his wife, Mary Jane Elliott, his mother, a son, two daughters, a brother and sister and two nieces.

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.

Reginald G. Blaxton '74, March 11, 2001, in Washington, D.C., at 48. He received a master's degree from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and was an Episcopal priest who served as special assistant for religious affairs to two mayors of Washington, D.C. He helped found the Washington AIDS Partnership and was vice president for programs at the Greater Washington Urban League. He is survived by his half-brother, William Colley Jr.

Bradley A. Livermore '84, December 19, 2000, in Madison, Wis., at 38. He earned master's degrees in philosophy and social work at the University of Wisconsin and lived in Madison, where he succumbed to complications of diabetes. He leaves his parents, Shaw Jr. and Nancy Livermore, his former wife, a daughter and a sister.

Benjamin D. Ling '98, March 17, 2001, in Tulsa, Okla., at 25. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and a magna cum laude graduate of the College, he was a legislative assistant on agriculture policy for U.S. senator Mike Enzi. He leaves his parents, Richard and Margaret Ling, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Francis S. Merritt '71, December 27, 2000, in Belfast, Maine, at 83. He worked as a painter and printmaker and was the founding director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Surviving are his wife, Priscilla Merritt, two sons, a brother, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Norman S. Smith, February 28, 2001, in Portland, Maine, at 97. He was an associate professor of education at the College from 1945 to 1968 and a long-time resident of Peaks Island, Maine. Surviving are two cousins, Philip Shearman and Marjorie Burns.


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President's Page: President Bro Adams on the court and affirmative action.
Commencement 2001
Alumni Reunion 2001

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