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Caroline Rogers Hawkes '27, March 17, 2003, in Windham, Maine, at 101. She taught for 10 years in Massachusetts and in Windham, New Gloucester and Augusta schools before serving as head librarian for the Augusta Mental Health Institute for 18 years. Surviving are her daughter, Ann Hawkes Paquin '52, two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth M. McEvoy '28, January 10, 2003, in Batavia, N.Y., at 96. She earned a master's degree from Columbia University and taught English before working at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library, where she was appointed director in 1963. Later, while working for the Richmond Memorial Library in New York, she wrote The History of Batavia. Survivors include nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews.
Joyce Gordon Steady '28, September 5, 2002, in New Hampshire, at 98. She was a homemaker who raised three children. Survivors include her daughter, Jane Steady Hood '51.
Virginia Dudley Eveland '29, October 12, 2002, in Bar Harbor, Maine, at 93. Wife of a career Army officer, she was a lifelong social worker and volunteer in Maine, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor, Mich., and Carmel, Calif. She was a founding member of International Neighbors at the University of Michigan and worked with the Carmel Foundation assisting the retired population of the Carmel area. She is survived by her son, J.D. Eveland, her daughter, Ruth Ann Eveland, a granddaughter, two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Earle A. McKeen '29, April 19, 2003, in Port Charlotte, Fla., at 95. He was a principal in Winterport, Ashland and Oakland, Maine, high schools and principal of Waterville Jr. High School before working one year with the Maine Department of Education. From 1956 to 1971 he was Colby's director of placement and director of financial aid. Survivors include his wife of 72 years, Florence, a brother, three grandsons, two great-grandsons and a nephew, Sidney McKeen '49.
Charles H. Nealley '29, December 20, 1998, in Belfast, Maine, at 95. He worked as a carpenter in Belfast, Maine.
Maxine Hoyt Richmond '30, April 11, 2003, in Farmington, Maine, at 93. She was a sixth grade teacher in Phillips, Maine, for 33 years. After retirement she continued her life-long interest in local history as secretary of the Phillips Historical Society. Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne Richmond Rowe '55, a grandson, and several nieces and nephews
Mary Petke Summers '30, February 28, 2003, in Southbury, Conn., at 95. She held teaching positions at Sommerville (N.J.) High School and later in schools in Detroit, Mich., and Hyattsville, Md. She worked as a librarian at the Catawba County (N.C.) Library for a number of years before retiring to Connecticut. Survivors include two brothers, Walter G. and Daniel R. Petke, a stepdaughter, nieces and nephews and grand- and great-nieces and -nephews.
Rebecca Chester Wyman '33, April 29, 2003, in Laguna Woods, Calif., at 91. A member of Phi Beta Kappa at Colby, she earned a master's at Case Western Reserve. She worked for the YWCA in Bangor, Maine, before serving the College as an administrator from 1950 to 1963. Later she was the assistant dean of women at Florida State University and registrar at the University of Maine at Portland. She retired in 1977 after six years as the librarian at Thayer Hospital in Waterville. Predeceased by her parents, Edith Watkins Chester '07 and Webster Chester of the Biology Department, she is survived by her son, David Larsen '63, her daughter, Mary Larsen Rubery, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dorothy Hawkes Reynolds '34, January 25, 2003, in Windham Center, Maine, at 90. A homemaker, she also worked as a teller at Casco Bank in Windham until 1974. She was active in several local organizations and clubs. Surviving are three daughters, Ann R. Gagnon, Betty L. Roberts and Carol R. Riley, a son, William H. Reynolds, seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
John J. Pullen '35, February 25, 2003, in Brunswick, Maine, at 89. He was a reporter for the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Maine, before joining Baker Advertising in Hartford, Conn. After serving as a captain in the Army during World War II he was affiliated with the N.W. Ayer Advertising firm in Philadelphia. His many scholarly books included The Twentieth Maine, which sparked interest in Joshua Chamberlain's volunteer regiment at Gettysburg. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, three stepchildren, five step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and two sisters, including Ruth Pullen '33.
Anita Thibault Bourque '36, March 15, 2003, in Safety Harbor, Fla. She worked as a secretary in Boston, then raised three daughters. From 1968 to 1975 she was a real estate broker in Portsmouth, N.H. Survivors include her daughter Suzanne Girves.
Margaret Schryver Bostelmann '38, February 13, 2003, at 88. After studying interior decoration at Pratt Institute she conducted a professional career in interior design. Survivors include her husband, William Bostelmann.
Frances Coombs Murdock '38, January 4, 2003, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., at 85. One of the original employees of the fledling Massachusetts Blue Cross company, she worked in public relations and was editor of the company's magazine until her retirement in 1972. She is survived by her cousins, Ruth Cogswell, Homer Coombs and Vera Knight, and a niece and nephew.
Ruth Reed Kingman '39, November 3, 2002, in Brighton, Mass., at 87. She was a medical technologist at several New England hospitals and clerk in the histology/cytology laboratory at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Survivors include her son, Peter B. Kingman, and a grandson.
Richard E. de Nazario '43, August 17, 2002, in Sandwich, Mass., at 81. During World War II he served with the Army Air Corps in England and with the infantry in Germany. Over a 36-year career with Pan American World Airways he was a service manager in Chicago, Beirut, Lebanon, New York City and Frankfurt, Germany. Later he was director of the airport in Berlin and director of operations for West Africa in Lagos, Nigeria. Survivors include his wife, Ursula, and two daughters.
John T. Foster '40, February 7, 2003, in Keene, N.H., at 83. He spent his early years in China. During World War II service with the 14th Air Force he was rescued from behind Japanese lines, and in 1994 he published a personal history of the bomber group. He promoted the development of the Civil Air Patrol, edited a weekly newspaper and was a chief executive in health care and hospital management. Survivors include two sons, including John P. Foster '67, two granddaughters and his companion, Lenice Hirschberger.
George H. Jahn '43, March 15, 2003, in Sanbornville, N.H., at 82. He served in World War II with the Marine Corps in the battles of Saipan and Iwo Jima. After the war he earned a master's from Boston University and taught social studies at North Quincy (Mass.) High School from 1949 to 1963 and at Scituate (Mass.) High School from 1963 to 1978. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Hope Mansfield Jahn '44, a daughter, Hope Jahn Wetzel '68, a granddaughter and several nephews and nieces.
Ross L. Muir '43, February 14, 2003, in Hallowell, Maine, at 81 of cardiac arrest. During World War II he served with the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps in England and western Europe. He worked for Time and Encyclopedia Americana in New York City after earning a master's degree in English at Columbia University. Later he rose to associate managing editor at Forbes magazine and concluded his career as a business and corporate communications executive with Lazard Freres & Co., an investment bank. In 1959 he joined Union Service Corp., then worked for a group serving Lehman Brothers. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, three sons, including Ross Lyle Muir Jr. '89, a grandson, a brother and a sister.
Alton L. Stevens '43, February 6, 2003, in Raymond, Maine, at 82. He fought with combat engineers in the North African and Italian campaigns during World War II. He was general manager for Ralston Purina Company in Maine and Maryland and for their international division in Europe and South America. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary, a daughter, a son, Leslie Stevens '69, two granddaughters, a grandson and two great-grandchildren.
Hilda Niehoff True '43, February 23, 2003, in Medway, Mass., at 82. After teaching at Fryeburg academy in Fryeburg, Maine, from 1943 to 1946, she was active in child and family services as a social worker at the New England Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville, Maine, and later in Boston. In 1990 she received an award from the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions for community service. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Norris, her brother, William Niehoff '50, and several nieces and nephews.
Donald C. Whitten '43, September 23, 2002, in Folsom, Calif., at 81. He served with the Army's 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II. After earning a master's and teaching physics at the University of Connecticut he was a development engineer and product safety coordinator with Bristol Instrument Company in Waterbury, Conn. He was an avid bicyclist and cross-country skier. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, two daughters and two grandsons.
Richard E. Parsons '45, March 4, 2003, in Brunswick, Maine, at 81. He served in the Marine Corps in China during World War II. For 20 years he was a sales manager for the American Automobile Association, retiring in 1983. Predeceased by his brothers, Donald A. Parsons '42 and Arthur A. Parsons '48, he is survived by his wife, Loretta, a son, two daughters, three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Perry A. Harding '47, February 7, 2003, in Waterville, Maine, at 78. During World War II he was a sergeant with the 4th Infantry Division in France, Belgium and Germany. He worked for International Paper Co. in Chisholm and Jay, Maine, and in Ticonderoga, Glens Falls and New York City. In 1985 joined Champion International Paper Co. in their Texas and North Carolina mills, retiring in 1997. Survivors include his wife, Jean, three sons, a daughter, a stepson and stepdaughters, a grandson and four granddaughters, and several step-grandsons and -grandaughters.
F. Shirley Parks '48, February 12, 2003, in Medford, Mass., at 76. She did graduate work in elementary education at Boston University and taught English and history at Gorham (Maine) High School before moving to Medford, Mass., where she taught kindergarten and grade one for 30 years. She leaves three nephews.
Gloria Shine Seidenberg '48, January 4, 2003, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., at 75. She was a children's librarian at the Boston Public Library before beginning a long career as a kindergarten teacher in Rockville Center public schools. Predeceased by her husband, Jerry, she is survived by her daughters, Jane Seidenberg and Susan Adler, a sister and a brother.
George A. Paine Jr. '50, February 3, 2003, in Mission Viejo, Calif., at 78. He was a Navy pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. After teaching math and physics and coaching football and baseball in the early 1950s, he specialized in bank robbery and kidnapping cases during his 29-year career with the FBI and captured two on the FBI's most-wanted list. He is survived by sons Bruce, Kevin, Timothy, William and Robert, daughters Beth Aldecoa and Nancy Williford, a brother and sister and eight grandchildren.
Paul K. Titus '50, November 8, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nev., at 77. A U.S. Marine in World War II, he was the director of marketing, advertising and tourism for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Previously he owned an advertising firm and worked for Time Life in promotions. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters, three stepchildren, 23 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Robert F. Conard '51, January 26. 2003, in Canton, Mass., at 77. An Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, he received a master's from Boston University and was a guidance counselor in Canton schools for 29 years before retiring in 1992. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, two daughters, four sons, a brother, a sister and seven grandchildren.
Richard L. Smith '51, September 13, 2002, in Woodbury, Conn., at 72. He was employed by Reidville Tool Manufacturing Company in Waterbury, Conn., until his retirement in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Louise Hodge Smith '52, two sons, two daughters and nine grandchildren.
Anne Fairbanks Iarrobino '52, March 26, 2003, in Natick, Mass., at 73. She was a fifth-generation owner of Fairbanks & Son, a stationery store in Natick. Following retirement, she was employed at the Natick law offices of Zaltas, Medoff and Raider. She leaves a son, Daniel G. Iarrobino, a daughter, Gail A. Carey, four grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.
Susan Smith Huebsch '54, March 10, 2003, in New Bedford, Mass., at 70. She was a real estate broker in eastern Massachusetts and a hospital volunteer. She served the College as a member of the Alumni Council Executive Committee and as an overseer. Predeceased by her husband, Roger Huebsch '53, she is survived by her three daughters, Karen Huebsch O'Brien '77, Gretchen Huebsch Daly '80 and Ellen Huebsch Anderson '82, and seven grandchildren.
Lot Phillips '54, May 9, 2000, in New Hampshire, at 68. Following service with the Army Signal Corps he was employed by an electronic research firm. He also attended Syracuse University.
Randi Miner Black '55, October 5, 2000, in Los Altos, Calif., at 65. She was a registered nurse at American (Baptist) Homes of the West. She is survived by her husband, Harold Thomas Black, a son, a daughter and a brother.
John M. Swinnerton '59, February 4, 2000, in Bradford, N.H., at 63. He served in the Marine Corps and later earned degrees in geography and forestry at Morehead State University. He taught at Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire.
Stephanie L. Burton '67, February 20, 2003, in Iowa City, Iowa, at 57. She was a program manager for international business development at National Computer Systems, Inc., where she began work as a science test scorer in 1974. She established a medical student scholarship fund at the University of Iowa and served on the board of directors of Iowa City Hospice, Inc. She is survived by two sons, Brendan and Seth Zimmermann, and a sister.
Barbara Botwinick Knapp '69, December 8, 2002, in Florida, at 55. A lawyer practicing in family, mediation and mental health, she suffered fatal injuries in a Florida Turnpike accident. Survivors include her husband, Richard Knapp, a daughter and a son.
Kimberly Wathen Welch '79, February 16, 2002, in New Jersey, at 44. She held an executive position in Ohio before joining Electrospec Inc. in Dover, N.H. Survivors include her mother, Nancy Pratley Wathen '53, and three sisters, including Deborah Wathan Finn '74.
Reyne J. Cuccuro '83, December 27, 2002, in Clearwater, Fla., at 41. After graduating from law school in New York in 1986, she pursued medical studies in New York and, later, an M.D. in natural medicine at the University of Toronto. Survivors include her father, Ralph Cuccuro '55.
Jeffrey N. Olson Jr. '90, February 15, 2003, in Kennebunk, Maine, at 34. A Lynn, Mass., resident, he was a psychology major who excelled in both football and baseball at the College. He lost his life in automobile accident. Survivors include his mother and father, Judith and Jeffrey N. Olson Sr., a daughter and five sisters and brothers, including John R. Olson '83.
Marjorie Bither Smith, April 5, 2003, in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. She coached Colby teams from 1957 to 1979, winning five state women's tennis championships. In 1967 she founded the Maine Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women and served as its first president. A physical education professor who championed lifetime health, fitness and sports, she concluded her career at the College as director of the physical education programs for both men and women. She was honored as Person of the Year by the C Club, which created The Marjorie Bither Award for "academic ability, athletic ability, and leadership in athletics and on campus." Survivors include her two sons, Stewart and Richard Bither.
William A. Bayle Jr., June 2, 2003, in Castine, Maine. A Sodexho employee, he was associate director of Colby dining services for nine years before being promoted to general manager at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Survivors include his wife, Holly.
Lynn Chadwick, April 25, 2003, in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, at 88. His expressionistic figurative works in welded iron and bronze earned him international acclaim. Stranger III stands between the Bixler Art and Music Center and the Keyes Science Building on Colby's campus.
The Colby College Museum of Art has grown steadily in stature over the
past four decades. Lynne Moss Perricelli '95 looks at the museum's past,
present, and future.
Pride and Prejudice
Gay Colby students are demanding more visibility and inclusion in the
College community. Colby details their concerns, and those of
students who think the gay community has gone too far.
Construction begins for The Colby Green, the centerpiece of the
College's most significant expansion in a half-century.
All that Jazz
Vinnie Martucci '77 composes and improvises to make a life in music
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