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Theodore G. Smart '27, October 6, 2000, in Norway, Maine, at 95. He played baseball in the Pine Tree League from the late '20s to the early '40s, then served as a first lieutenant in the Army in France. For several years he taught in schools in Milo and Mexico, Maine, and also was an insurance salesman for Prudential Insurance Co. in Rumford, Maine, until his retirement in 1969. Surviving are his wife, Hazel, two daughters and a granddaughter.
Edward U. MacConnie '31, July 11, 2000, in Meriden, Conn., at 93. A lifelong Seymour, Conn., resident, he taught biology, physics and mathematics for 40 years in the Seymour schools and was principal of Seymour High School. He leaves a son, Edward H. MacConnie, two daughters, Joan Quesnel and Lisa Ciccone, eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth H. Mansfield '31, August 25, 2000, in Orange City, Fla., at 91. He interrupted a career as an outstanding Maine high school basketball coach to serve as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Later he was a special agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Survivors include his daughter, Susan Mansfield Pogue '69.
Mary Dignam Murphy '31, September 27, 2000, in Wilmington, Del., at 91. Prior to her retirement in 1946 she was employed by the Maine Bureau of Accounts and Control. Surviving are her son, John D. Murphy, two sisters, Ellen Dignam Downing '35 and Alice Dignam Grady '38, three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
Evelyn Haycock Quinton '31, September 6, 2000, in Lewiston, Maine, at 90. She taught in Lisbon Falls, Maine, for two years before her marriage to Deane R. Quinton '30, who died in 1990. She volunteered with several local organizations and was an accomplished golfer and artist in pastels. She is survived by her son, Robert E. Quinton '62, and two granddaughters.
Samuel H. Marder '32, July 9, 2000, in Boca Raton, Fla., at 91. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946 and retired as a lieutenant colonel. After the war he was assistant superintendent of the Worcester State Hospital in Worcester, Mass., before he entered private practice as a psychiatrist. Surviving are his son, Stephen Marder, his daughter, Phyllis Marder Jansen '62, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
John H. Wibby '32, August 12, 2000, in Yarmouth, Maine, at 89. He lived in Bangor, Maine, where he was employed at WLBZ Radio and Television and retired as chief engineer in 1970. Surviving are his wife of 68 years, Glenna, two sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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 also worked at the South Portland shipyards during World War II. For most of his life he was self-employed in advertising sales. He is survived by three daughters and three sons, a sister, two brothers, 18 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
George E. Lowell '35, August 24, 2000, in Dover, N.H., at 87. He worked in industrial banking with Beneficial Corp. in Lawrence and Newburyport, Mass., and Lewiston, Maine, and managed the company's Dover office from 1942 until he retired in 1967. A four-sport athlete at Colby, he was an active hockey and tennis player into his 60s. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Grace Wheeler Marsh '35, July 1, 2000, in Waterville, Maine, at 86. She earned a master's degree in biology from Radcliffe College and for more than 30 years was a bacteriologist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. She was predeceased by her sisters Julia Wheeler O'Sullivan '40 and Mary Wheeler Bruzga '40. Survivors include her five children, a sister, Martha Wheeler Zeltsman '44, a brother, Nathaniel H. Wheeler '42, 12 grandchildren, including William Kules '86, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Michael Bruzga '78.
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, two sons, a brother, two sisters, a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
William A. Ellingwood Jr. '36, June 19, 1999, in Maine, at 85. He lived in East Corinth, Maine. His survivors include a daughter.
Milton M. Gilson '36, September 17, 2000, in West Roxbury, Mass., at 86. He served with the Navy in the Atlantic and the Caribbean during World War II. A graduate of Tufts University Medical School, he operated a family practice in Newton Center, Mass., and was on the staff of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital for more than 36 years. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia, a daughter, a son, Andrew Gilson '70, and two grandchildren.
Albert O. Piper '36, July 6, 2000, in Waterville, Maine, at 86. He graduated from Columbia University Dental College and was a dentist in Waterville for many years. Predeceased by his wife, Bettina Wellington Piper '35, he is survived by his daughter, Jan Kornbluth, a sister, a grandson and three nephews.
Sara J. Cowan '37, October 20, 2000, in Portland, Maine, at 85. She taught at New Gloucester High School and for more than 29 years taught Latin at Deering High School in Portland, where she was also the field hockey and girls' tennis coach. She served on Colby's Alumni Council and was awarded a Colby Brick. Surviving are her brother, Hermana G. Cowan, and many nieces and nephews.
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, a daughter and a son.
Robert D. Hussey '37, August 22, 2000, in Roseland, Fla., at 83. After teaching in Danforth and at Waterville High School in Maine, he became an executive with Norrwock Shoe Co. in Norridgewock, Maine, and Dexter Shoe Co. in Dexter, Maine. He was a veteran of Navy service during World War II. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorita, a son, a sister, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Anna Stobie Rogerson '38, September 14, 2000, in Portland, Maine, at 83. A homemaker, she had a lifelong interest in art and studied in Mexico at the Institute of Art at San Miguel d'Allende. Her husband, Norman R. Rogerson '37, and a son, John S. Rogerson '66, died previously. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Fairfield, two grandchildren, a cousin and a niece and nephew.
Louis Sacks '39, August 10, 2000, in Marblehead, Mass., at 83. He received a master's degree in education from Boston University before serving as a U.S. Army captain in Europe during World War. After the war he was a teacher of French and Latin and an assistant principal in the Revere, Mass., school system for 32 years. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Frances, two sons, including Kenneth M. Sacks '80, a brother and several nieces and nephews.
Russell M. Birtwistle '40, June 10, 2000, in Attleboro, Mass., at 82. He worked for ITT-Grinnell for more than 35 years, retiring as manager of valve engineering in 1982. Previously he had worked for the Narragansett Electric Company. He leaves two sons, Kenneth R. Birtwistle and David C. Birtwistle, two step-grandchildren and a step-great-granddaughter.
Halsey A. Frederick Jr. '40, August 24, 2000, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., at 84. During World War II he served in the Navy as a catapult officer. He was an executive with the Leslie Company before his retirement in 1965, and he spent many years thereafter breeding and training Newfoundland dogs for National Field Trial events. He is survived by his wife, Elisabeth, his brother and three beloved dogs.
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.
Weston MacRae '42, August 9, 2000, in Winter Haven, Fla., at 79. An Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was an electrical sales representative for many years. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jean Cannell MacRae '42, two daughters, a son, four grandchildren and a niece, Joyce Kelby Cannell '81.
Walter A. Woodward '42, August 17, 2000, in Keene, N.H., at 81. After serving in the U.S. Army in Normandy, France and Germany during World War II, he was vice president of Woodward Motors, an automobile dealership in Keene. Survivors include his wife, Marie, a son, two daughters, a brother, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two nephews and a niece.
Martha Blackington Caminiti '46, June 30, 2000, in Portland, Maine at 75. She was a member of several local organizations and taught in elementary grades in the Portland school system for several years before retiring in 1974. Predeceased by her husbands, Walter B. Maxfield '44 and Joseph Caminiti, and by her sister, Barbette Blackington Pacht '53, she is survived by two daughters, Susan Caminiti Christopher '70 and Beth Guy, and three grandsons.
Harold M. Kearney '47, June 23, 2000, in New Sharon, Maine, at 79. Following service with the U.S. Marines in World War II, he earned his doctorate from Boston University and provided guidance counseling services for many high schools in Franklin County, Maine. For many years he dealt with learning disabilities as a youth education specialist for the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Maine. He is survived by his wife, Marie, his daughter and son, a brother and three grandchildren.
Eldridge P. Wallace '47, September 8, 2000, in Lewiston, Maine, at 74. During World War II he served as a U.S. Army antitank gun crewman in Europe and the Pacific. He earned his degree from the University of Maine in vocational agriculture and owned and operated an organic vegetable farm in Leeds, Maine. Survivors include his wife, Barbara, three daughters, a son, a sister, five grandsons, four granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
Everett S. Bauer '48, June 12, 2000, in Attleboro, Mass., at 77. A graduate of Andover Newton Theological Seminary, he was the pastor of Hill Memorial Baptist Church in Boston from 1952 to 1962 and of Lime Rock Baptist Church in Lincoln, Mass., from 1962 to 1987. He was active in many community organizations. His wife of 53 years, Mildred Hammond Bauer '48, a son and daughter and three grandchildren survive him.
Pauline Vitkauskas Kuzmeski '49, August 17, 2000, in Springfield, Mass., at 73. She and her late husband, Charles A. Kuzmeski, operated Little John Farm in Sunderland, Mass., and she was a grower for the Oxford Pickle Company of South Deerfield. She leaves two sons, David and John Kuzmeski, two daughters, Shirley Giambrone and Joanne Kuzmeski-Jackson, a brother and six grandchildren.
Robert B. Maxell '49, August 7, 2000, in Tucson, Ariz., at 71. He received a master's degree from the University of Maine. After serving in the Korean Conflict, he was a teacher and administrator at Ricker College and retired in 1993 from the University of Maine at Machias as registrar emeritus. He is survived by his second wife, Elisabeth Dagdigian, a son and two granddaughters.
Christine Lucy MacDonald '50, June 13, 2000, in Lee, Mass., at 71. She was a school librarian at Lee Central School for many years. She is survived by her husband, Harold C. MacDonald, three sons, two daughters and 11 grandchildren.
William Malcolm Wilson '50, August 19, 2000, in Boston, Mass., at 73. After service in World War II and the Korean Conflict, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Brookline and Boston for 27 years before his retirement in 1983. Survivors include his daughter, Whitney Trotman, and many devoted friends.
A. Winston Naugler '51, August 16, 2000, in Wayland, Mass., at 73. A physics major, he was credited with patents pertaining to infrared imaging and night vision systems while employed at Raytheon and Honeywell. He founded Applied Optics Center Inc., which supplies space programs and the military with precision optics. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Leslie Naugler '50, three sons and five grandchildren.
Jean Brewer Bridge '52, August 18, 2000, in Orlando, Fla., at 70. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received her master of arts in teaching from Harvard University. She taught mathematics at Colby, the University of Maine and Husson College and in junior high schools in Bangor and Brewer, Maine. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Wallace W. Bridge, two daughters, a granddaughter and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Raymond F. Keyes '52, July 15, 2000, in Needham, Mass., at 70. After service in the Navy he was a salesman and consultant. For more than 30 years he was a professor of marketing in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, which he also served as director. Predeceased by his brother, Robert J. Keyes '52, he is survived by his wife, Mary, a son and daughter, two brothers and three grandsons.
Alfred G. Legge '52, August 26, 2000, in North Palm Beach, Fla., at 72. He served in the Air Force in Japan during the Korean Conflict and was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corp. for 30 years before his retirement in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Macpherson Legge '52, two daughters and a son, eight grandchildren and two sisters.
Priscilla Chamberlin Kraut '56, April 19, 2000, in Wilmington, Del., at 65. She was a nurse and an associate professor of nursing at Thomas Jefferson University and the mother of three children. Survivors include her husband, George C. Kraut, children and three grandchildren.
Ruth-Ann Waters '56, July 29, 2000, in New Haven, Conn., at 66. She was an elementary school teacher in Seattle, Wash., Fort Walton, Beach, Fla., Stuttgart, Germany, and Madison, Conn. She leaves five brothersRobert, Kenneth, Russell, Allan, and David Watersand nephews and nieces.
Aubrey E. Jones '58, June 20, 2000, in Weston, Mass., at 66. He attended the College after Army service in Korea and received his law degree from Boston University School of Law. He served as general counsel for the Prudential Insurance Co., then went into general law practice and later into the practice of investment and trust law in Weston. He is survived by his wife, Lois Jones, three daughters, including Jocelyn Jones-Coles '90, a son, four grandchildren, a brother and nephews and nieces.
Marcia Peterson Robinson '60, October 16, 2000, in Fishers, Ind., at 62. She was a secretary and receptionist for Lawrence North High School for 15 years and for 10 years was a nursery school teacher at Castleton United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack Robinson, three daughters, a brother and six grandchildren.
Bruce W. Logan '68, October 3, 2000, in North Yarmouth, Maine, at 55. A conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, he earned a master's degree at the University of New England and went on to a career as a social worker in California and Maine, where he developed innovative programs at the Preble Street Resource Center in Portland. Surviving are his wife, Linda C. Russell, a son, his mother and a sister and brother.
James Russell Wiggins H '54, November 19, 2000, in Brooklin, Maine, at 96. He worked for The New York Times and in 1954 was the editor of The Washington Post when he was chosen as Colby's third Lovejoy fellow. After retiring from the Post to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, he began a second newspaper career in Maine as owner-editor of the Ellsworth American. He sold the paper in 1991 but stayed on as editor and continued to write a column until a few months before his death.
Carl T. Rowan H '68, September 23, 2000, in Washington, D.C., at 75. After a stint as one of the U.S. Navy's first African-American commissioned officers, he was a pioneering reporter who was once called "America's most visible black journalist" for his eloquent columns exploring race relations and championing civil rights. He was a frequent guest on public affairs radio and television programs in a career that spanned more than half a century.
Mary H. Marshall H '73, September 25, 2000, in Syracuse, N.Y., at 97. During her 69-year teaching career she taught at the College (1935-1948) and at Syracuse University, where she taught more than 35 different courses in literature and drama. She retired in 1970 but conducted continuing education courses at Syracuse until she was 90.
Katherine W. Fanning H '79, October 19, 2000, in Wareham, Mass. She was the editor of the Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News when the paper received a Pulitzer Prize for public service. She received the Lovejoy Award in 1979. As the editor of The Christian Science Monitor from 1983 to 1988, she was the first woman to run a national newspaper.
David E. Bell, H '86, September 6, 2000, in Cambridge, Mass., at 81. He was Gamble Professor of Population Sciences and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was chair of the department of populations sciences.
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