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Elizabeth Kingsley Chapman '25, July 23, 2001, in Rhode Island, at 98. A homemaker, she was predeceased by her husband, C. Barnard Chapman '25, and her brother, Mark S. Kingsley '32. Survivors include her son, Philip H. Chapman.

Irma Davis McKechnie '26, September 11, 2002, in Huntsville, Ala., at 96. She taught English and mathematics in several high schools in central Maine. Survivors include her two sons, Karl H. McKechnie Jr. and Dale A. McKechnie, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a brother.

Sylvia D. Crane '29, September 17, 2002, in Falmouth, Mass., at 95. She earned a B.S. in library studies at Columbia University and worked as a librarian in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Racine, Wis., and at Bard College and at the New Hampshire State Library in Concord. Survivors include 20 nieces and nephews and numerous grand- and great-grandnieces and grandnephews.

Eva Grant Tripp '29, October 23, 2002, in Burlington, Vt., at 94. She was a school teacher in Maine and at Flynn School in Burlington. She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Walbridge, two grandchildren, three great-grandsons and seven nieces and nephews.

Wendell A. Tufts '30, February 8, 2002, in New Hampshire, at 94. He lived for many years in Boynton Beach, Fla., and worked at a golf course.

Mary Louise Kelly '32, June 2, 2002, in Middlebury, Vt., at 93. She received her master's degree from Columbia University Teacher's College and taught mathematics in private schools from 1931 to 1936 in the New York City area. From 1936 to 1946 she taught in Saranac Lake, N.Y., then studied at Union Theological Seminary. She retired at Lyman Hunt School in Burlington. She is survived by her brother, Wilfred Kelly '35, a niece and a nephew.

Richard H. Keith '34, October 20, 2002, in Brewster, Mass., at 91. He was a heating and air conditioning contractor at the Keith Oil Co. in Brockton, Mass., for many years. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth, two daughters, a son, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

John J. Leno '34, April 30, 2002, in San Diego, Calif., at 94. A retired lieutenant colonel, he joined the Army in March 1941 and served in Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea and the States. A specialist in high finance, he was a part of the military government of Trieste, Italy, after World War II, helping to establish the monetary system. Predeceased by his wife and son, he is survived by two sisters, Edith Carfagno and Fay Scott, and two brothers, Michael and Anthony Leno.

Wilma Stanley Hill '35, August 5, 2002, in Hamilton, Mass., at 88. She was a clinical chemist in biological chemistry at Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital. Later she worked as a microbiologist for the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, winning awards for identification of fish species and radiation-pasturization of seafoods. She is survived by two sons, John and Allen Jr., two daughters, Judy Hill Mansfield and Wendy Hill, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a niece and nephew.

Roger H. Rhoades '35, August 17, 2002, in Concord, N.H., at 90. He received a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado and taught sciences in secondary schools in Belfast and Falmouth, Maine, until he became a professor of science education at the University of Southern Maine. Survivors include his wife, Juanita White Rhoades '37, a son, a daughter, a brother, Donald H. Rhoades '33, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Kathryn Caswell MacDonald '36, June 5, 2002, in Auburn, Maine, at 88. She attended Katharine Gibbs School and held various secretarial positions. Predeceased by her husband, Carroll W. Abbott '35, and her second husband, John MacDonald '37, she is survived by her son, Charles Abbott '71, and her daughter, Linda Abbott, three stepchildren, step-grandchildren and two nephews and nieces.

Roger J. Bourassa '38, October 4, 2002, in Waterville, Maine, at 88. He served as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He maintained a dental practice in Waterville for 38 years and served St. John the Baptist Parish church in many capacities. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Roma, two daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, including Donald Bourassa '48.

Cecil M. Daggett Jr. '38, September 7, 2002, in Leicester, Mass., at 86. He received his master's in accounting at the Wharton School and joined U.S. Steel and Wire Co. in Worcester in 1942. From 1956 until his retirement in 1971 he was the company's chief general accountant. He was an accomplished musician and did volunteer work. Many of his relatives attended the College. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Emily, two sons, two daughters, a brother, Robert Daggett '51, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Willetta Herrick Hall '38, May 18, 2002, in Bar Harbor, Maine, at 84. She was a legal secretary in Amherst, Mass. After raising a family she worked in the Rangeley, Maine, town office and library and in her office at the Church of the Good Shepherd. She is survived by her daughters, Marian Hall Moody and Janice Hall Fields, her son, Donald E. Hall II, a sister and brother, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lucile E. McClintock '38, May 22, 2002, in Fairfield, Maine, at 86. She taught at Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Waterville High School and Marblehead (Mass.) High School.

Frank A. Record '38, September 8, 2002, in Peterborough, N.H., at 85. He earned a graduate degree in meteorology at MIT and during World War II was an instructor at MIT and an analyst in Washington, D.C., and Guam. Following the war he studied atmospheric turbulence, energy exchange processes and the spread of atmospheric pollutants. From 1965 until he retired in 1981 he applied the results of his studies to the pollution problems of industry. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lucille "Ronnie" Record, two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.

Charles J. Ferris '41, September 28, 2002, in Waterville, Maine, at 86. He served in Africa during World War II. For many years he owned the Bob-In Restaurant and Bar in Waterville. He is survived by two sisters, Emma Hikel and Diane Ferris Fjeldheim '43, a brother, Abraham Thomas Ferris '43, and several nieces and nephews.

Sidney J. Rauch '43, October 1, 2002, in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 81. He began his distinguished teaching career at a high school in Brooklyn in 1946 after service in World War II. When he retired as a professor of reading and education at Hofstra University, he had published more than 100 textbooks, workbooks and journal articles. He then began writing the award-winning Barnaby Brown series of children's books and also remained active as a speaker and consultant in his field. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, his son and a sister.

Wesley R. Doe '44, November 15, 2000, in Massachusetts, at 84. Following service in the Civilian Public Service System during World War II he was a religious worker for the American Baptist Convention.

Barbara Blaisdell Libby '44, October 16, 2002, in Damariscotta, Maine, at 78. She taught at Bristol (Maine) High School and later was head of the English department at Lincoln Academy, where she worked for many years. Predeceased by her husband, Carlyle L. Libby '44, she is survived by two daughters, a brother, a grandson and a nephew, Lowell Libby '77.

George H. Lewald '45, May 18, 2002, in Weymouth, Mass., at 78. After serving as a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he was a public defender and assistant U.S. attorney in Boston before joining Ropes & Gray in 1961. He retired from the firm in 1996 but remained active in Hanover, Mass., town government. He was a key supporter of the College. He is survived by his wife, Doris, a son, three daughters and five grandchildren.

Mary Roundy Bebee '46, June 6, 2002, in Richmond, Va., at 75. The daughter of the legendary Colby coach Edward C. Roundy, she was a substitute teacher and homemaker for her three children, Randolph, Christopher and Carol.

Ardis Wilkins Holt '46, July 8, 2002, in Presque Isle, Maine, at 79. She was a second grade teacher for 17 years in Presque Isle and later worked in the Yarmouth, Maine, school system. She was an accomplished pianist and musician. Predeceased by her husband, Thurber E. Holt Jr. '45, she is survived by her daughters, Jane H. Hunt and Lisa H. Langley, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a niece.

Theodore R. Buyniski '47, September 6, 2002, in Stuart, Fla., at 77. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, served 20 years in the Naval reserves and wrote a manual on amphibious warfare. For more than 40 years he worked in the family business, Vernon Drug, in Worcester, Mass. He leaves his wife of 54 years, Sophie Buyniski, a son, two sisters, two granddaughters and a nephew, Edward Buyniski '63.

Jeanne Snowe Ainsworth '47, May 12, 2002, in California, at 76. She was a reporter for the Lewiston Daily Sun before marrying and working as an editorial assistant at Prentice-Hall. She retired in 1991 and moved to the West Coast near her two sons and daughter. She leaves her children and four grandchildren.

James C. Alex '48, August 21, 2002, in Huntington, N.Y., at 80. He was awarded several medals for service with the Navy during World War II. After Colby he earned his D.M.D. degree at Tufts Dental School in Boston and ran a dental practice in Huntington until his retirement in 1998. Predeceased by his wife, Kathryn Garrick Alex '49, he is survived by his four children, two sisters and seven grandchildren.

Norman G. Epstein '48, August 12, 2002, in Swampscott, Mass., at 78. A World War II veteran of the Army Air Forces, he was a developer of real estate and corporate financing and was an active member of the Jewish community. He leaves his wife, Irma, a daughter, two sons and four grandchildren.

Alice Covell Bender '49, June 24, 2002, in Honolulu, Hawaii, at 74. She earned a master's in library science at Simmons College and was a librarian for the state of Hawaii before engaging in a variety of volunteer jobs. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Bender, her brother, a stepdaughter, two stepsons and many nieces and nephews.

Schuyler L. Mott '51, October 9, 2002, in Paris, Maine, at 73. He was employed in the atomic energy division of E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. in Delaware and South Carolina. Following his service as a special agent in the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps he was director of several libraries and operated a bookstore in Paris. Survivors include his wife, Winifred, his daughter, Nancy Mott Brew '79, his son, a stepdaughter and two granddaughters.

Lewis C. Montpelier '55, January 4, 1999, in Connecticut, at 66. He worked for Bloomingdale's in Stamford, Conn., at the time of his marriage to Edith Bologna in 1961.

Philip Henderson Jr. '59, July 24, 2002, in the Midwest, at 65, following an automobile accident. After a career in secondary education and coaching in Maine and Illinois he was a retail manager of fine wines for Olde Solomon's Wine and Spirits in Edgewater, Md. He was a life long ardent environmentalist. His mother, Barbara Henderson, survives him.

Richard F. Russell Jr. '59, July 31, 2002, in Hyde Park, N.Y., at 65. He owned and operated his own real estate business for almost 30 years, following many years with Guernsey Brothers Real Estate in Poughkeepsie. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Moulton Russell '59, two sons and four grandchildren.

Dean P. Stewart '59, October 10, 2002, in Largo, Fla., at 65. He earned a master's in social work at Florida State University and was a casework supervisor for child protective services in the Maine Department of Human Services in Brewer and Bangor, Maine. He also served in the Coast Guard in his 20s. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and her three sons, his mother, a brother and sister, three aunts and many cousins.

Leon R. Holmes '60, May 5, 2002, in New York, N.Y., at 63. He was a career employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is survived by his children, Laurie Holmes, Carolyn Taylor, Kathy Holmes Robb, Patricia Holmes and R. Robert Holmes Jr., three grandchildren and his partner, Michael Watts.

Ronald G. Littlefield '60, August 29, 2002, in Fairmont, W.Va., at 64. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maine and was a senior systems analyst for DSD Laboratory, Inc., of Fairmont. He also taught college courses for 19 years. He is survived by his son, Thomas Littlefield, three brothers, including his twin, Robert Littlefield '60, his fiancée, an uncle and several nieces and cousins.

Jay McC. Smith '63, September 5, 2002, in Portsmouth, N.H., at 65. He served in the Army as part of an entertainment corps and worked in the news business for several years. A Portsmouth city councilor and chair of the city's Historic District Commission, he also was a supporter of many charities and a patron of the arts. For years he operated The Press Room and Jack Quigley's, taverns where musicians played jazz, folk and pop music.

Joyce MacDonald Reed '64, May 9, 2002, in Boston, Mass., at 61. She earned an M.A.T. at Harvard and taught at Girls Trade High School and Copley Square High School in Boston, Mass. She is survived by her husband, James Reed, and her father, sister, brother, two nephews and a niece.

Carol Johnson DiSylvester '65, August 7, 2002, in Laguna Beach, Calif., at 59. Her business career included management and technical editing position at the Hartford Insurance Group in Connecticut, General Electric in Pittsfield, Mass., and the Robert E. Nolan Company in Dallas, Texas. She is survived by her husband, Sebastian Charles DiSylvester, and a sister.

Paul Allerton '77, June 6, 2001, in New York, N.Y., at 47. Survivors include his father, Joseph Allerton.

Susan R. Cragin '99, September 25, 2002, in New Jersey, at 24. A Baker Scholar and member of the ice hockey team at Colby, she was an assistant vice president at Merrill Lynch in Princeton, N.J. She is survived by her parents, Edwin '62 and Virginia Murphy Cragin '61, her two sisters, her brother and her grandmother.

Kristina Ann Stahl '99, September 11, 2002, in Farmington, Conn., at 25. A two-time All-America in lacrosse, she was on the faculty of Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn., where she also coached girls' lacrosse and soccer. She was working toward a master's degree at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She is survived by her parents, William K. and Karin Stahl, her paternal grandparents, her aunt and her uncle.

Jason Gimbel '02, October 14, 2002, in New York, N.Y., at 22. He had begun a banking career with Goldenberg, Hehmeyer & Co. in New York. Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Judy Gimbel, and a sister.

Alice "Lil" Poirier, October 26, 2002, in Waterville, Maine, at 81. She worked at the College for more than two decades as secretary in the English, Government and History departments and as administrative assistant in the Dean of Faculty's Office. During World War II she was a U.S. Army nurse in France and the Aleutian Islands, where she met John E. Poirier '44, D.M.D., whom she married in 1948. After retiring from Colby she worked another decade for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, assisting disaster victims all over the country and in Puerto Rico. She is survived by her six children and 11 grandchildren.

 


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