Jan S. Hogendorn

Oct. 10, 2017, in East Vassalboro, Maine, at 79. An economics professor at Colby from 1966 to 2004, he taught courses in development economics and comparative systems, became department chair, and, in 1977, was awarded the Grossman Professorship in Economics, one of the first endowed chairs at Colby. He was a prolific author of more than 50 scholarly articles and essays, multiple editions of economics textbooks, and three books on the history of agriculture, slavery, and abolition in West Africa. During his academic career he accumulated many honors and awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1986 and visiting professorships in Turkey, Nigeria, and England. Survivors include his wife, Dianne, his son, Christiaan, and two grandchildren.

Patrick C.W. Mullen

Nov. 27, 2017, in Waterville, Maine, at 86. A Colby employee for 14 years, he worked as a project supervisor on new buildings and renovations in the 1980s and early 1990s. Previously, he worked construction in Maine and abroad. He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and earned the rank of radioman petty officer 2nd class. He enjoyed fishing and Nascar and was a member of the Waterville Lodge of Elks. Survivors include two daughters, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Barbara R. Holden '42

Nov. 4, 2017, in Peabody, Mass., at 96. She earned a master’s in French language and literature from Middlebury in 1947 and, in 1952, was awarded a Fulbright grant to study at the University of Strasbourg. She taught French at Malden High School for 20 years and then became head of foreign languages at Winchester High School until she retired in 1982. She was given the Palmes Academiques medal in 1967 from the French Ministry of Education for her work furthering Franco-American relations. Reading, traveling, and genealogy occupied her free time. She’s survived by three generations of 47 nieces and nephews.

Frederic O. Sargent '42

Aug. 8, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla., at 97. He served with the Air Force in World War II in Europe and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He used the G.l. Bill to further his education at the Sorbonne in France as a Fulbright Scholar, in Mexico, and at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his doctorate in 1952. He taught economics at universities in Texas, Colorado, and Vermont, where he taught for 23 years and worked on behalf of the environment on numerous rural planning projects. He loved time in the Vermont outdoors, traveled widely, enjoyed writing, painting, and ceramics, and discussed current issues at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sarasota. Predeceased by his siblings Dwight E. Sargent ’39 and Miriam Sargent Watson ’43, he is survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley, three children, and four grandchildren.

Robert De Cormier '43

Nov. 7, 2017, in Rutland, Vt., at 95. Choral conductor, musician, composer, and humanitarian, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Juilliard School of Music after being wounded during World War II while serving in the Army. He was music director of the New York Choral Society 1970-87, arranged music for Harry Belafonte, and was music director for Peter, Paul, and Mary. He assembled choral groups that recorded albums and appeared on television, and he befriended folk music greats such as Odetta and Pete Seeger. In 1993 he became the first director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and, in 2000, he created a professional vocal ensemble, Counterpoint, which performed and recorded extensively. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Louise Dobbs De Cormier, a daughter, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Laura Tapia Aitken '45

Nov. 5, 2017, in Binghamton, N.Y., at 93. She arrived at Colby from Panama in 1941 as one of the College’s first international students. She earned a master’s in psychology from Wellesley in 1946 and enjoyed a career as a primary school teacher before earning a Ph.D. from Fordham University. She became a professor of education at William Patterson College and was named professor emerita there in 1997. Two children, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a brother survive her.

Roselle Tharion '46

June 14, 2014, in East Sandwich, Mass., at 90. She earned a master’s in psychology from Boston University and practiced counseling in the Middleboro Public School system for more than 25 years. Four daughters, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren survive her.

John H. “Jack” Kimpel '48

Sept. 6, 2017, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., at 93. Before attending Colby, he served in the Army in World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He went on to a career at the Social Security Administration and became a district manager. He was active in his church and was a longtime member of his local Kiwanis Club. Witty and humorous, he loved the poetry of Ogden Nash and James Whitcomb Riley and could recite hundreds of their poems. He played golf, skied, and solved crosswords. Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Frances Benner Kimpel ’49, he is survived by four children, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Martha Morrill McDonough '48

Sept. 2, 2017, in Miami, Fla., at 90. She earned a master’s in English literature from Boston University in 1958 and went on to a 35-year career teaching English at Miami Dade College North. She was also an active member of the Ceramic League of Miami. A daughter and a grandson survive her.

Helen Moore Phillips '48

Aug. 28, 2017, in Walpole, Mass., at 91. An administrator and teacher, she spent 52 years at Mount Ida College—40 as a business teacher, three as an overseer, and nine as a trustee—became director of its business college, and coauthored a textbook on technical typewriting. She earned a masterís in education in 1960 and a CAGS in 1969, both from Boston University, and an honorary doctor of laws degree from Mount Ida in 2004. She was active in professional business organizations and with her church. She was an avid traveler with her husband of 65 years, Russell S. Phillips ’49, who predeceased her.

Beverly Barnett Ammann '49

Sept. 11, 2017, in Ocean Pines, Md., at 90. In addition to raising her children, she was a social worker in numerous settings, retiring from the Egenolf Early Childhood Center in Elizabeth, N.J. A volunteer with her church and civic organizations, she also played the cello in various music groups throughout her life. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Charles Ammann, three children, five granddaughters, and four great-grandchildren.

Barbara Van Every Bosworth '49

Jan. 29, 2016, in Margate, Fla., at 88. She worked for a period as a lab technician and then turned her attention to her home and family while teaching at a nursery school. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, and reading. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Earl Bosworth ’49, and two daughters.

Lynwood P. Harriman '49

Nov. 21, 2017, in New Bedford, Mass., at 90. He served with the Navy during World War II before earning a master’s in education from the University of Maine. His career included roles as high school principal in Maine and superintendent of schools in Maine and in Fairhaven, Mass. He served in leadership roles in numerous educational associations and belonged to even more fraternal organizations. Predeceased by his wife, Donna Elliott Harriman ’48, and his son Peter B. Harriman ’73, he is survived by two children, seven grandchildren, six great-grandsons, and a brother.

Newton V. Bates '50

Oct. 3, 2017, in Vineland, N.J., at 90. Following an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy after World War II, he graduated from Colby and then established a retail career with the F.W. Woolworth Company. He worked in locations throughout the Northeast and retired in 1992 as a store manager. A faithful member of the Baptist church in Vineland, he also enjoyed vacationing in Vermont and New Hampshire. Predeceased by his father, Rev. Raymond Bates, Class of 1922, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn, two siblings, including Phyllis Bates Sewell ’54, six children, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. 

Albert L. Bernier '50

Dec. 3, 2017, in Waterville, Maine, at 95. His undergraduate career at Colby was interrupted by service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He earned a law degree in 1953 from Yale University and practiced law in Waterville in a firm that eventually became Marden, Dubord, Bernier, Chandler, & Stevens. His political involvement included time as a city councilman, a state representative, a city solicitor, and mayor of Waterville. He was also involved in civic organizations such as his church, the library, and Mid-Maine Medical Center. A family man, he shared his love of the outdoors with those closest to him. Predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Shirley Fellows Bernier ’49, he is survived by seven children, including Michelle Bernier Hatch ’75 and husband Roger Hatch ’75, David Bernier ’79, and Meg Bernier Boyd ’81, 17 grandchildren, including Rachel Hatch ’05 and Katie Bernier ’20, six great-grandchildren, and two sisters.

Elizabeth Jacobs Christopoulos '50

Nov. 2, 2017, in Sun City Center, Fla., at 88. She completed nurses training at Maine General Hospital and practiced nursing in hospitals, emergency rooms, a doctorís office, and an elementary school in Naples, Italy. She took her role as an Air Force wife seriously, supporting young Air Force wives and military traditions. A singer, she belonged to the Sweet Adelines in Florida and internationally, performing on a tour through Italy. She was also known as a generous hostess, avid reader, traveler, bridge partner, seamstress, and cook. Predeceased by her father, Robert L. Jacobs Sr. ’24, and her brothers, Robert L. Jacobs Jr. ’49 and Donald M. Jacobs ’50, she is survived by two daughters, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Charlotte Crandall Graves '50

Sept. 24, 2017, in Ware, Mass., at 88. While raising her daughters and tending her home, she belonged to Ware’s camera club, hospital auxiliary, and social science club. She also established a local chapter of Operation Friendship—a youth exchange program—and initiated a longstanding story hour for children at a library, where she was the first woman on its board of directors and served as treasurer for more than 30 years. Her four daughters, a granddaughter, and a brother survive her.

Beverly Deschenes Libby '50

Dec. 3, 2017, in South Portland, Maine, at 89. Bev completed her nursing degree in 1952 after training at Maine General Hospital in Portland, where she was a nursing instructor for the next five years. She then went into education and taught high school in Scarborough and Portland, where she also coached the swim team to three state championships. Physically active, she played tennis, swam in the ocean, and was a Nastar (NAtional STAndard Race) recreational ski racing national champion. Survivors include her son, Ken, and three grandchildren.

Robert A. Marden '50

Oct. 29, 2017, in Waterville, Maine, at 90. He joined the U.S. Navy in high school and became an aerial gunner and aviation radioman. He earned a law degree from Boston University in 1951, then returned to Waterville and joined his dad in his law firm, which later became Marden, Dubord, Bernier, & Stevens, where he practiced throughout his career. He served on the Waterville City Council, was county attorney, and was president of the Maine State Senate as part of his two terms as state senator. He was active with civic groups, including the Maine Bar Association and the Boy Scouts, and he served on numerous local boards, including Thayer Hospital and Waterville Savings Bank. He was a Colby trustee from 1974 to 1993, when he was named trustee emeritus. Skiing, boating, and music brought him much pleasure. He played with the Al Corey Band and represented Maine playing at the New York and Montreal World Fairs. Predeceased by his father, the Honorable H.C. Marden ’21, LL.D. ’64, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley “Scoop” Marshall Marden ’49, four children, including Sharon Marden Johnson ’76, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and three siblings, including Roberta Marden Alden ’47.

Patricia Root Wheeler '50

Oct. 27, 2017, in Jaffrey, N.H., at 89. The teaching certificates she earned from Boston University and Tufts supported her long teaching career. She taught kindergarten in Boston and in Swanzey, N.H., then opened The Sand Box preschool in Jaffrey, where she taught for more than 40 years. She taught Sunday school at her church, was a Girl Scout leader, and served on the school boardóactivities, along with teaching, that earned her the honor of Jaffrey’s Citizen of the Year in 2001. Hiking, skiing, playing tennis and bridge, and playing the piano, accordion, and steel drums filled her leisure time. Survivors include six children, 28 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Nancy Nilson Archibald '51

July 21, 2017, in Hingham, Mass., at 85. A committed volunteer throughout her life, she was active with her church, a local food pantry, and Scituate Etrusco Associates, which loans equipment to people with disabilities. Predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Archibald ’51, she is survived by three daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

George S. Wales '51

Sept. 3, 2017, in Granville, Ohio, at 89. A storied athlete at Colby, he served in the Army during the Korean War before building a career in marketing textiles and sportswear, retiring as vice president of marketing at the Golf Works in 1988. In retirement, he built furniture, traveled, and advocated for environmental preservation. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lorraine Arcese Wales ’54, three children, and three grandchildren.

David S. Crocket III '52

Dec. 30, 2017, in Easton, Pa., at 86. He earned masterís and doctorate degrees in inorganic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire, his studies interrupted by service during the Korean War. He began teaching chemistry at Lafayette College in 1959 as an instructor and stayed for 37 years, becoming a full professor and also serving 20 years in administrative roles, including associate provost and associate dean of the college. He was involved with numerous professional and honorary groups, was a deacon, trustee, and elder at his Presbyterian church, and was a scoutmaster. Survivors include four children, 10 grandchildren, and five grandchildren.

Edna Miller Mordecai '52

July 22, 2017, in Lebanon, N.H., at 86. After 18 years as a stay-at-home mother, she pursued a career in mental health, earning a masterís and a Ph.D. and enjoying a career as a teacher, supervisor, and director of training at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, where she founded an infant-family mental-health training program. In retirement, she remained engaged in causes she cared about, including children, women with young children, and the rehabilitation of women incarcerated in New Hampshire, and was active in civic organizations. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Mark Mordecai ’51, four children, including Carol Mordecai Myers ’80, many grandchildren, including Kenneth Wesley Robbins ’17, and two sisters.

Stanley G. Pike '52

Dec. 24, 2017, in Vero Beach, Fla., at 89. After serving with the U.S. Navy, he worked in insurance, first as a claims adjuster with Arnica Insurance and moving up to regional vice president, the position from which he retired after 38 years with the company. He summered on Cape Cod and spent winters in Florida, enjoying golfing, sailing, and camping. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Suzanne, two children, and four grandchildren.

Aubrey Keef '54

April 5, 2017, at 84. He served in the Air Force for three years immediately after Colby and then worked in sales. He and his wife, Julia, had three children.

Judith Jenkins Totman '54

Nov. 22, 2017, in York, Maine, at 84. A military wife who lived in five states during her husbandís military career, she worked various jobs: director of continuing education at Bentley College, president of the American Institute for Banking, and in textbook publishing. She earned graduate degrees from Harvard in the 1970s, including a doctorate in education. She was a tireless fundraiser and leader for her class at Colby and earned a Colby Brick in 2009 for her efforts. In retirement, she continued helping her community through charitable work and community participation. The arts, womenís issues, and her congregational church were important to her. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Frank H. Totman ’53, three children, nine grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

John. N. Reisman '55

Sept. 19, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio, at 84. He served in the Army after Colby and then began a 36-year career with Lazarus Department Stores as a buyer of men’s fine clothing. He was active in the Unitarian Universalist Church for almost 60 years, including 20 years cooking for a homeless shelter at the church, and volunteered for more than 20 years at Employment for Seniors, which named their volunteer of the year award in his honor. In 2013 he was inducted into the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. He enjoyed international travel and Road Scholar tours with his wife of 59 years, Jane Daib Reisman í58, who survives him along with their two children and five grandchildren. A brother, Richard, also survives him.

Kenneth Van Praag '55

Sept. 10, 2017, in Fort Pierce, Fla., at 84. His career as a political administrator began with the State of New York and finished with Rensselaer County as an assistant budget director, director of the Manpower Program, and ultimately as public health director. He was a loyal 41-year member of the Kiwanis Club, serving a year as president and as lieutenant governor. In retirement, he played shuffleboard and was league president, enjoyed skiing, and spent countless hours on the beach. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jane, three children, and three grandchildren.

Barbara Hardigan McLaren '55

July 14, 2017, in Orrís Island, Maine, at 84. She transferred from Colby to the Katherine Gibbs College and graduated as an executive secretary. A homemaker and wife, she raised four sons while doing volunteer work. Later, she worked as a vocational counselor and owned an export business. Her husband of 61 years, Parker, four children, and several grandchildren survive her.

Robert E. Adel Sr. '56

Oct. 31, 2017, in Fort Collins, Colo., at 82. He earned a masterís in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and then worked for Kodak for 33 years, moving from Rochester, N.Y., to Guadalajara, Mexico, to Windsor, Colo., where he stayed until he retired. His passion for birding occupied his retirement years with visits to all seven continents logging 713 different North American species and more than 2,400 bird species worldwide. His wife of 61 years, Dorothy “Dodi” Aikman Adel ’56, two children, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren survive him.

John Jubinsky '56

Aug. 4, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii, at 83. He earned a law degree from the University of Chicago in 1959 and then moved to Hawaii, where he served briefly in the Army before beginning his law career at Ashford & Wriston, eventually rising to partner. In 2009 Honolulu Magazine recognized him as lawyer of the year for real estate law. He was also an avid golfer, wine lover, foodie, history buff, philanthropist, and champion of education. His wife of 50 years, Teresita, two children, and two grandchildren survive him.

Ronald C. Sandborg '56

Nov. 8, 2017, in Eau Claire, Wis., at 84. An athlete since high school, he was an exercise and athletics enthusiast. Daily runs, bicycling, paddleball, and handball were his passions — he tried unsuccessfully to master golf. His 40-year professional career was spent selling paper for International Paper. He also traveled extensively in Europe, South America, and Mexico. Survivors include his three children, four grandchildren, and a sister.

Sally Dixon Hartin '57

Aug. 17, 2017, in Centerville, Mass., at 81. A wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, she dedicated herself to family while enjoying playing bridge and tennis. She worked for 10 years as a realtor and was a member of her church. Survivors include her five children, 18 grandchildren, and a brother.

David H. Mills '57

Aug. 22, 2017, in Waterville, Maine, at 82. As a Colby student, he won Woodrow Wilson and Danforth Fellowships to pursue graduate study at the University of Illinois and Harvard University, where he spent six years acting and directing plays. He spent the next 15 years in Rome, Italy, working as a professional theater and film actor, writing dialogue, and translating more than 125 films from seven different languages into English. He joined Colby’s English Department in 1984 and taught English, public speaking, Italian, and debate for more than 30 years. He was the faculty advisor to Colby’s debate team, which often performed well in highly competitive regional debate tournaments, and, as a lifelong student of the art of pedagogy, established the Center for Teaching at Colby. For 32 years he hosted past and present students at his home for dinners and bridge, sharing his love of cooking, classical music, art, and languages with the legions of students who survive him.

Peter D. Rigero '57

Dec. 6, 2017, in West Boylston, Mass., at 84. He earned a law degree from Boston College in 1962 and practiced law in Boston for seven years. A career as a clerk followed, including jobs as assistant clerk and remand clerk, until he was appointed clerk magistrate to the Uxbridge District Court in 1975, a position he held for 31 years. He belonged to the UNICO Club of Worcester, was a lifelong member of his Catholic church, and enjoyed gardening and European travel. Survivors include a brother, nieces, and nephews.

Diane Powers Behlke '59

July 4, 2017, in Manchester, Conn., at 79. While raising her children, she had a career in retail clothing, working and managing two different shops. As an expert gardener, she was involved with local gardening clubs and had her home featured on garden tours. She served as president for the Highland Park School PTA and was involved with a swim and tennis club. Survivors include her husband, Roy Behlke, two children, four grandchildren, and two siblings.

John V. Gibson '59

Dec. 28, 2017, in Vero Beach, Fla., at 82. He established a career in banking with Chase Manhattan Bank, traveling extensively worldwide and retiring after 25 years as a vice president. Deep-sea fishing and golfing were his favorite pastimes. Two sons, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive him.

David H. Lawrence '59

Oct. 23, 2017, in Connecticut at 79. A science teacher, he taught for eight years in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. He later enjoyed a 23-year career as a vice principal and principal with Hartford public schools, where he was an advocate for the prevention of high school dropouts. He loved to sing and perform in theatrical productions, he was active in his church and its youth fellowship, and he savored skiing and hiking. Survivors include four children, two step-daughters, six grandchildren, and a sister, Karen Lawrence Haskell ’67.

Wendy McWilliam Denneen '60

Nov. 2, 2017, in Fremont, N.H., at 79. A master’s of education, earned in 1961 from Boston University, propelled her into a 20-plus-year education career, teaching middle schoolers in Massachusetts, Delaware, and New Hampshire. She volunteered in her community and was a trustee at Nesmith Library in Windham, N.H., while also enjoying travelóespecially cruisingóreading, and bargain hunting. Predeceased by her husband, George Denneen Jr. ’58, she is survived by two children, four grandsons, and two siblings.

Andrew L. Sheldon '60

Nov. 25, 2017, in Tallahassee, Fla., at 79. He earned a doctorate in zoology from Cornell University, conducted research, and then began a career as a professor at the University of Montana, where he chaired the zoology department 1979-82 and was director of the Wildlife Biology Program 1990-93. He received the University of Montana Distinguished Teaching Award and Career Achievement Award from the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in 2003, the same year he became professor emeritus. His research on the stonefly led to the discovery of new species, six of which bear his name. He was a skilled hunter and fisherman who enjoyed canoeing. His wife, Linda, two sons, two stepdaughters, two grandchildren, and two siblings survive him.

A. Lawrence Barr '63

Oct. 29, 2017, in Francestown, N.H., at 81. After graduating from Colby, he spent six years in the Army stationed in Germany. He returned to the U.S. and began a teaching career, first in Englewood, N.J., and then for 16 years in Peterborough, N.H. He left teaching in 1986 and started a career in real estate in New Hampshire. He served on numerous real estate committees and in civic organizations. He was also executive director for the national chapter of Kappa Delta Rho representing KDR alumni. Survivors include his wife, Carol, two twin daughters, a niece, and three grandchildren.

Robert T. Moulton Jr. '63

Sept. 1, 2017, in Salem, Mass., at 77. A reader and American historian, he earned an M.L.S. degree from the University of Rhode Island and worked for historical library institutions in Massachusetts. Three siblings and five nieces and nephews survive him.

Neil B. Clipsham '65

July 13, 2017, in North Wales, Pa., at 76. He was a veteran of the Coast Guard, where he served for two years. His professional career focused on sales at various engineering firms. Woodworking, gardening, and model trains were his sources of relaxation. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jean Hoffmann Clipsham ’66, two sons, two grandchildren, and a sister.

Norman E. Phillips Jr. '66

Sept. 20, 2017, at 73. A standout athlete, he was signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1966 and debuted at Yankee Stadium as a relief pitcher in 1970. He was one of a few pitchers to pitch a no-hitter at five of six levels of baseball. He was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. After his baseball career, he was a water treatment consultant and started his own air filtering business, Nu-Air Corporation. He enjoyed golf and was a skilled woodworker. His fiancée, Barbara Page, his daughter, and his sister survive him.

H. Constance Hill '67

Dec. 12, 2017, in Massachusetts at 73. She was a freelance travel writer who lived in Europe for many years. She later switched her focus to metaphysics, leading mind/body/spirit workshops and writing books, including Wisdom from Beyond. Survivors include extended family, such as her cousin Stephen Ewing ’98.

Ross M. “Skip” Kolhonen '67

Dec. 1, 2017, in Boston, Mass., at 71. He taught school on North Haven Island, Maine, for three years after Colby before setting off for an adventurous year of worldwide travel. He settled in Salem, Mass., and in 1974 opened The Record Exchange, which became his passion. He was also an avid golfer, a committed marathoner who ran races on many continents, including Africa and Antarctica, and a 40-year season pass holder of the Boston Celtics, who honored him on their jumbotron following his death. He continued to travel extensively, and he read the New York Times to stay well-informed, contributing frequent editorials about social justice issues. Survivors include his partner, Lorraine Benoit, and two sisters.

Joanne “Jan” Weddell Magyar '71

Aug. 26, 2017, in Rockport, Maine, at 68. A committed mother and homemaker, she was also an optician who managed eye care facilities, established her own business in 2006, and was on the board of the New York Optometric Center. She was also a dynamic volunteer, including with Colby, where she served as chair of the Alumni Council, as an overseer, and as a two-term trustee, 2001-07. She and her husband established the Magyar Family Scholarship in 1998, and in 2000 she received a Colby Brick Award for her service. Survivors include her husband, Steve Magyar ’71, their children, Elizabeth Magyar Stockwell ’98 and Paul Magyar ’00, and two grandsons.

Steven Gaynor '72

Nov. 5, 2017, in Coral Springs, Fla., at 67. A businessman, he turned around three financially challenged companies and started two of his own — Salem Saddlery and Gem Industries. Survivors include his wife, Dale, two daughters, two stepsons, four granddaughters, two sisters, and his mother.

William A. Miniutti '75

Aug. 17, 2017, in Scarborough, Maine, at 63. A writer and poet, passionate fan of the New England Patriots, and a friend to many, he worked various jobs through his life: steel valve sales rep, painting business owner, and live-in caretaker for his father. Survivors include nine siblings, including Michael Miniutti ’72, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert S. Nicoll '78

May 8, 2017, in Bath, Maine, at 66. Survivors include his wife, Kim Odell, a son, and two brothers.

Rhonda Htoo '79

Aug. 31, 2017, in Boston, Mass., at 60. An artist and traveler, she established a career in information technology and served as project manager at Northeastern University and Harvard Business School. She earned an M.B.A. from Northeastern in 1999 and was a certified project manager. She excelled in various artistic mediums, embraced world music, traveled extensively, enjoyed cooking and hosting dinners, and was active in supporting the Jimmy Fund Walk for the Dana-Farber Cancer Instituteís Thoracic Center. She died from the cancers with which she lived her adult life. Survivors include her husband, John O’Connell, her parents, and three sisters.

James E. Stuart '91

Oct. 9, 2017, in Hinesburg, Vt., at 48. A programmer, manager, and systems and network administrator, he earned a master’s in computer science from the University of Vermont in 1994 and worked for Burpee.com, Qvault, and Middlebury College, where he was associate vice president for information technology at the time of his unexpected death. An animal lover, he served on the board of Homeward Bound, Addison County’s humane society, for 12 years, much of it as president. His parents, Carol and Jim, and a sister survive him.

Kathleen “Katie” A. Dunn '92

Oct. 17, 2017, in Vassalboro, Maine, at 56. An educator, traveler, and nature lover, she traversed the country planting trees, living in Northern California before returning to live in Maine. She was a chef at the Last Unicorn in Waterville before turning her focus to education. While pursuing graduate degrees, she taught at Williams Junior High for four years and then at Waterville Senior High School for 19, where she was advisor to both the school newspaper and the school’s Gay/Straight Alliance. Her husband, Ron, and her two children survive her.

Christopher W. Malcomb '92

Aug. 18, 2017, in Westminister, Mass., at 47. He earned an M.A. in education from Lesley College in 1997, the same year he moved to California to work as a sixth-grade teacher in El Cerrito. He earned a second masterís, in creative writing, from UCSF in 2009, and established “The Mindful Writer” while teaching creative writing. He was a spiritual person who shared and practiced the tenets of his spirituality with others. Survivors include his parents and a brother.

Sean Kamp '06

Oct. 22, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at 34. Sean earned a master’s in critical studies from the University of Southern California and then returned to Texas and performed stand-up comedy. He loved classic films and rock and roll, especially the Beatles. He suffered from bipolar disorder during the last 10 years, making contact with others difficult. He died of natural causes. His parents, Cylia and John, and his twin brother, Ian, survive him.