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Peter G. Alfond

July 10, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla., at 65. A philanthropist and Colby friend, he was a senior executive of Dexter Shoe Company and president of PanAm Shoe. He founded Kippur Corporation in 2007 and created the Peter Alfond Foundation in 1994, both of which supported education and health care initiatives. He served on numerous boards and advisory committees for educational and community organizations, and at Colby he supported the Colby Museum of Art and the Center for Small Town Jewish Life. He loved to travel and was in Africa when he contracted malaria, which caused his death. Predeceased by his parents, Harold P’72, GP’92 and Dorothy “Bibby” Alfond ’38, P’72, GP’92, he is survived by four children, three siblings—Trustee Bill Alfond ’72, Colby Museum Board of Governor Ted Alfond P’92, GP’21, and Susan Alfond—and extended family, including cousins Museum Board of Governor Peter Lunder ’56, D.F.A ’98 and Trustee Paula Lunder, D.F.A. ’98.

Corinne Jones Zimmerman '44

April 19, 2017, in Burlington, Vt., at 95. A homemaker, she raised five children before working at the University of Vermont at the medical library, where she played a key role establishing the medical school audio-visual library. She belonged to the Green Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and also to Eastern Star. Those five children survive her, as do 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Floyd L. Harding '45

April 23, 2017, in Ocala, Fla., at 93. He left Colby in 1943 to serve with the U.S. Army in World War II and was taken as a prisoner of war. He graduated from Boston University Law School in 1949 and began a private law practice in Presque Isle, Maine, in 1952. He was a three-term Maine state senator and served as majority leader 1965-67, championing causes of Aroostook County. He belonged to civic organizations, was active with his church, and helped revitalize vocational education in Presque Isle. Survivors include eight children, including Alan Harding ’75, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, including Lawrence Adams ’69, Nancy Adams ’75, and Scott Adams ’76.

George E. Heppner '45

Feb. 10, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., at 93. He left Colby his sophomore year to enlist with the U.S. Army then graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1951. A civil engineer, he worked for the City of Hartford for more than 35 years, including time as city engineer. He belonged to professional organizations and his church and he volunteered for Meals on Wheels. A photographer and traveler, he presented slide shows at local organizations. Predeceased by his brother, Francis J. Heppner ’46, he is survived by four children and eight grandchildren.

Norma Frost Sawyer '45

March 13, 2017, in West Chester, Ohio, at 95. She was a homemaker and mother all her life, living in Waterville with her husband until they moved to Florida in 1960. She found pleasure in reading, playing bridge, and traveling. Two children, five granddaughters, 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother survive her.

Dorothy Allen Goettman '46

March 5, 2017, in Winter Park, Fla., at 92. Home and family were her focus while she moved to 13 states from New England to the South for her husbandís engineering career. Later in life, she played duplicate bridge and attended church in Clearwater, Fla. Four children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren survive her.

Ruth Jaffe Gordon '47

July 7, 2017, at 92. She was a homemaker who was involved with the local P.T.A. and other civic organizations. Her two children and five grandchildren survive her.

Flora Pearse Smith '48

July 21, 2015, in Belfast, Maine, at 88. She taught high school social studies in Ellsworth, Maine, until 1952, when she turned her attention full time to her home and family. She and her husband, Dana Smith, raised four children, including Bette Smith Sturtevant ’81.  

Fred H. Hammond Jr. '49

Feb. 1, 2017, in Maryland at 91. He served in the U.S. Army before attending Colby and spent two years studying at Harvard after Colby. He was a research scientist doing chemical research for Kendall Company in Cambridge, Mass. He established the Fred and Grace Rutherford Hammond Fund at Colby with his wife, Grace Rutherford Hammond ’50, who predeceased him. They raised two children.

Shirley Bond McGill '49

March 14, 2017, in Dover, Mass., at 89. She taught at Tenacre Country Day School for 35 years, was a part-time librarian, and was active in her community’s school committee and historical society. She drew pleasure from reading, gardening, and knitting. Five children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren survive her.

Nancy Semonian Newlove '49

March 13, 2017, in Glen Burnie, Md., at 89.

Carolyn McLean Coburn '50

April 28, 2017, in Portland, Maine, at 88. Carolyn established a career in insurance, beginning with Maine Bonding and Casualty Company and retiring 42 years later as assistant regional manager with Maryland Casualty Company. She loved the Red Sox and Celtics, rarely missing a game. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Albert Coburn, three sons, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Jean Cowie Floyd '51

June 3, 2017, in Saratoga, Calif., at 87. A mother and housewife for the first part of her life, she later worked for 18 years for Westfall Engineers in Saratoga. She was active with her church and remained active with Tri Deltas sorority, which she joined at Colby and continued through a chapter in California. She enjoyed entertaining, cooking, and sewing and had a deep love for animals. Her son and three grandchildren survive her.

Ernest V. Fortin '51

March 8, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla., at 88. He spent his career at New England Telephone / NYNEX / Bell Atlantic, working for 41 years mostly as division manager of operator services. He was regional vice president of the charitable organization Telephone Pioneers of America, was a dedicated member of golf clubs in Massachusetts and Florida, and, in retirement, was president of the Meadows Community Association where he lived. A dedicated Colby volunteer, he served nine years as a class agent, sat on the Alumni Council for 10 years, established a scholarship fund for students from his hometown of Madison, Maine, and helped his class set a participation record of 94 percent in 2001. For his dedication to the College, he was awarded a Colby Brick in 1997. Survivors include his wife, Patti, three children, two grandsons, and a brother.

Arthur F. McMahon '51

June 7, 2017, in Warwick, R.I., at 90. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he lived his life in Rhode Island and was the owner of the former City Plating Company in Providence. Survivors include two children, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Anthony F. Hall '52

Feb. 11, 2017, in Pacific Grove, Calif., at 88. After playing piano with groups in Waterville and New York City following graduation from Colby, he earned an M.L.S. from Columbia University and worked for more than 25 years at the UCLA University Research Library and eventually became head of library systems development.

Thornton “Ted” E. Lallier '53

April 20, 2016, at 84. He practiced law in Amesbury, Mass., after earning his J.D. from New England College. He served Colby as his class president and on reunion planning committees, and he sat on the Alumni Council. He and his wife, Erna, raised two sons.

Phebe Dow Runyon '53

June 18, 2017, in Brandon, Vt., at 85. Committed to family and community, she was active with her church and the Ladies Aid Society, taught English to Cambodian refugees, and tended her home and children. She also worked as a rural route carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Reading, canning vegetables, and doing the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle brought her joy. Predeceased by her sister, Frances Dow Wells ’45, survivors include four children, 10 grandchildren, a great-grandson, and two brothers.

Priscilla Crossfield Close '54

May 27, 2017, in Fairfield, Conn., at 86. A housewife and a mother, she made time for her interests in musical theater, choir, and cooking. She also enjoyed traveling, especially the world tour she took with members of the National Geographic Society. Her husband of 61 years, Lawrence, three children, five grandchildren, and a great-grandson survive her.

Nicholas M. Sarris '54

May 30, 2017, in Boston, Mass., at 85. He earned a law degree from Boston University in 1957 and opened a law firm in Boston and a second one in Dover, Mass. He was engaged with state and city politics, serving, for example, as deputy secretary of state, assistant attorney general, town selectman, and trustee of Tabor Academy, his alma mater. He also volunteered for Colby, serving as class agent for his 50th reunion and as president of the Colby Club of Boston, for which he received a Colby Brick Award in 1968. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Shirley, four children, including Andrea V. Sarris ’86, and five grandchildren.

Nancy Fortuine Westervelt '54

March 1, 2017, in Winslow, Maine, at 84. After moving around with her husband, they settled in Waterville in 1961, where she raised her seven children, worked part time as a writer and editor at Colby, and sang at the Opera House, in her church choir, and with the Colby community choir. She was a Eucharistic minister for two decades, served on the board of the condo association where she lived the last 10 years of her life, and loved cooking, gardening, and taking care of her cats. Predeceased by her husband, Peter Westervelt, a Colby classics professor for 25 years, she is survived by her six children, including Peter Westervelt ’85 and Hilda Westervelt ’92, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Ann Dillingham Ingraham '55

April 6, 2017, in Hallowell, Maine, at 83. A homemaker and a mother, she had a love of literature that she employed working at a library in Augusta, Maine, and as an editor at the Piscataquis Observer. She was a steady volunteer at Colby for the annual fund and on reunion planning committees. Three children, including Peter Ingraham ’84, four grandchildren, two siblings, and sister-in-law Pat Ingraham Murray ’54 survive her.

Russell M. Squire Jr. '55

July 1, 2017, in Exeter, N.H., at 83. He was a salesman in the corrugated packaging industry for a period and then was self-employed. He loved cats and was involved with feral cat rescue. Predeceased by his parents, Russell ’25 and Muriel Thomas Squire ’25, he is survived by his wife, Catherine, two children and a stepson, two granddaughters, and a sister, Barbara Squire Coleman ’53.

John W. Shute '57

Feb. 23, 2012, in St. Augustine, Fla., at 76. He served with the Army Reserves then worked for General Electric. He and his wife, Diane, raised two children.

Edward F. O’Brien Jr. '58

March 11, 2017, in Agawam, Mass., at 81. He served in the Air Force in the 1950s and then with the Air National Guard for 18 years. He worked as a probation officer in Springfield, Mass., enjoyed reading, and loved to play cards. Survivors include his wife, Luvia, two children, and six grandchildren.

Jane Spokesfield Hamilton '59

March 18, 2017, in Alton Bay, N.H., at 79. She worked as an administrative assistant in medical offices and volunteered in her community with the American Legion and as a driver for Care Givers. Her three daughters, five grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter survive her.

Linda Mackey Foehl '60

July 9, 2017, in Dover, Mass., at 78. She was a nursery school director and a kindergarten teacher, earning a master’s in early childhood education from Wheelock University in 1990. A talented actor and singer, she appeared in local productions and was recently honored for her service to the community. She played bass guitar in the bluegrass/folk band she cofounded 40 years ago, The Centre Streeters, and gathered her family around the piano for sing-alongs. Predeceased by her husband, William C. Foehl ’59, she is survived by four children, six grandchildren, and three sisters.

Patience Oliver Fisher '61

Jan. 5, 2017, in Lincoln, Neb., at 78. A trailblazing mathematics educator, she earned an M.A. in mathematics teaching in 1971 and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in 1992, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). She was the first computer teacher at Lincoln High School and later taught at UNL. Her work helping students overcome a fear of math won her many awards, including a 1985 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching and a Lifetime Achievement Award from UNLís Curriculum and Instruction Department. In 1989 she was commissioned an admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska. She was Maine’s first open-heart surgery patient in 1949 but canoed and hiked with vigor. Survivors include her husband, James, three sons, 10 grandchildren, and a sister.    

Anne “Sandy” Lovell Swenson '61

March 23, 2017, in Melrose, Mass., at 77. She worked at NYNEX / New England Telephone for 27 years, retiring as a manager. Her retirement years were spent playing golf in Florida and in Melrose. Survivors include two stepchildren, several step-grandchildren, and extended family, including cousins Patricia Blake Thomas ’51 and Mary Thomas Vassar ’51.

Thomas J. Evans Jr. '61

July 9, 2017, in California at 78. He served in the Marine Corps immediately after Colby, reaching the rank of captain. He went on to build a 40-year career in sales and founded his own company, Omni Packaging, which he ran with his wife. He loved nature and exploring California, playing and teaching cribbage, cooking, and jazz. His wife of 54 years, Marilyn Blom Evans ’61, three children, three grandchildren, and three siblings survive him.

Richard A. Lessard Sr. '62

May 8, 2017, in Sarasota, Fla., at 76. He worked as an electrical engineer before switching careers—earning an M.B.A. and becoming a certified public accountant with a private practice. He volunteered extensively in his community, including with the United Way, which named him their May 1992 Volunteer of the Month. Survivors include his wife, Maggie, three children, three stepchildren, 14 grandchildren, and two brothers.

Allen A. Donaghy '63

May 1, 2016, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., at 75. He earned a master’s from the University of Illinois, served in the U.S. Air Force, then entered his familyís real estate business in St. Johnsbury, where he was twice named Vermont Realtor of the Year. He was a former president of the Vermont Realtor Association and belonged to other civic organizations. He enjoyed world travel, hunting, and skiing. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lucia, two children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Robert W. Woodward Jr. '64

July 14, 2017, in Plymouth, Mass., at 76. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and received a Bronze Star Medal for his service. He became a professional tour guide specializing in historical Boston and New England. International travel and jazz were also interests. Two brothers survive him.


Kenneth J. Murray '65

June 14, 2017, in Las Cruces, N.M., at 73. He earned a J.D. from Boston University Law School in 1968, passed the Massachusetts bar exam, and joined the U.S. Air Force and JAG Corps. He served as a judge advocate and a military judge, receiving the Joint Service Commendation Medal in 1973. He was a civil service judge advocate for the remainder of his career.  In retirement, he traveled the western U.S. in his fifth wheel, played water volleyball, and gardened. His wife, Hazel Murray, two children, and two siblings survive him.

Thomas “Tim” A. Hill '65

July 20, 2017, in Freeport, Maine, at 74. He served four years with the U.S. Navy after earning a master’s in teaching at the University of Pittsburgh in 1968. He taught history and social studies in Maine and was named Yarmouth Teacher of the Year in 1987. After teaching he worked for L.L.Bean as a sales rep and trainer, putting to use his skills as a fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. He taught Sunday school, acted in local productions, and possessed a fine sense of humor. His wife of 52 years, Adora Clark Hill ’65, two sons, four grandchildren, and two siblings survive him.


Merrilyn Aldrich Egbert '66

July 2, 2017, in Richmond, Va., at 72. A devoted mother, she also taught nursery school. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Robert Egbert ’66, two children, a grandson, and a brother.

Robert O. Nelson '67

May 14, 2017, in Spokane, Wash., at 72. He joined the Air Force in 1967, completed Officers Training School in June 1968, and earned his wings in August 1969. After two tours in Vietnam, he stayed in the Air Force for a total of 11 years then was a commercial pilot for United Airlines. He started an investment firm, Nelson Securities, in 1983, eventually opening offices in Spokane, San Diego, and Florida. Along the way, he earned an M.B.A. from Gonzaga University. His wife, Megan, two children, four grandchildren, his first wife, his mother, and a brother survive him.

Robert W. Koons '68

Jan. 4, 2015, in Maryland at 68. A dedicated conservationist and lover of the outdoors, he spent 25 years in the Southwest, serving as director of the Robert T. Wilson Foundation and later as executive director of the Grand Canyon Association. He helped establish the Flagstaff (Ariz.) Community Foundation and the Second Chance Center for Animals and, during the last 10 years, was executive director of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. Predeceased by his father, E. Donaldson Koons, chair of Colby’s Geology Department for 41 years, he is survived by his wife, Jan Koons, two sons, a grandson, and three siblings, including John D. Koons ’72 and Linnea Koons Mathews ’79.

James A. Steen '68

Oct. 7, 2015, in Missouri at 69. He earned his dentistry degree in 1972 from the University of Washington, followed by a career in private practice. Two children, a sister, and his former wife survive him.

Michael C. Stankus '69

April 12, 2017, Vero Beach, Fla., at 70. He served in the Merchant Marines 1968-72 then worked at Sikorski Aircraft as a safety engineer and later at URS as a munitions specialist and safety engineer. He volunteered for more than 20 years with Special Olympics, taught fly tying for the Wounded Warriors of Virginia program, and was active with his church choir. His wife, Wendy, two children, two stepchildren, 15 grandchildren, and a brother survive him.

Robert A. Colby '70

May 23, 2017, in Boston, Mass., at 68. He established a career in mortgage insurance and banking, and in his personal life enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and skiing. His two children and four grandchildren survive him.

Louis D. Gordon '71

April 19, 2017, in Yonkers, N.Y., at 67. A former TV, sports, and video producer, he also worked as a congressional press secretary and public relations consultant. He was most recently executive director of BALCONY, Business and Labor Coalition of New York, which he founded in 2006 from a start-up coalition. He was also president of the board of Dance Spotlight, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Martha Graham dance technique.

William Michael Meserve '72

Feb. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Va., at 67. His graduate studies in Asian history, political science, and law were interrupted by a job offer with the State Departmentís Foreign Service, beginning a 30-year career focused on Japan and China. His positions included political advisor, U.S. Army Pacific, minister-counselor for political affairs, consul general in Japan, and deputy chief of the economic political section in Hong Kong. He was a gifted linguist who won many Department of State awards. He traveled extensively in retirement, including to his home state of Maine, loved to cook, and shared stories and advice readily. Survivors include his wife, M. Carol Moland ’72, two daughters, and a brother. 

Edward Tom Dore III '73

April 7, 2017, in Connecticut. A philosopher, interpreter, and skydiver, he served two tours in Vietnam before graduating from Colby. He went on to earn a masterís and to work for the state of Connecticut, developing the sign language interpreting program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College. He’d took thousands of jumps as a skydiver and inspired others at the Ellington Drop Zone outside of Hartford. Three children and a granddaughter survive him.

Leon A. Bradbury Jr. '76

March 8, 2017, in Avon, Conn., at 63. After Colby, he did doctoral studies in philosophy at Brown University and further graduate work in computer science. He worked in television production in Los Angeles, traveled widely, and toured extensively by bicycle, including a U.S. coast-to-coast crossing and a 5,000-mile tour of Europe. Predeceased by his father, Leon Bradbury ’33, he is survived by his sister, Lynn A. Bradbury ’72, and two nieces, including Jennifer Bradbury Isaacson ’18.

Charles J. Bennett III '77

April 23, 2017, in Kennebunkport, Maine, at 63. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maine at Machias, worked at The Jackson Laboratory, then moved to Bangor and was a custom picture framer. He enjoyed writing, singing, and dancing, loved to travel, and had a passion for sports. His two children, eight siblings, and companion, Cindy Hammond, survive him.

James I. Tribble '78

March 15, 2017, in Scituate, Mass., at 60. He earned an M.S. in geology/geophysics from Boston University then worked four years as a geophysicist for Chevron in the West. For the following 32 years, he worked in finance in New England, most recently as senior vice president for wealth management at Morgan Stanley. He had a passion for the outdoors—hunting and fishing—and for athletics, running the Boston Marathon and playing in an ice hockey league. Survivors include his mother, three siblings, three children and their mother, Linda Stahl Tribble ’78, one grandchild, and his fiancé.

Susan J. Wilson '79

March 31, 2017, in Waterville, Maine, at 60. She earned an associate’s degree from the University of Maine at Augusta and completed coursework in medical technology at Kennebec College. She sang in church and community choirs and enjoyed sailing and kayaking. Predeceased by her father, W. Malcolm Wilson ’33, she is survived by her mother, Barbara Wilson, a brother, and extended family.

W. Davis Taylor '82

April 27, 2017, in Wellesley, Mass., at 56. He followed his father’s footsteps to the Boston Globe then left to pursue his passion for the outdoors. He learned arborist skills and established Hound Dog Tree in 1989, where he worked until his death. He loved the seashore, skiing, and playing blues harmonica, which he did for open-mic nights and with area bands. Survivors include his wife, Dawn, their daughter, his mother, and two brothers.

Stephen P. D’Andrea '84

April 25, 2017, in Richmond, Va., at 55. He earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and worked as a marketing executive at Reynolds Metals. He was a talented songwriter, guitar player, and self-taught pianist. He also loved magic, skiing, and dogs. His wife, Gayle, his father, and four siblings survive him

Kelly Malloy Farrell '87

March 6, 2017, at 52. She was a veterinarian, earning her D.V.M. degree in 1992 from Cornell and practicing in Maine, Virginia, and Florida. She married Matt Farrell in 1997.

Tim Christensen

Former senior teaching associate in biology, Jan. 6, 2015, in Eagle, Idaho, at 64. He worked in Colby’s Biology Department from 1985 to 2013, teaching labs in horticulture, environmental science, ecology, and biodiversity, and he was renowned as an organic farmer. A mentor to generations of students, he shared his knowledge in classrooms and labs as well as at his Green Earth Gardens farm. He is survived by his four children.

John R. Illig

Former squash coach , Aug. 3, 2014, in Lincoln, Vt., at 50. He began his 23-year coaching career at Colby, where he coached squash from 1991 to 1996. He also coached at Bates and Middlebury. One of squash’s winningest coaches, he was a leader in establishing standards for gender equality in competitions. He enjoyed tennis, reading, writing, and hiking. He is survived by his wife, Lolly Otis, two stepchildren, and a step-granddaughter. 

Richard J. McGee

Feb. 26, 2015, in Fairfield, Maine, at 84. He was head football coach from 1967 to 1978 and athletic director from 1974 to 1987, after which he was an assistant coach and professor of physical education until his retirement in 1998. His 1972 team’s 7-1 record remains tied (with the 2000 record) as the best in Colby football history. He was honored as 1992 Colby C Club Man of the Year and received the Carl E. Nelson Sports Achievement Award in 2007. He was a founder of the Fairfield P.A.L. football league and served as director of the league for 54 years. The Richard McGee Athletic Fields in Fairfield are named in his honor. Predeceased by his wife, Shirley, he is survived by four children including Michael McGee ’82.

Hildreth “Hilly” Wheeler Finn '37

Jan. 23, 2015, in North Chelmsford, Mass., at 100. A 40-year resident of Hilton Head Island, S.C., she loved being a homemaker, knitting, sewing, and volunteering. She was an avid golfer and churchgoer. Predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Howard, and two children, she is survived by a son, two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Gordon Wolman '41

Nov. 18, 2014, in Waterville, Maine, at 95. He served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps during WWII and then entered his father’s business, becoming owner-operator of Lewis Wolman Co. and president of Wolman Steel until his retirement in 1984. A lifetime member of the Elks Lodge, he was also a 50-year member of the Kora Shriners and the Freemasons and was active with Beth Israel Congregation. Predeceased by his brother Harold Wolman ’38, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Myrtle, one daughter, two sons, three grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

Albert J. Rimosukas '41

Jan. 30, 2015, at 95. A basketball aficionado, he played throughout his school years and semiprofessionally. He served with the armed forces in the Philippines and Japan, and he was director of adult education and recreation in Windsor, Conn., and athletic director for Windsor High School. He earned a master’s from the University of Hartford and in 1976 retired as administrative assistant to the Windsor superintendent of schools. He and his wife, Evelyn, spent their retirement in Florida, where he was active with his church choir, AARP, and the Knights of Columbus. His wife died the following week.

Martha Rogers Beach '42

 Nov. 20, 2014, in Waterville, Maine, at 94. A Waterville native, she was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church and was on the board of many local organizations. She taught in Waterville for 10 years and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. A two-term Alumni Council member, she received a Colby Brick. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, George Beach ’41; grandfather Harvey Eaton, Class of 1887; parents A. Raymond Rogers, Class of 2017, and Harriet Eaton Rogers, Class of 2019; and brother A. Raymond Rogers Jr. ’49. She is survived by her daughter, Margo Beach ’65, and sister Estelle Rogers MacDonald ’39.

Betsey Libbey Williams '42

 Oct. 14, 2014, in Provo, Utah, at 95. She earned her M.L.S. at Simmons College. A longtime Massachusetts resident, she was a high school librarian in Lynnfield and Winchester, retiring in 1976. She and her husband traveled in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as in all 50 U.S. states. Predeceased by her husband, Glenn, and brother David Libbey ’39, she is survived by two daughters, a son, 20 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen “Kaye” Monaghan Corey '43

Nov. 13, 2014, in Augusta, Maine, at 92. She earned her M.S.W. from Boston University and had a career as a social worker  in the areas of child protection, child therapy, and adoption. A devoted Colby alum, she was a class agent for 71 years and received a Colby Brick and the Ernest C. Marriner Distinguished Service Award. Predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Charles, she is survived by two sons and three grandchildren.

Lawrence S. Gurney '43

 Oct. 16, 2014, in Los Angeles, Calif., at 93. He completed his bachelor’s at the University of Southern California. He worked in tooling, drafting, and writing in the aerospace field and in library and security work for the Getty Museum. His main interests were cartooning and creative writing, especially poetry. Though he completed his last two years of college at USC, he remembered Colby fondly, once writing, “those first years in Maine have never left me.”

Jane Hudson Hinman '43

Dec. 29, 2010, in Hollywood, Fla., at 89.  She was a registered nurse and later owned a crafts business. She transcribed Braille and did readings and recordings for the blind. She remembered Colby for “the ambiance of a smaller city than my own New York; the friendliness and intimacy of the small college community; the warmth of my roommate and close friends.” Predeceased by her husband, John, she is survived by a daughter, a son, and four grandchildren.

Frank J. Miselis '43

 Oct. 1, 2014, in Stateline, Nev., at 92. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and served in the Navy Medical Service. He practiced medicine in Connecticut for 20 years. He became successful in finance, trading stocks and options on Wall Street and with the Chicago Board of Trade. He enjoyed skiing, flying single-engine aircraft, and landscaping his property on Lake Tahoe. Involved with Colby, he and his wife were generous philanthropists who endowed a faculty chair in chemistry in 1991. Predeceased by his brother Edmund Miselis ’48, he is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Theodora, and three sons.

Louise Callahan Johnson '44

 Oct. 9, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif., at 91. A longtime resident of Weymouth, Mass., she taught elementary school there for 23 years, volunteered at the Friends of South Shore Hospital, and was a member of the South Shore Country Club. She played golf until age 88 and also enjoyed crossword puzzles. Predeceased by her husband, Robert Johnson ’42, and a son, she is survived by three sons including David Johnson ’67, and six grandchildren.

G. Richard Mountfort '44

 July 14, 2014, in Yarmouth, Maine, at 92. After earning a degree from Barrington Bible College, he was a pastor for more than 60 years at churches in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and watching the ocean from his lifelong home on Cousins Island in Yarmouth, Maine. He was predeceased by three wives, a daughter, and a great-grandson. He is survived by his wife, Ester, four daughters, three sons, four stepsons, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Doris Taylor Huber '45

 Nov. 28, 2014, in Rockland, Maine, at 90. She was a 63-year resident of Rockland. Passionate about books and serving others, she was a high school assistant librarian and later worked at Rockland’s Reading Corner bookstore until she was almost 80. After retiring, she volunteered for 10 years at the Rockland Public Library. She enjoyed traveling and was an ardent Red Sox fan. Predeceased by her husband, Paul Huber ’45, and mother Mary Carl Taylor ’22, she is survived by five daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Joan Gay Kent '45

Jan. 26, 2015, in Greenport, N.Y., at 90. A longtime resident of Sands Point and Port Washington, N.Y., she was a prodigious writer, particularly of Long Island history. She was president of the Port Washington Public Library for more than 10 years, was a founder of Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society, and was active with the Manhasset/Port Washington League of Women Voters. She is survived by a son, a stepdaughter, three grandchildren, a step-granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, and sister Janet Gay Hawkins ’48.

Francis J. Heppner '46

 Sept. 28, 2014, in Orange Park, Fla., at 89. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, earning the Purple Heart. He completed his bachelor’s at Harvard, earned a master’s at Georgetown, and had a 39-year career as an archivist at the National Archives. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne, two daughters, four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, and brother George Heppner ’45.

Robert E. Anderson '47

Feb. 1, 2015, in Rockland, Maine, at 95. He was a U.S. Army captain in the South Pacific during WWII, receiving two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He had a career with Central Maine Power, Sylvania Electric Canada, and Lighting Products Division of Canada. He returned to Maine as national sales manager for Knox Felts in Camden and was a member of several organizations including the  Maine Genealogy Society and Winslow VFW. Predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Phyllis, and a son, he is survived by a son and three grandchildren.

Ronald E. Coe '47

 Dec. 27, 2014, in Hamden, Conn., at 92. He served as a combat medic in Europe during WWII, receiving a Purple Heart and a Silver Star. He later wrote Looking Back: Memoirs of a World War II Combat Medic to remind people that those at war are all human beings. He earned his medical degree at Tufts and for more than 50 years had a practice in Hamden, Conn., where he was known as an excellent diagnostician. Predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Eleanor, he is survived by a daughter, a grandson, and four step-grandchildren.

Shirley Lloyd Thorne '47

Oct. 17, 2014, in Chestnut Hill, Mass., at 88. She earned a master’s from Columbia and a certificate of advanced studies at Harvard. She taught social studies before becoming a guidance counselor at the Edward Devotion School in Brookline, Mass., retiring in the early ’90s. After retirement she was involved with the Committee to End Elder Homelessness in Boston and the Boston Ballet’s program for third-grade children. Predeceased by her husband, Richard Thorne ’48, she is survived by three nieces.

Miriam Marsh Barteaux '47

Oct. 13, 2014, in Portland, Maine, at 89. An exuberant woman with many interests, she lived in Virginia, Germany, and Maine and had a number of jobs including elementary school teacher, audiovisual librarian, principal, and special needs aide. After moving back to Maine in 1979, she volunteered at Norlands Living History Center, the Barron Center, and Guiding Eyes for the Blind. She enjoyed traveling, crocheting, and gardening. She was predeceased by her mother, Alberta Shepard Marsh, Class of 1918, and is survived by three daughters, one son, two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Muriel Howard Deacon '48

Oct. 22, 2014, in Lebanon, N.H., at 87. A multi-sport athlete, she especially loved golf and was a longtime member and former women’s champion at Dedham (Mass.) Country Club. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Sunapee and was happiest when with her family. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, John “Buzz,” she is survived by five sons, one daughter, 12 grandchildren including Daniel Deacon ’03, and two great-grandchildren.

Phyllis Ruth Lombard Richardson '48

Oct. 2, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo., at 87. A longtime resident of Caribou, Maine, she raised three natural children and more than 40 foster children with her husband. Later in life she had a 32-year career as a middle school teacher, receiving two awards for meritorious service at Caribou Middle School. She loved animals, classic Western films, and reading. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, David.

Tema Kaplan Cushner '49

 March 14, 2013, in Brookline, Mass., at 85. She was a counselor at the New Perspectives School in Brookline and volunteered with the Women’s American Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, the League School of Boston, and the Women’s Lunch Place. Predeceased by her husband, Leonard, and her mother, Betty “Bessie” Levine Kaplan ’24, she is survived by two sons including Stuart Cushner ’75 and four grandchildren including Max Cushner ’14.

Robert I. Latham '49

 Dec. 12, 2014, in Danvers, Mass., at 90. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and had a career selling real estate and insurance in the North Shore, Mass., area. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Patricia Lydon Latham ’49, two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.

Hilda Farnum Nicoll '49

Dec. 6, 2014, in Portland, Maine, at 87. She spent most of her first 13 years in Japan, where her father was a missionary. A volunteer, activist, and advocate for a more peaceful world, she taught in nursery schools and church schools, served as a volunteer hospital clerk, and was a board member and volunteer for the Japan-America Society of Maine and the Maine-Aomori Sister-State program. She was known for her culinary skills, inventiveness, and joie de vivre. Predeceased by her parents, Martin ’23 and Melva Mann Farnum ’23, she is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald Nicoll ’49, two daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren.

Harold. J Thompson '49

Jan. 28, 2015, in Attleboro, Mass., at 89. He served in the Army Air Forces during WWII. After earning his M.D. at Tufts, he practiced urology at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He enjoyed dancing, nature walks, playing the violin, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, four daughters, two sons, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Irvin E. Hamlin '50

Jan. 9, 2015, in Howland, Maine, at 91. He was an Army Air Corps medic in the South Pacific during WWII. He earned his M.D. from Tufts and established a practice in East Millinocket, Maine, serving the region for nearly 50 years. An avid fisherman and hunter, he also enjoyed harness racing, and in his more active years he belonged to numerous organizations including the Masons and the Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association. Predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ann, and a son, he is survived by two sons and a daughter.  

Jay B. Hinson '50

 Oct. 10, 2014, in Ellsworth, Maine, at 91. Prior to Colby he served in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. He had a career in journalism and in 1958 purchased the Calais Advertiser, where he was publisher-editor for more than 25 years. He started  commercial printing business the Calais Press. A resident of Maine’s Washington County for more than 60 years, he enjoyed photography, nature, and boating. He is survived by his wife, Karen, four children, two stepchildren, nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Sybil Green Reichek '50

Dec. 22, 2014, in Boynton Beach, Fla., at 85. A longtime New Jersey resident, she taught high school English and Latin. She married and had two daughters and a son.

Phillip M. Kilmister '50

Jan. 29, 2015, in St. Augustine, Fla., at 81. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he earned his law degree at the University of Maine. Aside from a brief period of private practice, he worked in the Maine attorney general’s office until his retirement in 1992. An admirer of Thoreau and a Cleveland Indians fan, he enjoyed golf, fishing, and visiting the Maine coast. Predeceased by his brother, Paul Kilmister ’51, he is survived by his wife, Madeline, three stepchildren, and four step-grandchildren.

Bernard D. Alderman '51

 Dec. 25, 2014, in Madison, Wis., at 86. A 28-year resident of Framingham, Mass., he dedicated his life to serving others. He served as a Baptist pastor, a supervisor at Mystic Valley Elder Services, and director of the Center Club of Boston, where he worked for 19 years. In his retirement he volunteered with the elderly and as a teacher of English as a second language. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jean, a son, and two grandchildren.

Ralph E. “Bill” Bailey Jr. '51

Dec. 31, 2014, in Wellesley, Mass., at 86. A longtime resident of Wellesley, he was a vice president at Hunneman, served as Wellesley town assessor, and was a member of the Wellesley Masonic Lodge. He played ice hockey throughout his life and was a college hockey and Bruins fan. He is survived by a daughter, two sons, and a granddaughter.

Bruce Carswell '51

Oct. 13, 2014, in Naples, Fla., at 84. He earned a degree at Cornell Law School and was senior vice president of human resources and administration for GTE Corp., now Verizon. He received numerous awards and honors for his professional accomplishments. He is survived by his wife, Cathy, two sons including Douglas Carswell ’82, one daughter, one stepson, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

Kenneth N. Hart '51

Dec. 24, 2014, in Providence, R.I., at 84. He served with the Marines during the Korean War. After graduating first in his class from Boston University Law School, he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, before joining New York firm Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine, where he became a managing partner. He was a Colby overseer and a fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers. A 37-year resident of Pound Ridge, N.Y., he retired to Wakefield, R.I. Predeceased by his wife, Carol Hourula Hart ’54, he is survived by six daughters including Stephanie Hart-Nowell ’85, two sons including Lowell Hart ’84, 14 grandchildren, and sister Barbara Hart Shanahan ’49.

Kershaw E. “Kirk” Powell '51

 Dec. 23, 2014, in Nashua, N.H., at 85. He earned his D.M.D. at Tufts, served in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, and practiced dentistry for 44 years in his native Waterville. A passionate Colby supporter and athletics fan, he served for six years on the Board of Trustees and received a Colby Brick and C Club Man of the Year honors. He was a physical fitness enthusiast and avid reader. Predeceased by his first wife, Jane “Jill,” he is survived by his wife, Kathleen, two daughters, a son, three stepsons including James Zadrozny ’95 and Jonathan Zadrozny ’00, two stepdaughters, and 19 grandchildren including Catherine Powell ’15.

Edward D. Whitney '51

Dec. 29, 2014, in Yarmouth Port, Mass., at 85. He had a 34-year career as a manager with the William Carter Company in Needham, Mass., where he lived for many years before retiring to Cape Cod. Passionate about music and dancing, he played the drums and piano. He also enjoyed tennis, golf, and following the Red Sox and Patriots. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Fran Warner Whitney ’53, three daughters, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

John T. Carey '52

Dec. 14, 2014, in Wayland, Mass., at 84. He was a manager with H.A. Johnson Co. in Brighton, Mass. An avid Boston sports fan, he played semipro baseball in Nova Scotia and enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by two nieces, two nephews, and eight grandnieces and nephews.

Arnold M. “Jesse” James Jr. '52

Dec. 18, 2014, in Lamoine, Maine, at 84. He did graduate work at MIT, served in the U.S. Air Force, including in Korea, and had a career as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boston, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, reading Stephen King and Robert Parker ’53 books, and watching historical documentaries. Predeceased by his wife, Rosemarie, he is survived by four daughters, four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Niels C. Raiha '52

Dec. 18, 2013, in Malmo, Sweden, at 82. He was a prominent pediatric researcher in Sweden. He is survived by his son, Jan E. Raiha ’79.

Joan Rooney Barns '53

 Jan. 24, 2015, in Scarborough, Maine, at 83. A 30-year resident of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, she was active in the Junior League of Portland and sang soprano in the Portland Symphonic Choir. She earned her master’s from the University of Maine and was one of the first teachers in the Portland area to introduce programs for children with learning disabilities. She enjoyed traveling, reading, writing, and tennis. Predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Charles Barnes II ’54, whom she married at Lorimer Chapel, she is survived by two sons including Peter Barnes ’82, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Francis A. “Frank” Piacentini '53

Dec. 10, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga., at 84. He served in the army and had a 35-year career as a sales manager for C.F. Hathaway, where his focus on men’s fashion inspired his dapper attire. He lived in the Atlanta area and enjoyed golfing and tennis. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jeannine, two sons, three daughters, 13 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Richard E. Nickerson '53

Sept. 15, 2014, in Medfield, Mass., at 82. He earned his D.M.D. from Tufts and practiced dentistry in Medfield, Mass., for 50 years, retiring in 2011. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alexandra Johnson Nickerson ’57; seven children including Kimberly Nickerson Potember ’79, Kathryn Nickerson Russell ’84, Matthew Nickerson ’85, and Kristen Nickerson Harmon ’90; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother Peter Nickerson ’57.

Raymond J. Billington '54

Jan. 26, 2015, in Somerset, Mass., at 87. He served in the Navy during WWII, was a longtime claims supervisor with Liberty Mutual, and served Somerset, Mass., for 20 years on the school committee and as a selectman. A sports enthusiast, he received the Milt Kelley Award for 40 years of service to football officiating and was founder of the Southeastern Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association. Predeceased by son Gregory Billington ’78, he is survived by wife Priscilla Eaton Billington ’53, daughter Dianne Billington Stronach ’75, a son, and four grandchildren including Kaitlyn Billington ’11 and Jonathan Stronach ’15.

Elma Parker Canfield '54

Oct. 17, 2014, in Middletown, Conn.,  at 82. She worked for Aetna and spent her retirement years in Englewood, Fla., and Old Lyme, Conn. She was an avid bridge player and a loving grandmother. Predeceased by a son, she is survived by her husband of 59 years, Kenneth, a daughter, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Albert R. Case '54

Oct. 30, 2014, in Palm Harbor, Fla., at 84. He worked at IBM in New York for 35 years. Kind and patient, he enjoyed classical music, reading, and playing Scrabble with his wife. Predeceased by his wife, Edu, and grandfather John Elijah Case, Class of 1880, he is survived by five children.

Janet Killheffer Dalonzo '55

July 15, 2014, in Cherry Hill, N.J., at 81. Predeceased by her husband, Robert, she is survived by two daughters, a son, and a granddaughter.

John W. “Jack” Deering '55

Jan. 11, 2015, in Portland, Maine, at 85. He joined the Maine National Guard while at Colby and served in Tripoli, North Africa, during the Korean War. A master at networking and connecting people, he had an investment career, forming Barker Deering Associates in Portland. He was an advocate of Maine’s lakes and mountains, and he remained a loyal Colby supporter throughout his life. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Ann Burnham Deering ’55, son Richard B. Deering ’86, two daughters including Janet Deering Bruen ’79, and four granddaughters.

Carolyn Bishop LaChance '55

 Oct. 30, 2014, in Portland, Maine, at 81. A proud resident of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, she was civic-minded and enjoyed working at the polls during elections. She converted to Catholicism as an adult and taught religious education. She also loved to travel. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Arthur, four sons, three daughters, 21 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Robert L. Schultz '55

Dec. 10, 2007, in Pelham, N.Y., at 76. He was in the Air Force, stationed in Panama City, Fla., prior to moving to Pelham, N.Y., where he worked for a market research firm in Manhattan. He eventually opened his own firm. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Xandra McCurdy Schultz ’55, whom he married in Lorimer Chapel three days before commencement. He is also survived by two daughters, a son, and five grandchildren.

Barkev J. “Barkey” Boole '56

Jan. 25, 2015, in Pawleys Island, S.C., at 81. He served in the U.S. Army  before settling in Needham, Mass. He was president of the Brent B. Lowe Company and the John H. Boole Company. An outstanding athlete in his younger years, he was a Boston sports fan, and he enjoyed singing bass in his church choir. He is survived by his son, Jonathan Boole ’81, daughter Pamela Boole ’84, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Anthony W. Pew '56

April 20, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla., at 79. A longtime resident of Michigan, he completed his bachelor’s at Hillsdale College. He is survived by his wife, Matilda.

David C. Sortor '56

Jan. 13, 2015, in Sherborn, Mass., at 79. He served in the U.S. Navy, had a career as an oral maxillofacial surgeon, and founded the award-winning Sherborn Inn. A prolific Colby volunteer, he served as class president, was an internship sponsor and C Club member, and received a Colby Brick. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Crouthamel Sortor ’56, son John D. Sorter ’81, and two daughters.

Kenneth W. Swanson '56

Jan. 27, 2014, in West Hartford, Conn., at 79. He earned his degree at Trinity College and served in the Air Force as a first lieutenant navigator. He cofounded Swanson Tool Manufacturing and was an active leader in many church, business, and community organizations. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Louise, three children, and eight grandchildren.

Marilyn C. Clark '57

Jan. 6, 2015, in Damariscotta, Maine, at 79. A 45-year resident of Gray, Maine, she worked at the Gray News and was a founding member of Windham Assembly of God and Windham Christian Academy, where she was a teacher. She and her husband spent 40 years restoring their 200-year-old home. She enjoyed art, quilt making, baking, and organic gardening. Despite deteriorating health due to OPCA, she inspired others with her laughter and grace. Predeceased by her husband, Donald, she is survived by her sister, Adora Clark Hill ’65, two sons, a daughter, 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Shirley Transue Cram '57

Dec. 27, 2014, in Simsbury, Conn., at 79. She had a career as a math tutor for the Avon (Conn.) school system. She loved music, bridge, crafts, and traveling. Predeceased by her husband, Earle, she is survived by a son, two daughters, and eight grandchildren.

Marietta Eva Roberts French '57

Oct. 7, 2014, in Englewood, N.J., at 79. A longtime resident of South Portland, Maine, she was active in the community, including with the Portland Players. She loved reading, crossword puzzles, kazoos, and living room concerts with friends and family. An accomplished painter, she had exhibitions in New Jersey and Maine. At Colby, her sweetheart, Peter French ’55, proposed to her on the Miller Library steps; though they broke off their engagement, they later reconnected, marrying in 2002. She is survived by Peter, five daughters, two sons, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Marjorie Lynn Holland '57

Sept. 25, 2014, in Worcester, Mass., at 79. After completing her bachelor’s at Columbia, she moved to the Boston area and was a longtime resident of Lincoln, Mass. She worked as an administrative assistant for several Boston law firms and was a dedicated volunteer for Doctors Without Borders and her church. She enjoyed camping on the Maine coast, traveling, and singing. Predeceased by two sons and brother David Lynn Jr. ’52, she is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.

Harry J. Whitaker '58

 Sept. 14, 2014, in Massachusetts, at 79. A longtime resident of Newton, Mass., he had a 35-year career with Filene’s Basement, retiring in 1994. Following five years in Las Vegas, he and his wife returned to Massachusetts in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Joan Shaw Whitaker ’58, daughter Mary Beth Whitaker McIntyre ’82, and two grandchildren.

Donald S. Freeman '59

Dec. 18, 2014, in Scarborough, Maine, at 84. He earned an M.B.A. at Cornell and served in the U.S. Army. He had a career in advertising and merchandising, serving as a buyer at Sterns Department Store in Waterville. He found joy in music, literature, and his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Harriet, two sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Roland C. “Roly” Price '59

Nov. 11, 2014, in Langdon, N.H., at 83. He served four years in the Navy and worked as a math teacher in Maine before becoming a commercial pilot for TWA and Executive Airlines in Boston. He also owned and operated Prime Realty in Langdon, N.H., and enjoyed gardening, sugaring, and photography. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Barbara, four daughters, nine grandchildren, and sister Joanne Price Rockett ’60.

Albert T. Raedle '59

Nov. 19, 2014, in New York, N.Y., at 77. He earned his bachelor’s at Columbia. He was a teacher, selectman, author, and artist who hitchhiked across the country in his youth, amassing experiences that would later inspire his writing, drawing, and painting. A 50-year resident of Vienna, Maine, he encouraged everyone he met to pursue their dreams. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, one daughter, and three sons.

Paul E. Reichert '59

Dec. 12, 2014, in Westmoreland, N.H., at 78. He was a claims manager with Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance for 20 years and later worked as an auctioneer. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Healey Reichert ’62, and four sons.

David A. Tamaccio '59

Aug. 29, 2014, in Melbourne, Fla., at 80. A U.S. Army veteran, he worked for United Airlines as an airport operations manager for 38 years. He volunteered at his church and with organizations including Daily Bread and Meals on Wheels. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara, a daughter, a son, and five grandchildren.

Latchezar “Lucky” Christov '60

 Jan. 16, 2015, at 77. Born in Bulgaria, he and his family fled to the
United States in 1949, and he became a U.S. citizen at age 19. He discovered a passion for investment banking and pursued a successful career with several banks in Los Angeles. In 1994 he was appointed honorary consul general for the Republic of Bulgaria, and he served on the board of American University in Bulgaria. He had a lively sense of humor and a gentle nature. He is survived by his wife, Lauranne, a son, a daughter, and two grandsons.

Janet Grout Williams '60

Nov. 6, 2014, in Franconia, N.H., at 76. She earned her master’s at NYU and spent most of her career as a field biologist, teaching at Swarthmore College and traveling worldwide with her husband to conduct research on bats and birds. Her experiences with the Colby Outing Club inspired a lifelong love of the outdoors, and singing with the Colby concert choir led her to participate in numerous singing groups. She is survived by her husband, Timothy, brother G. MacDonald “Don” Grout ’54, two sons, and three grandchildren.

Richard A. Simkins '62

Oct. 14, 2014, in Byfield, Mass., at 73. Energetic and creative, he purchased the Grog restaurant and bar in Newburyport, Mass., in 1971, and spent 43 years at its helm. He also created Newbury Perennial Gardens and Nursery, a destination for gardening enthusiasts. Predeceased by his wife, Patricia, he is survived by a daughter.

Molly Giddings Bumsted '63

Jan. 16, 2015, in Saco, Maine, at 73. At Colby, she majored in sociology and was a member of Chi Omega. She is survived by her husband, Daniel Bumsted ’62.

Ralph E. Jensen '63

Sept. 10, 2014, in Houston, Texas, at 74. He was president of Merchants Savings Bank in Manchester, N.H., and served as board chair of the city’s Elliot Hospital and Derryfield School. Described as “steady, well respected, respectful, quiet, unpretentious, and self-confident,” he was the 1986 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a daughter, a son, and a grandson.

James P. Johnson '63

Dec. 12, 2014, in Agoura Hills, Calif., at 76. He served six years in the Marine Corps, including 13 months as a fighter pilot and artillery unit officer in Vietnam. After earning his law degree from Loyola Marymount, he practiced law in California for 40 years, specializing in aviation litigation. He is survived by his wife, Joy, a daughter, a stepdaughter, and four grandchildren.

Dale C. Jewell '65

Dec. 3, 2014, in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., at 71. He had a career in the apparel industry, serving in leadership positions at C.F. Hathaway Company, including as president of Chaps by Ralph Lauren. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rubye, a daughter, and two grandchildren.

Geoffrey T. Robbins '65

Jan. 13, 2015, in Gorham, Maine, at 71. He earned his master’s at Yale Divinity School and served churches including the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley, Maine, and St. Mark’s and St. Barnabas in Augusta, Maine. A volunteer for the Red Cross, he enjoyed working with his hands and cooking. He is survived by his wife, Marci, two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.

Martha Jeanne Hunt Laberge '66

Oct. 12, 2014, in Chesapeake, Va., at 69. She was a dedicated homemaker, was active in her church, and volunteered helping the elderly. Predeceased by her husband, Robert, she is survived by two sons and four grandchildren.

Elizabeth A. Frey '67

Sept. 23, 2014, in Seattle, Wash., at 69. She was a project manager for a software development company.

Nancy Campbell '70

Dec. 23, 2014, in Scottsdale, Ariz., at 65. She had a career in editing and communications, most recently as a freelance editor for international medical doctors preparing their research papers for English-language publications worldwide. She enjoyed jewelry making, creative writing, painting, and animals, and she had a penchant for color and design. She is survived by her mother, brother, dog, and two cats.

James O. Brace '74

Jan. 1, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pa., at 63. He spent a year traveling in Europe on a Watson Fellowship, and he studied blacksmithing in London. He had a career as a heavy equipment operator in western Pennsylvania and spent more than 20 winters as a snow groomer at a resort. A bicycling enthusiast, he participated in the Tour de ’Toona. He enjoyed vacations in Cherryfield, Maine, and working on model steam locomotives and tractors. He is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Lynn, son Corbin Brace ’00, a daughter, and a granddaughter.

John A. Sklepowicz '75

Oct. 24, 2014, in Abingdon, Va., at 61. A lifelong traveler, he taught English in Iran, Korea, Japan, Costa Rica, and Brazil. He spent the last 24 years of his career teaching in middle and high schools in Connecticut and Miami, Fla., before retiring to Abingdon, Va., in 2011. He was an avid reader, musician, singer, and hiker, and he enjoyed baseball and nature. He is survived by the love of his life, Jean Neal.

Jane Souza Dingman '76

Dec. 17, 2014, in Lewiston, Maine, at 60. Generous, creative, and hardworking, she dedicated her life to raising her five children, teaching, and caring for animals. She was a middle school teacher in Turner, Maine, before leaving to focus on her family. She volunteered with her local food co-op and community church, and she was the force behind ensuring that area girls had opportunities to participate in Girl Scouts. She loved nature and bird watching, and she designed and crafted clothes. She is survived by her husband, Charles, three daughters, two sons, two grandchildren, and brother David Souza ’80.

Kevin B. Griffin '77

Dec. 14, 2014, in Bangor, Maine, at 59. He completed his bachelor’s at the University of Nevada. He was president of Roof Systems of Maine and served on several boards, including those of Bangor East Little League, Bangor Youth Hockey, and All Souls Congregational Church. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, and camping. He is survived by his wife, Susan, a son, and a daughter.

Francis B. Coughlan '80

Aug. 8, 2014, in Apalachicola, Fla., at 56. He attended the Culinary Institute of America, where he was awarded the Wine Medal. He opened and managed many restaurants in New York City, Atlanta, New Mexico, and most recently, Apalachicola, Fla. A nature and animal lover, he enjoyed hiking and taking his dogs to the beach. Predeceased by his wife, Sheila, he is survived by stepchildren, step-grandchildren, two nieces, and a nephew.

Jane E. Dibden '80

Jan. 5, 2015, in Perryton, Texas, at 56. She earned her master’s at Oral Roberts University School of Theology and had a career as a United Methodist minister, most recently in Gate and Forgan, Okla. She is survived by four daughters and a son.

Alfred R. Bruzzese III '81

July 12, 2014, in Saugus, Mass., at 55. He was owner and operator of AMA Transportation Company, where he worked for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Robyn, and a son.

Edward S. Rowland Jr. '81

Oct. 18, 2014, in Osterville, Mass., at 55. He worked at American Express for 21 years, most recently in global business travel. Passionate about sailing, he was a member of the Cruising Club of America’s Boston station, served on the Newport-Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, and participated in three transatlantic crossings. He also enjoyed music, skiing, reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time at his Vermont family farm. A devoted family man, he is survived by his wife, Peggy, a son, and a daughter.

Eric D. Lund '85

Dec. 31, 2014, in Gloucester, Va., at 51. He earned his master’s at the University of Maine and doctorate at the University of Maryland. A research associate at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science for more than 10 years, he spent the past five years teaching chemistry and ecology at the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School. He possessed encyclopedic knowledge of fish, birds, and ecology, and he was a master fly-fisherman who enjoyed tying his own flies in decorative patterns. He is survived by his parents and a brother.

Joshua J. Slavitt '85

Nov. 3, 2014, in Norwalk, Conn., at 51. He was a senior policy analyst at John Dunham and Associates and president of Intelligent Management Inc. Predeceased by his father, Robert Slavitt ’49, he is survived by his wife, Kelly, a son, and a daughter.

Jonathan B. Nash '89

Feb. 13, 2015, in Duxbury, Mass., at 49. After earning his M.B.A. at Babson, he worked as SVP of sales and marketing at ChildLife and was honored at the White House for his success in turning the company around. He cofounded Copley Fine Art Auctions and most recently served as director of business development for NewStreamH2O. Committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship, he served in leadership capacities for the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences and Sailors’ Snug Harbor of Boston. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, and cross-country and alpine skiing.He is survived by two daughters, their mother, and beloved friend Sarah McBride.

Bayard W. “Chip” Kennett II '03

Jan. 17, 2015, in Alexandria, Va., at 34. He was a legislative staffer for N.H. senators Gregg and Sununu and a military affairs staffer and director of appropriations for Senator Collins of Maine. He was later senior manager for government affairs at Raytheon. An advocate for cancer research, he testified on Capitol Hill about the need for funding and worked with organizations such as LUNGevity Foundation and Friends of Cancer Research. A soccer dad and golfer, he inspired those around him by embracing life fully both before and after his cancer diagnosis. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, a son, a daughter, and parents Theresa and Bayard W. Kennett ’66.

Maxwell F. Brown '06

September 2014, in Brooklyn, N.Y., at 31. A music major and woodsmen’s team member at Colby, he was passionate, creative, and kind. He is survived by his parents.