Fall 2013


Joseph A. Perham ’55, Aug. 28, 2013, in West Paris, Maine, at 80. He earned advanced degrees in English and education from the University of Maine and never missed a day of teaching in his 26 years at Paris High School, Leavitt Institute, and Oxford Hills High School, where he served as head of the English department. A humorist and storyteller, he wrote, produced, and performed 17 albums of Maine humor and folklore and received the Broderson Award for his radio commercials for the Maine Office of Tourism. He was also a Universalist lay preacher and 50-year member of the Masonic Granite Lodge of West Paris. Predeceased by his brother Sidney D. Perham ’56, he is survived by his wife of 59 years, Peg, a daughter, three sons, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.