Summer 2013

Thornton W. Merriam Jr. ’51, April 28, 2013, in Hampden, Maine, at 83. After graduating from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and serving in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, he began a private medical practice in 1962. He served as chief of medical services at St. Joseph Hospital, president of the medical staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and an advisory committee member for the Bangor District Nursing Association. A devoted physician, he worked until age 82. He enjoyed singing with a barbershop quartet and was a member of the Spontaneous Jazz Ensemble and the Buddhist Affinity of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Bangor, Maine. He is survived by his wife, Mary Phillips, son David Merriam ’81, four daughters, eight grandchildren, and former spouse Elizabeth Smart Merriam ’52.