Recent Obituaries

In 2013, we moved the obituaries from the printed Bowdoin Magazine to this new dedicated online site. While this move marked a significant change, we believe it is one that serves our entire readership. Updated regularly, the improved obituary format better honors our Bowdoin community members and allows additional features that we can’t offer in print, specifically the ability for classmates, families, and friends to post photos and remembrances. We will continue to print a list of recent deaths compiled between issues and full obituaries will appear online here.

Please note: The obituaries posted here began with those from our Fall 2013 issue. We later retroactively posted an additional ten years of our printed obituaries on this site, going back to 2003. Earlier obituaries that were printed in Bowdoin Magazine can be viewed in individual issues in our archives.

The following is a list of the ten most recent obituaries. You can also search by keyword or browse by class year using the grid to the right.

Charles J. Butt - Charles J. Butt, coach in the department of athletics emeritus, died on September 14, 2017, in Brunswick.
Robley Wilson ’52, H’87 - Robley Wilson ’52, H’87 died on August 7, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
David Thurlow ’71 - David Thurlow ’71 died on August 4, 2018, in Leicester, Massachusetts.
James W. MacAllen ’66 - James W. MacAllen ’66, trustee emeritus, died on August 16, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
W. Rodman Snelling ’53 - Rodman Snelling ’53 died on August 13, 2018, in Wilmington, Deleware.
Robley Wilson Jr. ‘52, H ’87 - Robley Wilson Jr. ‘52, H ’87, died on August 7, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
Henry Conway ’51 - Henry Conway ’51 died on August 1, 2018, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Anthony Kennedy III ’53 - Anthony Kennedy III ’53 died on July 31, 2018, in Muncy, Pennsylvania.
Ronald G. Dyer ’59 - Ronald G. Dyer ’59 died on July 30, 2018, in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Thomas Dwight - Thomas Dwight ’54 died on July 27, 2018, in Mahtomedi, Minnesota.