Recent Obituaries

As part of Bowdoin Magazine‘s redesign three years ago, we moved the obituaries from the printed 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 begin with those from our Fall 2013 issue. Earlier obituaries that were printed in Bowdoin Magazine can be viewed in individual issues in our archives. We are in the process of retroactively posting the past ten years of our printed obituaries on this site.

Click on a name below for the obituary. You can also search by keyword or browse by class year using the grid to the right.

Josiah Bridge ’49 - Josiah Bridge ’49 died on December 30, 2017, in Stamford, Connecticut.
Paul P. Brountas ’54, H’97 - Paul P. Brountas ’54, H’97 died on December 26, 2017, in Weston, Massachusetts.
William T. Hawkens, Jr. ’50 - William T. Hawkens, Jr. ’50 died on December 25, 2017, in Newport, Vermont.
Cornelius R. Love III ’62 - Cornelius R. Love III ’62 died on December 24, 2017, in Stevensville, Maryland .
David C. Wiswall ’50 - David C. Wiswall ’50 died on December 19, 2017, in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Earle B. Crocker Jr. ’53 - Earle B. Crocker Jr. ’53 died on December 18, 2017, in Hinsdale, Massachusetts.
Edward S. Gilfillan Jr. - Edward S. Gilfillan Jr., former director of Bowdoin’s Marine Research Station and adjunct professor and lecturer in the environmental studies program from 1977-2001 (emeritus 2001), died on December 14, 2017, in Harpswell, Maine.
Ed Lee ’74 - Ed Lee ’74 died on December 12, 2017, in San Francisco, California.
David G. Roundy ’57 - David G. Roundy ’57 died on December 11, 2017, in Danville, New Hampshire.
Bernard M. Devine ’49 - Bernard M. Devine ’49 died on December 11, 2017, in Portland, Maine.