Recent Obituaries

As part of Bowdoin Magazine‘s redesign two 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, a project that will take several weeks to complete.

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.

Marshall R. Neilson ’93 - Marshall R. Neilson ’93 died on September 8, 2016, in Concord, Massachusetts.
Harry K. Warren - Harry K. Warren, director of  Moulton Union, director of career counseling and placement/career services, and secretary of the college emeritus, died on August 20, 2016, in Brunswick.
Victor L. Fortin Jr. ’48 - Victor L. Fortin Jr. ’48 died on August 18, 2016, in South Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Edward A. Welch Jr. ’62 - Edward A. Welch Jr. ’62 died on August 16, 2016, in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
Frederick G. P. Thorne ’57, H’05 - Frederick G.P. Thorne ’57, H’05 died on August 13, 2016, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.
James D.S. Kim ’57 - James D.S. Kim ’57 died on August 14, 2016, in Encinitas, California.
Russell P. Sweet ’44 - Russell P. Sweet ’44 died on August 10, 2016, in Simsbury, Connecticut.
Clifford K. Travis ’45 - Clifford K. Travis ’45 died on August 7, 2016, in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
William S. Burke ’60 - William S. Burke ’60 died on August 2, 2016, in Providence, Rhode Island.
Richard E. Buttner ’50 - Richard E. Buttner ’50 died on August 2, 2016, in Hampton, Virginia.