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.

David Rockefeller H’58 - David Rockefeller H’58 died on March 20, 2017, in Pocantico Hills, New York.
Renata C. Ledwick - Renata C. Ledwick, assistant director of alumni relations, died on March 18, 2017, in Brunswick, Maine.
David W. Holmes ’56 - David W. Holmes ’56 died on March 18, 2017, in Blue Ridge, Virginia.
William D. Kinsman - William D. Kinsman, a former dining service staff member, died on March 17, 2017, in Topsham, Maine.
Francis C. Hersey III ’46 - Francis C. Hersey III ’46 died on March 17, 2017, in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
Robert Nunn - Robert Raymond Nunn, associate professor of romance languages emeritus, died on March 16, 2017.
James J. Brown ’59 - James J. Brown ’59 died on March 14, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia.
Cortland A. Mathers ’46 - Cortland A. Mathers ’46 died on March 12, 2017, in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Beverly G. Reynolds - Beverly G. Reynolds, a former secretary in the development office (1982-2005), and an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association, died on March 18, 2017, in Freeport, Maine.
C. Emerson Roberts Jr. ’53 - C. Emerson Roberts Jr. ’53 died on March 8, 2017, in Oak Harbor, Washington.