Roxlyn C. Yanok, a former staff member in the physics department, art department, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from 1963-1992, died on February 14, 2016, in Sebec, Maine.
(The following was published in the Bangor Daily News on February 16, 2016):
Roxlyn Carole Yanok died Feb. 14, 2016 at her home after a long illness. She was born in New Gloucester on Dec. 26, 1936, the daughter of Merle L. and Leona “Tufts” Towle.
Mrs. Yanok is survived by Albert J. Yanok, her husband of 61 years; a daughter, Judith A. Boos; granddaughters, Rihana L. Boos of East Conway NH; and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by Meghan E. Boos and her wife Hannah Smith of Bangor, and a brother Gregory G. Towle and his wife Pachara S. of Florida/Thailand. She is predeceased by 2 sons, Peter E. Yanok (1959) and Thomas A. Yanok (2005).
Mrs. Yanok attended Bowdoin College as a special student and retired from the administrative staff in 1992 following 30 years of service within the physics and art department as well as the museum of art. Prior to 1963 she was an employee in the supply and public works department at the US Naval Air Station in Brunswick where she was an officer in the Civilian employee’s recreation and welfare association and a reporter for the station newspaper “The Patroller.”
Roxlyn was a charter member of the Oratorio Chorale of Brunswick and a founding member of the Maine Museum Association. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with her husband as well as reading, playing volleyball, bingo and cooking.