Arthur H. Showalter, Jr. ’48

Arthur H. Showalter, Jr. ’48 died on November 24, 2008, in Lockport, New York.

Born in South Windham, Maine, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces for four years during World War II. He was stationed in Alaska and reached the rank of corporal. After the war, he graduated from Bowdoin and then moved to Lockport to take a job at the former Harrison Radiator Division. He married Sally Gooding, the daughter of the owner of S.S. Gooding, a printing company that is one of Lockport’s oldest businesses, in 1952. After working at the company for two years, he bought it, continuing as president of the company until 1990. He served on the city Police Board in the 1970s, was a member of the Rotary Club, the Tuscarora Club, and the Lockport Town and Country Club. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He is survived by his wife Sally; two daughters, Judy Slabyk and Nancy Clark; a bother Charles; and a sister, Sarah Hubbard.