Carl Mayhew ’58

Carl Mayhew ’58 died on September 25, 2008, in Gardiner, Maine.

Born in Augusta in 1936, he prepared for college at Gardiner High School. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, he attended Tufts Dental School, graduating in 1960, and began his 45-year career as a dentist by working in his father’s dental office in Gardiner. He served as a captain in the Army in Korea from 1962 to 1964. In the 1970s, he was active in the Pittston Republican Committee and the town Planning Board. He was a lobbyist for the Maine Dental Association and dedicated much time to campaigning for fluoridation of Maine’s drinking water. A dedicated Rotarian, he cooked breakfasts for the club for several years. In 2003 and 2004, he traveled to Romania to donate his time and dental expertise to children in orphanages. An avid outdoorsman, he spent time building a sailboat, growing trees, hunting, fishing, and working in his garden. He is survived by a brother, Phillip Mayhew of East Machias; a daughter, Abby Elizabeth Mayhew Waddleton; a grandson; and his friend, Mona McKay Stromberg.