Carlton P. Davenport ’55 died on December 21, 2011, in Princeton, Massachusetts.
He was born on April 24, 1933, in East Orange, N.J., and prepared for college at Nutley (N.J.) High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1951 to 1955, a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Newark College of Engineering (now New Jersey Institute of Technology) in 1965 and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University in 1976. He served to specialist third class in the Army. Carlton retired from Digital Equipment Corporation in 1994 after 21 years there, following a long career in engineering management, with positions at Allied Control, Bendix, Raytheon, Avco, RCA, and Index Systems. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer and an intrepid chess player. He was an arts enthusiast and loved music, especially jazz. He played the piano every day, served as president of Glass Music International, was a member of many area museums, held season tickets to musical theater, and attended summer arts festivals. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, June Caudle Davenport; two stepdaughters, Tamara Payne-Alex and Tina Payne-Chasse; nine grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Butler. He was predeceased by a brother, William Davenport.