Charles Clark Truesdell ’65 died on April 21, 2005, in Brunswick.
Charles Clark Truesdell ’65 died on April 21, 2005, in Brunswick. Born on July 13, 1943, in Norristown, PA, he prepared for college at Cohasset (MA) High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1965 he received a master of science degree in accounting from Northeastern University while working as a junior accountant with Arthur Young & Company in Boston. He was a systems engineer with Electronic Data Systems in Dallas, TX, before serving for two years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1969 to 1971, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was an actuarial student with the Connecticut General Insurance Company in Hartford, CT, from 1971 to 1973, when he joined the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston as systems manager in computer systems development. In 1975, he was promoted to assistant vice president. He retired in 2000 and moved to Brunswick, where he and his wife operated a bed-and-breakfast inn in the Pennellville section of town. In Wellesley, he was a member of the American Field Service program and the Wellesley Congregational Church choir, as well as housing vice chairman for the A Better Chance Program. He was a member of the Brunswick Rotary Club, sang in the Bowdoin Chorus, and audited classes at the College. In the spring of 2005, the College awarded him the Foot Soldier of Bowdoin Award for his volunteer efforts on behalf of the Class of 1965. He was married in 1968 to Phyllis Manring, who survives him, as do a daughter, Rebecca T. Besthoff ’92 of Boston; a sister, Hope Thomson of Bethany, CT; a brother, David Truesdell of Miami, FL; and a granddaughter.