Charles Clifton Penney, Jr. ’50

Charles Clifton Penney, Jr. ’50 died on February 29, 2004, in Winter Park, Florida.

Born on December 26, 1924, in Lewiston, he prepared for college at Lewiston High School and Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, NH, and during World War II served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, attaining the rank of sergeant. He entered Bowdoin in June of 1946 and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1949 as a member of the Class of 1950, he joined the T. J. Murphy Fur Company in Lewiston, where he was employed until 1958, when he purchased the E. K. Day Company in Rumford, of which he was president. In 1968, he moved to Orlando, FL, where he joined John’s, Inc. in Apopka, an indoor foliage plants business. He later became an independent plant broker, a business that he operated until 1989. He was a member of the Orlando Country Club, the Winter Park Racquet Club, and All Saints Church in Winter Park. Surviving are three sons, Charles C. Penney III of Knox in Maine, Michael G. Penney of Orlando, FL, and Christopher W. Penney of Durham, NC; a sister, Kathryn P. McNally of Chatham Township, NJ; and five grandchildren.