Charles Hawthorne Deming ’51 died on February 27, 2005, in New London, New Hampshire.
Born on July 5, 1929, in Schenectady, NY, he prepared for college at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT, and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1952 as a member of the Class of 1951, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1973. In the course of his military career he served in the Strategic Air Command during the Cuban Missile Crisis and flew C-130 Hercules transport planes to front-line airfields during the Vietnam Conflict. He was awarded the Air Medal in 1967 and the Meritorious Service Medal in 1973. He received a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University in 1965 and a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1970. From 1972 until his retirement in 1999, he was a pilot with the Federal Express Corporation in Memphis, TN. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Burgess Deming; four daughters, Marion Deming of New Orleans, LA, Laura Deming of Decatur, GA, Elizabeth Schaeffer of Germantown, TN, and Susan Deming of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Dr. Lynn Deming of West Redding, CT, and six grandchildren.