Chester David Catler ’46 died on April 11, 2006, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Born on June 2, 1924, in Dorchester, MA, he prepared for college at Quincy (MA) High School and Bridgton Academy in Maine and attended Bowdoin for a year before studying at Bates College and Columbia University for a year each on active duty during World War II, attaining the rank of radioman 2nd class in the U.S. Navy and staff sergeant in the Marine Corps. After the war, he returned to Bowdoin and, following his graduation in June of 1947 as a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternity, became president of Arrow Auto School in Brookline, MA. In 1949 he became president of Beach Novelty Manufacturing Company in Miami Beach, FL, and from 1949 until 1953 was executive vice president of Waveland Liquors in Hull, MA. In 1961 he and a partner formed the South Shore Publishing Company in North Scituate, which he served as executive vice president and beginning in 1972 president. In that year he was also president of Gilbert Color Systems, Photoset, Inc., and a director of Dartmouth Printing Company. He was also for many years a director of the Center for Alternative Education and president and a director of South of Boston Mirror.At one time the South Shore Publishing Company printed 25 other weeklies and about two million circulars and mailing pieces a week, with offset presses running around the clock. He is survived by a daughter, Lori Bryant of Cohasset; two sons, Jon Catler and Brad Catler of New York City; a brother, Marvin Catler of West Hartford, CT; and two grandchildren.