Daniel McGowan Hays ’83 died on June 28, 2007, in San Francisco, California.
Born on September 20, 1961, in Lewiston, he grew up in Bridgton and prepared for college at Lake Region High School in Naples, Maine. Following his graduation from Bowdoin in 1983, he was awarded a Thomas J.Watson Fellowship to study culture changes in the former German territories of Silesia, Pomerania, and the Baltic Sea coast. He also attended Middlebury College, the University of Vienna in Austria and the University of Leningrad in Russia. He was fluent in five languages. He moved to San Francisco in 1993, where he worked as an AIDS awareness educator and leading international tours for Tour Arts in San Francisco. He is survived by his mother, Josie Hays; a sister, Susan Whalen of Maine; a brother, Buzz Hays of Los Angeles; and several nephews.