David Dean Williams ’50 died on October 23, 2007, in Oro Valley, Ariz.
Born on September 18, 1927, in Taunton, Mass., he prepared for college at Taunton High School, Quincy (Mass.) High School, and Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1946 top 1947, when he entered Bowdoin, becoming a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. Following his graduation, he was for some months a munitions worker in the Hingham (Mass.) Ammunition Depot, and, in January of 1951, he joined the John Hancock Life Insurance Company. In 1957, he became a supervisor and manager with Union Mutual Life Insurance Company in Portland. He also worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Portland. In the town of Cumberland, he served as a civil defense volunteer, as a selectman, and as a member of the school board. For more than 15 years, he was also a member of the Cumberland Rescue Team and the Red Cross Disaster Team, traveling across the country to help people in need. In 1978, he joined the Maine Department of Human Services and the new Bureau of Medical Services. He retired in 1991. In Oro Valley, he was a volunteer with the Soup Kitchen, the Oro Valley Police Department, and the Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Jean Sargent Williams, whom he married in 1951; a daughter, Gail W. Mark of Oro Valley; two sons, Dean Williams of Manchester, N.H., and Duston Williams of Los Altos, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.