DeWitt T. Minich ’43 died on December 13, 2008, in Beverly, Massachusetts.
He prepared for college at Malden High School and was a member of Psi Upsilon and the football and hockey teams at Bowdoin. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant during World War II, where he captained PT Boat No.183 and served as a section leader of Squadron 11 in the South Pacific.After the war he worked in the woolen and shoe business. He co-owned American Stay Mfg. Co. and had been a manufacturer’s representative until he retired. He and his wife moved to Boxford in 1956, and he was active in community affairs as a coach and umpire, a member of First Church Congregational, and where he served as chairman of the Boxford Financial Committee for 15 years and as town moderator for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, Carolynn “Lynn” Minich; two sons, Peter of Lyndonville,Vt., and Andrew ’79 of Boxford; a daughter, Prudence Pilkanis of Wenham; and a grandson.