Donald Bradford Kirkpatrick ’41 died on August 16, 2004, in Cape Elizabeth.
Donald Bradford Kirkpatrick ’41 died on August 16, 2004, in Cape Elizabeth. Born on June 13, 1918, in Portland, he prepared for college at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, and at Governor Dummer Academy in South Byfield, MA, and attended Bowdoin in 1937-38, becoming a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. After attending Babson Institute of Business Administration from 1938 to 1940, he served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946 during World War II, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. In 1947, he joined the Casco Bank and Trust Company in Portland, where he was employed until 1983, when he retired as a vice president and commercial loan officer. He was for some years president of the Portland chapter of the American Institute of Banking and also served as treasurer for the Portland Community Concert Series. He was a member of the State Street Congregational Church and was active in the United Way of Greater Portland. He formed his own musical quartet in the 1950s, called “The ADQ’s,” and was a volunteer worker in Bowdoin’s capital campaign in the early 1970s. He was married in 1947 to Alice Shaw, who died in 1994, and is survived by his second wife, Dorothy E. Kirkpatrick, whom he married in 1996; a daughter, Marjorie K. Sargeant of Cape Elizabeth; a son, Bradford S. Kirkpatrick of Cape Elizabeth; two brothers, William K. Kirkpatrick ’49 of Cumberland Foreside and George S. Kirkpatrick of Delray, FL; a stepdaughter, Sheryl Page of Cape Elizabeth; and seven grandchildren.