Donald W. Reimer ’49, who played baseball for the New York Yankees for four years, died on April 13, 2009, in Clearwater, Florida.
He was born on September 29, 1927, in New Britain, Conn., and prepared for college at Rogers High School in Newport. He attended Bowdoin for one term in 1945, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, before he was drafted into the Army. He returned to graduate in 1952, but retained his affiliation with the class of 1949. He worked in the sales department of Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for several years before leaving to become a teacher. He got a master’s degree in education from the University of Connecticut in 1957, and taught 8th- and 9th-grade math and science four years in Windsor and West Hartford. He later left teaching to become a broker on the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to playing for the Yankees, he played baseball in the Army against Philippine teams and in two leagues for Pratt & Whitney. He was the husband of Corinne A. Hamel Reimer, and the father of Don Reimer Jr., Paul Douglas Reimer, Gary Phillip Reimer, Matthew Robert Reimer, and Cindy Judith Allen.