Dr. Edward B. Babcock ’44

Dr. Edward B. Babcock ’44 died February 10, 2013, in Portland. He was born on August 28, 1922, in Bangor and prepared for college at Bangor High School and Philips Exeter Academy. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1946 and continued his training at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He served to captain as a medical officer in the Army Medical Corps in Germany after World War II. He practiced medicine in Bangor from 1944 to 1984 and was certified by the American College of Physicians, Board of Internal Medicine. He served terms as president of the medical staff and as chief of the medical service at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and he retired in 1993. He was an avid skier for 65 years and was a competitive sailor. He was fond of cribbage and bridge, at which he was a Silver Life Master. He attended All Souls Church, Bangor, and later United Church of Christ of Somesville. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Smith Casner Babcock, whom he married in 1984; daughters Brit Elizabeth and Hannah Somes; sons Theodore Arne and Christopher Somes Babcock ’86; stepsons A. James Casner and David Hall; stepdaughter Andrea C. Stephens; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; sister Jane A. Babcock; and brother Dr. Albert L. Babcock ’48. He was predeceased in 1983 by his first wife, Sylvi Arntzen, whom he married in 1956, and stepson John Edwin in 2010.