Dr. Henry McKenney Trask ’37 died February 25, 2009, at Gorham House after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was born on June 29, 1915, in Portland, and prepared for college at Kent’s Hill School and Governor Dummer Academy. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1943. He served in the Army Medical Reserve Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. He then served internships at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and Boston City Hospital and residencies at Doctor’s Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, before establishing a practice in Brooklyn. He remained in New York until 1967, when he returned to Maine to practice in Westbrook until his retirement in 1986. He was a lifelong member of the First Congregational Church of Buxton, and was an avid historian of the town. He is survived by a nephew, Bruce Palmer Kearsley; and a niece, Anne Williamson.