Earle Richard Loomer, Jr. ’51 died on April 24, 2005, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Born on July 29, 1927, in Boston, he prepared for college at Great Neck (NY) High School and served in the U. S. Navy in 1945-46, attaining the rank of seaman first class. After spending a year at the Kiskiminetas Springs School in Saltsburg, PA, he entered Bowdoin in 1947 and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1952 as a member of the class of 1951, he was assistant to the manager of the Bates Manufacturing Company in Saco for a year and then spent 12 years with the Deering Milliken Company in New York City, where he became merchandise manager of the cotton division. From 1965 to 1973, he was associated with the J.P. Stevens Company in New York City and then was manager of commercial development with Monsanto Textile Company in New York for six years before returning to Maine. He lived in Hallowell and was for about 20 years director of the National Council on Alcoholism in Maine, working in Augusta. Surviving are his wife, Olive Taccetta Loomer, whom he married in 1950; a son, E. Richard Loomer III; a daughter, Sarajane Larouche; and two grandchildren.