Eastham ‘Buddy’ Guild Jr. ’39

Eastham ‘Buddy’ Guild Jr. ’39 died on November 25, 2009, in Brunswick, Maine.

He was born on May 20, 1915, in Newton, Mass., and prepared for college at Browne and Nichols School and Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Penn. A member  of Psi Upsilon fraternity, he left Bowdoin in his senior year. During World War II, he worked at Submarine Signal Company, a Boston firm that produced sonar equipment for the Navy. After the war, he and his wife moved to Bath, and he opened a business in Wiscasset, Hygeia Laundry, with his old friend, Howard Mayo. The business lasted only two years. He took a position as a production technician at Bath Iron Works in 1948 and remained there until his retirement in 1964. He was active in civic affairs, serving two terms on the Bath City Council from 1951 to 1955, and was a vestryman and junior warden in the Grace Episcopal Church. He was particularly devoted to the Maine Maritime Museum, volunteering there for more than 20 years. He is survived by a daughter, Olive Boyd Guild; a son, William Newell “Pete” Guild; two grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, “Mamie” Newell Guild and by a sister, Olive “Ollie” Guild, who died of scarlet fever as a child.