Emil G. Hahnel Jr. ’49

Emil G. Hahnel Jr. ’49 died on October 3, 2011, in Lewiston, Maine.

He was born in Lewiston on November 29, 1927, and graduated from Lewiston High School, where he was one of the best trumpeters in the state. He attended Bowdoin from 1945 to 1949, a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, before transferring to Bentley College (now Bentley University), where he graduated in 1949. He held several positions – including as a teacher in Presque Isle, a reporter at the Lewiston Daily Sun, and a timekeeper for several manufacturing companies – before a long career as a programmer for the Rand Corporation, System Development Corp., RCA, and Litton Systems. He was a member of the United Baptist Church (now United Bible Church), where he served as secretary for many years. He is survived by a brother, William F. Hahnel.

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