Eric Harvey Aikens ’49 died on December 28, 2004, in Glens Falls, New York.
Born on November 6, 1925, in Dayton, OH, he prepared for college at Whitman (MA) High School, Norwell (MA) High School, and Tabor Academy in Marion, MA, and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in June of 1948 as a member of the class of 1949, he was a cost accountant with a shoe firm in Brockton, MA. He then joined the General Electric Company, where he was employed for 34 years in the finance division, retiring in 1985 from his position in Columbia, MD, where he was the manager of payroll and employee benefits. Surviving are his wife, Virginia Leonard Aikens, whom he married in 1957; a son, Stephen D. Aikens of Elkridge, MD; a daughter, Pamela J. Aikens of Baltimore, MD; and two sisters, Norma L. Kalmbacher of Williston Park, NY, and Elvera Wilbur of Milford, CT.