Fagan Hill Simonton Jr. ’50

Fagan Hill Simonton Jr. ’50 died on December 15, 2006, in Wilmington, Delaware.

Born on May 20, 1925, in Wilmington, he prepared for college at the Friends School there, and at Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, and at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After the war, he attended the University of Delaware for his freshman year and then entered Bowdoin in the summer of 1947 as a member of the Class of l950, becoming a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Following his graduation in February of 1949, he joined the F. H. Simonton, Inc., Insurance Agency in Wilmington and remained in the insurance business until his retirement. He was a member of the Vicmead Hunt Club, the Wilmington Club, and the Wilmington Country Club and was an honorary member of the Aurora Gun Club. Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Simonton; a daughter, Shirley McMackin of Naples, FL; a son, Joshua H. Simonton of Brownfield; a sister, Shirley S. Bancroft of Wilmington; two stepchildren; 3 grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.