Frederick Chase Batchelder ’34

Frederick Chase Batchelder ’34 died on March 14, 2007, in Wenham, Massachusetts.

Born there on June 11, 1911, he prepared for college at Beverly High School and Hebron Academy and became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1930 to 1932. He attended the Bryant and Stratton Business School for two years and then was a bookkeeper with Edward B. Smith Company in Boston until 1937, when he became a salesman with B. F. White and Company, also in Boston.

In 1940, he became an accountant with GTE Sylvania in Danvers, Mass., where he remained employed until his retirement in 1976. In retirement, he was a volunteer tax preparer for elderly people and a volunteer accountant for the Wenham Museum.

He was a trustee of the Wenham Public Library from 1942 to 1975 and chairman of the Town of Wenham Cemetery Commission from 1972 to 1975. He was also president of the Essex County Health Association Board from 1966 to 1972 and served as a member of the board there from 1950 to 1974. He was also treasurer of the Wenham Historical Association and Museum.

He was part owner and president of the Lakeview Public Golf Course in Wenham. He was also a member of the Essex County Golf Club in Manchester, Mass., and had a lifelong interest in the history of Wenham and the nearby communities of Essex County.

He was married in 1940 to Margaret Nichols, who died in 1988, and he is survived by a son, Frederick C. Batchelder, Jr. of Boston, and many nieces and nephews.