Frederick W. Lacey, Jr. ’49

Frederick W. Lacey, Jr. ’49 died on September 5, 2008, in White River Junction, Vermont.

He attended Bowdoin and earned his degree from Columbia University. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He worked in the advertising industry at Young & Rubicam, and the McCann, Erickson and Leo Burnett agencies.A self-taught musician and composer, he wrote the words and music for “Potter’s Notch,” a musical staged at the Lebanon Opera House in 1984, and he was the musical director for “The Follies,” an annual musical review staged by the residents of Quail Hollow. He was a member of the West Lebanon Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janice (Marjerison) Lacey; four sons, Frederick W. Lacey III of Lake City, Fla., the Rev.Thomas Getchell-Lacey of Milford, Kenneth Lacey of Lake City, Fla., and Peter Lacey of Sunderland, Mass.; a brother, Edward Lacey, of Concord; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.