George Gordon Kent ’47 died on May 29, 2005, in Marbella, Spain.
Born on February 11, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY, he prepared for college at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle, NJ, and Litchfield (CT) High School and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended in 1943-44. During World War II, he served with the British Eighth Army Medical Corps for a year and then returned to the college in the fall of 1945. Following his graduation in 1947, he joined the ore and metal department of W. R. Grace and Company in New York City and, from 1951 to 1967, was assistant manager of the mining and minerals department of Grace y Cia in Lima, Peru. In 1967, he became director of the minerals department of Cerro de Pasco Corporation in Lima, where he became assistant commercial manager in 1971. In 1974, he joined Centromin-Peru in Lima, and he became assistant vice president of marketing with the Bunker Hill Mining Corporation in Coeur d’Alene, ID in 1975. He also spent several more years in Peru before moving to the Netherlands in 1987, where he continued to live while being associated with Centromincorp. He was a member of the Masons, the Caledonian Society, and the British Legion Club. He married Bodil Emanuel-Hansen in 1954. He is survived by two sons, Gordon T. Kent of Keene, NH, and Lars Bo Kent of Garibaldi, OR; a daughter, Cheryl Kent of Westmond, NJ; a brother, Robert C. Kent of Litchfield, CT; and six grandchildren.