George A. Massih Jr. ’56 died on March 19, 2001, in Wilmington, Delaware.
(The following was published in Bowdoin Magazine, Spring 2001:)
George Andrew Massih Jr. ’56 died on March 19, 2001, in Wilmington, Delaware. Born on April 28, 1934, in Hartford, Connecticut, he prepared for college at Newton (Mass.) High School and became a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1956 he became a trainee with Proctor and Gamble in Boston and then served from 1957 to 1959 in the US Army, attaining the rank of captain in the Reserve after his two years of active duty. He rejoined Procter and Gamble as a credit manager in Boston in 1959 and a year later joined E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in Wilmington as a correspondent. He was a salesman in Chicago, Illinois, from 1963 until 1967, when he returned to Wilmington as a field manager. In 1973 he was promoted to regional manager. He later served as national sales manager, international sales manager worldwide, product manager of the Corian Business, and marketing manager. In 1990 he left Du Pont to start a sales and distribution consulting firm and in recent years was a marketing consultant for Polymart Incorporated and other businesses.
Mr. Massih was a trustee of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington and served on the house committee of the Du Pont Country Club. he is survived by his wife, Beatrice Douglas Massih, whom he married in 1960; his mother, Hulda Kuhlthau Massih; tow sons, George A. Massih III of West Chester, Penn., and Douglas W. Massih of Hockessin, Del.; a daughter, Kimberly M. Dolan of New York City; a brother, William J. Massih of Atlanta, Georgia; and four grandchildren.