George Thomas Macomber ’50

George Thomas Macomber ’50 died on November 4, 2007, in Lewiston, Maine.

Born on February 10, 1927, in Augusta, he prepared for college at Cony High School there. Following his graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II before entering Bowdoin and becoming a memberofBetaThetaPiFraternity. Following his graduation from the College in 1950, he joined the Macomber, Farr, and Whitten Insurance Agency in Augusta, becoming a partner and for many years serving as the firm’s president. He was a partner in Welcome Aboard Travel. He was also a right-of-way agent for the Maine Department of Transportation. He was president of the Kennebec Valley Bowdoin Club and represented the Club on the Alumni Council. He was an accomplished saxophone player and, while he was in high school, he formed the Tommy Macomber Band; he later played with the Swingtime Band. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Lacy Macomber; a daughter, SusanVanderwood of Clinton,Wash.;a sister, Dorothy Vannah of Norton, Mass.; stepchildren William Sparks of Lakewood, Fla., Harry Sparks of Buxton, and Cindy Doyle of Gorham; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.