Gilman C. Ellis ’35 died on September 22, 2008, in Manassas, Virginia.
Born in Northfield,Vt., he prepared for college at South Portland (Maine) High School.At Bowdoin, he was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity and the rifle, track, and swimming teams.After graduating from Bowdoin, he earned master’s degrees from Boston University and the University of Maine, Orono. He taught at UMO,Westbrook Junior College, and South Portland High School, where he also coached track. For many years, he ran an accounting practice in Portland with his father. In 1967, he earned an M.Ed. in guidance and was employed with ManPower Training in Portland schools. An active participant in community affairs and an avid Red Sox fan, his many interests included the Civil War, historic preservation, and gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, who died in December 2007. He is survived by a daughter, Beth-Jayne Ellis; a son, Stanley M. Ellis; four grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.