Guilbert S. Winchell ’40

Guilbert S. Winchell ’40 died on November 25, 2013, in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

He was born in Cambridge, Mass., on June 14, 1918, and prepared for college at Concord (Mass.) High School. He studied mechanical engineering and graduated from both Bowdoin and MIT in 1941, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.  Immediately after graduation, he enlisted in the Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. He worked for Ford Motor Company from 1946 to 1956; then Raytheon and Baird Atomic. He later worked as a senior engineer at Applied Optics Corp. on specialized devices for defense and orbital applications. He is survived by sons Bruce, Daniel, and Hobart O. Winchell ’71; daughter Jane; ten grandchildren, and brother Gordon D. Winchell ’41. He was predeceased by his wife, Amy Jane Davidson Winchell, whom he married in 1946; and sons Sanford and Guilbert Jr.

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