Harold Perry Vannah ’46

Harold Perry Vannah ’46 died on January 17, 2007, in Vero Beach, Fla.

Born on March 12, 1923, in Gorham, N.H., he prepared for college at Berlin (N.H.) High School and Gordon Military College in Barnesville, Ga. He attended Bowdoin from September of 1942 to October of that year and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. From November of 1942 to November of 1945, he served in the U.S. Army Air ForceduringWorldWarIIasa bombardier. He was awarded eight Air Medals, the Purple Heart, five Battle Stars, and two Commendation Ribbons. He returned to Bowdoin after the war and, following his graduation in September of 1948, was an executive trainee with the National City Bank in New York City. He joined the Diamond Match Company before becoming a chief pursar with the Matson Lines in San Francisco, Calif., in 1950. He was a merchandiser with the Getty Oil Company in New York from 1955 to 1960, when he became proprietor of Pride of the East Antiques in Bedford, N.H., and in Friendship, Maine. He was married in 1960 to Therese Martineau. He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth McClane of Salt Lake City, Utah; a son, Robert A.Vannah of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mary Davidson of Springfield, Ohio; and three grandchildren.