Harry B. Eddy ’45

Harry B. Eddy ’45 died on May 6, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Portland.

Born on January 18, 1923, in Portland, he prepared for college at Deering High School and became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, where he was also a member of the choir, the Meddiebempsters, as well as both the football and track teams. He was the son of Warren D. Eddy ’14. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943, where he was stationed in the Pacific and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the war, he returned to Bowdoin.After graduation, he worked for Connecticut General Life Insurance and Weyerhauser, and then began a long career in the laundry and dry cleaning industry, owning various Laundromats and then New System Laundry for thirty years, retiring at the age of 78. He was associated for many years with the Portland Players, acting in many plays and musicals, and sang in the choirs of the State Street Church and St. Luke’s Cathedral. He was an active member of the Republican Party, serving on the Portland Republican City Committee and at many state conventions. He was married in 1955 to Helen Jacobs, who predeceased him, and is survived by a son,The Reverend Daniel B. Eddy of South Portland; three daughters, Janet S. E. Ham of Portland, Meredith T. Eddy of London, England and Elizabeth E. Griffin of Portland; a brother, Dr.Warren D. Eddy ’43 of Tucson, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren.