Harry Beresford Walsh ’45

Harry Beresford Walsh ’45 died on April 30, 2004, in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Born on August 13, 1923, in New York City, he prepared for college at the Scarborough School in New York and attended Bowdoin in 1941-42, becoming a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. During World War II, he served as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces from December of 1942 to October of 1945, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. He returned to Bowdoin in the fall of 1945 and, following his graduation in June of 1947, became a copywriter with Kastar, Farrell, Chesley, and Clifford, Inc., in New York City. Later he was a mortgage broker and partner with Berglund-Gorlsland, Inc., and was with Ogilvy & Mather as Creative Director of the direct response division before becoming vice president and creative director of Panegenerix Marketing, Inc., in Englewood, NJ. By 1974, he had established The Walsh Company in Westport, CT, which he continued to operate. Surviving are his wife, Natalie Wise Walsh, whom he married in 1948; two sons, Harry C. Walsh of Weston, CT, and Timothy F. Walsh of Wilton, CT; a daughter, Mary B. Walsh of Peoria, IL; and four grandsons.