Herbert Gillman, Jr. ’48

Herbert Gillman, Jr. ’48 died on March 24, 2007, in Brunswick, Maine.

Born on September 17, 1917, in Cambridge, Mass., he graduated from Medford (Mass.) High School in 1936 and attended the Oxford School of Business in Cambridge, Mass. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. Following the war, he entered Bowdoin in 1946 and joined Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1948, he became a salesman with the Norris Piano Company in Boston. In l951, he opened the Gillman Piano Company in Brunswick, which he operated until 1963. After a year as a piano technician with Johnson Pianos in Norwich,Vt., he became manager of theVillage Music Studio in Springfield,Vt., which he operated until 1987, when he retired and moved back to Brunswick. Surviving are his wife, Doris Hotchkiss Gillman, whom he married in 1950; two sons, Herbert Gillman III of Manlow Park, Calif., and Stephen Gillman of Hemet, Calif.; three daughters, Sally Gillman of Brookings, S.D., Patricia Johnston of Riverside, Calif., and Mary Ann Hutchcraft of Champaign, Ill.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.