Horace Ridgway Cilley ’35 died on July 7, 2006, in Wells.
Horace Ridgway Cilley ’35 died on July 7, 2006, in Wells. Born in April 14, 1913, in Dover, NH, he prepared for college at Dover High School, Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH, and the Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1935, he became a salesman with the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company in Marblehead, MA. From 1940 to 1943, he was an insurance agent with the Mutual Liability Insurance Company, and during World War II he served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade. After the war, he was an insurance agent and broker specializing in property and casualty insurance for thirty years until his retirement in 1975. For many years he lived in Marblehead, where he was a little league manager, vice chairman of the Cancer Fund, and member of the Marblehead Old Historic District Commission and a member of the Marblehead Board of Assessors. In Bowdoin affairs, he was the Class Agent for the Class of 1935 and active in the Alumni Fund from 1950 to 1967. He was married in 1937 to Carolyn Somers, who died in 1983, and is survived by a son, Charles S. Cilley ’63 of Wells; six grandchildren; and six great-granddaughters.