Hubert William Townsend ’44

Hubert William Townsend ’44 died on November 16, 2005, in Seattle, Washington.

He was born on January 7, 1922, in New York City and attended Auburn (NY) High School before entering Bowdoin in 1940 and becoming a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in September of 1943, he worked in New York City in the advertising business and in banking for two years, followed by two years in Manila in the Philippines, in banking and dealing with war damage claims for the U.S. War Department. In 1950, he graduated from Boston University School of Law. He practiced law in brokerage business as the owner of the John J. Elliott Company, obituaries which became Laurelhurst Homes. Surviving are his companion, Jacqueline Simonds of Seattle; three sons, Hubert C. Townsend, Lewis R. Townsend, and James W. Townsend, all of Seattle; two daughters, Martha Grosenick Paul of Kirkland, WA, Marion B. Townsend of Seattle; and Jocelyn Mullins of Plain City, OH; and five grandchildren.