James H. Sibson ’50

James H. Sibson ’50 died November 21, 2013, in Buzzards Bay, Mass. He was born on September 26, 1926, in Framingham, Mass., and prepared for college at Framingham High School. Upon graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and became a scout observer in China during World War II. After his discharge, he entered Bowdoin, where he was captain of the football team.He graduated in 1951, remaining a member of the class of 1950. He was recruited to play professional football but instead committed to a lifelong career as an educator, though sports and athletics always played an important role in his life. His early career included coaching and teaching in Ashland and Uxbridge, Mass., where he coached an undefeated football team. He later moved to Cape Cod to become principal of Sandwich High School and assistant superintendent of schools in Sandwich, where he championed the girls’ athletic programs. After retirement, he remained active as a high school substitute teacher, soccer referee, and softball umpire well into his eighties. He is survived by daughters Joyce Sibson Dove and Jean Sangster, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Loretta M. Sibson, and brother Ernest Sibson.

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