James M. Murdock ’57 died on November 5, 2008, in Port Clyde, Maine.
Born July 17, 1935, in Chelsea, Mass., he prepared for college at Reading High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Before retiring to Maine in 1989, he was president of The Murdock Corporation, a family-founded business that he owned and managed with his brother, George Jr. He is survived by his wife Beverly of Hampton, N.H., whom he married in 1954; four sons, James Michael Murdock, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Peter Murdock of Peaks Island, Robert Murdock of Aspen, Colo., and Stephen Patrick Murdock of Gloucester, Mass.; two daughters, Lisa Arnold of Babylon, N.Y., and Leanne Sacco of Andover, Mass.; a brother, George “Bud” Murdock of Port Clyde; a sister, Patricia Ann Murdock of Port Clyde; and twelve grandchildren.