James S. Segal ’50

James S. Segal ’50 died on September 18, 2021, in Yarmouth, Maine.

(The following was published by the Bangor Daily News on September 20, 2021)

James S. Segal ’50

James S. Segal, 93, of Yarmouth, Maine, formerly of West Orange, New Jersey, and Bangor, Maine, died peacefully at his home on September 18, 2021. Jim was born in Bangor, Maine, on September 14, 1928, to Julia and Meyer Segal.

He attended Bangor High School and graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College. He received his master’s degree in retailing from the Stern College of Business at New York University. After that, he served in the Counter Intelligence Corps in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Jim was a well-known and respected businessman as the owner of Cortell-Segal’s, a fine women’s specialty store on Main Street in Bangor. He served as Chairman of the Bangor School Board and on the board of directors of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. He was active in the Bangor Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and the Maine Merchants Association. Later in life, he and his wife, Marilyn, moved to New Jersey, where he found a new career in the insurance industry. Above all else, Jim was a devoted husband and family man. He cherished Marilyn, the love of his life and wife of 63 years. He took great joy in playing with his children and grandchildren and pride in their activities and accomplishments.

Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn (Waxgiser); his loving children, Mark of Atlanta, Steven (Jean) of Denver, John (Wendy) of Chelmsford, MA, and Peter (Jennifer) of Cumberland, ME; and his adored grandchildren, Max, Evan, Julia, Sam, Abby, Quincy, Charles and Jack. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Vernon; and sister, Fradele (Freddie).

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