John Alexander Wentworth, Jr. ’43 died on June 12, 2006, in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Born on August 7, 1920, in Clifton Springs, NY, he prepared for college at the Kingswood School in West Hartford, CT, and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in January of 1943 he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as the pilot of a B-29 plane during World War II, attaining the rank of second lieutenant.After two years as an underwriter with the Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT, he became a production superintendent with the Mattatuck Manufacturing Company in Waterbury, CT. In 1955 he became an assistant factory manager with the Wallace Barnes Division of the Associated Spring Corporation in Bristol, CT, and in 1957 he became general manager of that company’s Ohio Division in Dayton. In 1966 he returned to Bristol as regional general manager of Associated Spring Corporation, which became the Barnes Group, Inc., and from which he retired in 1980. He was a director of the Spring Manufacturer Institute from 1973 to 1975 and while in Dayton, Ohio, was the director of the Social Health Association and a director of the YMCA in Oakwood, Ohio, from 1963 to 1965. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Randall Wentworth, whom he married in 1943; three sons, Jeffrey R. Wentworth, Stephen T.Wentworth, and Mark A.Wentworth; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.