John Clayton Nettleton ’40 died on November 24, 2007, in New York City.
Born on May 25, 1917, in Goffstown, N.H., he prepared for college at Goffstown High School and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1940, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. After the war, he became a mortgage clerk with the Amoskeag Savings Bank in Manchester, N.H., and in 1954 became an assistant treasurer with the Bass River Savings Bank in Massachusetts. In 1958, he became vice president of the Nashua Co-operative Bank in New Hampshire and joined the Franklin Savings Institution in Greenfield, Mass., as a vice president in 1961. He was president of the Franklin Savings Institution from 1966 until his retirement in 1982. He served as chairman of the board of the Heritage Savings Bank until 1987. He was a director of the Franklin County Hospital in Greenfield for many years and served as its vice president from 1968 to 1973. He was also director and vice president of the Greenfield Community College Foundation for many years, was a member of the Greenfield Kiwanis Club, the Greenfield Club, the Greenfield Country Club, and the YMCA Building Committee. He was a member and a deacon of the Second Congregational Church and was a third degree Master Mason. He was married in 1945 to Barbara Butler, who died in 1956. Surviving are his son, John B. Nettleton of Fairport, N.Y.; a daughter, Janet N. Otto; and a granddaughter.