John Edwin Davin ’49 died on August 27, 2005, in Irvington, New York.
Born on March 27, 1928, in Dublin, Ireland, he prepared for college at the Newton School in South Windham, VT, attended Bowdoin in 1945-46, and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. After serving in the U.S. Navy for a year, he returned to the College in 1947 and spent that academic year at the College. He became a travel consultant with the Automobile Club of New York and, during his 43 years with that group, he held a number of important positions and also studied for a year at New York University in business administration and at the City College of New York for a year in transportation. He retired in 1992 as director of travel for the Automobile Club of New York. Surviving are his wife, Lillian Sydnor Davin, whom he married in 1982; a daughter, Mona Bonamarte of Rowayton, CT; and a grandson.