John Everett Cartland, Jr. ’39 died on July 25, 2004, in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Born on October 24, 1917, in the Maine town of Kingfield, he prepared for college at Edward Little High School in Auburn and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1939, he entered Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, from which he received his M.D. degree in 1943. After interning, he served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II from 1944 to 1946, attaining the rank of captain. In 1946, he became the first pediatrics resident at Hartford Hospital. In 1972, he became president of the staff of that hospital, and in the same year was a member of the U.S. medical team for the summer Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. He retired from private practice in 1984 and during the next five years was the director of pupil health services in the New Britain school system. He was a senior attending physician at Hartford Hospital, a consulting pediatrician at Manchester Hospital, and a corporator of the Institute of Living in Hartford. In his retirement, he tutored students at The West Middle School. He served as president of the Hezekiah Beardsley Pediatric Club and the Pediatric Section of the Connecticut Medical Society and was a member of the Farmington Country Club. In Bowdoin affairs, he was president of the Alumni Council and president of the Alumni Association in 1964-65 and served as a member of the Board of Overseers from 1976 to 1988. He was elected an Overseer Emeritus in 1988. In Connecticut, he was president and chief of staff of the Hartford Hospital from 1971 to 1973, president of the Pediatric Section of the Connecticut State Medical Society, and a member of the medical advisory committee of the Children’s Services of Connecticut. He was married in 1943 to Klazine (Kay) Kuicken, who died in 1998, and was married again in 1999 to Eleanor Cross Flynn, who survives him, along with two sons, John E. Cartland III ’66 of West Hartford, and Richard E. Cartland ’73 of West Hartford; a daughter, Carolyn R. Cartland of Bloomfield, CT; four grandchildren, including Elizabeth F. Cartland ’99 of Boston, and a great- grandson.