John Goodell Sanborn ’42 died on November 27, 2005, in Augusta, Maine.
Born there on April 8, 1920, he prepared for college at Cony High School there and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in June of 1942, he entered the U.S. Navy as a flight instructor. During World War II, he served as a flight officer at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL, and as a test pilot in the Navy until 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant. In 1946, he joined the Central Maine Power Company in Waterville. He was made district manager of the new Waterville District in 1953 and, in 1962, became manager of the Central Maine’s Northern Division. In 1970, he was transferred to the company’s Office of Division Operations in Augusta. He retired in 1986 and during his retirement took a number of winter cruises to Bermuda, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, and most of the islands in the Caribbean. He also was an artist in his retirement, studying various types. He was married in 1945 to Marie Hallvax, who died in 1965, and is survived by three daughters, Karan S. Gray, Susan Newkirk-Sanborn, and Robin S. Wood; a sister, Margaret S. Hodgdon; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.