John Melville Goddard ’46 died on July 31, 2007, in Rockport, Mass.
Born on September 22, 1924, in Newport, R.I., he prepared for college at Belmont (Mass.) High School and Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended until January of 1943. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from July of 1943 to July of 1946 attaining the rank of ensign and studying at Holy Cross College. After the war, he returned to Bowdoin and, following his graduation in 1947, joined his father in operating the Boston Blue Print Company, Inc. He retired in 1989 as owner and operator of that company. He was a member of the Sandy Bay Yacht Club for many years, taught adult sailing during the summer months and served as a member of that club’s board of governors, as well as serving as its commodore many times. He was married in 1947 to Joyce Marsh, who died in 1974, and was married again in 1985 to Janet Smith Goddard who survives him, as do a son, Geoffrey Goddard of Rockport, Mass.; a daughter, Lynn Goddard of Magnolia, Mass.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepchildren; and three step-grandchildren.