John Morgan Heussler ’46 died on April 5, 2007, in Elma, N.Y.
John Morgan Heussler ’46 died on April 5, 2007, in Elma, N.Y. Born on June 9, 1923, in Buffalo, N.Y., he prepared for college at East Aurora High School and the Nichols School in Buffalo, entered Bowdoin in September of 1942, and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. In December of that year, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, with which he served during World War II, attaining the rank of corporal, fighting in the battle of Iwo Jima, and witnessing the famous flag raising on Mount Suribachi.After the war, he returned to the College and graduated in 1948 as a member of the Class of 1946. After three years in sales with Fairchild Publications in Boston, Mass., he became a special agent with the Home Insurance Company in Providence, R.I., in 1951. In 1956, he became an insurance broker with Armstrong-Roth-Cady Company, Inc., in Buffalo, N.Y. After his retirement, he moved to Maine in 1991 and lived near the campus for 12 years managing and selectively thinning woodlots, including a 65-acre lot in Woolwich. In 2002, he moved back to East Aurora in New York, where he owned and managed woodlots. He served as president of the NewYork Forest Owners Association and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in East Aurora, serving in many church offices, in addition to fund raising and serving as church historian. He was also a member and president of the East Aurora Country Club and a founding member of the Crag Burn Club. Surviving are his wife, Martha Burkhardt Heussler, whom he married in 1991; a son, Davis Heussler; a daughter, Betsey Emerson; a brother, Herman K. Heussler, Jr.; and eight grandchildren.