John Spence MacDermid ’53 died on January 5, 2006, in Fort Myers, Florida.
Born on January 5, 1931, in Trenton, NJ, he prepared for college at the William MacFarland High School in Bordenton, NJ, and the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1953, he served in the U.S. Army for two years, attaining the rank of first lieutenant during the Korean conflict. In 1958, he graduated from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA. For more than 32 years, he was a workman’s compensation attorney with the New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bordenton; the Masons of Mt. Moriah Lodge #28; F&AM; the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Central Jersey, and was a former member of the New Jersey Bar Association. Surviving are his wife, Sharon Bonnell MacDermid, whom he married in 1963; a son, Clifford S. MacDermid of Barnstable, MA; a sister, Margaret Davis of Storrs, CT; and two grandsons.