John W. Taussig, Jr. ’46 died on April 28, 2006, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Born on May 7, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY, he prepared for college at the Choate School in Connecticut and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943-46. He returned to Bowdoin and graduated in 1950 as a member of the Class of 1946. He was in the sales division at Proctor & Gamble in NewYork City from 1949 to 1951 and became a roof manager with Owens Corning Fiberglass in NewYork from 1951 to 1961. He was a vice president for sales with Jet-Heet, Inc. in Englewood, NJ, from 1961 to 1965, sales manager with Marquette Cement in New York and Connecticut and, beginning in 1971, was a sales manager with Rice Packaging, Inc. in Connecticut. He started his own company, JTA Corp. of Exeter, NH in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Ann (Jennings) Taussig, whom he married in 1950; three sons, John W.Taussig III ’73 of Sammamish,WA, Jeff J.Taussig, and Timothy T.Taussig; a daughter, Ellen K. Taussig; and 11 grandchildren