Jonathan Edward Scholes ’96 died on October 18, 2007, in Boston, Massachusetts, following a 15-month struggle with an aggressive form of cancer.
Born in Albany, N.Y., he prepared for college at Albany Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, becoming a member of Kappa Delta Theta Fraternity at Bowdoin. He served in the Peace Corps at PAZAPA, a center for handicapped children in Jacmal, Haiti. There, he successfully developed small businesses for the mothers of children at the center, wrote grants to support the center’s mission, and organized Haiti’s first Special Olympics for the children. He received an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2002. From 2002 until the onset of his illness, he worked in international marketing for Genzyme, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass. He married Susanne Hultgren in 2007. She survives him, as do his parents, Charles P. and Nancy C. Scholes of Delmar, N.Y.; and a brother, C. Patrick Scholes of New York City.