Kendall Martin Cole ’44

Kendall Martin Cole ’44 died on September 28, 2003, in Naples, Florida.

Born on October 25, 1922, in Bangor, he prepared for college at Bangor High School and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1940 to 1942 before transferring to Amherst, from which he was graduated cum laude in 1943. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946, attaining the rank of quartermaster second class. After his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1948, he joined the firm of Crowell and Leibman in Chicago, IL, where he was a partner when he left in 1960 to become an assistant general counsel with Scott Paper Company’s law division. In 1963, he joined the General Foods Corporation in New York City as assistant general counsel. He became vice president and general counsel in 1967, and in 1973 joined the Eastman Kodak Company Rochester, NY, as assistant general counsel. A year later he became vice president and general counsel and in 1986 retired as senior vice president, moving to Cumberland Foreside. In 1992, he moved to Naples, where he was a director of Norstar Trust Company. He had also served as a director of Norstar Bancorp in Albany, NY, and as a director of Norstar Bank in Rochester, NY. Surviving are his wife, Mary Malloch Cole, whom he married in 1949; a son, Robert Cole; and a daughter, Jane Cole.