Leander A. Guite Jr. ’53

Leander A. Guite Jr. ’53 died July 7, 2013, in East Boothbay. He was born in Waterville on August 16, 1931, and prepared for college at St. John’s Preparatory School. After Bowdoin, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, he graduated from Tufts University Medical School in 1957. He served to captain in the Army Medical Corps in Korea with the 11th EVAC and at Valley Forge Army Hospital. He completed his internship and first-year residency at University Hospital in Cleveland and his surgical residency at Maine Medical Center in 1964. He went into private practice as a general and vascular surgeon in 1965 and served on the staffs of Sisters and Thayer hospitals. In 1990, he gave up private practice to work at Togus VA Hospital and retired in 1995. He was a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and served as president of the Maine chapter for two years. He also was a member of the Maine Medical Association and the Maine Vascular Society. He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Lynda Rossnagle Guite; brother Paul V. Guite; daughters Melissa G. Mantha ’87, Stephani Guite, and Amy G. Greuel ’90; son Matthew Lee Guite; and six grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his brother, John.

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