Lewis Dexter Wheeler ’50

Lewis Dexter Wheeler ’50 died on February 2, 2008, in Orrington, Maine.

Born in Manchester, N.H., on January 2, 1924, he prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945 as a member of the 10th Mountain Division, attaining the rank of sergeant. He became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation cum laude in 1950, he received a master of education degree from Syracuse University in 1951. In 1955, he joined W. J.Wheeler & Co., Inc., a family insurance business in South Paris, Maine. He returned to teaching in 1963, taking a position at Glen Cove Christian Academy in Glen Cove, Maine, a position that he held until 1979. In that year, he moved to Orrington and became the program director at Camp Fair Haven, a summer camp in Brooks, Maine. When he was living in South Paris, he was a member of the school board. He is survived by his wife, Mary Pomeroy Wheeler, whom he married in 1946; two daughters, Susan Wheeler Sady of Hanford, Calif., and Leslie Wheeler England of Orrington; his son, William J.Wheeler of Orrington; and 10 grandchildren.