Linwood Joseph Groder ’39 died on October 21, 2005, in Winchendon, Massachusetts.
Born on September 28, 1915, in Skowhegan, he prepared for college at Skowhegan High School and Kents Hill Academy and attended Bowdoin in 1935- 36, becoming a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. After nearly 10 years as an assistant designer with the American Woolen Company in Skowhegan, he was an assistant designer with the Deering- Milliken Company in New York City from 1946 to 1950, became a designer and stylist in 1951, then was director of styling from 1956 until 1960, when he joined Burlington Industries in New York City as a director of styling. From 1971 until his retirement in 1979 he was a director of styling with Burlington Industries in New York, and then director of quality control with Adams Millis Knots in New York. For many years he lived in Darien, CT, where he was a member of the Darien Dance Club and a charter member of the Darien Country Club. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Thomas Groder, whom he married in 1936; two sons, Edward T. Groder ’60 of New York City and David B. Groder of Jaffrey, NH; and two grandchildren.