Linwood Manning Rowe ’40

Linwood Manning Rowe ’40 died on December 27, 2007, in Rumford, Maine.

Born on May 10, 1918, in Rumford, he prepared for college at Stevens High School there and at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and became a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. He received his M.D. degree from Cornell University in 1943 before serving in the U.S.Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946, attaining the rank of captain in the Army Medical Corps. He then returned to Rumford and established his medical practice. In 1961, he withdrew from the general practice of medicine and began a residency in radiology at Maine Medical Center in Portland. In 1964, he became head of the radiology department at Rumford Community Hospital, a position that he held for 20 years. He was a member of the board of directors of the Hope School and the Community Center of Greater Rumford. He served on the school board in Rumford from 1948-51 and again in the early 1970s. In his retirement, he was active in the Worthley Pond Association. He was married in 1943 to Jane Gordon, who died in 1989. He is survived by four daughters, Margaret Pillsbury of Augusta, Martha M. Rowe of West Rockport, Kathleen Perkins of Hoboken, N.J., and Susan Caine of Nazareth, Penn.; two sons, Linwood M. Rowe, Jr. of Severna Park, Md., and James G. Rowe of Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; a brother, John Rowe of Champlain, N.Y.; and a sister, Sally Fraser of Williamsburg,Va.