Louis Garcelon Jr. ’39

Louis Garcelon Jr. ’39 died on January 13, 2011, in Stuart, Florida.

He was born in Lewiston on August 16, 1917, son of Louis Garcelon, Bowdoin Class of 1908, and prepared for college at Medford (Mass.) High School and Hebron Academy. He attended Bowdoin from 1935 to 1938 and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He worked as a food broker at Louis Garcelon Co. in Boston from 1938 to 1957, and then began his career on the ocean. From 1957 to 1962, he owned and operated Mainstay Marina in Boothbay Harbor and captained the sports and fishing boat Lassie. For the next five years, he served as the marina manager in Grand Bahama Hotel Country Club, and from 1967 to 1972 was the marina manager at Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. From there he became the marina manager at the Jupiter Island Club. He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Stuart and Masonic Lodge in Fort Lauderdale. He is survived by a daughter, Jill Cummings; a son, Peter Garcelon; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.