Lt. Col. Benjamin W. Nevitt ’47 died on November 1, 2009, at his home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
He was born on September 2, 1918, in Washington, D.C., and prepared for college at McKinley High School in Washington and Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. He also attended Strayer College of Accountancy and George Washington University and served in the Army during World War II before enrolling at Bowdoin, where he was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He graduated from Berkley Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. in 1950 and received clinical pastoral education from Connecticut Valley State Hospital. He was a commissioned chaplain with the Air Force from 1951 until his retirement in 1978, with assignment on bases in Texas, Kansas, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, and Colorado. For three years after his retirement, he served as a Veterans Administration hospital chaplain in Bedford, Mass. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Gettysburg, where he volunteered his services for pastoral care for the elderly and sick for many years. He is survived by Ann L. (Broadus) Nevitt, his wife of 63 years.