Marshall Stanley Barbour ’35 died on October 1, 2005, in Topsham.
Marshall Stanley Barbour ’35 died on October 1, 2005, in Topsham. Born in Portland on July 6, 1913, he prepared for college at Deering High School there and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1935, he was a teaching fellow in chemistry at the College for a year and then did graduate work in chemistry at Columbia University in New York and at Rutgers University in New Jersey. As a research chemist he was an associate with Abbott Laboratories in Philadelphia, PA, in 1943-44, with the Pennsylvania Coal Products Company in Petrolia, PA, from 1944 to 1946, with Monsanto Chemical Company in Everett, MA, from 1946 to 1953, and with the Bates Manufacturing Company in Lewiston from 1953 to 1957. From 1957 until 1970, he was an associate scientist with the Oxford Paper Company in Rumford. From 1970 until 1983, he was a laboratory manager with the University of Hartford chemistry department in West Hartford, CT. He retired in 1983 and moved to Topsham in 1989. He was married in 1946 to Wilma Perkins, who died in 2002, and is survived by a son, Charles W. Hill of Springfield, VA; two daughters, Ellen E. Hill of Chandler, AZ, and Mary W. Hill of Brunswick; a brother, Charles W. Barbour of California; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.