Norman Albert Davis ’52 died on August 8, 2007, in Brunswick.
Born there on December 20, 1926, he graduated from Brunswick High School in 1944 and then entered the Maine Maritime Academy, from which he graduated in 1946. After serving in the Merchant Marine for two years, he attendedBowdoinforayearasamemberof the Class of 1952 and joined Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a chief marine engineer with the American Export Lines out of New York from 1950 to 1955, and after serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy for a year as a lieutenant he served in the Merchant Marine again until 1959. He owned and operated the Rustic Cabin on Union Street in Brunswick until 1970, when he sold that business and opened Norman A. Davis Real Estate Company in Topsham. He retired from the real estate business in 1992. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, the Brunswick Rotary Club, the Masons, and the American Legion Post 202 in Topsham. He was married in 1961 to Anne Pesce and in 1996 to Christine Allen, who survives him, as do two daughters, Stephanie Davis of Los Angeles, Calif., and Roxanne Jones of Harpswell; a son, Frederick Davis of South Glastonbury, Conn.; three brothers, Herbert Davis of Bowdoin, Richard Davis of Bangor, and Larry Davis of Boothbay; two sisters, Judith Major of Akron, Ohio, and Dianne Dungey of Wellston, Ohio; and two grandchildren.