Norval Bacon Lewis ’45

Norval Bacon Lewis ’45 died on January 12, 2004, in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Born on April 29, 1923, in Springfield, MA, he prepared for college at Concord (NH) High School and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1941 to February of 1943. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943 to July of 1945, attaining the rank of corporal. He returned to the College in the fall of 1945 and, following his graduation in 1947, did graduate work and taught English at the University of New Hampshire for two years, receiving a master of arts degree in 1949. He continued as an English instructor there until 1953, when he joined the faculty at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield. He became chair of the English department there in 1965 and, after retiring from teaching in 1978, continued working at Maine Central Institute in the administration until 1983. He was a trustee of the Pittsfield Public Library, a member of the Palmyra Town Committee, a director of the Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, and a member of the Hartland/St. Albans Lions Club. He was married in 1949 to Martha Pattison, who died in 1996, and is survived by two daughters, Marie L. Armitstead of Carver, MA, and Mary L. Holden of Columbus, OH; a twin brother, Ward Lewis of Louden, NH; five grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.