Oliver Wendell Hone ’57 died on May 12, 2007, in Orange Park, Florida.
Born on March 2, 1935, in Perth Amboy, N.J, he prepared for college at Franklin High School in Metuchen, N.J., and attended Rutgers University before transferring to Bowdoin and becoming a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Following his graduation in 1957, he was a manager with the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company in Newark until 1965, when he became a manager with Turner Jones Company in New York City. In 1969, he became a teacher in Plainfield and two years later became the administration assistant to the Piscataway Board of Education. He received as master of arts degree in 1972 from Kean College in New Jersey and a master of fine arts degree in 1976, also from Kean College. For some years, he was president of Brittany Photographers in Linden, N.J. In Bowdoin affairs, he was for four years 1957’s Class Agent in the Alumni Fund. Wherever he lived, he was active in organizations, serving as president of Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, Jaycees, Scouts, education associations, and the New Jersey Association of Science Supervisors, as well as other organizations. Surviving are his wife, Linda Krauszer Hone; two daughters, Catherine Lynn of Middleburg, Fla., and Nancy Hone of New Brunswick, N.J.; a son, Richard Hone of Somerset, N.J.; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a sister, Marjorie Connelly; and a brother, John W. Hone, Jr. ’52.