Paul Conklin Hutchinson ’38

Paul Conklin Hutchinson ’38 died on October 14, 2005, in Centerville, Massachusetts.

Born on August 25, 1915, in Arlington, MA, he prepared for college at Arlington High School and Deerfield (MA) Academy and attended Bowdoin in 1934-35, becoming a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He also attended Boston University and was involved in marketing before serving as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He took part in the initial assaults upon Iwo Jima and Okinawa and spent 20 months at sea. After the war, he was a sales engineer with Baird Associates in Cambridge, MA, until 1955, when he joined the Perkin-Elmer Company in Norwalk, CT, as a marketing manager. He was an advertising executive with Chas. F. Hutchinson, Inc., in Boston from 1959 to 1962. For many years, he worked for Perkin-Elmer Corporation of Norwalk, CT, with which he became a general manager of the Coleman Division in Hinsdale, Ill., and was vice president of sales of the instrument division in Norwalk. He continued his career as an independent representative and consultant and in the early 1980s was president of Tachisto, Inc., of Needham, MA, and one of the founders of Spectranet Corporation of Colorado Springs, CO. Surviving are his wife, Susan Alexander Hutchinson, whom he married in 1961; four daughters, Carolyn M. of Neenah, WI, Cynthia E. of Carlisle, MA, Anne L. of Marietta, OK, and Sara K. of Albuquerque, NM; a son, Mark H. Hutchinson of Scituate, MA; a sister, Cynthia H. Reynolds of Centerville, MA; and four grandchildren.