Paul Marcel Bransford ’60 died on January 15, 2005, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Born on May 19, 1938, in Newark, NJ, he prepared for college at Chatham (NJ) High School and the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ, and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1960, he joined the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company in Maryland as a traffic assistant. In 1963, he received a master of business administration degree from Columbia University and became a sales representative with the Scott Paper Company in East Orange, NJ. Through the years he was a field representative with the Pilot Life Insurance Company in Cincinnati, OH, was a variable annuity manager with Carson, Bayer & Associates, Inc., in Toledo, OH, and was a regional equities manager with The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company in Cleveland, OH. In 1973, he joined the Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company as director of corporate sales in Washington, DC, and soon became vice president of Acacia Equity Sales Corporation. In 1977, he became general manager of the Union Central Life Insurance Company in Pittsburgh, PA. In 1982, he established Bransford Retirement Plans Services, Inc., in Cincinnati, which provided administration and record keeping services, and in 2000 he became president of Invesmart of Cincinnati, Inc. Surviving are his wife, Mary Munro Bransford, whom he married in 1963; two sons, Neal Bransford and Mark Bransford; a daughter, Lynn B. Mangan; a sister, Joan Johnson; and six grandchildren.