Paul Moran Pelletier ’51 died on January 30, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was born in Sanford, Maine, on November 4, 1927, and prepared for college at Sanford High School. After Bowdoin, where he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, he attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee. He served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946 and in the Army from 1951 to 1953, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was employed in various management positions at Ryder System of Miami for 23 years, and was vice president of three small subsidiaries. He worked for 10 years at Beatrice Foods as director of distribution services at corporate headquarters, and for five years as vice president of sales and marketing at Salem National Corp. He also served on the board of the Friends of Clemmons (N.C.) Library and as a golf ranger at Tanglewood Park County Golf Courses. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Meriem Gershen Pelletier; three daughters, Rebecca Gershen, Bonnie McCoy, and Vicki Brewster; six grandchildren; two sisters, Anita Pelletier and Shirley Brocato; and a brother, Leo Pelletier.