Philip William Norton ’69 died on January 10, 2007, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., after a long battle with cancer.
Born on September 29, 1946, in Milwaukee,Wisc., he prepared for college at South Portland High School and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. By the time of his graduation, the fraternity had become Alpha Kappa Sigma. Following his graduation, he served two years as a research technician in immunology at the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Newington, Conn., and then served in the U.S.Army as a first lieutenant and helicopter pilot in Vietnam, being awarded two Air Medals and the Bronze Star. He received his doctorate in 1978 in immunology from the University of Connecticut. He spent his professional career in the field of sales and marketing for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and most recently was the National Sales and Marketing Director for Promega Biosciences, Inc. He was married in 2005 to Mary Harris, who survives him, as do his two children, Megan N. Norton, a nursing student at then University of San Francisco, and Casey B. Norton, a senior at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School; two brothers, Robert L. Norton of Gainesville, Fl., and Scott A. Norton of Savannah, Ga.; and a sister,Teresa A. Mattison of Oakland.