Raymond P. Pach ’36 died on October 2, 2008, at his home in Newport News, Virginia.
Born in New York City, he prepared for college at Chateau Bures, a private school for boys in Paris, France. After his graduation from Bowdoin, he studied at the Conservatory for Music in Paris and in San Francisco, Calif., at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as at the Military Intelligence School in Maryland and the Marine Corps Extension School in Quantico, Va. He served in World War II in the Army in the Intelligence Division and retired as a major in the Marine Corps. He owned a foreign car dealership in Italy, was a commercial builder in North Carolina, and sang basso in various operas in Italy and in the United States. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Nantkes Pach, and a stepdaughter, Linda Grainger. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jordan Pach; two daughters, Christina Bowen and Tjodi Orlandino; two sons, Michael and Mark; four grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Sandra Jordan Murray; two stepsons, Bobby Jordan and Randy Jordan; seven step- grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; and a step-great great grandchild.