Raynal Cawthorne Bolling ’32

Raynal Cawthorne Bolling ’32 died on December 1, 2003, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Born on April 7, 1910, in New York City, he prepared for college at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT, and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1932, he owned and operated Bolling Farms of Greenwich and Danbury, CT, and was also associated with the Palmer Marine Engine Company from 1933 to 1969, progressing from engine assembler to production manager to vice president and then president. In 1969, he retired from Palmer and formed Ray Bolling, Inc., a manufacturers’ representative company, which later was renamed Bolling-Ryan, Inc. and represented several machine shops and companies. He retired again in 1998. He had served as vice president of the Palmer Yacht Safety Bureau, as president of the American Boat and Yacht Council, and as vice president of the National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers. Surviving are his wife, Georgette Kenyon Compton Bolling, whom he married in 1959; a stepson, Eno Compton of Big Elk Meadows, CO; and a sister, Patricia Harding of Long Grove, IL.