Regina J. Paradis died April 19, 2012, in West Bath. She was born Regina Jolk in Giessen, Germany, and was raised in Wiesbaden. For 27 years, she was the German department coordinator at Bowdoin, and she was made an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association when she retired. She is survived by Albert. R. Schmitt, whom she married in 1988; two songs, Daniel and Andrew Paradis; a daughter, Simone Hanson; four grandsons; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Savastano and Hiedi Schmitt Erspamer; a stepson, Peter Schmitt; three step-grandchildren; and a sister, Monika Baker. She was predeceased by her first husband Clement Paradis, in 1981.