Richard C. Gibson ’54 died July 16, 2008, in South Brooksville, Maine.
Born on June 28, 1932, in Newton, Mass., he prepared for college at Newton High School. After graduating from Bowdoin, he joined the Army and became a helicopter pilot serving in Japan and Korea. He married Geraldine Lappin of Portland, Maine, and they had three children. After earning an MBA at University of California, Berkeley, he worked as an accountant in San Francisco. He and his family moved back to Portland, where he became controller at Jordan Meats. After he and his wife divorced, he moved to New York City and then to Cincinnati, Ohio, and finally to Saudi Arabia, where he spent 18 years working for Aramco Oil Co. In his retirement, he spent most of the year in Thailand, traveling extensively in Southeast Asia and visiting his homes in Ft. Myers, Fla., and South Brooksville. His family was one of the founders of the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club, and he was a Mayflower descendant. He is survived by two sons, John and Roger; a daughter, Chris; and two grandchildren.