Russell Samuel Ireland, Jr. ’58 died on September 4, 2007, in Shelburne,Vt.
Born on September 18, 1936, in Somers Point, N.J., he prepared for college at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mt. Holly, N.J., and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1954 to 1956. During the next three years, he attended what was then Farmington Teachers College in Maine and then served in the U.S.Army Signal Corps until 1962. He taught for a year at The Forks in Maine and, in 1963, taught for a year at the Adams School in Burlington,Vt. He also studied mathematics and physics at the University of Vermont from 1964 to 1968. He was for some years a technician in the physics department at that university and also taught alternate energy technology in the evening division. He was married in 1966 to Constance Roessler, who died in 1991, and is survived by his mother, Alice Ireland of Ogunquit; a son, Russell Ireland III of St. Albans,Vt.; a daughter, Rebecca Nagel of Reulingen, Germany; three grandchildren; a brother, Richard Ireland of Cornish; and a sister, Susan Ireland of Kensington, Calif.