Scott Sargent ’55

Scott Sargent ’55 died on January 13, 2006, in Kennebunk, Maine.

Born on July 25, 1932, in Philadelphia, PA, he prepared for college at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and Portsmouth High School in New Hampshire, and became a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in February 1955, he served for two years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He remained in the Army Reserve and retired as a captain. In 1957, he joined the Morgan Construction Company in Worcester, MA, where he was employed for 32 years, retiring in 1989 as vice president of finance and controller. In 1965, he attended the School of Industrial Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In Bowdoin affairs, he was secretary and treasurer of the Worcester Bowdoin Club for many years and was a volunteer worker in the 1963 capital campaign and in the 175th Anniversary Campaign Program. He was also active in the work of the Bowdoin Alumni School and Interviewing Committee (BASIC). He served as president of the Central Massachusetts chapter of the American Society of Insurance Management and was a member of the Boston chapter of the Financial Executives Institute and the Worcester chapter of the National Association of Accountants. He lived for many years in Westborough, MA, where he was treasurer of many organizations, including the Kirkside Foundation for 25 years and Habitat for Humanity. Through all of his retirement years he worked for Alexander, Aronson, and Finning of Massachusetts. In Kennebunk, he was a member of St. David Episcopal Church, the Newcomers Club, the Waterford Greene Condominium Board of Directors, and the Friends of the Chamber of Commerce. He was married in 1955 to Helen L. Johnson, who survives him, as do a daughter, Susan S. Prestes of Worcester; two sons, David S. Sargent of Sudbury, MA, and Peter H. Sargent of South Portland; a sister, Janet S. F. Russell of Andover, MA; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandson.