Matthew W. Bullock Jr. ’40

Matthew W. Bullock Jr. ’40 died July 7, 2013. He was born on April 4, 1920, in Boston and graduated from Boston Latin High School. He graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Masque and Gown, and the Afro-American Society. Continue reading

Fred J. Dambrie Sr. ’40

Fred J. Dambrie Sr. ’40 died February 27, 2014, at his home in Portland. He was born on May 9, 1918, in Portland, and he graduated from Portland High, where he was president of his class and recipient of the Brown Medal. At Bowdoin, where he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, he served as an instructor in foreign languages, teaching French, Spanish, and Italian. Continue reading

Fred M. Fernald Sr. ’40

Fred M. Fernald Sr. ’40 died November 2, 2012, in Winchester, Va. He was born on March 20, 1917, in Lewiston, the son of Clarence J. Fernald, Class of 1907, and prepared for college at Roosevelt High School and Devitt Preparatory School. Continue reading

Elvin Jeffrey Gilman ’40

Elvin Jeffrey Gilman ’40, who established Bowdoin’s Dean Paul Nixon “Pat on the Back” fund and initiated the revitalization of Portland’s Old Port, died February 25, 2010, at his South Portland home.

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Jay C. Pratt ’40

Jay C. Pratt ’40 died November 7, 2011, in Pilesgrove, N.J. He was born on July 29, 1918, in Groveton, N.H., and graduated from Farmington (Maine) High School. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He had worked for four months as a graduate assistant at Boston University when he was recruited by DuPont to work in the Carney’s Point Works, Plant I Ballistics Lab. Continue reading

Truman G. Schnabel Jr. ’40

Truman G. Schnabel Jr. ’40 died March 10, 2009, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was born on January 5, 1919, in Philadelphia, and prepared for college at William Penn Charter School, where he was captain of the tennis team and lettered in three other sports. Continue reading

Guilbert S. Winchell ’40

Guilbert S. Winchell ’40 died November 25, 2013, in Lincoln, Mass. He was born in Cambridge, Mass., on June 14, 1918, and prepared for college at Concord (Mass.) High School. He studied mechanical engineering and graduated from both Bowdoin and MIT in 1941, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Continue reading