Dr. Edwin S. Briggs ’45

Dr. Edwin S. Briggs ’45, who taught English at Wheaton College for 47 years, died September 28, 2011, in Waban, Mass. He was born on January 10, 1924, in Waltham, Mass., and prepared for college at Waltham High School. Continue reading

Sheldon E. Carbee ’45

Sheldon E. Carbee ’45 died January 6, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Jaffrey, N.H. He was born in Boston on June 13, 1922, and prepared for college at Melrose (Mass.) High School and Governor Dummer Academy. Bowdoin granted him a Certificate of Honor in 1945; he graduated in 1946, remaining a member of the class of 1945. Continue reading

Frederick H. Clarkson, Jr. ’45

Frederick H. Clarkson, Jr. ’45 died December 20, 2013, in Springfield, Mass. He was born on March 28, 1923, in New York City, and prepared for college at Phillips Exeter Academy. He was a member of Chi Psi fraternity at Bowdoin, and he studied for a year at College of the City of New York. Continue reading

Richard Condike ’45

Richard Condike ’45 died May 22, 2013, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Brockton on June 24, 1923, and prepared for college at Brighton (Mass.) High School and Brookline (Mass.) High School. A member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, he graduated from Bowdoin cum laude in 1946 but remained a member of the class of 1945. Continue reading

The Reverend Jesse M. Corum III ’45

The Reverend Jesse M. Corum III ’45 died April 17, 2012, in Vero Beach, Fla. He was born on October 7, 1923, in West Norristown, Pa., and prepared for college at Haverford School. He was a cheerleader and track star with a 4:39 mile. He joined the service after a year at Bowdoin, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Continue reading

Robert M. Cross ’45

Robert M. Cross ’45, Secretary of the College Emeritus, whose prolific correspondence defined graciousness for generations of Bowdoin alumni, died July 15, 2012, in Brunswick.

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Bradford W. Drake III ’45

Bradford W. Drake III ’45 died January 5, 2014, in Ocala, Fla. He was born on May 20, 1922, in Stoughton, Mass., and prepared for college at Stoughton High School and Mt. Herman Prep School. He served to lieutenant as a bomber pilot in the Army Air Forces in France and Liberia during the height of World War II and was promoted to captain in the Air Force Reserves, where he served from 1950 to 1960. Continue reading

Dr. Frederick J. Gregory ’45

Dr. Frederick J. Gregory ’45 died March 19, 2012, in Belfast. He was born on July 13, 1924, in Caribou. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity. He graduated from McGill University with a doctorate of medicine and surgical medicine in 1948, interned in surgery at Hartford General Hospital and completed his surgical residency at Continue reading

Alfred L. Heymann ’45

Alfred L. Heymann ’45 died April 19, 2012, in Garberville, Calif. He was born in Roxbury, Mass., on December 22, 1922, and prepared for college at Roxbury Memorial High School and Bridgton Academy. He attended Bowdoin from 1941 to 1942 and served to corporal in the Army during World War II. Continue reading

Rev. David B. Johnston ’45

Rev. David B. Johnston ’45 died March 17, 2013, in White River Junction, Vt. He was born on February 20, 1923, in Ashland, Mass., and prepared for college at Medford (Mass.) High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1941 to 1943 and from 1945 to 1946, was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, and he enlisted in the Army during World War II and served to sergeant. Continue reading

Henry S. Maxfield ’45

Henry S. Maxfield ’45 died November 3, 2013, in Wolfeboro, N.H. He was born in Boston on June 4, 1923, and prepared for college at the Browne & Nichols School. He served to first lieutenant the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator operating out of England. Continue reading

Adin R. Merrow ’45

Dr. Adin R. Merrow ’45 died September 8, 2011, in New York City. He was born on November 16, 1923, in Montpelier, Vt., and prepared for college at Nyack (N.Y.) Junior-Senior High School, where he was an Eagle Scout and captain of the swim team. He left Bowdoin in 1942 and served to technician fifth class Continue reading

Frank A. Oxnard ’45

Frank A. Oxnard ’45 died January 15, 2013, in East Wareham, Mass. He was born on May 29, 1922, in Medford, Mass., son of the late Charles L. Oxnard of the Class of 1911, and prepared for college at Medford High School and Hebron Academy. Continue reading

Colonel Raymond T. Reid ’45

Colonel Raymond T. Reid ’45 died October 8, 2011, in Virginia Beach. He was born in New Haven on June 7, 1921, and prepared for college at New Haven High School and Hopkins Grammar School. He attended Bowdoin from 1941 to February 1943, a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, when he left to serve in the Army during World War II. Continue reading

A. Chandler Schmalz ’45

A. Chandler Schmalz ’45 died June 23, 2013, in Conyers, Ga. He was born in Dedham, Mass., on June 30, 1924, and graduated from Dedham High School. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while in the Navy and Boston University Medical School for one year after Bowdoin, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Continue reading

Thomas J. Seaton, Jr. ’45

Thomas J. Seaton, Jr. ’45 died January 2, 2014, in Moosup, Conn. He was born on August 5, 1922, on Fishers Island, N.Y., and prepared for college at Plainfield High School and Suffield Academy. He attended Bowdoin from 1941 to 1942, a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. Continue reading

J. Gibson Semmes ’45

J. Gibson Semmes ’45 died September 7, 2013, in Potomac, Md. He was born in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 1923, and prepared for college at Episcopal High School. He attended Bowdoin College from 1941 to 1942, a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, then transferred to Yale University. He left in his sophomore year to enlist in the Army during World War II, where he served to first lieutenant and tank platoon commander in the 2nd Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Continue reading

Leonard M. Sherman ’45

Leonard M. Sherman ’45 died September 16, 2014, at his home in Kennett Square, Pa. He was born in Arlington, Mass., on February 24, 1924, and graduated from Winchester (Mass.) High School. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, with majors in mathematics and chemistry. Continue reading

John R. Sides ’45

John R. Sides ’45 died March 5, 2012, in Boynton Beach, Fla. He was born on January 29, 1922, in Boston, and prepared for college at Wellesley (Mass.) High School and Nobles and Greenough. He attended Bowdoin from 1941 to 1943, a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Continue reading

Commander Frederick R. Sims ’45

Commander Frederick R. Sims ’45 died October 1, 2013, in Hanover, Md. He was born on May 16, 1924, in Stoneham, Mass., and prepared for college at New Hampton School. A member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, he graduated from Bowdoin in 1947 after serving in the Navy during World War II, remaining a member of the class of 1945. Continue reading

George Vinall ’45

George Vinall ’45 died January 21, 2010, in Willow Street, Pa. He was born in Portland on May 21, 1921, and prepared for college at Deering High School and Holderness School. A member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, he left Bowdoin in 1943 and served as an ensign in the Naval Reserves during World War II.

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Melvin L. Weiner ’45

Melvin L. Weiner ’45 died May 8, 2013, at his home in Andover, Mass. He was born on March 7, 1922, in Lawrence, Mass., and prepared for college at Lawrence High School and Phillips Academy Andover. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He served to lieutenant in the Army Air Forces during World War II, piloting B-25 and B-26 planes. He owned and operated Weiner’s Furs in Lawrence, Mass., for more than forty years. Continue reading

Christopher L. Yates ’45

Christopher L. Yates ’45 died December 27, 2012, in Arlington, Mass. He was born in Waterville on May 15, 1922, and graduated from Walpole (Mass.) High School. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. In 1943 he joined the Army and was assigned to Coast Artillery. Continue reading