Oliver S. Brown ’53

Oliver S. Brown ’53 died April 5, 2013, at the Togus VA Hospice and Palliative Care Unit in Augusta of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Boston on April 10, 1931, and prepared for college at St. George’s School. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. While at Bowdoin, he was a student of Prof. Robert Peter Tristram Coffin and was so taken with his poetry that he collected it and committed many of Coffin’s poems to memory. Continue reading

William S. Coperthwaite Jr. ’53

William S. Coperthwaite Jr. ’53, who reconceptualized the ancient Mongolian yurt and started a movement in simple, self-sufficient living, died November 26, 2013, in a car accident in Washington, Maine. He discovered the yurt in a 1962 National Geographic and was taken with its utilitarian design. He built his first yurt—a simple, round structure with a birch-bark roof—at Buck’s Harbor in 1964 and went on to build more than 300 worldwide over the course of his life. Continue reading

Leander A. Guite Jr. ’53

Leander A. Guite Jr. ’53 died July 7, 2013, in East Boothbay. He was born in Waterville on August 16, 1931, and prepared for college at St. John’s Preparatory School. After Bowdoin, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, he graduated from Tufts University Medical School in 1957. He served to captain in the Army Medical Corps in Korea with the 11th EVAC and at Valley Forge Army Hospital. Continue reading

John P. McGovern ’53

John P. McGovern ’53 died August 25, 2014, in Waltham, Mass. He was born in Waltham on May 16, 1931, and graduated from Waltham Senior High School, where he was class president and captain of the hockey team. Continue reading

Henry F. Picking ’53

Henry F. Picking ’53 died February 22, 2013, at his home in Brunswick. He was born in Portland on February 28, 1931, and prepared for Bowdoin at Eaglebrook School, Noble and Greenough School, and Portland Junior College. Continue reading

Daniel H. Silver ’53

Daniel H. Silver ’53 died May 28, 2013, at his home in Somerville, Mass. He was born in Melrose, Mass., on April 25, 1931, and prepared for college at Philips Academy Andover and Browne and Nichols Preparatory School. He was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Continue reading

Warren H. Weatherill ’53

Warren H. Weatherill ’53 died February 18, 2014, in Seattle, Wash. He was born on May 14, 1931, in Ann Arbor, Mich., son of Philip F. Weatherill, Class of 1916, and graduated from University High School. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Continue reading