Raymond T. Adams Jr. ’56

Raymond T. Adams, Jr. ’56 died October 8, 2011, in Orrington. He was born on February 21, 1935, in Bangor, and graduated from Bangor High School. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, Continue reading

Peter T. C. Bramhall ’56

Peter T. C. Bramhall ’56 died March 13, 2014, in Falmouth. He was born on February 28, 1934, in Portland, and prepared for college at Deering High School and Governors Academy. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin, a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, and served as reunion chair, organizing every class reunion since graduation. Continue reading

Harris L. Curtis ’56

Harris L. Curtis ’56 died November 26, 2013, in Portland. He was born in Portland on May 19, 1934, the son of the late Dr. Harry L. Curtis ’20, and graduated from Portland High School. He was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. Continue reading

J. Raymond Fairman ’56

J. Raymond Fairman ’56 died December 19, 2011, in Granby, Conn. He was born in Stafford Springs, Conn., on February 28, 1935, and prepared for college at Melrose (Mass.) High School. Continue reading

Roland H. Janelle ’56

Roland H. Janelle ’56 died September 18, 2014, in Lewiston. He was born on May 22, 1934, in Lewiston, and graduated from Lewiston High School, where he was a standout basketball and track star. Continue reading

Sanford A. “Sandy” Kowal ’56

Sanford A. “Sandy” Kowal ’56 died March 5, 2013, in Newton, Mass. He was born in Newark, N.J., on August 27, 1934, and prepared for college at Newton (Mass.) High School. He was a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity and went on to graduate from Boston University Law School in 1961. Continue reading

Benjamin G. M. Priest ’56

Benjamin G. M. Priest ’56 died April 3, 2012. He was born in Boston on June 15, 1934, son of the late George T. Priest ’26, and graduated from Classical High School in Providence, R.I. Continue reading

Donald E. Richter ’56

The Reverend Donald E. Richter ’56 died September 28, 2014, in Jamestown, R.I. He was born in Lancaster, Mass., on January 28, 1935, and graduated from Lancaster High School. Continue reading

Sven O. Salin ’56

Sven O. Salin ’56 died February 18, 2013, in Alvjo, Sweden. He was born on the island of Wormsö (now called Vormsi) in Estonia on October 30, 1933. He moved to Sweden in 1944 with his mother and brother. His father was mobilized in 1941 in the Red Army and was taken by the Russians after they invaded Estonia, and his family never saw him again. Continue reading

Aaron J. Shatkin ’56, H’79

Aaron J. Shatkin ’56, H’79 died June 4, 2012, at his home in Scotch Plains, N.J. He was born on July 18, 1934 in Providence, and graduated from Nelson Aldrich High School. A member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, Continue reading

Orville Z. Tyler III ’56

Orville Z. Tyler III ’56, died January 6, 2014, in Mt. Pleasant, Ala. He was born on July 30, 1934, in Savannah, Ga., and prepared for college at Leavenworth Senior High School. A member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, he went on to earn a master’s in business administration from Tulane University in 1964. Continue reading

Frederick C. Wilkins ’56

Frederick C. Wilkins ’56 died March 29, 2013, in Gloucester, Mass. He was born in Lynn, Mass., on May 23, 1935, and prepared for college at Wakefield (Mass.) High School. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and wrote the music for a musical revue, while William Beeson III ’56 wrote the text. Continue reading

Donald M. Zuckert ’56

Donald M. Zuckert ’56 H’06, former chairman of the Board of Trustees and one of Madison Avenue’s original “Mad Men,” died of a heart attack October 13, 2013. His commitment to Bowdoin was unwavering. He assumed important roles in the Campaign for Bowdoin in the 1980s and served as chair of the New Century Campaign from 1996 to 1998. He was elected an overseer of the College in 1987 and a trustee of the College in 1995. Continue reading