William J. Beckett ’57

William J. Beckett ’57 died January  19, 2012, in South Burlington, Vt. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 25, 1931, and prepared for college at Susan Dorsey High School in Los Angeles and Continue reading

Brian H. Flynn ’57

Brian H. Flynn ’57 died December 19, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. He was born on October 20, 1934, in Gardner, Mass., and prepared for college at Salem (Mass.) High School and Cushing Academy. He played varsity ice hockey at Bowdoin and was a dean’s list student and a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. Continue reading

George F. Howland ‘ 57

George F. Howland ’57 died January 2, 2012, in Canton, Conn. He was born on August 25, 1935, in Newton, Mass., son of the late Winslow R. Howland ’29, and prepared for college at Newton High School. Continue reading

John L. Howland ’57

John L. Howland ’57, Bowdoin’s Josiah Little Professor of Natural Sciences and professor of biology and biochemistry emeritus, died on October 18, 2009, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick following a brief illness.

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Charles M. Leighton ’57, H’89

Charles M. Leighton ’57, who received an honorary doctor of law from Bowdoin in 1989, died February 24, 2013, in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Portland on June 4, 1935, son of the late Wilbur F. Leighton ’28, and prepared for college at St. Peter’s School in Peekskill, N.Y. A member of Zeta Psi fraternity, he founded the sailing team at Bowdoin and raised money to buy five new sailing dinghies for the team. He went on to become commodore of the New York Yacht Club. Continue reading

G. Frederick Lombard ’57

G. Frederick Lombard ’57 died May 10, 2013, in Augusta, Ga. He was born in Caribou on August 4, 1936, and prepared for college at Caribou High School. He attended Bowdoin from 1953 to 1954, a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, before entering the U.S. Naval Academy, where he majored in engineering and graduated in 1958. Continue reading

Thomas R. Merrill ’57

The Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Merrill ’57 died July 8, 2014, in Scarborough. He was born on January 6, 1935, in Portland and graduated from Portland High School, where he swam for the Portland Boys Club and Portland High swim teams. Continue reading

Herbert A. Miller ’57

Herbert A. Miller ’57 died January 26, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. He was born in Boston on September 6, 1934, and prepared for college at Brookline (Mass.) High School and Huntington School. Continue reading

George A. Smart Jr. ’57

George A. Smart Jr. ’57 died in October 2013 in New York City. He was born in Newton, Mass., on May 9, 1935, graduated from Concord (N.H.) High School, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Continue reading

Robert W. Thompson ’57

Robert W. Thompson ’57 died September 9, 2014, in Portland. He was born in Boston on May 21, 1934, son of the late James E. Thompson ’26, and prepared for college at Newton (Mass.) High School and Browne & Nichols. Continue reading

David Z. Webster ’57

David Z. Webster ’57 died August 7, 2014, at his home in New London, N.H., after a 25-year journey with prostate cancer. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., on December 11, 1935, and graduated from the Palmyra-Macedon (N.Y.) Central School. Continue reading