Donald C. Almy died on July 12, 2021, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading
Obituaries : Class of Faculty
John W. Ambrose Jr.
John W. Ambrose Jr., the John E. Merrill Professor of the Greek Language and Literature, Emeritus, died on November 7, 2014, in Topsham, Maine. Continue reading
George R. Anderson
George R. Anderson died on October 8, 2021, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. Continue reading
George N. Appell
George N. Appell died on May 2, 2020, in Phillips, Maine. Continue reading
Thomas R. Arp
Thomas R. Arp, a former instructor of English at Bowdoin (1960-62), died on July 30, 2015, in Dallas, Texas. Continue reading
J. Clayton Baum
J. Clayton Baum, a Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry (1989-90), died on June 21, 2020, in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. Continue reading
Philip Conway Beam
Philip Conway Beam, who joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1936 and retired in 1982 as the Henry Johnson Professor of Art and Archaeology, died on December 25, 2005, in Lewiston, Maine.
Roger K. Bechtel
Roger K. Bechtel died on May 10, 2021, in Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading
Kit (Christopher) Blake
Kit (Christopher) Blake died on February 20, 2020, in Dundee, Scotland. Continue reading
Gerard J. Breault
Gerard J. Breault, an Instructor in French between 1957-59 and an Assistant Professor of Romance Languages between 1959-61, died on February 5, 2020, in State College, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
Marion Brown ’74
Marion Brown ’74 died on October 18, 2010, in Hollywood, Florida. Continue reading
Peter I. Brown
Peter I. Brown, Instructor in Philosophy from 1962-63, died on July 6, 2016, in Syracuse, New York. Continue reading
John C. Burnham
John C. Burnham, former Tallman Professor of History and Psychology (1982), died on May 12, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio.
George J. Condo
George J. Condo died on January 5, 2023, in Harpswell, Maine. Continue reading
Sherri Cooper, Coastal Studies Center scholar-in-residence and adjunct assistant professor from 2006-07, died on November 23, 2015, in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
Thomas B. Cornell
Thomas B. Cornell, Richard E. Steele Artist-in-Residence Emeritus, died on December 7, 2012, in Brunswick, Maine, of cancer. Continue reading
Herbert R. Coursen Jr.
Herbert R. Coursen, Jr., longtime Bowdoin English professor and literary scholar, died on December 3, 2011, at his home in Brunswick, Maine.
John Davis ’52
John Davis ’52 died on June 6, 2021, in Yarmouth, Maine. Continue reading
Marcia-Anne Dobres died on May 14, 2021, in Randolph, Maine. Continue reading
L. Dodge Fernald
L. Dodge Fernald, instructor 1960-61, Professor of Psychology, 1962-67; coach of varsity skiing, freshman soccer, and freshman lacrosse, died on March 1, 2017, in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
William S. Flash
William S. Flash, a former instructor (1952-1954) and assistant professor (1954-1956) in the government department, died on September 9, 2015, in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Continue reading
Richard Sherman Fleming
Richard Sherman Fleming, died on October 21, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.
G. Edgar Folk
G. Edgar Folk, Assistant Professor of Biology, 1947-53, died on December 10, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa.
Stephen C. Foster
Stephen C. Foster, instructor in art, 1972-73 and assistant professor of art, 1973-74, died on November 26, 2018, in New London, Connecticut.
A. Myrick Freeman, III
A. Myrick Freeman, III died on February 6, 2022, in Topsham, Maine. Continue reading
William D. Geoghegan
William D. Geoghegan died on April 25, 2015, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading
Edmund T. Gilday
Edmund Theron Gilday died on May 17, 2022, in Grinnell, Iowa. Continue reading
Edward S. Gilfillan Jr.
Edward S. Gilfillan Jr., former director of Bowdoin’s Marine Research Station and adjunct professor and lecturer in the environmental studies program from 1977-2001 (emeritus 2001), died on December 14, 2017, in Harpswell, Maine.
Celeste Goodridge, professor of English, died on March 3, 2018, in Scarborough, Maine.
Peter Gottschalk died on March 25, 2021, in Portland, Oregon. Continue reading
Charles A. Grobe Jr.
Charles A. Grobe Jr., Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, died on September 29, 2016, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading
Steven Grover, Instructor in Music, died on July 7, 2016, in Augusta, Maine. Continue reading
Karen B. Halnon
Karen B. Halnon, visiting assistant professor of sociology, 1998-99, died on January 21, 2018, in Orange, Massachusetts.
Reginald L. Hannaford
Reginald L. Hannaford died on June 13, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading
Kevin B. Herbert
Kevin B. Herbert, a former assistant professor of classics at Bowdoin (1955-1962), died on February 10, 2015, in University City, Missouri.
Charles E. Huntington
Charles E. Huntington, professor of biology emeritus and director of the Bowdoin Scientific Station emeritus, died on January 2, 2017.
Arthur M. Hussey III
Arthur M. Hussey III, Professor of Geology Emeritus, died on July 26, 2016, in Bowdoinham, Maine. Continue reading
Noel Ignatiev died on November 9, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading
DeWitt John Jr.
DeWitt John Jr. died on October 6, 2020, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading
Gerald Kamber, an associate professor of romance languages from 1962-1969, died on October 30, 2014, in New Jersey.
Barbara J. Kaster
Barbara J. Kaster died on May 9, 2020, in Destin, Florida. Continue reading
Richard J. Kattar
Richard J. Kattar, ROTC director from 1971-1972, died on April 22, 2017, in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
Carl H. Klaus
Carl H. Klaus died on February 1, 2022, in Iowa City, Iowa. Continue reading
Elroy O. LaCasce Jr. ’44
Professor Emeritus Elroy O. LaCasce Jr. ’44 died on September 8, 2015, in Raymond, Maine. Continue reading
Lian Shu Li
Lian Shu Li died on March 6, 2021, in Ithaca, New York. Continue reading
Richard B. Lyman, Jr. ’57, P’87
Richard B. Lyman, Jr. ’57, P’87 died on August 23, 2020, in Norway, Maine. Continue reading
Dana W. Mayo
Dana W. Mayo, Charles Weston Pickard Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, died on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at his home in Topsham, Maine after a long illness.
Robert J. McIntyre
Robert J. McIntyre, former Visiting Associate Professor of Economics (1995-97), died on January 4, 2023, in Harpswell, Maine. Continue reading
Radcliffe G. Mitchell Jr.
Radcliffe G. Mitchell Jr., a former assistant professor of military science from 1965-67, died on February 19, 2015, in Scarborough, Maine. Continue reading
Richard E. Morgan ’59
Richard E. Morgan ’59, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Constitutional Law and an esteemed and active member of the faculty for 45 years, died on November 13, 2014, at the age of 77. Continue reading
Harold F. Nelson, Jr.
Harold F. Nelson, Jr., an Instructor in Government (1950-51), died on May 4, 2021, in Ashburn, Virginia. Continue reading
Robert Raymond Nunn, associate professor of romance languages emeritus, died on March 16, 2017.
Paul Luther Nyhus
Paul Luther Nyhus, former dean of students, former dean of the college, and Frank Andrew Munsey Professor of History Emeritus, died on August 17, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.
Clifton Cooper Olds
Clifton Cooper Olds died on April 8, 2021, in Massachusetts. Continue reading
D. Scott Palmer
D. Scott Palmer, Assistant Professor of Government from 1972 to 1976, died on April 28, 2018, in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Duane A. Paluska
Duane A. Paluska, an Assistant Professor of English (1968-73), died on January 28, 2020, in Lewiston, Maine. Continue reading
Mary Brown Parlee
Mary Brown Parlee, former visiting professor of women’s studies on the Tallman Foundation, 1992-93, died on June 27, 2018, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Harlan Berkley Peabody Jr. ’50
Harlan Berkley Peabody Jr. ’50, a literary scholar and one-time professor of comparative literature and ancient Greek at Bowdoin, died on February 22, 2009, at home in Auburn, New Hampshire.
Ronald M. Pike
Ronald M. Pike, a visiting professor of chemistry from 1983-1984, died on February 26, 2019, in Mapleton, Utah. Continue reading
Edward Pols, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Emeritus, died on August 14, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.
Giulio Pontecorvo died on September 26, 2021, in New York, New York. Continue reading
A. Raymond Rutan IV ’51
A. Raymond Rutan IV ’51, director of theater emeritus, died on June 16, 2019, in Portland, Maine.
John C. Rensenbrink
John C. Rensenbrink died on July 30, 2022, in Topsham, Maine. Continue reading
Peter Riesenberg, research associate in history from 2003 to 2006, died on May 14, 2018, in Harpswell, Maine.
Olin S. Robison
Olin S. Robison, former Bowdoin provost, dean of the faculty, and senior lecturer in government from 1970-1975, died on October 22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.
John E. Rogers
John E. Rogers, an instructor of music from 1964-1967, died on April 6, 2016, in Dover, New Hampshire. Continue reading
Guenter H. Rose
Guenter H. Rose died on January 12, 2022, in Vista, California. Continue reading
Eugene C. Royster
Eugene C. Royster, Ph.D., former professor of sociology at Bowdoin, died in March 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. Continue reading
Robert C. Sanford
Robert C. Sanford, who ran the Moulton Union dining hall for nine years, died on May 11, 2018, in Boynton Beach, Florida.
W. Phillip Saunders
W. Phillip Saunders, former instructor in economics, 1961-1962, died on May 28, 2017, in Bloomington, Indiana.
Carl N. Schmalz Jr.
Carl N. Schmalz Jr., former Bowdoin art professor and art museum director, died on February 22, 2013, in Saco, Maine. Continue reading
Elliott S. Schwartz
Elliott S. Schwartz, Robert K. Beckwith Professor of Music Emeritus and renowned composer, died on December 7, 2016, in Brunswick, Maine.
Leslie C. Shaw
Leslie C. Shaw, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, died on August 29, 2012, in Portland, Maine from complications following surgery at Maine Medical Center.
John E. Sheats
John E. Sheats, Assistant Professor of Chemistry from 1965-1970, died on July 13, 2022, in Pennington, New Jersey. Continue reading
William D. Shipman
William D. Shipman, Adams-Catlin Professor of Economics Emeritus and a member of the Bowdoin faculty from 1957-1991, died on April 10, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading
Frederick N. Springsteel
Frederick N. Springsteel died on July 1, 2021, in Poulsbo, Washington. Continue reading
Daniel M. Steffenson
Daniel M. Steffenson, a Visiting Professor of Chemistry (2010-13), died on May 16, 2018, in Saline, Michigan. Continue reading
William L. Steinhart
William L. Steinhart died on July 4, 2020, in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Continue reading
Clifford R. Thompson, Jr.
Clifford R. Thompson, Jr., professor of romance languages emeritus who taught Spanish at Bowdoin for 34 years, died on March 4, 2010, in Portland, Maine. Continue reading
Robert J. Toft
Robert J. Toft, a former biology department faculty member, died on January 28, 2015, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Howard S. Vandersea
Howard S. Vandersea died on December 29, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading
William F. Vassar
William F. Vassar, professor of military science from 1963-1966, died on April 8, 2017, in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Andrew Von Hendy
Andrew J. Von Hendy, Instructor of English from 1960 to 1963, died on June 6, 2018, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Robert A. Walkling
Robert A. Walkling died on March 24, 2022, in Brunswick, Maine. Continue reading
James E. Ward III
James E. Ward III, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus, dean of the college, and former director of the Senior Center program, died on November 11, 2013, in Brunswick, Maine following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Continue reading
Lawrence M. Washington
Lawrence M. Washington, Instructor in German, 1954-56, died on April 23, 2019, in Weybridge, Vermont.
David A. Wheatland
David A. Wheatland, Assistant professor of Chemistry from 1967 to 1973, died on February 13, 2020, in Cumberland Foreside, Maine. Continue reading
William Bolling Whiteside
William Bolling Whiteside, Bowdoin’s Frank Munsey Professor of History Emeritus and an honorary member of the Bowdoin College Alumni Association, died on November 25, 2007, in Yarmouth, Maine.