Wallace Jaffe ’47 died on January 9, 2009, in Portland, Maine.
He was born September 26, 1925, in Pittsburgh, and prepared for college at Deering High School in Portland, where he was a violinist. At Bowdoin, he majored in government and economics, was a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon fraternity, and participated in the String Quartet, Orient, and Masque and Gown. He spent his career teaching in the Portland public schools. In 1958, he launched a radio and television program offering instruction in Russian language. The 15-minute weekly show was broadcast by WCSH in Portland. He is survived by a daughter, Marla Levenson.