Willard Clinton Warren II ’44

Willard Clinton Warren II ’44 died on April 13, 2009, at Seal Rock Health Care Center in Saco, Maine.

He was born on July 24, 1922, in New Canaan, Conn., and grew up in Lovell, Maine, preparing for college at Fryeburg Academy, where he played football and developed a lifelong love of skiing. At Bowdoin, he majored in economics and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps during his last semester, and served on bases throughout the islands of the South Pacific, attaining the rank of corporal. After his discharge, he returned to Bowdoin and graduated in 1946, but remained a member of the class of 1944. He moved to Boston and continued taking courses at Bentley College while joining the family business, Warren Publications, as the assistant treasurer and the third generation of Warrens to work there. He later relocated to West Virginia and Pennsylvania to work as a manager for Pro-Con. In 1957, he joined the Boston accounting firm of Mount and Carter while maintaining a home in Fryeburg. A succession of firms merged, eventually becoming the Boston office of KPMG Peat Marwick, from which he retired as senior tax principal in the early 1980s. He served for many years as treasurer of the First Congregational Church in Fryeburg and trustee of Fryeburg Academy, where he worked on the capital campaign to construct a new science building. A classroom in that building now bears his and his wife’s names. He also served for 20 years as treasurer of the Western Oxford County Agricultural Society (the Fryeburg Fair). He is survived by a son, Willard Clinton Warren III; a daughter, Hannah Warren; a brother, Timothy Matlack Warren ’45; and a granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Jean Stanley Cameron, in 2005; and by a sister, Patricia Warren, in 1999.