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many years. She was a longtime member of Temple Beth El in Fall River, Mass. Survivors include sons Richard and Daniel.

1947 Stanley Leonard Freeman Jr. February 18, 2018 Stan Freeman was one of only a dozen men in his class when he started at Bates: Everyone else was in the military. He was too young, but enlisted in the U.S. Navy after the first semester of his sophomore year – finally old enough. He returned to graduate in 1948. He thought he wanted to be a teacher, but one year with the seventh-graders changed his mind. He went back to school at Columbia, earning a doctorate in education, all while on the faculty of the Univ. of Maine School of Education. In 1969, he became the assistant chancellor; the following year he became the vice-chancellor for academic affairs of the statewide university system. He became acting chancellor in 1974, but resigned two years later, saying he missed the interactions with students and preferred a professorship instead (at a cut in pay). He was a member of the College Key, an alumni class officer, class agent, and a member of various Reunion committees. His wife, Madeleine Richard Freeman ’47, died in 2012. Survivors include children Martha and Richard; companion Betty B. Calkins; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

1948 Patricia Curran Garrity January 11, 2018 A Lewiston native, Patricia Curran Garrity left Bates after a year to enroll in the school of nursing at Central Maine General Hospital (now Central Maine Medical Center). She worked as a nurse in Connecticut and Maine. Survivors include sons Martin, Mike, and Tim; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

1949 Barbara Mason Davis January 19, 2018 She fulfilled her wish, as expressed in The Mirror: Scotty Mason Davis “hopes to teach,” read the yearbook. She taught for a year in Dixfield before marriage to Donald Davis ’50 moved her to Massachusetts. (He passed away in 2010.) She also taught English to three generations of Vietnamese immigrants, many of whom became friends. A history/government major at Bates, she was the first member of her family to graduate from college. Survivors include children Donna Davis Keenan ’75, Scott Davis, and Andrea Davis; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and son-in-law Russell Keenan ’75. Joel Merrill Fisk February 18, 2018 Joel Fisk taught for several years before serving in the Korean

War as a medical detachment staff sergeant. He returned to teaching and eventually took a position in the Rockland school system, where he remained for 35 years. He retired as principal of the Rockland District Junior High School. A history major, he earned a master’s in education from UMaine Orono. He was a member of the Warren Congregational Church, IOOF, Knights of Pythias, and the American Legion and served on several Rockport town committees. Survivors include daughters Brenda and Joanna; and seven grandchildren. Richard L. Murphy January 20, 2018 Dick Murphy left Bates for UMaine Orono, and served in the Army during the Korean War. He was an avid athlete and co-owned a real estate company in Lewiston. Survivors include wife Joan Brown Murphy; daughter Maureen Murphy; stepdaughter Tina Lessard; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Howard Abner Welch Jr. March 27, 2010 A U.S. Army veteran, Howard Welch was involved in the D-Day invasion at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He worked as an electrical engineer with the Raytheon Corp. in Massachusetts. His late father was Howard A. Welch 1912.

1950 Helen Barbara Sherry Caron Beaudoin March 4, 2018 Barbara Beaudoin finished her degree at Marietta College in Ohio. She worked in cytology for many years before retiring in 1992 from Maine Medical Center. Survivors include children Renee Whelan and Paul Caron; stepsons Norman and Paul Beaudoin; and two grandchildren. Ryozo Glenn Kumekawa April 16, 2018 Glenn Kumekawa came to Bates with the help of the National Japanese American Student Relocation Council after being interned with other Japanese Americans at a camp in the Utah desert during World War II. With a degree in sociology, he studied city planning at Brown Univ., where he earned a doctorate. Deeply affected by the time he spent in the internment camp, he spoke often on the subject, including a talk at Bates after 9/11 when anti-Muslim sentiment was high: “The legacy tells us that, as we face our own crisis situations, we need to assure that the passions of the day are appropriately constrained” by checks and balances that the government “did not have 60 years ago,” Kumekawa told his listeners. Over the past three decades he devoted his attention to serving the Nisei Student Relocation Commemorative Fund, created to repay the generosity of the NJASRC and lend a helping hand to the underserved Southeast Asian community; he

was a board member, president, and chair of a scholarship awards committee. Survivors include wife Yoshiko Kumekawa; and children Joanne, Richard, and Kenneth.

1951 Max Sibbald Bell Jr. December 6, 2017 Max Bell ruminated on a class survey that he had “graduated from Young Republican activities to ACLU endeavors.” A lawyer who earned his law degree from Harvard, he served on the ACLU national board. At Bates, he was a debater – president of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council as a senior (as well as president of the Young Republicans). He practiced for 40 years in Wilmington, Del., served as president of the ACLU’s Delaware affiliate, and was a 30year member of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Delaware board of directors. He served on his 50th and 55th Reunion committees, on the Alumni Council in the 1980s, and as a class agent and Alumni-inAdmission volunteer. Survivors include sons Dwight ’77 and Curtis; and three grandchildren. Ralph Edson Cate Sr. January 10, 2018 Ralph Cate’s time at Bates was interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He graduated with a degree in English, and worked as a proofreader in the banking industry before retiring in 1997. Survivors include children Sue Packer, Ann Vogt, Vickie Littrell, Deborah Cavanagh, Linda Overstreet, and Ralph Jr.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. His grandfather was Thomas J. Cate 1908. Warren Bertrand Gilman February 10, 2018 The week after Warren Gilman graduated from Bates with a degree in chemistry, he stopped by the S.D. Warren paper company looking for a job. It hired him on the spot, and he worked there until retirement as a chemist in the research lab and the tech lab. He had a hand in six patents, including one for acid-free paper that has made conservation that much easier. He had a poetic side, and his work was published a number of times; he was a founder of the North Gorham Writing Group. He was also active in the community of North Gorham, where he was born and lived, and was either part of every committee or an instigator of it. A member of the United Church of Christ in North Gorham, he sang in the choir and served as a trustee. Survivors include wife Emma Weber; children Cynthia and Bertrand; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. Robert Alvan Greene Jr. November 30, 2017 His degree from Bates in biology led Robert Greene to dental school at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He practiced first in Connecticut and then for 25 years with his wife in

Boothbay Harbor. They continued to summer there after retirement to Virginia. Survivors include wife Ellen Englert Greene; children Robert ’88, Heidi, and Jonathan; four grandchildren; and sister Meredith Greene Edinger ’56. Other Bates relatives, all deceased, were parents Robert A. Greene 1917 and Maud Murphy Greene 1916; uncle C. Owen Greene 1921; aunts E. Berenice Greene 1919 and Marion G. Greene 1915; and cousin Edith-Ellen Greene Kimball ’55. Anna Sparta Vitiello February 14, 2018 Anna Sparta Vitiello worked for New England Telephone for several years before a trip to Italy introduced her to Domenico Vitiello, which turned her brief vacation into a five-year marriage. She returned to the U.S. and became a Spanish and English teacher in Lewiston High School, retiring in 1986. She was a member of the College Key and her 45th Reunion committee. Survivors include son Vincent; and three grandchildren.

1952 Mark Allen Gould April 5, 2018 Mark Gould graduated from Bates with a degree in biology and took it Tufts, where he earned a medical degree in 1956. He continued his training with a psychiatry residency at Washington Univ. Medical Center in St. Louis. In 1963 he started a 31-year career at Brawner Psychiatric Institute in Smyrna, Ga., where he was appointed medical director in 1969. He served as president of both the Georgia Psychiatric Assn., which named him “Man of the Year” in 1970, and the National Assn. of Private Psychiatric Hospitals. In retirement, he traveled to over 50 countries. Survivors include wife Gloria C. Gould; sons Thomas and Mark; and three grandchildren.

1953 Bette Grierson Houston December 16, 2017 Bett Grierson Houston was a pioneer in several respects. She served in the Navy for three years as an early WAVE in the ROTC program, but shelved her career in order to raise her children. At the age of 44, she became a stockbroker and had a long career as a certified financial planner. She and her husband, the late Harry R. Houston ’52, enjoyed a rich life of adventure as pilots, sailors, scuba divers, archaeology students and world travelers. Survivors include children Susan Carlson, James Houston, and Barbara Houston-Shimuzu; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nephew David R. Houston ’70. Robert Sholom Kolovson January 8, 2018 After a stint in the U.S. Army, Bob Kolovson started work as a middle school teacher in Connecticut, teaching history (his major) and social studies. He earned a mas-

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Profile for Bates College

Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...

Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...