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1966 David Haywood Fulenwider December 27, 2017 David Fulenwider tried many occupational fields – the CIA, American Friends Service Committee, international banking, teaching English in Japan – before he found a home at Buckfield High School as a social studies teacher. There, he was sought after by students and highly respected in the community. A government major, he also earned a master’s from Columbia. He served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in the Panama Canal Zone in 1967–69. He was a former alumni class officer, club officer, and Alumni-in-Admission volunteer, and served on his 30th Reunion committee. In 2015, he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Meade. She is among his survivors, as are children Margaret and Mark. Ann Marie Killory February 19, 2018 Ann Killory was known in New York City as “Boston Annie,” because she loved the Red Sox and the Patriots. She moved to New York after graduation, and worked for 26 years at KPMG, one of the big auditing companies. She liked to spend her free time at the horse track, especially Saratoga Springs. Survivors include children Robert J. Mischler ’90 and Jackie Lenahan, both Yankees and Giants fans; and six grandchildren.

1967 James Gorman Brown April 2, 2018 James Brown was a well-respected labor lawyer with a law degree from the Univ. of North Carolina who practiced in Orlando, Fla. He retired in 2016. His degree from Bates was in government. He was a member of his 50th, 45th, 40th, 35th, 25th, and 20th Reunion committees and served as a class agent for many years. He was also an Alumni-in-Admission volunteer and a member of the College Key. Survivors include wife Jessann Hambleton Brown. His late grandfather was Harry W. Brown 1913. William Allen Brunot January 10, 2018 A sociology major, Bill Brunot earned a master’s in administration from Pennsylvania State Univ. He served as an Army medic during the Vietnam War. After working as an industrial engineer at Oxford Paper Co. in Rumford and at Ethyl Corp. in Mechanicsburg, Pa., he moved to Dallas and became vice president of operations for Krestmark Industries Inc. He served on his 30th Reunion committee. Survivors include wife Shirley Brunot; sons Raymond and Gary; and three grandchildren.

1969 Larry Arthur Billings February 21, 2018

Larry Billings knew the history of Bryant Pond, Maine – or should we say Woodstock? That’s the proper name for what everyone calls Bryant Pond. He helped organize the Woodstock Historical Society, serving as its curator for 33 years. He served a similar role in the historical society in Bethel and after three years as head of the English department as Midwestern Baptist College. He graduated from Bates cum laude in three years and earned a master’s from the Univ. of Maine. Survivors include brother Paul.

1970 Kenneth Steger Josselyn March 23, 2018 An economics major, Ken “Joss” Josselyn made his living as an accountant, but his passion was researching and collecting guns. A certified public accountant with a master’s in accounting from Northeastern, he was a partner at Clavette Josselyn & Co. LLC in Newtown, Conn., for over 20 years. He was also a coin collector and photographer. Survivors include daughters Sarah Torregrossa and Jessica Josselyn; and one grandchild. His late father was Carlton A. Josselyn ’43.

1973 Kimberly Dana Mathews December 16, 2017 On the cusp of starting a new job, Kim Mathews dove into a lake on an August day in 1975 and broke his neck. His spinal cord injury paralyzed him from the chest down, resulting in the quadriplegia that he lived with for the rest of his life. He went to a rehabilitation hospital, always fighting his limitations, and within a year was hired to teach English in the Bangor area. He took time off to develop Alpha One, an organization that advocates for disabled individuals in Maine. In 1979, he returned to teaching and taught in Gray-New Gloucester High School until retirement in 2005. His students often named him as their favorite teacher. He is survived by nieces and nephews. His father was Floyd O. Mathews ’43; his grandfathers were Floyd O. Mathews 1913 and Walter E. Lane 1912; his uncles were Farrell C. Ingalls ’27 and Walter E. Mathews 1911; and his aunt was Caroline Clifford Mathews 1911.

1974 Robert Carlton Kasprzak January 27, 2018 Bob Kasprzak interned at the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine while a biology major at Bates. He went on to graduate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and began his medical practice as a naval officer serving the poor in southern Florida. He then began a private practice as a primary care physician, first in Florida and then in Knoxville,

Tenn., where he practiced for over 20 years. Survivors include wife Jean Bleile Kasprzak; and children David, Kaitlyn Cowan, Adam, and Jonathan. Lee Evans Topham November 29, 2017 Lee Topham left Bates for Granite State College. He earned an MBA from Plymouth State Univ. and a JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center. He served as a Hanover (N.H.) police officer and as an attorney with the state’s public defenders. Survivors include wife Andrea Thorpe ’74; children Caitlin and James; and two grandchildren.

1975 Gary Roger Saunders November 13, 2017 Gary Saunders used his psychology degree to help him with his work in the New York state division of disability determination, from which he retired as a regional administrator. He served on the board of the New York Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, and was a lifelong Yankees fan. Survivors include daughter Victoria and beloved friend Cheryl F. Kemp.

1976 Carolyn Spence Kozak June 19, 2017 Carolyn Spence Kozak graduated from Bridgewater State Univ. with a degree in elementary education after several semesters at Bates. She co-owned a nursery school in South Windsor, Conn., for more than 20 years. Survivors include husband Ken Kozak; and children Elizabeth and David.

1978 Craig Joseph Decker March 17, 2018 Craig Decker arrived at Bates as a first-year student having read exactly one book: a sports biography. Four years later, he had honed his reading, writing, and critical thinking skills; played kazoo in the Bates marching band; studied in Munich, Germany, for a year; been elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and earned a summa cum laude bachelor’s degree with highest honors in German. He earned his PhD in German from UC Irvine and taught at Oregon State for one year before returning to Bates to join the faculty in 1984. He served as chair of the department of German and Russian studies and was a member of the interdisciplinary program in European studies. Decker was a highly respected scholar who explored the connections and intersections of German and Austrian social, literary, and cultural history. A renowned translator of 20th century Austrian fiction and memoir, he was at the time of his passing translating the novel Die Hauptstadt (Capital City) by Robert Menasse, winner of the German Book Prize of 2017. He taught more than 20 different

courses during his Bates career, from introductory German to senior seminars. In addition to his wife, survivors include children Andrew and Grace Decker; and two grandchildren. David Micah Eisenberg May 27, 2017 David Eisenberg was an attorney at The Trustees of The Institute of Jewish Studies in London. He studied at the Univ. of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies during his junior year, and earned a doctorate from Princeton. His law degree was from the Univ. of Virginia. Kurt Gelfand February 26, 2018 Kurt Gelfand survived bladder cancer and prostate cancer, and became a vocal advocate for detection of the latter. He founded a group called Save Our Dads, based in Athens, Ga., to persuade men in their 40s and older to get regular prostate examinations. A physical therapist, he held a degree from Boston Univ. for physical therapy and owned his own clinic in Georgia. Survivors include wife Patricia Epper Gelfand; and two sons.

1980 Heidi Lynnette Forrester December 17, 2017 Heidi Forrester attended Boston Univ. after leaving Bates. She was an IT systems analyst, and owned a business that displayed her photography and custom jewelry. Survivors include her stepmother and a brother. Austin Burnham Fowler March 31, 2018 Audie Fowler earned a degree in economics at Bates. Survivors include children Victoria, Rebecca, and Jacob.

1981 Katherine Baker Lovell April 1, 2018 Kathy Baker Lovell took her degree in English from Bates and turned it into a business career. She earned an MBA from Babson College, and became the executive director at the Mill at Anselma in Chester Springs, Pa., after working for five years as a programmer at Inforonics. She was involved with a number of charitable organizations including the Brandywine Health Foundation, Bridge of Hope Lancaster & Chester Counties, and Downingtown (Pa.) Library. A class officer for nearly two decades, she was also a member of the College Key and of her 35th, 30th, and 25th Reunion committees. Survivors include husband Chris Lovell; sons Eric and Graham; and brother Henry H.F. Baker ’82. David Ralph Thompson November 1, 2017 David Thompson was an innovator in frozen foods, working for Kraft, Birds Eye, and Entenmann’s before starting his own

Fall 2018


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...