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Bowdoin Mourns Tragic Passing of David D'Angelo

Story posted October 23, 2004

The College learned Saturday of the untimely death of David D’Angelo, director of facilities. President Barry Mills issued the following letter to the Bowdoin community.

October 23, 2004

Dear Members of the Bowdoin Community,

It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you of the tragic death today of David D'Angelo, our talented and dedicated director of facilities. Dave was killed today in a motorcycle accident in Woolwich. He was 46 years old.

Dave was a hard-working professional and a friendly face on the Bowdoin campus. His efforts, and those of the people he supervised, are all around us, particularly the complete rebuilding of our chapel towers - a hugely complicated and successful project undertaken and completed on his watch and rededicated this past week. Just last evening, Dave was on hand as the College proudly dedicated our newest academic building, Kanbar Hall - another testament to Dave and his staff. All of us at the College are shocked and profoundly saddened by this terrible news.

A graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology, Dave lived in Readfield, Maine, with his wife, Alicia, and their three young children. He joined the staff at Bowdoin in May 1995 as assistant director of planning and construction. He was named associate director of facilities and director of maintenance and construction in January 2002, and was promoted to director of facilities management in September 2002.

Memorial arrangements are pending. The College will circulate details about any service, as well as information about memorial contributions as soon as they become available.

This is a terrible loss for the D'Angelo family and a very sad day for Bowdoin College. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Dave's wife, Alicia, their children, and the rest of Dave's family.

Sincerely yours,

Barry Mills

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