DeWitt John Jr. (1942–2020)
October 10, 2020 by Office of the President
I am sorry to inform the Bowdoin community of the death of DeWitt John, Thomas F. Shannon Distinguished Lecturer in Environmental Studies Emeritus, on Tuesday, October 6, in Brunswick. DeWitt came to Bowdoin in 2000 with an exceptional record of scholarship and public policy on environmental issues. He directed the Environmental Studies Program from 2000 to 2008 and was a lecturer in environmental studies and government and legal studies until his retirement in 2014.
Karen T. Hughes (1949–2020)
September 18, 2020 by Office of the President
I am very sorry to report the death of Trustee Emerita and Bowdoin parent Karen T. Hughes on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, in New York, after a difficult fight with mesothelioma. Karen led a life of service to others, and her positive energy and her years of dedication to the Parents Fund, the board of trustees, and the Bowdoin community have helped to make the College a stronger and more welcoming place.
Raymond S. Troubh '50, H'03 (1926–2020)
August 28, 2020 by Office of the President
I write with the sad news that Overseer Emeritus Ray Troubh, of the Class of 1950, died in New York on Monday, August 24, 2020. Ray’s financial acumen and capacity to lead made him a legend in corporate America, and he served Bowdoin in many capacities, including as a member of the governing boards.
Jonathan Standish Green (1937–2020)
July 18, 2020 by Office of the President
I write with the sad news that Overseer of the College Emeritus Jonathan (“Jay”) Green of the Class of 1960 passed away in the early hours of July 13, 2020, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
William L. Steinhart (1942–2020)
July 8, 2020 by Office of the President
I am saddened to inform you that Linnean Professor of Biology Emeritus William Steinhart passed away at the age of seventy-eight at his home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
Terry Douglas Stenberg (1934-2020)
July 6, 2020 by Office of the President
I write to inform the Bowdoin community that Bowdoin College overseer emeritus and member of the Class of 1956 Terry Douglas Stenberg died on Saturday, July 5, 2020, in Camden, Maine, four days after his eighty-sixth birthday.
Helen Buffum Johnson (1921-2020)
June 5, 2020 by Office of the President
I am sorry to report that Helen B. Johnson, registrar emerita of the College, passed away on May 20, 2020, at the age of ninety-nine. As reported in the Portland Press Herald, “the cause was a life well lived and unrelated to COVID-19.”
Barbara Jeanne Kaster (1934-2020)
May 11, 2020 by Office of the President
I write to share the sad news that Barbara Kaster—Bowdoin’s Harrison King McCann Professor of Communication in the Department of English Emerita—died Saturday, May 9, in Destin, Florida, at the age of eighty-five. The cause of death was congestive heart failure and emphysema.
Walter H. Moulton (1936-2020)
April 29, 2020 by Office of the President
It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of Director of Student Aid Emeritus Walter H. Moulton, of the Class of 1958, on April 26 in Homosassa, Florida, at the age of eighty-three.