In Memoriam


Richard Allen Morrell ’50 (1928–2023)

April 9, 2023

I write with the sad news that trustee emeritus Dick Morrell died Friday at the age of ninety-four after a period of declining health. Dick was a longtime Bowdoin trustee and a graduate of the Class of 1950 whose success in his family business ran parallel to a lifetime of civic engagement and philanthropy. Dick’s passing is a profound loss for the College, which he served in many capacities throughout his long and accomplished life.

James D. Redwine Jr. (1932–2023)

March 30, 2023

I am sorry to inform you that James D. Redwine Jr., Edward Little Professor of the English Language and Literature Emeritus, died at the age of ninety-one in Brunswick on March 22, 2023, surrounded by his family.

John McKee (1936–2023)

March 13, 2023

I’m sorry to inform the Bowdoin community that Associate Professor of Art Emeritus John McKee died on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, in Brunswick, after a period of declining health.

Walter E. Bartlett (1930–2023)

March 7, 2023

We learned yesterday of the recent death of Walter E. Bartlett ’53 of Naples, Florida, who served as an overseer of the College from 1990 to 1996 and as a trustee from 1996 to 2001. He died on Sunday, February 26, at the age of ninety-two.

Alden H. Sawyer Jr. ’53 (1931–2023)

February 20, 2023

We learned last week that Overseer Emeritus Alden (“Tom”) H. Sawyer Jr. of the Class of 1953 passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 11 at the age of ninety-two.