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George Baughman 1922 - 1999

Mrs. Kenneth Bovée from Deer Isle, Maine and formerly of Tinker Hill Lane, Charlestown Township has reported on the death on December 27 of George Baughman. George Baughman was a long time resident of Charlestown, a member of the Charlestown United Methodist Church and a one of the Baughman family that operated the store in the Village. Many residents of Charlestown will remember George from the 1970s before he moved to Maine.
Mrs. Bovée has provided Janet Baldwin copies of George Baughman´s obituary as well as a tribute to him, both posted in the Island Ad-Vantages newspaper of January 13, 2000. Our thanks to Janet Baldwin for sharing them with us.
George H. Baughman Jr., 77, died December 27, 1999, at his home in Deer Isle. He was born in Phoenixville, Pa., July 6, 1922. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for three years during World War II. He flew 100 round trips "over the hump" in the China, Burma, India theater. He graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia with a bachelor of science degree in commerce. He later received an MBA from New York University. He spent most of his professional life working in development, alumni affairs and public relations, first for Drexel Institute of Technology, then for the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. He was also vice president for development at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He and his family moved to Maine in the early 1980s, where he was Director of Development and Alumni Affairs for the University of Maine. Most of his time at the University of Maine was devoted to the building of the Center for the Performing Arts. Through his efforts, the Deer Isle and Stonington Elementary Schools received several computers and accessories from AT & T. He was also an avid gardener. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanne (Cook) Baughman of Deer Isle; two sons, Thomas L. Baughman and his wife, Susan of Deer Isle, Bradford H. Baughman and his wife, Judith R. Sullivan of Eddington; a daughter, Barbara J. Berry and her husband, David of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Tracy, Kyle and Krista Baughman and Andrew Berry; one greatgranddaughter, Brittney Owens. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Island Medical Center, Stonington, ME 04681.
In addition, the Island Ad-Vantages posted the following letter of appreciation -
Appreciation for George Baughman
The students and staff of Stonington Elementary and especially Deer Isle Elementary would like to express their gratitude for the incredible efforts of George Baughman.
In the last three years of George's life, he devoted endless hours recruiting and educating folks about the AT&T Learning Points program for the benefit of the school communities. He was the impetus for enrolling over 600 members in -the- program, leaving no stones untumed. He wrote 'articles, sent letters and flyers, manned booths, attended numerous gatherings on the Island, and contacted a multitude of groups to describe the Learning Points program. He even e-mailed pilots that he flew with in WWII and asked them to participate.
A year and a half ago, administrators of the AT&T program were so surprised with the number of members that had designated this little elementary school and the amount of points we had accumulated, that they called Deer Isle Elementary School to find out how we did it. We told them that they need to interview George. An article about George's volunteer work was the focus of the AT&T program's next newsletter.
Because of his heroic efforts the Deer Isle Elementary School has a computer (bearing a plaque with the name, George), six printers, a digital camera, and numerous educational software programs. The Stonington Elementary School has a scanner, a printer, and software. thank you, George. We will miss you.
Anne Douglass
CSD Technology Coordinator

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