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Allan James Caldwell, 93

Obituaries

Allan James Caldwell, 93

BRUNSWICK — Allan James Caldwell, 93, died Jan. 12.

Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., Caldwell graduated from the University of Vermont in 1941 and from Harvard Business School in 1943. Weeks later he entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant assigned to the Quartermaster Corps. Over the next three years, he served in England, France and other theaters of World War II, eventually being transferred to the Air Transport Command and finally discharged as a captain in 1946.

Four years later, during the Korean War, the U.S. Air Force recalled Caldwell and he served until 1952.

He worked at Hartford National Bank in Connecticut from 1946 to 1977, and retired as senior vice president and treasurer of the Hartford National Corporation. He then moved to Maine where he worked as a vice president and commercial loan officer at Canal Bank in Portland before again retiring in 1984. 

Outside of work, Caldwell was president of the Hartford-area UVM and Harvard Business School alumni groups, president of Junior Achivement of Hartford and a long-time treasurer of the YMCA in Hartford. He served as chairman of the Simsbury, Conn., town board of finance and as chairman of the board of finance for the First Congregational Church there.

In Maine, he was an active member of the First Parish Church in Yarmouth.

Caldwell enjoyed skiing, tennis, reading, travel, trains, summer afternoons on the beach and good food and drink. 

Most of all he loved his family.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dinah Caldwell of Brunswick; son Jamie and his wife, Kathy of Avon, Conn.; son Phil and his wife, Alice, of Yarmouth; son Rob and Emily Harradon of Portland; granddaughter Hannah Caldwell of Darien, Conn.; and stepgranddaughter Caroline Nash of Oregon.

The family would like to thank the staff at Thornton Hall and Mere Point in Brunswick for their care of Caldwell. 

A memorial service was held Jan. 16 at First Parish Church in Yarmouth. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Yarmouth Community Food Pantry, c/o Yarmouth CAN, P.O. Box 533, Yarmouth, ME 04096.