Rev. Elmer D. Colcord, 98, died Friday, August 12, 1994, at a local hospital. He attended schools in Canton, Mass., and was a graduate of Tufts University, where he obtained a degree in theology. He worked his way through college as a conductor on the street cars in Boston.
He taught psychology at Springfield College, and also taught in Trenton, N.J. He obtained his master's and doctorate degrees at Rutgers University in New Jersey. During World War II, he was very active in civil defense work.
In 1944, he and his wife began spending summers at Boothbay Harbor, and they returned for the past 50 summers.
A minister for the First Universalist Unitarian Church, he served congregations in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Provincetown, Mass., and Gardiner before going to a congregation in Somerville, Mass., where he retired in 1985.
Dr. Colcord was proud to be the oldest living alumnus of Tufts University.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Huntsinger Colcord; a daughter Carol Smale of Washington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Robin, died in 1984.
--Portland (ME) Press Herald, August 13, 1994
Evelyn Huntsinger Colcord
Robin Hill Colcord
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