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Bruce E. Meserve, son of Bessie Adelia Bailey and Walter Joseph Meserve of Portland, Maine, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 14, 2008.

He leaves his first wife Gertrude Morey Meserve of West Hartford, Conn.; their older son Arthur Meserve and his wife Chris of Rochester, Minn.; their daughter Virginia Gartlein and her husband Christopher of Danby, N.Y.; and their younger son Donald Hart Meserve and his wife Cathy Meserve Hart of Scottsdale; former daughter-in-law Leslie Meserve; grandchildren Jennifer Baldwin, Karl Gartlein, and Daniel and Joy Hart Meserve; and step-daughter Elisabeth Spencer of Green Valley, who had been his primary caregiver since 2004. He also leaves a sister Doris Mann Whitten and her husband Maurice of Gorham, Maine; a brother Walter J. Meserve Jr. and his wife Mollie Ann Lacey of Brooklin, Maine; and 11 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death in 2004 by his second wife of 43 years, Dorothy Tucker Meserve.

Born in Portland, Maine in 1917, he graduated from Bates College and earned Master's and Doctoral degrees from Duke University. After serving as a Conscientious Objector in Civilian Public Service and in Europe in the U.S. Army, he taught mathematics at the University of Illinois for eight years, at Montclair State College for 10 years, and at the University of Vermont for 19 years.

He served as author or co-author of 38 mathematics textbooks for students grades 7 through graduate school. He actively supported professional educational organizations through service on numerous local, state and national committees; as President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1964-1966); and in lectures throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Germany, China and Australia.
In retirement he served 15 years as an AARP Tax Aide, as a mathematics teacher in AOL's Ask A Teacher program, and on various committees of the Good Shepherd UCC.
Interment will be at Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax, Vt. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to the Good Shepherd UCC in Sahuarita or the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
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