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Philanthropist Peter Alfond Dies

Monday, July 17, 2017

Maine philanthropist Peter Alfond died earlier this month at age 65. He contracted malaria on a recent trip to Africa with his family. Alfond was a retired senior executive of Dexter Shoe Company, a trustee of the Harold Alfond Foundation, and a philanthropist in his own right. He established the Peter Alfond Foundation in 1993, which gave in the areas of education, social services, and conservation. He was a member of the board of MaineGeneral Health and the Alfond Youth Center.

For more information about Peter Alfond, please see the statement from the Harold Alfond Foundation Board and the Bangor Daily News announcement of his death.