Cmdr. Arthur E. Lapham ’53
DURHAM – Arthur E. Lapham, 84, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Durham. Mr. Lapham was born in Winthrop, Maine. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Marion Chapman Lapham and Leslie Ellis Lapham; and a brother, Leslie Lapham.
Mr. Lapham was a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve. He retired from General Electric where he was a manager in marine propulsion systems. After retirement, he was an owner of TAB Services International, a consulting service.
He was on the Board of Trustees and active in the Boy Scouts in the Maple Street Church, Danvers, MA. Mr. Lapham also volunteered at several military-related museums and at Cape Canaveral, FL.
Mr. Lapham is survived by a son, Warren Lapham and wife Valerie, of Durham; and a granddaughter, Erin Flinn and husband Joey, of New Haven, CT.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in Auburn, Maine. Memorial contributions may be made to Maine Maritime Academy, 1 Pleasant St, Castine, ME 04420 or mainemaritime.edu/support-mma/.