Y'62 HOME · YAM NOTES · FEATURES · REUNIONS · OBITUARIES · AYA DELEGATE REPORTS · CLASS LEADERSHIP · SITE SEARCH · SITE MAP

DONALD BURTON BAGLEY, JR.

Born: August 2, 1940
Died: November 12, 2016

Dan Bagley, known to all as "Bags," was born in Cleveland and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of Donald Burton Bagley and Florence Neeson Bagley. He graduated from the University School in Cleveland where, classmate Bo Rogers reports, he was a dominating pitcher on the baseball team and also a varsity basketball star.

At Yale Don played freshman and varsity baseball gaining numerals and his major "Y." He held a scholarship, was a member of St. Elmo's and majored in Industrial Administration. He was a resident of Saybrook where he roomed with Lance Liebman and captained Saybrook's basketball team and played on its football team. With his outstanding baseball skills, Bags stood out among the best of the many excellent athletes in our class.

After graduation Don played minor league baseball for several seasons before embarking on his business career.

He worked for his father's company for a year before spending the rest of his working career at IBM. In our 25th reunion classbook Don wrote that he had remained in the same IBM office for his entire career. He was a Senior Industry Specialist representing IBM in Financial Sector accounts with hardware and software responsibility primarily in commercial banks. He also wrote that he remained a sports nut, playing hardball for ten years before migrating to softball, and for the whole time officiating at basketball games, competing in tennis and platform tennis, and coaching youth sports.

Don married Susanne Martien. She attended Hood College and graduated from Dyke College in Cleveland. They were married for 49 years. Susanne survives him as do their two children Donald III (wife Maureen) and Laura B. Fischer (husband David). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Tyler, Elizabeth, Megan, Matthew and Katie.

Bo Rogers remembers Don from University School and Yale as very well liked, always friendly, cheery and upbeat.

The family asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to University School.




Y'62 HOME · YAM NOTES · FEATURES · REUNIONS · OBITUARIES · AYA DELEGATE REPORTS · CLASS LEADERSHIP · SITE SEARCH · SITE MAP