Deborah A. Robertson ’74 died on June 7, 2011, in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
She was born on August 29, 1952, daughter of the late Alexander Robertson Jr. ’48, and graduated from Cherry Hill (N.J.) High School. She transferred from Green Brier College to Bowdoin, where she majored in history, lettered in tennis, and was co-captain of the tennis team. She played varsity lacrosse, ﬁeld hockey, and squash, and was a sports writer for the Orient. She studied American history for one year at Johns Hopkins University while enrolled at Bowdoin. She went on to become a professional tennis player and instructor. She worked in group insurance management, sales, and consulting in Philadelphia and Boston, and for several years for Coldwell Banker Prime Resort Real Estate in Southern Pines, N.C. In 1999, she joined the sales staff at Longleaf Lifestyle Communities in Southern Pines.
I knew Debbie in Boston when we worked together at Reed Stenhouse. She was terrific at her profession in the Insurance Business but she always yearned for more. She was a great Squash player which I learned from time to time when she beat the tar out of me. I eventually figured out how to win. When she moved to North Carolina she seemed to be in her stride. I miss her. She was taken too early. The world is a lesser place without her.