James A. Robertson ’58

James A. Robertson ’58 died on October 2, 2021, in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

(The following was published by Cape Cod Times on October 7, 2021)

James A. Robertson ’58

James A. “Jim” Robertson of South Yarmouth, age 85, passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2021.

Jim was born on December 29, 1935 in Arlington, Massachusetts. He was the son of the late James W. and Marion (Lynch) Robertson of Winchester and South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.

He graduated from Winchester High School in 1954 and Bowdoin College in 1958, where he was president of the Bowdoin chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He later received a Masters of Science in taxation from Bentley University.

Jim served several years in the United States Army and in the Army Reserves during the 1960s. After his honorable discharge, Jim lived in Boston where he worked in the financial advisory business for nearly two decades. In the early 1980’s, Jim moved to South Yarmouth where he volunteered for the Yarmouth Planning Board for many years.

Jim was an avid antique hunter, with a special interest in collecting Chelsea clocks. He got very wound up when regaling one and all with the details of his clocks! Jim loved to garden and read the New York Times cover to cover until the day he passed away. He was also devoted to hearing the latest news of his two granddaughters, Samantha and Ali.

Jim leaves behind his son, Douglas Robertson, and daughter-in-law Tracey Fern of Newton, his daughter, Juliana Robertson of Boston, his sister, Jane Ryer of Duxbury, his two grandchildren, Samantha and Alexandra of Newton, and his former wife, Ellen Robertson of Arlington.

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