Robert C. Fay ’63 died on October 20, 2008, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Born in Worcester, Mass., he grew up in Worcester and Sterling and graduated from Wachusett High School. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, he attended the University of Kansas, New York University, and the University of Mainz in Germany. He attended the Monterey Army Language School and served the U.S.Army inWest Berlin as an expert in the German language. He was a long-trail hiker, and he hiked the complete Appalachian Trail six different times. He served for a time as a hut staff member in the White Mountains, and he hiked the complete Continental Divide and the complete Pacific Crest Trail. He settled in Fitchburg in the early 1990s, owning and managing two apartment houses there. He is survived by two brothers, Richard Fay of Falmouth, Maine, and Chapin Fay of Garden City, N.Y.