Robert D. Levin ’47 died on March 14, 2008, in Fairfield, Conn.
Born on December 17, 1924, in Bath, Maine, he became a member of Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin, where he was also a member of the golf team. He served in the Air Force during World War II, as a cadet in the meteorology program. Following his graduation from Bowdoin, he earned his doctorate in dental medicine from Tufts School of Dental Medicine. He went on to pursue a postgraduate degree in periodontics at NewYork University Dental School, and was honored as an elected diplomat of the American Academy in Periodontics. A fellow of the American College of Dentistry, he established his practice in Bridgeport and Fairfield. He served as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine and taught at many other dental schools, including New York University, Tufts University, and a postgraduate course at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He introduced the periodontic program at the Fones School of Dental Hygiene, served as president of the Connecticut Society of Periodontics and as president of the Greater Bridgeport Dental Society, who named him Dentist of theYear. He was a passionate golfer who had the honor of shooting three holes in one; he served as president of the Bowdoin Club of Southwestern Connecticut; and he was a longtime member of Congregation B’nai Israel. He is survived by his wife Eleanor Kleban Levin; a daughter, Elizabeth Wolfe ’82 of Chappaqua, N.Y.; two sons, Dr. Richard Levin of Fairfield and Jonathan Levin of Studio City, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Dr. Jesse Levin ’39 and Dr. William Levin ’37.