Robert Earl Hart ’49 died on April 20, 2004, in Brunswick, Maine.
Born on August 11, 1920, in Bangor, he was graduated from Bangor High School in 1937 and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps before World War II, in which he served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945, attaining the rank of quartermaster first class. After the war, he entered Bowdoin in February of 1946 and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. Following his graduation cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in February of 1949, he taught English in Lisbon Falls for the rest of that school year and then did a year of graduate work at Columbia University’s Teachers College, receiving a master of arts degree in English education in 1950. After a year as a member of the faculty at Waterville High School, he joined the faculty at Brunswick High School, where he taught English from 1951 until his retirement in 1981. During the next 15 years, he worked on a part- time basis as a sales representative at L.L. Bean’s retail store in Freeport. He was a member of the First Parish Church in Brunswick, a past president of the Brunswick Teachers Club, a former member of the Brunswick Golf Club, a track official for high school meets for many years, a debating coach at Brunswick High School while teaching English there, and a monitor at Bowdoin’s athletic facilities. Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Bourret Hart, whom he married in 1959; a daughter, Carolyn Favreau of Buxton; a son, Lawrence Hart of Dover, NH; and three grandchildren.