Robert Earl List ’49 died on September 17, 2004, in Palm Beach, Florida.
Born on March 29, 1928, in Fall River, MA., he prepared for college at Durfee High School in Fall River and at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA., and became a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in February of 1949, he was connected with Fyans and List Machinery Company and William Whitman Company in Fall River until serving in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954 and attaining the rank of second lieutenant. He moved to Palm Beach in 1954 and earned his real estate license. In 1958, he opened his own office with his father, and they developed the List Road subdivision in Palm Beach. As a licensed real estate and mortgage broker, he was chairman and chief executive office of the List Companies. He served as president of the Palm Beach Board of Realtors and as president of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and was honored with the Council of Jewish Federation’s 1993 Endowment Achievement Award. He had served as president of the Palm Beach Board of Realtors and was chosen Realtor of the Year in 1984. He was also a founder and trustee of the Morse Geriatric Center in West Palm Beach and was active in several other civic organizations. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Sacks List, whom he married in 1956; a son, Martin A. List of West Palm Beach; two daughters, Diane L. Savage of Francestown, NH, and Karen L. Broderdorp of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Rosalie Israel of Boston, MA, and Alta List of North Andover, MA; and several grandchildren.