Robert Hiram Waterman ’47

Robert Hiram Waterman ’47 died in October of 2007 in Sanford, Maine, of complications from prostate cancer.

Born on September 8, 1922, in Portland, he prepared for college at North Yarmouth Academy and became a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Bowdoin. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a radar/radio mechanic from 1943 to 1946, attaining the rank of sergeant. He returned to Bowdoin and graduated in 1947 as a member of the Class of 1944. Following his graduation, he purchased the Douglas Hill Apple Orchard in Sebago and began a career in the apple business. He was co-owner of Romac Orchards in Acton and was for many years an apple broker for J.P. Sullivan & Co. In his retirement, he renovated houses in the Florida Keys, Arizona, Maine, and New Hampshire. He is survived by his wife, Judith Atkinson Waterman, whom he married in 1949; three daughters, Gail Klahs of Kennebunk, Ann Vermette of Springvale, and Nancy Waterman of Kennebunkport; a son, Gordon Waterman of Shapleigh; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.