Robert L. Freeman, Jr. ’62 died in Delray Beach, Fla., on November 17, 2008.
Born in Worcester, Mass., on June 18, 1940, he prepared for college at Classical High School in Worcester. At Bowdoin, he was an English major and a member of Delta Sigma fraternity.After graduation, he served several years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, with postings to Portland, Ore., and Aomori, Japan. Following military service, he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and then spent a number of years working in the banking, financial, and insurance industries in Boston and NewYork, as well as in overseas assignments in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. Later, he returned to Maine, living in Saco for many years. He served as the budget director of the Council of Governments in Portland and the chief financial officer of the Administrative Office of the Courts for the State of Maine.Among the benefits of his relocation to Maine was the opportunity to visit Bowdoin more often for homecomings and reunions, as well as the chance to spend more time at the family summer home on Basket Island near Biddeford Pool. In recent, years, he and his wife, Nancy, lived in Delray Beach, Fla., where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Delray and served as a Deacon and a Stephens Minister. He also was active in the English Speaking Union of Palm Beach and the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Florida. In addition to his wife of forty years, he is survived by a son, Matthew, of Fort Lauderdale; and two brothers, Richard of Vienna,Va., and Bruce of Akron, Ohio.