Robert M. Emmons ’47

Robert M. Emmons ’47 died June 2, 2012, in Seneca, S.C. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on September 21, 1925, and prepared for college at Phillips Academy and Holderness School. He was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He interrupted his Bowdoin education to train as a Navy pilot during World War II and returned to graduate in 1948, remaining a member of the Class of 1947. After 15 years working for Mobil Oil in South America, he became a successful entrepreneur in the corporate aviation field, headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla. After retirement, he started another career in the picture frame molding business. He moved to South Carolina to retire again but stayed busy as a real estate investor and homebuilder. He was an accomplished golfer, tennis player, skier, and pilot. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Aidil Emmons; sons Robert M. Emmons Jr. ’76 and Peter R. Emmons ’77; four grandchildren; and brothers Harry I. Emmons Jr. ’48 and Carlos.

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