Robert M. Livingston ’44

Robert M. Livingston ’44 died July 21, 2013, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born on December 31, 1919, in New York City, and prepared for college at John Burroughs School, Kirkwood High School, and the Taft School. A member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, he left Bowdoin in 1942 to join the Navy, where he served to aviation machinists mate first class. He went on to earn a master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1949. Working as a salesman in fine chemicals, he initially was employed by Koppers in New York, and then Stepan in Chicago, eventually working at Upjohn in Kalamazoo until his retirement. He is survived by daughters Stephanie Collins and Vicki Carow; son John Livingston; five grandchildren; one great-grandso; and sister Ann Steding. He was predeceased in 1978 by his wife, Margaret Desier Jatho “Desi” Livingston, whom he married in 1945; and his son Robert M. Livingston II.

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