Robert Martin Giveen ’41 died on March 2, 2007, in Brunswick.
Robert Martin Giveen ’41 died on March 2, 2007, in Brunswick. Born on August 31, 1918, in Brunswick, he prepared for college at Brunswick High School. Following his graduation from Bowdoin in 1941, he was a chemist with American Cyanamid in Bound Brook, N.J., for three years and then was a tester and colorist with the Pejepscot Paper Company in Topsham until 1955. He was a chemist in Lisbon with Bonafide Mills and later with American Biltrite until 1968. Following two years as a chemist with Lisbon Vinyldyne, he was a chemist with the Pejepscot Paper Division of the Hearst Corporation from 1970 to 1984, when he retired. He was an elder of the Church of JesusChristofLatter-DaySaintsinTopsham and a member of the Topsham Grange. He was married in 1971 to Nancy M. Simmons, who survives him, as do two daughters from an earlier marriage, Eleanor Esler of Crystal River, Fla., and Janet Gunter of Brunswick; two step-daughters from his marriage in 1971, Heather Thornton of the Maine town of Washington and Melinda P. Dowds of Delltona, Fla.; a brother, Samuel M. Giveen ’42 of Brunswick and Florida; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.