Robert Pierce Allingham ’49 died on May 13, 2007, in Groton, Conn.
Robert Pierce Allingham ’49 died on May 13, 2007, in Groton, Conn. Born on February 1, 1928, in Newton, Mass., he prepared for college at Newton High School and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended in 1946 before serving in the U.S. Navy for two years as a laboratory technician at St.Alban’s Hospital on Long Island, N.Y. He graduated from Brown University in 1951 and later attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he completed his work for a doctorate in 1957. He joined Chas. Pfizer and Company, Inc., in 1951 as a research chemist and remained with that firm until he retired in 1993. He specialized in the food chemistry and pharmaceutical fields. He was a member of the board of directors of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut and a member of the board of directors of the Shenecossett Beach Club. He was married in 1952 to Mary M. Leonard, who survives him, as do two sons, Thomas J. Allingham II of Wilmington, Del., and Stephen E. Allingham of Groton, Conn.; a daughter, Sarah E.Wills of Groton, Conn.; and seven grandchildren.