Robert Throckmorton Chaffee ’62 died on May 2, 2005, in Hartford, Connecticut.
Born on November 28, 1940, in Detroit, MI, he prepared for college at the Berkshire Preparatory School in Sheffield, MA, and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1963 as a member of the Class of 1962, he worked for the Good Humor Company in New Haven, CT, and as a claims adjuster in Hartford before joining the staff of the Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA, as a reporter. In 1967, he became assistant director of the public relations office at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY. He was assistant director of public relations with the Maine Department of Economic Development from 1969 to 1972, when he became a reporter with the Times Record in Brunswick. In that same year, he became corporate vice president and vice president of operations and systems with a new business, Montsweag Property Services, Inc., in Woolwich, whose president was B. William Dorsey ’59. For several years, he was a lobbyist for the Maine Forest Products Council in Augusta and then started Throckmorton Farm in Gardiner, raising and racing harness race horses in the early 1980s. He moved to the Maine town of Windsor in the 1990s and was working as a bookkeeper. Surviving are a daughter, Robin M. Dewkett of Hinsdale, NH; a son, Scott M. Chaffee of Bangor; and four grandchildren. He also leaves his former wife, the former Dorothy E. Drosehn Estes of Corinth.