Robert Weatherill Winchell ’34 died on May 10, 2006, at Orr’s Island.
Robert Weatherill Winchell ’34 died on May 10, 2006, at Orr’s Island. Born on October 28, 1911, in Medford, MA, he prepared for college at the Portland Country Day School and the Country Day School for Boys of Greater Boston in Newton, MA, and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1934, he joined the Allen Quimby Veneer Company in Bingham, with which he remained throughout his business career, retiring in 1965 as sales manager and vice president. He was instrumental in developing a division of the company that built a line of Bristol sport fishing boats. He and his family summered on Orr’s Island for many years, and he was a founding member of the Orr’s-BaileyYacht Club. After living for many years in West Hartford, CT, he moved to Brunswick in 1999, spending the spring and summer months on Orr’s Island. He was married in 1936 to Janet Gregory, who died in 2005, and is survived by three daughters, Charlotte Johansen of Palo Alto, CA, Diane Winchell of Orr’s Island, and Margaret Villa of Martha’s Vineyard, MA; two sons, Greg Winchell of Winthrop and Thomas R.Winchell II of Martha’sVineyard; a sister, Jeanette W. Short of Brunswick; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.