Robert Willis Belknap, Jr. ’45

Robert Willis Belknap, Jr. ’45 died on September 9, 2004, in Damariscotta, Maine.

Born there on April 4, 1923, he prepared for college at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin, which he attended from 1941 to 1943. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1943 to1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade. After the war, he returned to Bowdoin and, following his graduation in February of 1947, studied investments at Babson Institute in Massachusetts for six months. With Townsend Dabney & Tyson, he was a salesman in Augusta for a year, office manager in Lewiston for three years, and office manager in Augusta for 15 years. With Dominick & Dominick, he was office manager in Augusta from 1967 to 1970 and assistant vice president in Portland from 1970 to 1973, when he became an account executive with Advest Co. in Portland, from which he retired in 1998 as a vice president. He was for many years a trustee of Lincoln Academy and Kennebec Savings Bank in Augusta and was a member of Wawenock Country Club and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. He was married in 1950 to Eleanor Forrest, who died in 2003, and is survived by a son, Daniel F. Belknap ’73 of Old Town; a daughter, Gay B. Howe; two sisters, Ruth Bickford and Martha Reed; a brother, David J. Belknap ’58 of Damariscotta; and four grandchildren.

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