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Robert Cornelius Dutton
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Birth: May 25, 1924
Somerset County
Maine, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 2006
Cumberland County
Maine, USA

Robert was born the son of Roy and Olga (Millet) Dutton.

Robert was an athlete, World War II pilot, engineer, and family man.

After graduating from Edward Little High School, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maine at Orono. It was while carpooling from Auburn to Orono with Dorothy Currier that Dot and Bob fell in love. They were married June 20, 1946, recently celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

He interrupted his college education to join the U.S. Navy to contribute to the war effort during World War II. He earned his pilot's wings and was in training to become a dive-bomber when the war ended. He completed his engineering degree and went to work at Fels Co. of Portland. While there, he and two fellow employees, in 1957, formed Mechanical Services Inc.

He was a member of many community organizations, including Woodford's Club. He also enjoyed sports throughout his life, including football (co-captain, all-conference center and member of the state champion team in 1941), basketball, baseball, boxing, ski jumping and water skiing. For many years, he and Dot enjoyed skiing with family and friends at Sugarloaf.

Despite his many accomplishments, perhaps the greatest of Bob's accomplishments was the development of his integrity. He was honest, fair, forgiving, hard-working and down-to-earth. He was compassionate toward people who struggled with life's many challenges. He showed all of us, by example, how to live well.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Currier) Dutton; a daughter, Nancy E. Dutton; a brother, Merle Dutton; a sister, Marjorie Freeman Perkins; and grandchildren, Christopher Robert Raney, Benjamin Duttton Drury and Jana Drury.

He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Richard Dutton; and his daughter, Pamela Dutton Raney.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Robert C. Dutton Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place Orono, ME 04469-5792 Attn: Amos Orcutt, President and CEO. Arrangements are by Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, Portland.
Created by: stargazer
Record added: Jan 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17627387
Robert Cornelius Dutton
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