|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1903|
Robert E. Stanton
Foundation president, 96
Robert E. Stanton, president and treasurer of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, died Friday. He was 96.
"Mr. Robert has lived a long and full life," said foundation vice president Johnston R. Livingston. "He kept his sense of humor until the end and we all will miss him.
"As the personal representative of his brother's estate, he held to very high standards and closely followed the directions established by his brother."
The private foundation was established in 1962 by Charles Edwin Stanton after the death of his wife, Mary Madeline Bonfils, the daughter of Denver Post co-founder Stanton F.G. Bonfils. It operates with income generated from assets contributed by Charles Stanton.
Robert Stanton had been president of the foundation since his brother's death in 1987.
"The challenge for the current trustees will be to continue the philanthropic wishes of the Stanton brothers by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations in the fields of arts and culture, community service and science, including hospitals, benefitting all the citizens of Colorado," Livingston said.
Stanton's personal philanthropic contri butions included a gift to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to assist with cancer research by Dr. David Crawford, and a gift to endow a chair at the University of Denver Biological Sciences Department in honor of Ira E. Cutler, who was his professor while Stanton was a student at DU.
The foundation owns the land on which the Villa Italia shopping center sits and owned the land across South Wadsworth Boulevard from the center, where a southern-style mansion once stood.
The mansion was called Belmar after Mrs. Stanton's mother, Belle Bonfils, and the Virgin Mary.
The 48-acre Belmar site is now being developed as Lakewood City Commons, a civic center surrounded by retail shops and restaurants.
Robert Stanton was born Sept. 17, 1903, in Petaluma, Calif., He attended Denver public schools, the University of Denver and the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Stanton supervised field work for oil companies in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. His professional affiliations included the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors, the National Society of Professional Surveyors Inc. and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Dillon Stanton.
No services are scheduled. There was cremation and interment was in the family plot at Fairmount Cemetery.
Walter B. Stanton (1873 - ____)
John Frank Stanton (____ - 1977)*
Robert Eugene Stanton (1903 - 2000)
Plot: Stanton Family Pot
Created by: ACSwanson
Record added: Aug 28, 2011
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