Clarence Buckingham Atkins
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Known as "Cal" to his friends and family, was born April 15, 1932 in Bristol, Connecticut. He was the son of Richard Leigh Atkins and the former Mary Elizabeth Slater. Cal graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and was a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. He started his long Career in Communications, and became District Manager of the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, in New Jersey. He was a member of the Rotary Club and Kiwanis International. He retired as the Vice President of Marketing for NEC America in Melville, New York, and Dallas, Texas in 1998. He moved to Florida in 1990, and worked part time as the Starter at the Longboat Key Club Golf Resort of Longboat Key, FL. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, The SaraBay Country Club, and served as a Director of the Whitfield Ballentine Manor Association in the early 90's.
Cal is survived by his wife of 46 years, the former Anne-Heather McPhee; four daughters, Cindy Atkins of Hillsborough, NJ, Pamela Barth (Douglas) of Toms River, NJ, Jennifer Stone (Edward) of Bradenton, FL and Laurie Moulliet (Scott) of Sarasota, FL; a sister, Suzanne Ott (Eric) of Vero Beach, FL; two grandchildren; Nancee Barth Hofheimer (Matthew), of Chicago, IL; Aaron Liebman of Redondo Beach, CA.
Arrangements were handled by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel in Bradenton, FL. Memorial donations may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton or the Manatee Humane Society. Condolences www.brownandsonsfuneral.com
Published in Asbury Park Press from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2013