ELLSWORTH SEBASTIAN CABOT
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January 19, 2014
ELLSWORTH SEBASTIAN CABOT, retired President, Cabot Associates, Inc and Industrial Engineer, passed away peacefully in Fort Myers, Florida on January 19, 2014 at the age of 92. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 8, 1921 to Clara Estelle Rogers and William Sebastian Cabot, Jr. Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1946 following 3 1/2 years of service, he resumed his collegiate education. A graduate Industrial Engineer of Syracuse University (Pi Alpha Mu I.E. Honorary) his professional career commenced in Syracuse, NY with company transfers and job changes taking him to Baltimore, MD; New Orleans, LA; Palo Alto, CA; and St. Louis, MO. In 1964, he graduated from the 46th Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and was class past President and class Secretary at the time of his death.
In 1967, he joined forces with his wife Elaine to develop a successful business as consultants to small hospitals and nursing homes in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. At 39, he took up flying and received his instrument and multi-engine pilot's ratings to make better use of the available time for business travel.
At his retirement in 1985, he was involved in real estate ventures in Florida, starting on Sanibel Island in 1973, and New Hampshire, beginning in 1981. In 1988, he moved to Jackson, NH with his wife, Elaine. For most of the year, he lived in Jackson and wintered in Fort Myers, FL. He and Elaine traveled extensively via cruise, rail, air and car to all continents and 54 countries.
He was a member of Masonic Organizations for 40 years including the Malooh Shrine organization in St. Louis. He was interested in the legacy of Colonial Patriots and was past President of the Sons of the Revolution in St. Louis, Missouri; past Governor and life member of the Society of Colonial Wars in Missouri; past Governor of the New Hampshire Society of Colonial Wars, and life member of the Swift River (MA) Historical Society; in addition, he was a member of the Jackson Historical Society, life member of The Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA (formerly Cruiser Olympia Association) and held family memberships in the New Hampshire Historical Society and the Cabot Historical Society of Cabot, Vermont.
He was a member of the Conway Congregational Church in Conway, NH and Associate member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers, FL.
He leaves his wife of 68 years, Elaine E. Cabot, three daughters, Pamela Zapf, Fort Myers, FL, Rochelle Baker, San Bruno, CA, and Leslie LaStofka, Millbrae, CA; four grandchildren: John Zapf, Scott Zapf, Brent LaStofka and Kristen LaStofka and son-in-laws Richard Baker and Larry LaStofka.
A memorial service will be held on January 23, 2014 at 11:00am at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3825 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the New Hope Pres Church would be appreciated.
Published in The News-Press on Jan. 22, 2014