Robert Frederick Duguay, 82, of Waverly, died Thursday morning at Regional Hospital of Scranton. His wife is the former E. Sieglinde Geigis. The couple had been married for 57 years.
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Born in Waterbury, Conn., son of the late Stephen Robert and Rose Marie Schultz Duguay, he was a graduate of King School in Stamford, Conn. He received his BS degree from Washington and Lee University in 1953. He also held an MBA degree from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration (1962), and was a graduate of the American Bankers Association's National Graduate Trust School, Northwestern University (1968).
He began his banking career in New York City with Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. in 1955. In 1958, he affiliated with State National Bank of Connecticut in Greenwich, Conn., where he was subsequently appointed vice president, trust officer and head of the Danbury Regional Trust Office. Moving to Pennsylvania in 1969, he was appointed to the position of executive director of the trust division of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association in Harrisburg, which provides trade association services to some 145 member bank trust departments. Among his other duties, he initially coordinated the restructuring and reorganization of the Pennsylvania Trust School into one of national reputation, and subsequently was responsible for running the school, which has provided more than 5,000 trust officers and personnel throughout Pennsylvania with advanced education in the trust area.
In 1983, attorney Otto P. Robinson Jr., president of the Penn Security Bank and Trust Co., appointed him to the position of vice president in the Trust Services Division, from which he retired as senior vice president.
Upon retiring, he formed his own company, Fiduciary Investors Group Inc., a firm specializing in bank consulting and investment advisory services.
He was a member of the task force on Decedents' Estate Laws of the Joint State Government Commission, the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania, West Shore School Board, the West Shore Country Club, Camp Hill, and the Scranton Country Club.
A Korean War veteran, he held the rank of commander of the Naval Reserve, and served as the regional representative of the U.S. Naval Academy's Candidate Guidance Office.
His passion was recruiting and helping young people prepare for the naval academy. He also enjoyed sailing, golf and antique cars, especially his 1976 Cadillac convertible. He liked gardening and riding his lawn tractor in his spare time.
Also surviving are two sons, Douglas Robert and wife, Patricia, Waverly; and Robert Stephen and wife, Laurie, Ellicott City, Md.; a brother-in-law, Ernest Otto Geigis and wife, Dianna, Falmouth, Mass.; five grandchildren, Douglas Jr., Robert Jr., Eric, Emma and Richard Duguay; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Marie Nowak and husband, Anton Nowak.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Svc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will be at a later date at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville.
Friends may call Saturday from 1 until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors, 301 Grant St., Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.
Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 24, 2014