Robert Dwight Bair

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Robert Dwight Bair August 10, 1930 March 23, 2013 Robert Dwight Bair, of Old Lyme, Conn., and formerly of Rowayton, Conn., died on March 23, 2013. He was born on August 10, 1930, in York, the son of Charles Dwight Bair and Mabel Robertson Bair. Mr. Bair graduated from West York High School in 1948, and served as a United States Navy Submariner from 1948-1952. He served aboard the USS Sablefish, and the USS Atule. Following his naval service he graduated from Pennsylvania State University, Class of 1956. While at Penn State, he was a member of Delta Upsilon, and the track team where he was a record breaking hammer thrower. From 1956-1986, he was a senior marketing and advertising executive at Landon Associates in New York City. During his retirement, he worked part time as inspector for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Bair was a licensed USCG Captain and was very active with the Power Squadron. He was Past Commander of Rowayton and Old Saybrook Power Squadrons and was a chairman and Past Rear Commander of US Power Squadron. He was also Past President of the New York Chapter of NASA, Past Commodore of the Rowayton Yacht Club, Lifetime Honorary Member and Boatsman of the Year at the Old Greenwich Yacht Club, and a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the US Submarine Vets and Holland Club. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Blaney Bair, who he married in 1952; his four sons, Michael Dwight Bair and his wife, Britt, of Darien, Conn.; Steven Charles Bair and his wife, Lisa, of Portola Valley, Calif.; Thomas Jeffery Bair and his wife, Dorene, of Centerport, N.Y.; and John David Bair and his wife, Corinne, of E. Norwalk, Conn.; his sister, Joan Bair Sutton, of Wallace, N.C.; and his grandchildren, Alexandra, Jack, Annie, Ryan, Lily and Charlie. A celebration of life will be held at a later date which will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Robert and Barbara Bair Trustee Scholarship, Kathie Alterio at 814-865-0594 or they can make a check payable to "The Pennsylvania State University", and mail to Kathie Alterio, College of Liberal Arts, 139 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802. To sign the on line guest book visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com.

Published in Centre Daily Times on Mar. 26, 2013
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