PITTSFIELD - Robert O. Moulton, 86, of Catamount Street, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the Concord Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Pittsfield , the son of Edward P. and Addie F.(Cram) Moulton and resided in the family home all his life. He was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Elwyn, Rita, Harold, Kenneth and Norma. He is survived by two nieces, a nephew, grand and great-grandnieces, nephews and cousins.
He attended Pittsfield Public Schools and graduated from the Old Pittsfield Academy in 1944. He entered the U.S. Army serving with the Third Army in Europe. Following the war, he graduated from Plymouth State College in 1950, with degrees in Social Studies and English. As an educator he taught at Alton High School and then Goffstown High School. From 1958 to 1981 he was principal at Goffstown High School and later Kennett High School, during which time he earned his masters degree at Boston University in 1962. Following his retirement in 1981, he joined the NH Community Technical College in Laconia as the Admissions/Student Services Officer later becoming the Dean of Student Affairs and Dean of Academic Affairs.
As a school administrator, he served a number of professional organizations. These included: President of the Central NH and Lakes Region Principals Associations, Coordinator of the NH Association of School Principals, member of the Commission on Accreditation of NE Association of Schools and Colleges, and a member of the National Association of School Principals. After his retirement from education, in 1989, he embarked upon what as to be a long journey of public service for the Town of Pittsfield. He was a member of the Planning Board, Trustees of Sanderson Trust, co-founder, and Past President of the Historical Society, the Pittsfield Cemetery Association and the Berry Cemetery Association. A Multiple-term Commander and Adjutant of the Peterson-Cram American Legion Post #75. He was an active supporter of the Park St. Baptist Church and later the First Congregational Church He was a dedicated Town Historian and "professional" Memorial day flag placer. He has received many honors including Citizen of The Year in 1996. He was a past member and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Pittsfield Rotary Club and the 2013 Member of the Year of the American Legion Post. He was an avid sports enthusiast. He loved skiing and was a baseball coach. Researching and writing were his favorite pastimes. A series of articles he wrote on Pittsfield's notable people appeared in the Suncook Valley Sun and initiated the idea of Pittsfield's Hall of Fame.
As per Bob's request, services and interment will be private.
Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home is assisting with arrangements.
To sign an online guest book, log on to perkinsandpollard.com.
Donations in his memory may be made to Peterson -Cram American Legions Post # 75, PO Box 11, Pittsfield, 03263, or to the Pittsfield Historical Society, PO Box 173, Pittsfield, 03263.
Perkins & Pollard Funeral Home
60 Main Street
Pittsfield, NH 03263
Published in The Concord Monitor on May 24, 2013