Robert Doyle Brigham
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WILLIAMSBURG - Robert Doyle Brigham, 92, died September 27, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma "Dickie" of 68 years and a daughter, Ann. He is survived by daughters, Barbara of Greenwich, CT, Susan of Hellertown, PA, sons Rob, and his wife, Anne, of Greensboro, VT, Wade and his wife, Mary of Hellertown, PA and six grandchildren. "Brig" grew up in Winnetka, IL and graduated from New Trier High School in 1940. He entered the V-12 program at Denison University where he served as a Communications Officer on an LST in the Pacific during WWII. Here he also was a proud member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He met his wife Dickie at Denison University. They married in 1945. After the war, in 1946, he went to work for Exxon (Standard Oil, Esso) and stayed with that company until his retirement. His many interesting assignments started in Baltimore, then went on to personnel work in Boston, New York, Toronto and ended in 1983 when he retired as Corporate Secretary and Executive Development Coordinator of Exxon Chemical Company in Darien, CT. After retirement they moved to St. Simons Island, GA and spent 13 happy years there before moving to The Williamsburg Landing Retirement Community. There will be a private family service in New Jersey. Donations may be made in his name to The Benevolence Fund, c/o Sally Wolfe or Helping Hands, c/o Teresa Kelly, 5700 Williamsburg Landing Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185

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Published in Virginia Gazette on Oct. 1, 2014.
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September 25, 2020
I have thought of Brig often--mostly for his warm and friendly personality. Never a cross word--always a smile--and encouragement in whatever one was involved with. Always willing to take the time to explain the "why" of a decision to help in fully understanding the total picture. A dear friend--one that taught me the principles of succession planning--and working with Exxon Senior Management--for which I will be forever grateful.
Thanks for the followup--and a time to remember. So often the pressures of the day, time passes and reflection is not something we do often.
All the best. Ray Adams.
Ray Adams
October 12, 2014
The Brigham Family--
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Brig. What a dear friend he was and what a pleasure to have worked with him for a number of years while with the Exxon Chemical Company in Darien. As a mentor he was outstanding and provided wonderful advise in the world of Executive Development--the Exxon way. He will be missed--not only by his family--but by those who knew and appreciated Brig for his wonderful personality--smile--and sense of humor. Will be praying for you all during this difficult time that you may experience the wonderful grace and peace of our Lord.
Love to you all--Harriet and Ray Adams
Ray Adams
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