Robert G. Breed

Robert G. Breed, 82 LEBANON, N.H. -- Robert G. Breed, 82, of Norwich, Vt. and Chebeague Island, died unexpectedly on Dec. 11, 2009, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

Bob was born Nov. 2, 1927, in New York City, to George Gordon Breed and Virginia Long. Educated at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., he served in the Navy and graduated from Bronxville High School in New York. Bob earned his Bachelor's of Science from MIT in 1952. He later spent a year in Sweden studying music. His career included several years as recording engineer for Aeolian Skinner Organ Company in Boston, 10 years with RCA, 17 years in research and development with CBS in New York City, and three years as Vice President of Engineering for the New York Times Cable Company in Cherry Hill, N.J. He and his wife retired in 1990 to Norwich, Vt.

Bob was married for 49 years to the former Martina (Tineke) Stinkens. They were married in 1960 in the Netherlands. They have two children, Annette Williams of Etna, N.H., and G. Gordon Breed of Quechee, Vt. In addition to his wife and children, Bob is survived by three grandchildren, Alexis Williams, Reid Williams and Hannah Breed.

Bob enjoyed travelling with his wife and family throughout Europe and spending summers in Maine. He was a profound music lover with a deep appreciation for Bach's organ music, other classical and big band era music. He enjoyed restoring old radios, classic films, sailing and taking courses at ILEAD at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Chebeague Island this summer.