William Hall Robert IIIJuly 7, 1938 ~ June 11, 2017 (age 78)
William Hall Robert III, died peacefully at his home in Georgetown, TX on Sunday, June 11, at the age of 78 after a long battle with leukemia. He was born July 7, 1938 in Port Jefferson, NY, the firstborn son of William Hall Robert Jr. and Thelma Chase Robert.
He was raised in Cobalt, CT and graduated from East Hampton High School in 1956. Billy was an excellent athlete, lettering in basketball, baseball, soccer and track and was known throughout the area for his 1957 Chevy that could not be beat. He married the love of his life of nearly 58 years, Doris, on June 27, 1959. They had three children and lived in East Hampton, CT until 1972.
Bill worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 42 years and never took a sick day. With his work, he and his family lived in East Hampton, CT, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, San Antonio, TX and overseas in the Netherlands for 12 years. With his job he travelled all over the world including Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, Korea and Japan. During all of their travels they never missed spending their summers at their lake house in Embden, ME where they retired to in 1999. Bill loved water skiing, pulling his grandchildren around the lake in the tube and hiking the beautiful trails in the area. Eventually they became “snowbirds” buying a small house in Georgetown, TX to escape the winters and be closer to family in Texas.
Bill was known for his honesty, integrity, work ethic and good nature. He was fearless and funny. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering on the Redskins, the UCONN Lady Huskies basketball, watching car racing and the tour de France among many other sports, especially those that his grandchildren were competing in.
Bill is survived by his wife, Doris and his children; Scott William Robert and wife Zenaida of Fairfax Station, VA, Steven Wade Robert and wife Rose Mary of San Antonio, TX and Susan Robert Whitehead and husband Sidney of Lumberton, TX. As well as his younger brother, Lawrence “Butch” Robert and wife Linda of Marlborough, CT and his seven grandchildren; Christopher “Chase” May, Maggi Robert, Shelby Whitehead, Zena Robert, Anya Robert, Justin Whitehead and William Robert.
A grave site service will be held on Sunday, July 2 @11:00 am at Union Hill Cemetery in Middle Haddam, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children www.shrinerhospitalsforchildren.org/en/Donate .