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MORRILL - David "Dave" Robotham,76 of Morrill passed away peacefully on May 26, 2015 in Belfast, ME. He was born June 7,1938 in Hartford, CT to Allan Case and Elsie Jean (Bowman) Robotham.

Dave was raised and educated in West Hartford. CT. He graduated from Wm. H. Hall High School and the University of Hartford, Ward College of Technology.

Dave married the love of his life. Patricia (Tish) Clark on November 14, 1959. He served in the U.S. Army Power Maintenance Division. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Machine Tool Co. in West Hartford as a sales engineer, Electromechanics, Inc. as sales engineering manager, Gold Star Products, and Woodcock Electric, as field supervisor, and Clisby & Associates as manufacturer's representative for mechanical and electrical power transmission equipment. Dave was a Master Electrician and owned Robotham Electric where he was an industrial electrical contractor where his work included installation and wiring of machine tools, wire mills, strip mills, sewer treatment systems, pump controls, and design and build equipment. He installed plant power systems including switchboards, panel boards, and process equipment for almost 20 years.

While in Connecticut, he was an active member of the volunteer fire departments in Simsbury, and Clinton. Always loving the water and boating, Dave enjoyed serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary from 1980 to 1998 where he was elected Flotilla Commander.

When Dave and Tish retired, they moved to Maine where they volunteered delivering Meals on Wheels in Knox County. He also worked on wiring Coast Guard vessels at Rockland Marine.

Dave is predeceased by his wife of 54 years and leaves their two daughters, Ronda J. Robotham of West Warwick, RI and Gail A. Griffin and her husband Steven of Old Lyme, CT. and his grandchildren, Sarah Shelley and her husband Daniel of Cornelius, NC ., Allison Montesanto of Old Lyme, CT and Jonathan Montesanto of Old Lyme, CT all of whom he loved very much. Dave also leaves his brother Paul and his wife Patricia of Unionville, CT as well as sisters-in-law Catherine Brewer of West Hartford, CT and Margaret Ryan of Vermilion, OH and brothers-in-law John Clark and his wife Carole of West Hartford., CT and Thomas and his wife Marjorie Clark of Avon, CT and his many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at Morrill Baptist Church 25 S Main St. Morrill, ME.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast, Me.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com
Published on  May 28, 2015
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