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Robert E. Siegfried

January 16, 1922 — May 22, 2015

Robert E. Siegfried of Concord, Massachusetts and Bridgehampton, New York died peacefully in Concord on May 22, 2015.

Born January 16, 1922 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he graduated with honors from Lehigh University in 1943 with a degree in chemical engineering. As a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, he served in combat with the 92nd Chemical Mortar Battalion in Western Europe and Germany. At the wars end, he returned to Boston and married Blanche Worth to whom he remained happily married for 69 years until her death in August 2014.

He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 1947 receiving a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering. He was employed by the Badger Company, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was involved with the design and construction of petroleum refining facilities, chemical and petrochemical plants around the world. He served as President for many years and when The Badger Company joined the Raytheon family of companies in the late 1960's, he remained President until his retirement in 1985. While employed in Cambridge he and his family lived in Lexington, MA. spending leisure time in New London, NH and Bridgehampton, N.Y. He served as a Director of State Street Bank, Boston, as Board Chair of Commonwealth Energy System, Cambridge, as Vice President of Boston Museum of Science, as a Director of Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge and as a Trustee of the Belmont Hill School.

In his retirement, he and Blanche spent the winter months in Vero Beach and summer and fall in Bridgehampton enjoying family visits and continuing his passion for painting watercolors.

He is survived by his daughter Martha S. Fritz and her husband Frederick of Concord and his son Dr. Jay W. Siegfried and his wife, Barbara of Devon, Pennsylvania, six grandchildren, Jay W. Fritz and his wife Adeeva, Matthew M. Fritz and his wife Chandler, Benjamin H. Fritz and his wife Jennifer, Edwin R. Siegfried, Clinton M. Siegfried and his wife Kaitlin, Elizabeth S. Yount and her husband Austin and eight great grandchildren, Cara, Phoebe, Ellie, Miles, Charlotte, Eliot, Huntting and Samuel Fritz. He also leaves his sister in law Martha W. Oberrender and a devoted extended family.

Services will be private and burial will be in Bridgehampton, New York.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate gifts for financial aid to:
The Belmont Hill School
350 Prospect Street
Belmont MA 02478
or
The Bridgehampton Museum
Box 977
Bridgehampton NY 11932.

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