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Robert O.Y. Warren III, a 33-year resident of Suffield, CT and stalwart of the community whose long and successful business career was complemented by his dedication to a wide range of civic and volunteer activities, died on December 1 after a long illness. He was 86. Born in Baltimore, MD, Bob grew up in Wilmington, DE. He graduated from Kent School in Kent, CT and, later, from Princeton University in 1952. Following his service as an engineering officer in the U.S. Navy for two years, he joined Phelps Dodge Corp., where he rose to leadership positions that took him to Pittsburgh, PA; Rochester, NY; Fort Wayne, IN; and New York, NY. In 1977, Bob became president of National Musical String in New Brunswick, NJ, a division of Kaman Corp. that eventually was renamed Kaman Musical String and relocated to Bloomfield, CT. After that, he served for more than 10 years as an executive with several printing companies in the greater Hartford area. Upon retirement, Bob provided his business expertise to different non-profit groups as a consultant with the National Executive Service Corps. Over the years, he also was active in many Suffield organizations, including serving on the town's Ethics Commission and as president of the former Calvary Episcopal Church Pre-School, as well as being a member of the local Rotary Club where he was a recipient of its prestigious Paul Harris Award. However, it was Bob's involvement with the monthly Suffield Observer newspaper where he made some of his most significant contributions, helping transform it into a vibrant chronicle of the community that was strongly supported by local advertisers. In addition to being the publication's chairman for several years, he regularly compiled a popular "Food for Thought" column – all of which led to the newspaper creating a scholarship in his name in 2015 to be given annually to a college-bound senior who resides in Suffield. An avid sportsman who particularly enjoyed playing tennis, squash and platform tennis, Bob is survived by Margery, his loving wife of 60 years; his daughter, Lisa Johnson (Bruce) of Tampa, FL; two sons, Robert O.Y. Warren IV (Alice) of Trumbull, CT and Joseph W.C. Warren (Sarah Neimeyer) of Washington, D.C.; and seven grandchildren who brought him great joy; as well as two brothers, Dr. W. Stuart Warren and David B. Warren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, at Old St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 59 Tariffville Road, Bloomfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Suffield Emergency Aid, 450 South St., Suffield, CT 06078, or The Robert O.Y. Warren III Scholarship, c/o the Suffield Observer, P.O. Box 424, Suffield, CT 06078.