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LEBANON, NH - Robert Howarth Clifton, M.D., 93, of Andover and Westport, Mass., Naples, Fla., and Lebanon, N.H., passed away peacefully on February 23, 2018.
Bob is survived by daughters, Judy Gessner (Bill), Nancy Collier (John), Andy Harper (Gary) and Betsy St. Amand (Russell); grandchildren, Chris (Cara Kidd) and Eric Gessner, Tom (Andrea) and Rob Collier, Benjamin and Gregory St. Amand; and great-grandchildren, Isabella and Benjamin Gessner.
Born and raised in Fall River, Mass., Bob attended Dartmouth College, graduating with the Class of 1946. He received his DDS from Harvard Dental School in 1948, and his medical degree in 1950 from Harvard Medical School. He was a medical officer in the Army and Navy. Bob and Dorothy Swett Clifton were married in 1950; they celebrated their 61st anniversary before Dot's passing in 2011.
Over the course of his 32-year career, he practiced urology, retiring from Urology Associates in 1988.
Bob's hobbies included traveling, lobstering, playing golf -- including a round at Acoaxet Club on his 93rd birthday with family, and an extraordinary social life. He never lost his intellectual curiosity.
Services will be private. If desired, donations may be made to Westport River Watershed Alliance, P.O. Box 3427, Westport, MA 02790. Please note "In Memory of Robert Clifton."
Published on March 6, 2018
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