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Robert Huntington Breed II ("Hunt")

Died: December 9, 2017, Nantucket

After Yale I attended Harvard Medical School and did my surgical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Then I completed my U.S. Naval service as the fleet surgeon for the Seventh Fleet on the carrier Midway based in Yokosuka, Japan. The second year was spent as chief of surgery at Patuxent River Naval Base in Maryland. Got to fly and cruise in some amazing machines along the way, but no injuries.

Then a year of vascular surgical training in Norfolk, Virginia followed by two years of plastic surgical training at Barnes Hospital, St Louis. Just when I felt totally over-trained and underpaid, I met the girl of my dreams and “lived happily ever after.”

Lucy Fowlkes and I were married in 1979 in New York City. We have two grown boys. Allen Huntington is married to Tarah Carroll Donoghue, and they have a son Robert Huntington Breed III, who is one and a half. Robert Taylor, our younger boy, is as yet unmarried.

In 1980 Lucy and I moved to Hopkinton, NH so I could easily commute to Concord Hospital, where I practiced plastic surgery until my retirement as chief of surgery in 2009. Along the way, we acquired a summer home on Nantucket where we have recently moved on a permanent basis. No Florida tax avoidance with that relocation!

I look back at my Yale experience with particular interest in my academics and sports activities. I majored in economics and minored in history of art.

Having been an English Speaking Union scholar at Clifton College in Bristol, England 1961-62, I had a jump on rugby technique which allowed me to play scrum half on the Yale team. I also played for Calhoun’s squash and football teams.

I feel very fortunate with my life and look forward to seeing my classmates at the 50th Reunion. Best to you all.