Robert C. Hall, 90

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YARMOUTH — Robert Charles Hall, 90, died Oct. 5.

Son of Charles and Sarah Hall, he was born in Scranton, Pa., Nov. 3, 1923.

He was a boy when his father was killed in a hay raking accident.

His mother remarried a short time later and he was much loved by his stepfather, John Jeffrey. Hall had two siblings, Jack Hall and Donna Jeffrey Dunscombe.

He married the love of his life, Elizabeth Tynan, and they had two children, Deborah and Marguerite.

Hall served in the Navy Seabees in World War II and was one of the original Navy “Hard Hat Divers.” He served in Sicily, Sardinia and North Africa. He was awarded the Golden Eagle Cane by Maine’s First Lady, Anne LePage, this year, for his service in the war. 

He worked in construction after moving to Maine in 1954 and his experience in that field led to a job teaching building construction trades at Portland High School and Portland Regional Vocational School, where he ran the internship program placing high school students with companies around the Portland area so they could learn skills and trades. He also taught at Yarmouth High School for many years.

He served his community well, from helping to build booths and organizing the first Yarmouth Clam Festival to serving as town councilor and chairman of the council. He was also the Yarmouth harbormaster in his retired years.

Hall was always busy building something from furniture, to homes and additions. He was a talented artist and avid Patriots fan. He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving and boating in Maine and Florida.

He is survived by many friends, including the Belesca family, of Chebeague Island, Burt MacNamara, of Quincy, Mass., his many friends from Cousins and Little John’s Islands in Yarmouth, the O’Donnell family, the Lynch, Dougherty and McLeod families; his daughters, Deborah, and husband, Peter Loughlin Sr., of Gorham and Marguerite Howard; grandchildren Colin and Gregory Zarnoch, Robert, Brittinie, Monique and Buddy; and his extended family, the Durgin and Leighton family.

Hall wished to donate his body to the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford.

There are no funeral arrangements. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.