Robert ‘Doc’ Marshall Lindgren
1932 – 2010
AUBURN — Robert “Bob” “Doc” Marshall Lindgren, 77, of Jay, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Androscoggin Hospice House.
He was born June 16, 1932, in Concord, N.H., and grew up in Bath. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy. He went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono, where he graduated with honors earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1964.
He accepted his first position as a research chemist, where a majority of his work was in process development and specialty papers and coatings in Maine, Massachusetts, as well as in the United Kingdom (Scotland and England).
From 1970 to 1980, he taught at Husson College in Bangor and then returned to his true calling of conducting paper machine trials in the mills, where he was instrumental in paving the way for the wide spread business use of di-electric paper products (a replacement for carbon copy paper).
He retired from his professional career at the Otis Mill in Jay on his farm and spent years learning the history and preservation techniques relating to the revival of the American Chestnut Tree in and around the Western Maine area and led the planting and growing process at Highmore Farm in Monmouth.
He was an avid reader and enjoyed hunting, trapping and fly-fishing extensively through Maine and Canada. Spring time was his favorite time of year, planting more flowers and trees, gardening, and grooming his property in Jay.
Bob was a member of the AMVETS and the Chapter of American Chestnut Tree Foundation. He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and University of Maine Black Bears Ice Hockey team.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; three daughters, Jennifer Farrington and husband, Scott, Sonja Redmon and husband, Joseph, and Karen Lindgren and partner, Scott Scherpf; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two daughters, Susan Upham and Donna McLarie; and one son, Eric Lindgren.
He will be missed.

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