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In Memory of

Robert Dix Lincoln

December 3, 1924 - August 30, 2016

Obituary


Robert Dix Lincoln died peacefully on August 30, 2016 following a period of poor health. Born on December 3, 1924 in Woodstock, Ohio, he was the eldest son of Robert Dix Lincoln, Sr and Martha Cheney Lincoln. He evidenced considerable musical talent as a pianist from an early age, and graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with both a BM and MM in 1950, studies which were interrupted for a term of enlistment in the U.S. Navy during WWII.



He married Jeanne Carroll of Portland, also a Conservatory graduate, on December 27, 1950,...

Robert Dix Lincoln died peacefully on August 30, 2016 following a period of poor health. Born on December 3, 1924 in Woodstock, Ohio, he was the eldest son of Robert Dix Lincoln, Sr and Martha Cheney Lincoln. He evidenced considerable musical talent as a pianist from an early age, and graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with both a BM and MM in 1950, studies which were interrupted for a term of enlistment in the U.S. Navy during WWII.



He married Jeanne Carroll of Portland, also a Conservatory graduate, on December 27, 1950, and settled with her in Johnson City, Tennessee where he began his teaching career at Johnson City State College (now University). During the early ’50’s he spent two extended periods in France where he studied with Nadia Boulanger and others both at Fontainebleau and in Paris, and remained a lifelong Francophile. In 1957 Bob moved with Jeanne, daughter Elizabeth and son John, to New Jersey where he taught at Douglass College (Rutgers University) and the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers until his retirement. In addition to serving as department chair and head of the School of Music at Mason Gross, Bob performed continuously during these years as soloist and as part of chamber music and orchestral groups. He developed many close and lasting friendships with both colleagues and students. During these years Bob travelled extensively abroad, which he loved.



Upon retirement, Bob, Jeanne and John moved to Portland, a place they knew well as Jeanne’s birthplace and home of many close family members. Bob had a wide range of interests which included but were not limited to travel, literature, cooking, and above all music and his family. He was a bon vivant and a raconteur. He also served as an usher for many years at Holy Rosary Church . Known to his family as Papa, he was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.



He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Jeanne Carroll Lincoln, daughter Elizabeth Carroll Lincoln and son in law William Seidman, son John Carroll Lincoln, grandsons David Seidman ( Julia), James Seidman (Lia Carpeneti) and Andrew Seidman, great-granddaughters Evelyn Seidman and Ida Seidman, brother Nick Lincoln (Hazel) and fourteen nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Marion Lincoln Counts and brother James Lincoln.



A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on September 17, 2016 at Holy Rosary Church, Portland. Arrangements by Zeller Chapel of the Roses, Portland.