OBITUARY

Robert E. Livingston

July 8, 1928December 19, 2018
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ROBERT EDWARD LIVINGSTON Robert Edward Livingston (90) of Brewster passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 19, 2018. “Bob” Livingston was a proud Cape Codder, he resided in Orleans and Brewster his entire life. Bob was born in Boston. His parents were Mary Meade (Connolly) and Urban S. Livingston, owners and founders of Livingston’s Pharmacy in Orleans. He survived his two older brothers and their wives, George (Fred) Frederick and Marion Livingston of Mayflower Point, Orleans, MA and Sun City, FL , William Irving (Sparky) and Eleanor Livingston of Tonset Road, Orleans, MA. Bob was a direct descendant of Isaac Livingston, who wintered at Valley Forge with Gen. George Washington and Nathaniel Harrington who also fought in the Rev War - these are a few among others. He was part of the large group of Captain Simon Wolcott and Martha Pitkin descendants and has relatives who served in many battles including the war of 1812, the French Indian and the Civil War. Rumor has it he had a direct links to William Bradford from the Mayflower. He was a proud, quintessential New Englander & Cape Codder. Bob attended school in Orleans and graduated from Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA and earned his Bachelors Degree from Boston University School of Business. At BU, he was playfully known as “Cranberry” due to his Cape Cod heritage. After college Bob served in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps stationed in Germany . He had fond memories of his days of leave when he was able to travel extensively throughout Europe. It was on these travels that he met his first wife, Ilse K. Lohberger. They returned to the United States where they married and had 2 children, Peter K. and H Chase Livingston , who were raised in Orleans. The family business, Livingston’s Pharmacy, opened in Orleans in 1925. Bob’s parents, Urban and Mary Livingston were both pharmacists. Bob was the business manager at the Pharmacy for nearly 30 years until it was sold in the late 1970’s.In his fifties, he started a new career in real estate where he earned the nickname of “Hurricane Bob” after going out during that hurricane and selling a piece of property. He prided himself on not just being in the business for the money, but helping those who sometimes struggled to find the means to do it. He went the extra lengths to assist all in finding homes. After divorcing Ilse in the 80’s, he married Jean Johnson, someone he’d met at square dancing. They shared this passion of dancing for many years. Jean was a multi-talented craftsperson who kept busy with many community organizations and crafters.They both enjoyed travel, both by RV and by air. Jean worked for many years at a bank and after Bob had a stroke, she trained in real estate to help work together with him, as he was not allowed to drive for 2 years. Together they made a great team. They enjoyed opening their home to gatherings of children and grandchildren, blending their families together for holiday events and special occasions. Jean lost her battle with cancer in 2006, leaving Bob was a great loss. He, being the positive person he was, kept going, becoming more active in the Masonic Lodge, serving as a long time member of Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank Board of Trustees, the Police Association, the United Methodist Church and St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He also liked to visit people, friends and strangers, at Pleasant Bay Nursing home, stopping by to chat and encourage people who were there, many of whom he knew having spent his whole life on the Cape and others who had no visitors. He serving as an auxiliary Orleans police officer for nearly 60 years and remained an interested member of the Orleans Police Association. He was involved in the King Hiram’s Masonic Lodge in Provincetown and was recently awarded for his 65 years of Masonic service. His Masonic brothers have been an exceptional example of loyalty and support over the years to him. Bob was best known for his gentlemanly manners and attire. He prided himself on wearing a necktie everyday. His collection numbered over 400 assorted colors and styles. In fact, he told people he would not go across the street to check the mail without first putting on his tie. He was always involved with his family. He was an example of what a father and grandfather should be, setting the standard and offering advice, seeking what is in the best interest of the family and supporting individual needs as required. His presence and loving care will be greatly missed by us all. Bob is survived by his son, Peter K. Livingston and wife Jane (Estes) Livingston of Harwich, MA, daughter, H Chase Livingston and wife Dr. Melanie Martin of San Francisco, CA, Step-Son, Craig Johnson and wife Marie (Riley) Johnson of Centerville, MA, Step-Daughter, Claudia (Johnson) Twombly and husband Mark Twombly of West Yarmouth, MA, Step-Daughter, Christine Johnson of Rutland, MA, Grandchildren, Kimberly A.(Livingston) Prokoshyn and husband Konstantin Prokoshyn of Middle Village, NY, Michael R. Livingston and wife Sabrina (Santilli) Livingston of Southbury, CT, Heather G. Livingston of Hailey, ID, Step-Grandchildren, Adrienne (Ryan) and Brett Watson of Yarmouth Port, Holly (Ryan) and Jake Bassett of Dennis, Eric Ryan, Michael Ryan of Harwich, Nicholas Johnson and wife Jennifer (Shauger) Johnson. Step great grandchildren are Daniel Prokoshyn, Jerimiah Stone, Corbin Watson, Anna Watson, J. T. Bassett, and Molly Bassett.. Robert is also survived by a niece and nephew, Marsha (Livingston) and Chris Carr of New Market, NH, Dale and Brenda (Pettingill) Livingston, of Bridgeton, PA. Two services will be held to remember Robert: Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Nickerson Funeral Home in Orleans where there will be a Masonic Lodge Service and Saturday. December 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Orleans United Methodist Church in Orleans where there will be a Celebration of Life Service. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to: Orleans United Methodist Church; King Hiram’s Masonic Lodge, Provincetown; Orleans Police Relief Association For online condolences please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 29, 2018
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Robert E. Livingston

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Roberta Murphy

December 28, 2018

I will miss making something extra and calling Bob to ask if he would like some.
I enjoyed visiting with him and listening to the stories he told.
One day he took me into his room to show me all of his many ties.
When I was in the nursing home after surgery, he came to visit me.
I visited him several times when he was in there too. He was a
popular visitor at the Pleasant Bay Nursing Home as he made visits there often.
So many memories. I'll miss seeing and talking with
him.

Kathie Barnicoat

December 24, 2018

Bob was a wonderful man. He was so proud of his heritage amd his family. I always liked hearing his stories and seeing his pictures. He definitly has a tie on up in heaven :) He will be missed

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