Dr. F. Robert Mayforth '44 '46
F. Robert Mayforth, age 89, of Wilmington, DE passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living on Shipley Rd, where he had excellent care for the last three years.
Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated in 1946 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a Master's in Chemical Engineering. He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Ohio State in 1948.
He started work in 1943 as a Research & Development Engineer with Celanese Corp. From 1948 to 1960 he was a Product Development Engineer at DuPont. In 1960, he branched off into the investment world, where he worked at various companies as a Security Analyst, Investment Broker and Portfolio Manager. He last worked at RBC Wealth Management until the age of 86. As a Security Analyst, he specialized in the environmental control field, as well as the chemical and photographic industries. He was one of the few analysts selected for the 1972 Institutional Investor All Star Team in two industries - Chemicals and Pollution Control. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst and a past President of the Financial Analysts of Wilmington. Other professional affiliations include memberships in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society and honorary engineering societies including Phi Lambda Upsilon and Sigma Xi.
Bob was an active member of Concord Presbyterian Church, serving in the early years as elder, superintendent of Sunday School and chair of the building committe and he enjoyed music, theatre, travel and projects around the house.