In Memory of Robert W. Vose
December 22, 2021
Robert (Bob) Whiting Vose, FSA 1965, died November 17, 2021 at the age of 87. Bob was born on January 8, 1934 in Bangor, Maine, to Helen Yates Vose and John Peters Vose. He graduated from Bangor High School in 1951 and Bowdoin College in 1955.
Bob joined Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in Hartford in 1955 and continued through its iterations as CIGNA and Lincoln Financial. He served many years on the SOA examination committee and participated in almost all of the annual actuarial conventions throughout the U.S. and Vancouver. Bob retired as Associate Actuary in 1998 after 43 years.
Bob lived sequentially in Hartford, Bloomfield, Windsor, and West Hartford, CT before moving to Asheville, NC in 2011. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Mary Lou Mayer of Asheville, his children Susanna Mary Lombardi of Wallingford, CT (and her former husband Philippe Yves Lombardi of New Haven), Jonathan Peters Vose of Las Vegas, NV, his step-children Mason Edward McKibben III (and wife Sandra Jean Tellier McKibben) of Fieldbrook, CA, Mary Catherine "Kelly" McKibben of Asheville, and Melinda Jeanne McKibben Pedersen (and husband Dirk Thomas Pedersen) of Fieldbrook, CA and grandchildren Joseph Robert Lombardi, Isabella Yvette Lombardi, Livinia Mae McKibben and Beck Trager Pedersen. He was predeceased by his sister Ann Charlotte Vose Holiday (2011), his former wife Shirley Ann Compas (2016) and his step-grandson Adin Sykes Pederson (January 2003 – April 2003).
Bob loved gardening, theatre, travel, the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, the UConn Women’s Basketball team, and reading. He disproved the assertion that what an actuary liked best about a novel were its page numbers.