Yale '62 - Obituaries - Robert A. Everett

Robert A. Everett

Born: November 1, 1940
Died: July 22, 1991

Robert Everett was born in New York City. At Yale he was a member of Trumbull College.

He settled in New Haven after Yale and became a principal architectural planner for the New Haven City Plan Department where he worked on a broad range of projects, including the Government Center as well as neighborhood developments. Bob personally arranged the renovation of the five bells in New Haven's venerable City Hall clock tower after decades of neglect and took great satisfaction as they pealed out across the Green to the Old Campus and beyond.

In 1986 he became Assistant to the City Engineer and he computerized the City's sewer use system. Subsequently, he was with the Water Pollution Control Authority.

He was survived by two sons, Dr. Geoffrey R. of Rochester, N.Y. and David W., of Pittsburgh, and a sister, Marietta E. Williams of Elverson, Pennsylvania. He was divorced from his former wife Martha Meng but had adopted her sons as his own.

At the time of his death Bob resided in downtown New Haven near the Yale campus. This transplanted son of the Elm City was also active with the New Haven Preservation Trust and the New Haven Colony Historical Society.