Robert Hutton, III died peacefully in his home in Seaford on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Rob was born in 1937 to Elinor (Manson) Hutton and Dr. Robert Hutton, of Eliot, Maine. He grew up on the shores of the Piscataqua River and was at his happiest on the water. He attended schools in Eliot and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and was a graduate of Eliot High School. 

He served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Moale and was a graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts. Rob spent his career in higher education administration beginning at the University of Hartford (CT), then University of New Hampshire, Northland College (Ashland, WI), the University of Southern Colorado (Pueblo), and Connecticut College (New London). He returned to Maine as the Business Manager of Berwick Academy prior to his retirement. 

He and his wife of 52 years, Beverly (Woodward) Hutton, brought their 50’ wooden, motor-sailer, “Long Reach,” from Maine to Seaford for the winter in 2002 and have resided there for 22 years. Throughout his life, Rob contributed to his communities. During his years in Seaford, he volunteered with the Presbyterian Church and the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance and was on the Boards of the Historical Society, BEDCO, the Blades Planning Board, and the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Until his last years, he remained an active member of the Power Squadron since first joining in 1966. 

Rob is survived by Beverly and his five children: Heather (Dirk Kuyk) Hutton, Thomas (Marlyn) Hutton, Shelley (Dale) Tarasewicz, Emily (Christian Crawford) Hutton, and Robert (“Cutter”) Hutton, IV. He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and uncle to many Orcutt, Veino, and Woodward nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Corrine Orcutt, and Janet Veino, and his niece Kathryn Orcutt. 

A memorial service will be held on June 20, 11:30 a.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception at Ross Station. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Seaford Presbyterian Church, the Seaford Historical Society, or Vitas Healthcare in Milford. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.