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Robert Ernest Armitage

Robert Ernest Armitage, American molding company executive. Recipient Francis H. Hayden Memorial award Northern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, 1973; Distinguished Service award Northern Berkshire Young Men’s Christian Association, 1973.


  • Armitage, Robert Ernest was born on September 22, 1926 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Ernest and Elsie A. (Volkman) Armitage.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture., Bentley College, 1946.


    • Senior auditor Patterson, Teele & Dennis, Boston, 1945-1953. Chief accountant Sprague Electric Company, North Adams, Massachusetts, 1953-1965, assistant treasurer, 1965-1968, senior finance officer, treasurer, 1968-1973, senior vice president finance, treasurer, 1973-1985, director, 1968-1985. Vice president finance Lakewood Industries, Inc. and its divisions, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, from 1985, Poly-Matrix Inc, Pittsfield, 1985-1986, Syntronics, Inc., 1985-1986, Lakewood Mold Company Inc., 1985-1986, Lakewood Industries, Inc., from 1986.

      Treasurer Sprague Electric Company Credit Union, 1953-1968. Member advisory board Berkshire Bank & Trust, North Adams, 1972-1985.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


    The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    God enables every person to resist evil, by accepting forgiveness and liberation, and willing to be open to the Holy Spirit.


    Board directors, treasurer Northern Berkshire Santa Fund, North Adams, from 1958. Corporator North Adams Regional Hospital, 1959-1983. Board directors Northern Berkshire Young Men’s Christian Association, 1960-1982, president, 1970-1972.

    Member advisory board Salvation Army, North Adams, 1968-1983. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. Lodges: Masons (North Adams).


    • Married Virginia Boocock, May 28, 1949. Children– Barbara Ann Armitage Chidsey, James Robert, David Allen.
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    Born September 22, 1926
    Died October 19, 1989
    (aged 63)
    • 1946
      Bentley College
    • 1945 - 1953
      Senior, auditor Patterson
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1953 - 1965
      chief accountant, Sprague Electric Company
      North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      vice president, finance Lakewood Industries
      Pittsfield, Vermont, United States
    • 1985 - 1986
      vice president, finance Lakewood Industries
    • 1985 - 1986
      vice president, finance Lakewood Industries
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