Robert H. Ensign

CHEBEAGUE ISLAND - Robert H. Ensign, 84, died of cancer Tuesday at his home. He was born in New York City, a son of Raymond and Caroline Ensign. He was a graduate of Brown University.

He lived in New York for much of his adult life, working as a principal in the industrial design firm of Walter Dorwin Teague. He was an avid skier and amateur pilot.

Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Virginia Toohey Ensign; two sons, Robert T. of Oswego Lake, Ore., and Albie Maurice of Florida; a daughter, Margaret Robards of Suffield, Conn.; three stepdaughters, Norah T. Alper of Brookline, Mass., Margaret T. Bossi of Dennis, Mass., and Mary T. Cushman of Chebeague Island; a brother, Dean; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at the Chebeague Island Methodist Church. Burial will be private.


(copied from Portland Press Herald Online October 15, 1998)