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Robert D. Power 1941-2024

Robert D. Power of East Dover, Vermont passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on January 1, 2024 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. 

Robert was born on March 17, 1941 outside of London, England in Buckinghamshire to Eldon and Dorothy Power. Raised and educated during his childhood years in England, Robert was a 1959 graduate of Winchester College. Robert matriculated at Yale University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. During his time at Yale, Robert was captain of the polo team and voted most valuable intercollegiate polo player in his senior year. He was also a member of the men’s varsity soccer team, and was nominated twice to All Ivy soccer. 

He moved to New York City after college where he met Eliane Georgette Munier, a native of Grenoble, France. The couple married in 1965 and moved to England soon after, where they had two daughters; Julia and Melanie. In 1972 they returned to New York City, where Robert continued his career in institutional equity sales. He worked over the course of his career at Wall Street firms including Lehman Brothers (1978-1982) and Hambrecht and Quist (1982-1995). Towards the end of his career he was proud to be affiliated with Academy Securities, a post-9/11 veteran owned and operated investment bank. 

In 1993, Eliane passed away. Robert met Angela Anstatt soon after, and they married in 1997 sharing many happy years together. 

Robert was a dedicated husband, father, brother, grandfather and good friend. He remained a passionate athlete throughout his life enjoying numerous racquet sports, car racing, golf, sport shooting, fly and tarpon fishing. Angela was his constant companion through many travel and sporting adventures at home and abroad. He treasured time with his extended family and grandchildren, and could often be seen cheering on the sidelines of family sporting events. 

Robert is survived by his wife, Angela Power; his daughters Julia Power Burns, Melanie Power Everett; Angela’s daughter Kim Morton; brother Derek Power; sisters Marily Power and Carole Power Conyngham; grandchildren Cecelia McLaughlin, Luke McLaughlin, Theodore Burns, Robert Burns, and Kim Morton’s son, Baker Morton. Robert is also survived by his beloved canine companion, Spey, who was with him to the end. In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his first wife, Eliane Munier Power.   

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held in New York City in the spring of 2024. Details will be forthcoming. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to Warriors and Quiet Waters.

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