Robert P Bigelow

January 17, 1927 - March 23, 2017 

Robert P Bigelow

January 17, 1927 - March 23, 2017 

Obituary for Robert P Bigelow

BIGELOW, Robert Pratt "Bob" Esq. Of Winchester, MA, on March 23, 2017. Beloved husband of Katharine W. (MacKenty) Bigelow who predeceased him. Loving father of Katharine "Kit" Bigelow and her husband David Henderson of Arlington, VA; Robert "Bob" and his wife Nancy J. Bigelow of Winchester, MA; Sanford "Sandy" Bigelow and his life-partner Gelina Tibbit of Tucson, AZ; and Edward "Ted" and his wife Deena Bigelow of Bloomfield, CT. Adored grandfather of Andy, David, Walter, Katie, Mary E., Karryn, Stephen, Daniel & David. Cherished great-grandfather of Isaac and Shepherd. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He received his A.B. (1950) and J.D. (1953) from Harvard University. He was a author, lawyer, mediator and arbitrator spanning a career of more than 50 years. From 1956-1966, he worked for John Hancock Life Insurance Company and for the next 40 years was of counsel and in private practice at Boston law firms and was partner in Bigelow & Saltzberg of Woburn, MA. In 1966, he became an arbitrator and mediator. He was an active member of and held several positions at the Massachusetts Bar Association from 1969-1985. He was a pioneer in the field of computer law and former president (1977-1979) of the Computer Law Society (now the International Technology Law Association). He also taught at Dartmouth College and Suffolk Law School. A funeral service will be held at the Parish of the Epiphany, 70 Church Street, Winchester, MA, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 2pm. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Private interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 20 West Street, Boston, MA 02111, or the Martha's Vineyard Museum, 59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown, MA 02539, or the National Down Syndrome Society, 8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

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