Dr. Robert William Belfit Jr.


Birth: June 10th, 1927
Death: August 29th, 2018
Age: 91 years
Residence:Midland

Dr. Robert William Belfit Jr. PhD, 91 of Midland died Wednesday evening August 29, 2018 at Stonecrest Assisted Living in Freeland.  He was born on June 10, 1927 in Watertown, Ct. Son of the late Robert and Hazel (Prentiss) Belfit.  Bob attended schools in Watertown and graduated from Taft High School there where he is still on their ledgers as hitting the longest home run on their baseball team. Bob served with the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II. He received his Bachelors Degree from Dartmouth College, and his Masters and PhD. from Penn State University. Bob worked at the Dow Chemical Co. For 29 years, retiring from there in 1986. He was one of six men who started Omni-Tech in that same year and retired from there. Bob married the former Margaret Smith on September 11, 1948. She preceded him in death on January 21, 2006. He then married Sandra Boylan Hansen on December 11, 2010 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Midland. Bob was an avid golfer and a member of the Midland Country Club where he served as past President a golf tournament is played each year in his name ( the Bob Belfit Tournament) for families. He was a member of the Noon Rotary and received the Phillip Harris Award. He was a 60 year member of the American Chemical Society,  Bob volunteered  at the Middle schools in Midland with help in their science and chemistry departments.

Surviving is his daughter by his first wife Margaret; Barcie (Robert) Freinberg of Westlake Village, CA; grandson Jonathan (Natasha) Freinberg of Alexandria, VA; granddaughter Ashley Freinberg of Charleston, SC; and great grandchildren Daniel and Celia Freinberg also of Alexandria, VA. Bob is also survived by children from his second wife Sandy; Kelly Hansen of Phenix City, AL and Kurt (Darlene) Hansen and family of Sanford. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one brother Theodore Belfit and one sister Carmen Belfit Davis.

Sandy would like to thank all the people who helped Bob along the way. Those who loved him and taught him things so he could have a wonderful and happy life. He was blessed beyond measure by knowing all of you, that is what made his life worth while.

Memorial service for Bob will take place Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel. Rev. Dr. Wallace H. Mayton III will officiate. Bob’s cremains will be inurned next to his first wife Margaret in Midland Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Sandy Hansen Belfit to help purchase medical equipment for Stonecrest Assisted Living in Freeland.



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