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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Robert E. Denham, 73

Robert E. Denham, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 3 at home in St. Augustine, Fla. He was 73.

He grew up in Westport and graduated from Williams College and New York University School of Law, also winning a fellowship in law at the University of Paris. He held a variety of law positions in New York and later in Cincinnati, worked for the newly formed EPA and in retirement did children’s advocacy as a volunteer.

A lifelong athlete and tennis teacher, he was also devoted to music and became an accomplished jazz pianist in his later years.

He is survived by his wife, Sharyn Scull, of St. Augustine; two children, Zoe Robertson, of Mount Kisco, N.Y., and Clarke Denham, of San Francisco; two stepchildren, Brooke Devlin-Brown, of Chicago, and Tyler Scull-McWilliams, of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.

Family and friends were his greatest joy. A memorial is being planned in Vermont in the coming months where he and Sharyn spent summers.

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