Robert Ward Lentilhon, 89, of Palm Coast, Fla., professor emeritus of accounting, died April 19.
Born in East Orange, N.J., he moved to Melrose, Mass., where he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star for action in Germany. He went on to attend the Army Specialized Training Corps at Yale University. Later, he continued his studies at the University of Rhode Island, where he received his B.S. in 1949.
He worked at Price Waterhouse and Co. from 1949-51 and taught at Nichols College in 1951-52.
He joined the faculty of School of Business Administration as an instructor in 1952 and was awarded his MBA at Boston University in 1953. He was subsequently promoted to assistant professor in 1954. He was appointed an associate professor in 1960 and professor in 1969.
He retired in 1987.
His first marriage ended in divorce. He and his second wife, Carol, spent their retirement years in St. Augustine, Fla., and in Belfast, Maine. They were proprietors of the Palmer House Bed and Breakfast in Belfast.
He leaves his wife, Carol, daughter Janet Owen, son Thomas Lentilhon, daughter Sally Lentilhon, stepson Mark Strother, stepdaughter Lynn Balk, a grandson, a nephew and a niece.
There will be a private interment in Hancock, Maine.
Memorial donations may be made to the Florida Hospital Hospice Care of Palm Coast or the Alzheimer’s Association.