Born: March 10, 1918

Died: April 15, 1989

Married: Jacque Alexander

Children: Mrs. Wayne (Vernan) Blair, Raymond Workman

Robert L. Workman was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Fredrick and Verna (Chetney) Workman.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 17, 1989

Brighton supervisor dies

SARANAC LAKE — Dr. Robert L. Workman of Rainbow Lake, supervisor of the Town of Brighton and a former Saranac Lake school superintendent, died Saturday, April 15, at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake. He was 71.

Workman was completing his second term as town supervisor at the time of his death, having first been elected in 1985. He had come back to the area to live in Rainbow Lake in 1984, after serving 20 years with the Civil Rights Unit of the U.S. Department of Education.

He had a lifelong involvement in education. He was a superintendent of .schools for many years, including four years as schools chief in Saranac Lake in the late 1950s and early '60s, when the local schools were centralized.

He was born in Oswego on March 10, 1918, the son of Fredrick and Verna (Chetney) Workman. He graduated from Hobart and Mount Herman Colleges and received his doctorate from New York University.

He was a member of the Saranac Lake Rotary Club and Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a commissioned officer with the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving at Annapolis and in the South Pacific.

Survivors include his wife, the former Jacque Alexander of Rainbow Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Vernan) Blair of Coatesville, Pa., and four grandchildren. A son, Raymond, died in 1984.

Calling hours will take place from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Keough and Son Funeral Home in Saranac Lake.

Funeral services will be said at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake, with the Rev. Fredrick H. Dennis, rector, officiating. Cremation will follow.

Donation's in Dr. Workman's memory may be made to the Paul Smiths-Gabriels Fire and Rescue Service in care of the funeral home.