Born on Sept. 12, 1935, in Mt. Vernon, Mr. Chittenden was the son of Robert L. Chittenden, Jr. and Dorothea Peters Chittenden. He married his beloved Joyce in 1957. Mrs. Chittenden predeceased him on May 27, 2010.
After graduating from Edison High School in Mt. Vernon, class of 1954, he went on to join the security force at the United Nations, where he had a very distinguished 30-year career. His career included serving as captain, union president and traveling the world protecting and serving members of the United Nations Security Council.
Mr. Chittenden also served as the chief of the Rye City Police Marine Unit for 20 years and was a longtime active and proud member of the City of Rye Auxiliary Police Department. He served as the chief for 20 years.
In his later years, while living in Virginia, Mr. Chittenden served as auxiliary deputy sheriff of Fluvanna County, Va.
Mr. Chittenden was an honorary member of the Rye Fire Department. He also had a very special relationship and friendships with the members of the Rye professional firefighters.
During his very distinguished career, Mr. Chittenden received many awards for community service, volunteerism, lifesaving and heroic duties for going above and beyond the call of duty.
He left an indelible mark on the town he loved and will be fondly remembered by his family, many friends, colleagues and the numerous people
Surviving Mr. Chittenden are his three sons: Robert L., IV and wife Sandra, Timothy and wife Lucille, Tod and wife Megan; and one daughter Amy Helfrich and husband William. Also surviving are his eleven grandchildren who all adored their Pop: Christina, TJ, Hayley, Ali, Chelsea, Jillian, Jenna, Sloan, Amanda, Maryann and Alexandria. He is also survived by his sister Dolly Farish and was predeceased by his brother Richard. (Submitted)