Dr. Robert L. Prouty, age 89, died in Mission Hospital on January 3, 2016. He was born in Goodland, Kansas, son of the late Herbert J. and Margaret A. Prouty. He graduated from Baldwin Wallace College (B.S. 1946) and the Ohio State University College of Medicine (M.D. 1949) and had 5 years of post-graduate training at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Prouty served in the U. S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He practiced Internal Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, Anchorage, Alaska, and Norfolk, Connecticut. Upon retirement, Dr. Prouty and his wife Phyllis lived for several interesting years near Viseu, Portugal before moving to Asheville, NC. He was a student of nature, especially birds, enjoyed classical music and, most of all, people. He was a faithful member of Acton United Methodist Church.
He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Prouty, first wife Elizabeth H. Prouty and second wife Phyllis J Prouty. He is survived by daughters Elisabeth Scheele, Barbara Russell and Martha Israeli, their husbands and families, all of the Cleveland area.