Bob Beallor, 79, formerly of New Milford, died June 6, 2010, at his daughter's home in Atlanta. He was surrounded by family. He was the husband of Phyllis Beallor for nearly 57 years.

Mr. Beallor was born May 15, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the second child of Fanny and Irving Beallor. He grew up with an older brother, Jerry, and was doted on by his two aunts.

Mr. Beallor was known as a gentle, kind, funny and a special person who left a lasting impact on his many friends and colleagues.

A true nature lover, he was happiest outdoors.

Mr. Beallor was a member of various hiking clubs and a fixture on Acadia National Park mountain trails, where he could be found leading hikes, guiding strangers and providing inside tips, prompting his daughters to often exclaim, "Bob's Acadia!"

He was a successful businessman and highly respected by his clients and colleagues.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Beallor is survived by two daughters, Susan, and her husband, Stuart Snyder, and June Beallor, and her husband, Jack Dragon; two grandchildren, Sara, and Madison Snyder; a brother, Jerry; a nephew, Marc; two nieces, Wendy and Fran; and many cousins.

A private burial service was held June 14 in Maine. A public memorial service will be held in New York City in the fall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Acadia by visiting www.friendsofacadia.org.