Robert Squire, 80, Vero Beach

Robert Squire, 80, died May 27, 2011, at his home.

He was born in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and moved to Vero Beach in 2003, coming from Towson, Md.

He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1952 and received a D.V.M. and Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1956 and 1964, respectively.

He was professor of comparative medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from 1984 to present.

During the 1970s, he led the National Cancer Institute’s efforts to determine which chemicals have the potential to produce cancer.

From 1965 to the present, he was a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Florence T. Squire, of Vero Beach; sons, Jeffrey R. Squire, of Phoenix, Md., and Thomas A. Squire, of Baltimore, Md.; daughter, Jill S. Maynard, of Cockeysville, Md.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Squire.

No services are planned, however a private family gathering will be held.

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