Walter Eagleson (Wally) Robb 3rd of Sherborn, died peacefully June 14 at his home in Sherborn after a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was 92.

Wally lived his life as he played golf — with deliberation, patience and heart. He was a true gentleman on and off the course. And above all, he played by the rules.

When caught in a hazard, he studied the situation, stepped back and developed a plan to reach the green. A five-time club champion at the Essex County Club, he was known as the Sweet Swinger and was a popular partner.

Born in South Orange, N.J., Wally grew up in Weston, and spent his summers in Manchester-by-the-Sea. He joined Essex County Club in 1951 and was proud to become an honorary member late in life.

He attended St. Mark’s School and graduated from Harvard University in 1948. He was a devoted alumnus of both schools, serving as an active and successful class agent and class secretary until his death. He also served as a seaman first class in the U.S. Navy.

He began his career as a banker. He worked at Second Bank of Boston, then spent 25 years at State Street Bank. He left banking for Gladding Corp., where he served as CFO. In 1979 he started his own business, Benchmark Consulting, and advised entrepreneurs until he retired at the age of 85.

He became a mentor for the generation that followed him. His basic goodness, steadiness and honesty became the fulcrum of their own developing characters. He cared deeply about the concerns of others, and kept notes on his conversations with friends and colleagues so he could reference their last discussion. He was determined to stay in touch with old friends and family, making regular weekly calls to his extended circle. A special joy was gathering his large family on Martha’s Vineyard for his annual birthday celebration, where he presided over the table with a toast celebrating each and every person present.

He and his wife Anne Bell Robb owned homes on East Chop and in Chilmark.

He was a longtime trustee of many boards at MFS Investment Management, and he also served on the boards of Citibank Funds and Harbor Sweets. He was also a trustee at St. Mark’s School in Southborough.

In his later years, Wally joined the United States Seniors’ Golf Association and the Bay State Seniors Golf Association. Golf took Wally and Anne on many adventures. Some favorite trips were visits to the iconic links courses of Scotland and Ireland, where Wally played and Anne photographed. On one occasion, his mastery of the game won him an Irish trophy. Playing at a tournament, he bested the members and was awarded a trophy in salute. Wally applied all he learned from the game of golf to life. He was careful, thoughtful and dedicated. As his health began to fail his doctors noted he was the most determined patient they’d ever seen.

In his 90s, at the urging of his artist wife Anne, Wally took up painting as therapy. Together they had a number of exhibits showcasing their combined artwork.

Wally loved a party, and made a point of talking to every person in the room, and as a result was almost always the last to leave a gathering. He was master of the long farewell, and indeed that is how he will be remembered.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Anne Bell Robb; siblings Carol Blount of Lawrenceville, N.J., John Adams of North Andover, and Judy Bartholomay of Vero Beach, Fla.; five children, Walter Robb 4th of Austin, Tex., Dr. Rachel Avery of Cumberland, Me., Peter Robb of Holliston, Lanse Robb of Wenham, and John Robb of Jamaica Plain; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Sam Adams of Manchester.

Interment will be private on Martha’s Vineyard later this summer.

Donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. For online guestbook, Arrangements are under the care of George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home in Wellesley.