Peter Balen Redfield of Buckeye, AZ passed away quietly in his sleep on April 24, 2022 at the age of 86 from a long battle with cancer.
Pete was born in New York on February 22, 1936. He attended the Dalton School in Manhattan and graduated from the Storm King School in 1955. Pete attended New York University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Commerce in 1964. Pete also spent some time in the USAR, Ready Reserve from 1959-1961. He was Honorably Discharged from Army Standby Reserve on February 7, 1961.
He met his wife to be, Patricia McCormack in ’58 while working at U. S. Trust. They got engaged and married a few years later at the Church of St. Raymond, Bronx, NY, on August 12, 1961. Their romance lasted 59 years and were blessed with three wonderful children and six grandchildren, and three greats.
Most of Pete’s professional career was in the finance industry. These included U. S. Trust, Lionel D. Edie & Company, and Mead’s of Greenwich Business Owner. He dabbled in the Travel Industry setting up Large Corporate Events/Meetings, and finally after a Buckeye Police Volunteer job, with his handle, “Victor 109”, he happily retired.
Pete and Pat lived a beautiful life and enjoyed traveling together throughout their later years of marriage. These adventures covered the globe and almost always included golf. Hawaii was their favorite. He was a music lover who cherished the sounds of vinyl records of his favorite bands: Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass. He played drums in a jazz band for many years after college. Pete was never classically trained to play piano but was able to “play by ear” anything he heard without sheet music.
Pete was a member at the Milbrook Club in Greenwich, CT where he would spend countless hours practicing and playing golf. He loved playing in competitive tournaments and was a former Milbrook Club Champion. Pete was also a member of Wyantenuck Country Club in Great Barrington, MA. His favorite tournament was the Invitational which he played every year. After retiring in 2006, Pete & Pat packed up their east coast lives and moved west to Arizona. Pat began a new career in Real Estate and Pete continued to hone his golf skills all year round at the Verrado Golf Club, without the interruption of the northeast winters. He found a great group of friends and fellow golfers at Verrado Golf Club called “The Old Dogs”. They played golf and wagered every week. He was a single digit handicap for most of his life and was a great putter.
Pete was predeceased by his father, Robert Latimer Jr. and mother, Elisabeth McKernon as well as his wife Patricia. He is survived by his son Robert (Suzanne); his daughters Holly Nott (Mike) and Tracy Russo (Jim); his six grandchildren Kelly Hallett, Erin Gallo, Patrick McGinty, James Russo, Andrew Russo and Isabelle Redfield; his three great grandchildren, Addison Gallo, Lincoln McGinty and Marley Hallett.
Above all, Pete will be remembered for his bright smile, friendly nature, love of telling jokes and devotion and love of family. Pete answered Pat’s prayer and became a follower of Christ later in life. He was baptized December 5th 2021, at the age of 86. He looked at the congregation and said with his arms open wide, “better late than never!”
A “Celebration of Life & Old Dogs Golf tournament” will be held on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 3:00 PM at the Verrado Golf Club in Buckeye, AZ. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Pete’s honor to Storm King School, 314 Mountain Rd., Cornwall on Hudson NY 12520/ https://1321.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Dr. Judith Bennett
September 7, 1934-February 26, 2022
The Reverend Dr. Judith Bennett, 87, of Shelton CT passed into the nearer presence of God on February 26th, 2022. She was born September 7, 1934, in Portland, OR.
In 1953 she married David W. Bennett and they moved to the east coast. She received a B.A from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY, while working as a news editor, reporter and photographer for The Cornwall Local and raising her four children. During her years in Cornwall, NY, she founded the Wesleyan Dancer, a liturgical dance ensemble. They performed in churches throughout the Hudson Valley. She taught modern dance at The Storm King School. Judy gelt called to ministry and attended Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ, receiving her Master of Divinity in 1977. She returned to Drew and earned a Doctorate in Sociology of Religion. Rev. Bennett held pastoral assignments at several churches in the NY Conference of the United Methodist Church. From 1990 until 2000, she worked for the Virginia Council of Churches in Richmond, VA, and served as Executive Director of The Ecumenical Resource Center. In 2001, Rev. Dr. Bennett joined the faculty at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Her "passion for the life-giving, life-renewing nature of the gospel" led her to work with organizations that called attention to issues affecting women and children.
Judy is survived by her four children - Stephen. John, Joanna, and Jim, their spouses, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and her beloved car, Louie.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on April 29 at Good Sheperd United Methodist Church in Richmond, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor at The Resource Center, resourcingchurches.com, or you local SPCA.
Obituary of Balazs Szabo
After a courageous battle with cancer, it is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of Hungarian artist, Balazs Szabo, on January 5, 2022.
Born on February 10, 1943, in Budapest, Hungary, Balazs lived a life that was as colorful as his artist palette drenched with vivid and intense colors. The stories he shared about escaping Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 caused loud gasps of disbelief among his listeners. Learning about his travels in a way that only he, as an artist who noticed every minute detail of his surroundings, could bring life to, made for long evenings of colorful conversation. We lovingly referred to him as “the encyclopedia of useless knowledge” because there was never a subject that came up in which he didn’t enlighten his guests with some “tid bit” of crazy, useless information.
Balazs was a revolutionary artist, no label fit him perfectly, as his influences were drawn from diverse movements. He always said, “I don’t have a particular style.” His brushstrokes met his canvas like magic with no intention other than to put his own understanding of the subject matter to life. Balazs painted with passion...he lived his life with passion and he will be missed. His life did not end with his last breath as his story and the art he blessed this world with will live on forever.
Balazs is preceded in death by his father, Sandor Szabo, his mother, Jadda Jalsovszky, his stepmother, Barczy Kato, and his son, Sandor Szabo. He is survived by his son, Dominik Szabo, his brother and sister-in-law, Barna and Colleen Szabo and nephews Tait and Ashton Szabo.
A service will be held on Saturday January 15th at 10 AM at the Walker's Funeral home in Hillsborough NC and will also be lived-streamed at Szabo Livestream Service - YouTube
Peter Carleton Wicker
Goshen,, New York
Peter Carleton Wicker,72, of Goshen, New York, passed away on November 6, 2021 at his home. Peter was born in 1949 in Poughkeepsie, New York, he was the son of the late Carleton F. and Catherine E. Wicker.
Peter was a graduate of the New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on the-Hudson, NY, Class of 1967 and Norwich University, Class of 1971 Northfield, Vermont. Peter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. While at Norwich University Peter played four years of Varsity Lacrosse. He was an All-American, Second Team. He competed three years in Varsity Hockey resulting in being drafted by the New York Islanders NHL. He played ten years of Minor League Hockey-NEHL, and for eight years was captain.
Peter was a NY State certified teacher for grades 7-12 in English and History. He completed 27 years of service at the New York Military Academy as a teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Director of Admissions, and Deputy Superintendent. His dedication to the Academy earned him the Meritorious Service Award. In 1997 Peter became the Associate Head of School and Director of Admissions at The Storm King School, Cornwall-on-the Hudson, NY.
Peter was a member of The National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Norwich University Partridge Society.
After a career in education spanning 32 years, Peter was employed by Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays as the General Operations Manager. In 2016 Peter became an independent Sporting Clays Instructor.
Peter was a loyal friend, fun loving and caring. He was always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Peter's survivors include Maureen, the love of his life of 33 years, his sons Kenneth of Goshen, NY, Peter of New Windsor, NY, Christopher of Viera, FL, and Maureen's children, Thomas of Gambrills, MD, and Rosemary of Naples, FL, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation occurred on November 9, 2021, at Oxford Hills Crematory, Inc. Chester, NY.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 11:00 am, at St James Episcopal Church, 1 St. James Place, Goshen, NY. The Reverend M. Carl Lunden will officiate. Masks are required for attendance during the Funeral Mass.
Memorial Contributions shall be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburg, NY 12550, and to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.
Funeral arrangements and cremation care have been entrusted to Thomas & Brendan Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc
Mr. Smith attended SKS for a post-graduate year and, while here, he played soccer, football, basketball and baseball. He was also a member of the Cum Laude Society and upon graduation was the recipient of the honor of The Headmaster’s Cup. Some sixty years after graduation he wrote “I still think about my days at Storm King……”
Eric H. Smith, 92, husband of Jean Wade Smith of 46 Argilla Road in Ipswich, died on Saturday November 20, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Eric passed away at the Ledgewood Rehabilitation Center in Beverly following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to Ledgewood, he had lived at the Residence Riverbend in Ipswich for four years.
Eric was born in Newburgh, N.Y., on May 21, 1929, the son of the late Ernest and Nellie (Nunn) Smith. He was raised in Cornwall, N.Y., where he was a 1946 graduate of Cornwall High school and a 1947 graduate of the Storm King School. He graduated from Union College in 1951 with a B.A. in economics. He was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.
While at Union, Eric was very involved in sports and was instrumental in making soccer a varsity sport there. He helped form their soccer team and served as its captain in its second year. He went on to play semi-professional soccer in both Schenectady and San Jose.
Eric and Jean were married in 1951 and lived in Schenectady, N.Y., San Jose, Calif., and Westport, Conn., before retiring to Hilton Head Island, S.C. He worked his entire career in public relations for General Electric, retiring in 1988.
Eric was a gifted athlete and enjoyed various sports throughout his lifetime. He umpired Little League baseball and coached youth soccer. Eric took up tennis in his 50s and played several times a week while he was a member of the Sea Pines Country Club. In retirement, he participated in the South Carolina Senior Olympics and won several medals in swimming, tennis, and softball. He enjoyed playing bridge and loved music, especially Frank Sinatra. He summered for over 40 years in his lakefront home in upstate New York. As his Alzheimer’s Disease progressed, music became the way to engage him. He enjoyed attending concerts at Riverbend, often sitting in the front row and joining along in singing all the songs.
In addition to his loving wife 0f 70 years, Jean, he is survived by his son, Bruce Smith, of Bethel, Conn., and his daughters, Nancy Nevius of Springfield, Ohio, and Jodi Smith of Ipswich. He had three grandchildren: Erin Nemec of Chicago, Scott Nevius of Cincinnati, and Stephen Nevius of Mason, Ohio; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and his brother, Lawrence, of Bloomfield, Conn. Eric was the brother of the late Winifred Mazzarelli.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Kevin O'Brien at the SKS Reunion 2015 when captains Chris Fagan '00 and Jemar Bryant '00 and the 2000 Basketball Team, were inducted into the SKS Sports Hall of Fame.
Kevin O’Brien of Highland Falls, NY was born in Spring Valley, NY on March 27, 1963. He passed away on September 11, 2021 after a long and valiant battle with Huntington’s Disease, never giving in or even acknowledging it. No matter how great the challenge he continued to be positive. Until the very end, whenever he was asked how he was doing , his response was, “I’m doing great”.
Kevin truly loved sports and coaching. In Highland Falls he coached youth teams in basketball, softball, baseball and soccer. He also coached basketball at Storm King Prep from 1999-2007. He was a huge fan of Army athletics, the Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Giants and St. John’s. Most of all Kevin loved Pearl River and his Pirates. He would regularly be seen on the fields and in the gym rooting for his Pirates and meeting friends. He was a long time and popular sports official, umpiring softball and refereeing basketball. He was an outstanding athlete and enjoyed playing well into adulthood. He loved sports, music, hiking, biking but most of all his children Angela and Joseph on whom the sun rose and set.
Although Kevin lived in Highland Falls, he truly never left Pearl River. He loved the town and never missed a weekend or and event, meeting his many friends, having a beer and listening to music at the Gentle Giant.
Kevin is predeceased by his mother, Norma Rossano. In addition to his children, he is survived by his father Tom, stepmother Sandy, brother Tom (Brenda), sisters Jean Talman and Christine O’Brien, Uncle Bill and Aunt Judy, Aunt Maria, his former wife and loving friend Ganeene, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
The family takes solace from the wonderful support and kindness Kevin received from so many during his long battle. In particular, they are grateful to Bill Madden who is the epitome of a true friend and Kevin Houston and Mike Bade for their thoughtfulness and countess acts of support of Kevin and family. The family is also grateful to the staff at the Huntington’s Unit at The Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Joe Raso Hospice Residence.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to one of the following charities, Huntington’s Disease Society, 505 Eighth Ave, Suite 902,NY, NY 10018; Team KJ. (Fight HD) PO Box 1222, Pearl River, NY 10965, or The Dan Sullivan Foundation, 12 Lombardi Road, Pearl River, NY 10965.
Travis Lee Smyczynski, Class of 2008, passed away on July 31, 2021.
"This handsome young man was our Nephew, Son, Brother, Grandson, Uncle & Cousin . On May 29th, Travis had a debilitating stroke that he never recovered from. On Saturday July 31st, he went to his Eternal home. Rest in Peace, Travis"
“Travis was the person who would listen to you with a full heart. He had an ever present smile and kindness that was given to anyone in need. A performer, he would sing, tell jokes, hug you tightly, or do whatever necessary to get you to smile or chuckle a little. Travis could also comfort you by showing you the perfect Buffy episode. He’d be the first to offer a hand and clean up the space he’d share with you. When he was in the room, he was pure sunshine with sass. He loved so hard and so purely. It’s a spectacular thing to know that he was beloved around the world. He would be happy and humbled to know that he made an impact on every soul he encountered. A son of the world. A friend to all. A performer. A sunbeam in human form. He will be a light that lit the world.”
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Edward Butler Blanc, Jr., 72, of Stevens Street in Charlestown, NH, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 22, 2014 at a family cottage in Biddeford, Maine.
At the Storm King School, Ed was the moving force in starting the six or eight man football team in the late 1950's-early 1960's, with coaches Huntington and Babcock.
Ed was born in Knoxville, TN, on March 15, 1942, the son of Edward Butler and Marjory Judith (Atkinson) Blanc.
Ed was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served from 1962-1967. He was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines as an M-60 machine gunner. In November, 1963, he deployed to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, and joined the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force G-2-3. As part of the 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division he deployed to Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Okinawa for training. He fought in the Tonkin Gulf Crisis in August of 1964 and later fought in Danang, Vietnam, on August 5th, 1965, attached to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. His second tour of active duty ended in 1966.
He retired after 40 years from Lovejoy Tool Company in Springfield, VT.
Ed was a 42-year active member of the Charlestown Fire Department, having served as a firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain and Fire Chief. He also served as the Fire Warden for the past 14 years.
In the 1970s-80s he was a member of the Charlestown Ambulance and had served as their director for many years. In the mid 80s, Ed served as a police officer for a few years. Ed dedicated his life to helping others and making his country and community a better place.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather with a big heart and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family.
The family includes his wife, Alice Helen (Phillips) Blanc whom he married on March 2, 1968; two sons, Timothy Blanc and his wife, Anna of Walpole and Mathew Blanc and his wife Deborah of Charlestown; three grandchildren, Samantha Blanc, Jaxson Blanc and Pia Blanc. Alice Blanc retired in 2008 after teaching for many years in the Springfield, VT, school system.
George Leighton Tholken, Jr. 17 July 1939 - 5 July 2021 Sarasota, FL George L Tholken, Jr. passed peacefully from this life on earth to his eternal home in heaven on July 5, 2021 in Dunlap, TN at the home of his son, Gregory.
George was born in Cornwall-on Hudson, NY on July 17, 1939 to George L. Tholken, Sr. and Sarah “Sally” Elizabeth Lamont Tholken. He grew up in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY where he was a day student at The Storm King School, class of 1957, and played soccer, hockey and baseball.
Following graduation, George received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego where he met the love of his life, Martha Sue Letts. George enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in 1963, and went on to complete Officer Candidate School (OCS). George received the National Defense Service Medal, and was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Commander in 1967. He married M. Sue Letts on December 28, 1963, and they were married for 56 years. He owned Hillside Service Center in Danbury, CT for fifteen years. They moved to Sarasota, Florida where he worked as an Air Conditioner technician for 20 years before his retirement in 2002. George and Sue traveled the country, visiting National Parks and other points of interest along the way, with their grandchildren during the summer months for about 20 years following their retirement.
Survivors include his son, Gregory (Rebecca) Tholken of Dunlap, TN; and daughter, Pamela Tholken of Sarasota, FL; his four grandchildren: William (Meghan) Tholken, Noelle (Brett) Steele, Garrett (Savana) Tholken, and Jenifer Tholken; his four great-grandchildren: Jaylin and Eli Steele; Edward and Ellery Tholken. George was predeceased by his parents, and his wife Martha Sue Letts Tholken. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist in Chattanooga, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church they dearly loved, First Congregational church of Otis, 46 N. Main Road, P.O. Box 392, Otis, MA 01253; or the Gideon’s International, Sequatchie Valley Camp, P.O. Box 1405, Dunlap, TN 37327-1405
SCOTT E. HUNT
January 30, 1946 – May 27, 2021
Scott Hunt taught at SKS from 2014 until 2021, serving as Chairman of the Math Department.
Born in Susanville, California in 1946, Scott Edwin Hunt was the younger of two children of Roy and Myra Hunt; sister Claudia. Scott spent his childhood in the Sierra Nevada mountains near his grandparents’ cattle ranch. Surrounded by majestic mountains and panoramic vistas, Scott fell in love with Mother Nature and all of her grandeur. His years on the ranch would be forever ingrained in his soul and he would often tell ranch tales and speak of its beauty.
Scott’s parents instilled in him a strong work ethic for academics, work, and sports.
He inherited his father’s love of baseball, which he played throughout college, and his mother’s love of family, which instilled in him the credo that he passed on throughout his days: “love of family is the essence of life.”
Scott’s family ended up in Arcata, California, where he would spend his teenage years and graduate from Arcata High School. He spent a year at the South Dakota School of Mines, transferred to Humboldt State, and the following year enrolled in the University of California Davis where he enlisted in ROTC and continued to play baseball. After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Scott reported to Fort Lewis ready to serve his country, only to be honorably discharged due to an injury.
Fresh out of college, Scott was hired by General Electric as an Application Engineer. The company eventually sent him from Long Beach, California, to Phoenix, Arizona, to Schenectady, New York; the latter of which led him on an epic cross-country road trip that culminated in a Northeast blizzard.
Scott joined a rugby team once he settled in New York. It was at a rugby party in 1970 where he spotted Carole Clark from across the room. Scott and Carole began dating and, due to Scott’s love of history, their first date was at Saratoga Battlefield. They married on August 18th, 1973 in Lake George, New York, amid the natural beauty of the Adirondacks.
In 1978, Scott and Carole moved their family to Cornwall-on-Hudson where they would spend the next 43 years. Four children soon followed. Scott was the ultimate provider and family man. He was a beloved coach of youth teams that he coached for 20 years, becoming an inspirational mentor among the youth in his community.
Scott received his Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and continued his career in engineering for 30 years. From St. Regis Paper Company to Champion International, Scott held several engineering management positions in the Process Control Department. He was later promoted to Director of Manufacturing Control Systems at the corporate headquarters in Stamford, CT where he helped develop major process control projects and often traveled to industry-wide conferences presenting his findings.
After retirement, Scott was inspired to teach AP level math classes at Storm King School. He continued his love of sports there by coaching both the boys and girls soccer teams. Scott loved teaching and coaching so much, he remained there for 12 years.
As Scott’s children grew older, he enjoyed traveling around the country to visit them in Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington State. Five grandchildren arrived within three years’ time and Scott reveled in their playfulness. Many of Scott’s passions were often surrounded by nature and sport. He loved fly-fishing, hiking, being out in his rowing shell on Lake George, and attending professional baseball and hockey games with his kids.
Nothing was dearer to Scott than his family. He is survived by his wife Carole of almost 48 years and their children Kevin (wife Ann), Lanie (husband Russ), Kyle (wife Ashley), Darren, and five grandchildren: Tessa, Braydon, Molly, Hudson, and Caleb. As the patriarch, he enjoyed family gatherings and especially sharing laughs. His family will miss him dearly and will cherish his legacy always.
Visitation Hours will be held on Friday, June 4th from 4 pm-6 pm at the Quigley Sullivan Funeral Home, 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 5th at 1 pm at the Cornwall United Methodist Church, 198 Main Street, Cornwall, NY.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Scott Hunt may be given to Gateway Mountain Center (sierraexperience.org), Lake George Association (lakegeorgeassociation.org) or Hudson Highlands Nature Museum (hhnm.org)
Howarth, B Roberts “Rob”, 77, passed away on February 21, 2021, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Rob was a loving husband, father and grandfather whose energy and passion were evident in every aspect of his life. Rob grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from Christchurch School and Randolph-Macon College.
Rob initially started teaching prep school and was an English teacher and basketball coach at Storm King, where his 1973 team won the prep league championship. One of his basketball players said the following about Rob: “Coach had one of the most moving and memorable meetings before that championship game. In 1973 we had had a “so-so” season after a great 1972 team. Before that game, Rob called out the strengths of every player in the room and told us he loved us no matter what happened in that game. We went out a tore up the finals. He did a great job with us.”
After teaching, Rob returned to Virginia and began a career in sales that would continue through most of his life. He was the manager of Wilson Jewelers and owner of B Roberts Jewelers in Harrisonburg and was an American Gem Society member and an active participant in the Rotary Club and Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Rob had other sales jobs, but jewelry was always his passion. He eventually retired to Myrtle Beach, SC and enjoyed photography and finding treasures on the beach. He relocated to Texas to be closer to family a few years ago.
Rob is survived by his sister, Meade Williams, of Richmond, VA; his children, David, and his wife, Meredith, of Dallas, TX; Bobby, and his wife, Carrie, of Monument, CO; and Sara, and her husband, Jason Wade, of Kingston, TN; and his grandchildren Sydnee Kurfehs, Jayven, Braylen, Channing, Morgan, Bennet and Harrison Howarth, and Kendall and Dylan Wade.
Robert James Vanderbeck, Jr, SKS Class of 1970, 70 years old, of Nashua NH, lost his courageous but difficult battle with cancer on March 28th, surrounded by the love of his wife and children who were by his side.
Bob was born on February 6, 1951 to Robert and Helen Vanderbeck in Glen Ridge, NJ. After Bob graduated from Storm King School, where he earned the nickname “Weaver “, because of his athletic prowess, he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Nichols College.
After graduation, he spent a few years skiing and bartending in Stowe, Vermont. It was during this time that he met his future wife, Sue Haberman. Bob and Sue married in 1980 and were blessed with two amazing children, Quinn, and Kimberly.
The family settled in Nashua, NH and Bob established himself in the auto industry. He worked at several dealerships over the years, but ultimately Bob was passionate about Mini Coopers. He spent the last ten years of his career as a salesman at Mini of Bedford, where he will be missed.
Bob didn’t make it to retirement, but would have loved to have spent much of his time on the ocean, fishing.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Helen, in laws Robert and Sylvia Haberman, and brothers -in-law Frank Balotti and Michael Taylor. In addition to his wife Sue, and children Quinn and Kim, he is survived by his sisters Marcia Balotti, and Joan Taylor, his beloved Maine Coon cat, Nim, as well as his sister-in-law , Wendy Haberman, and nieces and nephews who he loves.
Services will be announced at a later date, when friends and family are able to gather safely and celebrate Bob’s life. In lieu of flowers, please c