Robin P. Killoran

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Robin Peter Killoran passed away after a sudden illness on October 19, 2013 in Melbourne; FL. Born on June 12, 1941 in Lynn, MA, Robin attended St. John's Prep in Danvers, graduating from Newman Prep in Boston in 1958. For four years he served in the Air Force on a SAC Base in Upper Peninsula, Michigan, and then attended Boston University to study film making. He started his career as an industrial film maker for Honeywell, moving into teaching at Immaculate Conception in Revere, MA. His naturally jovial personality, propensity for talk, and genuine interest in others led to a very successful career in sales. During the late 1970s through the 1990s, he was one of the top producers in the semiconductor and high-tech industries, working for such companies as Welder's Supply, Tylan Industries, and Millipore Corporation. In the mid-1990s, he began consulting in marketing and sales training, finally joining Electro-Lite Corporation as the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He spent the majority of his life living in the N. Shore area of Massachusetts as well as his home in Kent, CT. He had just retired to his dream home on the beach in Florida a week before his death. Robin spent his early years in Mexico with his mother, Margaret, while his father, prominent orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Killoran, served in WWII. From this early age, Robin shared his mother's natural curiosity and love of travel. He and his family travelled extensively throughout post-WWII Europe, the Caribbean (including Cuba), Mexico, as well as the states. His father nurtured his love of the ocean and fishing, which he continued throughout his life. An avid sailor and boatman, he was always drawn to the sea and the adventures it washed his way. A poet at heart, Robin had a nostalgic and trusting nature. These virtues made him a caring person with deep-felt emotions as well as being an excellent writer despite being an undiagnosed dyslexic. Having a creative and magical mind, he told wondrous stories to children of all ages, felt life fully, and had recently become an author and blogger, relating personal and eye-opening introspectives about aging and retirement. Robin's humor, eye-twinkling mischief, and joie de vivre will be greatly missed, but live on in his family and friends. He leaves behind his wife, Catherine M. Killoran of Melbourne, his daughter Margo Killoran of Hamilton, MA and her husband David Southwick as well as their children Robin, Sophie and Ciara. He was predeceased by his brothers Paul and Daniel and is survived by his brother Sean. Others left behind include best friends Donald Broderick of Topsfield, MA, David Marcus of Amesbury, MA, George Gentuso of Hampton, NH, and Steve Mann of Waverley, NY. A celebration of Robin's life will be held on December 29, 2013, at 2:00 PM at the Hamilton-Wenham Community House in Hamilton, MA. Anyone who knew Robin will know that he had great expectations for his departure festivities. He would welcome anyone whose life he touched, or who touched his. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Landmark School, PO Box 227, Prides Crossing, MA 01965, Attn: Lisa Robinson.

Published in The Amesbury News from Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, 2013
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