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Dr. Robert Fletcher


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Dr. Robert G. Fletcher

April 5, 1926-October 19, 2015 LEE Robert Glenn Fletcher grew up in Elgin, Illinois, the son of Glenn Fletcher and Frances Seymour Fletcher. He graduated from Elgin High School where he was awarded the Mathematics Prize. After graduation Robert worked for three years as a draftsman in the Elgrin Watch Factory, saving his money so he could attend the University of Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois for two years, upon which he was accepted at Harvard Medical School. During his four years at Harvard Medical he continued to work as a draftsman and also worked as an assistant at Summit Hospital in Brookline, MA. Dr. Fletcher did his internship at Boston City Hospital in surgery followed by a residency in pathology at Veteran's Hospital in Brighton. His training was interrupted by two years in the Army, after which he was given a residency in pathology at Grace-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He earned his boards in clinical and anatomic pathology and, during his career, was chief pathologist at St. Luke's Hospital, Pittsfield; Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington; Binghamton General Hospital, Binghamton, New York; and Winsted Hospital, Conn At retirement Dr. Fletcher fulfilled his passion for working with his hands. He bought an old house in Lee and single-handedly restored it to glory. Finished with that, he concentrated on wood-working, designing and building elegant furniture influenced by the Shaker tradition. Dr. Fletcher was predeceased by two older brothers, Kenneth and Russell. He is survived by his wife, Steffi Loewenstein Fletcher; a son, Thomas M. Fletcher and wife, Patricia, a son, Jonathan A. Fletcher and wife, Catharyn Tivy; a daughter, Katherine H. Fletcher and husband, Thomas Stokes; and six grandchildren: Laura, Rebecca, Robert, Benjamin, Peter and Jesse; and one granddog, Pepe. Donations in honor of Dr. Fletcher may be made to Fairview Hospital or to the LEP Unit of Kimball Farms, both places where he received loving care. Please address donations c/o The Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St, Lenox, MA 01240.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Oct. 24, 2015
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