ELKINS – Robert (Bob) G. MacMichael passed away at his home Tuesday, April 29, 2014, surrounded by his family which meant so much to him. Bob was born on Nov. 17, 1925, in Concord, to John and Esther (Coburn) MacMichael. Bob has lived in New London/Elkins since the 1st grade.
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Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during World War II in the Pacific Theatre at Guadalcanal and Okinawa. Bob owned and operated his painting and window company in Elkins, Bob's Shop, for over 50 years. He loved his work and worked diligently in it until physically unable to continue in 2012. He continued to manage the business until his final days and was very proud to have worked independently for as long as he had. In his earlier years Bob had also worked at Twin Lake Villa in Springfield, for Joy Manufacturing in Claremont and for the Cleveland family in New London during the 1960's.
Bob and Janet were presented the Third of a Century Award in 1996 for their community support and involvement. Bob is twice Past Commander and 55 year member of the American Legion Post #40. He is past Noble Grand and 60 year member of Heidelberg Lodge #92 IOOF and 50+ year member of the New London Service Organization. He is also a longtime member of the Elkins Chapel Society, the Elkins Bandstand Committee, The First Baptist Church of New London and New London Boys Club. In 1988 he received the Beall Award from the Boys Club for his dedication to family and community. Bob had also served the Town of New London as Selectman for 9 years, Ballot Clerk and Forest Fire Warden.
He was predeceased by a son, R. David "Bobby" MacMichael, in 1994.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Janet (Lull) MacMichael; a son, Douglas of New London; a daughter, Shannon (MacMichael) MacLeod and her husband, Philip of Elkins; six grandchildren, Melissa, Scott, Josh, Blake, Taylor and Lyndsey; and six great-grandchildren, Payton, Skylar, Levi, MacKenzie, Madelyn and Conor.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at The First Baptist Church, 461 Main St., New London with the Rev. Dr. Allen Koop, pastor of the Elkins Chapel, officiating.
Burial with military honors and services conducted by Heidelberg Lodge #92 IOOF will follow at 2 p.m. at the Elkins Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH 03257 or the Scytheville/Elkins Sesquicentennial Committee for care of the Elkins Bandstand, c/o Fred Pryor, PO Box 132, Elkins, NH 03233.
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Published in The Concord Monitor on May 1, 2014