ROCHESTER —<B> </B>Robert A. Sulesky, 68, of Rochester, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2012, in Cane Bay, St. Croix.
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He was with his wife Jeanne celebrating their 40th anniversary. Born on March 18, 1943, in Haverhill, Mass. the son of Carl and Evelyn (Thibodeau) Sulesky, and graduated from Haverhill High School in 1962. He retired from Polaroid Corporation in 1985 holding 2 film patents. Bob and Jeanne owned Robert's Foodmart in North Conway, for 10 years. Bob worked for several years at Wal-Mart in Southern N.H. as a department Manager. An avid ski racer and professional ski instructor, Bob taught at several ski resorts. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf especially with his two boys. A past president of the Georgetown, Mass. Jaycees, Bob introduced Junior Champ Day to the community. While living in North Conway, Bob was a driving force in the creation of the Mt. Washington Valley Soccer Association. Bob, a proud Native American spent countless hours teaching and mentoring Native ways. As Chief of the Southern NH Metis Nation and the Canadian Bands, he was appointed to the NH Native American Council by Governor John Lynch.
Bob was predeceased by his mother, Evelyn (Thibodeau) Mooers.
He is survived by his father, Carl Sulesky; his wife, Jeanne (Blanchette) Sulesky; son, Brian Sulesky and fiancee Stacey Hall; son, Christopher Sulesky and wife Amanda and their children, George, Isabella and Gavin; brother, Donald Sulesky and wife Marge; sister, Carlene Filomeno and husband Rocco; stepsister, Patricia Gablosky; as well as several in-laws; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews and cousins also survive him.
Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway in Haverhill, Mass. His funeral will begin on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with a mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at All Saints Parish in Haverhill, Mass. Cremation will follow and interment will take place at a later date, at the convenience of the family.
In-lieu of flowers, donations are requested to and checks made be payable to: Native American Toy Fund P.O. Box 111 Candia, N.H. 03034.
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Published in Fosters from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2012