WEST HATFIELD – Robert Bruce Donaldson, 77, of West Street, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.
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Born Jan. 29, 1936, in Springfield, Bob was the son of the late John and Thelma (Robertson) Donaldson.
He graduated from West Springfield High School and attended both Greenfield Community College and the University of Colorado.
In the past, Bob worked as a civil engineer, a dispatcher for the University of Massachusetts Public Safety and as director of emergency management for the town of Hatfield.
He loved people, and for many years organized the Hatfield Memorial Day Parade. Bob also enjoyed playing Santa at different occasions for the children.
Bob leaves his wife of 33 years, Ursula Donaldson of West Hatfield; a daughter Tracy Schneider of Colorado; a sister Patricia Tarrant of South Dakota; two step-daughters, Martylee Caramante of East Longmeadow and Tracey Clough of Northfield; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held April 20, at 2 p.m. at the Hatfield Congregational Church.
Pease and Gay Funeral Service of Northampton has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Northampton, MA 01060
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 22, 2013