Vero Beach, Fla. - Robert West Feagles, 92, died Dec. 25, 2012, at The Place in Vero Beach, Fla.
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Robert was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1920, and lived in West Hartford and Fishers Island, N.Y., before moving to Vero Beach with his wife, Anita, in 1992.
He received a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech before joining the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in the China Burma India theatre and returned home as a captain partially paralyzed from polio. The effects of which were lifelong, but he refused to allow it to limit himself as a lifelong runner and outdoor sportsman.
Robert earned a graduate degree in international business and worked for First National City Bank for 25 years, retiring as head of Domestic and Overseas Personnel. Following, he retired from the Travelers Insurance Co., in Hartford, after 10 years as head of personnel. During his tenure at First National City, he and his wife, Anita, traveled the world, and after retiring, they continued to travel extensively together.
An avid golfer, Robert was a member of Bent Pine Golf Club of Vero Beach and Fishers Island Country Club, where he and Anita kept a home for over 50 years. He was a member of the Treasure Coast Hunting Club, where he enjoyed quail hunting with his sons and many friends. He also dedicated time as a volunteer ambulance driver and was a Guardian Ad Litem in Vero Beach for many years.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Anita Marie (MacRae) Feagles and daughter, Wendy Lee Harwood of New Britain.
He leaves behind two sons, Patrick MacRae of Vero Beach, Cuyler MacRae Feagles of Freeport, Maine; a daughter, Priscilla Jane Hammond of Lyme; a sister, Beth Day Romulo of Manila, the Philippines; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff of The Place, particularly on the west wing for their compassionate care for Robert, as well as the VNA Hospice staff for their dedication and consideration. The family also wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Dennis Saver, who cared for Bob and Anita for 20 years and was always there for them both. Additionally, the family thanks Attorney John Moore and staff, whose insightful counsel has been a great source of comfort to the family.
No services are scheduled at this time.
An online guestbook is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on Dec. 29, 2012