David Caird Robertson, 90, passed away on April 20, 2014. He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Dolores Dionne Robertson; his parents David and Jean Robertson; his brother Jack Robertson; and his sister Mary Catherine Roseman. He is survived by his sister Jean Robertson Croes of Spartenburg, S.C.
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Caird's great joy was his family. He leaves three children: Pamela (Robert) Grove of Pleasanton, CA; Deborah (Ken) Mitchell of Milford, CT; and David (Donna) Robertson of Westerly, R.I. He also leaves four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Caird was a U.S. Navy veteran. He joined G. E. Wheeler in 1951 and after two years joined Electric Boat, where he worked as an electrician for 29 years. A member of the Westerly Yacht Club for over 70 years, he was also an avid sailor and loved hunting and fishing.
Visiting hours are omitted. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday, April 23, at 10 a.m., in Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow at River Bend Cemetery, Westerly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (www.hcri.org) in Caird's memory. For online condolences, please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St.
Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from Apr. 22 to May 17, 2014