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Robert Llewellyn


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Robert Llewellyn Obituary
Robert E. Llewellyn 89, of Bellingham, died peacefully, at his home, with family at his side, Monday April 25, 2016 of natural causes. He was the beloved husband of Patricia E. Pat (Ryan) Llewellyn. Born August 23, 1926 in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania a son of the late Edward H. and Mary (Ritz) Llewellyn, he was a former resident of New Jersey and Kentucky before moving to Bellingham 40 years ago. He was raised and educated in both New York and Pennsylvania and received his bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Colgate University. He also attended the University of Mexico. Robert worked for the General Electric Company for over 30 years, until his retirement. A proud American, he served in the United States Navy during WWII; he attained the rank of Electronic Technicians Mate Second Class and was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in June 1946. Robert was actively involved with the Medway VFW, with one of his proudest moments being that he was a 100% Post Commander for the year of 1995-1996, re-elected Post Commander from 2006-2007 and was a member of the color guard. He was appointed by the Town of Medway for the Memorial Committee and would be seen at numerous events and parades in the area. He was highly involved with the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen for numerous years. Bob was also volunteered for the Tri-Valley Meals on Wheels Program for 17 years. He was a former temporary Postmaster for the Town of Sheldonville and member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He enjoyed square dancing, playing pitch, traveling, listening to Frank Sinatra, attending the Franklin Senior Center, and volunteered his time with Boy Scouting and Pop Warner football. In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by a son Richard L. Llewellyn and his wife Elizabeth of Pomaria, South Carolina, a daughter Linda M. Oliver of Woonsocket, grandchildren Richard T. Llewellyn, Robert S. Llewellyn, Michael Oliver, Julie Oliver and additional grandchildren & great grandchildren. He was the father of the late Robert S. Llewellyn and the brother of the late Edward, William and Donald Llewellyn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service Saturday April 30th at 11AM in the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Interment with military honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Calling hours are Friday from 4-7PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Friends of the Franklin Elders c/o the Franklin Senior Center 10 Daniel McCahill St. Franklin, MA 02038. Guestbook/directions www.oterifuneralhome.com
Published in The Country Gazette from Apr. 27 to May 12, 2016
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