Robert E. Bob Lindsey, 68, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 8, 2013 following a determined and courageous battle from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on September 26, 2011. He was born in Milford on May 9, 1944 the son of the late Wallace Edwin Lindsey and Eva M. (Swift) Lindsey. Bob is survived by his devoted and beloved wife of 45 years, Sheila A. (Brown) Lindsey of Framingham formerly of Holliston. Loving father of Scott G. Lindsey of Framingham and Shauna M. Walsh and her husband David Walsh of Holliston. Cherished grandfather to Lindsey M. Walsh of Holliston. Brother of Brenda Gentilotti of Hopkinton; Kayle Martino of Milford and Joe Lindsey of Milford. Stepbrother of Michael Cabral of Quincy, David Cabral and Diane Cabral both of Ashland. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was the stepson of the late George Cabral. Bob has been a resident of Framingham for many years and previously resided and was active in the community of Holliston for over 25 years. He was a graduate of Hopkinton High School with the Class of 1962. Upon graduation, Bob enlisted into the United States Navy and served his country proudly and with honor during the Vietnam Conflict on the USS Camp as a Radar Technician. He had a long and distinguished career in the field of sales and was the owner of Tech Sales in Holliston for many years. Bob has always been involved in his community as a volunteer and was instrumental in establishing the Wave to Police Program in Ashland and just before his accident was establishing a similar program in Holliston. For several years, Bob was a keynote speaker at the Memorial Day Activities in Ashland and most recently in Holliston. He participated in the Meals on Wheels Program for seniors both in Holliston and Ashland. Bob especially enjoyed community service that involved working with child safety programs and helping others. He was the Commander of VFW Post 8507 in Holliston at the time of his accident, a past Commander with the American Legion of Ashland, an active member of the Holliston Lions Club and a member of the Holliston Mens Softball League prior to his accident. Bob loved to spend time with his family and especially enjoyed all the time he spent with his granddaughter Lindsey at home. He was an accomplished billiard player and cherished the time spent at the beach, especially at Marthas Vineyard with his family. Bob touched many lives and left a lasting impression on all who knew him by his kindness and generosity. He faced the last year and half with dignity and a positive attitude to overcome the many challenges he endured from his accident. Memorial visitations was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Rd (Off Rte. 30), Cochituate Village, Wayland. A Memorial Service celebrating his life was held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis was private for family only. In lieu of flowers, his family strongly suggests that donations in Bobs memory may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. For online condolences and directions please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Framingham Tab from May 12 to May 19, 2013