DONALDS, Robert E. "Boston Bob" 55, died on October 23, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. Loving husband of Karen M. (Thomas) Donalds of Wayland. Beloved father of Samantha K. Donalds, Christopher R. Donalds and Julia L. Donalds, all of Wayland. Devoted son of Jacqueline A. (Collicut) Donalds of Dedham. Brother of David B. Donalds and his wife Neri E. of Wayland, William J. Donalds of Attleboro, James H. Donalds and his wife Linda of Lunenberg and Richard F. Donalds and his wife Liz of Sherborn. Son-in-law of Jack and June (Listenik) Thomas of Ormand Beach, FL. Bob was the founder and owner of Boston Engine Exchange. He was a loving and devoted husband and father to his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visitations on Friday, October 31, 2008 from 4-8 PM at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Rd (Off Route 30), WAYLAND. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at 1 PM at the First Parish in Wayland, 50 Cochituate Rd., (Rte 20), Wayland Centre. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests gifts in his memory may be sent to the MGH Palliative Care Service, 55 Fruit St. Founders 600, Boston, MA 02114.
Published in Boston Globe on Oct. 26, 2008.