Robert E. "Bob" Wirta (1938 - 2018)

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Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home
3 Hall Avenue
Henniker, NH

Robert "Bob" E. Wirta, passed away September 4, surrounded by his loving family, at the family lakeside cottage in Newbury, N.H., after months of declining health.
He was born in Newport, N.H. on December 19, 1938. The son of Ero Wirta and Aune Antilla Goings.
Siblings include, Allen Wirta of Sunapee, Mary Going McNab of Nova Scotia, both deceased, and Bruce Goings of Canaan, N.H.
He was raised in Sunapee, N.H., and graduated from Sunapee High School in 1956. Bob was married for 57 years to his childhood sweetheart, Joanne Gagnon of Georges Mills.
He was a loving husband, a wonderful father to his two daughters; Karen Wirta Coburn of Hooksett, N.H. and Kristin Wirta of Venice, Florida; awesome grandfather to his three granddaughters, Tahlia, Raelle and Lily and his great grand son, Ezra Eli who was his fishing partner and buddy.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home in Henniker in charge of arrangements.
There are no calling hours or service.
A Life Celebration at the Appleseed Restaurant, Bradford, N.H., will take place Sunday, September 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Light fare served, eulogy delivered at 1:30 p.m. by HHS colleague and dear friend, Richard Brandt. Please come and share treasured memories of Bob.
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Published in The Concord Monitor on Sept. 7, 2018
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