ROBERT MCCALL

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McCALL--Robert Hugh.

Robert Hugh McCall, known as Robert H. to his family and friends, died peacefully at his home in Rowayton, CT on November 18, 2017 of CNS Lymphoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Robert H. was born on September 20, 1932 in Gary, Indiana to James Gibbons and Elizabeth Grace McCall. He was the third of seven children, and is survived by his siblings, James, Denise, Lawrence, Joan, John, and Kathleen. Robert H. is lovingly missed by Cynthia, his wife of 57 years; his children, James (Laura) McCall of Cheshire, CT, Daniel of Westford, MA, and Kathleen of New Orleans, LA; and his grandchildren, Robert, Kevin, Daniel, and Grace. Robert H. served in Germany from 1952-1954 where he was responsible for helicopter maintenance and repair. He received the Army Occupation Medal, and the National Defense Service and Good Conduct Medal upon discharge. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1959 with a B.S. in Economics, and began his career in New York City as a college textbook salesperson for Holt Rinehart and Winston. He later retired from consulting while still young enough to enjoy life to its fullest. Robert H. was an avid golfer who played for nearly 50 years at Oak Hills, often hit the slopes in Utah and Vermont, and was a popular Little League coach for Rowayton Fuel in the 70's. He would complete the New York Times crossword in under an hour without the aid of a dictionary, encyclopedia, or computer, and made sure he was physically fit with rigorous daily exercise. Robert H. was a friend to all. His good humor (albeit dry wit) crossed generations. He was the go-to man for anyone in need of advice, words of wisdom, or just a fun time. Robert H. provided guidance, love, and laughs to not just his immediate family, but to anyone around him. He always had a warm welcome and big smile for anyone in his path, and that more than anything will be missed and remembered by all. Per his wishes, Robert H.'s body was donated for medical teaching and research. A celebration of his life will be held in Spring 2018.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 6, 2017