Robert B. Harwood, Jr. of Rye, N.H., of Rye, N.H., died on October 3, 2020, at age 95. Born in Grafton on November 3, 1924. Resident of Medfield from 1965 until 2018. Predeceased by his wife, Lois Kierstead Harwood, and his parents, Robert B. Harwood and Ruth van Zylstra Harwood, of Worcester. Also survived by his daughter, Gail Sanders, and her husband, James, of Portsmouth, N.H.; his son Craig and his partner, Diane Pokomo, of Medfield; and his son Brent and his wife, Sally, of Westborough. Also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Sanders and his partner, Alex Avery, of Portsmouth, N.H.; Jeffrey Sanders and his partner, Alex McClung, of Kittery, Maine; Zachary Harwood and his wife, Katie, of South Boston; Tyler Harwood and his fiance, Carly Grayson, of South Boston; and Olivia Harwood, of Westborough; his great granddaughter, Kendall Sanders, of Portsmouth, N.H.; and his cousins. Attended high school in Worcester and graduated in 1958 from Northeastern University. Served in the Navy during World War II aboard the destroyer escort U.S.S. Scott. Worked his entire career in sales for New England Telephone/ NYNEX/ Verizon and AT&T. Gardening buff, car enthusiast, and collector of New England country antiques. Member of Siloam Masonic Lodge, Westborough. Warm thanks to Webster at Rye for providing excellent care in the last two and a half years of his life. Burial at Brookfield Cemetery, Brookfield, on October 22, 2020 following a private graveside service. Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden, MA.
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Published by The Press from Oct. 10 to Oct. 23, 2020.