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Robert C. “Bob” Schweida
Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle
Robert C. “Bob” Schweida, 82, a resident of Pelham, NH, died Monday April 16, 2018 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn C. (Westwell) Schweida who survives him.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, February 29, 1936, a son of the late Charles J. and the late Margaret A. (Hampson) Schweida, he attended Groton, CT schools and was a graduate of Newport News High School, Class of 1954 in Newport News, Virginia. Bob continued his education at Northern Essex Community College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management in 1978.
A veteran of both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Conflict, Bob proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and then the U.S. Army. He was a member of the John H. Hargreaves VFW Post 10722 in Pelham as well as a member of the Marine Corps League, Detachment 823.
Prior to his retirement, he served as a Security Supervisor at M.I.T.’s Lincoln Labs in Lexington where he worked for over 23 years.
Bob was a man of many interests. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, photography, kayaking and exploring nature. Bob was especially fond of regaling those close to him with stories from his time in service. He was so very proud to claim the title of United States Marine, even teaching his girls to sing the Marine Corps Hymn when they were just “knee-high to a grasshopper,” as he would say. Bob had reconnected with several friends and fellow service members over the years, keeping in touch regularly and visiting when he could. However his greatest joy was the quality time he was able to spend with his wife, children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Marilyn, Bob is survived by two daughters Jane E. Bischoff and her husband Jason of Litchfield, NH and Karen A. Powers and her husband Charles of Chesapeake, VA; three grandchildren Elizabeth Goodwin and Luke and Benjamin Powers; two sisters Margaret A. West and her husband James and Jane V. Martin and her husband Robert all of Williamsburg, VA; a brother Gerald J. Schweida of Kill Devil Hills, NC; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also brother of the late John G. Schweida.
Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 11 Nashua Rd, Pelham, NH on Thursday from 4 to 7 P.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Friday morning at the FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH in Pelham at 10 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Burial to follow at Gibson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the John H. Hargreaves VFW Post 10722, 6 Main St, Pelham, NH 03076. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.
VFW John H. Hargreaves Memorial Post 10722
6 Main Street, Pelham, New Hampshire 03076,