Robert E. Samuelson, 101, a lifelong resident of Manchester, CT passed away on November 12, 2019 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. Born in Manchester he attended local schools after which he worked at Cheney Brothers where he met his loving wife Mary and at Pratt & Whitney Research Department. He was a long-time member of South Methodist Church where he served on the Finance & Building Committees. Bob was also an active member of the Masonic Temple Lodge # 73 for 75 years. Bob received many achievement awards in life including those of the Masonic Temple and the Manchester Community serving on the Finance Committee and for the preservation of Center Springs Park where he was known as the Champion of the Park aka “Bob’s Park”. Robert is predeceased by his wife Mary and son Robert M. Samuelson. He is survived by his daughter Susan Molava and her Husband Paul of Hilton Head, SC as well as his nieces and their families. Calling hours will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 form 11-12 at the Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, CT, with a service to follow. Burial in East Cemetery. Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, Manchester is in care of arrangements. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.holmeswatkins.com
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