Robert E. Greenwood,76, a resident of Palm Bay, FL, passed away on March 17, 2022, after a long illness at Kindred Hospital in Melbourne, FL, with his wife and children by his side.
Robert was born on February 21, 1946, in Ayer, MA, to Herbert Greenwood, Sr. and his wife, Grace Coburn Greenwood.
Robert was married for 52 years to Sandra Hills Greenwood. He was predeceased by his son Toby Phillip Greenwood, his parents Herbert and Grace Greenwood, his brother Herbert Greenwood Jr., his brothers-in-law Joseph Parrotto, Rev. James Hills and James Hurst as well as his sister in-law Susan Greenwood.
Robert is survived by his wife Sandra, his children, Rev. Michael Greenwood and his wife Linda Greenwood. His daughter Darcy Kinney and husband Mark Davis. His brothers Larry Greenwood and his wife Mary. His brother Donald Greenwood and his wife Judy. His brother Richard Greenwood and his wife Joan. His sister Elisabeth Parrotto, and sister Jean Koladish and husband John. His sister-in-law Joanne Greenwood, sister-in-law Marjorie Bruce, Cindy Hills and Cindy Hurst.
Robert’s grandchildren include Jeffery Kinney, Jr. and wife Kimmy. Emily Watson and husband Richard. Jesse Baril and Sidney Price.
Robert’s four great grandchildren are Richard, Rowan, and Rhett Watson, and Lillianna Kinney.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.
Robert was an accomplished artist and craftsman who enjoyed woodworking, camping, fishing, and going to the beach. He was a Royal Ranger Sr. Commander and was part of a family puppet ministry with his local church in Claremont, NH.
Robert served in the US Army active duty in 1967 – 1968 in Vietnam. There he was awarded a battlefield promotion and 2 bronze stars. He then served in the National Guard in both Claremont, NH, and Springfield, VT, where he deployed for Operation Desert Shield 1990-1991. Robert was honorably discharged from the military after 24 years of service.
There will be a graveside service July 24, 2022, at 2PM at the Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont, NH, followed by a Celebration of life ceremony at 38 Grannis Street in Claremont.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made out to Mountainside Community Church in Newport, NH.
The Stringer Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
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