Robert Kenneth Holbrook, formerly of Claremont, NH, passed away surrounded by family on May 18, 2022, in Concord, NH. Bob was born in Nashua, NH, on December 7, 1927 to the late Raymond Clark Holbrook and Bessie Smith. Robert married his first love, Doris Theriault, in 1946. They moved to Manchester, NH, where he worked at Crystal Laundry and Dry Cleaners for 30 years as manager of the dry cleaning department. In 1977, he moved to Claremont, where he owned and operated Veterans Cleaners on Washington Street. In 1990, he sold Veterans Cleaners and went to work for Valley Regional Hospital for 20 more years. Robert married Virginia (Ginny) Hoffman in 1982. She passed away March 25, 2010.
Bob was a 50-year member of the Masons: past master of Lafayette Lodge of Masons; a member of Hiram Lodge in Claremont; and Lodge Council Chapter Consistory in Nashua (32nd Degree). Bob was a Claremont Police Commissioner for six years, a member of the Moose Elks, and the first member of the Kiwanis to receive the Hixson Award for service.
He is survived by four children: Scott Holbrook (Sally) of East Falmouth, MA; Barry Holbrook (Linda) of Manchester, NH; Lisa Holbrook of Manchester, NH; and Mark Holbrook (Laurie) of Rye, NH. He leaves six grandchildren: Lee Holbrook (Erin) and Martin Holbrook (Corinne); Hannah Holbrook (Adam Paine) and Eliza Holbrook LeBeau (Chris); and Hunter Holbrook (Lauren Ellman) and Connor Holbrook (Peyton Kent); plus five great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be at the Stringer Funeral Home in Claremont, NH on Monday, June 27th from 4 PM to 6 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Arrowhead Recreation Area in Claremont, NH (http://www.arrowheadnh.com/) or the Shriners Hospital (https://lovetotherescue.org/).
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