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Obituary of Robert Strickland (1942 – 2021) – Melrose, MA


Robert M. Strickland

April 8, 1942 – September 26, 2021

Saugus resident Robert M. Strickland passed away on Sunday September 26, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 79 years old.

Born in Helena, Montana on April 8, 1942, Bob is one of the two children of the late Maurice and Mary (Prebil) Strickland. Bob enlisted in the United States Marines and was honorably released in 1968.

After his stint in the Marines, he attended and earned a degree in accounting from Boston University. Bob worked at United Fruit Company, now Chiquita Brands International, before opening his own accounting and financial consulting firm.

A loving and devoted husband, Bob relished the time he spent with his beloved Mimi. They have spent 55 wonderful years together enjoying each other’s company, traveling the world, and spending time with friends and family. While Bob and Mimi were enjoying adventures in distant places like the Philippines, Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii, Mexico. Bob’s favorite place was near his house. No place gave him more peace and quiet than the picturesque view of Lake Sanford, Maine, which he enjoyed with Duffy, his Boston Terrier, by his side. And a few years later, Toby, a Cairn Terrier, took over as Duffy.

Bob shared his zest for life with longtime friends. He kept his childhood friends from Montana over the years and always looked forward to spending time with them. His “tree hunting” trips to Vermont with his “gumba” were an annual event he looked forward to. Many weekends were spent with the Callahans and many songs were played on guitar or piano with the Three Chord Trio.

Bob’s warmth, kindness and big heart will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him.

Bob was the beloved husband of Remedios Mimi (Yap) Strickland with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Dear brother of the late Maureen Rickman and beloved uncle of Kym Black and Lance Rickman.

Bob’s funeral took place in Massachusetts. Please join your family and friends for Bob’s Commitment Service at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Resurrection Cemetery, 3685 N. Montana Ave., Helena, MT. 59602.

Gifts in memory of Bob can be made at the Tufts Cancer Center, Development Office, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St. # 231, Boston, MA. 02111 or https://giving.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/give

For an online tribute, please visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com

Posted by Helena Independent Record on October 10, 2021.


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