Obituaries

Robert E. Towers

October 30th, 2014

Robert E. Towers, age 68, of Wilmington, passed away surrounded by his loving family on October 30, 2014.

Robert was the beloved husband of Cheryl A. (Chisholm) Towers, devoted father of Matthew Towers & his wife Kristine of Walpole and Michael Towers & his wife Wendi of Woburn, loving “Papa” of Jack and Ryan Towers, cherished son of the late John and Phyllis (Jordan) Towers, dear brother of Arthur Towers & his wife Debbie of Moultonborough, NH and the late Barbara Gallant of Saugus. Robert is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Robert “Bob” was a man of integrity, honesty and loyalty. Bob loved life and cherished his family and friends. He proudly and honorably served his country in the Army’s 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, during the Vietnam War. He received two Bronze Stars with V Device, a Purple Heart and an Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters. His dedication to protecting the values of his Country were known to all.

Bob attended Saugus High, Salem State and Northeast Technical Institute. Bob started his career as a Mechanical Draftsman with Raytheon and retired after 36 years at General Electric in Lynn. Though his retirement wasn’t long, Bob and his wife, Cheryl, spent these years traveling and enjoying summers in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island. Bob spent a lot of time making memories with his sons, Matt and Mike, and enjoying his grandsons, Jack and Ryan, of whom he was extremely proud. Bob’s family will hold dear the memories of the “Towers Christmas” that included overflowing baskets made with care for each by Papa and never-ending gifts and family fun. His thoughtfulness and generosity are the foundation of his family.

We miss you immensely, Bob, Dad, Papa and friend. We love you!

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow at the Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 2nd from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made to Naomi Bagdon Believe in A Cure Foundation Inc., 111 Centre Street, Quincy MA 02169 or Vietnam Veterans of Massachusetts, Inc., 27 Beacon St., State House, Rm 546-2, Boston, MA 02133.

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4 Entries in Guest Book for “Robert E. Towers”

  1. Butch and Ann Bateman says:

    Cheryl and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. Take Care..

  2. Jim Nicholson says:

    Sorry for your loss. Worked with Bob at GE. Although lost contact in retirement, I have fond memories working with him. You have our deepest sympathy.

  3. Dave Wood says:

    I was shocked and very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob at GE for many years. He was a great guy. We both retired on the same day. Cheryl, please except my heartfelt sympathy. May he rest in peace.

  4. Richard & Donna Dakin says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Bob in this time of bereavement. We are all blessed to have known this man of the highest integrity. We will miss Bob during our remaining days on this earth. Bob is not gone, only temporarily gone from our sight. We shall meet again . May God comfort us and grant us eternal peace.
    Rest in peace, Bob.

    Richard and Donna Dakin-Mendota, VA

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