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Robert H. Dawe

April 3, 1935 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 82)

Mr. Robert H. Dawe, age 82 years, of Lynn died Tuesday at Beverly Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of Diane (Robertson) Dawe with whom he shared 17 years of Marriage. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late William and Florence (Keating) Dawe. He attended schools in Lynnfield, and graduated from Wakefield High School, Class of 1953. Upon graduation, Bob entered the military to serve in the Army in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the DAV. He also attended Northeastern University. Bob was employed as a salesman for several different companies including Acme Printing and Buck Printing, and retired from Three Dimensional Chemical Corp. in Danvers. During his career, he was also the owner and Director of Image Impact Industries of Lincoln, England; and worked for the Essex County Registry of Deeds. Bob was active in politics for most of his life. He helped organize the Lynn Ward One Civic Association, and Citizens for a Better Lynn; and had been a candidate for Ward councilor. In the 1970’s, Bob served as a License Commissioner and Chairman of the Lynn Licensing Board.  He was a former Selectman and Chairman of the Board in the Town of Essex, a member of the Essex County Advisory Board and The Essex County Selectman’s Association. In his role as Selectman, he surveyed and videotaped the damage on Cape Ann after the No-Name Storm in 1991. After the book and movie were written, documenting the loss of the Andrea Gail during that storm; Bob was a consultant for the movie The Perfect Storm which filmed in Gloucester. Warner Brothers used a portion of his video in the movie, and he and a granddaughter were extras in the film. Bob was an author, a poet, an avid hunter and World Record holding fisherman. He met and swapped stories with baseball great Ted Williams while fly fishing on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick. He later received a new rod and a letter from Mr. Williams. He was a member of the First Church of Christ in Lynn Congregational, where he had served as a Sunday School teacher and Youth Director. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons Robert H. Dawe Jr. and his wife Lisa of Amesbury, Richard D. Dawe and his wife Leslie of Lynn, two daughters Helen E. Latham and her husband K.C. of Byfield, Betsy A. Cruger and her husband Chris of Swampscott, one brother Christopher Dawe of Salisbury, two sisters Mildred Muse and her husband Marshall of Kingwood, TX, Marilyn Hardy of St. Petersburg, FL, and his brother in law David A. Robertson and his wife Johnnie Ruth of Orangeburg S.C. He was a loving “Grandpa” to ten grandchildren, and “Uncle Pudge” to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was a devoted “Papa” to his golden retriever, Sammy. He was also brother of the late William H. Dawe, Jr.

Service Details: Private services were held at the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn. Interment of Ashes followed in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. Please make memorial donations in Bob’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114 of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Plaza Memphis, TN 31805.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

Shriner's Hospitals for Children
51 Blossom Street, Bosotn MA 02114

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105

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