Obituary for Robert "Bob" Howard Booth
Robert H. “Bob” Booth, 71, of Mill Street, Adams passed away at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield on Friday morning, June 22, 2018.
He was born in North Adams on May 19, 1947. He was the son of Agnes M. (O’Neil) Booth, no father. He attended Haskins Elementary School, and graduated from Drury High School with the class of 1965. Mr. Booth worked for 9 years at Sprague Electric in North Adams, including two years in Barre, VT. He worked for 20 years at General Electric in Pittsfield, MA, and also worked for 18 years at Nastech in Bennington, VT retiring in 2013. He then worked part time at the Range on Curran Highway in North Adams which was by far his favorite job; he enjoyed engaging with everyone. He loved to share local history with visitors to the area, and enjoyed reminiscing with friends about the evolution of North Adams.
Bob leaves his loving wife of 49 years, Cynthia R. (Hurlbut) Booth. They were married on June 21, 1969. He also leaves a son, Eric J. Booth and his wife Laurie of Clarksburg, and a son Erin E. Booth and his wife Dawn of Clarksburg. Bob also leaves his three loving grandchildren, Katie “Pickle Head” Booth, Collin “Charlie” Booth, and Nolan “Mugwump” Booth.
Bob will always be remembered for his wise sense of humor. He was a very giving, thoughtful and loving man who was always willing to go the extra step, often on the spur of the moment. He had a knack for remembering conversations and followed through with simple gifts to make that person smile. His outgoing personality made him a friend to all, even to strangers. He was selfless and humble and always placed his family’s needs in front of his own.
He will be deeply missed.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A service to celebrate the life of Bob will be on Friday June 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Flynn & Dagnoli – WEST CHAPEL 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA 01247. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4-7 PM. Donations may be made to POPCARES through the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifunerqalhomes.com