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Robert C. Sturtevant

HAVERHILL: Robert C. Sturtevant, 73, passed away on September 12, 2016 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen. Robert was the husband of Hazel L. (Hensley) Sturtevant.

Born in Haverhill on March 24, 1943 he was the son of the late Irving C. and Evelyn D. (Finnegan) Sturtevant.

Robert graduated from Haverhill High School, Class of 1961. Shortly after graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served a tour in Vietnam before his discharge in 1961 with the rank SP-5. It was during his time in the military that he met his wife.

Robert worked fourteen years at former Haverhill National Bank where he was Vice-President of account and data processing, and during this time he attended Northern Essex Community College evenings. After leaving the bank in 1978 Robert, established his own small business of home improvements to include painting and carpentry. He and his wife split their time between their home in Haverhill, a small retirement community in Port Richey, FL, and summer weekends at a Maine campground.

Besides his wife of 52 years, Robert is survived by his daughter Deborah Sturtevant of Tampa, FL.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Friday, September 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at Elmwood Cemetery in Bradford. Arrangements under the direction of Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill.

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