Robert Harrison Fay
Robert Harrison Fay passed away on November 18, 2013, with family by his side. He was born on July 8, 1919, in Schenectady, NY, and married his wife, Norma Nellie Wheelock in Ilion, NY, in January 1945. They shared 47 years of marriage before her passing in August 1992. During World War II, Robert began as lieutenant (JG) and completed his service to his country as lieutenant after serving as commanding officer of the USS Sprig, a 220-foot minesweeper in the Pacific Theater.
Robert graduated from Colgate University, with post-graduate studies at Columbia and Yale. After the war, he went on to work as a teacher, a rural mail carrier and in multiple private industries. Upon retirement, he enjoyed several years of traveling the United States before settling in the Florida Panhandle for over 10 years. A few years ago, he returned back home to Milford, NH to be closer to his family. He enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, and was a very talented woodworker and craftsman. He is predeceased by his wife, Norma Wheelock Fay. Surviving family members include his three sons, Robert C. Fay of Lakeport, Norman S. Fay and his wife Kathryn M. Fay of Milford, Charles E. Fay of Milford; his sister, Dorothy Slocum of Ilion, NY; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held for family and close friends at a later date.