Obituary of Robert Meek
Robert F. Meek, a retired Field Service Technician for Convenience Food Systems, passed away on Sunday night, January 13, 2019 at the age of 86. Bob was one of six children born to Robert and Edith Meek. He grew up in Woburn and Arlington. He enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 and served during the first years of the Korean War. He was a Airman Third Class and was part of the 6400th Motor Vehicle Squadron. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal. After the service, he worked in the construction industry. He then switched his career path when he took a position as a technician for Robert Reiser Company. He then went to work for TW Kutter Company which later became Convenience Food Systems. The company manufactured Food and Medical packaging machinery. Bob’s role was a field service technician was to travel to manufacturing sites and help with the installation or the repair of his company’s equipment. He was extremely knowledgeable and skilled in his field. He traveled all over the United States and the world working on his company’s highly specialized machinery. He never said no to the company when they asked him to help on a project, but he made certain that he would be home for the weekend to be with his family.
Robert traveled so much with work, that he relished time spent at home and with his family. He was the devoted husband to his wife, Anne, for 61 years. They spent their first 5 years living in Arlington, before purchasing their forever home in Burlington in 1962. They had great neighbors, were involved in the youth sports, and were strong and faithful members of the Saint Malachy’s Church parish community. They enjoyed vacations on the beaches of York and Ogunquit, Maine. But most of all, they cherished being a part of and supporting their children, daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren life’s. He was in the stands for his sons hockey and baseball games always encouraging them to do their best and reassuring them on their missteps. He was also that way for his daughter, Karen, who had special needs. He was on the sidelines when she participated in the Special Olympics and supported her in her work programs and social activities. He was a strong role model for all his family. He encouraged his sons and grandchildren to make the most of their educations and work hard. He had a great sense of humor and he was still making his family as well as the doctors and nurses smile during his last days. His family will remember him as hardworking man, who developed a strong Catholic faith over the years, and someone who lived his life devoted to those he loved and cared for.
Bob was the beloved husband of 61 years of Anne (Callahan). He was the loving father of Kevin & his wife Dianne of Bridgewater, Kyle & his wife Melissa of Acton, and the late Karen Meek. He was the brother of Edith Bostian of China Grove, NC, the late Joanne Wing, Betsy Nigro, Alden and William Meek. He was the proud grandfather of Evan, Kelsey, Tyler, Brendan, & Cody Meek and Matt Jensen and great grandfather of Cameron and Logan Moniz.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy Church at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with a burial in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Robert’s name may be made to the St. Malachy Church Building Fund, 99 Bedford St., Burlington, MA 01803. For directions obituary & online guestbook see www.saint-malachy.org or www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050