Obituary of Robert Gerald Titemore
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Robert Gerald Titemore sadly passed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 13, 2023. He was 52 years old.
Rob was born in Burlington, Vermont. He was the only child born to Robert and Geraldine (Dupratt) Titemore. He grew up in Burlington, Vermont and was a graduate of Rice Memorial High School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in business and management information systems from the University of Vermont.
He had a steady climb in his career that included Software Developer at Geary Corporation, Software Analyst at Chubb Life America, Director/Assistant Vice President at KCRG/Key Education Resources, Senior Programs Manager and Director at Lernout & Hauspie/Dictaphone, Director of Product Development at eScription, Vice President of Research and Development at Nuance Communications, Vice President Engineering & Chief Technology Officer at Wolters Kluwer, Healthcare Division, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at SONIFI, and CEO of Deerfield Ridge Consulting Group.
Rob held a number of patents on advanced technology and business solutions and was well known for transformational leadership, excellence and discipline in engineering and product development practice, turning around failing efforts, leading merger and acquisition activity and managing global teams. He was well respected in his field.
Rob’s industrious spirit and presence was evident throughout his life. He put himself through school, working sometimes three jobs. He had a resonant multi-range singing voice, was a member of a band, he played the piano, was a professional fashion photographer, an EMT with Penacook Rescue, an avid weightlifter and sometime runner. Hockey was his favorite sport to play, coach and watch.
Rob made the most of his time in the office, in his community, and with his family. He raised his children in Lexington and extended family in Stow, Massachusetts. He was very active in their lives and sports. He enjoyed cooking their favorite meals whenever they were together and sending kids off to school with a hot breakfast sandwich. He coached Ryan and Renée for over ten years with the Lexington-Beford Youth Hockey and Lexington Middle School Hockey teams. Rob helped film the Nashoba Regional High football games while Peter was on the team and played softball with Karen and Rick in the fall frostbite league. He enjoyed working with his hands on his cars and motorcycles, around his home, and in his woodshop. He could fix almost anything. He enjoyed collecting firearms and target shooting with family and friends.
Rob’s love and knowledge of Scotch whisky was honed over many years. He enjoyed sharing his expertise introducing the joys of a good single malt to anyone willing to try. A trip to Edinburgh and the local pubs on the Royal Mile was a real treat. The strong peaty whiskies from Islay were among his favorites as many will recall Rob saying, “because they are a Scotch you can chew”.
Riding his bike brought Rob the most joy and freedom in life. He loved his new Harley Davidson Road Glide which he and his wife Karen loved to cruise on. They would take long rides on the weekends through the beautiful scenery of New Hampshire or a drive to the coast to take in the salt air and ocean views and maybe a meal. The destination was not important, it was getting there that was the most fun. His goal was someday to ride the 2800 miles of Rt 66, having gotten a taste of it on a ride from Las Vegas to Oatman, Arizona through the Sitgreaves Pass. Riding was his happy place.
Rob and his wife Karen had been together for the past ten years and married for six. They had lived in Lincoln, Massachusetts and moved to Deerfield, New Hampshire in May of 2021 with their dogs, Shadow and Yuki. Rob was truly a special individual. Rob’s easy-going personality made him comfortable from high tech boardroom to biker bar. He loved cooking for his family. You would often find him at the grill or smoker, working on his latest barbecue creation. He was a stable reliable friend and someone you would go to for great and honest advice. He was genuine, engaging, compassionate, and had so much to look forward to. He will be remembered as the protector, a big and loveable man who gave the best hugs. Friends and family will remember his larger-than-life presence and favorite sayings “all that good garbage”, “the whole ten yards” and “common sense, not as common as one might think”.
Robert is survived by his wife Karen Landin. He was the proud father of Ryan Titemore of Lexington and Renée Titemore of Boston. He was the devoted son of Robert and Geraldine Titemore, cousins Mike and Pat Dupras of Burlington, Vermont. He was the stepfather of Rick Genetti & his wife Kelsey, and grandad to Kylar of Littleton, Massachusetts and Peter Farrell and Allison Essington of Austin, Texas. He was the son-in-law of Walter Landin of Burlington, Massachusetts and the late June Landin. He was the brother-in-law of Rev. Kenneth C. Landin and his wife Jeanne of Franklin, Massachusetts and Wendy Landin and her husband Eric Snodgrass of Concord, New Hampshire. Rob was also survived by many work associates and friends.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday, November 18th at 10am concluding at 12 noon with words of remembrance.
Interment will be private.
Arrangements by the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home in Burlington, MA. For obituary, video tribute, and online guestbook see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire SPCA.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050