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Robert Macek

February 2, 1938November 13, 2020
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Robert Macek, age 82, of Plymouth MA passed away peacefully at home with family members by his side on November 13, 2020 after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was the husband of the late Claire (Antone) Macek to whom he was married for 40 years.

Robert was born on February 2, 1938 in New Bedford to Eugene M. & Esther Shurtleff of Middleboro MA. He was adopted at the age of 4 by Edward & Margaret Macek of New Bedford MA. He was predeceased by his sister Joan (Shurtleff) Ray & brothers Eugene Shurtleff, half-brothers, Steven Macek, Edward Macek Jr. & Stanley Macek. He is survived by his sister Marilyn (Field) Russell and half-sister Linda Macek. He leaves behind his beloved companion of 17 years, Claudia Story.

He was the loving father of Donna (Macek) Cash-Wiwczar (Donald) of N. Stonington CT, David Macek (Jen) of Kensington NH, Debbie (Macek) D’Arezzo (Guido) of Cranston RI, Dwayne Macek (Elizabeth) of Raynham MA. He was the cherished grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Robert was a veteran of the USAF having served as a Security K9 trainer. He worked for 38 years as a Professional Teamster Truck Driver. He enjoyed golfing, long bike rides, bird watching, camping in his RV, & traveling the globe.

His funeral service will be held Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00AM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00PM in St. Francis Xavier Church, 125 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743. Visitation Sunday 4:00 to 6:00PM. Burial is Private. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

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    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Lynn Hollis

November 21, 2020

Thinking of you David, Donna, Debbie and Dwayne during this difficult time. Your Dad was a very special man, he will be missed by all who knew him.

David Antone

November 21, 2020

Bob was married to my cousin Claire. He was such a nice and wonderful man. Our family always looked forward to Bob and Claire’s visits to Vermont. Bob is not someone you ever forget. A man of much kindness. My heart goes out to your family.
David Antone

Kathy and Ron Zaiatz

November 17, 2020

Donna, David, Debbie, Dwayne,

To a wonderful man and father, father in law, grandfather. The memories that we all hold so dear especially during the holidays and especially at thanksgiving with a special stop to harts turkey farm for gravy for the big turkey, to Christmas with the family French meat pies and with the mantel full of everyone’s stocking to the secret list he would keep knowing everyone’s special gift when you thought he wasn’t listening . The special times he took his grandchildren one from each family so they could get to know there cousins in the RV camping at Normandy Farms. All the love he shared at graduations and birthday party’s he was so proud of all of you and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. May he rest now in peace for we have lost a very loving man who meant the world to me. May god keep you safe . With sincere condolences to you all and your families. Love, Kathy and Ron Zaiatz

Paul Ray

November 17, 2020

My sincere condolences to all of Bob's family. He was a character and a half and will be missed greatly for all of those of us who had the great fortune to have had our lives touched by his friendship. Rest in Peace Bob and my prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Lisa Trainor

November 16, 2020

It seems like just yesterday that I ran into your dad at the Brimfield Fair and I swear he hadn’t aged a bit! I’m so glad I had the chance to chat with him as an adult! I have vivid memories of him as a great provider. Your Christmas tree always hiding under all those presents and the trains running through them. He always had that clever smile wondering what we were up to. Good thing he never knew! Cherish your memories of the good times with him. My thoughts are with you old neighbors.

Jeanne and Bobby DArezzo

November 16, 2020

Donna, Debbie, Dwayne David, Claudia ,

Our sincere condolences to you all. He was a great man who truly loved his family. We will always remember the Father's Days at Guido and Debbie's and Bob surrounded by his loving family. He will be missed. Our prayers to you all,

love, Jeanne and Bobby

Linda Macek

November 16, 2020

Donna, Debbie, Dwayne and David , My deepest condolences go out to you all in the loss of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace and May God give you the comfort and Love to get you through this most difficult time . Aunty Linda

Diane Whalen

November 14, 2020

Dear Donna, Debbie, Dwayne and David,
Your Dad was a wonderful man, the salt of the Earth. He was so devoted to his family, hard working to provide the best he could for all of you! He was always kind and a true gentleman. I will always remember his warm smile and those beautiful eyes! May he rest in eternal peace...I truly hope that the wonderful memories you have shared as a family will comfort you in the days to come....
With the warmest of thoughts and deepest condolences to each and everyone of you, your spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Deepest condolences as well to his longtime partner Claudia, how do you say goodbye to someone you have built a relationship with after so many years .💔❤
....Diane & Joe Whalen

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Biography

Robert Macek, age 82, of Plymouth MA passed away peacefully at home with family members by his side on November 13, 2020 after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was the husband of the late Claire (Antone) Macek to whom he was married for 40 years.

Robert was born on February 2, 1938 in New Bedford to Eugene M. & Esther Shurtleff of Middleboro MA. He was adopted at the age of 4 by Edward & Margaret Macek of New Bedford MA. He was predeceased by his sister Joan (Shurtleff) Ray & brothers Eugene Shurtleff, half-brothers, Steven Macek, Edward Macek Jr. & Stanley Macek. He is survived by his sister Marilyn (Field) Russell and half-sister Linda Macek. He leaves behind his beloved companion of 17 years, Claudia Story.

He was the loving father of Donna (Macek) Cash-Wiwczar (Donald) of N. Stonington CT, David Macek (Jen) of Kensington NH, Debbie (Macek) D’Arezzo (Guido) of Cranston RI, Dwayne Macek (Elizabeth) of Raynham MA. He was the cherished grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Robert was a veteran of the USAF having served as a Security K9 trainer. He worked for 38 years as a Professional Teamster Truck Driver. He enjoyed golfing, long bike rides, bird watching, camping in his RV, & traveling the globe.

His funeral service will be held Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00AM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00PM in St. Francis Xavier Church, 125 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743. Visitation Sunday 4:00 to 6:00PM. Burial is Private. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

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