Robert Murray Carchman

March 3, 1936April 27, 2018

Robert "Bob" Murray Carchman, 82, of Dennis died on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He was born in Newark, NJ to his late parents Benjamin and Dorothy Carchman who raised him in NJ where he completed his undergraduate degree. Bob continued his education at the University of Connecticut where he earned his Master’s Degree. It was there that he met his future wife Elaine Linkkila. Elaine and Bob lived in various places throughout NH, NJ, CT and VT before retiring to the Cape.

Throughout his career, Bob worked in public education initially as a teacher and later as an administrator, eventually becoming the Deputy Superintendent of North Haven, CT public schools and subsequently the Superintendent of the Orange Windsor Supervisory Union in VT. In retirement, Bob enjoyed his flower gardens and reading immensely. He was also an enthusiastic NY Yankees fan.

In addition to his wife Elaine of 55 years, Bob is survived by his son Jonathan Carchman and SeungYeon Lee of NY, NY. He is predeceased by a brother, Arnold, and a sister, Bernyce.

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  • Visitation Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Private Cremation Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Robert Murray Carchman

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Kerry Medeiros

May 9, 2018

I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Carchman. I first met him a few years ago at CVS where I work. We got to talking about kids and at the time my son was a student at Bates. He told me his son had gone to Colby. Ever since that first conversation, we would talk when he would come in. Sending prayers to his family at this difficult time.

Alan "Jake" Jacobson

May 6, 2018

My deepest sympathy is extended to Elaine, Jonathan and SeungYeon.
I was a close high school friend of Binky as he was called back then. He was a special and fun guy.
We spent many hours together playing baseball, basketball and touch football. We also shared many "double-dates, drinking parties and poker games. We got into a lot more trouble than both of us would ever admit.
Once he graduated from Upsala College and moved on to UConn unfortunately we lost touch.
The years we shared as teenagers were full of laughs and great adventures.
I have many found memories and I am sure you do as well.
Again my warmest condolences.