Robert E. Strom
SEEKONK - Robert "Bob" Ellis Strom, 93, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, October 6, 2011. He is the beloved husband of Eleanor Edythe (McIntosh) Strom to whom he was married for 63 years; together they resided in Seekonk since 1958. Born in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Ellis and Esther (Michelson) Strom.
Bob followed in the footsteps of the men in his family before him. In September 1943, Bob was proud to volunteer for service as a United States Marine and served in the Asiatic Pacific during World War II. With his honorable discharge as Corporal in May 1946, he received a Good Conduct Award and his unit, Marine Reserves 2nd Division, a Presidential Commendation. Following his experience in war, he yearned to return home to find a good church and a good woman to start a new life. Epworth United Methodist Church played an important role in his life, where he developed his love for music in the choir, made lifelong friends, and served as a member for 64 years. His dedication was a part of his character that affected all facets of his life, including his employment with Narragansett Electric where he worked for 39 years until retiring as a foreman in 1979 when he could devote his time to those he loved: his devoted wife Eleanor, the light of his life, his daughter Robin L., his friend and son-in-law Charles L. Harris, his grandchildren Chad R. Harris, Sr., Jason H. Harris and Jennifer R. (Harris) Tadros, and his great-grandchildren, Victoria, Chad Jr., Brooke, Noah and Hannah. Bob was a rock to his family as well as an example to all of them of faith, dedication, devotion and steadfast love. A product of the Greatest Generation, he was truly the Best of the Best.
He will be missed by all who knew him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church, 915 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Memorial offerings in Mr. Strom's memory to the church will be appreciated. Arrangements with WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, Pawtucket. www.TrippFuneralHome.com