Andover — Robert W. Wright, 75, of Andover, Mass., died August 2, 2013, at Academy Manor in Andover, after a long battle with dementia.
He was born in Burlington, Vt., to Evelyn Heald Wright and Charles B. Wright. He grew up in Plattsburg, N.Y., and moved to Pennsylvania in 1956 to attend Drexel University, where he graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. Bob’s career enabled him to be involved in many innovative technologies while at Philco Ford, Microwave Associates, Land City/Nortel Networks/Arris and Essco Corporation. He was an enthusiastic amateur volleyball player, tennis player, gardener, and history buff.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith (Field) Wright, of Andover: his three children, Christopher and his wife, Shamim, of Amesbury, Mass., Alison and her husband, Jason Hunter of Conway, Mass., and Holly and her husband, Matthew Marvin of North Salem, N.Y.; five beloved grandchildren, Charlotte and Emma Marvin, Kristina Wright, and Sam and Sunny Hunter; his sister, Velma Graves; sister-in-law, Jean Field; nephew, Brad Graves; and nieces, Wynne G. Moody and Cynthia C. Shortell. Bob was predeceased by his father and mother, sister, Susan W. Childress, and brother-in-law, Oril Graves.
The family is deeply grateful for the care and love given to him by the staff of Abbott 3 at Academy Manor, as well as Merrimack Valley Hospice.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, at 1 p.m., at Christ Church in Andover. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or to Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity.