Alton, NH — Bob was born on June 15, 1932, in Quincy, Mass., to the late Joseph T. Garland and Beatrice L. Martineau Garland. A member of the Westbrook High School in Maine, Class of 1950, he later earned his Bachelor of Science in business from Boston University, while working for Hood Milk Co. After earning his degree, he worked as an insurance sales representative and was a multiyear, top sales agent of Sentry Insurance until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement, he started his second career as co-owner, with his wife, Betty, of Bay Manor Decorators in Wolfeboro, N.H. He belonged to the Exchange Club of Lawrence, Mass., for 50 years, and was president of the National Exchange Club from 1977 to 1978.
An avid mountain climber, he was a member of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club. He loved camping with his family, and was devoted to service in the community. He served on the board of directors for the Cerebral Palsy Association of the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts, for over a decade, and was president of the same organization for two years.
His family includes his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Betty(Nelson); a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Jackie (Sarantakis); three daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Jason Sandoval, Cindy and Tim Sullivan, and Marie Garland and Kyle Kubick; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Litif.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations, may be made to the Alzheimer?s Association of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown MA 02472, or Hospice of Health First, c/o Health First Foundation, 1350 S. Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901.
Arrangements are by Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, Melbourne, Fla., 321-724-2222. Share memories and sign his guest book at www.afcfcare.com.