Lawrence, MA — Robert F. West, 70, of Lawrence, died on January 17, 2014, at Lawrence General Hospital.
Born, raised and educated in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Lyman and Dorothy (Kimball) West. He graduated from Lawrence High School. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Vietnam), and the Expert Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
Robert worked for many years as a self-employed painting and decorating contractor, working in Greater Lawrence and Andover.
He was a member of Saint Mary’s Parish and Saint Patrick Parish. He enjoyed horse racing.
Predeceased by his longtime partner, Mimi Salter in 2003. He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth West of Merrimack, N.H., and John Lees of Fremont; and also extended family members and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 22, from 9 to 11:45 a.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow. His service will follow at noon, at the funeral home, and will conclude with military honors.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.