Robert P. Pearson

  • Born: October 7, 1931
  • Died: November 13, 2020
  • Location: Easton, Massachusetts

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375

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Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family


EASTON---Robert P. "Babe" Phillip Pearson entered eternal life on November 13, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Annie Beatrice and William Pearson welcomed him on October 7.A loving husband to Fannie Bell Lancaster Pearson. An extraordinary father to James( Darlene), Jannell( Jeffrey) , William ( Jillian), and OC. Bonus Children Reginald Creighton( Victoria), Katherine Cunningham, Nyoka Paul ( Michael). Proud loving grandfather Jasmin, Laura, Tayla, Remington, Luis, Jayda, Ashley, Alexis, and Trevor.

Robert had been a brother to William, Joseph, James, Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth, Leona all resting with God. He leaves Leonard ( Phyllis), Phyllis( James) to carry the Torch of Love. A host of nieces, nephews, friends, and associates.

He attended Boston Tech High School where he excelled in Track 100 distance Relay Race. An excellent student of science, math, and History. He was an avid reader, orator, and debater. He always believed the glass as half full never half empty. At the end of his senior year he left to Join the Korean War effort. Missing the Prom and graduation. Mayor Menino acknowledges this by giving all military a prom and graduation certificate.

Robert did his training at Paris Island returning from Korea to Camp Lejune and back to Korea to Haigaru. He served two tours of the Korean Warzone one being at the Chosin Conflict. After the War, he was a proud Marine. He joined military organizations as President of First Marine of Boston, President of Montford Point Marine. Founding member of Marine Corp League Easton and active member of VFW. He worked for Stowe Woodard making bowling balls. He enjoyed Candlepin Bowling in a competitive league. His heart and promising work were at Polaroid. He retired from Polaroid after 30 years. He started as a janitor and promoted to manufacturing tech. (Overtime Bob) was his moniker. No shift was denied. The phone ring and the kids would take the messages and say " my dad" wasn't here to give him some rest.

Polaroid started a diversity program that was later created by the First Black Caucus in Washington DC. Robert was so dedicated to Polaroid in his last two week of life he relived his work vividly. The number 6 machine all his crew overtime shifts and payroll. He insisted that he be taken to the Netherlands. During his retirement, he couldn't sit still. He became a dancer Miss Cindy and a voracious reader, generous to veterans, loved live music. A good cigar, and food abundance for all who visited.

Robert was very personable he talked to everyone, parting wisdom, guidance, and leadership. Many of his associates thank him for shepherding them at work and life. A dancer that as no rhythm but danced to his own song. Traveling to Montford Point Marines convention and family visit throughout the U. S. He loved to make you laugh a good sense of humor to make you think. For example, he would say" I am not the mailman" meaning you are too close. Robert was the steadfast anchor of the family many generations all remember his heart and home.

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