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EASTON----Robert L. Beals, 97, of Easton, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away on August 19, 2020. He was born to Charles and Freda Beals on February 2, 1923 in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating Webster Groves High School, he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

Robert proudly served his country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in both World War II and the Korean War.

He was married to two wonderful women; Ann T. Smith from 1949 to 1975 and during their marriage lived in Atlanta, Cincinnati, and finally Sharon, MA. In 1985, Bob married Sharron Nohr and they found their home in Mansfield, MA until Sharron's sad passing in 2017. He then lived independently at The Residence at Five Corners in North Easton, MA.

He is survived by his sons, Charles and his wife Cindy, Santa Clarita, CA; John and his wife Sharon, North Easton, MA; his stepchildren Stacy Johnson and her husband Gus; and Jason Nohr and his wife Melissa both Marietta, GA . He is also survived by 9 loving grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Bob was an avid reader, sportsman, and pilot. Learning to fly when he was in the Navy, he flew recreationally until he was 78 years old. He participated in various sports including skiing as a proud member of the Attleboro Ski Club, hiking, and golfing until he played his last round at age 93. As an avid reader, he consumed at least a book a week until his last day.

A loving father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his surviving family and friends.

He wished to be cremated and have his ashes interred next to Sharron at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Services will be held there at 11:00 am on September 15, 2020.