R. “Bob” Sundquist, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away
on Monday, Dec. 19th, in Stoneham. John was born and raised in
Worcester, the son of John and Valborg Sundquist. He graduated
from Worcester North High School with the Class of 1945. He then
enlisted in the US Navy to help our counties country's fight in
WWII. After his discharge, he attended Worcester Poly Tech and
Wentworth Institute of Technology, and received his degree in
Electrical Engineering. He took employment with Bell Labs, and
worked with the phone company there until his retirement around
In 1955, Bob and Elinor I. Healey met in a Swedish class, and
were married in 1955 in the Everett Lutheran Church. They soon
settled down in Melrose to raise their family. Bob and Elinor
shared over 60 years of marriage together. In his spare time,
Bob was a ham radio operator, and an avid photographer, and
enjoyed photo editing on the computer. In recent years he became
quite skilled at photo editing his work with computers. He was
also a talented clarinet player.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elinor I. Sundquist, his
daughters, Maria E. Sundquist of Medford, Margaret L. Healey of
Arlington, and his sister, Birgit Nelson of Mashpee.
Bob was preceded in death by his son John T. Sundquist, and his
sister, Betty Ann Sundquist.
A memorial service for Bob will be held at the First Lutheran
Church of Malden, 62 Church St, Malden, on Saturday, Jan
7, 2017 at 11 AM. . Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the First
Lutheran Church of Malden, or Geneva Point Center, 108 Geneva
Point Rd, Moultonborough, NH 03254.