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Robert Allan Barrows



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With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Robert Allan Barrows, 90, on January 14.

Born on September 5, 1930 in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, he was the son of late Allan Barrows and late Helen Barrows and brother of late John Barrows and late Annie Barrows.

Robert graduated from Holderness School in New Hampshire and then attended Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, where he graduated in 1953. Later, he served in the United States Army. After serving, he entered the corporate world and started his career in human resources. In 1956, he married Katharine K. Marshall. They started their life together in Simsbury, Connecticut. Then in 1965, they moved to Newtown, Connecticut, where they raised four children, Robert, Edward, Amy, and David.

While living in Newtown, he coached little league baseball for many years and was president of Newtown Little League for a brief period. He was also involved at Newtown Parks & Recreation, where he was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons.

Eventually, his career in human resources moved him down to Matthews, North Carolina, where he met his best friend, Linda Hoyle.

He was an avid golfer and a regular at his local YMCA. He had a passion for gardening and a strong love for dogs.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, sister, brother, wife, daughter in-law Sharon Llodra Barrows, and nephew Claude Marshall.

He is survived by his four children, Robert (Woodbury, Conn.), Edward (Bethel, Conn.), Amy (Denver, Colo.), and David and Carolina Barrows (Colorado Springs, Colo.); his nine grandchildren, Katharine, Julia, Olivia, Alexandra, Nicholas, Tessa, William, Jackson, and Joshua; and eight nephews and one niece.

There will be no services at this time. If you would like to honor the life of Robert A. Barrows, we are asking that you make a donation to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe NC 28110.

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