Robert D. Lunde Sr., 85, of Larchmont, NY passed away October 9, 2009 at home surrounded by family after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 23, 1924 in Pipestone, MN to the late Lena and Melvin Lunde. During WW II Bob served 3 years in the South Pacific as a United States Marine. It was while they were both in the Marines that he met and married his wife of 64 years, Rhoda.
After leaving the Marines they settled in New Rochelle where he began a 45 year career with New Rochelle Hospital. He retired as their Chief Engineer in 1986. Bob was a very active member of the New Rochelle Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed playing golf. He loved being in the great outdoors, especially during hunting season. As caring and giving as he was in life, he will continue to give in his passing by donating his body to the NY Medical College for research.
Bob is survived by his wife Rhoda, children Richard (Rosanne), Robin Thaule (Robert), Ruthann Frattarola (Joseph) and Robert, Jr. grandchildren, Dennis, Anthony, Bobby(Lauren), Kristin, Robbie, Nicolle, Danielle, Dylan and Tori, great-grandchild Faith Rose and his sister Marjorie Werner of Stockton, CA. He was predeceased by daughter Ruth.
The family will be holding a private memorial service. In lieu of cards or flowers, please send donations to Friends of Karen, PO Box 190, Purdys, NY 10578