Gregory Stewart Rober

  • Born: July 4, 1957
  • Died: November 3, 2021
  • Location: Lynnfield, Massachusetts

McDonald Funeral Home

19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Tel. (781) 334-9966

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gregory Stewart Rober, 64, of Lynnfield, MA, passed away suddenly on November 3.

Greg was born on July 4, 1957, to Edna and Donald Rober in Natick. He grew up in Belmont and attended Belmont Hill School before going on to study architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. He took time off partway through his sophomore year before transferring to University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he met his wife-to-be, Gail Beth Moskovitz, of Bennington, Vermont.

After graduating in 1980 with a degree in economics, he started working at his father's tile company, United Distributors Inc. He and Gail married on November 15, 1980, and went on to have two daughters and several cats and dogs, all of whom he loved to the fullest. Later on in life, he worked with his younger brother Cliff as a surveyor at Rober Survey in Arlington.

Greg's silliness and warmth were known to all around him. His interests varied widely, from motorcycles and cars to geology and flowers; he was just as keen to point out a souped up Honda CBR as he was a brilliantly colored rhododendron. He loved making the corniest of dad jokes, parading his beloved shelties around Glen Meadow, wearing solid wool socks, and playing J. Geils Band too loudly.

Greg was predeceased by his mother and father, Edna and Donald Rober. He is survived by his loving wife, Gail Rober; his devoted daughters Renée Rober of Brooklyn, NY and Monica McHugh and her husband Patrick of Washington D.C.; his younger brother Cliff Rober of Bedford and his wife Lisa; his older brother Don Rober Jr. of Concord and his wife Wendy; his in-laws Larry and Gerry Moss of Worcester, Alan and Jane Moss of Newton, and Richard Moss of Burlington, VT; his Shetland sheepdogs, Lila and Holly; as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Private graveside services were held at Mount Auburn Cemetery on November 6. Arrangements in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so sorry for your loss. We want you to know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Posted by The Rotary Club of Bedford - Bedford, MA   November 12, 2021

Dear Gail, Renee and Monica, I am so very sorry to hear of your terrible loss. From the time as a TNT preschool dad ( where I could see what a loving dad he was)and of throughout my many years of friendship with Gail I think of him as so funny, creative and smart and a perfect match for Gail. I appreciated how he always greeted me with warmth and welcome and a big smile. I just want you to know you are all in my thoughts. Love, Sharyn Solomon

Posted by Sharyn Solomon - Naples, FL - Friend   November 08, 2021

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    November 08, 2021

Forever in your thoughts

Posted by Pam McHugh - Frederick, MD - Family Friend   November 07, 2021

To all the Rober family- My sincere condolences upon the untimely death of a Greg. I was shocked to read his obituary in today's paper. May you find comfort in your many memories, and may Greg Rest In Peace.

Posted by (Cousin) Anna-Marie Ferraro - Arlington, MA   November 07, 2021

Gail, you are in our thoughts & prays
Mary & Sam

Posted by Mary & Sam Ratta    November 06, 2021

Dear Cliff and Rober family, we are so sorry about the sudden loss of your loved one. Our thoughts a d prayers are with you..

Posted by Denise and Joseph Ahern    November 06, 2021

This obituary is way too so there was much more life to be lived by such a lively fun soul, the absence of your energy will be a huge effect on all who had gotten to be around you and your great stories and jokes. Rip you will be missed by so many

Posted by Erin Munroe - Tewksbury, MA - Friend   November 05, 2021

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