Robert Edmund Harwood

Obituary for Robert Edmund Harwood

March 4, 1935 - October 10, 2013
Littleton, New Hampshire | Age 78


LITTLETON, NH -- Bob went home to glory on Thursday, October 10th, after a short battle with cancer.

Bob was born on March 4, 1935 to Horace Peyton Harwood and Clarese N. Harwood of NY and Franconia.

Bob graduated from Manhattan College, NY, with a Degree in Civil Engineering. One of his favorite jobs was being on the design team for the Luna Module Spacecraft at Gruman Aircraft, NY. Locally he worked for Curran & Lavoie Construction; project manager for Nuova Agudio of North America in the constructing of the Cannon MT Aerial Tramway; project manager for Beck & Bellucci, Williston, VT and retired in 1999 from Provan & Lorber, Littleton office.
He was happiest designing and building bridges, many of which you drive over daily on Interstate 93.

Bob served his country in the Army Reserves, was a member of New Life Christian Center in Bethlehem, enjoyed many years of singing with the Jefferson Chorus and served in the St. Johnsbury Chapter of Gideon's.

He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Winnie (Maxfield/Gamlin) Harwood of Littleton, NH; brother, Jack Peary and wife Betty of Camano Island, WA; son, Michael Harwood and wife, Debbie of Houston, TX; daughter, Charlene Biessel and husband, Ken of Ruby, MI, daughter, Jean Marie Salas and husband, Joel of Huntington, NY, two step-children, Gale Gamlin-Holmes and husband Wade of Lisbon, NH; Gregg Gamlin and wife, Beth of Littleton, NH; precious Grandchildren: Catherine Harwood, Zachary, Jay and Cydney Biessel; Austin, Justin and Kristen Salas, Andrew Tattersall , Matthew Gamlin, Nicole and Emily Young.

He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Gerald Peyton Harwood of Honolulu, HI.

SERVICES - A celebration of Bob's life will be held at The New Life Assembly of God Church on November 9th at 4:00 p.m., immediately followed by fellowship time with family and friends.

Family wishes that any donations be made in Bob's memory to The Littleton Hospice program at North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.

Arrangements and care have been entrusted to the Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium. For more information or to send a message of condolence, please visit our website at

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