Robert C. Upham, age 91, passed away in Ocala, FL on April 1, 2017.
He was predeceased by the love of his life, Margaret, after 70 years of marriage. They are survived by two sons, Gregory (Linda) Upham of Palm City, FL and Garry (Cindy) Upham of Ocala, FL, and a daughter, Elizabeth (Mike) Sistrunk of Tallahassee, FL; eight grandchildren, Gregory Jr., Jennifer, Kimberly, Nicole, Ryan, Michele, Lauren and Drew; and nine great-grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher, Austin, Alexander, Sophia, Owen, Alyson, Emma and Nicholas.
Robert was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. A 37-year retired educator and principal, he graduated from Plymouth Teacher College, NH, and received his master’s degree at Columbia University, New York. He was a US Marine Raider veteran of WWII, and a 70-year member of the Masonic Lodge.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, FL, with visitation starting at 12 noon. Burial will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marion County Hospice, Ocala, FL, or the Salvation Army.