Robert A. Sudbay, husband of Ann (Grivich) Sudbay, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, February 4 at his home, with his loving family at his side, following a brief illness at the age of 81.
Robert was born in Gloucester on February 6, 1930 to the late James A. and Margaret M. (Fraser) Sudbay. He graduated from Gloucester High School where he was an officer of the ROTC and played on the varsity hockey team. After high school Robert graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont where he also played on the college hockey team. Following graduation from Norwich, he was commissioned in the United States Army and served his country in Europe.
After his service in the Army, Robert began a long and very successful career with the Pontiac Motor Division of General Motors Corporation. In 1990 he retired from General Motors after becoming head of the Dealer Organization Department. In retirement, Robert enjoyed golf, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a kind and thoughtful man who always put others' needs before his own.
In addition to his wife, Ann, of 54 years, Robert is survived by his loving children, Robert J., husband of Donna, and Stephen, husband of Patricia. He was the loving grandfather of Robert S., Tyler, and Trevor. In addition, he is survived by his brother, Donald, and his wife Phyllis, and his sister, Barbara Porper. Robert was predeceased by his brother, Dr. James A. Sudbay and his wife Mary Helen.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass was held in West Bloomfield ,MI at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church on Friday February 10th. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Karmanos Cancer Institute, 4100 John Rd, Detroit, MI 48201.