Robert D. Killian,
84, husband of Cynthia (Sampson) Killian of Heard Drive, Ipswich,
died peacefully in the Beverly Hospital on December 2, 2014.
He was born in
Boston, November 29, 1930, son of the late Joseph and Josephine
(McCarthy) Killian and was raised in Brighton, a graduate of
Brighton public schools. Following graduation he enlisted in the
U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and served with a guided
missile group in Texas. Following his honorable discharge he
continued his education nights at Northeastern University. He soon
embarked on a career that eventually led him to open his own
printing company, North Shore Printing in North Reading. Bob was
actively involved in the business community of North Reading, having
served as President of the N. Reading Rotary Club where he
received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award. He also devoted
much of his time to many service projects in Ipswich as a thirty
year member and past President of the Lionís Club.
In addition to his
loving wife of fifty-four years, he will be greatly missed by his
two sons, David M. Killian and his wife Susan of Georgetown, Keith
D. Killian of Ipswich; four grandchildren, Shannon and Jennifer
Killian both of Georgetown, Madison and Connor Killian both of
Ipswich; two nieces, Jennifer Barnard of New Canaan, CT and Lisa
Gavin of Duxbury and all his friends. He was the brother of the late
Donald J. Killian formerly of Newton.
His funeral will be
held 8 am Saturday, December 6 from the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by the celebration of a Mass
of Christian Burial 9 am in Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pine Swamp
Road, Ipswich. Interment with Army Honors will be in the Cowles
Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Friday, December 5,
from 4-7 pm.
In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions will be gratefully accepted in Robertís
memory to Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office, 100
Cambridge Street, Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114 or the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).