Robert E. "Bob" Cathcart, Sr., 82, of Fairhaven, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Southeastern Massachusetts Health and Rehabilitation Facility in New Bedford. He was the lifelong companion of the late Florence (Gamache) Gilbert.
Born in Mattapoisett, he was the son of the late Charles Edward and Alice Elnora (Downing) Cathcart.
Mr. Cathcart was a Veteran of the United States Navy and worked as a carpenter in the local area.
In his leisure time, Bob enjoyed being out on the water, boating and fishing. His interests included motorcycle riding, country western music, and playing the guitar and banjo. He also loved the Southwest and enjoyed the outdoors.
Survivors include his daughters, Robin Patton of Danville, Kentucky, Terry Lee Bennett of New Bedford, MA, Shirley Mae Maini of West Wareham, MA, Alison Ashburn of East Bridgewater, MA and Carol Gulnick of Starks, Maine; his sons, Matthew Cathcart of Las Vegas, Nevada, Charles Cathcart of Wareham, MA, Bruce Stover of Ocala, Florida, Richard Gilbert of Canaan, Maine, James Gilbert of Dorchester, MA and Donald Gilbert of West Wareham, MA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Robert E. Cathcart, Jr.
Private arrangements are in the care of the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven, MA.