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Wetzler, Robert T.


Wetzler, Robert Taylor – age 93, died in Norwood, MA on January 3, 2012
after a long illness.  Formerly of Cohasset, MA; New York City and Vero Beach,
FL, he recently moved to MA and is survived by his loving and cherished family
that includes his wife of 70 years, Audrey “Dree” (Mayforth); his daughters Anne
Settino of Westwood, MA and Sally Wetzler of Richmond, VA; son Rob Wetzler of
Mashpee, MA; grandson Christopher Settino of Burlington, VT; granddaughter, Kate
Skypeck and her husband Jason of Walpole, MA and great grandchildren Ben, Anna
and Will Skypeck.  He was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Schloss.  Born in
Queens, NY to Robert and Anna Wetzler, he was raised in New York, graduated from
Dartmouth College in 1940, and served honorably as an officer in the U.S. Navy
during WWII.  As a resident of Cohassett for over 35 years, Bob was very active
in the community, yacht club and Unitarian church.  An avid sailor and skilled
boat builder, he sailed from England to Portugal to Bermuda and cruised the
Bahamas and the intercoastal waterway to Florida.  Bob moved to NYC to become
vice president of Guardian Life Insurance and, after a successful career in the
insurance industry, he retired as vice president of MetLife.  While living in
NY, Bob also taught business management at New York University and mentored
immigrants to improve their English and support their transition to American
culture.  Retiring to Florida, Bob and Dree maintained an active lifestyle,
golfing, attending theater and being active in the UU Fellowship of Vero Beach.
They enjoyed extensive travel, both domestic and international, and shared an
interest in learning about other parts of the world and cultures.  They enjoyed
Mediterranean and Nordic cruises and in later years, joined fellow travelers to
tour with Elderhostel.  The family wishes to thank ALL the staff at Sunrise at
Norwood for their loving, understanding and tender care and assistance; also the
loving supportive care from Vista Care Hospice, especially Ellen and Carmen.
Services and interment are private.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
LIFE, Inc., Attn: Jim Godsill, 550 Lincoln Rd. Extension, Hyannis, MA 02601.
LIFE is a supported independent living organization for adults with learning and
intellectual disabilities.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill Canfield
    January 8th, 2012 | 12:19 pm

    In memory condolences to family.

  2. Jennifer Blair Barker
    January 9th, 2012 | 9:09 am

    Dear Wetzler Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss of a wonderful man in your lives. I have wonderful fond memories of sharing many wonderful times with Mr. Wetzler over the years. Thank you for sharing him with me and the rest of the Blair Family. Friendships like our parents had are not easy to find especially in today’s fast paced world. My Aunt Joan sent me an email to let me know of his passing. I am pleased that I am somehow able to connect with you and send a message on from my side of the world. Hugs to you all. A special warm hug to Mrs. Wetzler.

    My love to you all.
    Jennifer Blair Barker

  3. Carol Ann Bartlett
    January 9th, 2012 | 3:59 pm


    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of the loss of your Dad.


  4. David Blair
    January 9th, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    To the Wetzler family,
    My deepest sympathy to all the Wetzler family.
    Our families had many pleasant and relaxing evenings together while we were growing up in Cohasset. We always looked forward to your family’s company. They were very happy times. Your father always exhibited enthusiasm and warmth evidenced by a wonderful smile that made everyone feel at ease. I enjoyed my one-on-one conversations with him as well. I valued his advice. We are all lucky to have shared in such a strong friendship between families. Please give our best wishes to your mother.
    Our thoughts are with you. Celebrate his life and your memories.
    Dave Blair

  5. Marlene Culpepper
    January 9th, 2012 | 8:02 pm

    Mrs. Wetzler, Sally, Anne and Rob,

    I was saddened to hear of your husband/Dad’s passing. I remember the Christmas eve dinners we shared, over the years. He was a personable gentleman and I know you will miss him.

    Marlene Culpepper

  6. Barbara Ennis
    January 10th, 2012 | 10:37 am

    I am a friend of Sally’s in Richmond VA and we met in First UU class. My thoughts and well wishes are with you, Sally and all your siblings. Your Dad sounds like he was a really cool guy and I wish I had known him. I am sure he will be missed, but it does sound like he didn’t waste a minute of the short time we have on this earth. You must be very proud.
    Love to you all.
    Barb Ennis

  7. susan winter
    January 10th, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    Although life was not always what you expected, you were always able to make the best of it and continue your adventures – a wonderful example! I remember you fondly and always will. Susan

  8. Joan Walsh
    January 16th, 2012 | 11:54 pm

    To Dree and family. The sad news of your loss of Bob brought forth many fond and complementary remarks from the UU members when I reported to them. You are still missed and I think of you frequently now that I am spending more time here at Ind.Rvr estates. We did see each other here occasionally. My love to you and yours and continue to remember all those wonderful times you all had together. Joan Walsh

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