Robert Cashman Obituary, Death – Robert Patrick Cashman, 76, passed away in Kittery, ME on December 28, 2022 following an illness. He was born in Fitchburg to the late George and Helen (Brooks) Cashman. Bob is survived by his wife Susan (Scaramuzzi), his brother Raymond and his wife Paula of Marshfield, MA, several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his son Christopher of North Wales, PA; his brother Gerald of Agawam, MA; and his uncle Dr. Philip G. Cashman, who became Bob’s surrogate parents when both of Bob’s parents passed away by the time Bob wan ten years old.
He was a graduate of Fitchburg High School, Mount Wachusett Community College, and Fitchburg State University. Bob taught Earth Science in the Fitchburg Public School System for many years. He had a great rapport with his students. As noted in the school’s yearbook, Bob often composed and sang raps about staying in school and other social issues of the day. Students readily joined him in an attempt to foster positive attitudes among their peers. After retiring from teaching, he worked part time for Work Inc. as a job developer.
Prior to this, Bob managed the camera department at Prime Value Mart. He went on to become a sales representative for Olympus Camera, Inc., where he consistently achieved recognition on the monthly High Rollers List of the top ten salesmen in the country. He completed numerous courses and workshops in photography and received an award for his photography. Bob was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Leominster Art Association.
He was an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoyed golfing, skiing, hiking, biking, walking and swimming. His biggest accomplishment in sports was making a hole-in-one twice in one season. Bob will always be remembered as a weather buff, not only for following the weather, but for successfully predicting it as well with a high degree of accuracy. His good humor and his spontaneous, witty and original rhymes at any occasion always delighted those in his company. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.