US Navy WWII Veteran
Loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather
Leon G. Robertson, of Westford, formerly a longtime resident of Lowell, died April 29, 2018, in Westford, aged 91 years.
Born in Laconia, NH, on March 20, 1927, he was the son of the late Richard and Ethel (Leith) Robertson. Leon received his early education in the Lowell school system, and attended Lowell High School. He proudly served his country in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1946. He received the World War II Victory Medal.
Returning home, he worked at the former Kydd’s Dairy, where he had also worked during his junior high school years. In the early 50s, he became associated with Raytheon in Lowell, initially in the Quality Control Section, and also as a trouble-shooter at various locations. A self-taught electrician, he also worked at Itek, Honeywell and Omni Industry. He retired in 1992 from Leeman Labs.
Leon was a gifted athlete. He played in the Lowell Twi League, was invited to try out for the former Brooklyn Dodgers, and played football as a half-back with the Dracut Tigers and Canadian AC’s semi-pro teams. For many years, he enjoyed ten pin bowling with the Club 55 and Westford Seniors at Brunswick Lanes. Leon also took great pride in his fruit and vegetable gardening.
He is survived by two daughters, Adele M. Brown and her husband John of Lowell, and Sharon A. Newton and her husband Paul of Canton; two sons, Wayne G. Robertson and Alan L. Robertson, both of Newfield, Maine; a sister, Ruth Makarewicz and her husband Edward of Ashland, NY; three brothers, Norman Robertson of Groton, Richard Robertson and his wife Lillian of Lowell, and Robert Robertson of Lowell; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Eugene Robertson, Elizabeth Anderson, and Irvin Robertson.
ROBERTSTON - In Westford, April 29, 2018. Leon G. Robertson, of Westford, formerly of Lowell, aged 91 years. U. S. Navy Veteran of WWII. It being his wish, Funeral Services were private. Arrangements in the care of MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, MA 01851. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy.