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Robert W. "Bob" Staples, 69, husband of Sandra M. (Rowe) Staples passed away unexpectedly Thursday in Beverly Hospital.
Born in Beverly, he was raised in Magnolia and graduated from Gloucester High with The Class of 1965. Following graduation he served briefly in the Coast Guard then went on to study at Wentworth Institute in Boston. In 1973, Bob married Sandy, the love of his life.
They made their home in Ipswich and together raised four children. Bob worked for most of his life at Polaroid retiring in 2010. In his later life he enjoyed crosswords, his companion Chihuahua Joey and spending time relaxing with his wife Sandy.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Wayne R. Staples and his wife Kristen of Billerica, Matthew F. Staples and his fiance, Ryan Reid of Salem; two daughters, Elizabeth M. Mudgett and her husband, Troy of Seabrook, N.H., Katherine A. Staples of Anchorage, AK; two grandchildren, Elena Staples and Jake Mudgett and a brother, Bruce Staples of Florida.
His funeral service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to Ipswich Humane, P.O. Box 873, Ipswich, MA 01938.
Published on  February 22, 2017
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