Robert “Bob” Arthur Chase, age 73, born on July 29, 1946, passed away peacefully on August 21st at Concord Hospital. He was the husband of Mary Chase and they shared 37 years of marriage together.
Born in Plymouth, NH, Bob was the son of Arthur and Helen Chase. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1964. Bob played sports in high school, including basketball, football and baseball where he was the captain of both the basketball and football teams. Bob was a pitcher for the baseball team and a quarterback for the football team. Bob’s love of sports continued throughout his life as he played softball as an adult, umpired for high school softball games and enjoyed countless hours of watching sports with his friends and family.
In 1965 Bob went into the Army and served in the United States National Guard retiring after 25 years as a First Sergeant. Bob lived and worked in Plymouth and was an active part of the community. He worked for the New Hampshire Electric Co-op, starting out as a grounds man, working his way up to a first-class lineman and then was promoted to a working foreman. Bob retired as a District Manager after over 40 years with the Co-op.
Bob was an active member of the Elks Club for over 40 years serving as Inner Guard and Lecturing Knight and volunteering his time whenever possible. Bob was President of the Athletic Association, Treasurer and Secretary of the Bowling League, a member of the Dart League and in 2012 Chase Field in Plymouth, NH was dedicated to him for his years of dedication and service to the softball community. Bob was also recognized for his decades of commitment to the Plymouth High School Football program running the lines with the “Chain Gang” and dedicating his time to every Saturday home game.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary Chase, children Gena Butler of Baltimore, MD, Nyia Chase of The Colony, TX, Krystal Small and her husband Jeremy of Dover, NH, Ryan Chase of Dover, NH, Robert “Bobby” Chase and his wife Julia of Tilton, NH, and Bradley Chase and his wife Erin in Hillsborough, NH. In addition, his grandchildren Jessica Butler, Nicolas Chase Otero, Kyra, Sydney and Jaxon Small, Robert and Taylor Chase, and Myles Chase survive Bob. Bob is also survived by his brother Donald and his wife Joanne, of The Villages, FL.
The viewing/visitation will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home at 12 Langdon St. in Plymouth, NH, 03264 from 12:00-2:00pm on Friday August 23rd. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 at The Elks Club at 1159 NH 175, Holderness, NH, 03245. Bob’s family would love to hear stories and memories of Bob and encourage anyone who would like to share to come with a memory in mind.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Plymouth Athletic Club.