Business owner was lifelong resident of town

Published in the October 6, 2016 edition.

standleyobit-webNORTH READING — Robert D. Standley – a lifelong resident of North Reading died on September 28, 2016. Robert was born in Melrose on September 26, 1932, to Frederick J. Standley and Dessie E. (Lamb) Standley with siblings, Donald (predeceased) and Richard. A graduate of Reading High School in 1950, Bob was a business partner at the Little Meadow Fur Farm in North Reading until 1972 and the owner/operator of Candlewood Lanes bowling alleys located in North Reading for30 years. Bob served in the Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. Bob married Dorothy E Walkup of North Reading on February 14, 1956.

Bob was a devoted family man. He was known for his quick wit, his smile and wonderful sense of humor. He was compassionate and always looked for ways to help others. Bob loved the outdoors and was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Church for many years and was also a member of the Reading Rifle Club and North Reading Grange. Bob loved to travel with Dorothy, his wife of 60 years. Together they enjoyed trips to Israel, Jordan, Alaska, Bahamas and Rangeley ME.

Family members include his loving wife Dorothy (Walkup) Standley; children, Cheryl (Standley) Douty and her husband William Douty, III, Brenda Standley, Diane (Standley) Trombly and her husband James Trombly and William Standley; grandchildren, William Douty, IV and his wife Jennifer (O’Brian) Douty and Heather Douty. Bob was pre-deceased by his son Robert K. Standley

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading. A 10 a.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday October 7 at the Trinity Evangelical Church, 103 Haverhill Street, North Reading.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Trinity Evangelical Church, 103 Haverhill Street, North Reading, MA 01864.