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Robert K. Haselmann

Born: Tue., Feb. 6, 1934
Died: Sat., Sep. 5, 2020


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 15, 2020
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Graveside Service

1:30 PM Tue., Sep. 15, 2020
Location: Massachusetts National Cemetery

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Robert (Bob) K. Haselmann 86, of Middleboro, Ma, passed away September 5th, after a lengthy illness, with family by his side.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years Sandra, his daughter Krista (Haselmann) Celia her husband Michael and their three children Victoria, Alexandria and Michael of Berkley; his two sons Paul Beaulieu his wife Alexandra and their three children Miranda, Nathan and Jacob of Raynham; and Aaron his wife Cynthia and their two sons Aaron and Kyle of Voluntown Ct. He was preceded in death by his son Eric Haselmann.

Bob was born in Ohio to Karl J. and Ruth (Hard) Haselmann traveling the country as the child of an Army serviceman. He noted sadly in his diary as they departed his favorite station “Aloha Hawaii”.

Bob served in the Air Force and Army, ultimately retiring from the Rhode Island Army National Guard, as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, Instructor Pilot and Base Safety Officer, after 34 years of service to this country. His love of flying, learning to fly as a teenager, guided his career and life choices. He served as an FAA Flight Examiner, Airport Manager of Taunton Airport, and Chief Flight Instructor of King Aviation in Taunton.  Bobs inspiration to protect, promote and advance aviation, prompted him to write numerous insightful articles published in various aviation and military magazines.  He was the recipient of many awards throughout his career.

As well as being involved in a number of charitable organizations, his love of sports was most evident as he lovingly and tenaciously assisted coaching in his grandchildren’s softball and basketball teams.

A devout man of Christian faith he was member of Brockton Assembly of God.  Today, he flies not on the wings of a plane but the wings of an angel.

Memorial Visitation will take place on September 15, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon followed by a Graveside Service at the Massachusetts National Cemetery at 1:30 PM.

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Kathleen Farmer
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period; please accept my sincere condolences. Bob was a special person. He always made you feel welcomed in his home and never failed to impart some words of wisdom while you visited. Yes, I shall remember him with a smile. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Mary Lou Andrade
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
Dear Sandy,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers for you and your loved ones. God bless.
Mary Lou and Dan Rapoza

Jack Kovak
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
Memorable words:

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..."

- John Gillespie Magee

"Watch your altitude. Watch your airspeed."

- Bob Haselmann

B Maddigan
   Posted Sun September 06, 2020
Very sorry for Your loss

Isaiah 25:8a
HE (Christ Jesus) WILL Swallow Up death FOREVER,

Paula Driscoll
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
Dear Sam and Family:
Was so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. "Aunt" Paula

Ellen DuBois
   Posted Tue September 08, 2020
My prayers are with Bob's family and friends and I am lucky to consider myself a friend. I feel blessed to have known Bob for nearly 25 years. A true gentleman with a kind soul, Bob made the world a better place. His love of God, family, friends and country was clear and his smile like a light in the world. He will live on in our hearts and in his Heavenly home.

Bill Friedrich
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
I just lost a 40 year friend & fellow pilot. RIP, Bob. I’m at ease because I know your now God’s copilot.


charles Malo
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
My sincerest heartfelt condolences to Sandy and all of Bob's family. I've known Bob for 50+ years. Bob was my instrument pilot flight instructor, the best. Bob was one of my best friends and I couldn't have asked for a better friend. Bob will be sadly missed until one day we meet again.

Here's a very well know poem that I dedicate to Bob.

"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds -
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
"Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God."
By John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

RIP my friend,
Charlie Malo

Jerry Field
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Known Bob since the Sixties, a extraordinary pilot and instructor and a truly great guy. Enjoyed many deep conversations over the years. Rest in peace my friend.

Jerry 4

Jeanne K Beach
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Hello Aunt Sandy and family,
I am thankful that Uncle Bob was not alone during his final days. He has been a special part of my life for many years and I will miss him dearly. Please know that my prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow.
The thing I am happy about is that Uncle Bob now has his wings of glory for his many years of service to our Savior.

Nancy Flannery
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
To My Dearest Friend Sam And Her Family And All Of Bob’s Family And Friends, I am sorry for your loss of Bob.

May you all find peace with the loving support of each other and good memories of Bob’s life.

Nancy Flannery

Karen Friedrich
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
Sending thoughts and prayers to all of Bob's family and friends. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time....may your loving memories provide you with some comfort.

Donald Proctor
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
I have lost a great friend. Bob and I were fellow skydivers, pilots, flight instructors and air guard members during the last 50 or more years. He was the best of the best at everything he did. My profound and sincere sympathy to Sandi and the entire family. Don.....

Tom Magnan
   Posted Mon September 14, 2020
Bobby was such a great friend and mentor from the first day I met him at King Aviation. We served together for his entire career in the R.I. Army National Guard and I always enjoyed his company and insights. Bobby had a great heart and gave a lot to our organization. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to his family on his passing and hope to see him again on the other side. Rest In Peace my friend.

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