July 12, 2024

Robert C. Archer


Robert C. Archer, age 91, of Rehoboth, passed away at home on Sunday, April 14, 2024. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann (Szydlowski) Archer.

Born in Providence, the son of the late Alfred V. and Caroline E. (Schweikart) Archer, Robert graduated from Cranston High School, Class of 1950. A proud veteran of the United States Navy, Robert served his country during the Korean War. He went on to run a television station at the former Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth) for 31 years and worked for Channel 12 as a Production Manager for 16 years.

Robert enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, and was a member of American Legion Post 302 in Rehoboth.

He is survived by six children, Deborah Peck and her husband Gregory of Rehoboth, Susan Shaw and her husband Greg of Maine, Linda Archer of Maine, Jeffrey Archer and his wife Donna of Brockton, Cynthia Simmons of Rehoboth, and Kimberly Archer of Dighton; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. Robert was the brother of the late Russell Archer.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024 at 10:00 AM in Rehoboth Village Cemetery, 190 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert’s honor may be made to the Rehoboth Food Pantry, 51 Winthrop St., Unit 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769 or to the American Legion Post 302, 84 Bay State Rd., Rehoboth, MA 02769. For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

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