Robert L. Chandler, 83, of New Smyrna Beach died Monday, November 15, 2010 with his family by his side. A Life Celebration will be held 11:00AM, Saturday, November 20th at the Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place, 1 N. Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. Gathering of friends and family will begin at 10AM. Robert was born September 22, 1927 in Detroit, MI. Immediately after high school he joined the United States Navy. The following day WW II ended. He loved to joke that the enemy must of known he was coming. After his Navy service he attended and subsequently graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Robert went to work for the Chrysler Corp. and after 19 years left to start his own business and move to Traverse City, MI. He took a great deal of satisfaction in running his own family business, a maintenance supply; equipment company, and worked side by side with his wife for many years. He married the love of his life Patrica E. Coakley on October 15, 1955 and together they recently celebrated their 55th anniversary. They both enjoyed dancing, music from the big band era, socializing with friends and most of all family. Robert was a devoted husband and family man that had no great joy than time spent with his fmily. He has two sons, Christopher and Thomas that he loved very much along with five grandchildren. He provided his sons and all who knew Robert an example of a man living the right way. Always kind, considerate of others, and consistently doing the “Right” thing, all with a wonderful sense of humor and a smile. Robert was a lifetime member of the Elks club and a past exalted ruler. He was also a member of the American Legion.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbrair Trail, Port Orange 32128
11:00 Am at Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on November 20, 2010 (map/driving directions)
10:00 Am to 11:00 Am at Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 on November 20, 2010 (map/driving directions)