Robert H. Rand, 86, Korean War Veteran

Robert_RandRobert H. Rand, 86, of Haverhill, passed away Aug. 27, surrounded by his family at  Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.

He was born and raised in Olney, Penn. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant junior grade on the USS Baltimore during the Korean War. He had a successful career in architecture and lived in Berwyn, Penn., with his wife, Nancy Joan Thomsen, for 35 years. They enjoyed years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, and volunteering at school and scout activities. Rand was active on the Tredyffrin Township Planning commission. They retired to Brandon, Vt., where he was active with the local planning board and enjoyed volunteering at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vt., during their holiday train displays. After his wife Nancy’s passing in 1995, he married Dorothy Kimball Hart in 1997 and enjoyed many happy years with the Hart family in Massachusetts and sailing in Maine. He was a lifelong photographer.

He was pre-deceased by his sister Ruth. His surviving family members include his son, Geoffrey Rand  and wife Anne and granddaughter Martha, of Ipswich; daughter Cynthia Kirsten Stewart Bunte and husband Kirk Bunte and grandson Callahan Stewart of Exton, Penn.

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden St., Concord, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will take place Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m., in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Penn.

Contributions may be made in Roberts’s memory to either the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 or the Henry Sheldon Museum, 1 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.