Robert M. Strickland

  • Born: April 8, 1942
  • Died: September 26, 2021
  • Location: Saugus, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert M. Strickland, resident of Saugus, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He was 79.

Born in Helena, Montana on April 8, 1942, Bob is one of two children of the late Maurice and Mary (Prebil) Strickland. Bob enlisted in the United States Marines being honorably discharged in 1968.

After his time in the Marines, he attended and graduated from Boston University with a degree in accounting. Bob worked at United Fruit Company, now Chiquita Brands International, before opening his own accounting and financial advisory firm.

A loving and devoted husband, Bob relished the time he spent with his beloved Mimi. They spent 55 wonderful years together relishing each other's company, traveling around the world and enjoying time with friends and family. While Bob and Mimi enjoyed adventures in far off locales like the Philippines, Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii, Mexico. Bob's favorite place was close to home. No place gave him more peace and tranquility than the picturesque view of the lake in Sanford, Maine, which he enjoyed with Duffy, his Boston Terrier, by his side. And in later years, Toby, a Cairn Terrier, took Duffy's post.

Bob shared his joy for life with life-long friends. He maintained his childhood friends from Montana through the years, and always looked forward to spending time with them. His "tree hunting" trips to Vermont with his "gumbas" was an annual event he looked forward to. Many weekends were spent in the company of the Callahans and many songs were played on the guitar or piano with the Three Chord Trio.

Bob's warmth, kindness, and big heart will be missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.

Bob was the beloved husband of Remedios Mimi (Yap) Strickland with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Dear brother of the late Maureen Rickman, and loving uncle of Kym Black and Lance Rickman.

Family and friends are invited to gather during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Thursday, September 30 from 4-7pm with a family eulogy at 6:30pm. All will meet on Friday at St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield, for Bob's Funeral Mass celebrated at 10am. Masks are kindly requested.

Gifts in Bob's memory may be made to Tufts Cancer Center, Development Office, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St. #231, Boston, MA. 02111 or


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so, so sad to hear about Bob's passing. He was a wonderful mentor to me and I have so many fond memories of him from the 9+ years we worked together. He was the best boss I ever had. I will always rememer him saying "Hello there, young lady"! He always called us ladies "young lady", even when we weren't so young anymore. He was such a gentleman and an extraordinary man. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Bob~

Posted by Melissa Lally - Salem, NH - Coworker   November 02, 2021

Uncle Bob was one in a million. He exuded true chivalry which came naturally to him. Whether friend, family or stranger, he took great pleasure in caring for those around him, but none greater than Aunt Ming. Uncle Bob doted on Aunt Ming, always looking at her and speaking of her with high esteem whether she was present or not. The love and respect they shared with one another was second to none, and a great example for all. Our hearts go out to you, Aunt Ming. Uncle Bob's presence and personality will be greatly missed.

Posted by Lance, Cami, Garrett and Gabrielle Rickman - Spokane, WA - Family   October 14, 2021

I was lucky to be one of Bob's "gumbas" at the annual tree hunt in Vermont for over 30 years. Throughout those years I came to cherish him as a friend, and his wit, humor, his trash talk when the Griz played the University of NH in football and of course his roll as the chef of the Hunt (slippers the only permitted footwear), made him such a joy to be around. Rest in peace Bob, we will miss you.

Posted by Rick Burgess - Ashland, NH - Friend   October 07, 2021

Uncle Bob was always part of celebrations with my parents' barkada (close friends). He made us kids laugh with his warmth and stories. He will be remembered fondly and will be missed. Rest in peace, Uncle Bob.

Posted by Mary Talusan - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   September 30, 2021

With our deepest sympathy from Ave Maria Parish, Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Maria Goretti, church, staff, parishioners and the Ministry of Consolation our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Posted by mary lou goodwin - Peabody, MA   September 30, 2021

Bob was a blessing to all who were his friends. As a friend you knew you always had someone who would be 100% on your side.
Bob faced his passing as he lived his life, with bravery and without flinching.
We will miss you ever so much Bob. With much affection, Enea and Mary

Posted by Enea and Mary Evangelista - Woburn, MA - Family Friend   September 30, 2021

Keeping you Mimi in my thoughts and prayers my mother Dottie Flint who used to clean your house always spoke about how Bob was a kind man.

Posted by Ken Flint - Saugus, MA - Friend   September 29, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing but I'm sure he is in a better place free of illness. I had the pleasure of knowing Bob and cutting his hair for many years. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met, just a kind and gentle soul. May he rest in eternal peace. xo Susan

Posted by Susan Fiorello - Lynnfield, MA - Friend   September 29, 2021


Bob will never be forgotten for his support and counsel at the I.G.Marston Co. in Holbrook, Ma.
Rest in Peace Bob.


Posted by Evelyn Piercy - Duxbury, MA - Coworker   September 28, 2021


So sorry to learn of Bob's passing. Keeping you and family in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Your love for each other and kindness to us is such an inspiration to our family and will be forever etched in our hearts.
Much love.

Ding, Ingrid and Family

Posted by Ding and Ingrid Oreste - Mansfield, MA - Family Friend   September 28, 2021

You will be greatly missed, Uncle Bob! Thank you for the fun times! We love you!

Posted by Bernadette Santamaria-Wilson - Burbank, CA - Family   September 27, 2021