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Robertus Boudewijn Maria van Zadelhoff

Robertus Boudewijn Maria van Zadelhoff
  • December 30, 1943 - March 13, 2018
  • Sherborn, Massachusetts

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“Dear Christine, Rosemarie and Marc,We have so many fond memories of you all spending time with our family. From the time you moved to the States,...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Peter von Loesecke - Harvard, MA

“Dear family, A very special person is how I remember Rob. It's been many years ago that I was in contact with Rob and learned to know him. It's the...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Hans van Gool - Soest

“So very sad to hear this news. I had the pleasure of working with Rob at Foxboro/Invensys and always found him to be very thoughtful and kind. He...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Luanne Cockshaw - Brockton, MA

“I'm very sad to hear that Rob is not longer around. We shared a long time as colleges and friends starting in Soest and Germany and continued our...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Hartmut Wallraf - Cologne Germany

“Rob was great man and work colleague. My sincere condolences, ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Lowell Gordon - Medfield, MA

“Dear Christine and family, our sincere condolences with the passing of your husband, Rob. It has been many years since our children were younger...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Luke and Rita schimmelpenningh - FL

“Dear Christine and Family, my condoleances with the passing of your partner, father and grand dad! I am glad to read in your letter, it was peaceful....Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sancia Simonis-Rupert

“Christine, my sympathy. Sorry to read of your loss. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bernadette White - Walpole, MA

“Christine, my sympathy. Sorry to read of your loss. May you be comforted by your memories. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bernadette White - Walpole

“To our dear friend and colleague Rob - thank you for your humour and your guidance, and for being tough and stubborn when you needed to be. Thank you...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Grant Le Sueur - Boston, MA

“A year or so ago, Rob shared some of his photographs (on Facebook) that showed almost a Zen-like appreciation for beauty. There were birds and...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: George Brady - Bethesda, MD

“Dear Christine, Rosemarie and Marc, We would like to express our profound sympathies to you and your entire family. Sincerely,Mark and Christine...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Christine Mckissock - Dedham, MA

“Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Peter Winkel - Dinslaken/Germeny

Robertus Boudewijn Maria van Zadelhoff
Rob van Zadelhoff, of Sherborn, MA, formerly of Medfield and Westwood, MA and born and raised in The Netherlands. Rob passed away peacefully on March 13, 2018 at the age of 74 after a long battle with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. After over 50 years of marriage, he leaves behind his wife, Christine, his children Rosemarie Sawyer and husband Erik of Wrentham, and Marc and his wife Remke of Weston, along with seven grandchildren. Rob comes from an extensive family in Soest, The Netherlands and leaves behind three sisters, while he survived four brothers. A proud graduate of Nijenrode University, Rob was an executive with The Foxboro Co. / Invensys, Inc. for 44 years where he had the opportunity to travel the world and make lasting friendships. He was an active member at the Dedham Country and Polo Club, which he joined in 1982, and The White Mountain Ski Runners of NH, in addition to various prior clubs in The Netherlands. He loved golf and tennis, and was an avid photographer and woodworker. Rob was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed time spent with family. There will be no services but Rob's wish was to have close friends and family gather to celebrate his life. If you wish to honor Rob's memory, donations may be made in Rob's name to Nchima Trust (, a charity in which he was personally involved.

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