Robert Bruce Middleton, 64
Sep 2, 2020
Robert Bruce Middleton, 64, of Marion passed away Saturday Aug. 29 at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband and best friend of Elizabeth Reis Middleton; they had been married for 29 years.
Robert is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his children, Tara and Morgan Middleton; his sister Samantha Gorrell, his brother John Middleton; his Aunt Joan Hayes, his Uncle Kenny Middleton; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and his dog, Mia.
Born in Chicago, IL, Rob was the son of the late John Andrew (Jay) Middleton and Barbara Hayes Middleton. Rob spent the majority of his late childhood and early adult life in Pacific Palisades, CA before moving to Marion, MA. Rob was employed by Sun Property Group as a Commercial Project Manager prior to his passing. Throughout his career in the building industry, Rob was involved in projects throughout Southern California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rob’s creativity contributed to the design, build out and refurbishing of many different styles of homes, from upscale homes in Los Angeles, to historical Bostonian homes in the Back Bay, to homes on Nantucket, and project development in the growth of new commercial real estate in South Boston.
When not working, Rob was full of life and extremely creative. He had a wonderful green thumb and could be found gardening, cooking his famous tacos, and baking delicious desserts. He was an expert mixologist and could be called upon for the best holiday drinks. Rob was a musician and had a huge guitar collection and played nightly. Rob loved sports. He played baseball at Pacific Palisades High School, surfed the Pacific Ocean, avidly watched car racing and tennis, and loved to fly planes with his Dad in his early years in California. As a Dad, Rob was a huge supporter of his children and created a fun and memorable childhood. Rob also took pride in the family home and showcased his craftsmanship with numerous details throughout.
A private family service will be held and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.