Robert Borden "Wheel, Bob" Wheeler
August 21, 1934 - October 26, 2017
Fall River, MA
Born in 1934 in Fall River, MA, Robert was the first child of George and Margery Wheeler. He and his sister Joan grew up at St. George’s School in Newport, RI, where his grandfather and father taught for a cumulative 99 years. Bob put education, principles, loyalty and friendship above all else. He was firmly rooted in tradition, and lived by the old school motto: “If you are going to do something, do it RIGHT.” And no lollygagging. He did right by the motto, and made the world a better place through conscientious, consistent activism.
Wheel was a natural and graceful athlete; in his youth he lettered in soccer, football, hockey and baseball. With his innate ability and competitive fire, . . .