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Robert D. Bangs

January 17, 1945 — March 31, 2024

Berlin, NH

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Robert Bangs, 79, of Berlin, passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2024 at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital. He was born in Portsmouth, NH on January 17, 1945, the son of the late Carlton O. and Margaret E. (Thomas) Bangs. Following graduation from high school, he attended Greenfield Community College.  He joined the United States Air Force, with overseas postings including Libya and Germany. He married Nancy Sundquist and together they raised two daughters. The couple traveled all over the United States, seeing the country. His favorite thing to do in retirement was spending time with his daughters. He enjoyed visiting Jenn in Rhode Island and taking trips to Block Island and working on Linda's farm when out in Oregon. 

Robert worked for Woolworth's in Berlin for many years and, upon the store's closing, transitioned to Rite Aid, where he was the front-end manager. He enjoyed woodworking, making and refinishing beautiful furniture. He loved birds and tending to his bird feeders, and he was a talented gardener, dedicating a lot of time to growing vegetables and improving his garden year after year. Robert was an active communicant of St. Paul Lutheran Church.  He served on the church council, as well as doing small maintenance tasks and decorating for each season. 

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years Nancy Bangs of Berlin; two daughters Jennifer Bangs of Slatersville, RI and Linda Guebert and her husband Michael of Corbett, OR; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Bangs. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024 at 1pm at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 101 Norway Street, Berlin, NH 03570. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.bryantfuneralhome.net. 
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