Robert Harris Wilkinson
West Harwich - Robert Harris Wilkinson of West Harwich died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on March 9, 2017 with his family beside him.
Bob, also well known as “Wilkee” was born on August 6, 1941 in New Haven, Conn. He was the son of the late Bob and Ann (Fitzharris) Wilkinson. He was the beloved husband of his wife Phyllis (Holden) Wilkinson and his daughters Kerry Louise Wilkinson and Wendy Holden Wilkinson Kirley and her husband Patrick. He was the loving grandfather to Will and Ashley Kirley. Dear brother of his sister Teri Wilkinson, brother in law of Daniel and Paula Holden and William Huppuch, Uncle of Jake Holden and his wife Audrey, Jimmy Holden, Birgit Huppuch and Kirsten Fink and her husband Andrew and their children Brandon and Olivia.
Bob was head of the math department at Nauset Regional High School for 40 years retiring in 2007. He coached the girl’s golf and basketball teams and also bartended at some of the Cape’s finest establishments. In his spare time, most of it was spent on a golf course, like his dad, and he enjoyed spending time on the beach, especially in Aruba. After retiring he returned to NRHS to teach math in the access program in the evening and recently math at the Nauset Middle School.
Although his passion was teaching, his #1 love was his wife and family. We know that Bob will forever be loved and missed by his family, many friends and students. His family would like to thank the Cape Cod Hospital staff for the exceptional care he received there, especially Dr. Stephen W. Brooks.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to either the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P O Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284 or via www.danafarber.org/gift or Nauset Warriors Booster Club P O Box 2174 Orleans, MA 02653.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a date to be determined.
Notes of comfort may be made to his family at www.MorrisOConnorBlute.com