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Robert M. "Pooch" Minkler
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    Springfield, MA 01104

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“KathyI am so sorry about Pooch. He was a wonderful guy. I guess the old gang are now together in Heaven. My deepest sympathy to you and your...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Joanne Kovalski - Easthampton

“Kathy,Jim and I are going to miss Bob our hearts are broken that he is no longer with us. You and your family will be forever in our prayers. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy & Jim Vermette - Chicopee, MA

“Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Pooch was an amazing man and he will be missed by all that had the pleasure...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Shelly Settembre - Westfield, MA

“Kathy,So sorry to hear that your dear husband has passed away. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Donald Laduzenski - MA

“Kathy. So sorry to hear about pooch. He was a one of a kind type of guy. Lot's of memories from Alice's Restaurant. The old Armory crew. Peace ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: John Ferriter - Chicopee, MA

“Kathy I am sorry to hear about Pooch, my prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Renaud - Charlemont, MA

“Poochie Poo you will sadly be missed by many. Your were a great brother-in-law and I'm very grateful to have you as mine. I will always remember the...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Doris Minkler - Palm Coast, FL

“Oh pooch I will miss you and the great times, Kathy my heart goes out to you ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Donald Renaud - Feeding Hills, MA

“Kathy, I am so very sorry at the loss of Pooch ,He was a great guy ,again so sorry ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: gerrie petrovsky - AGAWAM, MA

“Oh Poochie, my life will never be the same. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy (Meggie)

“So sorry to hear of your loss, prayers to you and your family at this time of sorrow. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Denice - Westfield, MA

“Very sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and friend. Jack Padden ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Kath so sorry about pooch it's so sad Your in my thoughts and prayers I love you ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie Baumann - Holyoke, MA

“Kathy and family... so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I had the privilege and enjoyment in working with Bob on 4-east 3-11 shift at the 'Home. For...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Minkler family, Poochie was a gentle soul with a loving heart to match.We all have many funny/loving memories. My love and prayers to all. ...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Kathy,I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy and so nice to work with. You'll be in my prayers. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Gladys Mislimoski - Ludlow, MA

“Kathy I am so sorry. Pooch was a great guy. He will be missed by all that knew him. I'm here for you at anytime. Love Barb ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara Grady - Holyoke, MA

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Robert M. "Pooch" Minkler, 67, of Holyoke, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Holyoke Soldier's Home surrounded by his family. Pooch was born in Holyoke, son of the late Francis X. and Ann (Axton) Minkler, was a graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School and received his LPN license from Dean Vocational High School. He served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and later worked at the Holyoke Soldiers Home as an LPN for many years. Pooch is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen M. (Monaghan) Minkler; his sister, Ann Ayotte and her husband Ted, of NH; a brother, John Minkler of Chicopee; two sisters-in-law, Noreen Minkler of Holyoke and Maureen Monaghan and her daughter Maura, of Holyoke. He also leaves his best friends, Kathy Kennedy and Judy and Phil Drew, all of Holyoke and many nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends, as well as his beloved Yorkie, "Mickey the Moose". Besides his parents, Pooch was predeceased by his brothers, Tommy and Charlie and his lifelong friend, Bobby Kennedy. A Funeral Home Service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street. A calling hour will be held prior to the service from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers, donations are requested to the Thomas J. O'Connor Foundation, 627 Cottage Street, Springfield, MA 01104.