Half Staff – Robert T. Eirich, 85

Robert T. (Bob) Eirich, 85, former owner of Cape Ann Automotive Supply, of Charlton and Rockport, died April 12 at home.Born in New Haven, Connecticut, he graduated from New Haven High School in 1940. Upon graduation, he joined the Merchant Marines and then entered the Navy, serving aboard an ocean-going tugboat during World War II.

Mr. Eirich was a Mason and member of the Aleppo Shrine, the Gloucester Power Squadron, and the Rockport Thacher Island Association.

He was the husband of Priscilla H. (Hanscom) for 62 years. In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Robert J. of Belmont; and two grandchildren.

Arrangements: Final arrangements will be completed in Rockport.