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Robert Archibald Shields, 1931–2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021
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Robert Archibald Shields born May 9, 1931 in Agawam, Massachusetts, to Robert and Elizabeth (Schaluck), entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at his home in Girard, Texas.

Robert graduated from Agawam High School and then joined the Navy. After his service to his country, he attended the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated with an electrical engineering degree.

During his career he was employed by General Electric, Grumman, LTV, Chance Vought and Lockheed-Martin, ending his career at NASA as a quality engineer.

Robert is survived by his wife, Tyda Letsinger Shields; daughters Maureen Bleuler (Ken) and Jennifer Shields; sons Michael Shields (Angela) and Aaron Shields (Lizzy); stepson Jason Jones and stepdaughter Tina Jones Keels (Bruce); granddaughters Sydney Shields (Daphne) and Ariel Cooley (Zachary); and step-grandson Ross Jones (Madison).

A service is being planned for Robert to join his family in Agawam, Massachusetts.