Robert J. Mead, 57, of Hendersonville and formerly of New York, went to be with the Lord Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.
Born in Rockville Center, New York, he was the son of Dorothy Mead of Hendersonville and the late Edmund Mead.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam war. He worked as a Life and Health Insurance Salesman for MetLife. In 2009, he began the process of moving his business to Hendersonville, NC. He was a people person who enjoyed having a good dinner, cooking delicious Italian foods, watching football and basketball games on TV with a two-liter diet Coke near him. He attended Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, loved God and had a relationship with him.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mireya Mead of Long Island, New York; three daughters, Elizabeth Scheibe of Long Island, NY, Tracy Mead of Mansville, NY and Kelsey Mead of Long Island, NY; a granddaughter Ava Scheibe; sisters, Linda Blitzer, Catherine Colby, and Carol Bearden; brothers, Jim Mead and Thom Mead; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, family members and friends.
A mass of the resurrection will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Nicholas Mormando will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00am until 12:00pm Saturday morning at Shuler Funeral Home. Burial will take place November 2, 2009 at Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island, New York.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm
Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Angels Chapel
The family will receive friends from 10 am until noon at the funeral home.
Burial will be November 2, 2009 at Claverton National Cemetery on Long Island, New York.