Robert C. Boswell, age 74, of New Smyrna Beach, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018, at Halifax Hospital Daytona. Born in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 1944, to Robert B. and Ruth (Capron) Boswell, he graduated from Bloomfield Hills High School, and Lawrence Technological University, completing a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He married his life-long love and companion, Suzanne LoPrete, in 1971.
He continued his education by earning a BS in Business from Lawrence Technological University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Detroit Mercy. Robert was an engineer with Ford Motor Company’s ATEO Division for thirty years and was an active member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International’s Detroit Section. After retiring, he moved to New Smyrna Beach, FL, in 2014, from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
He enjoyed life and was active throughout life in many hobbies including astronomy, photography, golf, cycling, camping, was an avid reader and studied Tae Kwon Do in his younger years. He had a strong faith, was a member in the Methodist Church, and was a member of the Church Choir. Along with his wife, Suzanne, he traveled the world in his later years visiting numerous countries on five different continents.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Suzanne, and daughters, Heather (Charles Veldhoff) of Holland, MI, Kristen (Ronald Sandison) of Rochester Hills, MI, and granddaughter Makayla Marie Sandison.
A Celebration of Life will be held on September 15, 2018, in New Smyrna Beach, FL. A memorial service will be held in Michigan on December 15 at Acacia Park Cemetery (31300 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025) at 11am, with celebration after.
Whether it was a passion for dinosaurs or space travel, Robert nurtured the love for learning in his daughters. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Museum of Arts & Science’s Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum 2019 Summer Learning Institute Program. Please send donations to: MOAS, Attention Development - RC Boswell Memorial, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 or online at www.moas.org.