Obituary: Robert L. Meade, Jr.

Robert L. Meade, Jr., at 62
Lifelong Hull resident Robert L. Meade, Jr., son of the late Robert L. Meade and the late Arline [Colangeli] Meade, died on Jan. 24 after fighting pancreatic cancer. He was 62.
Mr. Meade was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1975, at which point he was honorably discharged. He was stationed on the USS Midway, on which he traveled to Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Mr. Meade was an owner and operator of Meade News, Inc., a wholesale newspaper distribution company that delivered to the stores of Hull for three generations. He also worked as a fisherman, a career he loved because he could spend his days on the ocean. He enjoyed the outdoors, his many beloved pets, and being with his family.
He was the loving and loyal husband of Joni [Waddell] Meade; father of Jesse and Caroline Meade; and brother of Maureen Meade and Diane [Meade] Travers.
Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at