On Friday, February 7, 2020, Robert “Bob” Caulfield of Stockholm, New Jersey, passed away in the comfort of his home at the age of 74.
Bob was born on July 6, 1945, in Scotland to Barbara and James Caulfield. He graduated from Stow College of Engineering and received his degree from Jordan Hill College in Glasgow. He started work as a machinist for Rolls Royce and then joined the Scottish Boys Club, eventually coming to the U.S. as a camp counselor in Wisconsin. In 1970, he immigrated to Toronto and married before moving to La Porte, Indiana. For 36 years, he devoted his career to tool and die making, first at National Can and then at Allstate Can in New Jersey, where he raised two children and resided for much of his life.
Bob had a passion for all things fishing. He also enjoyed carving fish decoy folk art, painting landscapes, and hunting for Indian arrowheads. Known for his charming Scottish accent and silly spirit, he was a fighter who courageously overcame more in his last years than most people face in a lifetime.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, James Caulfield; mother, Barbara Caulfield; and brother, James Caulfield. He is survived by his daughter Emily Caulfield and son Daniel (Melanie) Caulfield, as well as his former wife Nancy Caulfield and their two grandchildren, Lily and Margaret Guthrie.
Bob wished to spend eternity where the tides could take him to Scotland and back again to swim with the fishes and split his time between his first and last home. His ashes will be scattered in the sea at a later date in a private ceremony with his immediate family.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations in Bob’s honor may be made to the American Littoral Society at www.littoralsociety.org/donate to help protect and preserve our coastal waters.