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Robert Earl Ransom

October 18, 1951 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 70)


Robert Earl Ransom, age 70, known as Bob, passed away March 11, 2022 in his home in Croydon, NH.  He was born in Claremont, NH on October 18, 1951, the youngest of 5 children of the late Daniel Parke Ransom and Jane Ann (Zigman) Ransom.  He grew up in Claremont, NH and graduated from Stevens High School in 1969 and later from Keene State College.  Bob joined the Peace Corps and spent some time in Africa.  He then worked for private contractors, primarily as a teacher of communications for the United States and Saudi Arabian military.  At the conclusion of hostilities in Iraq, he accepted a position as a professor of literature at an Iraqi university for a year for the US State Department.  When not working overseas he would sporadically teach at local high schools and colleges. In between his overseas working assignments, he traveled in Europe and the Middle East.

 Bob greatly enjoyed spending time at his home in Croydon, NH and was a supporter of the Croydon Historical Society.  He enjoyed renovating his historical home.  He was a lifelong learner with a love of history, genealogy and travel. He is a published author of an action book and wrote other fiction stories in his spare time.

Bob was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Daniel Ransom and Paul Ransom.  He is survived by his sister, Joan (Ransom) Guilmette of Fayetteville, NC and brother Ronald Ransom of Minneapolis, MN.  Other surviving family members include nephews Christopher Ransom and Todd Guilmette, and nieces Teri (Guilmette) Fezza, Jean Ransom, Julie (Ransom) York, and Laurie (Ransom) Lamb.  He is also survived by grand nephews, Marshall Guilmette, Matt Kirsch, Matthew Fezza, Karl-Eric York, and Ethan Lamb, and grand nieces, Jenna (Kirsch) Fleming, Zoe Guilmette, Megan Fezza and Gabrielle Lamb. 

There will be no calling hours.  A graveside service at Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock, Vermont will be held on Thursday May 12, 2022 at 1 PM.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.  Donations can be made in his name to the historical society of your choice.

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