Robert G. Belk

  • Died: August 2, 2021
  • Location: Holden, Massachusetts

Fay Brothers Funeral Home

1 W. Boylston Street
West Boylston, MA 01583
Tel. (508) 835-6500

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert G. Belk, 82.
Robert G. Belk died Monday, August 2, 2021 after courageously battling cancer for over 3 years. Born in Worcester, he is the son of William and Etta(Fletcher) Belk. He spent his childhood in Worcester before moving to Holden.

Bob was a hardworking man, having numerous jobs as a teenager before being employed at Jamesbury Corp. for over 40 years. He is best known for his jokes and quick wit in every situation even at the very end of his life. His amazing contentment and thankfulness for the life he had is a great example of who he was as a person.

He enjoyed playing sports starting with rollerskating as a teenager. He belonged to many Jamesbury sports leagues including golf, bowling, wallyball, and basketball. In his retirement years he enjoyed walking, meeting friends for coffee and breakfast with his wife Gail at Jake's restaurant in West Boylston.
Bob met his wife, Gail, at Old South church in Worcester. They married on June 9, 1962 and started a family soon afterwards. Family was important to Bob. He created opportunities to make special memories through the family vacations to Disney World, Lake Winnipesaukee, Hampton Beach, Texas and Myrtle Beach. He attended the children's sport's games, parties and other meaningful events in their lives.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gail (Sanders) Belk, his 2 daughters, Cheryl Sherman and her husband Donald of Holden, Tammy Acosta and her husband Riggan of Texas, 2 sons, Bobby Belk of New Hampshire and David Belk and his wife Julie of New Hampshire. He is also survived by 4 granddaughters, Melissa Belfield and her husband David of Holden, Nichole Mendes of Framingham, Brianna Dijkstra and her husband Mitchel of Texas, and Katie Sherman of Holden. Also, 3 grandsons, Kyle Sherman of Holden, and Xavier and Jalen Acosta of Texas. He has one great grandson, Christian Mendes of Framingham. He is survived by two sisters and one brother, Marilyn Charland, Frances Fierro and her husband Bob, James Belk and his wife Doris, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Bill (Red) Belk.

A heartfelt thanks to all of the doctors and nurses in the Oncology Dept at UMASS on Lake Ave. for the care and compassion they gave to Bob, with a special thanks to Terry and Anita.

Visiting hours and the service will be held Tuesday, August 10 at Fay Brothers Funeral Home, 1 West Boylston St. West Boylston. Calling hours will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home with the service starting at 11:00. Following the service will be a graveside service at Pine Grove Cemetery, Boylston.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gail, Cheryl, Tammy, Bobby and Dave, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. While nothing can be said to make the situation any easier, take comfort in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering from his illness. I will miss seeing and waving hello to him in the neighborhood.

Posted by Matthew Caruso - Other   August 09, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy to work with.

Posted by Richard Giangrande - Work   August 08, 2021

Cheryl and Family,

Our condolences to you and your family. So sorry for the loss of your dad.

Posted by Paul & Laura Allard    August 08, 2021

I was sorry to read Bob had died, My husband Ron and he were first cousins. It's sad when families loose touch with one another. Gail my thoughts and prayers are with your and your family. I remember our trip to Hampton beach in Bobs convertable. God Bless.

Posted by Lorraine Fletcher - Family   August 08, 2021


So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kevin & Sheldon

Posted by Kevin & Sheldon Brown-Woodward - Friend   August 07, 2021

My sincere sympathy to Bob's family. He was a great guy to work with at Jamesbury.

Posted by Kathy Gordon - Work   August 07, 2021

Worked with Bob at Jamesbury, we had a lot of great times and many laughs together!
I remember Bobs love for wife and kids.
We would laugh in the morning at around 11a Bob would call and you would hear him say "What's for Supper?"
So sorry for your loss. May all the good memories you shared help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Dennis Westerlind - Work   August 07, 2021

Our sincere sympathies to the family of Bob, my husband and I worked with Bob at Jamesbury , really nice guy! Brian and Lynne Bombard

Posted by Lynne Riley Bombard - Work   August 07, 2021

It was a pleasure working with Bob at Jamesbury. Many prayers for the Belk family at this time.
Lynda Camarra

Posted by Lynda Camarra - Work   August 06, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful person.

Posted by David and Kathy Canistro - Work   August 06, 2021

Gail--My deepest sympathy in your loss of the love of your life-Bob. I always enjoyed hearing about his good luck at the casino. Love, Marcie

Posted by Marcie Benoit - North Grafton, MA - Friend   August 06, 2021

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