November 16, 2019 – A Passing

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Robert (Bob) McQuade.  His struggle with multiple myeloma cancer ended Saturday morning, November 16, 2019, hours after friends brought his beloved Maltese, Pearl, to his side for his final goodbye.  

His last travels brought him back into New England where he explored the back roads of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine before heading down into the Pennsylvania Amish Country.   His final stop was in Virginia where he had hoped to photograph the wild ponies in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Unfortunately for us all, he was unable to fulfill this dream.

This website will be active (at minimum) through the end of 2019.  His siblings are currently working on maintaining Bob’s web presence.  If you are interested in being notified of future postings of his art, please email his brother Mike at mmcquade@PhotoPiks.net.  

We wish to thank you all for your patronage and support of Bob’s endeavors over the years.  We know it meant a lot to him and kept him pushing right to the very end.  

On behalf of our brother Bob, we wish you all joy and happiness in the years ahead.  Enjoy them all to the fullest.

His siblings, William (Bill) McQuade, Mike McQuade and Kathy Findholt.

 

Bob’s obituary:

Robert A.  (Bob) McQuade, 72, a former longtime resident of Enfield, NH, founder and former owner of the Red Roof Frame Shoppe on High St in Enfield, NH and most recently, Full-Time travel photographer (ramcquade.com) passed away peacefully on the morning of November 16, 2019 after a long struggle with cancer.  His travels with his canine partners brought him to all corners of the United States and Canada. He especially loved the Pacific Northwest but his true love remained autumn in New England.  

Bob’s retirement passion was photographing birds as he followed them on their annual migration on the west coast. Throughout his travels he was frequently asked by campground hosts to make presentations of his travels and show his photographic images.  

Bob was also a consummate painter turning many of his photographs into paintings  with oils, watercolors or acrylics.

Bob was born in Shelburne Falls, MA in 1947, graduated from Arms Academy and went on to college at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  After a short stint as a cost engineer at the Bear Swamp Mountain Project in Rowe, MA, he spent many years working as a professional golfer in Orlando FL and later Myrtle Beach.  Several years later he returned to New England taking up residence in Enfield and working for The Quechee Lakes Corporation. After Quechee he became a home construction contractor, building and remodeling several homes in the Upper Valley region of NH.  He later converted his High Street residence, a former boarding house, into several apartments before eventually redeveloping the structure to retail space for the Red Roof Frame Shoppe. At 65 Bob sold everything he owned and moved into his motorhome and departed on his seven year journey across the continent.

At the time of the announcement, some of Bob’s artwork and photographs are still available for viewing at www.ramcquade.com.

Bob is predeceased by his parents, Kathleen June (Adams)  and William A McQuade of Lebanon NH and his nephew William Patrick “Mac” McQuade of Fort Smith AR.  He is survived his brother William G McQuade and wife Janet of Springdale AR, brother Michael McQuade and wife Stephanie of Gilmanton Iron Work, NH and his beloved sister, Kathy Findholt of Enfield Center, NH.  Surviving nieces and nephews include Julie McQuade Heyes of Fayetteville AR, Nicholas Findholt of Enfield NH, Marissa Findholt of Nashville TN, Alexander McQuade of Derry, NH and Cameron McQuade of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH.