Robert W. Huddleston

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Robert W. Huddleston

December 15, 1930 - September 11, 2018

SANTA FE, New Mexico - Robert Webb Huddleston, 87, passed away Sept. 11, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He was born in East Orange, New Jersey, the son of Surada Webb and Robert E. Huddleston.
As a teenager, he used to spend his summers in Roseboom with his maternal grandmother, Inez E. Webb and his aunt and uncle, Badgley and Mary Webb.
He graduated from Williams College and joined the Foreign Service. He served with the U.S. Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development.
His 30-year government career took him to Dar es Salaam, Nariobi, Rio de Janerio, Freetown, Bamako, Mali and Washington, D.C.
While stationed at Sandia Base as an Army intelligence officer in 1956, he came to love the Southwest. He and his wife retired to Santa Fe in 2015.
Bob is survived by his wife, United States Ambassador (retired) Vicki Huddleston; children, Michele, Stuart, Robert and Alexandra; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; as well as a cousin, John Webb of Cooperstown.
A graveside service will be offered at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, in Roseboom Cemetery with the Rev. Elsie A. Rhodes, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by members of the New York State Military Forces Honor Guard and local veterans.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on September 23, 2018
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Saturday September 29, 2018

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Brian Kaplan
Oct 07, 2018
If ever the term “a gentleman and a scholar” fit, this describes Bob Huddleston. We lost a very good person.