Chelmsford High School Alumni Association
ROBERT L. WETMORE
Awarding Criteria: Will be awarded to a deserving senior who plans to further his or her education in the field of culinary arts or a related field
Robert L. Wetmore (Bob) was born August 18, 1936 in Chelmsford. He was a graduate of Chelmsford High School (Class of 1955) and a long-time member of the Chelmsford High School Alumni Association. He was a life-long resident of Chelmsford and along with his wife, Carol, raised three children: Michael, Dianne and Karen. Bob was also served his country as a member of the Navy.
He was employed by the Raytheon Corporation as a Method Engineer before his retirement in 1955. He also served the town as a member of the Chelmsford Park Commission for nine years.
Bob was an active member of the Masonic fraternity. He was a member of the William Sewall Gardner Lodge serving as the Lodge Master. He received the Joseph Warren Medal, highest award bestowed by the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts, in recognition of his service to his Lodge and community.
Bob’s greatest joy was his passion for cooking. For over 15 years, Bob was at the Town Common serving his famous lobster rolls for the Ralph E. House Scholarship fund. He provided meals for his Masonic lodge, the Tyngsboro Sportsman Club and the annual Raytheon Retiree Golf League. All agreed, Bob was a “master chef”.
This scholarship is given in Bob’s name to a deserving student who is entering a program the will lead to a career in culinary arts. It is a most fitting tribute to Bob’s memory.