Getty, 79, husband of Carol A. (Rideout) Getty of Essex
Street, Beverly ,died Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the
Blueberry Healthcare and Rehab. Center,
following his long illness.
February 1, 1937, son of the late Glendon and Norma (Treffrey)
He was raised in
he attended public schools.
Married in 1959
the Gettys soon made their home and raised their family
Essex. Bob was a self
taught auto mechanic. For many years he was employed at
the former Stevens Ford dealership in
and was later employed as a mechanic and maintenance
technician at the Bass Rocks Golf Club in Rockport. Most
recently and until his retirement in 2006, he was
employed at the Meadow Brook Country Club in
Reading. Bob was a auto racing enthusiast. He
and Andy Cody of
Lowell had built and raced many a car at the
former Hudson and West Peabody Speedways. When not at
the speedways and from behind the grill Bob enjoyed his
family and friends at cookouts and in the pool.
addition to his wife Carol of fifty-six years he is
survived by two sons, Craig A. Getty of Beverly and
Robert A. Getty Jr of Billerica; a daughter, Lois P.
McKay, of Beverly; three grandchildren, Joshua R. Getty
of CA, James C. McKay if Essex and Catherine E. McKay
of Beverly; a great grandchild, Aubrey J. McKay of
Saugus; a brother, Donald Getty of CA and a sister,
Marlene O’Toole of FL.
He was the brother of
the late Albert, Glen and Leonard Getty; Mary Misuraca
and Dorothy Cote.
hours be held 4 to 7 pm Tuesday, March 8, in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home,
6 High Street,
Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Interment will be