Robert C. Upton
LYNN -- Mr. Robert C. Upton, Retired Lynn Firefighter, 81 years of Lynn died on Saturday, June 20, 2009 in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a long illness. He was born in Beverly, the son of the late Arthur A. and Mary F. (Lightbody) Upton.
He was raised in Lynn, and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. He lived in Lynn all of his life Mr. Upton was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the 101st Airborne.
Mr. Upton was an accomplished baseball player. He was a pitcher who played in major league baseball. He played with the old Boston Braves. He played in Dallas, and Oklahoma City.
Mr. Upton was a retired firefighter; he retired in 1992 after serving 33 years with the city of Lynn. He was also a member of the Lynn Fire Department Honor Guard. He also was one of the first Emergency Medical Technicians for the Fire Department.
Service Information: Mr. Upton's funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26th, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lynn Firefighters Lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn. Services will be conducted by Lynn Fire Department Chaplain and Mt. Carmel Lodge A. F. and A.M.