Robert W. MacInnis died peacefully on April 6. He was 103.

Born in Nova Scotia on March 25, 1915, he moved to Martha’s Vineyard when he was 14. He served in World War II with the 738th Field Artillery Battalion from 1943 to 1946. He was an incredible piano player and piano tuner by trade, and attended the Boston Conservatory of Music and The Niles Bryant School of Piano

Tuning. He married his wife, Barbara, in 1968 and became a widow in 1995.

Around 2008 he moved to Brockport, N.Y. to be near his sister Dorothy Armstrong. Robert lived in an apartment in The Meadows until 2015, when he moved to The Landing, an assisted living facility, and then to Lakeside Beikirch Care Center that became Elderwood at Lakeside of Brockport.

Robert frequented Linda Jean’s. He was an incredible human: unselfish, loving, and generous, a friendly and all around great man who would always cheer someone up if they were having a bad day. He was predeceased by

his wife, Barbara; his sisters, Margaret, Ruth, Pauline, Frances and Dorothy; and his brothers Donald and Hugh.

Thank you to the staff that took care of him. His caregivers Christine Connelly and Kelly Adams took care of him after he moved to Brockport and continued to visit him, play cards, and place him in front of the piano. They will travel to Martha’s Vineyard to return Robert to his family plot. They will miss him greatly and are thankful that he crossed their paths.