Robert Cabral Obituary, Death – Bob was born in Cambridge and spent his childhood there until moving to Burlington, Massachusetts, with his family. There, he attended Burlington High School, graduated in 1970, and then joined the United States Air Force right afterwards. During the Vietnam War, he was a member of the 552nd Airborne Early Warning Control Squadron Wing and served as a Radar Scope Operator. His duties required him to fly over Southeast Asia.
During the course of the conflict, Bob was awarded two Air Force Combat Crew Medals. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, he went back to Burlington to work for the David Mann Company and then went to school to learn how to repair computers. This was the beginning of a career that would last over 30 years, during which he worked for major computer companies such as Data General, Digital, and Compaq before retiring from Hewlett-Packard in 2005.
After Bob retired from his job, he went to Landing School to become certified as a Marine Systems Technician so that he could work for Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay, Maine. Bob’s wish came true and he is now living the life of his dreams. After that, Bob found a job working the gun counter at Cabela’s, where he was able to put his great knowledge of firearms to good use. Bob enjoyed the ten years that he spent working as a Hunter Safety Instructor for the State of Maine. He did this because he wanted to share his passion for responsible hunting with his students. He took early retirement in June of 2015 with the intention of concentrating on spending more time at camp, with his family, working on various home improvement projects, and pursuing his many interests.