Robert Mark Chafetz | Obituary

It is with great sadness and love that the family of Robert Mark Chafetz announces his passing, on Monday, January 3, 2022, in Montreal, at the age of sixty-five.

Robert was born on March 30, 1956, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. He attended Brown University, received degrees in Electrical Engineering and Semiotics, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Computer and Information Science. His career took him to positions involving computer science, artificial intelligence, writing, and editing. Robert will be sadly missed and fondly remembered as a kind soul, an accomplished writer and editor, a music aficionado, and a life-long learner with a quick wit.

Robert is survived by and was the beloved son of Sylvia Judith Strong of Mercer Island and Harry Chafetz of Portland, OR. He was the devoted father of Danielle Chafetz Kizner (Michael Kizner), Joseph Chafetz, and Lily Chafetz, proud grandfather of Jonah and Ezra Kizner, of Montreal, dear brother of Lynne Chafetz and loving uncle of Eve and Jesse Hampton, of Mercer Island.

A private graveside service was held on January 5, 2022, in Montreal. Shiva private. Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.