Agawam – Robert Hugh Phelps, 67, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 5, 2018 at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Clason and Marion (Stoltz) Phelps. Bob served his country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. Throughout his career he was employed as a Social Worker and also enjoyed working with a friend at a hamburger stand in Palmer. Bob was a wonderful and heartfelt man, always caring and doing things for others. He found a passion in sailing and was an early American History buff, filled with knowledge about every detail of the Civil War. He leaves his dear friends, The Buscemi’s; Denise Conboy and Hugh Naggar (the freesome threesome, who bought Bob a star in the Orion Constellation); his nieces and nephew, Shelley Bergstrom and her husband Dallas, Michelle Jacoby and Michael Stipa and four grand-nephews, Chris, Kyle, Keaton and Cameron. Bob’s wishes were to have services private for his immediate family and friends. Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.