Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT


Robert J. Turchen

October 9, 1938August 5, 2020

Robert J. Turchen, 81, of Clinton passed away on Wednesday, August 5th, at Middlesex Hospital from complications from the covid virus with his wife at his side.

Bob was born on October 9, 1938, in Plymouth, PA, the son of the late Joseph and Blanche Turchen. Bob was employed at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown. He served in the US Army. Bob leaves his wife Dianne of 55 years. He leaves his cousin Claire Schultz, and his many beloved nieces and nephews.

Bob enjoyed travel, working in his yard, wood working. He was a volunteer at Apple Rehab in Old Saybrook for many years.

Bob was predeceased by his brothers Joseph Turchen, Albert Vanderhoff, John Vanderhoff., his sisters Dolores Allen, Alma Allen, his sisters-in-law Lynne Vanderhoff, Ruth Quick, brother-in- taw Tim Langley, nephew Joseph Turchen and niece Jody Quick. The family would like to express gratitude to the CCU at Middlesex Hospital for their wonderful care, support and compassion during Bob's illness.

Burial will be private.


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Nadine Sabrin

August 20, 2020

Dear Dianne & family - We re so sorry to hear of Bob's passing - it was a real pleasure & honor to have met him - his friendly and helpful smile - our deepest condolences and sympathy - God Bless

Love always, Nadine 'Deanie' & Max Sabrin, Old Saybrook, CT

Cherie Rapp

August 20, 2020

I am so sorry Dianne for your loss and the your family's loved one. It was always nice to see him when I came to Apple to visit my mother. The love and admiration you had for each other was so wonderful to see. May the memories you have help you through this difficult time.

Missy Giannotti

August 20, 2020

Bob man that I looked up to. He worked as a volunteer at Apple rehab the whole time that I worked there for 10 years. He was somebody that always was willing to lend a hand, say a kind word to a resident or help out staff. Bob was do dependable and willing to help if anyone needed anything. Bob was always quick with a joke, too. He was always teasing Me and others. Bob just loved the residents and loved his wife even more. The relationship of he and his wife Diann was something that blessed me. I will never forget this dear man I’ll miss him very much but I know that he is in heaven waiting for all of us.

Terry Duffy

August 13, 2020

Uncle Bob, your soft sweetness, love for and genuine care for family, will always remain in my heart. You ARE one of a kind!

Lisa Vanderhoff

August 9, 2020

Aunt Dianne my fondest memory with you and Uncle Bob is when you invited me to spend Christmas with you. I had only been stationed at my first base for a couple if months. It was my first Christmas away from home. So thankful to have family to spend it with. I'm so sorry for Uncle Bob's passing. We love you!

Mareda O'Connor

August 9, 2020

I would look forward to our weekly chats about life, food, all the many projects ,advise and adventures . I will miss you !

Michelle Shellenberger

August 8, 2020

Uncle Bob was a great person. I will always cherish the laughs and memories we shared. We all love and miss you. May you rest in peace.

Bruce & Debbie Vanderhoff

August 7, 2020

Bob, was a beloved Uncle to all his Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews. He was a wonderful Husband, Uncle and Friend to all.


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