Robert D. Elwell Sr.
December 16, 1933 – September 7, 2019
Robert D. Elwell, Sr., 85, of Danbury, CT passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Janet (Mead) Elwell.
Born in Salem, MA to the late Frederick R. and Ethel Parlee Elwell. Bob graduated from Salem High School and served in the US Marines.
A Pastry Chef at the former Fairfield Hill Hospital in Newtown, Bob retired after 35 years. He had also been a distribution manager for The News-Times.
Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his daughter, Karen Novak; his granddaughter, Mariah Elwell; three sisters and one brother.
Besides his wife of 45 years, survivors include his sons: Robert Elwell, Jr. (Reta), Charles Novak, Kevin Elwell (Sherry), Thomas Novak and Jeffrey Elwell. His daughters: Kathleen Novak, Lori Fields (Jody) and Terri Bennett. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services with military honors will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at the United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT.
Friends will be received at the church directly after the service.
Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard, Ridge Rd., Danbury.
For further information or to express your condolences on line, go to www.thegreenfuneralhome.com
- Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, survivors, his sons: Robert Elwell, Jr. (Reta), Charles Novak, Kevin Elwell (Sherry), Thomas Novak and Jeffrey Elwell. His daughters: Kathleen Novak, Lori Fields (Jody) and Terri Bennett. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Robert D. Elwell Sr.
September 11, 2019
I feel blessed to have had Bob as a friend for the past 30 years. I had the pleasure of working with him, socializing with him and most of all having fun with him. If there was a project I was working on, Bob was there by my side until it was finished. Our morning breakfasts at JK's would last for hours since Bob was never at a shortage for words or stories. Before moving to Arizona last year, we made sure to get together for one last breakfast....never thinking it would really be the last.
I loved that man like a brother and he will surely be missed.
My deepest sympathies to Jan and the entire family.