OBITUARY

Robert Cecil Colvin

July 5, 1944February 5, 2021

Robert Colvin passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 5, 2021. He leaves his loving wife of 52 years Ann Marie of East Hartford and his two loving sons Steven and his wife Michelle of Columbia and Jeffrey of East Hartford. Two grandchildren Analise and Isabelle. He also leaves a sister Ruth Zacharias of VA and brother Donald! Born in Buffalo NY, he settled in CT and had a long career at Pratt & Whitney and later at Hamilton Sunstrand before retiring in 2011. In retirement he returned to his love of music by playing saxophone at various open mic venues but most importantly Carmines in East Hartford. He will truly be missed by all his family, friends, and musicians whose lives he touched throughout his life. Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford, CT. 06108 are assisting the family. To sign the online guestbook go to www.NewkirkandWhitney.com

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Jeremy Clough

February 16, 2021

I worked with and for Bob many years in Health & Safety at Pratt & Whitney. Sorry to hear the news.

Deb and Bob Funke

February 15, 2021

You never know when or why people come into your lives or when they will leave. All we know is our lives were blessed by chance when we met the Colvin's waiting in line at Mohegan Sun for, what else, a Jazz concert! As the years past we would meet up and sit together for many more concerts, we also attended a few of Bob's open mics. Our hearts ache for the Colvin family.  We will miss Bob dearly but will carry his memory and music in our hearts!

ROBERT L. GOTTFRIED

February 15, 2021

.....a fine Fellow, and Musician. Always enjoyed playing with him...and sharing the natural laughter and camaraderie that ensued! He will be so missed, especially in the social circles he loved to travel in. Sending him Light.

ROB THE DRUMMER Gottfried

Jeanine McConnell

February 15, 2021

My sympathy to the entire family on the loss of your husband and father. Jeanine McConnell

Paul Apostalon

February 14, 2021

Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Good to see that he revived his love of playing the sax. I remember him showing us an album jacket with his name on it and how proud he was of that.

Al & Arlene Bertolini

February 14, 2021

Ann Marie, Steven & Jeffrey,

We were deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Will always remember him as a loving & deeply devoted husband and father. He was a true gentleman who always greeted you with a big smile that was truly sincere. Unfortunately, it has been many years since our last meeting in ShopRite when he would take Ann Marie grocery shopping. They would liven up the store when they walked in together. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the entire Colvin family. May the wonderful memories sustain you in the days to follow.

Al & Arlene Bertolini

Jerry Pavano

February 14, 2021

Bob was the perfect " musician's musician" You would always play better when he sat in. A perfect gentleman, I always thought that when he played it was a gift to Annie. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Karen Zaremba

February 14, 2021

Loved to see the Colvins at Anna's Restaurant with my husband they were always in great spirit he will ne missed. My heart goes put to them love them all The Zarembas

Kathy Carlin Wirtz

February 14, 2021

Ann and family,

I worked with Bob at P&W in Health & Safety, C Building Basement, beginning in 1974. Bob always was a breath of fresh air and very funny, and he made the days go by faster. I was sad to learn of his passing. I know he and his music will live forever in your hearts. Rest in peace my friend.

Betsy Fox

February 13, 2021

Dear Ann, Steven and Jeff,
How sad we were to read of Bob’s
Passing. Both you Ann and Bob were always so friendly and sociable.
Although we have not seen both of you in a while, we always thought of you with
Smiles and pleasant thoughts.
Please know my family and I send our deepest sympathy.
May God shine upon Bob in his new home
And May your family keep dear Bob always in your hearts.
Memories are God’s gifts to us.
Fondly,
Betsy Fox & Family ♥️

FROM THE FAMILY