Robert D. Standish
September 11, 1947 – March 9, 2018
Robert D. Standish, 70, of Norwichtown entered a new zip code Friday, March 9,2018 after
passing away at Backus Hospital in Norwich.
Rob was born in Norwich on September 11, 1947, the son of the late Basil Wilmarth Standish,
Sr. and Doris Kennedy Standish. He lived most of his life in the Norwichtown area, growing up
there and going through his entire elementary school education at Samuel Huntington School and
later living in that section of Norwich most of his adult life.
He graduated from the Norwich Free Academy with the Class of 1965.
Rob was a US Army veteran, serving his country in Viet Nam in 1967 and 1968 during the Viet
He was a US Postal Service letter carrier, working out of the Norwich Post Office for 34 years,
and after retiring he worked part time for many years at Malerba's Golf Range in Norwich. In
both jobs, he was known for being loyal, dependable, and responsible, for his sense of humor
with a bit of sarcasm included, and for willingly doing more than expected for the people he
He was an avid reader, loved doing word search puzzles, followed the UCONN women's
basketball team, and was a life long fan of the Red Sox
Rob is survived by his three brothers: his twin, Raymond and his wife Maureen of Stafford
Springs; Basil, Jr. (Bill) of Preston; and Myles (Mike) and his wife Angela of Pensacola, FL. He
is also survived by his aunt, Harriet Standish Spencer of Manchester, several cousins, and his
nieces and nephews: Michael Standish and Sharon Standish of Virginia Beach, VA and Mark,
Alison, Kennedy, Kate, and Matthew Standish of Marietta, GA. He also leaves his many friends,
some going back in time with him to their childhood days and some being his postal service coworkers,
and his family would like to thank all his friends for their kindness and support, with
special thanks to Larry and Tom.
In addition to his parents, Rob was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Judy Dowe Standish.
At Rob's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Donations in his memory
may be made to the Yantic Volunteer Fire Company, Yantic, CT 06389.
Church and Allen Funeral Home at 136 Sachem Street in Norwich is managing all aspects of
Rob's passing. Please visit www.churchandallen.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.
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Robert D. Standish
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March 12, 2018
I worked with Rob in Norwich for quite a few years but I always enjoyed seeing Him over the last few years when he came to mail something in Bozrah. He would come in about once a month for a while and razz me. He was a very sweet man. He will be missed!
March 9, 2018
Condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.