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Richard "Dick" G. Ertelt

May 4, 1942February 17, 2018
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Richard G. “Dick” Ertelt, 75 of Centerbrook, beloved husband of Kim Petrosky Ertelt, passed away at home on Saturday February 17, 2018. Dick was born in Hamden, CT on May 4, 1942. He was the son of the late Richard A. and Marie Gerard Ertelt. Dick served with pride and honor in the U.S. Navy and worked alongside his father and brother building homes. Later he was a stock broker with Merrill Lynch in New Haven and branched off to the insurance division. Dick was the owner and operator of The Insurance Mart. He and his wife Kim bought the Wine Cask from his father-in-law in 2000 and kept it until his retirement in 2014. Dick loved people, life and the outdoors.He enjoyed boating and fishing on Long Island sound. He was a lifelong golfer and an avid griller. He will be greatly missed.

Besides his wife Kim, he is survived by his children, daughter Sandy and Son-in-law, Jim Biron of Longmeadow, MA, his son Stephen and daughter-in-law Susan Ertelt of S. Dartmouth, MA. His Sister, Penny and brother-in-law Gary Gamingo of Aiken, SC and two brothers Douglas and sister-in-law Ele Ertelt of Belmont, MA and Barry and sister-in-law Pam Ertelt of Guilford, CT. He loved and was very proud of his four grandchildren; Geoffrey, Molly, Zachary and Abby Biron. He is also survived by a niece Meryl Ertelt.

Family and friends may call on Sunday March 4 from 2-6 pm at the Swan Funeral Home 1224 Boston Post Rd. Old Saybrook, CT 06475. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent in Dick's name to the woundedwarriorproject.org.

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  • Calling Hours Sunday, March 4, 2018
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Richard "Dick" G. Ertelt

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PAUL SIENKOWSKI

March 2, 2018

THE PHOTO OF DICK WAS PERFECT:"YOU LOOKING AT ME"?BUT YOU WON'T KNOW MY THOUGHTS UNLESS I WANT YOU TO........MANY,MANY "FRONT PORCH "CHATS OVER THE YEARS. DICK OFTEN MADE PEOPLE FEEL IMPORTANT,ESPECIALLY WHEN HE THOUGHT THAT THEY DIDN'T THINK THEY WERE.A RARE GIFT!!! PAUL SIENKOWSKI

Elaine and Jack McNamee

February 26, 2018

Dear Kim, Jack and I were so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Elaine and Jack McNamee
Woodland Drive

Kevin L.

February 25, 2018

To Kim and the family, Our love and prayers go out to the whole family our buddy will be missed dearly. He always could bring a smile or a laugh with that little smirk and he told you how it was. Dick was (is) my friend and I'm proud to say that. we always didn't see eye to eye and 90 percent of the time he was right I will miss him dearly but he will never go by the wayside because Kim will be there to remind us of how great and special he is. Never to say goodbye but till we meet for a cocktail I will miss you! Kevin

Heidi Campbell

February 25, 2018

Dear Kim and family, we are so sorry for your loss, and we are so sad. Dick always made us laugh and he was such a pleasure to be around. We extend our love and sympathy and support. Love, Heidi and John Campbell, Madison CT

February 24, 2018

My Dear Kim,
I was so very sad to learn of Dick's passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. I will always remember hanging in the parking lot trading our Saybrook stories! You two were great together. He will be missed. Peace be with you and may your memories make you smile.
Fondly, Susan Bradley

Chris Sperling

February 24, 2018

Dear Kim and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Dick. We are all going to miss him. Our condolences to you and your family.

Robin Pulaski

February 23, 2018

Dear Kim, I am very sorry for your loss.

PJ Pape

February 23, 2018

My Dear Kim - Words can not adequately express the depth of my heartache for you. I wish you the comfort of your faith that Dick is in a better place and wonderful memories of your life together.

February 22, 2018

Dear Kim,
Our sincere sympathy to you and to your family. Dick will be missed by all who knew him.
Maria & Steve Wilson

Pamela Collagan

February 20, 2018

Dear Kim, I'm at a loss for words right now. I know it's been a rough road my friend. I know that you two seemed to have a wonderful marriage and, that, in itself, is magical. May the years of fun memories stay close to you during this most difficult time. I want you to know, I'm only a phone call away!

Love, Pam & Brian Collagan