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Robert J Koether Jr.

October 17, 1947 July 13, 2017
Robert J Koether Jr.
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Obituary for Robert J Koether Jr.

Robert J. Koether Jr., age 69, of Shelton, beloved husband of Gail (Gusch) Koether, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, July 13, 2017 with his family and dear friend and care giver, Barbara Beard at his side. He was born in Bridgeport, October 17, 1947 son of the late Robert and Marie (Jelliffe) Koether and was a lifetime area resident.

Robert was a United States Airforce veteran and served as a Staff Sargent in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He was a retired foreman of the Gear Room for Sikorsky Aircraft and was an avid fisherman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Robert D. Koether and his wife Michelle of Seymour, Jefferey Koether and his wife Heather of Ansonia; sister, Gail Koether of Stratford; two grandchildren, Victoria and Charlotte; uncle Raymond Jelliffe and his wife Sharon of Milford; mother-in-law Helen Gusch; sister-in-law, Diane Gusch of Stewart, FL, and several cousins.

Friends are invited to attend his funeral on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. from the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford 06615 and at 10:00 a.m. for a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 220 Shelton Road, Trumbull 06611.

Interment with full Military Honors will follow in Nichols Farm Burial Ground, 12 Cemetery Dr., Trumbull.

Friends may visit with his family Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

17

Jul

4:00 PM 7/17/2017 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/17/2017 8:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Tuesday

18

Jul

9:00 AM 7/18/2017 9:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

18

Jul

10:00 AM 7/18/2017 10:00:00 AM
Saint Catherine of Siena Church

220 Shelton Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

Saint Catherine of Siena Church
220 Shelton Road Trumbull 06611 CT
United States

Interment with Full Military Honors

Tuesday

18

Jul

11:15 AM 7/18/2017 11:15:00 AM
Saint Catherine of Siena Church

220 Shelton Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

Saint Catherine of Siena Church
220 Shelton Road Trumbull 06611 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Connecticut Hospice

100 Double Beach Road
Branford, CT 06405
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