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Robert M. HIRNYK

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HIRNYK, Robert M. Robert "Bob" M. Hirnyk, 65 of Simsbury, passed away unexpectedly on Monday (August 23, 2010) at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. He was born on December 2, 1944 in Holyoke, MA to the late Walter and Mary Hordynski Hirnyk. Bob moved to Connecticut after marrying his sweetheart Diana in 1966. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Hartford in 1973 and later a Masters Degree in education from Central Connecticut State University. Bob retired from teaching in the Simsbury school system after 30 years of service in elementary education. He was a beloved man who spent his life sharing wisdom and humor with his neighbors and students. Bob was a talented photographer, collector of fountain pens, and gardener who raised beautiful orchids. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, the American Orchid Society, the Nutmeg Orchid Society, and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Bob leaves his beloved wife of 44 years, Diana (Longo) Hirnyk of Simsbury, extended family, numerous students, neighbors, and friends. Funeral services will begin from Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook Rd. in Granby on Friday (August 27) at 9 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 942 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury. Burial will immediately follow at Simsbury Cemetery. Friends are asked to call Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Trustees of Tufts College: In Memory of Robert Hirnyk, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Rd., North Grafton, MA 01536, Att: Development Dept. Please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com to send online notes of condolence.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Aug. 25, 2010
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