Robert F. Krist

Robert F. Krist, 68, of Colchester and formerly of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2013.

Born in Hartford, the son of the late Francis and Ann (Sokol) Krist, he grew up and lived most of his life in South Windsor before moving to Colchester six years ago. Prior to his retirement in 2005, Robert was employed by the former Cassarino Trucking Co. in South Windsor and formerly owned and operated Wish's Restaurant in East Hartford for many years. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church in South Windsor. Robert was a graduate of Ellsworth Memorial High School, Class of 1962, and the Ward School of Electronics in Hartford. He was a former member of the New England Antique Racers and had a lifelong passion for cars and racing. His other passions were summers spent boating, fishing. and camping with his family and friends at Water's Edge Campground and most recently Gardner Lake.

He is lovingly remembered and missed by his two children, Lori Gallon, and her husband, Michael of Newington, and Robert Krist Jr., and his wife, Donna, of Unionville; three grandchildren, Melanie, Ashley, and Annie Krist; a brother, Leonard Krist, and his wife, Nancy, and Robert's niece, Jennifer of Marlborough; his aunt, Anne Welles of South Windsor; several cousins; and his beloved cat and companion, Boo.

His family would like to thank Middlesex Oncology and the Hospice and Palliative Care team for their compassion and care.

Funeral services and burial are private and at the convenience of his family.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to Middlesex Hospice and Palliative Care, 28 Crescent St., Middletown, CT 06457.

Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor are caring for the arrangements.

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Funeral Home

Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
419 Buckland Road South Windsor, CT 06074-3709
(860) 644-2940

Published in Journal Inquirer from Mar. 14 to Mar. 18, 2013