Schullery, Robert C.
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Robert C. Schullery passed away peacefully on October 11, 2013 at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Danbury, CT on September 29, 1917, the son of Robert and Ludmilla (Smigala) Schullery. He attended Danbury High School, joined the Seabees during World War II, and later the regular Navy, serving on a minesweeper, the USS Eager. He and his wife Agnes (who predeceased him in 2011) were married for 62 years and resided in Brookfield, where he helped to build his home 60 years ago. He was an avid fisherman in his Boston Whaler, on Candlewood Lake or Long Island Sound.
"Bob" ran his own plumbing and heating business for 40 years, which was a trade he perfected starting as an apprentice at the former Lumb and Temple plumbing company. He was a member of the following organizations: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Life Member of Elks Lodge No.120, in 1949 a charter member of the South Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department and served 3 years as Chief of Center Company Volunteer Fire Department. He was a CT State District Fire Warden for 35 years, a member of the building committee for the Huckleberry Hill School, Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 5, member of the police commission of Brookfield, and was appointed to the Brookfield police advisory board in 1967 to establish a police department. He was also a member of VFW Post #10201.
He is survived by his son, Robert T. Schullery and his wife, Susan, of Kent CT, his grandchildren, Evan R. Schullery, Dr Matthew T. Schullery and his wife Dr. Amy Schullery, and his great granddaughter, Lydia, all living in PA, and several cousins. His 17 year old cat, Walter, has re-located to Kent. Special thanks to his loyal friends, neighbors and relatives who visited and assisted with his care in his final days. A very special thank you goes to his caregiver, Agnes, from ElderCare Services, whose loving attention enabled him to live comfortably in his home.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 18 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
To quote a naval farewell "Fair Winds and Following Seas"
Published in News Times on Oct. 14, 2013