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East Lyme - Robert C. Hess, 94, of Niantic, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.

Bob was born on March 11, 1918, in Meriden, the son of the late Raymond P. and Gladys (Taylor) Hess. He was the grandson of former Meriden City Clerk Herman Hess.

A 1937 graduate of Wilbraham Academy in Wilbraham, Mass., and 1947 graduate of Franklin Technical Institute in Boston, Bob served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Army Transportation Corps. He was honorably discharged with the rank of master sergeant. He was employed for 27 years as an electrical engineer at Electric Boat in Groton, retiring in 1983.

He was predeceased by his wife, Olive Louise Lake.

Robert is survived by a sister, Sally Harwood and her husband, Burton; two nephews, Kenneth Penfield and his wife, Jessica, and Robert Harwood and his wife, Cindy; two nieces, Carol Pollock and her husband, James, and Pamela Pawlowski and her husband, Edmund.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie Hess and Shirley Penfield.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic, with a service at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery, Niantic.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.neilanfuneralhome.com
Published in The Day on Dec. 30, 2012
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