Waterford - Robert L. Voyer, 84, of Waterford, Niantic, and Saratoga Springs, N.Y., passed away on Aug. 4, 2014, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London.
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Mr. Voyer was born in July, 1930, in New Haven, to Robert E. and Katherine (McGovern) Voyer, their eldest child.
On Dec. 10, 1955, he was united in marriage at St. Agnes Church, Niantic, to his childhood sweetheart, Jeanne Monahan of Waterford. Mrs. Voyer predeceased him.
He is survived by their son, Lawrence R. "Larry" Voyer of Waterford; a sister, Judith V. Kelly; and a brother, Richard A. Voyer of Mystic.
He was married to SFC (Ret.) Joan (Carroll) Voyer, CTARNG. She and her family also survive.
Bob graduated from Chapman Technical High School of New London in 1948, and received a bachelor of science in geology from the University of Connecticut. After receiving his degree, Bob taught general science at the "new" New London High School. After many years in the workforce, Bob retired as a senior purchaser from Electric Boat.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman who very much enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating. He enjoyed spending time outdoors with his many black Labradors.
The family would like to extend its most sincere thanks to Mr. Jack Cutillo of Niantic and his family for all of the love and support they have shown Bob during this difficult process.
Per Bob's wishes, services and interment will be private and at the convenience of the Voyer family.
Donations in his name may be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 169 Old Colchester Road, Quaker Hill, CT, 06375; or the Connecticut National Guard Family Program, 360 Broad St., Hartford, CT 06105.
The Thomas L. Neilan and Sons, 48 Grand St., Niantic, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolence messages may be left on Mr. Voyer's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand St
Niantic, CT 06357
Published in The Day on Aug. 8, 2014