Calvin S. Tinson
1933 - 2013
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Calvin S. Tinson of Glastonbury passed away Dec. 11, 2013. He was born Jan. 27, 1933 in Hartford, the son of Edward Gillet and Helen Slocum Tinson. Cal grew up in West Hartford, graduated from Hall High School and received a degree from Yale University. He worked for The Travelers and retired as systems director. Cal's hobbies were skiing, hiking, and bridge. He is survived by his wife, Joan Phaneuf Tinson of Glastonbury, his son Edward Tinson and wife Maureen Ellis and their daughters Annika and Mia of Alamo CA, and his son Richard and wife Lisa Tinson of Glastonbury, granddaughter Allison Tinson of Lyndonville VT, grandson Ethan Tinson of Warren, VT and step grandchildren Patrick and Kasey Kelly. Services will be private. Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit

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Published in Hartford Courant on Dec. 17, 2013.
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December 17, 2013
Joan and family, My deepest condolences. My parents (Peter and Betty Plumley) were friends of yours for many years, my dad also worked at Travelers. My brother David and I have fond memories of babysitting for your kids many years ago when we lived on Candlelight Dr.
Susan Jones
December 17, 2013
Dear Joan,
I have wonderful memories of Cal when we were childhood playmates, and also of you as we grew up and discovered the challenges of bridge. He was very gifted physically and had a great mind also.
I hope you are coping with his loss with lots of support from family and friends. My deepest and most sincere sympathy.
Fondly, Howie Falkin
Howard Falkin
December 17, 2013
I met Cal at Yale nearly 60 years ago.
He was very helpful as we were both considering actuarial career. We both worked at Travelers where I saw him often, sometimes over the bridge table. Please accept my condolences.
Michael Altschuler
December 17, 2013
I remember Cal fondly as a childhood friend and neighbor --- one of the Rosedale Road crowd. I still live in the neighborhood and think of him every time I walk down Rosedale Road and see the house he grew up in. I am so sorry for your loss. Ethel (Falkin) Fried
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