Robert J. McBrair, 82, of Marlborough, CT, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Robert was born on April 29, 1938 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. He graduated in 1956 from Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell, NJ and Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 1960. He resided in Marlborough, CT for 48 years. Robert was diagnosed with MS in 1972. He retired from Exxon Corp. after 15 years of various marketing, management and staff positions. Robert never let his disability get in the way of his goals and dreams and his optimism always prevailed. He tackled challenges and obstacles with humor and faith. His selfless life's mission was to make the world a better place. Robert left his fingerprint on many local charitable, civic, and educational organizations including AHM, AFS, FISH, RTC, Marlborough Zoning Commission, Richmond Memorial Library Assoc. Congregational Church of Marlborough, Wesleyan University Alumni Association, Rotary International, American Petroleum Council and he was a U.S. Jaycee National Director. He was cited by the Connecticut State General Assembly for his contributions in and around Marlborough, and later by Wesleyan and the Secretary of the State and Governor of CT for his commitment to service. Rob is remembered by all who knew him for his integrity, strong moral compass, dedication to service, his unwavering love for his family and his contagious smile and laugh! Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Judith L., daughter Jennifer L. and her husband Benjamin J. Mast of Stow, MA and grandchildren Seviya Jordan Mast and Tucker Hutchins Mast, brothers Peter S. and David C. and their wives Wendy and Joy McBrair, a step brother Jack Ruth, his brother-in-law, Jerry London and their families, his dear step sister, Annie H. Kipp, who predeceased him. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a future date. Donations in lieu of flowers to AHM Robert McBrair Memorial Fund https://ahmyouth.org/
or the Marlborough Congregational Church https://mcc.marlcongchurch.org/
Published by Hartford Courant on Jan. 17, 2021.