Robert "Bob" W. Voight

Born: Thu., Apr. 12, 1923
Died: Thu., Sep. 17, 2009

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Robert "Bob" W. Voight, 86, of Terryville, Conn. A former Winsted resident, passed away on Thursday (Sept. 17, 2009) at St. Francis Hospital after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Roach) Voight and the husband of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (O'Brien) Voight.

Bob was born April 12, 1923 in New Britain, CT and served in the Navy at a military base in Hamilton, NY during WWII. He graduated in business from the University of Connecticut in 1948. After graduation from UCONN he began his private sector career with International Harvestors' Motor Truck division in Hartford. Bob worked as a salesman and zone manager.

His second venture into private enterprise came when he opened a hardware store on Main Street in Winsted. He changed the hardware store into a paint store after a few years.

Bob was also attending the University of Hartford, and in 1962, received a master's degree in education. He continued studying and received a certificate of advanced graduate study in educational administration in 1967.

Bob taught fifth grade at the William H. Batcheller School in Winsted for two years, seventh grade science for seven years and then served as the principal of the Isabelle M. Pearson School for 15 years. He also served as interim superintendent in 1976 and 1983. Despite retiring in 1984 he returned to fill in as principal of the Pearson School in 1989 and then again for the last time as interim superintendent in 1992.

Bob had a warm smile and a cheery hello whenever one saw him. He mixed his great sense of humor with the seriousness of the job that had to be done. He always said, "The most important thing is working with kids. They keep you young and keep you hopping"

Bob was a member of the Winsted Kiwanis Club for many years in Winsted and when he moved to Terryville joined the Terryville Lions Club.

In addition to his beloved wife of 61 years he is survived by one son, Robert J. Voight of Avon, two daughters, Paula Voight-Jause of Hudson, NY, and Marta Voight of Terryville; three grandchildren, Jeremy Lawson, Meghan Dummitt, and Beth Anne Voight-Jause; three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Paul "PJ", Chaeli and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday 10:00am from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville to the Immaculate Conception Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Terryville. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: The W. Gilbert Scholarship Fund, in memory of Robert W. Voight, 200 Williams Ave., Winsted, CT 06098

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Paul Gallo

Same "High and Tight" haircut he will always be remembered for. Mr. Voight was a good man who always had a warm hello and cared for his students. My condolences to his family.

Paula (Silvester) Romaniello

I remember Mr. Voight with fondness. He was my fifth grade teacher as well as my seventh grade Science teacher at the Pearson School. At a crucial time in my life when my mother was very ill, he took a special interest in me. He helped me cope with the situation. And even in the years to follow as I entered The Gilbert School he let me come to Pearson and work in the library after school. I look forward to the time when Jesus will call him and say, "Come on out" (John 5:28, 29) to a resurrection of life on the earth.

Pat Jamieson

In sympathy. My best wishes go out to the Voight family. Your dad was a pretty special person.

Debbie Raboin

My Deepest condolences to the Voight Family. I adored Bob and Betty, they are the sweetest couple I ever met. In all the years I knew them, I never heard a cross word between them. He was the most kind, gentle and thoughtful man I ever had the priveldge of meeting. He got up every morning and not only made his bed, but Betty's as well! What a guy! My heart is just breaking for Betty, because they truely were soulmates. Marta, Paula, and Robert Jr. my sincerest and deepest condolences. Please give Betty a long hug for me. Bob; I'll see you in heaven when my day comes. It was a pleasure knowing you. Debbie Raboin

The Bulkeley Boys

Our condolences to Mrs. robert Voight and family.

From three of Bob's team mates on the Bulkeley High School Connecticut State Champion Football Team 1941.

Martin sheedy

Joe Gorra

Joe Murray




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