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Robert Linnell Tonkin

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“Dear Priscilla,I'm very sorry to hear about your Dad. I just found out today. I always enjoyed talking with Robert. Mostly I would bump into him at...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Dana Miller - Unionville, CT

“We always enjoyed having Bob to our house to tune up our clock. He was a wealth of information and interesting stories. Condolences to the family. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Mike Madow - Thomaston, CT

“I was so sorry to hear of your father's death. He was a wonderful man. ”
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Robert was born on July 21, 1932 and passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017.

Robert was a resident of New Hartford, Connecticut at the time of passing.

Upon discharge, he attended Hillyer College and the Ward School of Electronics.

Robert served in the Navy from 1951-1955, on board as LST supply ship.

There are no calling hours. In May of 2018, during apple blossom time, there will be a memorial service, burial at Nepaug Cemetery, and a reception at the Nepaug Grange Hall in New Hartford.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The American Clock and Watch Musuem, 100 Maple Street, Bristol, CT 06010, The New Hartford Historical Society, PO Box 41, New Hartford, CT 06057, the Foothills Visiting Nurse and Home Care, Inc., 32 Union Street, Winsted, CT 06098 or The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

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