Robert William Rumbel, 62, of Colchester, passed away in Hartford on May 4, 2018, on the 33rd anniversary of the wedding to his beloved wife, Gena (Pogoda) Rumbel. He also leaves three children, triplets, Matthew, Michael, and Melanie, all of Colchester; siblings, Susan Johanson and Thomas Rumbel, both of Walpole, MA, William and his wife Clare of Mansfield, MA; and numerous extended family members and friends.
Born in Norwood, MA on December 27, 1955, he was a son of the late William and Rita (Barry) Rumbel. He was a proud veteran having served in the US Marine Corps. He later earned his MBA from RPI and went to work as an Engineer for Northeast Utilities. After retiring from NU, he worked for Toyota of Colchester.
Bob was a faithful fan of the New England sports teams. As a young father, he coached his children’s youth soccer, baseball, and basketball teams. He loved cars, trucks, boats and spending time with family and friends at their beach house in Rhode Island. Most importantly, he will be remembered by his loved ones as a devoted, hard-working and loving family man.
Friends and family are welcome to attend calling hours on Tuesday, May 8th from 4 – 7 pm at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester, CT. The funeral will be on Wednesday, beginning at 9:30 am at the funeral home, before the celebration of the Funeral Liturgy at 10:30 am at St. Andrew Church in Colchester with full military honors. Burial will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society,www.cancer.org.
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