Robert Gresham Obituary (2022) – Windsor, CT

Robert J. Gresham, 75, of Windsor, beloved husband of Carolyn (Wood) Gresham, died Wednesday, February 23, 2022, with his daughter Katherine by his side. Born in Schenectady, NY, the son of the late John C. and Mary Jane (Beers) Gresham, he grew up there, moving to Sterling, MA and eventually settling in Windsor over 40 years ago. Bob attended Union College in Schenectady and spent his career in the air cargo industry. He retired from DB Schenker Company of East Granby. After retirement, Bob started his own consulting company, working with the US Department of Commerce in international logistics and spent the last 10 years as a professional assistant working with Carmon Funeral Homes, Inc. Bob was active with his children as a baseball coach with the Windsor International Little League and served as captain of the Poquonock Volunteer Fire Company. He was also president of the Friends of Northwest Park. Bob joined Washington Lodge #70 AF&AM in Windsor in 2004 and served as Venerable Master as well as District Deputy for Masonic District 6A. He was also a member of the Scottish and York Rites. An active member of Old Saint Andrews Episcopal Church in Bloomfield, he served as director and treasurer of the church for three years. Bob’s favorite hobby was working in his garden. Bob has also volunteered for the City of Bloomfield’s Community Backpacking Program. Besides his wife Carolyn of 33 years; he leaves behind his daughter Katherine Gresham of Windsor Locks; his son Theodore Gresham of Windsor Locks; stepson Spencer Bradley and wife Krista of Centennial, CO; her daughter-in-law Allison Thorpe and her husband Donovan of Windsor; four grandchildren Ashley and Makayla Thorpe, Hunter and Natalie Bradley; sister Jean Boles of Columbus, NC; one brother Douglas Gresham of Savannah, GA; and a sister-in-law Natalie Siemen of Paxton, MA. His family will receive friends on Friday, March 4, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor. Washington Lodge #70 will hold a Masonic funeral service at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Old Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 59 Tariffville Road, Bloomfield. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the Washington Lodge #70 Scholarship Fund or the Old Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. For directions or condolences, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com

Published by Hartford Courant on February 28, 2022.

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