Robert Stephen Wassong, 65, husband of Wendy (Cummings) Wassong died on June 26, 2017 after he fought a very hard battle at Yale New Haven Hospital with his family at his bedside.
Robert (Bob) was born on October 29, 1951 in Washington, CT where he caused all kinds of mischief. He finally settled down in New Milford, CT after the birth of his first child, Aimee, his Valentine’s Day baby. Bob had a passion for classic cars and trucks and owned several throughout the years. He was well known in the auto industry and had worked at many local dealerships. At the time of his retirement he was working at Waters Construction in New Milford.
After retiring he spent most of his time with the loves of his life, his three grandchildren, Seven, JJ, Tyler and son Josh, his right-hand man. We all called them “the boys”. Bob had an abundant amount of patience and would spend hours each day showing “the boys” all kinds of gadgets and how they worked. One particular gadget they all learned early on was the coffee pot. Bob was the “King of Coffee”. The ever going pot of coffee was a fixture in his home as well as a mug in his hand!
Robert is survived by his wife of 43 years, Wendy, daughter Aimee, son Josh and his wife Meg and his trio of grandsons, Seven, JJ and Tyler. Robert is also survived by his only sibling, a sister, Colleen Gahagan and her husband Terry of Tennessee. There are many cousins along with numerous in-laws and outlaws, too many to mention, that he loved and cared for. Bob was the son of the late Ruth and Richard Wassong of Washington. He was also predeceased by best friend Bill Fletcher, who he constantly missed.
A service celebrating his life and his roots in Washington will be held at the Salem Covenant Church on Baldwin Hill in Washington, CT on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:00. Plenty of coffee and pastries will be served.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to either MVPSOS, P.O. Box 1146, New Milford, CT 06776 (an organization that collects and donates funds to children so they may join any activity/sport they are interested in) or to Salem Covenant Church Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 314, Washington, CT 06794.