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Oak Hill Cemetery
Thursday January 27th, 2022

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Robert M. Styring

Robert Styring, 85, of Southington, passed away on Friday, January 7th at The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

Born in Southington to the late William and Mary (Dudac) Styring, he was a lifelong Southington resident.

He graduated from Southington High School, Class of ’54, Yale University BA ’58, and Trinity College MA ’65. He proudly served in the US Army and retired from the State of Connecticut.

He married the love of his life, Ellen, in 1983, and was a loving father to two sons, Matt and Mark. Bob was a kind, patient, and gentle man. He always listened intently and responded thoughtfully, and the genuine concern he showed for others endeared him to so many. He had a quiet disposition, but an affable manner; he loved to have a conversation with anyone.

Bob was a classically trained violinist, studying with Harold Berkley in Maine, and a member of several symphony orchestras. He enjoyed a toasted poppy seed bagel and decaf coffee; taking long walks wearing his signature bucket cap; being at summer picnics and family holidays – especially Thanksgiving; and reading up on and discussing different perspectives and ideas. Most of all, Bob cherished time spent with his late wife, Ellen, who he so devotedly cared for in her final years, and he adored his beautiful grandchildren, Eleanor and Jax.

He is survived by two sons; Matt Styring and wife Tara; and Mark Styring and wife Jennifer, all of Southington; as well as many close family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Styring; by brothers William Styring Jr. and Richard Styring; and by his wife, Ellen (Waldron) Styring.

In Bob’s memory, donations can be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or Haven String Quartet – (musichavenct.org)

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 27th at 11am, Oak Hill Cemetery, with a celebration of Bob’s life to be held at a later date. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com

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Can still see him walking downtown with his bucket hat. Will always be grateful for the second home he gave me.

Patrick McGourn Jan 13 2022 3:53 PM

Mr. Styring was a true gentleman. He was devoted to his late wife Ellen . He loved his two sons . Mark and Matt and families please accept my sympathy on the loss of your dad.

Barbara Morytko Teacher Jan 13 2022 11:32 AM

So many memorable moments with Mr. Styring! He was always apart of us and I will never forget that!

Holly Turci Jan 12 2022 10:07 PM

My earliest memory of my cousin Bobby was when I was in foutth grade at Milldale School.We were gathered in a classroom for a Christmnas Concert by a group of high school students. There was my cousin Bobby playing the violin. I last saw him about two years ago when our cousin Ann gathered a group of us together. He had a n accomplished, blessed life

Pam Dudac Jan 12 2022 8:36 PM