Obituary  Robert “Bob” Rogowski

Robert A. “Bob” Rogowski 82, of Southbury CT, loving husband of Lynn (Goding) Rogowski passed away peacefully, Saturday July 30, 2011 after a brief illness.

Bob was born August 1, 1928 in Norwalk, CT, son of the late Anthony and Sophia (Babinski) Rogowski.  Bob graduated Norwalk High School before joining the U.S. Navy in WW11. He was also part of “Operation High Jump”, the Navy South Pole expedition led by Admiral Richard E. Byrd in 1946 – 1947.

He attended Northrop Aeronautical Engineering Institute in Hawthorne, CA and after graduation, returned to the East Coast.  After a short stay at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, he joined Perkin-Elmer Corp. in Norwalk CT where he retired after 28 years of service.  He also spent 9 years as a Realtor in the Greater Danbury area.

In addition, he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1373; a member of the American Legion post#204; a member of the Heritage Village Ambulance Association and a member of the Heritage Village Radio Club.  He was also active in his former ships association, the “USS Brownson Association” and attended all of their reunions in various parts of the country. He was also a member of Tin Can Sailors Inc.

Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lynn Goding Rogowski; three daughters, Debra L. Rogowski of Leominster, MA.; Sandra L McNerney of Danbury and Cheryl A Panzica of Woodbury; two sons, Robert C. Rogowski and wife Lori of Danbury; James A. Rogowski and wife JoAnn of New Milford; eight grandchildren; Jennifer & Donna McNerney; T.J. and James Panzica; Michael & Sarah Rogowski; Justin and Jason Rogowski;  two brothers; William “Bill” Rogowski and wife Joan of Marco Island, FL and Ronald “Ron” Rogowski and wife Johanna of Sebago Lake, ME. and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Wednesday,  August 3, 2011 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm . The family requests that no flowers be sent, but a small contribution in Bob’s memory, may be made to the Red Cross, the Salvation Army or to a charity of one’s choice.


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