Dr. Robert E. Mead

Dr. Robert E. Mead, 83, of Ridgefield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2015. He is survived by his wife Patti of 48 years and his children: a son Robbie and his wife Mary, and a daughter, Andi. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Casey Jade, Fermin Brandon and Robert Jeremiah. He will be dearly missed by all of us as well as his faithful companion, his dog Annie.

Dr. Mead was born on November 2, 1931 in Danbury, CT; a son of the late Silas and Carrie Zang Mead. He attended Danbury Schools and went on to graduate from Northwestern University with a Doctorate Degree in Dental Surgery. He practiced dentistry in Ridgefield for 40 years and was involved in many local organizations including Ridgefield Boys Club, Boy Scouts, Rotary Club, Men’s Club, Founders Hall, the Fairfield County HCCA/AACA, and The Stanley Museum. He repaired the Cass Gilbert Fountain many times.

Bob loved life and his many endeavors He was an avid skier, a member of numerous antique car clubs, and flew airplanes among other things. His passion was his Stanley Steam cars. He was well known in the antique car community as an expert on Stanley Steamers, and shared his enthusiasm with his daughter Andi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:15 am at Saint Mary’s Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.

Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery; Lake Avenue Ext., Danbury.

There will be no calling hours.

Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The Stanley Museum: PO Box 77; Kingsfield, ME 04947.

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