Remembering Bob Carruthers



Robert William Carruthers of Cheshire, CT, known to family and friends as Bob, Bobcat, or Bobby, passed away on December 15, 2022 at the age of 75. Bob was born on July 28, 1947, in Ayer, Massachusetts, and was the eldest child of Robert Calvin Carruthers and Dorothy Louise (Dill) Carruthers. As a child, Bob moved all over the country, but graduated from Daniel Hand High School in Madison, CT. Bob was an adventurer who pursued mountain climbing and sailing while earning a degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University. After graduating, he worked in civil engineering but also in many other fields as well. He followed his passions and found employment as a chef, musician, astronomer, teacher, and mentor. He loved the outdoors, playing his guitar, building telescopes, being a HAM radio operator, riding bikes and motorcycles, and being an active member of his Unitarian Universalist Society. Bob had the ability to connect with others in in meaningful ways and had many, many friends. He always made time to have a chat or go out of his way to help someone.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Patricia Carruthers. He is survived by his brother, Mark Carruthers, his sister, Jill Eberle, and special friend Gaianne Redleaf Jenkins. He is also survived by four stepchildren: Denise Nazario, Jeanine Connelly, Vernon Stancuna, and Darrell Stancuna.

Donations in his honor will be welcomed by the First Unitarian Universalist Society of New Haven, 608 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, or Two Coyotes Wilderness School, 197 Huntington Road, Newtown, CT 06470. Published by Beecher and Bennett Funeral Home - Hamden on Dec. 16, 2022.



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