We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Plainville Funeral Home
Robert R. Myska, 76 devoted Husband, Father, Papa and friend to many, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Born in New Britain he was one of two sons to the late Walter and Sophie (Kempa) Myska. He graduated from EC Goodwin Technical School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Bob proudly served his country in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1968. A Purple Heart recipient, Bob’s patriotism and USMC pride was always prominently displayed and he was a longtime member of the VFW and American Legion. Bob married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Madden) sharing 53 years of love and life’s adventures. Bob and Betty settled in Southington where they raised their two children and enjoyed watching their family grow for two more generations. A former Stanley Works employee, Bob was a brilliant craftsman whose carpentry career spanned decades. His most recent work prior to retirement was at The Goodspeed Opera House and St. Peter’s Church in New Britain. Bob’s many talents and expertise have been passed along to his children. He was a former volunteer firefighter with the Southington Fire Department Co. #5. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, dancing and playing tennis and softball.
Above all, Bob was an ever-present and selfless man whose life was centered around his family. Bob reached out to extended family, friends, neighbors and anyone in need always extending a helping hand. While his earthly presence will be missed beyond words, he leaves many with priceless memories and life lessons that will forever be remembered.
In addition to his wife Betty he leaves his children Bethann Myska-Uccello and Matthew Myska and his wife Sage; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Allen and her son Greyson; Emily Savage, her husband Matt and their children Savannah and Bryce; Lily Meucci; River and Jude Myska, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends he considered family. He was predeceased by his brother Walter “Boe” Myska.
In support of Bob’s fellow veterans and his love for carpentry, he may be remembered with contributions to the House of Heroes CT at http://www.hohct.org or 3342 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT 06518.
Family and friends may gather in celebration of Bob’s life on Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m, meeting directly at St. Dominic Church, 1050 Flanders Rd, Southington. Committal services with military honors will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, New Britain. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com
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