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Robert M. Schoff

December 20, 1934 ~ June 3, 2018 (age 83)

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Funeral Service
June 12, 2018

11:00 AM
Potter Funeral Home
456 Jackson St.
Willimantic, CT 06226

June 12, 2018

12:00 PM
Westford Hill Cemetery
1796 Westford Hill Rd
Ashford, CT 06278

Robert “Bob” M. Schoff , 83, of Ashford, CT passed away Sunday June 3, 2018 at Johnson Memorial Hospital. He was born on December 20, 1934 in Woodsville, NH to Haines K. & Phyllis M. (Bailey) Schoff.

Bob graduated from Woodsville High in 1952. He attended SNHU and graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Boston MA. He worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in E Hartford, CT as an Electronic Tech & Engineering Aide for his entire career.  Bob was also a volunteer fireman at Vernon Fire Department for many years, known by many as “Scuffy”.

Always known as a dedicated loyal Hartford Whalers & Boston Bruins fan, along with a serious interest in trains, that took him on many rail travel trips.

Bob was an avid wildlife enthusiast, his motto “Any excuse to be outside”;

A dear friend once wrote, “work and achievement was his pleasure and being in the outdoors was his love.” Best known as, “A Trail Worker Extraordinaire” in which he showed his dedication for over thirty years volunteering for the following organizations:

Connecticut Section of Green Mountain Club, CT Appalachian Mountain Club, CT Forest & Parks Assn, Goodwin Forest, Geneva Point, Lakes Region NH, Northern CT Land Trust, Providence & Worcester Rail Club, Joshua Trust, CT Trails Day Events, and Connecticut Audubon.

Bob is survived by his two sisters, Barbara Dickerman of Boscawen, NH & Ruth Pratt (Dave) of Saxtons River, VT and his beloved nieces & nephews: Sheila, Rick, Liz, Jackie, Dee, Art, Marilyn, Diane, Vic, Darlene, Paul, Philip, Chad along with 25 grand-nieces & grand nephews.

He was predeceased by his two sisters, Kathyrn E. Maurer and Judith Gero.

A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Potter Funeral Home 456 Jackson Street (Rt 195) Willimantic, CT followed by a burial at Westford Hill Cemetery Ashford, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:

Vernon Fire Department Vernon, CT or

Connecticut Forest & Park Assoc 16 Meriden Road Rockfall, CT 06481

Charitable donations may be made to:

Vernon Fire Department
Vernon CT 06066

Connecticut Forest & Park Association
16 Meriden Rd., Rockfall CT 06481

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