Robert F. Sinchak, 51

Robert F. Sinchak, 51, of New Milford, died peacefully on Feb. 15, 2013 at Yale New Haven Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Sinchak is survived by his wife Kris Soderstrom, his parents Jack and Marilynn Sinchak of Fairfield, his brother Tom of Wilton and his wife Marla, his sisters Anne Marie Merrell of Atlanta, Ga. and Ellen Wells of Rutland, Mass. and their husbands Bob and Art, Kris’ brother Fabian Soderstrom of Newtown, and seven nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his beloved dogs, Buddy and Missy and countless friends throughout Fairfield County.

Born on Nov. 19, 1961, Mr. Sinchak graduated from Wilton High School. He worked first as a plumber and later had his own stump grinding business. He spent many happy hours with friends and family piloting his pontoon boat on Candlewood Lake, where he and Ms. Soderstrom lived for the past 18 years.

A memorial Mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima, on Monday.

In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made in honor of Mr. Sinchak’s love for Buddy and Missy to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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