Robert H. Siebert, 80

Robert H. Siebert (Bob), 80, of Wilton, Conn., died on Feb. 2, 2015 at home after a three-year courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Throughout his fight he continued to enjoy life to the fullest and never wavered in his love of God, this country and his family. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1934, he was the son of the late Clifford Siebert and the late Emma V. (Steinhaus) Siebert. He graduated from University of Bridgeport in 1956 and received his MBA from Pace University in 1966. In September 1957, he married the love of his life, Sally Hubbell Siebert.

He was employed for 26 years at Texaco, Inc. and was past president of Texaco Retiree’s Club of CT. He started Aspetuck Investment Management Corp. in 1987 and was an investment advisor for 27 years.

He was an active member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church where he served as Senior Warden, Eucharistic minister, lay reader and stewardship chairman. He helped the unemployed and participated in a multitude of other influential roles. He was a member of Wilton Kiwanis for 27 years and a member of the American Legion. He participated as a train man at the Wilton Historical Society and was a member of the Brookfield Philatelic Society.

Bob was proud of his service in the United States Army. He entered the Army in 1955 and served for six years. He marched in many Memorial Day parades and participated in Veterans’ Day ceremonies. Displaying the American flag was part of his daily routine.

Fishing was a life-long passion. He also enjoyed golf, stamp collecting, and travel with Sally and college friends Rich and Barbara Carle. He spent many summers in Maine at the family camp on Great Moose Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Sally, his three daughters, Susan Watkins and her husband Larry of Camden, Del., Linda Fagan of Wilton and Gail Hiestand and her husband, Bob, of Wilton, grandchildren Patrick Fagan and Alison Hiestand. In addition, he is survived by his cousin, Glenna Edmonds of South Hadley, Mass., and numerous other cousins and their families and many friends. He was predeceased in January by his son-in-law, Howard Fagan.

Special thanks for the outstanding care provided by Drs. Arthur D’Souza and George Zahrah, the staffs and volunteers of Whittingham Cancer Center and the IV Outpatient Services of Norwalk Hospital and to Bob’s home care aide, Dimitri.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 36 New Canaan Road, Wilton. Arrangements have been made by Bouton Funeral Home, Georgetown.  There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to or designating Whittingham Cancer Center.