Robert Grindle

East Hartford, Conn.

Robert Grindle, 75, of East Hartford, Conn., passed away in his home Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

I have been tasked with writing my own obituary. Makes sense in a way. No one knows me as well as I know me. I was born Oct. 7, 1943, in Blue Hill. I came into this world as a chubby baby with wispy white hair; I leave the same way, fat with wispy white hair.

I leave to celebrate my life; my three sons Gary, James and Matthew, their patient wives, Michelle, Nicki and Dianna. Six smart and wonderful grandchildren; Joshua, Ella, Hailey, Teagan, Tanner and Riley. They all know who belongs to whom.

Conversely, I leave to celebrate my passing, my two ex-wives, who believe I am responsible for everything wrong in this world.

Many memories were created along the way including my 43 mostly good years as an electronic tech at Pratt and Whitney.

I go to join my parents and relatives in a family ceremony at Pine Grove Cemetery in Sedgwick.

Robert was the son of Nora (Staples) and Basil Grindle. He is survived by, in addition to his sons and their families, his sister Barbara M. Grindle, brothers Jack and his wife, Barbara, Tom and his wife, May, Roger and his wife, Susan, and his brother-in-law Raymond McVay, their children and families. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Jane.

Burial services will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery on June 22 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Know when to pay your respects.