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Robert E. Waechter

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Robert E. Waechter, 79, of Newtown, died September 5 at Danbury Hospital. Mr Waechter was born February 10, 1927, in Rahway, N.J., son of Joseph R. and Gertrude C. Waechter. He was a resident of Newtown most of his life.

Mr. Waechter graduated from Rahway High School in 1944, enlisted in the US Army, and served in the Signal Corps in Germany during the occupation after World War II.

After working for years as a tax assessor for the J.M. Cleminshaw Company, Mr Waechter took a position with the Connecticut Department of Transportation, from which he retired in 2000.

His great joy was taking his boat on Candlewood Lake and fishing. Ever a supporter of law and order, he volunteered his service in the Connecticut State Police Auxiliary and for the Candlewood Lake Boat Patrol. He was a kind man who helped those in need find housing. Mr Waechter’s friends and relatives will remember him for his wry sense of humor and his good-natured conversation.

He is survived by his brother, Charles J. Waechter and wife, Barbara M. Waechter, of Havelock, N.C.; and by his nieces, Barbara Waechter Cole of Pennsylvania, Robin Waechter Zimmer of Washington, Holly Waechter Canoni of Maine, Leslie Schantz Cooperider of California, and Patricia Schantz Jones of Arizona. His parents, his sister Muriel Waechter Schantz, and his niece Jolie Waechter Quinlan, predeceased Mr Waechter.

The Newtown Bee        October 6, 2006

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