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Robert Henry Indorf, 92, a resident of Kent, Conn., died early November 30 after a week-long hospitalization following a massive stroke. He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., to the late J. Frederick and Gesine (née Mueller) Indorf on October 28, 1927.

A graduate of Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Korea, later using his GI benefits to study at the Parsons School of Design in New York. He spent his career as a graphic artist, but his lifelong passion and avocation was in the field of genealogy, a pursuit that led to the publication in Germany of an extensive family history.

Robert was married for nearly 54 years to his wife, Adeline (née Woltmann), who predeceased him in 2008. They lived most of their married life in Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y., where they raised their children, Christine (Bill) Flammann of Sandy Hook and Robert (Kolleen) Indorf, Jr, of Kent.

He served many years as Irvington’s town historian. In 1991, he and Adeline retired to Southbury and later Kent.

He leaves also two grandsons, Joel (Elizabeth) and Nathanael Indorf.

In addition to his parents and spouse, Robert was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Walter, and a sister, Ruth Joyce.

A life-long actively worshiping Lutheran, he was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Yonkers and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown. He often joined his son and daughter-in-law in worship at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Cornwall.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, December 4, at the Kenny Funeral Home, 41 Main Street, Sharon, Conn., with the Rev Robert H. Morris officiating. Calling hours will follow the service until 6 pm. A private burial service will take place at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 85 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown CT 06470 or St Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7 Bolton Hill Road, Cornwall CT 06753.

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