MERIDEN - Robert Baxter Freitag, 69, of 548 Allen Avenue died peacefully at his home after a long illness, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005. Born in Meriden, April 14, 1935, he was the son of the late Charles and Georgina Ferguson Freitag, Sr. He was an avid collector of memorabilia of he 40's and 50's. He was employed through the Meriden-Wallingford Society for the Handicapped and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He is survived by three sisters, Laura Willhite and her husband, Arnold of Cheshire, Ruth Weston and Emily Anthony, both of Meriden; and 28 loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Janet Rogan, Hope Solyn and Georgina Gura; a brother, Charles Freitag, Jr.; and a nephew, Timothy Rogan. Funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Eric Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the services. If desired, contributions in Robert's memory may be made to Arc of Meriden Wallingford Society, Inc., 210 Byron Road, South Meriden, CT 06451, or to RMS - Residential Management Services, 808 Four Rod Road, Kensington, CT 06037.

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  1. Bob was a giant among us…he was kind, thoughtful, gentle and quiet yet he did NOT go unnoticed. He made his presence known by being who he was. I am PROUD to have known him and will NEVER forget him or his loving family.

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