deLAUBELL, ROBERT FREDERICK, SR. - 09/15/1927 - 06/22/2018 Bob was the son of Frederick Traub deLaubell and Pauline Kurtze deLaubell. He was born in New Haven, CT on September 15, 1927, and lived most of his life in Hamden. He is survived by his loving wife Joan Nygard deLaubell, a son Robert F. DeLaubell, Jr. and his wife Janet of Cheshire, a daughter Janice B. Morris and her husband Kevin of Hamden. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Alyssa, Benjamin, and Conner DeLaubell of Cheshire, and Kevin, Ryan, Patrick, and Colin Morris of Hamden. He will be missed by all of his grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Lois deLaubell, a nephew Paul deLaubell, a niece Carol Matthews, three grand nephews, and two great grand nephews, all of New York. He was predeceased by a brother Russell deLaubell. Bob was a lifetime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Haven, serving in many roles. Bob graduated from Hillhouse High School, class of 1945. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served on active duty. He received an Associate's degree at New Haven College (now University of New Haven), and in 2009 was awarded an Honorary Bachelor of Science degree. Bob served in the U.S. Postal Service for 42 years in many roles including Letter Carrier, Branch Superintendent, Compensation Officer, acting Post Master, and Manager of Training and Development. Upon retiring, he began a second career in Real Estate for 12 years with the former Beazley Company, holding a CT Realtor's License and CT Appraiser's License. Bob was a Red Cross blood donor, and gave 114 pints of blood. Bob enjoyed traveling, swimming and the outdoors. Services will be held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 292 Orange Street, New Haven, on Monday, June 25 at 10:00. Burial will be private. Memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements are in care of Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Janice and Kevin,, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear father. It was such a pleasure to meet such a fine gentleman while he lovingly picked up Kevin, Ryan, Patrick and Colin at SGNS. I’m sure his grandsons will miss his great company but were so lucky to have him in their lives. Janice, please extend my sympathies to your mother for me. I will say a prayer in hopes that you all may be comforted at this very sad time. Love, Ali Visel-Jackson

  2. Dear Joan and family – Please accept my sincere sympathy on the passing of your husband and father. He was a cousin to my mom (Lois DeLaubell Sansevero) and a USPS colleague of my dad (Pasquale Sansevero). I’ll keep you in my thoughts. Sincerely, Ellen L. Sansevero

  3. Dear Joan and Family, I’m smiling as I write this, because I’m glancing at Bob’s photo! Just natural to smile right back, at a friend to all of us for so long! From our day’s at Trinity, Bruno and so many happy memories of times we’ve shared. I will continue to cherish those happy times! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. tomorrow and many day.’s to come Love & Hugs, Dottie

  4. Dear Joan and family,
    My sincere sympathy on the death of your husband and father. May he rest in peace.;
    Jean Hilton (mother of Nancy Hilton Braen)

  5. George B. Delmhorst
    18 Janna’s Lane, Madison, Connecticut 06443

    Dear deLaubell FAmily

    I note in the recent press your loss of a loved one. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

    The obituary mentioned his military service, and that the burial will be private. I am a vet, like your beloved, and a trumpeter. It would be my honor to sound taps at his interment, should you desire his military service to be remembered. Please contact me at 203-318-0120 if I may be of assistance.

    There is no cost or obligation whatever.


    G.B. Delmhorst
    LT USNR Ret

  6. Dear DeLaubell Family so sorry for your loss. I came across this while trying to find information on him. I had just gotten my Aunts diaries and she mentioned Bobby a lot of times . My aunts name is Elise Miller and she had passed away in 2009..

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