August 2, 1946 ~ October 12, 2020

Born in: Waterbury, Connecticut
Resided in: Torrington, Connecticut

Robert J. Mowad, age 74, of Torrington, CT passed away on October 12, 2020 at Litchfield Woods Rehab and Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on August 2, 1946. Robert was predeceased by his mother, Nazla Mowad, and his loving wife, Ruthann Pontolillo Mowad. Robert is survived by his sister Frances Merithew of Avon; his loving girlfriend Judith Tellier of Torrington; the Pontolillo family members; and several nieces and nephews, along with lifelong friends Robert and Marcia Matthews and Manny and Peggy Pedroso. Robert will be remembered at the Sullivan Senior Center as Moe, who loved to play cards and do puzzles. He was also a member of the Wii Bowling league for many years, bowling over 1500 games of 300. He also was the top Wii bowler nationwide while in Dallas, TX.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 250 Gypsy Ln., Meriden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Sullivan Senior Center Meals on Wheels in Torrington or the Connecticut Diabetics Association. BEECHER & BENNETT-FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in care of his arrangements. To send a condolence to his family please see his obituary at : www.beecherandbennett.com.

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Graveside Service: October 21, 2020 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Cemetery
250 Gypsy Lane
Meriden, CT 06450

203-237-3226

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  1. Bob wrote several poems after his wife Ruthann died. One of them called Braveheart goes with what he went through. I am just changing she to he in the poem. He wrote:
    He was strong as a lion and brave at heart But the sickness would eventually leave us apart
    He fought with all the strength that he had But at the end it would turn out to be very sad
    It broke my heart to see him suffer near the end A heart that probably will never mend
    I wish I was as strong as him every day The only thing he would say is “I’m Okay
    I miss him so and it’s not the same Coming home and he’s not calling my name
    He is one of the angels up above I’m sure God will give him plenty of love.
    Sometimes I wish that he were here So I could hold him and tell him that I care
    I will love & miss you always. Your loving girlfriend Judy

  2. Dear Uncle Bob…. I am sitting here and remembering sleepovers at yours and Aunt Ruthann’s in Waterbury and Meriden. I remember staying up late with you and watching TV. We would watch Elvira, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and Wrestling (the Executioners were a big deal back then). I also remember your bringing me to The Farm Shoppe on Plank Road. You weren’t much of a conversationalist but I always knew you loved me and I loved you too RIP Uncle Bob xoxo

  3. Dear Uncle Bob…. I am sitting here and remembering sleepovers at yours and Aunt Ruthann’s in Waterbury and Meriden. I remember staying up late with you and watching TV. We would watch Elvira, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert and Wrestling (the Executioners were a big deal back then). I also remember your bringing me to The Farm Shoppe on Plank Road. You weren’t much of a conversationalist but I always knew you loved me and I loved you too
    RIP Uncle Bob …. Give Aunt Ruthann a hug and a kiss for me. ✝️🙏🏼💟

  4. My love, I miss you and your crazy smile. Yearly trips to Maine will not be the same without you. I can’t make my weekly trip to Carvel for a strawberry sundae without thinking of you. I still out of habit record all the wrestling programs we used to watch. You will and are missed at the senior center. Playing Wii bowling will not be the same. I am so happy that you were in my life. Meeting you at Bob and Marcia’s house was the best thing that ever happened to me. You went through a bad painful year, but now you are not in pain and with your first love Ruthann and your mother. Memory of our 9 years together will always be with me. Love and kisses Judy

  5. We sure are going to miss you Bob, we love playing cards with you and Judy. Having you guys over for dinner or us coming over there for dinner and always 9 5. Most of the time I was your partner June and we would beat the pants off Judy and Mark. Love you Big Guy June and Mark

  6. Judy, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. The senior center will not be the same without “Moe”.
    Thinking of you,
    Christine

  7. Dear Bob,
    We will never forget your impish grin or cool dance moves. You and Manny were friends since grammar school. After becoming friends with Peggy’s mom Vicky, you introduced Manny to Peggy. The rest is history. You honored us by being best man at our wedding over 51 years ago and remained our dearest friend. We had so many good times and made lots of memories. It’s so hard to say good bye so we’ll just say-see ya-till we meet again. love, Manny & Peg

  8. Bob was such a presence at the Center, it may not have been that way on day one but it is difficult to imagine our doors opening up again and Bob not grumbling through to spend a few hours playing games, starting a puzzle (that Bonnie, Varol and I would always finish) or playing Wii! It would be impossible to catogorize how much it meant to everyone when he carried us to town, State and National fame with his bowling skill and leadership teaching others the game he excelled at. a man of few words at times he always said volumes. Miss you BOB

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