September 26, 1920 ~ September 21, 2012

Robert Nordstrom, 91, husband of 62 years to the late Jean (Adams) Nordstrom died peacefully on Friday, September 21, 2012 Bob enjoyed a full life and will be sadly missed by those whose lives he touched. Bob joined the Coast Guard where he served as a flight engineer during World War II. It was here that he met his future wife Jean. After serving together, Bob and Jean married and returned to Meriden to raise a family. Bob's warmth and outgoing personality made him a natural salesman, and he excelled in his field for over 50 years. Bob loved being around people and was active in local politics serving as an alderman in Meriden for many years. In addition, Bob loved acting, performing in local productions and even appearing in several commercials. His other interests of travel, golf and cross-country skiing rounded out his active and rich life. He is survived by his sister, Ann Schroeder and a brother Donald Nordstrom, his four daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Richard Seadale, Sara and Peter Hance, Kristi and Richard Ohanesian and Kathi and Tom Collins. He loved spending time with his eight grandchildren and five great-grandsons. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at Violi's Restaurant at Hunter Memorial Golf Course, 688 Westfield Rd., Meriden on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 2-4:30. The Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations in Bob's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org.

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  1. In the winter of 1962, my first year out of college, I was working in New Haven and my family was back in Illinois. I felt very alone. On Christmas day Uncle Bob drove in a snowstorm down to get me and bring me back to their home in Meriden to spend Christmas with my cousins. I wasn’t so alone as I had thought. Thank you Uncle Bob. My second son, Stephen, has Robert as his middle name and he was named after Uncle Bob.

  2. Sara and Peter: I am very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know he meant the world to you. My family and I will keep you in our prayers.

  3. Sue and Rich. So sorry for your loss. Regardless of how old our parents are it is never easy to say goodbye. But he was welcomed into the gates of Heaven with open arms. Prayers for you all. Love, Kate

  4. Kathi and Family…I am sorry for your loss. Sorry I will be unable to attend the memorial service. My prayers are with you during this time.

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