Robert C. Frazer
May 7, 1936-May 21, 2021
Robert Carl Frazer, 85, died peacefully in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Keith and Elva (Steele) Frazer. Robert “Bob” was a 1954 graduate of Glastonbury High School in Connecticut. He then spent eight years in the United States Air Force where he trained as an electronics technician. He served in Tactical Air Command and Strategic Air Command. During this time he met and married Joyce Landsness, and they had two children, Valerie Anne and Scott Alan.
After the service Bob worked as an electronics technician at the Perkin-Elmer Corporation. He worked in the Electro-Optical Division and earned a BSEE degree attending night school from Bridgeport Engineering Institute (now the School of Engineering at Fairfield University). At the time of his retirement in 1999 he was a Senior Staff Engineer for Silicon Valley Group (formerly Perkin-Elmer).
Bob enjoyed music, photography and soccer. He played soccer in high school and on the Air Force base team while stationed in Europe. In 1972, while raising his family in Bethel, Connecticut, he and five men who were passionate about soccer started the Bethel Youth Soccer Association. This organization has grown tremendously and remains active to this day. Bob joined the American Legion in 1985, serving as Commander and Senior Vice Commander for four years.
Bob will be missed by his ex-wife, Joyce Swift (Graham) of Leland, North Carolina, daughter, Valerie Northrup (Bob) of Leland, North Carolina, son, Scott Frazer (Shawna) of Longmeadow, MA, and step-daughter, Julie Caceci (John), of New Milford, CT. His grandchildren include, Torianne Ganino (Rich), Michael Cavallo, Jessica Clifford (Todd), Jillian, John Michael and Jenna Caceci, Matthew, Jane & Claire Frazer. Great grandchildren include Gracie, Michael and Liam Clifford. His parents, sister, and his partner of over thirty years, Gina, predeceased him.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 25th, 2021 at Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel Connecticut. Calling hours will be from 12:30-1:30, with a brief service at 1:30. The burial will be private for the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to Friends of the Bethel Public Library, where Bob enjoyed volunteering during his years of retirement (Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801), or the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org.
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