Robert J. (Bob) Volage 78 passed away unexpectedly, at home on Monday April 2, 2018.
He was the husband of Claudette (Goulet) Volage. Bob was born in Waterbury, CT on January 18, 1940, the son of the late Francis J. (Frank) Volage and Evelyn C. Viltrakis.
He attended St. Joseph grammar school and Crosby High School in Waterbury, earning his GED while in the service and going on to graduate first in his class at The United States Air Force Flight Operations School. He served at Kimpo Air Force Base, South Korea. He started his career in sales acquiring a route with Good Humor Ice Cream. In 1963 he purchased the Sports Men’s Restaurant in Oakville, CT. and managed it for fourteen years. He continued to works in sales for several food and coffee purveyors. He worked for RZM Enterprises selling WWII books and memorabilia until his retirement.
He loved food and loved to watch friends enjoy his cooking. He only shared recipes with a select few. He learned how to pick wild mushrooms as a youth and could spot a clump of wild mushrooms 100 feet away while driving the car.
It was against his religion to accept the asking price of an item; he had to haggle until he got a “deal”. He had a good memory and was full of information regarding WWII and state regulations of which many friends availed themselves.
He never missed a game on t.v of UConn women’s basketball.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, having enjoyed many hunting trips and shooting matches.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter Dyan Eva Chisum and husband Mark of Petaluma, CA., stepdaughter Mary Allison King of Waterbury, Stepson Leonard (Len) King of Baltimore, MD., grandsons Ty Robert Chisum, Alexander King, Hayden King, and granddaughter Jacqueline King.
His cherished nephews Mark and Scott. His Bosom buddy and cousin Vaughn and several close cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother Francis G. (Frank) Volage and step grandson Samuel Nicholas King.
The family is grateful to Debbie his physical therapist, Laura his occupational therapist who treated him at home. Our Barbara Lane family, especially Phyllis, Mary, and Bob. The Woodbury Police and Woodbury Ambulance who came to our aid many times over the past years.
Calling hours will be on Sunday April 8, 2018 from 4pm to 8pm at Munson Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main St N., Southbury, CT., with a prayer services at 6:30pm.
Attendees are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Monday April 9, 2018 at 11am to proceed to the New St. Joseph Cemetery in Waterbury, CT., for a 12pm burial.