Robert P. Chase
Robert P. Chase, 80, of New Britain, formerly of Newington and Wethersfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 15, 2016 with his family at his side. Born and raised in New Britain, he was the son of the late Alexander and Sophia (Symolon) Cieszynski. He graduated from New Britain High School and the University of Connecticut, where he earned the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He proudly served as a Captain in the United States Air Force. Robert's career started with the former G. Fox and Co. in their pharmacy. From there he transitioned into management and went on to hold an executive position with the retailer. Later in his career, Robert held positions with American Greetings Corporation and as President of the Summit Corporation. He is survived by his wife Bernice A. (Compano) Chase, his son Robert P. Chase, Jr. of Arlington, MA, his son David Chase and his wife and three children of Port Washington, NY, and his brother Anthony Chase of Essex, CT. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, including many Caribbean cruises. He was an avid golfer and a dedicated fan of the Boston Red Sox. Relatives and friends are invited to call on the family on Wednesday evening, October 19, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home. Committal services in West Meadow Cemetery will be held privately at a later date. To leave a message of sympathy for the family, please visit: www.newingtonmemorial.com .
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