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“We were sorry to hear the news. We all have such wonderful memories of Bob in his Roseville days.The McGuire Family ”
1 of 38 | Posted by: Pat McGuire - MI

“Sandy,.I remember when we met for your on boarding to the Cigna CC role you told me about Bob , your children and your horses. The love & pride you...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Chrissa Tibbits

“Briana, so sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 38 | Posted by: Stephen Gaska - Preston, CT

“I was shocked at the time that I learned of Bob's illness and, while I am saddened that his passing came, I know he is at peace in a much better...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Steve Lewis - Columbus, GA

“Sandy, Brianna, and Matthew,Although there are no words to express the sadness I have in my heart, there is not enough space to write how I am...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Sue Grenier - South Windsor, CT

“I am dumbfounded by this sad news. I had left P&W a few years ago and had no idea of his illness. I wish I had heard of this earlier so I could pay...Read More »
6 of 38 | Posted by: Phil Guerra

“My sincere condolences to Bob’s family. I met Bob when he was working at IAE in Glastonbury a number of years ago, and got to know such a...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Andy Love

“Another Customer gone way too soon! :'( ”
8 of 38 | Posted by: ...

“My deepest condolences to the Lechkun family. I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob at P&W and IAE, and have some great memories. He...Read More »
9 of 38 | Posted by: Bruce Rittgers - Tolland, CT

“Sandy, You may not remember me from nursing school. I am Beth (Lattarulo) Horan. I did not know your husband, but I have experienced a death of a...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Beth Horan

“Dear Sandy and Family,We were saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.Warm Regards from your colleagues...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Sharon Wood - New Haven, CT

“My sincere condolences to the entire Lechkun family. I had the privilege of closing working with Bob over the years at Pratt & Whitney. He will be...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Doug Hoover

“My condolences to Bob's family and friends. I met Bob a few years ago at the Ellington YMCA Master Swim Training program. He was the one training to...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Carol Line

“Sandy and Family, Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May God bless you and give you strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The CSMS...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Neysa Guerino

“Time on Earth became more important this Sunday morning after reading about Bob's passage. He started his career as a PW2000 Test Engineer with...Read More »
15 of 38 | Posted by: Bruce A. Samborski

“Sandy, Briana. & Matthew - so deeply sorry for all you have been through. Bob was truly a remarkable man. My condolences. ”
16 of 38 | Posted by: Marcia Hesse

“Dear Lechkun Family, Our thoughts are with you. Heaven must be a little brighter now. ”
17 of 38 | Posted by: Steve and Flo Cohen

“Matt, thinking of you and your family at this time. I remember your dad from our little league baseball days, always the kindest and friendliest man....Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Drew Cohen

“Please accept our sympathies on Bob's passing. May God bless your family during this difficult time. ”
19 of 38 | Posted by: Dave and Dolores Lechkun

“Dear Sandy, Mike and I are so sorry for the loss of your husband..i don't think we ever met him but I'm sure he was a wonderful man..our condolences...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: diane slamon

“Eric and I are very sorry for your loss. he was a great man. Sorry we have not seen you in a long time. ”
21 of 38 | Posted by: Jason Charette

“Sandy, please accept my sincerest condolences with the loss of Robert, your life partner. What an amazing man and legacy. He lives on in the...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Dr. Christina

“My condolences to all the Lechkuns. I grew up with Bob and his sisters and brothers. Playing. partying, camping, fishing, in Caseville, and Metamora....Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Dennis Eckmeter

“Sandy, I was so saddened to hear of your husband's passing. Though I never met him, I'm sure he was a wonderful husband and father. You and your...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Nancy Wontka

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We will always remember Bob and have wonderful memories of the times spent with you and...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Karen & Brendan

“My condolences to the Lechkun family. I had the pleasure of working with Bob off and over the last decade at PW and he was never less than helpful,...Read More »
26 of 38 | Posted by: Zeke McDaniel

“Sandy, Briana, Matt - so sorry for this loss. From my childhood, I remember Bob as a strong, active man, always full of energy and taking on project...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Jason Brown

“Sandy, Brianna and Matthew- so very sorry for your loss. Bob was always so good to us as a landlord and a friend!! My prayers and comfort for you all. ”
28 of 38 | Posted by: Kerry Pierce

“Sandy. Briana and Matt please accept our sincerest sympathies. There are no words to take away your sadness right now but I hope you feel comforted...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Karen and Bob Spada

“Sandy,Briana and Matt Our deepest sympathies Thoughts and prayers at this sad Marisa and Ernie LaRocca ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Marisa LaRocca

“I am privileged to have known Bob for the past two years as his tenant. He was very good to my daughters and me. He was a lively person, and we had...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Nancy Ingemi, Caroline and Lizzy Gresh

“The Lechkun Family... I have so many memories of Kim and David "hanging out" with Sandy and Bobby "Boobaroo" as David called you. Everywhere we went...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Kim Oktavec-Gustamachio

“So very saddened to hear this news Sandy. Thinking of you and wishing your family peace and solace during this difficult time. May the happiest of...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Kelli Jackson

“Dear Bob, Thank you for your uplifting and positive nature weather it was at Pratt or at Happy Hour. You were always very open with me at work and...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Andreas Halidis

“I met Bob during my years working for TACA in El Salvador and we had frequent conversations at that time. I am currently in Mexico and spoke to him...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Juan Carlos Flores

“Sandy, Briana, and Matt- our deepest sympathy at this time of loss. Our love and prayers are with you all. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Allison Grohs - South Windsor, CT

“My dearest Sandy, My heart goes out to you, Matthew and Briana. Bob was a great guy, with a great sense of humor. I will surely miss him. Patti~ ”
37 of 38 | Posted by: Patricia Williams - Windsor, CT

“We were very sorry to hear of the passing of our cousin and nephew Bobby. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. My mother is Bobbys Aunt...Read More »
38 of 38 | Posted by: Beth Oberloier - Beaverton, MI

Robert Matthew Lechkun, 61, of Ellington, beloved husband of 29 years to Sandra (Digertt) Lechkun, passed away at the home he built on June 26, 2017, while surrounded by his family and loyal canine companion, Duncan. Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in July 2016, he fought the beast until the bitter end. Bob was born on September 4, 1955 to the late Michael and Helen (Pelt) Lechkun, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was recruited as an engineer to United Technologies in CT in 1983 where he remained committed, clearly as a “lifer” dedicated to his UTC family where work was more than a job, it was who he was. Bob’s engineering mentality transcended everything he approached as he was highly analytical, incredibly intelligent, thrived on analyzing complex problems and had to figure out how everything and anything worked. He was also the epitome of an athlete, mastering every sport that caught his interest. Bob was an avid golfer with his best friend Kevin Samble. He also enjoyed bowling, softball, basketball, triathlons, swimming, cycling, snowmobiling and anything that challenged his physical and mental endurance. Even during frequent hospitalizations, Bob pushed the limits and the rules by venturing off the nursing units or into the stairwells to get some exercise in. Dust did not gather on his heels, always working on his properties, from yard work to cutting trees and teaching himself guitar. Bob loved his John Deere backhoe and his Camaro and both brought him a sense of freedom, joy and satisfaction. He is survived by his wife Sandy; daughter Briana and her (Bob approved) boyfriend, Andrew Kozikowski; his son Matthew; Mother in Law Lucille Digertt, brother in law John Digertt and his wife Holly, sister in law Sharon Garrard, all of CT, along with his beloved Michigan family including brothers Michael Lechkun and his wife Nancy, Gregory Lechkun and his wife Christine, Lawrence Lechkun and his wife Teresa, his sisters Mary Lechkun, and Eileen Adams and her husband Butch. Bob also leaves 16 nieces and nephews and a grandnephew. Sandy, Briana, Andrew and Matthew will be traveling to Michigan in August to bring some of Bob’s ashes to the resting place of his parents as well as one of his favorite places on Lake Heron. Details of arrangements will be forthcoming so that those wishing to see the family may do so. Bob’s family will receive friends to honor him on Saturday, July 8, 2017 on at Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, (Route 83) Vernon from 9-12. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Ron Foley Foundation, fighting Pancreatic Cancer (,; 1000 Farmington Avenue, Suite 108A West Hartford, CT 06107. Also, consider being involved in a PurpleStride, Wage Hope event to walk for pancreatic cancer. Find a PurpleStride near you at During PurpleStride, people connect and get inspired to change the future of pancreatic cancer by helping to achieve an urgent goal to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020. Join us to fight against pancreatic cancer today to stop this devastating disease. Please visit for directions, details and to add your own personal memory of Bob or message to the family.