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Robert Thomas Holcomb

September 9, 1939 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 81)


WALLINGFORD - Robert Thomas Holcomb, 81, departed this life on September 3, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Kathryn (Burkell) Holcomb.  Robert was born in New Haven, CT on September 9, 1939, a son to the late Ernest and Margaret (O'Connor) Holcomb. He was the owner and operator of KC Construction for almost 30 years before his son Christopher took over ownership.  It was his passion to live every day of his life to the fullest.  Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman and took every opportunity to partake in many clubs and activities.  He was also the one of the founders of the Wallingford Wishing Well and a lifetime member of the Wallingford Elks.  Besides his wife Kathryn, Robert is survived by his sons; Robert Holcomb Jr., Steven "Mickey" (Karyn) Holcomb, John Holcomb and Christopher Holcomb as well as his grandchildren: Steven "Mickey" Holcomb Jr. and Jessica Holcomb and Great Granddaughter, Guiliana Massella.  He also leaves behind his sister, Linda D'Antonio, his best friend, Ed Ruszczyk and his lifelong friend, Vern Carlson.  In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, James, Eddie and Ernie Holcomb Jr., his sisters, Margaret Clark and Jean Brown as well his first wife Patricia Fennissy Holcomb.  All friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life and luncheon for Bob on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Wallingford Elks Club, 148 S. Main Street.  Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In Lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's name can be made to the Wallingford Wishing Well, 382 N. Cherry Street, Wallingford.  For directions or to leave a message of remembrance, please visit


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Celebration of Life
September 18, 2021

12:00 PM
Wallingford Elks Club
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