Robert J. Ehrlich, Sr.

Published on Saturday, 17 June 2017 20:57


Robert J. Ehrlich, Sr., 92, passed away on May 24, in Davis, Calif., surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Born in New York City to Louis C. Ehrlich and Margaret McGauley Ehrlich, Bob graduated from Plainville High School in 1941 and was a Plainville resident for most of his life.

He leaves his daughters, Christine Rowan of Needham, Mass., and Rebecca Parales of Davis; son-in-law, Juan Parales, and grandchildren, Mary Rowan and Louis Rowan. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Durant Ehrlich, son, Robert J. Ehrlich Jr., and son-in-law, Gregory Rowan.

A World War II veteran, Bob worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for over 30 years, and after retiring volunteered at New Britain General Hospital and coached computer classes at the Plainville Senior Center. Hobbies he loved include sailing, woodworking, and bird carving. He loved the coast of Maine, and with his wife, spent countless happy hours working on their summer home in Kittery, Maine. Bob was a loving family man, and his kindness, humor, and knowledge were appreciated by many. He will be missed.

Memorial donations may be made to the Carter Center, One Copenhill, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307 ; or Doctors Without Borders USA, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Saturday, 17 June 2017 20:57. Updated: Saturday, 17 June 2017 20:59.