August 19, 2022

Death Announced of Dr. Robert “Bob” James Staab of Old Lyme, Services Thursday in OL

OLD LYME — Dr. Robert James Staab, 71, of Old Lyme, passed away July 29, 2022, surrounded by family. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme, followed by a reception.

Known affectionately as “Dr. Bob,” he was born in Roselle, N.J., Sept. 18, 1950. He married his high school sweetheart, Susan Hornyak July 29, 1972. They were married for exactly 50 years to the day and had four children together.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Robert (Kathleen), Katherine, Christopher (Erin), and Stephanie …

He earned graduate degrees from St. John University and Fairleigh Dickinson University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology from his beloved alma mater, Boston College. His profession was his true calling in life …

The other great passion of his life was his faith …

He could be found cruising the Connecticut River in his 1966 Bertram Moppie “Blue Chip” from April to November …

Visit this link to read the full obituary published Aug. 1, 2022 in The Day.