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Obituary: Robert John Biscoe

Robert John Biscoe dies at the age of 80.

Robert John Biscoe, of Newtown, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Dec. 14, 1931, in Astoria, New York, son of the late John and Helen Biscoe.

He graduated from Stamford High School in 1949 where he met his sweetheart wife, Joyce Eleanor Sikora. They were married on Jan. 26, 1952. He then served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 as a great cook. After getting married they first lived in Stamford, Connecticut. While he was in the Army, they lived in Louisville, Kentucky. After serving in the Army, they relocated to Danbury, where they started their family. They had three children, Robert Edward, Bruce Stephen and Barbara Ann who were their pride and joy. They relocated to Newtown in 1970 where they watched their beautiful children grow up.

During the first half of his working career, he was employed by E. Paul Kovacs of Danbury. He was a well respected heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local 478 Operating Engineers. In 1979, Bob and his son Bruce formed Biscoe Excavating LLC. For the next 28 years they built dozens of roads and did site work for hundreds of new homes in the Newtown area. He loved to move dirt and drive his green dump trucks and operate the excavating machines. His equipment was always immaculate. His other passion in life was restoring and collecting old antique cars. He  spent hours working on them in his beloved garage. You would never catch Bob without wearing one of his favorite hats which his grandchildren gave him. His three children then went on to give him twelve beautiful and loving grandchildren.

He is survived by his son Robert, who resides in Cary, NC with his wife Charlotte (Titus) and their two children, his son Bruce, who resides in Newtown with his wife Linda (Tichey) and their four children. His daughter, Barbara Tzepos resides in Middlebury with her husband George and their six children. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Forte of Watertown and nephew, Frank.

In January, Bob and Joy celebrated their 60th Anniversary with their loving family. Joy was a devoted wife to Bob during his years of illness. Her constant care for him showed the devotion and love they shared for one another during their marriage and was admired by all.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Pellegrino, Danbury Hospital staff, Dr. Vincent Rella and the wonderful caring staff of Praxair Cancer Center during his final years.

Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, from 6 to 8 pm in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street in Newtown.

A Mass of ChristianBurial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 11 am, meeting directly at St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown.

Interment will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery, Newtown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Bruce Biscoe to the ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter at4 Oxford Road, Unit D4, Milford, CT 06460.

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