Robert W. Loskant April 20, 1939 - June 18, 2023
Our Dad was born on April 20, 1939 in Brooklyn NY to Mary Ann and Otto Loskant. As a young boy growing up in Flushing and College Point NY, many of his early years were spent around the waters of Melba. He never learned how to ride a bike as a child but was skilled with piloting his own boat. As a teenager he ran a small shuttle service taking club members out to their boats to make extra money.Dad was a proud alumni of Brooklyn Technical High School where he excelled in drafting with one of his first jobs working at Suburban Bronze Works as a draftsmen developing details for some of the fanciest buildings in and around NYC area.In 1960 after being introduced by a mutual friend he fell in love with our mother, Patricia. Their story is a true love story. Dad was oversees in Germany serving in the Army and began writing letters to her. They corresponded for a year and spoke for the first time on the phone in February 1961 when he came home. They met a few weeks later on Valentines Day under the clock in Grand Central Station and were married on September 30, 1962. My brother Christopher was born in 1964 and I came shortly after in 1966. We lived in Stamford CT for 7 years while Dad worked for general contractors serving as a project manager in and around Fairfield County. Always being level headed and a extremely organized leader, he took great pride in teaching younger men the business. We moved to Monroe CT in 1975 and Mom and Dad soon shared the commute to Stamford. Their ride would include the days events and maybe a few floral deliveries on the way home from our mothers flower shop.Mom and Dad were married for 58 years and to anyone who shared their company it was evident how much in love they were. Their love is an inspiration for us all. Mom fell ill with dementia at age 65 and not once did dad ever complain. After he physically could no longer care for her he continued to show her love and support each and every day. My mom had the best fingernails around. I think pink was my dads favorite color!After retirement and still wanting to keep busy Dad, being an avid builder, could always be found sketching and building birdhouses. Many of his houses were given as gifts and our friends continue to share with us when their houses have “tenants”...It’s a joy to know the birds loved his houses.His true prizes in life were his beloved grandchildren; Jake, Peter, Zachary and Annie-jorden. Each one bringing a special joy to his life. He would share their accomplishments with everyone who asked...never bragging - although he had every reason too but rather just always wearing a proud smile.His last companion was his beloved cat “Pearl”. She was always there to curl up along side him and provide comfort while resting in his recliner or snuggling in bed. We will miss those selfies of the two of you Dad. I wish my phone would ring.
A few simple words that always come to mind when you mention Dads name are; gentle, fair, kind hearted, caring, true friend, amazing husband, caregiver and father.You have left very large footprints for us to fill.May your memory be eternal,Your beloved family; Chris and Tracy, Laurie and Frank, Jake and Kristen, Peter, Zachary and Annie-jorden.Friends may pay their respects to Dad from 9:30-11 am on Thursday June 22 at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church 480 Racebrook Rd. Orange CT with service to follow at 11 am and Interment in Orange Cemetery Orange CT.In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project or St. Barbara Building Fund.