Robert J. Suchy, 76, of New Fairfield, a longtime area educator, coach and athletic director of Immaculate and New Fairfield High schools, died on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Danbury Hospital surrounded by his wife and children. Bob had waged a courageous battle against AML for close to a year.
He was the husband of Judith E. (Curtin) Suchy.
Mr. Suchy was born in Yonkers, New York on June 14, 1942 a son of Stella (Wcislo) Suchy of Peekskill, NY and the late John Suchy.
He attended Yonkers schools, Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx, NY, Stonehill College of Easton, MA where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree and Western CT State University where he received his M.Ed. degree and C.A.S. 6th year certificate.
An educator, coach and athletic director at Immaculate High School of Danbury from 1964 to 1973, Mr. Suchy in 1974 after the establishment of New Fairfield High School became an educator, coach and their first athletic director. He retired in 2002.
Mr. Suchy, an avid golfer, he was affiliated with Richter Park of Danbury as a starter and a member of the Richter Park Men's Golf Club.
He was an avid NY Giants fan, UConn Women's Basketball fan and an inductee of the Immaculate High School Hall of Fame and an honoree of the Danbury Old Timer's Athletic Association and the Connecticut Athletic Directors Association.
A resident of New Fairfield since 1965, he was a member of St. Edward the Confessor Church of New Fairfield and a member of the St. Edward's Knight of Columbus Council #6546.
Bob loved his winters in Florida playing golf with the many wonderful friends met there.
In addition to his wife Judy of fifty-three years and mother, Mr. Suchy is survived by a daughter, Laura Vaughn and her husband Antony of Wolcott, CT; two sons, Robert M. Suchy and his wife Heidi of Roswell, GA and David M. Suchy and his wife Elena Togashi of Arlington, MA; a brother, Donald Suchy and his wife Karen of Newburgh, NY; three grandchildren, Michaela, Ella and Kiyo and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. in St. Edward the Confessor Church, 21 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Suchy's memory may be made to St. Edward's Knight of Columbus, Council # 6546, St. Edward Parish, 21 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield, CT 06812.