Robert K. Sperry
Published in The Hartford Courant on January 23, 2012
Robert K. Sperry, 86,
of Cherry Brook Health Care Center in Canton, formerly of Avon and Southington,
was reunited in Heaven with his loving wife Doris on Sunday, (January
Born December 9, 1925 in New Haven, Bob had made a name for himself early
on with a promising career in baseball. He started out in the Roanoke
Minors in 1943 and was quickly named "The Claw" for his amazing
ability as a First Baseman. He went on to play with all "the greats",
the Scranton Minors in 1944, the Lynn Red Sox in 1946, Wilkes Barre in
1947, and his final stint for the Cleveland Indians as a scout until he
took his bride Doris A. Murray, on October 10, 1948.
Bob went on and became a self taught businessman, working for a few large
companies before settling at Waring Products in New Hartford, retiring
from there after 25 years.
Besides his love of baseball, he was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing,
and of course, family meant everything to him.
He leaves behind his daughter, Sue "Suzy" Sperry Henry of Torrington;,his
son, David Sperry and his wife Kellie (Trumbull) Sperry of Canton; three
grandchildren, Nichole Sperry Pratt and her husband Robert of Torrington,
Jefferson Sperry of Torrington, and Jenn Long of Hartford and three great-grandchildren.
He also leaves behind his best friend of over 60 years, Russell Bonderson
of Bristol, whom he loved like a brother; many nieces and nephews and
his favorite four legged family, Benjamin and Sophie who brought him endless
Bob was an amazing, wonderful, loving man who touched the hearts of all
who knew him. He will be missed dearly.
A memorial service will be celebrated Tuesday, January 24, 1 p.m. at the
Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.