Bob Schuler, 64, of Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the MidState Medical Center, Meriden with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 36 years to Pat Kovach Schuler. Bob was born in New Haven on May 19, 1953 and was the son of Barbara Detar Schuler and the late Eugene R. Schuler. Father of Kendell M. Schuler and Eric R. (Keke) Schuler. Brother of Karl E. (Barbara) Schuler, Brenda (Robert) Naples, Stephanie Heller and the late Richard M. Schuler. Son in law to Phyllis (Gerry Vaughn) Kovach. Brother in law to Robert (Linda) Kovach, Frank (Debra) Kovach, and Jill (Vincent) Campagnuolo. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, all of which he loved deeply. He started working for Ulbrich Wire, North Haven in 1980. He took great pride in having worked on almost every machine and enjoyed the challenge that working with wire presented. He was a proud Harley Davidson owner who embodied that lifestyle and the love of the road. Bob was a gentle man with a huge sense of integrity and caring for those that he came in contact with. He had a great capacity to listen not only with his ears but with his heart. He was a craftsman who was always striving to improve whatever he did. He was an honest, hardworking man who cherished his family and friends. His core value was that your actions speak volumes as to your character. “If you can get up in the morning and look in the mirror and smile, then you were doing the right thing.” He had an uncanny ability to inject humor in a way that made you feel comfortable and at ease, no matter what the circumstances. He loved a good practical joke and relished in the retelling of a prank. Bob took great pride in his children. He beamed when he spoke of their accomplishments and cherished the time he spent in their company. He was a devoted husband, one who made sure that he told his wife just how much he loved her each and every day. They loved each other since they were teenagers and their love only blossomed. He treated her with compassion, understanding and a willingness to listen. He looked to his wife as more than a partner, but a continuation of his soul. Bob lived his life with a gentle and quiet grace. He was a fearless defender of those he loved and was loyal to a fault. While he is already sorely missed, his family strives to live on in his honor.
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 11:00 with the Rev. Timothy Meehan officiating. The visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wallingford Animal Shelter, 5 Pent Road, Wallingford, CT 06492. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.