It is with much sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Bob who left us on March 23, 2018. Bob was born in Manchester, CT on June 17, 1963. He was the youngest child of Henry and Dolores Berdat. Through his years growing up in Manchester, Bob played on many sports teams including Midget football, Little League baseball and was on the Manchester High baseball and football teams. He was an avid sports fan loving his Yankees and Oakland Raiders. Bob also had a passion for sporty cars and he owned quite a few. He loved music, dancing and Journey was his favorite band. Bob graduated from Manchester High School in 1981 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in 1986. After working in the computer field for many years Bob achieved an MBA from Rennesler Polytech Institute in 1992. He worked for several high-tech computer companies in executive positions. After college he developed a passion for distance running. He ran marathons including Boston, New York and San Francisco. He was predeceased by his mother, who recently passed and is survived by his father Henry Berdat of Largo, FL. His sisters Darlene (Berdat) Cavan and her husband Joel of Highlands Ranch, CO, Laurie (Berdat) Arel of South Windsor, CT and five nephews Joshua, Sean and Tyler Cavan of Highlands Ranch, CO and Daryn and Devyn Arel of South Windsor. His uncle and godfather Richard Dubanoski and his auntie Joannie of Kailua, HI. His girlfriend Suzette Meyer of St. Petersburg Beach, FL and numerous cousins, relatives and friends all over the U.S. that will miss his warm spirit.
Services are scheduled for a wake on Tuesday, April 10th from 5-8pm at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center Manchester, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 11th at 10:00am at St. James Church in Manchester. Bob will be buried in the family plot at St. James Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Bob’s name can be made to: Mental Health America, 500 Montgomery St. Alexandria, VA 22314 or to your local Protectors of Animals as Bob was a huge animal lover.
Don’t stop believing, hold on to the feelings…..We will dance with you again, Bob.