ONE of the Giants of the Construction Industry has passed on. Bob (Louis) Schovanec had just celebrated his 90th birthday and was taken from us to be with Our Lord on May 24, 2020.
For those of you who have known Bob (Louis) Schovanec would agree that he was a man of great integrity, Vision,and highly skilled in the art of Construction. He worked for the greatest part of his life as the General Superintendent Construction for E & F Construction Company. In that position I will always remember the glee in his eyes as he was in charge of constructing the Kline Biology Tower at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Science Hill. (1963-1966) His accolades and reputation followed him such that he worked after E& F closed by request until he was 80 years of age. He was an expert in downhill skiing, member and president for a time with the Sterling Ski Club in Stratford, CT. He climbed Mount Washington, and tackled skiing the glacier: Tuckerman’s –Ravine on Mount Washington, in New Hampshire. In the summer he was waterskiing every weekend. He was in the Air National Guard from 1953 until 1956. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 42 years, Betty Schovanec, as well as his children: Dr. Catherine S. Hair and her husband (his son in law), Thomas R. Hair and Scott R. Schovanec and will join his first son who pre-deceased him Brian L. Schovanec who died 7/91 and his stepchildren Michelle Tournas and Edward Chesiak. He also leaves behind his sister in law Audrey Wind and brother in law Robert Fedak and his sister in laws Teresa and her husband Jeff Abeling - ( his brother in law), and his sister in law Diane Cortella. He leaves behind his grandchildren; Alexis P. Hair, Taelyr L. Hair-Mellor and her husband Christopher Mellor, and Abigail Tournas, Joseph Tournas and Haily Tournas. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull. Interment in St. John' s Cemetery, Monroe, CT. Flowers are accepted and donated to the hospitals for patients to cheer them up.
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