Robert A. Lapuk
Robert Aaron Lapuk, 84 years of age, of West Hartford, died peacefully at home Friday, January 27, 2012 with his family at his bedside. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Meyer and May (Lapides) Lapuk. He graduated from the University of Connecticut and served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He opened his structural engineering office in Hartford which moved to West Hartford and Farmington. He was responsible for many prominent buildings in the Hartford area including Beth El Temple and United Synagogues of Greater Hartford both in West Hartford. Among his many volunteer activities Bob was an advocate for Special Needs people focusing his energies on the Special Olympics Organization since the early 1970's. His service was honored with many awards including recognition in Sports Illustrated Magazine in 1997 as the recipient of ‘The Special Olympics ‘Volunteer of the Year Award’. Bob was a member of Beth El Temple of West Hartford.

He was the beloved husband of, Lee Sydell (Wilder) Lapuk; loving father of, Stacey E. Lapuk of San Raphael, CA , Nadeen A. Gray and her husband Scott of Andover CT, Dr. Seth L. Lapuk and his wife Lynn Guelzow of North Granby, CT, and Keith J. Lapuk of West Hartford; beloved grandfather of Harrison Parker, Daniel Keun, Sean Robert, Madeleine Nadeen, and Teagan Rose. He was predeceased by his sister, Judith Pollack. Bob was adored by his very close extended family including his seven nieces and their families.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. A memorial period will be observed at his home, 30 Cascade Rd., West Hartford, Sunday following the interment through Tuesday evening with services at 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Association for Community Living, 900 Asylum Ave., Hartford 06105. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Bob, please visit online at

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