Robert Semsel

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019
St Michaels Lutheran Church
5 Oenoke Rodge
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of Robert E. Semsel

Robert Emellian Semsel, 85, of Stamford, CT, Stoddard, NH, and Naples, FL passed away at his home with his loving family by his side.  Bob was born on March 25, 1934 in Stamford, CT to the late John and Clara Pfeiffer Semsel.

Following graduation from Stamford High School, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Columbia University and graduated with a degree in economics. He spent most of his career working for Liberty Mutual Insurance, as a sales agent. 

He married Mary Miehe on August 19th, 1961. He was the father of Richard Semsel and his wife Christine, Timothy Semsel, Wendy Semsel and her husband Matthew, and grandfather of Ryan and Samantha Semsel.

Bob’s passions included singing with the church choir, yard work, traveling, and teasing his family. He was an active member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in New Canaan, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples, Florida. He was active in Stephen Ministries in Naples. 

He is preceded in death by his brothers John and Don Semsel, his sister Joan Theiss, and his son Timothy. 

A Memorial Service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on June 29th, 2019 at 11 am at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT.  A Memorial Service will also be held at a later date at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples, FL.  In lieu of flowers contributions in Bob’s memory can be made to The Memorial Fund at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.  For online condolences and directions please visit


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