Obituary & Memorial Service for Past Chief Andrew Robert Szanto

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

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Andrew Robert Szanto, age 66, of Darien, beloved husband of Maureen Byrnes Szanto, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at home with his family by his side. Born in Norwalk, son to the late Andrew and Mary Tozar Szanto, Robert was a lifelong resident of Darien.

He had worked for the Stamford Tent and Event Services Co. Bob enjoyed cooking, caring for his home and was an avid NASCAR fan. Above all was his sense of duty to others, he was a dedicated member of the Darien Volunteer Fire Department, joining in 1964 and serving in the various positions and as the Chief for nine years. He has served as the Darien Fire Marshall, a member of the Fire Commission, and was a founding member of the Fairfield County Fire Chiefs Emergency Plan.

In addition to his beloved wife Maureen, Bob is survived by his son, Andrew Szanto, daughters Danielle and Ashleen Szanto, all of Darien, a brother Richard Szanto and his wife Cathy of Southbury as well as nieces and nephews Katy Szanto and Austin, Nick and Nora Byrnes.

His Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11am at the Darien Volunteer Fire Department 848 Post Rd., Darien, Ct. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Darien Fire Department or to the DFD Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.