Colonel Robert H. Gernand, USAF (Ret.)

Colonel Robert H. Gernand, USAF (Ret.), 90, of Milford, formerly of Fairfield, husband of Cynthia Chambers Gernand for 61 years, died June 6, at Milford Hospital.

Son of the late Robert Hoen and Verna Vanderpool Gernand Sr., he was born July 4, 1921 in New York, N.Y.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Nancy Donegan (James) of Milford, formerly of Fairfield, Robert Reid of California and Helen Roth (Mark) of New Hampshire; his grandchildren, James (Amy) and Jeffrey Donegan, Isaac and Eleanor Roth, Ben, Jennifer and Jonathan Gernand; and great-grandchildren, Tucker and Colin Donegan.

He was predeceased by his son, George Gernand.

A private burial will take place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, handled arrangements.

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