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posted Oct 30, 2020, 7:22 AM by CK Webmaster

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Our Condolences: Robert Arnold Buttner

posted Oct 26, 2020, 4:51 AM by CK Webmaster

Robert Arnold Buttner, age 68


Robert Arnold Buttner, age 68, formerly of Killington, died Feb. 26, 2020, surrounded by family during his last hours in a hospital in his current residence of Venice, Florida. Bob Buttner was born in Flushing, New York on Oct. 22, 1951, and was the son of Arnold and Emilia Buttner. He grew up in Flushing and summered in Candlewood Lake, New Fairfield, Connecticut where he started his love of swimming — including holding some unbreakable records (mostly due to regulation changes in length of swim laps). He attended Brooklyn Technical High School, where he was a great asset to the swim team; then went onto SUNY Maritime College in Bronx, New York, where he was competitively successful in swimming and baseball. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree and as a United States Coast Guard Licensed Officer in charge of the Navigational Watch. After graduation Bob sailed for the Exxon Shipping Company/Seariver Maritime, and there acquired his Captain’s License.

During his lengthy vacations from sea, Bob Buttner became an avid skier who resided in Killington, Vermont. It was there that he met another avid skier who was part of a share house, but lived in New York City — June Hughes. They were married in 1982 at a Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel in White Plains, New York. When they were ready, the happy couple chose to raise a family in Killington. Bob and June Buttner became the proud parents of Allison and Timothy, and the family thrived within the mountain community.

In 1991, Bob Buttner suffered his first episode of epilepsy. Although his severe case of epilepsy was an extreme ailment that would rapidly deteriorate his abilities in speech — nonetheless to mention his health — he continued to be an avid and excellent golfer who loved people and never lost his smile.

After many happy years in Killington, June and Bob moved down to Venice, Florida in 2016; there they were able to make wonderful relationships through their passion for golf. To be fair, the Florida heat is brutal; so they continued to summer in Killington.

Buttner unexpectedly passed away in Venice, Florida on Feb. 26, 2020, and is survived by his wife June of 38 years, and their children: Allison and Robert (Kozar), Timothy; plus two sisters: Jeanette Boyle, and Maryann Bernard, not to mention many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Arnold, his mother Emilia, and his sister Barbara Sandstedt.

While a funeral and celebration of life are indiscernible at this time (due to current pandemic circumstances) those who knew and loved Bob Buttner are asked to lift a glass to his honor on Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. It would give his family great comfort to know that as a community we can celebrate his life, in any way simultaneously.

Our Condolences: Gerry Neal

posted Oct 11, 2020, 2:22 PM by CK Webmaster   [ updated Oct 11, 2020, 2:23 PM ]



Gerald Donald Neal passed away peacefully on October 6, 2020 at the age of 87. He was born on September 16, 1933 in Milville, New Jersey; the son of the late Anne (Casler) and Gerald Jacob Neal.  He is survived by his loving wife Barbara and his sons Joseph Robert (and his wife Pamela) and Gerald Burton, and his Grandchildren; Chloe, Beckham and Elizabeth.


Gerry was raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Airforce from 1953 to 1957.  He received his Masters Degree in Business from George Washington University and became a professor of Accounting for 3 years at Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, DC.  Later his professional experience included positions as a Financial Director of both Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. and St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He was a past President of the National Capital and New Jersey chapters of the Hospital Financial Management Association and the recipient of several Hospital Financial Management merit awards.


Upon moving to Connecticut, Gerry became an Associate with Comprehensive Business Services in Brookfield prior to joining the Society of Plastics Engineers in 1980 as their Administrative Director. Later he established his own business as an Accountant.  Among his clients were Suburban-Industries, the business established and run by his son Joseph,

City Center Danbury, and the Nolan Realty Group for over 20 years. He treasured the friendships he made during that time with the Nolan and deSousa families.


Gerry and his wife Barbara lived in the Candlewood Knolls Community for over 40 years and raised their son Joe there.  Gerry was actively involved in the Community and served as Treasurer of the Community and the Candlewood Knolls Tax District for many years. He received a Lifetime Achievement award from Candlewood Knolls in recognition of his service to the Community. In 2004, he was appointed as a Commissioner to  the Judicial Selection Commission of the State of Connecticut by Governor Jodi Rell.  He was an active member of St  Edward the  Confessor Church and Chairman of the St  Matthews Guild Ministry for several  years.  He enjoyed his free time playing golf and watching his favorite teams; the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles playing football.  He will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.


A celebration of Gerry's life will be held in Connecticut at a later date.  A donation in his memory may be made to St. Edward the Confessor Church or Hospice of the North Coast, Carlsbad, California


Our Condolences: John "Jack" Foley

posted Aug 12, 2020, 5:38 AM by CK Webmaster   [ updated Aug 12, 2020, 8:05 AM ]

We are sorry to share that longtime resident since 1960, Jack Foley, has passed away. Jack grew up spending his summers at Candlewood Knolls. He was often found water skiing, playing baseball and frequenting the Candlewood Knolls dances. Like so many of us, Candlewood Knolls was his favorite place to be and his dream of being able to share it with his children also became a reality. Jack will be missed by so many lifelong friends he made in the Knolls Community he loved. 

Please find his Obituary attached here.

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