Robert Donald Deyber, Jr. (August 13, 1955 - September 20, 2021)
Robert Donald “Bob” Deyber, Jr., 66, led a storied life from the moment he was born on August 13, 1955 in Greenwich, CT until the day he died on September 20, 2021 in Roxbury, CT.
A visual raconteur, Bob was a storyteller with a paintbrush, his mind’s eye planted deep within his subconscious, best known for his unique, visual interpretations of English sayings, idioms, euphemisms, cliches and Figures of Speech. It is the undecided tone between sincerity and irony that makes his visual vocabulary distinctly A Language All His Own, from literal translations of fanciful sayings to kitschy depictions of everyday terminology, showing off both his cultured brilliance and wicked sense of humor.
Bob is predeceased by his father Robert Donald Deyber, Sr. from Greenwich, CT. and his mother, Janice Miller Deyber from Superior, WI. He is survived by his husband, Robert Edward Graham; his sisters, Robbin Deyber Saul and Margot Deyber Wright; and brother, John Joseph Deyber; and his nieces and nephews, Matthew and Neil Saul, Logan and Carolyn Wright and Jonathan and Acadia Deyber. He is also survived by his in-laws, Peter and Connie Graham; his brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Dina Graham; and their children, Abby, Tyler, Katie; and Dina’s sister, Dawn Petrucci.
Bob attended St. Mary Parochial School in Greenwich, CT; Bishop Verot High School in Ft. Myers, FL; St. Mary High School in Greenwich, CT; as well as University of Connecticut and New England College.
The adventurous life of Bob began in the travel industry working for International Weekends, Trans National Travel, Al Nippon Airways and finally America West. He resided in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Perugia and Milan, Italy before his focus was redirected towards his artistic endeavors in the early 2000’s beginning in Atlanta, GA.
Bob’s talents and recognition as an internationally-collected, contemporary painter solidified quickly before moving to Litchfield County, CT. For the past fifteen years, his work has been, and still is, represented worldwide and published by Chalk & Vermilion Fine Arts and Martin Lawrence Galleries.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Bob’s life on Saturday, October 23rd from noon to 5pm at the Spring Hill Vineyard, 292 Bee Brook Rd, New Preston, CT, 06777.
Please RSVP here: http://evite.me/1V7Sb7dbXP
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to “The Robert Deyber Foundation, Inc.” PO Box 1547, Litchfield, CT 06759. The Robert Deyber Foundation Inc. was established to support multiple charities that embody the causes that Bob was passionate about, including Veterans, Animal Welfare and the Visual Arts.
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