ROBERT D. FEATHERSTONE
1922 NY – 2010 CT
Photo from Jowdy Kane Funeral Home
Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT—11 November 2010
Robert D. Featherstone, a retired General
Electric executive who pursued a passion in genealogy in his spare time, died
on Nov. 9 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 88 years old.
Mr. Featherstone was born and raised in
Syracuse, N.Y., son of Heber and Cora Abby Featherstone. He interrupted his
studies at Syracuse University to serve in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 and
completed his studies after his honorable discharge and graduated from
Upon graduation, he received an offer to work
with General Electric Company, where he worked for 39 years in several
capacities. On a trip to Bogota, Colombia, as an international auditor, he met
his future wife, Shelaugh Owen Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Featherstone have been
married for 56 years.
Besides his interest in genealogy, Mr.
Featherstone was also an avid golfer and traveler.
He was also a member of the Ridgefield Men's
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter,
Margot Boyd; three sons, James Featherstone and his wife, Betty Pitchford of
Dallas, Texas, Michael Featherstone and his wife, Marge of New York City and
Robert Featherstone and his wife, Karen of Bridgeport, and nine grandchildren,
Brittany, Randi, Danielle, Talia, Denee, Dalton, Jesse, Caleb and Allie.
The Rev. Russell Augustine, parochial vicar,
will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in St.
Mary's Church. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery at the direction
of the family.
Friends will be received in the Kane Funeral
Home, 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30.
Contributions in Mr. Featherstone's memory and honor may be
made to St. Mary's Church, 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield 06877.
NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert D. Featherstone (SS# issued in NY)
was born 1 May 1922, last residence Ridgefield, Fairfield Co., CT.
Robert’s closest Alford ancestor was his third
great-grandmother, Mary “Polly” Alford, wife of Nathaniel Bronson.
His Alford lineage: Mary “Polly” 1788 VT6,
Eliphalet 1752 CT7, Job 1798 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9,
Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.