Robert Tarango 6/2/48-8/31/2021 age 73
Date of death. 8/31/2021
Retired New Haven, Ct Police Officer where he was a legend. His nickname was “Tank”.
Survived by his wife of 50 years MaryEllen Tarango of Las Vegas. His 2 daughters in Las Vegas Eileen Riegert and Michelle Wilson. His sister in Hamden,Ct Theresa Anthony. He will be greatly missed. He worked on the police force for over 20 years. Once he retired he moved to Las Vegas. He loved playing craps at Santa Fe Station Casino. When his kids were younger he always took us on vacations every summer and our house was always the place to be for our family and friends. He loved his animals and his family so much. He also loved to watch old movies on the AMC channel.
Uncle Bob was a good man , doors were always open to everyone, he always took care of everyone, many great memories growing up at the Tarango house. RIP Uncle Bob Aka Tank 240
Love and miss you Dad❤❤
I worked with ‘ Tank ‘ for many years in the Newhallville – East Rock sections of New Haven. He was the guy u wanted beside u if an incident escalated & trouble started. He enjoyed talking about his days as a football lineman for the then SCSC. He always had a great sense of humor. As he was approaching retirement he spoke of his intention to pack up & drive to Las Vegas , Nevada to start a new life. He kept to his word . . . . I was there when he loaded up the vehicles & drove away. RIP , ‘ Tank ‘.
So many fond and beautiful memories on Fourth St. and Howard Ave. back in the high school years of ’63 and ’64,…. out and about the Mattei’s house and
Kimberly field ; remembering Theresa and Dad Sr….man, what a groovy cat…esp. Babe Ruth League Baseball at Bowen Field….Last saw Bob on a security shift
at the Taft Hotel in New Haven while exhibiting at a Beatles convention in October of 1986….a short chat and exchange of memories….Love you Bob and your constant, true and endearing smile….
God Bless forever…….J. A. G.