Raymond Krawiec, the 92-year-old man who went missing in Rocky Hill and was later found dead, had lived in Somers for many years, said American Legion Post 101 Commander David McCaffrey.
According to McCaffrey said that Krawiec was a member of the American Legion Post in Somers for the past 27 years. McCaffrey said that Krawiec had resided in Somers for several years before relocating to Old Saybrook to be better looked after by his immediate family, and had recently been staying at the Lodge at Cold Spring - an assisted living facility in Rocky Hill.
"He continued to maintain his allegiance to the American Legion Post in Somers after moving south to be closer to his children," he said.
McCaffrey said that Krawiec was a regular sight in and around Somers and said that Town Clerk Ann Logan recalled how he would come into the town hall every week and share jokes with the staff.
"As Ann put it, he was a very pleasant and enjoyable man," McCaffrey said.
At 7 p.m. on Sunday night, the Rocky Hill Police Department announced a Silver Alert for Krawiec, who had been missing since 10:30 a.m. that morning.
According to the Hartford Courant, Krawiec's body was found around noon on Monday outside the Sysco Food Services facility.
The paper also states that Krawiec, a U.S. Army veteran, survived the Japanese attack on U.S. military bases in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941.