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February 3, 1998

Edward Simonovich
Edward F. Simonovich, 79, a retired welder and the father of Edward R. Simonovich of Danbury, died Sunday at Hospice House, Barnstable, Mass.
A resident of Norwalk, Conn., for most of his life, Mr. Simonovich moved to Cape Cod in 1992. He lived at 135 Captain Bacon Road, South Yarmouth, Mass. He was the husband of Frances Luczynski Simonovich.
He was born in Plymouth, Pa., on March 30, 1918, a son of Peter and Antonia Sumbrus Simonovich.
A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy.
Before his retirement, Mr. Simonovich had been a welder for many years with the Ray Proof Company in Norwalk.
He had been a member of the Carpenter's Union, Local #210 in Norwalk.
Besides his wife and son, Mr. Simonovich is survived by two granddaughters, Laura S. Smith of Bethel and Susan Simonovich of Somerville, Mass.; three brothers; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS: Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Green Funeral Home; followed at 10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Church, Danbury. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

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Howard G. Lewis Jr.
Howard G. ``Butch'' Lewis Jr., 59, a former Danbury resident and the owner of the Lewis Transportation and Trucking Co. died January 27 in Somerset, N.J.
Mr. Lewis had moved from Danbury to Florida.
He was born in Stamford, Conn., a son of Alcena D. Roof of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and the late Howard G. Lewis. He was educated in area schools.
Mr. Lewis served in the Armed Forces from 1955 to 1959.
While living in Danbury, Mr. Lewis was employed by E. Paul Kovacs Construction.
In 1995, he established the Lewis Transportation and Trucking Company.
Besides his mother, Mr. Lewis is survived by a son, Howard of Danbury; and a daughter, Diana, also of Danbury.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Rev. Thomas Derrough, 201 SE Cross Point Drive, Port St. Lucie, Fla. 33450.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will take place on Friday at Cedar Hills Cemetery, Route 9W, Marlboro, N.Y.

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Mabel D. Beebe
Claire Mabel Flood Delfraisse Beebe, 102, the former owner of a custom drapery and slipcover business, died Sunday at Mediplex of Danbury.
Mrs. Beebe was the wife of the late Robert J. Beebe Sr. She lived at 16 Hillside Court in Brookfield and had previously been a resident of Newtown.
She was born in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 1, 1896, a daughter of William T. Flood and Ella S. McKenna Flood Delfraisse. She was a graduate of All Saints Academy in New York City and the Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago.
For many years, Mrs. Beebe operated a drapery and slipcover business from her home in Newtown.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown and St. Joseph's Church in Brookfield.
Her survivors include two sons, William A. Beebe Sr. with whom she made her home in Brookfield, and Robert J. Beebe Jr. of Audubon, Pa.; two daughters, Suzanne J. Ford of Suffern, N.Y., and Margot J. Foglietta of Venice, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's Church, P.O. Box 5072, Brookfield 06804.
CALLING HOURS: Thursday after 9 a.m. at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
SERVICES: Thursday at 11 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church, Brookfield Center. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

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Robert E. Pitchard
Robert E. Pitchard, 73, the former owner of a lawn and garden equipment company, died Monday at Candlewood Valley Care Center, New Milford.
Mr. Pitchard, of 8 Vista Drive, New Milford, was the husband of the late Sue Wallian Pitchard.
He was born in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 29, 1925, a son of Irene Hahn of New Milford and the late Walter Pitchard. He moved to New Milford with his family at an early age.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Pitchard served in the U.S. Army.
From 1958 to 1978, Mr. Pitchard owned and operated R.E. Pitchard Sales and Service.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, David E. Pitchard of New Milford; two daughters, Mary Fleming of West Haven, Conn., and Martha Blosser of Torrington, Conn.; four brothers, Walter and Howard Pitchard, both of Lowry, Va., Cleon Pitchard of Francestown, N.H., and John Pitchard of Fullerton, Calif.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice Home Care, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford 06776.
There are no calling hours.
SERVICES: Saturday at 10:30 a.m., graveside services in Center Cemetery, New Milford. The Rev. Martin Shott of the Harvest Baptist Church of Torrington will officiate.
The Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

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Helen A. Thorpe
Helen A. Thorpe, 87, a former longtime resident of Danbury, died Friday at Mount Ascuntey Hospital in Windsor, Vt.
Mrs. Thorpe, of Perkinsville, Vt., was the wife of the late John Thorpe.
She was born in Ridgefield on March 12, 1910.
Surviving are a son, Ralph Thorpe of Danbury; two daughters, Doris Kopp of Vermont and Elaine Parker of Nova Scotia, Canada; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the West Weathersfield Volunteer Department, P.O. Box 487, Perkinsville, VT 05151.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will take place at the Ridgefield Cemetery at a date and time to be announced.

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John Garcia
John Garcia, 67, a laborer for more than 35 years with the Laborer International Union of America Local 675 of Danbury, died Monday in Danbury.
A resident of Bethel for the past four years, Mr. Garcia lived at Chestnut Street. He previously lived in Dover Plains, N.Y., for 12 years, and before that had lived in Danbury for most of his life.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 1930, a son of Anthony and Veronica Vitte Garcia.
Mr. Garcia had been an officer with the Laborer International Union.
He is survived by his companion, Jean Whitley; two sons, Wayne Garcia of Danbury and Edward Young of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; two daughters, Cheryl Sweet and Lisa Carmignani, both of Bethel; three brothers, Joseph Garcia of New Fairfield, Anthony Garcia of Putnam Lake, N.Y., and Manuel Vitte of California; two sisters, Julie Palla of Gilroy, Calif., and Maio Manganaan of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury 06810.
CALLING HOURS: Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Terrace, Brewster.
SERVICES: Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Beecher Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Klauck officiating. Burial will be in St. Lawrence O'Toole Cemetery.

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Thelma Braine
Thelma Braine, 75, died Friday at the Lovely Hill Nursing Home, Pawling, N.Y.
Mrs. Braine was the wife of the late Richard B. Braine. She was a former resident of New Rochelle, N.Y.
She was born in Schrub Oak, N.Y., on Nov. 27, 1922, a daughter of Joseph and Emily O'Brien Lalor.
Mrs. Braine was a housewife.
Her survivors include three daughters, Judith B. Larsen of Sharon, Conn., Diane B. Victor of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Susan Parke of Pawling; a brother, Vincent Lalor of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Multiple Sclerosis, Northeastern New York Chapter, 324 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207.
CALLING HOURS: Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Horn & Thomes Funeral Home, 83 E. Main St., Pawling.
SERVICES: Friday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Gilbert S. Larsen officiating. Burial will take place on Saturday in Beechwood Cemetery, New Rochelle.

May 28, 1998

HICOCK
Amos Mitchell Hicock, 71, formerly of Waterbury, Conn., and currently of Garrattsville, N.Y., died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Fox Hospital, Oneonta, N.Y. He was born in Waterbury, the son of Ely Pierce and Evelyn Williams Hicock of Southbury, Conn. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army in the "Big Red 1.'' He was employed as a draftsman with the Barden Corporation of Southbury, for 31 years, retiring in 1989. He is survived by his second wife, Dorothy Bruce Hicock of Garrattsville, N.Y., and her spouse, Tom, and their children, Tom and Kimberly, of Danbury; a brother, Charles Hicock of Aurora, Colo.; and sisters, Thalia Scoville of West Cornwall, Rachel Stillings of Murrells Inlet, S.C., Priscella Shoeffler of Hartman, Ariz., Jane Stone of Nieceville, Fla., Althia McGahie of Southbury, and Julia Steinis of Oxford. He was always very friendly, generous with his time and objects, especially reclaimed discards. He enjoyed riding tractors. He was a member of the Southbury Genealogy Society, the Connecticut Genealogy Society and the Central New York Genealogy Society. A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 31, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris, N.Y., with retired clergyman, Rev. Walter Hillis officiating. There will be no calling hours. Those who wish may donate to the Garrattsville Emergency Squad, Garrattsville, NY 13342, in his memory. Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris, N.Y.

CARBONE
The death of Virginia A. Strait Carbone, 50, of 46 Jenny Lane Two, Oxford, Conn., formerly of Danbury, occurred at Griffing Hospital, Derby, Conn., on Tuesday. She was the wife of the late Lawrence P. Carbone. She was born in Danbury, Jan. 17, 1948, daughter of Paul and Ethel Strait. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and was a graduate of Danbury High School. She lived in Danbury until 1990, when she moved to Oxford. She had been employed as a purchasing agent for Trex Medical for the past 10 years. When in Danbury she attended Immanuel Lutheran Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Sheri C. Hardiman of Milford, Kelli J. Duquette of Derby and Katherine E. Carbone of Oxford, three granddaughters and a brother, David Strait of New Jersey. Funeral services will be held at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Thursday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Richard E. Kuehnert Jr., pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.

HORVATH
Mary Domonkos Horvath of Fairfield, a self-employed hairdresser, beloved wife of the late Paul Horvath, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 25, 1998, in her home. She is survived by a son, Richard P. Horvath of Fairfield and his wife Nancy of Brookfield; her daughter, Barbara M. Plante of West Hartford; two sisters and a brother; and five grandchildren, Tammy Gallagher (Kevin), Amy Nimer (Darin), Rebecca Plante, Paul Horvath and Hannah Horvath. Funeral services are on Friday, May 29, 1998, at 11 a.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. Burial will be in Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (today) from 5-8 p.m. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice.

RANGONI
Thomas Frederick Rangoni , 44, of 52 Hipp Road, New Milford, husband of Jean Bongiorno Rangoni, died Sunday at his home. Mr. Rangoni was born in New Milford, Feb. 16, 1954, a son of Frederick Rangoni of Vero Beach, Fla., and the late Marion Ohmen Rangoni. He spent early life in Warren, graduated from Brookfield High School, lived in New Milford for 24 years and was worked as a machinist at Twin Stamping Co. in New Milford for 25 years. Besides his wife and father, he is survived by a son and daughter Thomas Frederick Rangoni Jr. and Andrea L. Rangoni, both of New Milford; and a sister, Brenda Wilkes of Newtown. Graveside services will be held Thursday (today) at 10 a.m. in the New Warren Cemetery, Warren. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St., Danbury 06810. Arrangements by the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.

December 5, 1998

Eliza P. Cruz
Eliza P. Cruz, 94, wife of the late Ernest Cruz, formerly of Cleveland Street in Danbury, died at Mediplex of Westport, in Westport, on Friday morning. She was born in Portugal, Dec. 12, 1903, daughter of Anthony and Virginia (Antunes) Pina. She came to the United States as a child and moved to Danbury in 1936. She had lived in Danbury for 48 years prior to moving to Westport in 1994. Mrs. Cruz had worked for many years at the former New England Shirt Factory in Danbury and had been a member of St. Peter Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sons of Portugal Club. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Danbury, on Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Monday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St., Danbury, CT 06810. Peter H. McIntosh Peter Hartford McIntosh died Nov. 29 of Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) at home in Redding. He is survived by his wife, Joan H. McIntosh; his sons, Bruce of Taos, N.M.; Keith of Santa Fe, N.M., Alan of Norwalk, Duncan of Rolling Hills, Calif.; a brother, Michael, of Washington, D.C.; a sister, Joy McIntosh of Taos, N.M.; and two granddaughters. He was predeceased by a sister, Karen Collins of Preston, Md. He was the son of the late Josephine Hoffman McIntosh and Allan James McIntosh of Bedford, N.Y. He was born in Orange, N.J., and attended the Eaglebrook School, Principia School and Rollins College and was an Air Force veteran. A pilot for United Airlines for 33 years, he was a member of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and was an alternate on the Redding Planning Commission. Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, Redding Ridge, Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, National Chapter, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, or to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, c/o Westport Galleries, 125 Main St., Westport, CT 06880.

Laurine B. McGinniss
Laurine B. McGinniss died Dec. 3, 1998, at the Danbury Hospital at the age of 90. She was the wife of the late Edward C. McGinniss and had lived at 15 Locust Ave., Danbury. She was born in Waterbury, Aug. 18, 1908, a daughter of Thomas S. and Mary L. Tyrell Bowen. Mrs. McGinniss received her early education in Waterbury and graduated from the Danbury Hospital School of Nursing class of 1931. She was employed as a Registered Nurse in the maternity unit of Danbury Hospital for 37 years. An active communicant of St. James Church, she was also a member of the Altar Guild, a charter member of St. Barnabas Guild for Nurses, and a volunteer for Daily Bread and the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Danbury Hospital Alumni Association and the AARP Berkshire Chapter 1847, R.S.V.P. and a member at large of the Business and Professional Women's Club. Mrs. McGinniss is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald T. and Maryann McGinniss of Milford and her two grandchildren, David S. McGinniss of Naperville, Ill., and Karen Fullerton of Cranston, R.I., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at St. James Church, 25 West St., Danbury, on Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Charles Ramsden officiating. Burial will be in Bucks Hill Cemetery, Waterbury. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Book of the Living, St. James Church, 25 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.

Mary Casey Maurer
Mary Casey Maurer, age 91, wife of the late Walter Maurer, formerly of Heritage Village, Southbury, and Newtown, died Wednesday, December 2, 1998, in the Glen Hill Convalescent Center, Danbury, where she had been a resident the past 5 years. Mrs. Maurer was born in Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 21, 1907, a daughter of John and Gertrude Casey. She was a resident of Newtown from 1945 to 1979. She lived in Southbury from 1979 to 1993. For 25 years she was employed as an occupational therapist at Fairfield Hills Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church. Mrs. Maurer is survived by two daughters, Geraldine McCarthy Farrell of Newtown and Beverly Perkins of California, and four grandchildren, including William McCarthy of Newtown. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at 10 a.m. in the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown. Burial will be in Newtown Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday after 9 a.m.

Phyllis L. Shepherd
Phyllis L. "Pat" (Battles) Shepherd, age 72, of South Weymouth, Mass., died December 3 at South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth. She was the wife of Robert A. Shepherd; mother of Richard A. "Shep" Adams-Shepherd of Newtown, Douglas S. Shepherd of S. Weymouth and Sheila A. Shepherd of El Prado, N.M.; and sister of Priscilla Lindvall of Pembroke, Mass. She also is survived by five grandchildren. Born in Weymouth, she grew up in Abington and Quincy and lived in Weymouth since 1948. Mrs. Shepherd attended Boston University and Sargent College at Boston University. She had been employed at a doctor's office in Weymouth for many years and as a secretary/office manager at C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home in South Weymouth, Mass. Mrs. Shepherd was a past member of FISH in Weymouth, and at Holy Nativity, she was lay reader, church school superintendent for many years and a former vestry person. She received the Rector's Cross in 1997. A funeral service will be held at the Church of the Holy Nativity, 8 Nevin Road, South Weymouth, Mass., on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Rev. Daniel Harris and Rev. Kathleen Adams-Shepherd, her daughter-in-law, will officiate. Visiting hours at the C.C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St., Columbian Square, South Weymouth, will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of The Church of the Holy Nativity, 8 Nevin Road, South Weymouth, MA 02190.

April 28, 1999

Birdie May Tibbatts

Birdie May Tibbatts died Apr. 26, 1999, at the Filosa Convalescent Home in Danbury, Conn. She completed her journey in faith and has gone to her home with the Lord. Her suffering has ended and she is free of all human pain so she'll now live forever in God's glorious kingdom. Birdie was a former resident of Oak Ridge, Tenn., for 54 yrs. before coming to live with her son Tom Tibbatts, and daughter-in-law Ann in Bethel, Conn., two years ago. She was born May 1, 1909, in Newport, Ky., the daughter of Julius and Minnie Samuelson. She was predeceased by her husband, Nelson Lee Tibbatts, who died Feb. 7, 1980.
In addition to her son and daughter-in-law she leaves a granddaughter, Terri Tibbatts, her husband Franklin Nichols and their sons Seth and Lyle; a granddaughter, Laura Williams, her husband Robert and their sons Ryan and Evan; a grandson, Tom Tibbatts and his wife Tracy; a sister Ros Erb, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a niece and two nephews. Birdie had a very loving heart and she was loved by so many friends over her 90 years. Her friendly and gentle way made her a good neighbor and friend to those who were blessed with meeting and knowing her. She had a big interest in sports, and was a loyal fan of the University of Tenn. Women's basketball team. In earlier years she was an avid bowler and served for many years as state treasurer of the Tenn. Women's Bowling Assoc. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, Tenn. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev.
Robert Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Memorial Park in Oak Ridge, Tenn., at a time to be announced. In praise and thanksgiving for her life, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Assoc., 919 North Michigan, Suite 1008, Chicago, IL. 60611-1676.

Emma L. McCullough
Emma L. McCullough, age 102, of 6 Rockwell Place, Derby, Conn., entered into rest on Monday, April 26, 1999 in her home. She was the wife of the late Archibald McCullough.
She was born in Derby on August 31, 1896, daughter of James E. and Mary Kelly Carroll, and was a lifelong Derby resident.
Mrs. McCullough retired in 1966 from Auto Swage, where she was a secretary for over 25 years.
After her retirement, she spent many hours volunteering at the Derby Senior Citizen Center.
Mrs. McCullough is the beloved mother of Carol DiJon and her husband Nunzio of Derby and Janet Purcell of Southbury, and sister of Mary Worrell of Derby. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, William and Joseph Carroll; three sisters, Helen Keating, Margaret Henault and Selina Larkin; and a son-in-law, William Purcell.
Her funeral will leave the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, Conn. on Friday at 8:15 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Derby. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
At the request of the family, memorial contributions may be made to the Derby Senior Citizen Center or St. Mary Church through the funeral director.

Joseph Werndorfer
On April 26, 1999, Joseph Werndorfer, formerly of 3 Glen Hill Road, Danbury.
Husband of the late Helen Werndorfer. Beloved father of Steven Werndorfer of Brookfield. Cherished grandfather of Joel and Scott Werndorfer.
Funeral services at the Temple Sholom section of New Milford Center Cemetery, Route 202, New Milford on Thursday at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements in care of the Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven.

CABLE, Kent William,74, of Hodgenville, Ky., brother of Perry Cable of New Preston, Conn., April 27, 1999. F:Friday, 7 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Hodgenville, Ky. (Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home, Hodgenville, Ky.)

ERNEST, Ann E., 75, of Fishkill, N.Y., formerly of Brewster, April 25, 1999. F: Wednesday 11 a.m., graveside service, Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Fishkill. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster)

GORMAN, John "Jack,"69, of Indialantic, Fla., formerly of Bethel, April 24, 1999. F:Friday, 1 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Indialantic, Fla. (Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla.)

KEENAN, Walter M., 72, of 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, formerly of Bethel, April 23, 1999. F: Wednesday 10 a.m., St. Joseph Church. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury)

KIRKPATRICK, Mary Jane Genovese, 88, of Millbrook, N.Y., formerly of Brewster, N.Y., Patterson. N.Y., and Kent, Conn., April 24, 1999. F: Wednesday 10 a.m., St. Joseph's Church, Millbrook, N.Y. (Allen Funeral Home, Franklin Avenue, Millbrook, N.Y.)

MANNION, Elizabeth, 92, of 30 Park Lane East, New Milford. April 20, 1999. There are no calling hours. F: Wednesday 9:30 a.m., St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)

MAUS, Hazel, April 25, 1999. CH: Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. F: Thursday 10 a.m. (The Tomlinson Homestead, Danbury)

McCULLOUGH, Emma L.,102, of Derby, Conn., mother of Janet Purcell of Southbury, April 26, 1999. CH:Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., Riverview Funeral Home, Shelton, Conn. F:Friday, 8:15 a.m., Riverview Funeral Home, to St. Mary Church, Derby at 9 a.m.

STEVENSON, Eleanor G., 90, Bethel Health Care Center, April 22, 1999. (Tomlinson Homestead)

TIBBATTS, Birdie May, 89, of Bethel, formerly of Oak Ridge, Tenn., April 26, 1999. F: Thursday at 11 a.m., memorial service at the Bethel United Methodist Church.

May 7, 1999

Edwin A. Wixted Sr.
Edwin A. Wixted Sr., 81, husband of Margaret (Shanley) Wixted, of 9 Wixted Ave., Danbury, died at the Danbury Hospital on Wednesday, May 5, 1999.
He was born in Danbury on September 24, 1917, son of Sylvester and Grace (Freeland) Wixted. He was a 1935 graduate of Danbury High School. Mr. Wixted served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater during World War II as an aviation machinist mate. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1979 after 41 years of service. After his retirement, he worked at the Paul Kovacs Tire Shop on South Street in Danbury.
Mr. Wixted was a member of St. Peter Church in Danbury, where he served as an usher and a lector, a 60-year member of the Beckerle Hose Co. of Danbury, a member of the Danbury Elks Lodge and a member of the Catholic War Veterans.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Edwin A. Wixted Jr. of Waterbury, Dennis J. Wixted of New Fairfield and Michael E. Wixted of Guilford; two daughters, Anita M. Hampl of Georgia and Grace E. Wixted of Brookfield; one brother, William V. Wixted of New Mexico; three sisters, Dorothy Kane of Danbury, Mary Gorman and Joan Sullivan, both of Florida; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wixted was predeceased by five brothers, Sylvester, Francis, Robert, Leo and Charles, and by two sisters, Elizabeth Gallagher and Grace Zwyner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter Church in Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m.
Contributions may be made to the St. Peter Church Parking Fund, c/o 104 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to the Beckerle Hose Co., 69 Liberty St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Members of the Beckerle Hose Co. will meet at the Hose Co. on Sunday at 7 p.m. to go as a group to pay their respects to Mr. Wixted.

Veronica M. Loughlin
Veronica M. Loughlin, age 82, wife of the late Timothy J. Loughlin of 42 Elizabeth Circle, Newtown died Wednesday May 5, 1999 at her home.
Mrs. Loughlin was born in New York City Dec. 1, 1916, a daughter of John C. and Mary (Markey) Giesi. She had been a resident of Newtown for the past 44 years. Mrs. Loughlin was a communicant and active in parish affairs at St. Rose of Lima Church. She was a volunteer Patient Representative at Danbury Hospital. Mrs. Loughlin was a member of the Newtown Womens Club and a driver for Newtown Meals on Wheels.
Mrs. Loughlin is survived by two daughters, Veronica Singel of Saranac Lake, N.Y. and Deidre Macho of Brookfield and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown and at 9 am in St. Rose Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in Newtown Village Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Louisa Wieting
Lousia Wolfer Wieting, age 95, of 47 Church Hill Road, Washington Depot, Conn., died in New Milford Hospital on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 after a brief illness. She was the widow of Henry A. Wieting.
Mrs. Wieting was born on January 28, 1904 in Austria, daughter of George and Anna Wolfer. She came to this country in 1923 and was employed by her brother-in-law, Anton Preininger, a New York City real estate developer. After her marriage, she moved to Islip, Long Island, N.Y. She came to New Milford, Conn. in 1939. She later served as adviser and assisted in the operation of the former F.A. Wieting Agency, Real Estate, Insurance, Builders and Developers.
Mrs. Wieting was a strong supporter of animal welfare. She enjoyed her cats, gardening and reading all of her life.
She leaves two sons, George W. Wieting and Fritz A. Wieting, both of New Milford; a sister, Julia Aasland of New York City; a niece, Erna Zeunges of Brookfield; a nephew, Paul Wolfer of Chicago, Ill. and family members in Austria.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.

Stanley Emil Jacke
Stanley Emil Jacke, of Malvern, Pa. and Block Island, R.I., died on May 3, 1999 at Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen C. Jacke (nee Van Deusen); three sons, Doug Jacke of Palm Harbor, Fla., Peter Jacke of Mountain View, Calif. and David Jacke of Leverett, Mass.; two daughters, Karen Jacke of Los Altos, Calif. and Susan Littlefield of Block Island, R.I.; a brother, Howard Jacke of Livingston, N.J.; two sisters, Erna Robinson of West Orange, N.J. and Barbara Tuck of Norfolk, Va. and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Jacke.
Mr. Jacke served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II as a radar technician on a destroyer escort, then graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He was an inventor and held 17 patents. He retired as executive vice president of SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, Pa. and became president of his own consulting company, Aspen Sonics, Inc. (ASI).
Mr. Jacke was a member and elder of the Paoli Presbyterian Church and an associate member of the Harbor Baptist Church, Block Island, R.I. In addition, he served on various boards including the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Bio-Plexus of Vernon, Conn., the Lewis Corp. of Oxford, Conn. and African Rural Outreach and Development. He was the former president of the Ultrasonic Manufacturers Association.
Mr. Jacke prided himself on being a raspberry farmer and composter on Block Island.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Paoli Presbyterian Church, 225 South Valley Road, Paoli, Pa. A second service and interment will be held on Block Island this summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Mission Committee of Paoli Presbyterian Church or the Anchor Fund of Harbor Island Baptist Church, Block Island, R.I.

Vincent L. Pisano
Vincent L. Pisano died on Thursday, May 6, 1999 at the Yale New Haven Hospital at the age of 72. He was the husband of Geneva R. Hartford Pisano and lived at 8 Hillside Circle in Brookfield.
Mr. Pisano was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on December 14, 1926, son of Vincent and Kathryn J. Darrow Pisano. He was educated in Yonkers and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on submarines. Mr. Pisano was a truck driver for Kimberly-Clark in New Milford.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Teamsters Local #677 in Waterbury, Conn. He was a member of St. Marguerite Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Vincent C. Pisano of New Milford, Conn.; two daughters, Rosemary Galinski of Roxbury, Conn. and Kathryn Dillon of New Milford; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two half sisters, Roberta DeLea of Clinton, Conn. and Marion Murphy of Southington, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Marguerite Bougeoys Church in Brookfield. Burial will be in Central Cemetery in Brookfield.
Friends may call on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road, Brookfield.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

Kathryn R. Hyatt
Kathryn R. Hyatt, age 93, widow of the late Charles Kenneth Hyatt and formerly of 69 Wolfpit Road, Norwalk, died at Wilton Meadows on May 5, 1999, where she had been a resident for two years.
A native of Norwalk, Mrs. Hyatt graduated from St. Mary School, Norwalk High School and Merrill Business College. She was a retired office manager of Heinbaugh Lumber Co. of Wilton. Always an active person, she had been a member of the Catholic Daughters, St. Philip's Women's Society and Notre Dame Guild, and was a former officer of Fairfield County Retired Persons and held positions of corresponding secretary, welfare and publicity for the AARP.
Mrs. Hyatt is survived by a son, Kenneth F. Hyatt of Norwalk; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Maryellen) Cheh of Bethel; four grandchildren, Heather (Hyatt) Carusone and Kenneth Hyatt Jr., both of Norwalk, Kevin Cheh of Oxford and Keith Cheh of New Fairfield; and four great-grandchildren, Michele and Peter Carusone of Norwalk and Adam and Kyle Cheh of Oxford. She was predeceased by her 4-year-old great-grandson, Michael Cheh of New Fairfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, 9 a.m., at St. Philip's Church, 1 Fr. Conlon Place, Norwalk. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, Conn.
Contributions may be made to the WIN-WIN Foundation (for children with multiple disabilities), P.O. Box 1125, Bethel, CT 06801 or to a favorite charity.

Nicholas A. Krusky
Nicholas Krusky, 95, a former resident of Bridgewater, Conn., died May 5, 1999 in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Krusky was predeceased by his wife Laura VanKuren Krusky and also predeceased by two daughters, Margaret Wadell and Marion Barker Fox. He is survived by his daughter, Helen Krusky Backman of Danbury, Conn.
Mr. Krusky was predeceased by three brothers, Stephen Krasky, John Krusky and Joseph Krusky, and also predeceased by three sisters, Margaret Hager, Rose Rusnak and Verna Fredlund. He is survived by two brothers, William Krusky of Bridgewater, Conn. and Andrew Krusky of Massachusetts.
Mr. Krusky is survived by his wife, Eleanor Kress Krusky, and her three children, Elizabeth Smith and Mary Whitford, both of Orlando, Fla., and Joseph Kress of North Carolina. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, located in Connecticut, Florida and Georgia.
Mr. Krusky was a lifetime member of the Bridgewater Fire Department and was a carpenter by trade.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, 11 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church, 2740 East Michigan St., Orlando, Fla. Burial will follow at the Highland Memorial Gardens in Apopka, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to Bridgewater Fire Department, Bridgewater, CT 06752 or American Cancer Society, 1999 Relay for Life, Bethel-N.K., 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

Arthur C. Beckwith
Arthur C. Beckwith, 68, of Danbury died on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at Norwalk Hospital of leukemia.
Born in Stamford on November 3, 1930, he was the son of Mary C. McCormack Beckwith and the late J. Gates Beckwith.
He resided in Stamford most of his life, moving to Danbury in 1966. Mr. Beckwith was a retired machinist.
Survivors include his mother, Mary E. Beckwith of Stamford; his devoted friend, Donald D. Byrne of Danbury; two aunts, Doris M. Conway of Brewerton, N.Y. and Olive Beckwith of Norwich, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Helen McDonald and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends whom he treasured dearly. He was predeceased by a brother, James P. McDonald.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford. Sevices will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Blaine A. Edele, pastor of the Union Memorial Church, Stamford, officiating. Interment will be at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Oaklawn Ave., Stamford, Conn.
Memorial donations may be made to Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, 90 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06897 or to the Leukemia Society of America Inc., 102 Kings Highway East, Fairfield,CT 06430.

ATWOOD, John G., 73, of Redding, May 5, 1999. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

BECKWITH, Arthur C.,68, of Danbury, May 5, 1999. CH:Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m. F:Saturday, 10 a.m. (Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home, Stamford)

BURWELL, Ruth Ellen,78, of Pawling, N.Y., May 4, 1999. F:Friday, 1 p.m. (Horn & Thomes Funeral Home, Pawling)

GAEBE, Herbert M.,80, of Glastonbury, Conn., husband of Edwina Gaebe, formerly of Danbury, May 3, 1999. F:Friday, 10 a.m., St. Dunstan's Church, Manchester Road, Glastonbury, Conn. (Glastonbury Funeral Home)

GREEN, Charles C., 85, of Olive St., Danbury, May 4, 1999. There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. (Cornell Memorial Home)

HYATT, Kathryn R.,93, formerly of Norwalk, mother of Maryellen Cheh of Bethel, May 5, 1999. CH:Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. F:Saturday, 9 a.m., St. Philip's Church, Norwalk. (Magner Funeral Home, Norwalk)

JACKE, Stanley Emil,of Malvern, Pa. and Block Island, R.I., May 3, 1999. F:Saturday, 1 p.m., Paoli Presbyterian Church, Paoli, Pa. (Mauger-Givnish Funeral Home, Malvern, Pa.)

KOMENT, William A.,89, of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown, May 4, 1999. CH:Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. F:Saturday, 11 a.m. (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home)

KRUSKY, Nicholas A.,95, formerly of Bridgewater, May 5, 1999. F:Friday, 11 a.m., Assembly of God Church, Orlando, Fla.

LOUGHLIN, Veronica M., 82, of Newtown, May 5, 1999. CH: Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. F: Saturday 9 a.m., St. Rose Church, Newtown. (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown)

McMAHON, Timothy F.,66, of Prange Road, Brookfield, May 3, 1999. F:Friday, 10 a.m., St. Marguerite Church, Brookfield. (Brookfield Funeral Home)

PISANO, Vincent L.,72, of Brookfield, May 6, 1999. CH:Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m. F:Monday, 10 a.m., St. Marguerite Church, Brookfield. (Brookfield Funeral Home)

RYDER, William Edwin, 83, of Southbury, May 2, 1999. F: Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Family Homestead. Ryder Farm, Starr Ridge Road, Brewster. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster)

SHOWAH, Samuel M.,77, of Danbury, May 3, 1999. F:Friday, 10 a.m., St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Danbury. (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, Danbury)

WARD, Raymond W., 81, of Brewster, May 5, 1999. CH: Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Saturday 11 a.m. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster)

WIETING, Louisa Wolfer,95, of Washington Depot, May 5, 1999. Services are private. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford)


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