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Harold J. Ryan

Harold J. Ryan, 86, of 29 West Wooster Street, Danbury, died Sunday, October 1, 2000 at Candlewood Valley Health Care Center. He was the husband of Alice (Winslow) Ryan. 

Born February 18, 1914 in Danbury, CT, he was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Ryan. He was a U.S. Navy World War II Veteran.

Mr. Ryan started his working career in the Hatting Industry. Later he was employed as a Layout man for Connors Engineering, retiring at the age of 66 after numerous years of service.

Besides his wife, Mr. Ryan is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Sanford Wetmore, Dorothy and Antone Souza and Elayne and William Anderson, all of New Milford; two sons, F. David Ryan of Brookfield and Donald Ryan of New Milford; two sisters, Helen Brady of Ritchfield Springs, NY and Kay Hanford of Lakeworth, FL; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30.

Friends are asked to please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. 


BOCCUZZI, Theodore L. "Ted", Sr, 89, father of Theodore Boccuzzi of Danbury, Sept. 29, 2000 CH:Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. F:Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., St Leo's Roman Catholic Church, Stamford. (Jerome C. Massari & Sons Funeral Home, Stamford) 

GALLAGHER, James E., 76, of Hawthorne, S.C., formerly of Bethel, Sept. 28, 2000. 

McKEEVER, Winifred McCue, 83, of 10 Clearbrook Raod, Danbury, Sept. 28, 2000. F: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Gregory the Great Church, Danbury. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury) 

PASQUARELLA, Irene,86, formerly of Danbury, Sept. 27, 2000. No Calling Hours. F:Memorial service, Thursday, 2 p.m. at Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel. (Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne, FL) 

PECK, Judith A., 59, of Meetinghouse Terrace, New Milford, Sept. 28, 2000. F: Monday, 11 a.m., New Fairfield Congregational Church. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury) 

PATTERSON, Gertrude Aileen Morey, 94, of Middlebury, formerly of New Milford, Sept. 28, 2000. F: Monday, 1:30 p.m., Colonial Funeral Home, New Milford. (Colonial Funeral Home, New Milford) 

RYAN, Harold J., 86, of 29 West Wooster St., Danbury, Oct. 1, 2000. CH: Tuesday, 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. F: Tuesday, 11 a.m., Sacred Heart Church. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury) 

SANTONASTASO, Joseph P., 52, of Danbury, Sept. 28, 2000. F: Monday, 10 a.m., St. Joseph's Church, Danbury. (Tomlinson Homestead, Danbury)

Howard Joseph Stehlik

Howard J. Stehlik, 76, a lifelong resident of Redding, died on Saturday (Oct. 14) at his home following a year long courageous battle with cancer. He was the husband of Johanna Stehlik. 

Mr. Stehlik was born in Redding on April 20, 1924, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Trnka Stehlik. He was retired from the Barden Corporation in Danbury after 35 years of employment as an Industrial Plant Engineer. 

He had attended Redding Schools and Bullard Haven Technical School in Bridgeport. Mr. Stehlik was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. 

Mr. Stehlik was an outdoorsman and avid gardener. His other interests include fine woodworking, antique cars, and in his earlier years he was active in 4-H Horse Clubs. He was also a volunteer and Honorary Member of the Redding Ridge Fire Department. 

In addition to his wife of fifty-three years, he is survived by his five daughters; Joanne McCredie of Newtown, Beverly Stehlik of Danbury, Marcia Sandone of Brookfield, Deborah Baldasare of Southbury, and Ruth Barney of Easton; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Miriam Leslie of Harwich, MA, Ruth Hendricksen of Norwood, NJ; three nieces and one nephew. 

Services and interment are to be private. 

There are no calling hours. 

Contributions in memory of Mr. Stehlik may be made to the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, Inc., 30 West Street, Danbury, CT 06810 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Connecticut, 20 Wooster Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708. 

Arrangements are by the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West Church Street, Georgetown, CT. 

James J. Twohey

James J. Twohey, age 66, of Bethel, CT died Tuesday at Mediplex of Danbury. He was the former husband of Doris Emond Twohey. 

Mr. Twohey was born in Lawrence, MA on October 13, 1934, a son of Edna Gallant Twohey and the late Jeremiah Twohey. Raised in Bridgeport, he was a graduate of Fairfield Preparatory School. He was a member of the US Army Reserves and a member of the American Legion Post 100 of Bethel. An avid antiques collector for most of his life, he was also a computer operator retiring from Air Express in Darien a few years ago. A longtime Bethel resident, he was a parishioner of St. Mary's Church. 

Besides his mother, Mr. Twohey is survived by a son, Kieran Twohey and daughter-in-law Anne of Bethel; a sister, June Holmes of Newtown; a niece, Sheilah Krasnickas; and 3 nephews, Ben, Jonathan, and Dan Holmes. 

At the request of the family, memorials may be made to: New Heights, 66 West St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to a charity of one's choice. 

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 20 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Church, Bethel, CT. Cremation will be at Connecticut Crematory Corp., Stamford. There are no calling hours. The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT is in charge of arrangements. 

Sophia Rogowski

Sophia B. Rogowski, age 92, of Norwalk, died Monday at the Filosa Nursing Home in Danbury. She was the wife of the late Anthony J. Rogowski. Mrs. Rogowski was born in Yonkers, N.Y. May 15, 1908, daughter of the late Boleslaw and Alexandra Zalewski Babinski and had lived in Norwalk since graduating from High School in Yonkers. 

Survivors include 3 sons, Robert A. Rogowski and his wife Lynn Goding Rogowski of Danbury, William G. Rogowski and his wife Joan Miller Rogowski of Marco Island, Fla., and Ronald R. Rogowski of Danville, Ky., 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, October 19, 11 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk with interment to follow at St. John Cemetery, Norwalk. Friends may call at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk today (Wednesday) from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to a favorite charity. 

Andrew J. Babasick Jr.

Andrew J. Babasick Jr., age 78, husband of 58 years of Rose (Rizzo) Babasick of 2 Melody Lane, Newtown died Tuesday, October 17, 2000 in Glen Harborside, Health Care, Danbury. He was born in Bridgeport CT May 23, 1922, son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Takacs) Babasick. 

Mr. Babasick was a graduate of Bullard Haven Tech. High School, Bridgeport. 

Mr. Babasick retired in 1983 from Perkin-Elmer Corp. where he had been employed as Manufacturing Engineer. During World War II he served in the US Navy, on submarine USS-S30 as a fireman first class. He is a recipient of the Victory Medal for his service in the Pacific Theater. 

Mr. Babasick was an umpire and referee for the Amateur Softball Association of America and the International Association of Basketball Officials. 

He was a Communicant of St. Rose Church. He is a member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers. 

He is survived, besides his wife, by 4 sons, Steven Babasick of Waterbury, Richard Babasick of Mesa, Arizona, Michael Babasick and his wife Jane of Glen Dora, CA, Kenneth Babasick and his wife Teresa of Watertown CT; 2 daughters, Patricia Partington and her husband William of Seymour CT and Elizabeth Caswell of Newtown; 2 brothers, John Babasick of Easley, SC and Joseph Babasick of Stratford; l sister, Anna Marie Dion of Milford CT; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. 

A funeral service with full military honors will be held Friday October 20, 2000, 10 a.m. from the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St. Newtown, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897, or Newtown Ambulance Assn., PO Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470. 

Pamela B. Lonczak

Pamela Bennett Lonczak, age 53, went to be with her Lord and Savior surrounded by her loved ones at home on October 15th, 2000. As the daughter of the late James and Barbara Bennett, she grew up in Bethel, CT. Later she would move to Ballston Lake, NY. 

She will be remembered and cherished by her husband, Larry Lonczak; her five children, Robert, Christopher and Mark Rennie, and Jonathan David and Amy Elizabeth Lonczak; her grandson, Michael James; her sister, Diane Anderson of Brookfield, CT; her brother, Peter R. Bennett of Naugatuck, CT; her nieces and nephews; her many friends, and her two faithful golden retrievers, Annie and Mercy. 

Relatives and friends are invited to express their love to the family during calling hours, Wednesday, 5-9 p.m., and during the service 10 a.m. on Thursday. Both will be held at Fruitful Vine Christian Church, 1 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park , NY. 

Arrangements by Family Funeral Care, 40 N. Brandywine Ave., Schenectady, NY. 

Wilfred E. Andrews

Wilfred E. Andrews, 60, of 705 Elmwood Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, entered into eternal rest October 9, 2000, after a brief illness at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. 

Wilfred E. Andrews was born February 5, 1940 at St. Davids Grenada, British West Indies. He was raised and educated in Grenada later immigrating to the United States. Wilfred was a coining supervisor at Medallic Arts in Danbury, Connecticut for 20 years. 

He was transferred to Sioux Falls in 1990 with his job where he worked for Tri-State Mint. In 1995, Wilfred began working for Raven Industries. He worked there until his recent illness in August of 2000. In Wilfred's free time, he was an avid reader and sports enthusiast. 

Grateful for having shared his life is Mary Kay Callahan of Danbury, Ct.; her children, Donald Knight Sr. of Danbury and Mari-Beth Knight-Enis of Kent, Ct.; 2 brothers, Michael and Doug Andrews of Grenada, BWI; 1 sister, Marjorie Whiteman of Ontario, Quebec, Canada and a host of loving friends. 

Services were held on October 12, 2000 at the Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Fr. David Krogman officiating. 

Joan Wade

Joan Wade, 63, formerly of Wilton, died September 23, 2000, in Danbury. 

She was born on March 28, 1937 in Baker, OR, the daughter of Jay and Della Anderson. She was raised in Seattle, WA. Upon graduation from high school she married and became a homemaker raising three children. In 1975 her husband, Bill Taylor, was transferred by the Textron Corporation to New York City. The family settled in Wilton where she lived for l5 years. In 1980 she married Roy Wade the former owner of Wilton Getty. 

In 1990 she moved to Palm Beach, FL and remained there until February of this year at which time she moved to New Fairfield to be near her daughter Lisa Lee. 

She is survived by her mother Della Anderson of Seattle, WA; sister, Nancy of Corona Del Mar, CA; son, Brent Taylor of Issaquah, WA and two daughters, Lisa Lee of New Fairfield, CT and Jennifer Taylor of Renton, WA. She had four grandchildren. 

Services were held in Seattle, Washington. Arrangements were by the Bouton Funeral Home, West Church Street, Georgetown. 

Bruce M. Bailey Sr.

Mr. Bruce Mason Bailey Sr., 75, of Old Litchfield Road, Washington, died Thursday morning at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. 

Mr. Bailey was born May 28, 1925 in New London, son of the late Horace E. and Melvina P. (Mason) Bailey. He was the former owner of Washington Sanitation Service. He was a graduate of Post College in Waterbury and served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post #87 in Washington, the Washington VFW and was an avid fisherman. 

He is survived by three sons, Bruce M. Bailey Jr. of Washington, John Bailey of Torrington and Edward Bailey of New Milford; one daughter, Ann Raynor of Kent; his stepfather, James Rosa of Roxbury and four grandchildren. 

Arrangements: Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21 at Washington Green Cemetery, Washington. Arrangements by the Rowe Funeral Home, 283 Torrington Rd., Litchfield. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Ambulance Assoc., 109 Bee Brook Rd., Washington, CT. 

William John Waller

William John Waller, age 75, beloved husband of Alice Burgess Waller of Monroe, died Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at St. Vincent's Medical Center. 

William was born in Chicago, Ill. to Louisa and Richard J. Waller. He was a decorated World War II Army Veteran having served as a marksman in the European Theater. 

In the early years of the Monroe Little League Bill managed and then became the president. He formed the Mothers Club to help finance the organization. Later he organized the Senior Little League in Monroe. 

He retired from the Research and Development division at Perkin-Elmer and moved to Virginia in 1986, there he became active in the Woolwine United Methodist Church. 

Mr. Waller returned to Monroe in 1998, he had also been a member of the Perkin-Elmer retirees. 

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Scott B. and Deborah Waller of Woodbury; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen Waller-Hickey and Charles C. Hickey III of Monroe, and Cheryl E. and Paul Knapik of Newtown; two sisters, Constance Rollins of Waterbury, and Joan Hamilton of VA; five grandchildren, Andrew S. and Alexandra E. Waller, Heather K. and Joseph P. Knapik, and Kolya Waller-Hickey; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son Bruce B. Waller, and sister, Louisa Lillian White. 

Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday 4-8 p.m. in the LESKO-MINER FUNERAL HOME, 155 MAIN STREET (RTE 25) MONROE. 

There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. officiated by Rev. Daniel Crockett. Interment with Full Military Honors on Saturday 10 a.m. in the Stepney Cemetery. 

Laura A. Russo

A Mass of Christian Burial for Laura A. Russo will be celebrated today (Wednesday, Oct. 18) at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Danbury. 

She died at her home on Fairview Drive in Danbury October 14, 2000. 

Entombment will be in St. Peter Mausoleum. 

Contributions may be made to St. Peter's Church Renovation Fund, Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. 

The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements. 

Eve S. Green

Eve S. Green died at her home in Virginia Beach, Va., Sept. 29, 2000. She was 84. 

She was born in New York City, the daughter of the late Rubin and Pauline Small. 

In 1951 she and her husband Harold came to Danbury and remained here until 1985, when they moved to Virginia. 

While in Connecticut, Eve was an award-winning member of the Danbury Camera Club. 

She was manager of the former Bowlarama and was instrumental in starting many young people into the enjoyment of bowling. 

She became involved with DATAHR at its inception, working with directors Bill Metzger, Bill Baber and Tom Fanning. 

Eve planned and organized the first trips DATAHR clients took to Disney World, Washington, D.C., and Canada. The first supervised residence for DATAHR clients was purchased and furnished at this time on Somers Street working with Bill Baber. 

Her interest outside working with DATAHR was photography. Never with cameras too far away, her eyes were always looking for that perfect shot. Her many first-place ribbons attest to her successes. When moving to Virginia she found a camera club in Virginia Beach and became one their most decorated members. Her magnificent collection of photographs are being organization by members of the club and will be shown at a one-woman show sometime in late November or December. 

Mrs. Green in survived by her husband Harold Green of Virginia Beach; her son, Steven Green of Sewell, N.J.; her daughter, Nancy Campbell and her husband, Bruce, of Fairfax Station, Va.; her sister, Rosalind Pincus of Virginia Beach; her two grandchildren, Randee Campbell of Washington, D.C., and Jodi Campbell of Ashburn, Va.; and her two nieces, Elyse Stedman of Virginia Beach and Marcy Conti of East Windsor, N.J. 

Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society or to any charity of a donor's choice. 


BABASICK, Andrew J. Jr., 78, of 2 Melody Lane, Newtown, Oct. 17, 2000. CH: Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. F: Friday, 10 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, for 10:30 a.m. Mass. (Honan Funeral Home, Newtown) 

GERMINARO, Salvatore, 72, of Memorial Dr., Danbury, Oct. 16, 2000. CH: Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. F: Private funeral services. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury) 

HARCO, Ina Marie, 73, mother of Celia Pasquarella of Bethel, Oct. 13, 2000. F: Private memorial service. (George Funeral Homes, Aiken, SC) 

JACKMAN, Alma, 80, of Brewster, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2000. F: Wednesday, 11 a.m., St. Lawrence O'Toole Church, Brewster, N.Y. (Beecher Funeral Home, Brewster, N.Y.) 

LONCZAK, Pamela B., 53, formerly of Bethel, Oct. 15, 2000. CH: Wednesday, 5 to 9 p.m., at the church. F: Thursday, 10 a.m., Fruitful Vine Christian Church, Clifton Park, NY. (Family Funeral Care, Schenectady, NY) 

MAZZA, Alice R., 68, of 11 Grandview Ave., Danbury, Oct. 13, 2000. CH: Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. F: Friday, 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. (Green Funeral Home, Danbury) 

NEUMANN, Harriet F., 84, of New Milford, Oct. 14, 2000. F: Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the funeral home. (Brookfield Funeral Home) 

RUSSO, Laura A., of Fairview Dr., Danbury, Oct. 14, 2000. CH: No calling hours. F: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Church, Danbury. (Cornell Memorial Home, Danbury) 

SLAUGHTER, John C., 85, of 310 Kent Hollow Rd., Kent, CT, Oct. 14, 2000. CH: No calling hours. F: Private services at the convenience of the family. (Lillis Funeral Home, New Milford) 

STEHLIK, Howard Joseph, 76, of Redding, Oct. 14, 2000. CH: No calling hours. F: Private. (Bouton Funeral Home, Georgetown) 

TWOHEY, James J., 66, of Bethel, CT, Oct. 17, 2000. CH: No calling hours. F: Memorial Mass, Friday, 11 a.m., St. Mary Church, Bethel. (Bethel Funeral Home) 

WALLER, William John, 75, father of Cheryl E. Knapik of Newtown, Oct. 17, 2000. CH: Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. F: Prayer service, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. (Lesko-Miner Funeral Home, Monroe)

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