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O`RAVITZ
Paul George O`Ravitz, age 80, of Stratford, beloved husband of Marguerite Beaber O`Ravitz, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at his home. Born in Georgetown (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.), to the late George and Margaret (Stolar) O4Ravitz, he had been a Stratford resident for more than 50 years. Mr. O`Ravitz was a World II U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from Avco-Lycoming Textron in 1986, where he had been a quality control inspector for more than 35 years. Mr. O`Ravitz was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition to his wife, survivors include his three devoted daughters and their husbands, Betty Jean O`Ravitz and her husband, Peter Rowan, of Bronxville, N.Y., Sandy Guerin and her husband, Jack, of Morristown, N.J., and Pearl Kubek and her husband, Dale, of Milford; three beloved grandchildren, Laurie Santino, Christian Kubek and Justin Kubek; one cherished great-grandson, Nicholas Santino; his beloved sister, Anna Stolfi of Dallas, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. He had been predeceased by three sisters and four brothers. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 9:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors in St. Mary`s Cemetery, Milford. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who so desire, may make memorial contributions to either Our Lady of Peace Sanctuary Fund, 10 Ivy Street, Stratford, CT 06615, or Connecticut Hospice Homecare, 680 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484.

JEFFREYS
Andrew Trevon Jeffreys (Crumpton), age 18, of Willimantic, formerly of Bridgeport, died tragically Saturday, June 16, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident on I-91 in Meriden. Born in Bridgeport, Andrew lived in the city for most of his life until almost six years ago he moved to Milford and finally resided in Willimantic for the past six months. He was a graduate of Foran High School in Milford where he was active on the basketball team and received numerous awards for his prowess in basketball. Andrew also served as the basketball coach for the Parson Complex intramural basketball team. He was scheduled to attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his father, Andrew Wayne Crumpton of Bridgeport; his mother, Christine Jeffreys of Willimantic, Conn.; his step-mother, Robin Crumpton of Bridgeport; five brothers, Dwayne Peel and Whitney Taylor of Bridgeport, Donald Minick of Stratford, Alvin Durrett and Clifford Jones Jr. of Willimantic; three sisters, Deeradre Serrano and Donisha "Joy" Minick of Stratford and Amber Jeffreys of Willimantic; paternal grandmother, Helen Crumpton of Bridgeport; maternal grandmother, Mary Tillman of Stratford; his godmother, Regina Jordan and god brother, Dominique Hancock; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday (TODAY), at 7 p.m. at Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street, Bridgeport with the Rev. Dr. Anthony L. Bennett, pastor, officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Andrew Jeffreys Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3614, Bridgeport, CT 06605. Morton s Mortuary, Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.

HOWELL
Annie Lee Howell, of Bridgeport, our dear mother, wife of Robert Joe Howell Sr., daughter of the late James Connie and Lucy Parker, departed this earthly life on Saturday, June 16, 2001, in St. Vincent4s Medical Center. She was born August 11, 1933, in Tabor, N.C. She relocated to Bridgeport in 1964. She was a member of Mount Sinai Church, where she served on the Usher Board and Senior Choir. She always had an open door to anyone who needed help. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Lonnie Parker and wife, Henrietta, of Temple Hills, Md., Robert Howell of Bridgeport, Walter Howell of New Haven; three daughters, Mary Ann and husband, Andy Gardner of Bridgeport, Lola Howell of New Haven, Daphne Howell of Hamden; three sisters, Mary Lee Tatum of Critz, Va., Margaret Prunty of Spencer, Va., Vivian Graves of Reidsvilles, N.C.; two brothers, Willie Parker and wife, Dollie, of Washington, D.C., George Houchins Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Stuart, Va.; also 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. One sister predeceased her. A funeral service will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at the Mount Sinai Pentecostal Church, 1888 Stratford Avenue with Pastor Lucy Peele officiating. Friends may greet the family from 6 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Park Cemetery. Professional service conducted by the Betty M. Lorde Funeral Service, 1332 North Ave., Bridgeport.

PANAS
Emily B. Panas, age 83, of Stratford, beloved wife of George Panas, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Hartford Hospital. Born in Czechoslovakia, she had been a Stratford resident for many years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two beloved sons, George S. Panas and his wife, Shirley, of Manchester, and William R. Panas and his wife, Helen, of Westboro, Mass.; four grandchildren, Suzanne Panas, Gregory Panas, Michael Panas and Robert Panas; one sister, Ann Hutta of Toronto, Canada; two brothers in Czechoslovakia; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in St. John`s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.

SOKOL
Mary Kuncik Sokol, age 88, of 123 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, devoted wife of 54 years of the late John Sokol, died Monday, June 18, 2001, in Dover, N.H. She was born in Shelton, on August 26, 1912, daughter of the late Andrew and Milka Yurchak Kuncik and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Sokol was a parishioner of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Ansonia, a member of the Shelton Senior Citizens Center and the American Russian Club of Shelton. She was the beloved mother of Audrey Sokol of Shelton, and Helene Cass, and son-in-law, Dr. Paul Cass, of Eliot, Maine. A devoted sister of Helen Kuncik, William Kuncik and Peter Kuncik, all of Shelton; two cherished grandchildren, Blake and Maura Cass of Eliot. She was predeceased by her brother, Stephen Kuncik. Funeral services Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 10:15 a.m. from the James T. Toohey & Son Funeral Home, 92 Howe Avenue, Shelton, at 11 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Derby. Calling hours on Friday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 p.m. Panachyda service at 7:15 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter & Paul Church or MSAD #35, for a tree to be planted at Eliot Elementary School where many joyful times were shared with grandchildren, through the funeral home.

VENERUSO
Anna Kwoka Veneruso, age 77, of Bridgeport, the beloved wife of Ciro E. Veneruso, died Thursday, June 21, 2001. Ann is survived, along with her husband, by a daughter, Jerryl Veneruso; a son, Thomas C. Veneruso; a granddaughter, Tatiana Veneruso; and three grandsons, Garrett Maniscalco, Craig Maniscalco and Anthony Maniscalco, along with his wife, Angela, and their two children, Anthony Jr. and Alyssa; her sister, Tatiana Kwoka Jones; and her brother, John Kwoka Jr. Her brothers, Steven, Joseph, Peter and Michael; and her sisters, Mary Bertrand and Irene DeBenedetto, predeceased her. Along with raising her family, Ann was the founding secretary of the Taxpayers Association of Bridgeport, and served as director for five years. Funeral arrangements will be through the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home, Trumbull. There will be no calling hours. Interment at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local Home Hospice. A memorial Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, will be announced by the family.

MULLOY
Winifred Frances Mulloy, age 92, a resident of Fairfield, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital, Fairfield. Miss Mulloy was born in Bridgeport, the daughter of the late Patrick and Winifred Healy Mulloy. She was employed by the Bassick Co. for 35 years until her retirement in 1974, and was a member of the Bassick Quarter Century Club, the League of St. Joseph, and Our Lady of the Assumption Church Seniors. Miss Mulloy was predeceased by her two sisters, Catherine and Helen Mulloy; and her two brothers, Joseph and William Mulloy. She is survived by numerous cousins. Friends may attend the funeral on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull, and at 9 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Fairfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Michael`s Cemetery, Stratford. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who so desire may make contributions in her memory to the Center for Women and Families, 753 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

DOW
Richard J. Dow, age 89, of Clayton Street, Milford, beloved husband of the late Mary Lausky Dow, died Thursday, June 21, 2001. Mr. Dow was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on July 13, 1911, and was a Trumbull resident for 15 years, and a Milford resident for more than 60 years. He was retired from the Bridgeport Brass Co., where he was employed for 47 years. Mr. Dow was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Bridgeport Brass, and was a Scoutmaster for Troop 34 for many years. He enjoyed fishing at Candlewood Lake and hunting in Maine for several years. Survivors include a son, Richard M. Dow and his wife, Norma, of Virginia; two daughters, Carol Driscoll and her husband, David, of Oxford, and Kathleen M. Brelsford and her husband, Roger, of Milford; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a niece, Margaret Dow of Ansonia; and two nephews, John Dow of Ansonia, and Edward Dow of Bridgeport. Mr. Dow was predeceased by a sister, Mary Regan; and by a grandson, David J. Driscoll. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Friday (TODAY), at 4:30 p.m. in the Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home, 291 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford. Interment will be in Kings Highway Cemetery on Saturday at 9 a.m. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 7 p.m.

LINDER
Ruth E. Linder, age 87, of Stratford, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Lord Chamberlain Nursing Facility, Stratford. Born in Chicago, to the late Rev. and Mrs. Eric C. Linder, she was a resident of Bridgeport and Stratford for more than 75 years. She was employed for many years by the Dictaphone Corp., and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. She was well-known as an accomplished musician in church ministry for more than 60 years. She ministered to various churches as a soprano soloist, organist and director of music. She was an active member of the Covenant Church of Easton, and after serving her church for 15 years as director of music, she retired and was honored by the congregation with the designation of Director of Music Emeritus. She was an honorary member of the local chapter of the Organist Guild. She was a member of a local chapter of AARP, having served as president and secretary. Survivors include a brother, Paul K. Linder and his wife, Phylis, of Stratford; one nephew; and four nieces. She was predeceased by a brother, Wilber E. Linder and his wife, Lorraine. Funeral services will be held at the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 9:30 a.m. with graveside committal service at Mountain Grove Cemetery. Following will be time for fellowship with friends and family at the Covenant Church of Easton to honor Ruth`s memory. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Memorial Fund of the Covenant Church of Easton, 1 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT 06612.

MEDINA
Bernareo Medina, age 76, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 21, 2001, in Milford. Complete arrangements to be announced by the George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.

SABATINO
John M. Sabatino, age 44, of Trumbull, beloved son of Angelo and Flora Coefield Sabatino of Monroe, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at home following a brief illness. Born in Bridgeport, on April 30, 1957, Mr. Sabatino was a lifelong resident of Trumbull and Monroe. He was an employee for the Sheltered Workshop of the Kennedy Center, Bridgeport, since 1977, and an active participant of the Connecticut State and Fairfield County Special Olympics. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Angela Richert and her husband, Hank; and nephews, John and Christopher Richert, all of Blacksburg, Va. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 8 a.m. from the Spadaccino Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike (Route 111), Monroe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. Jude`s Church, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Interment will be in St. John`s Cemetery, Monroe. Family and friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kennedy Center Inc., 2440 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611. See www.legacy.com for more information.

FIGNAR
Edward J. Fignar Sr. (Erco Eddie), age 70, of Stratford, died on Thursday, June 21, 2001, at his home. Mr. Fignar, a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army, was born in Bridgeport, to the late Andrew and Anna Kepchick Fignar, and had been a Stratford resident for 42 years. He was retired from Sikorsky Aircraft after 38 years of service and was an avid stamp, coin and baseball card collector, and was a member of the Nutmeg Stamp Club. Survivors include his beloved wife of 49 years, Rose Mihocko Fignar; two sons, Edward J. Fignar Jr. and his wife, Patricia, of Bridgeport, and John Fignar of Stratford; two daughters, Rosanne Smith-Chiulli and her husband, Roy, of Stratford, and Susan Glancy of Bridgeport; 12 grandchildren: Freddy, Tina, Robin, Lori Ann, Dawn, Kimberly, Richard, Nicole, John, Brittany, Gabrielle and Bobby Jr.; six great-grandchildren: Tyler, Alyssa, Jeremy, Skyler, Lexie and Jazlyn; nieces and nephews, George Fignar of Bridgeport, Pauline Rua, Cheryl Bishop and Vinny and Linda Giordanella, all of Milford; and one cousin, Kay Cosenza. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home, 50 Paradise Green Place, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. in Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, Bridgeport, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will be in St. Mary`s Cemetery, Milford. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m.

KNIGHT
Kenneth A. Knight, age 87, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 19, 2001. He was born in the Panama Zone Canal, Panama, on June 6, 1914, to the late Fredrick Knight and Mary Hart Knight. Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory a close friend, Mea Patterson; and a niece, Harriet Sharp of Bridgeport. A graveside service will be held this afternoon (FRIDAY) at noon, in Maple Grove Memorial Park, Harvester Road, Easton. Arrangements entrusted to George J. Peterson, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.

MENTA
Concetta "Kate" Menta went home to be with Jesus on Monday, June 18, 2001. She died at home surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born Concetta Luglio on September 14, 1917, to Joseph and Carmela. Kate married Paul Menta on a sunny, beautiful Valentine`s Day in 1942. Paul and Kate loved each other faithfully until Paul`s death on March 20, 1987. Her two sons live in Pennsylvania. Paul Jr. lives in Newtown Square with Betty Jane "BJ" Peters. He has three grown sons: Paul III, Michael and John. He also has a grandson, Paul IV. Kenneth, his wife, Grace, and their daughter, Laura, live in the house Paul and Kate built in 1949, in Drexel Hill. Kenneth has two grown daughters, Michele and Danielle, from a previous marriage. In November 1999, Kate moved to Connecticut to live with her daughter, Dorothy Meyer; and grandchildren: Charles III (Chad), Curtis and Kathryn (Katie) Meyer. She was a fun-loving participant at the Strong House Adult Day Center, where several days a week she was found singing Italian songs and sharing recipes with everyone. She loved her friends there. Kate loved Jesus and she loved people in a genuine manner. Her sense of humor and witty wisdom were a delightful part of this wonderful woman. We can hear Jesus saying, "Well done good and faithful servant." She was a beloved member of the church family of EastGate Ministries, where she will be deeply missed. Her church will celebrate her life at a special service held on Sunday, July 8, 2001, at 2:30 p.m. The service will be held at her daughter`s home at 19 River Road, Killingworth, CT 06491.

BARNETT
Dean A. Barnett, age 11, of Bridgeport, died suddenly as the result of an accidental drowning, at Indian Well State Park in Shelton. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, Dean had been a resident of Bridgeport for the past eight years. Dean was a disciple of the Apostolic Refuge Temple and he was the church drummer, member of the youth choir and the ART Angel basketball team. He attended Read Elementary School, where he participated on the basketball team and the soccer team. Dean was also a member of the Bridgeport P.A.L. Survivors include his parents, Frank and Karlene Beverly Barnett, and a sister, Whitney Barnett, all of Bridgeport; his maternal grandparents, Roger and Hazel Beverly of Jamaica, W.I.; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Apostolic Refuge Temple, 540 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, with Pastor Harris Howell, officiating. Interment will take place Friday at 10 a.m. in Park Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Morton s Mortuary Inc., 25 Margaret E. Morton Lane, Bridgeport, is in charge of arrangements.

ZAKRZEWSKI
Alphonse A. Zakrzewski, age 79, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 13, 2001. He was the widower of Helen Pencek Zakrzewski. Mr. Zakrzewski was born in Scranton, Pa., on January 6, 1922, son of the late Stephen and Josephine Kakareka Zakrzewski. A veteran of World War II, he was employed by Jenkins Bros. for 42 years before retiring in 1983. In retirement, he enjoyed his role as the family historian, working on his memoirs, and chatting with his SeniorNet friends on the computer. His loving family includes his daughter, Cheryl Zakrzewski of Bridgeport, and her fianc, Stanley J. Roman Jr. of Milford; his son, Gary Zakrzewski and his wife, Frances, of Fitchburg, Mass.; two cherished granddaughters, Jennie and Kathryn Zakrzewski of Fitchburg; a sister, Mary Guziewicz of Scranton; a special niece, Marleen Zakrzewski of Rotunda West, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews to cherish the memory of "Uncle Ikey"; and a dear friend, Dorothy Youst of Morgantown, W.Va. Mr. Zakrzewski was predeceased by his brothers, Frank, Edward, Stanley and John Zakrzewski. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday at 10:15 a.m. from the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport, and at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Street, Bridgeport. Interment will be in Mountain Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who so desire may make donations to Zion Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 612 Grand Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604.

LEE
Spencer Lee Jr., age 67, died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at Bridgeport Hospital after a long and courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Born in Bridgeport, he was a lifelong city resident. He graduated from Central High School and Hampton University with a B.S. in engineering in 1956. He did graduate work at the University of Bridgeport where he was also a guest lecturer. He was employed by D`Addario Construction Co., and shortly thereafter he started his career with the city of Bridgeport, when then-Mayor Samuel Tedesco appointed him to planning engineer to work with Bridgeport`s fledgling redevelopment program. "Spank> as he was affectionately called, went on to an outstanding career that included substantial contributions to all of the redevelopment programs in the city, especially Lafayette Plaza and the Bridgeport railroad station. He served as director of the Community Development Action Plan (CDAP) and as city planning engineer. Spencer contributed to the Greater Bridgeport area through his contributions and various civic, social and fraternal organizations. He was past master of Doric Lodge 4 F & AM Prince Hall Masons, past patron of Oriental Chapter 8, Order of Eastern Star PHA, member of Eve 3, Order of Novae, member of the marching patrol of Arabic Temple 40, American Legion Post 140 and New Haven Concissory 7. He was a 32nd degree Mason. He served as president of the Chessmen Foundation, as well as on the executive board of the Bridgeport/Stratford branch of the NAACP and Hall Neighborhood House. He was president of the Connecticut Association of CDAP Administrators, development consultant with the Bridgeport Housing Authority, guest lecturer at Housatonic Community College and served in a variety of other positions in the planning and development fields. Spencer also served as a captain in the Armed Forces in the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as being an Army paratrooper. Survivors include his loving wife, T. Juanita Lee; devoted children, two sons, Spencer Lee III (Katherine) of Hamden, Jason Hamilton Lee of Atlanta; one daughter, Alexandra Camille Lee-Dicks (Carl) of Bridgeport; a sister, Rozetta Robinson (Fred) of Stratford; mother-in-law, Ethel Dorothy Spear of Bridgeport; four grandchildren, Nashon Lamar Lee of Bridgeport, Brandon Spencer Lee of Atlanta, Kiana Katrina Kountze Lee of Hamden, and Jalen Mychal Lee of Hamden; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Spencer was predeceased by his parents, Lucille Bradham Lee and Spencer Lee Sr. Friends may call on Friday, August 17, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street, Bridgeport. Fraternal organizations and the Milford Chapter of the Links Inc., will conduct their services beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2001, at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Aery Baptist Church. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery following services. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Western Connecticut Chapter, 1 Selleck Street, Suite 500, Norwalk, CT 06855, in Mr. Lee`s memory. Arrangements entrusted to Baker-Isaac Funeral Service, 985 Stratford Avenue, Bridgeport.

MOYHER
Louise S. (Ventulett) Moyher, age 81, of Stratford, beloved wife of Paul J. Moyher Sr., died on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Bridgeport to the late Louis and Ruby Seman Ventulett, she had been a Stratford resident for 41 years. She was retired from Remington Arms, where she had been employed for 30 years. Mrs. Moyher was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved gardening. In addition to her husband, survivors include one beloved son, Paul J. Moyher Jr. and his wife, Mariann, of the Huntington section of Shelton; one beloved daughter, Linda Moyher Carman and her husband, Ernest, of Costa Rica; three sisters, Ruby Norko, Dorothy Spada and husband, Donald, and Doris Becker and her husband, Donald, all of Stratford; one brother, Merton Ventulett and his wife, Virginia, of Stratford; five grandchildren, Deenna Nealon and her husband, James, Paul J. Moyher III, Chris Carman, Tina Carman and Nesto Carman; three great-grandchildren, Jimmy, David and Katie Nealon; and several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She had been predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Henry and Frank Ventulett. Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, August 17, 2001, at 8:15 a.m. in the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, and at 9 a.m. at Saints Cyril and Methodius Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Union Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m. Those who so desire may make contributions in Mrs. Moyher`s memory to Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, 79 Church Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608.

DeROSA
Anthony DeRosa, age 81, of Mesa, Ariz., husband of the late Isabelle Mansfield DeRosa, formerly of Fairfield and Trumbull, died Sunday, August 12, 2001, at his home. Born in Bridgeport, Mr. DeRosa was a retired machinist of the U.S. Baird Co. He was a member of the Lions Club in Mesa and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. DeRosa was a World War II Army veteran. He took part in the landing on Omaha Beach in Normandy on "D" Day, and was one of the first liberators of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. Survivors include his beloved companion, Ann Ketcham of Mesa; one daughter, Catherine Nolfi and her husband, Richard, of Fairfield; one son, Anthony C. DeRosa and his wife, Marilyn, of Monroe; his son-in-law, Patrick McDonough and his wife, Maryanne, of Trumbull; six grandchildren, Kimberly McDonough Hulton and her husband, Douglas, of Stratford, Kristen Nolfi and her husband, Joe Escobar, of Longmeadow, Mass., Robert Nolfi of Fairfield, Angela DeRosa of New Rochelle, N.Y., Anthony B. DeRosa of Milford, and Michael DeRosa of Monroe; two great-granddaughters, Janie Marie Holton and Isabella Nolfi-Escobar; two sisters, Theresa Grasso of Florida, and Antoinette Grasso and her husband, Frank, of Fairfield; two brothers, John DeRose and his wife, Fannie, of Stratford, and Orozio DeRosa and his wife, Florence, of California; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter, Janice McDonough; and a grandson, Richard Nolfi. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2001, at 10 a.m. DIRECTLY at Holy Family Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with full military honors will be held at Lawncroft Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. If desired, contributions may be made to the Richard F. Nolfi Scholarship Fund, c/o Fairfield High School, 755 Melville Avenue, Fairfield, CT 06430.

LYHNE
Genevieve Keating Lyhne, age 80, of Fairfield, a retired sales associate with Steinbach`s, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2001, at her home. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., Mrs. Lyhne had been a Fairfield resident for the past 45 years. She had been a member of the Council of Catholic Women. She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Alan Lyhne. Survivors include her husband, William S. Lyhne of Fairfield; 11 children, Patricia Ann Wiser of Hampton, N.H., Mary Elizabeth Kelman of Manasquan, N.J., Barbara Jean Seaver of Charlotte, Vt., John Keating Lyhne of Guerneville, Calif., Nancy Jane Hirschfield of Estes Park, Colo., Jo Anne Tuccio of Fairfield, Judith Ellen Garfield of Fairfield, Susan Greeley Voytek of Oxford, Kathleen Stoneman McQuade of Old Saybrook, Linda Joan LeCuyer of Fairfield, and Kevin Storm Lyhne of Fairfield; a sister, Marie Keating of Bethlehem, Pa.; 27 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 17, 2001, at 9:15 a.m. in the Spear Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, and at 10 a.m. in Assumption Church, Fairfield, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call on Thursday (TODAY), from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Lyhne may be made to the American Heart Association, Connecticut Affiliate Inc., 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.

SMITH
Patrick Smith, age 50, of Bridgeport, died suddenly on Monday, August 13, 2001, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. He was born on July 28, 1951, in Kingston, Jamaica, to the late Thomas Leonard Smith and Myrtle Senior. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Smith; four sons, Patrick Smith Jr., Corey Smith, Dillin Smith and Christopher Smith; three daughters, Stephanie, Karen and Alicia Smith; several brothers; three sisters, Denise Hudson, Charmaine Wilson and Yvette Smith; three grandchildren; one aunt; and a host of other relatives and many friends. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 17, 2001, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 36 Beechwood Avenue, Bridgeport. Funeral service will begin at 8 p.m. Interment will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2001, in Mountain Grove Cemetery, 2675 North Avenue, Bridgeport. Arrangements entrusted to the George J. Peterson Funeral Home, 1041 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport.

BELINKIE
Evelyn Belinkie, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2001, in Delray Beach, Fla., after a long illness. Evelyn Belinkie was born in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Celia (Wolfson) Schwartz. Mrs. Belinkie worked for many years as assistant to the director of the United Jewish Council of Greater Bridgeport. She then worked for the United States government Social Security office. Mrs. Belinkie will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her husband, Hy Belinkie; two daughters, Susan Kragen of Fairfield, and Dale Brennan and her husband, Thomas, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Philip and Alexandra Kragen, Jodie Delach and her husband, Michael, Michael Brennan, Danielle Brennan and Ryan Brennan; and great-grandson, Andrew Delach. Services will take place on Friday, August 17, 2001, at 11 a.m. from the Abraham L. Green Funeral Home, 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, with interment following at Hebrew Sick Benefit Cemetery on Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Autism Society of America.

CAMPBELL
Adele D. Campbell, age 92, of 118 Clinton Avenue, New Haven, formerly of Fairfield, and 60 Mansion Road, Wallingford, died Wednesday, August 15, 2001, at the Mary Wade Home in New Haven. She was the wife of the late William Campbell. She was born in England, August 3, 1909, a daughter of the late Ellis and Mary Jane Dixon Davies. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, and Marie Lafayette Chapter 111, Order of Eastern Star in Fairfield. She is survived by a son, James Campbell of North Haven; a sister, Olive Nealing of Stratford; and four nephews. Funeral services and burial will be private. There are no calling hours. It is suggested that gifts in her memory be made to the Mary Wade Home, 118 Clinton Avenue, New Haven, CT 06854. The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 South Elm Street, Wallingford, is in charge of arrangements. See obituary @ www.BCBailey.com.

SICBALDI
Olive M. (Bartlett) Sicbaldi, age 76, of 6 Wilbraham Road, Hampden, Mass., died on Monday, August 13, 2001. She was the widow of Robert Sicbaldi, who died in 1997. She was the mother of Joseph R. of Juno, Fla., John J. of Trumbull, Catherine S. Callaghan of Wilbraham, Elizabeth S. Ott of Oakham, Mass., Virginia S. Commisso of Brookline, N.H., and Anne M. Pelletier of Monson, Mass.; sister of Catherine Hurley of Ann Arbor, Mich., Margaret Habel of Springfield, Mass., and Louise St. Germain of Enfield; and grandmother of 10. Funeral on Saturday at 9 a.m. from Byron Funeral Home, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, Mass., followed by a Mass in St. Mary`s Church, Hampden, Mass., at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Mary`s Cemetery, Hampden. Visiting hours on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary`s Church, Parish Improvement Fund, 27 Somers Road, Hampden, MA 01036. For directions and guest book, please visit www.legacy.com.

THOMES
William "Bill" Thomes Jr., age 59, of Trumbull, a warehouse manager for Clairol Inc. with 40 years of service, died suddenly on Friday, August 10, 2001, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Born and raised in Stamford, he was a son of the late Mary Kane Thomes and William Thomes Sr. Bill formerly resided in California before moving to Trumbull 10 years ago. At Unity Park in Trumbull, he was dedicated to maintaining the playing fields and worked at the concession stand, and was very active in all youth sports. Bill will be remembered for his dedication to his sons` activities, loyalty to his friends and all-around dependability. Survivors include his beloved wife of 24 years, Pamela Gill Thomes; his two sons, Billy and Kevin, all of Trumbull; a sister, Mary Bialko and her husband, Peter, of Norwalk; two brothers, Thomas Thomes and his wife, Sue, of Fairfield, and Richard Thomes of South Windsor; and several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Friends are invited to meet DIRECTLY in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 200 Shelton Road, Trumbull, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2001, for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Darien. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to a scholarship fund that will benefit his sons, or your favorite charity. Friends may call at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumbull, on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.


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