Stella P. Zahorodny, 81, mother of Sherman woman
Stella (Protys) Zahorodny, 81, of 44 Butter Brook Hill Apartments, New Milford, died May 19 at Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of Peter Zahorodny.
Mrs. Zahorodny was born Jan. 29, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo., a daughter of the late William and Mary (Staruch) Protys.
She was a registered nurse with the Mid-Island Hospital, Bethpage, N.Y., retiring in 1983 after 35 years of service.
She is survived by a son, Peter and his wife Carol of Damascus, Md.; a daughter, Nadine Devine and her husband Richard of Sherman; five grandchildren, Peter and William Zahorodny, Stacie Casarella, Kim Kean and Richard Devine; and five great-grandchildren.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford handled arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Suite 159, Wilton, CT 06897; or to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 74 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT 06032.
Austin Wiles, 73, was a resident of Roxbury
Austin J. Wiles, 73, of 21 Southbury Road, Roxbury, formerly of Woodbury, died May 22 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Mary (Drumgool) Wiles.
Mr. Wiles was born July 2, 1928, in Easthampton, Mass., son of the late Austin H. and Lena (Burke) Wiles.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Army National Gurad in Germany. He retired in 1992 from Baskin-Robbins in Southbury, where he had worked for 39 years.
He had been a Roxbury resident for more than 30 years and was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.
Besides his wife, Mr. Wiles is survived by a son, Joseph of Westport; a daughter, Nancy Allen of Southbury; two sisters, Dorothy Nichols of Southbury and Patricia Brundage of Roxbury; and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert.
The Carpino Funeral Home of Southbury was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Roxbury Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 94, Roxbury, CT 06783; or to St. Patrick’s Church, Church Street, Roxbury, CT 06783.
Marjorie Rogers, 84, mother of Sherman man
Marjorie Rae (Lawson) Rogers, 84, of 131 Oakview Ave., Maplewood, N.J., died May 19. She was the wife of the late Donald I. Rogers, who was a columnist, economics editor and publisher for the New York Herald Tribune. He also worked for Hearst Newspapers and was an author.
Mrs. Rogers was born in 1917 in Attleboro, Mass., and spent her childhood in New Hartford.
She spent her later years in New York City, Ridgefield and Newtown. She was a member of the Roger Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Newtown Women’s Club.
She is survived by three sons, Donald Jr. and his wife Trina of Maplewood, N.J., Mark and his wife Sandy of Plain City, Ohio, and David of Sherman; a daughter, Nancy Marcucilli and her husband James of Newtown; a son-in-law, Yustin Wallrapp of Byfield, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Wallrapp.
Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 1 p.m. at the North Congregational Church, New Hartford, followed by interment in Village Cemetery, New Hartford.
The Shea Funeral Home, 5 Steele Road, New Hartford, is in charge of arrangements.
Floyd Malmborg Sr., 79, father of New Milfordite
Floyd Leonard Malmborg Sr. of Brookfield died May 22. He was the husband of Betty Malmborg.
Mr. Malmborg was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Flushing, N.Y., son of Lina and Franz Malmborg.
He served as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II and a pilot flying a B-24 Bomber. He earned the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with three Bronze Clusters and the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters for action in the campaigns of the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.
He was a graduate of Tri-State University in Indiana with a degree in engineering. He went on to earn several patents for his product designs. He retired at age 72.
Mr. Malmborg was active in the Brookfield chapter of the Veteran of Foreign Wars since 1972. He was an avid outdoorsman who was an accomplished mariner, sport fisherman, skier and hunter.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Floyd Jr. and his wife Sue of Newtown; five daughters, Carol of Newport, R.I., Laura of Brookfield, Connie Yacavone and her husband Michael of Southbury, Leslie Rajcula and her husband Joe of Brookfield and Andrea Rynn and her husband Joe of New Milford; 11 grandchildren, Lindsey and Chip Malmborg, Peter Lockwood, Ben, Cody and Annie Yacavone, Joe, Nick and Ian Rajcula, and Jack and Peter Rynn. He was predeceased by a son, Peter.
The Brookfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10201, P.O. Box 5243, Brookfield, CT 06804.
William Leviness Jr., 69, former New Milfordite
William Lester Leviness Jr., 69, of Venice, Fla., formerly of New Milford, died May 27. He was the husband of Dorothy A. (Beatty) Leviness.
Mr. Leviness was employed by Sunny Valley Farms for 30 years and then by Ruwet-Sibley Equipment Corp. for 14 years.
He semi-retired to Venice in 1998, where he worked for Bay Indes Mobile Home Park.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Coolbeth of Dunnellen, Fla., and Barbara Paquette of Poultney, Vt.; a son, Robert of Thomaston; a sister, Nancy Stebbins of Pittsburg, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was predeceased by a son, William of Warren.
A memorial service will be held June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Warren Congregational Church. A private burial will be at Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 9, Bridgewater, CT 06752.
Lucy J. DeBlasi, 73, wife of New Milford resident
Lucy J. DeBlasi, 73, of Danbury, formerly of Stamford and Norwalk, died May 23 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Arthur A. DeBlasi Sr. of New Milford.
Mrs. DeBlasi was born July 21, 1928, in Stamford, the daughter of the late Michael and Concetta (Spremulli) DeLucia.
She was a homemaker and a graduate of Stamford High School.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Arthur of Stamford; a daughter, Diane Simpson of Danbury; and a sister, Mary Alipranti of Stamford. She was predeceased by a sister, Anne Cassell.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory of Stamford was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.
Virginia Ryan, 59, was mother of area residents
Virginia “Ginger” M. Ryan, 59, of New Milford died at home May 20.
Ms. Ryan was born May 9, 1943, in Wyckoff Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y., a daughter of the late Raymond and Claire Ryan.
She is survived by a son, Thomas Gillen and his wife Cheryl of New Preston; a daughter, Tracey Gillen of New Milford; two grandchildren, Courtney Gillen and Brett Boski; a sister, Peggy of New Milford; and a nephew, Kiley Galterio.
The Colonial Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Association, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Nell M. Poskas, 94, mother of Washington man
Nell M. (Benaitis) Poskas, 94, of 990 Main St. North, Southbury, formerly of Hollow Road, Woodbury, died May 25 at the Lutheran Home in Southbury. She was the widow of Peter Edward Poskas.
Mrs. Poskas was born March 31, 1908, in Waterbury, daughter of the late Christian and Anna (Sabis) Benaitis. She enjoyed flowers, parades and her home in Woodbury.
She is survived by a son, Peter E. Poskas Jr. of Washington, and a grandson.
The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere is in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Lutheran Home, 990 Main St. North, Southbury, CT 06488.
Clara L. Krebs, 91, was a native of New Milford
Clara Louise Krebs, 91, of 2 Clara Lane, New Milford, died May 27 at the New Milford Nursing Home. She was the widow of John Henry Krebs Sr.
Mrs. Krebs was born Sept. 7, 1910, in New Milford, daughter of the late Harmen and Louise (King) Couch.
She worked for more than 30 years at the former W.T. Grant Co. in New Milford, retiring as an assistant manager.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth of Gainesville, Ga., and Jack of Aiken, S.C.; a sister, Mildred Tauble of Brunswick, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of the arrangment.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Animal Welfare Society of New Milford, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776.
Peter Jenny, 79, was father of Sherman woman
Peter A. Jenny, 79, of 540-B Heritage Village, Southbury, died May 22 at his home. He was the husband of Geraldine Van Daalen.
Mr. Jenny was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Patterson, N.J., the son of the late Frederick O. and Charlotte M. (Hutting) Jenny.
He served with the Army until Sept. 21, 1945. He was a decorated Army veteran who served in the 82nd Airborne during World War II. He participated in five theaters of action, including Sicily, Salerno/Naples, Normandy, Holland and Ardennes. During these battles, he distinguished himself by earning several decorations and citations, including the Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with Bronze Arrowhead, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Purple Heart with one Bronze Oak Leaf.
He worked for Masback Hardware Company in New York for 37 years as a salesman before retiring in 1996.
Besides his wife, Mr. Jenny is survived by four sons, Dennis of Monroe, N.Y., Peter of Brookfield, Tom of Waterbury Center, Vt., and Robert of Woodbury; two daughters, Jean Robbins of Sherman and Joan Barrett of Hingham, Mass.; a brother, Fred of Pompton Lakes, N.J.; a sister, Laurel Bailey of New Vernon, N.J.; nine grandchildren; two nieces, Pam Winter and Laurel Bailey; and a nephew, Bruce.
A military honor burial will be held at the Bourne National Veteran Cemetery in Bourne, Mass., July 12 at 2 p.m.
The Woodbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Charles Lyons, 75, was a resident of New Milford
Charles H. Lyons, 75, of Great Hill Road, Oxford, and Chidsey Lane, New Milford, died May 23 at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine (Stahura) Lyons.
Mr. Lyons was born May 7, 1927, in Derby, son of the late Albert and Rosa (Marshall) Lyons.
He resided in Oxford for most of his life. He served as road foreman for the town of Oxford for 32 years.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and a 55-year member and past commander of the David S. Miles Post No. 174 American Legion in Oxford. He was a member of AMVETS and the US LST Association.
He was a past two-term selectman in Oxford and was a member of the Oxford Elderly Housing Commission until the time of his death.
Mr. Lyons enjoyed flying radio-controlled airplanes and was a member and president of the Quaker Farms Radio Flyers Club.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Marcia of Oxford. He was predeceased by a brother, James.
The Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home of Seymour was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Oxford Library Building Fund, c/o Town Hall, Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478.