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Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection
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Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection

Litchfield County, Connecticut Obituary Collection - 2000 - 28

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Date: Saturday, 6 November 2010, at 5:18 p.m.

John W. Weidl, 86, was a painting contractor
John W. Weidl, 86, of 16 Grandview Lane in New Milford, died Aug. 28 at New Milford Hospital. He was the husband of the late Harriet (Hunger) Weidl.
Mr. Weidl was born April 1, 1914 in New York City, a son of the late John and Marie (Horky) Weidl. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
He had owned and operated John W. Weidl Painting Contractor in The Bronx for many years.
Mr. Weidl moved to New Milford from The Bronx in 1965 and was a lifetime member of the Andrew B. Mygatt Post No. 1672 VFW of New Milford.
He is survived by a brother, Frederick Weidl of Pawling, N.Y.; and a sister, Anna (Weidl) Muller of New Milford. The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Waltz, 84, was a New Milford native
Helen Mosman Waltz, 84, of Chatfield Road in New Milford, died Aug. 23 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Robert L. Waltz.
She was widowed in 1978 with the death of her first husband, Donald Mosman.
Mrs. Waltz was born Dec. 26, 1915, in New Milford, a daughter of the late John M. and Bessie E. Crotty Hall.
She was a lifelong resident of New Milford and graduated from New Milford High in 1935.
Mrs. Waltz was a waitress for many years in several New Milford restaurants, including the former Grantís, Barkers and The Sandwich Shoppe. She was affiliated with St. Johnís Episcopal Church. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, boating and loved a good joke.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Waltz is survived by two sons, Donald Mosman and his wife Carol of Plymouth, N.H., and Gregory Mosman and his wife Sally of Clearwater, Fla.; a daughter, Susan Mosman Bechill, and her husband Mark of Ipswich Mass.; three step daughters, Roberta Kuegler, Sandi Magro and Barbara Barber, all of Watertown; two designated daughters, Jeanne Dingee and her husband, Tom, of New Milford and Beverly Pomeroy and her husband, Clifford, of New Milford; four grandchildren, Allison and Jessica Bechill, and Donnie and Patrice Mosman; a great-grandson, Alex Mosman; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandson, Gregory Mosman.
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.

Brian R. Miller, 30, was a graduate of NMHS
Brian Roland Miller, 30, of 371 Congress Ave., Waterbury, died Aug. 25 at his residence.
Mr. Miller was born Sept. 26, 1969, in Greenwich, son of Roland and Mary (Kelly) Miller.
He spent his early life in New Milford and was a graduate of New Milford High School, Class of 1989. He had attended Roger Williams College in Newport, R.I. and had owned and operated Stax of Wax Company. He lived in Waterbury since 1991.
Besides his parents, Mr. Miller is survived by two brothers, Kevin and his wife, Sheryl, of Ayer, Mass., and Michael and his wife, Laura, of Waterbury; a sister, Anne M. Flynn and her husband, Terrance, of New Milford; two nephews, Danny Flynn and Maxwell Miller; and two nieces, Kelea Flynn and Nikole Miller.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Loaves & Fishes, 40 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776; or to the Jimmy Fund of Waterbury.

Ruth F. Mertz, 81, had been a pre-school teacher
Ruth (Frick) Mertz, 81, of 41 Upper Valley Drive in New Milford, died Aug. 26 at The Kent, a Specialty Care Facility in Kent. She was the wife of the late Paul F. Mertz.
Mrs. Mertz was born Nov. 25, 1918 in Jersey City, N.J., a daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine (Wescott) Frick.
She had been employed as a teacher at The Pre-Day School in Port Chester, N.Y. She had moved to New Milford from Greenwich four years ago.
Mrs. Mertz is survived by a son, Paul H. Mertz of Weston; a daughter, Catherine M. Sebestyen of New Milford; and five grandchildren.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905; or to Animal Welfare Society of New Milford, Dodd Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

Adrienne Sedor, 61, mother of New Milford man
Adrienne Sedor, 61, of Pocono Road, Newtown, died Aug. 22 at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of John Sedor.
Mrs. Sedor was born Nov. 6, 1938 in Danbury, a daughter of the late Jean (Ephram) Moros.
She graduated from Danbury High School, Class of 1956.
She lived in Newtown for 23 years and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Department and co-manager of Kidstop Consignment Shop in Newtown.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Tom Huse of Brookfield and Doug Huse of New Milford; a brother, Rodney Mailloux of Naugatuck; two grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth Huse; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Huse; her stepfather, Michael Moros; and brothers, Robert and Daniel Moros.
The Cornell Memorial Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.

Juliana P. Manka, 84, Pitney Bowes employee
Juliana P. Manka, 84, of New Preston and formerly of Stamford, died Aug. 2 at The Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford. She was the wife of the late Emil Manka.
Mrs. Manka was born May 18, 1916, in Everson, Penn., the daughter of the late George and Judith Palic.
She resided in Stamford from 1950 to 1979 before moving to New Preston. She was an employee of Pitney Bowes for 30 years before retiring in 1980.
While in Stamford, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid Society. She was also a member of the Oval Club of Pitney Bowes.
Mrs. Manka is survived by a daughter, Judith M. Cotton of Brookfield, N.H.; two sons; Emil of Danbury and Michael of Fairfield; a sister, Zuzana Pasiak of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Mary Palic and a brother, John Palic.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home and Crematory of Stamford was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to The American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492; or to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund, 265 Seaside Avenue, Stamford CT 06902.

Mildred Beecher, 77, taught English at Wamogo
Mildred (Wylie) Beecher, 77, died Oct. 24 at the Kent Specialty Care Facility in Kent. She was the wife of the late John Dunham Beecher.
Mrs. Beecher was born March 19, 1923, in Waterbury, a daughter of the late Raymond and Greta (Vivian) Wylie.
She graduated from Crosby High School in Waterbury and from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelorís degree in English and a masterís degree in the classics.
Mrs. Beecher was an English teacher at Wamogo Regional High School in Litchfield for many years until her retirement. She was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross and Literacy Volunteers.
She is survived by a son, Thomas and his wife, Amy, of New Milford; a daughter, Elizabeth of Burlington; and two grandchildren, Megan and James of New Milford.
Burial services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
The Gleeson Mortuary of Torrington is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 56, New Milford, CT 06776.

Carole Ann Uteg, 64, was a hospital volunteer
Carole Ann Uteg, 64, of New Milford and formerly of Crystal Lake, Ill., died Oct. 18 at her home.
Ms. Uteg was born Jan. 29, 1936, in Crystal Lake to the late Paul and Helen (Knaack) Uteg.
She graduated from Crystal Lake High School in 1954. She worked for Western Connecticut State University and was a volunteer at New Milford Hospital in the public relations department.
Ms. Uteg was recognized for her achievement in Total Quality Management.
She is survived by two sisters, Lee Wilbrandt and her husband, Howard, and Louise Tipps and her husband, Robert, all of Crystal Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

John Bubori, 71, was a resident of Roxbury
John Bubori, 71, of 41 Rucum Road, Roxbury, died Oct. 21 at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Katalin (Megyer) Bubori.
Mr. Bubori was born in Szentes, Hungary, May 28, 1929, a son of the late John and Julianna (Orosz) Bubori.
He attended schools in Hungary. He worked as a support technician for the Schlumberger Doll Research Company of Ridgefield for more than 31 years and had lived in Danbury.
Besides his wife, Mr. Bubori is survived by his son, John of Hellertown, Pa.; three grandsons, John, Joseph and Jeffrey; and several relatives in Hungary.
The Green Funeral Home of Danbury was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to a charity of oneís choice.

John Rapp Jr., 46, was a New Milford resident
John C. Rapp Jr., 46, of 11 Good Hill Road, New Milford, died Oct. 24 at his home. He was the husband of Linda (Behuniak) Rapp.
Mr. Rapp was born in Danbury Jan. 29, 1954, a son of Jennie (Gervasoni) Rapp of Danbury and the late John Rapp Sr.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea. He had been employed as a quality control supervisor at AB Electronics in Danbury.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a son, John Stuart of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a stepson, Eric Mitchell of New Milford; a daughter, Amanda Rapp of New Milford; a brother, Fred Berry of Conover, N.C.; a sister, Janice Hills of Trinity, N.C.; and a grandchild, Michelle Stuart. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Berry, and a sister, Victoria Mead.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford, with full military honors.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home tomorrow from 9 to 10 a.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

Jean I. Grasso, 63, was a local seamstress
Jean I. Grasso, 63, of 107 Wynwood Drive, New Milford, died Oct. 23 at New Milford Hospital. She was the wife of Frank V. Grasso.
Mrs. Grasso was born in Norwalk Sept. 29, 1937, a daughter of the late Joseph and Julie Imri. She lived for over 35 years in New Milford, moving from Norwalk.
She was a graduate of Norwalk High School and the Trapham School of Fashion Design in New York City. She was a seamstress by profession and worked for over 15 years at the Singer Co. in Danbury.
Mrs. Grasso also worked at the Comdinas Co., Greenwich; the Butterick Co., New York City; and the Elegant Lady in Wilton. She retired from the Fabric Tree in Danbury in January 1999 due to illness. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Lakes Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a brother, Ernest Imri of Springfield, Ohio.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Donations in her memory may be made to the New Milford Visiting Nurse Hospice, 68 Park Lane Road, New Milford, CT 06776.

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