Edward Chute, 76, father of New Milford man
Edward Thomas Chute, 76, of Greenwich died at Danbury Hospital Dec. 7.
He was born Jan. 21, 1922, and was a lifelong resident of Greenwich. He graduated from Greenwich High School in 1939 and the University of Notre Dame in 1947.
Mr. Chute served in the 8th Air Force Division of the U.S. Air Corps B-17 bomber group in Europe in World War II. He worked as a claims manager for the General Accident Insurance Co. for over 40 years.
Mr. Chute is survived by eight children, Edward Thomas Chute of New Milford; Mary Anne Lynch and Paul Michael Chute of West Hartford; Bridget Kerry Nicholas of Glen Cove, N.Y.; Dennis Joseph Chute of Baltimore, Md.; Mary Elizabeth and Anne Ellen Chute of New Fairfield; and John Patrick Chute of Bethesda, Md.; a sister, Mary VanGordon of Stuart, Fla.; and 12 grandchildren. He was recently predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Anne Burden Chute.
The Gallagher Funeral Home in Greenwich was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to a memorial fund at the University of Notre Dame, c/o Carol Hennion, 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
Lois Corkill, 94, worked in Washington and Kent
Lois (Ward) Corkill, 94, of Bantam, died Nov. 25 at Litchfield Woods Health Care in Torrington. She was the widow of Dr. Clifford C. Corkill.
Mrs. Corkill was born Aug. 18, 1904, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of the late Elias W. and Nina (Rogers) Ward.
She was a registered nurse and lived in Michigan until 1963, when she moved to Washington, then Litchfield and finally to Bantam.
She worked as school nurse at Wykeham Rise School in Washington and at Kent School in Kent for several years.
She leaves two sons, John R. Corkill of Duarte, Calif., and David C. Corkill of Richfield, Utah; a daughter, Catherine Corkill Dolnick of New York City, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Rowe Funeral Home in Litchfield. Memorial service will be held in Douglas, Mich., at a later date.
Contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 449, Bantam, CT 06750.
Sylvia A. Edwards, 93, was lifelong Kent resident, active in church
Sylvia Annette Edwards, 93, of Kent died Dec. 1 at The Kent in Kent.
Miss Edwards was born April 25, 1905, in Kent, daughter of the late Charles Albert and Almeda (Dean) (Lane) Edwards. She was a lifelong Kent resident and a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Kent.
She leaves a sister, Mildred E. Hall of Kent.
Arrangements were handled by the Colonial Funeral Service, Hull Funeral Service of New Milford. A memorial service will be held at The Kent at a later date.
Contributions may be made to St. Andrew's Church, 1 North Main St., Kent, CT 06757.
Kay Halgowich, 62, was longtime secretary at New Milford Police Dept.
Kay Tuz Halgowich, 62, of 14 Tito Lane, New Milford, died Dec. 1 at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Ms. Halgowich was born in New Milford, June 8, 1936, a daughter of the late Francis P. and Katherine Brown Tuz Sr.
She was a graduate of New Milford High School and had been a secretary at the New Milford Police Department from 1971 to 1996.
A loving mother and steadfast friend, she will be dearly missed by two daughters, Jerri Halgowich of Miami, Fla., and Linda Kelly of New Milford; two brothers, Frank Tuz Jr. of New Milford and Richie Tuz of Texas; and two sisters, Nancy Tuz of New Milford and Janice Kamenoff of Illinois.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Arley E. Hamilton, 85, father of Gaylordsville man
Arley E. Hamilton Jr., 85, of 24 Pine Rock Road, Southbury, died Dec. 5 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the husband of Jeanette (Crossland) Hamilton.
Mr. Hamilton was born May 13, 1913, in New Haven, son of the late Arley E. Sr. and Amy (Miles) Hamilton. He was a Southbury resident for 30 years and worked as a printer at the former Wilson H. Lee Co. of Orange before retiring. He was a member of the South Britain Congregational Church and Southern New England Typographical Union for many years.
Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, Arley E. Hamilton III of Rochester, Mass., Gary Hamilton of Stratford, and Danny Hamilton of Gaylordsville; a daughter, Amy Jean Van-Arsdale of Milford; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The Beecher and Bennett-Seth Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Claire Joslin, had been local apartment manager
Claire M. Joslin died Dec. 5 at the home of her son in Milford. She was the wife of the late Paul Joslin and lived at 5-A Summit Drive, New Milford.
Mrs. Joslin was born in Bronx, N.Y., daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna Willax Bellion and received her education there.
She came to New Milford 25 years ago and became the apartment manager for the Summit Apartments at that time. She was an active member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in New Milford and was a member of AARP.
She is survived by her son, Paul V. Joslin of Milford; her daughter, Joan Matson of Brookfield; a brother, John Bellion of New Milford; two sisters, Harriet Regan New Milford and Eileen Baydala of Melbourne, Fla.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The Brookfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the Covenant House, P.O. Box 371, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108.
Edward Orzech, 79, brother of area residents
Edward Francis Orzech, 79, of 9 Castle Hill Drive, Bethel, died Dec. 5 at Glen Hill Convalescent Center, Danbury. He was the husband of Doris (Stetson) Orzech.
Mr. Orzech was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., May 1, 1919, a son of the late Jacob and Amelia Orzech. He lived his early life in New Milford, after which he lived in Newtown, before moving to Bethel 22 years ago. He was a construction supervisor for a number of local contractors.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Elaine Nowak of Norman, Okla.; a brother, Henry Orzech of New Milford; a sister, Helen O. Johnson of Marble Dale; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Thomas, 76, mother of New Milford woman
Mary A. Thomas, 76, died Dec. 6 at the Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of the late Norman J. Thomas and had lived at 17 Dean Road, Brookfield.
Mrs. Thomas was born in Stamford, Oct. 6, 1922, daughter of John and Elizabeth Quinn Leonard. She received her education there. She came to Brookfield 37 years ago and was a homemaker, devoting her life to her family and home.
She was a member of St. Marguerite Church.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by two sons, James J. and Richard A. Thomas, both of Brookfield; four daughters, Linda May Arbitelle of New Milford, Judith A. Thomas of St. Myers, Fla., Kathleen Phillips of Brookfield and Ann Marie McGlothin of Miraloma, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Beulah Amorosa of Maine, Gladys Worth of Danbury and Ann Mae Leonard of Florida.
The Cornell Funeral Home in Danbury was in charge of the arrangements.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 40 North St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Michael Zaslow, 54, was actor and Roxbury resident
Actor and Roxbury resident Michael Zaslow died Dec. 6 at his New York City home after fighting Lou Gehrig's disease.
Mr. Zaslow was best known for his portrayals of the villainous Roger Thorpe on CBS soap opera "The Guiding Light" and David Renaldi on ABC's "One Life to Live."
He won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1994 as best actor for Mr. Thorpe, a role he played for 25 years. He was fired from "The Guiding Light" last year with his health in doubt.
Since his diagnosis, Mr. Zaslow had become a national spokesman for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative disease with no known cure. He helped found ZasAngels, a network to raise awareness of the disease and to raise funds for further research into a cure.
Mr. Zaslow continued to appear in his role on "One Life to Live," portraying Mr. Renaldi as the victim of the same disease which had stricken the actor. He was already in a wheelchair when he returned to the role he played from 1983 to 1986.
In addition to his roles in soap operas, he appeared in the movie "You Light Up My Life" and the TV series "Law & Order." He also appeared in the Broadway productions "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Fiddler on the Roof," "Onward Victoria" and "Boccaccio."
He is survived by his wife Susan Hufford, and two daughters, Marika, 16, and Helena, 13.
A public memorial has been scheduled for Jan. 25 at "Night of the Royale," a Broadway theater benefit for ALS research.