Pearl ``Toots'' Schefkind, 85, retired owner and operator of Ronal's Paint & Wallpaper in New Milford, died Friday at Danbury Hospital.
Mrs. Schefkind, of 1 Ezra Road, Danbury, was the wife of the late Morris Schefkind.
Born in New Milford, Dec. 3, 1912, she was a daughter of Ezra and Jennie Golden. She moved to Danbury as a young child.
Mrs. Schefkind had worked at her store for nearly 40 years, until the time of her death.
She was a founding member of the United Jewish Center of Danbury and a past president of its Sisterhood.
Surviving are a son, Ronald Schefkind of Bennington, Vt.; two sisters, Alice Rovner of Trumbull and Madelyn Singer of Baltimore, Md.; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Alan Schefkind.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the United Jewish Center, 141 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.
SERVICES: Sunday at 2 p.m. at the United Jewish Center in Danbury with burial services to follow in the United Jewish Center Cemetery, Miry Brook Road, Danbury.
A period of mourning will be observed at the family home, 1 Ezra Road, Danbury, through Tuesday.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of The Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, 543 George St., New Haven.
Duarte M. Sousa
Duarte M. Sousa, 52, a retired employee of Davis & Geck, died Friday at his home, 18 Karen Road, Danbury.
He was the husband of Maria Cordeiro Sousa.
Born on Island Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, Jan. 2, 1946, he was a son of Maria Elvira Raposo Sousa and the late Alvaro Sousa. He was educated in Portugal and served in the Portuguese army.
Mr. Sousa retired from Davis & Geck after 25 years of service and later was employed in the maintenance department of Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury.
A member of the Portuguese American Club, he was an active member of the Portuguese community.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Nancy Ballwig and Diana Sousa, both of Danbury; a brother, John Sousa, of the Azores; two sisters, Maria Elvira Cordeiro of Danbury and Maria Isabel Venevides of Canada; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS: Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Monday at 11 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Danbury. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.'
Maria T. Hirscher
Maria T. Hirscher, 93, a retired seamstress, died Thursday at the Pope John Paul II Center for Healthcare in Danbury.
Mrs. Hirscher, of 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, was the wife of the late Frank A. Hirscher, who died in 1979. She also was the wife of the late Joseph M. Ehrmanntraut.
Born in Germany, July 13, 1904, she was a daughter of Philipp and Karolina Maisch Schmitt.
She emigrated to the United States as a child and lived in Philadelphia before moving to Danbury in 1990.
Surviving are a son, Gilbert J. Hirscher of Danbury; a sister, Amalia Harris of Philadelphia; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Pope John Paul II Center for Healthcare, 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury, CT 06810.
CALLING HOURS: Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury.
SERVICES: Monday at 9:45 a.m. from the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home in Danbury to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Church. Burial will take place in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
F. Joseph Romeo
F. Joseph Romeo, 73, a retired dietitian and Navy serviceman, died Friday at his home in New Fairfield.
Mr. Romeo was born in Ridgefield on Jan. 8, 1925, a son of Nicholas and Jennie Thumann Romeo. He attended Danbury schools.
He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and served during World War II in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns; the Pacific Theater of War; and the Philippine Occupation. He also served in the Korean War.
After retiring from the Navy, Mr. Romeo worked as the head dietitian at the Kearney Mesa Nursing Home in San Diego, Calif.
He returned to the Danbury area in 1997 to make his home with his sister, Nancy Lobraico of New Fairfield.
Besides his sister, Mr. Romeo is survived by another sister, Janet Barrett of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia McAteer.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the VFW, Byron Street, Danbury, CT 06810.
The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family.'
Robert E. Borges
Robert E. Borges, 58, a groundskeeper for the Vails Grove Golf Course in North Salem, N.Y., died Saturday.
He was the husband of Susan Bell Borges of Carmel, N.Y.
Mr. Borges was born in New London on Aug. 22, 1939, a son of Eliot M. and Doris M. Perkins Borges.
He graduated from New London High School and from Mitchell Junior College in New London.
Mr. Borges had most recently worked as a groundskeeper on the Meriwether family estate. He had previously worked for three years as a groundskeeper at the Vails Grove Golf Course in North Salem.
A Carmel resident for the past 25 years, he is also survived by a brother, Richard C. Borges of Jordan, Minn., and a sister, Linda B. Donahue of New Bern, N.C.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Doansburg Chamber Ensemble, 35 Upper Lake Road, Mahopac, N.Y., or the Nature Conservatory, 42 South Angell St., Providence, RI 02906.
There are no calling hours. The Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Terrace, Brewster, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements.
SERVICES: Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Ivandel Cemetery, Somers, N.Y.
Michael J. Piskura
Michael J. Piskura, 85, a lifelong Newtown resident and retired dairy farmer, died Monday at Mediplex of Danbury.
Mr. Piskura, of Pond Brook Road in Newtown, was the husband of Beatrice Banks Piskura.
He was born in Newtown on July 10, 1912, a son of Frank and Julia Felisko Piskura.
Before his retirement, Mr. Piskura operated a dairy farm in Newtown.
Besides his wife, his survivors include two daughters, Marleen Morneault of Newtown and Kathleen Midolo of Litchfield; three brothers, Frank Piskura of Newtown, Martin Piskura of Bethel, and Andrew Piskura of Roxbury; three sisters, Helen Wanzyk and Jennie Piskura, both of Danbury, and Mary Piskura of Southbury; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS: Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
SERVICES: Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Honan Funeral Home; followed at 10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose Church, Newtown. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.
Martin Yedlin, 78, father of Elise O'Grady of Bethel, died Monday at Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Yedlin was the husband of Lillian Nathan Yedlin.
A lifelong resident of Norwalk, he was born in Norwalk on Oct. 22, 1919, a son of Meyer and Rebecca Cohen Yedlin. He was a graduate of Norwalk High School and attended City College of New York.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and had been stationed in North Africa and Italy.
Before his retirement, Mr. Yedlin was a paper sales manager with the Hudson Paper Company.
Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by another daughter, Gail McInish of Savannah, Ga.; a brother, Erwin Yedlin of North Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred Levine of Norwalk and Ruth Dworkin of Lake Worth, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
There are no calling hours.
SERVICES: Wednesday at 12 noon at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk, with Rabbi Bradd Boxman, of the United Jewish Center in Danbury, officiating. Burial will take place in the Independent Hebrew Society - Temple Shalom Cemetery, Richards Avenue, Norwalk.'
Louis Bruno, 72, brother of Louise Spinello of 10 Frisbie St., New Fairfield, died Feb. 24 in Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, the Bronx, N.Y.
Mr. Bruno, of 2887 Wilkinson Ave., Bronx. N.Y., was the husband of Myra Bruno.
He had been employed by Con Edison in Rye, N.Y., retiring about 10 years ago.
Besides his wife and sister, he is survived by a son, Douglas, of California; a daughter, Georgette of New York State; three other sisters and a brother, all from the Bronx; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Feb. 27 in the Bronx. Burial took place at Rose Hill Memorial Cemetery in Putnam, N.Y.
Kenneth B. Hall
Kenneth Bartley Hall, 45, a former area resident, died Saturday in Naples, Fla.
Mr. Hall had lived and worked in Florida for the past several years.
Born in Monroe, Conn., on July 27, 1953, he was a son of Lucille W. Stratton of Roxbury, Conn., and Naples, Fla., and the late Bartley E. Hall.
He was educated in schools in Monroe and Newtown. He also attended the Cheshire Academy and the Forman School prior to attending Nathaniel Hawthorne College.
Besides his mother, Mr. Hall is survived by a daughter, Tara Lucille Hall of Oxford, Conn.; and two sisters, Evelyn H. Brenton of Oxford and Susan H. Levy of East Granby, Conn.
Contributions in Mr. Hall's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Private services will take place in Connecticut in the spring.'
Jon D. Chisholm
Jon D. Chisholm, 56, an active member of the Danbury community who served as a coordinator at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House Emergency Shelter, died Friday at Danbury Hospital.
A resident of Danbury for the past 35 years, Mr. Chisholm lived at 16 Royal Pine Drive. He was the husband of Marilynn Repole Chisholm.
Born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Sept. 22, 1941, he was a son of Priscilla Blanchard Chisholm of New Milford and the late Donald A. Chisholm. He was a graduate of Wilton High School and attended Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.
Mr. Chisholm served six years with the Connecticut National Guard.
He was one of the founders of the C & D Storage Company of Brookfield. At the time of his death, he was the owner of C & D.
In addition to being a coordinator at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House, he served on the Board of Directors of that organization. He was also a member and past president of the Danbury Rotary Club and a member and present ``Commodore'' at the Danbury Yacht Club. He was also a member of the U.S. Power Squadron.
He was a sports enthusiast.
Besides his wife and mother, Mr. Chisholm is survived by a son, Mark Chisholm of Danbury; a daughter, Leigh Murphy of Braintree, Mass.; a sister, Martha McMahon of New Milford; two brothers, Albert Chisholm of Milton, Mass., and Frederick Chisholm of Fayetteville, N.C.; a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions in Mr. Chisholm's memory may be made to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House, P.O. Box 922, Danbury, CT 06813-0922, or to the Danbury P.A.L., 120 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.
CALLING HOURS: Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church, Danbury. Burial will take place in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Bonnie E. Sayles
Bonnie E. Boynton Sayles, 49, a nurse at the Greenwich Laurel Nursing Home, died Sunday at Waterbury Hospital as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Sayles, of 166 Old Brookfield Road, Danbury, was a former resident of Rye, N.Y.
She was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Feb. 9, 1949, a daughter of Hollis and Margaret Brockney Boynton.
Mrs. Sayles was a graduate of the Westchester New York County Nursing School.
Her survivors include a daughter, Kelly Sayles of Bethel; a son, Christopher Sayles of Danbury; two brothers, Lyman Boynton of Keene, N.Y., and Gary Boynton of Peru, N.Y.; two sisters, Carol Chapple of Yuba City, Calif., and Gail Reeder of Ozark, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.
CALLING HOURS: Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
SERVICES: Friday at 10 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Church, Bethel. Burial will take place in the spring in Holy Name Cemetery, Au Sable, N.Y.'
Dorothy M. Anderson
Dorothy M. Anderson, 89, formerly of Danbury and one of the first residents of the Aqua Vista community, died Sunday in Palm Gardens, Clearwater, Fla.
Mrs. Anderson was the wife of the late John L. Anderson.
She was born in White Plains, N.Y., on July 21, 1908, a daughter of David and Grace Bell. She was educated in White Plains.
After Lake Candlewood was created, Mrs. Anderson and her husband built one of the first homes in the lake community of Aqua Vista.
She moved to Florida in 1971.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by three daughters, Doris Heath of Buford, Ga., Joan DeMoraes of Brookfield, and Grace Robinson of Oldsmar, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Contributions in her memory may be made to a regional hospice of the donor's choice.
Private services took place in Florida.