Anne K. Anderson
Anne K. Anderson, age 78, wife of Tore N. Anderson of 49 High Ridge Rd., Brookfield died Saturday July 3, 1999, unexpectedly, in the Danbury Hospital.
She was born in New York City April 20, 1921 daughter of the late Joseph & Sophie (Zaprotsky) Keda. She was a graduate & valedictorian of her Class of 1939 Huntington High School, Huntington, LI.
A resident of Brookfield for 33 years, she was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Newtown, CT, she also was church secretary for the past 30 years.
She is survived, besides her husband, by 1 son Kenneth Anderson of Arlington, MA; 3 daughters, Joyce Anderson of London, England, Karen Anderson of Norwalk, CT, and Lois Welz of NYC; 1 brother, Michael Keda of Huntington, LI, NY; 3 sisters, Alice Miller, Helen Kozlowski and Marie Johannssen all of Greenlawn, NY; also 2 grandchildren & several nieces & nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church Thursday July 8, 1999 at 11:00am, with Rev. Gregory Wismar, officiating. Creamtion Mountain Crematory.
Freinds may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown, Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
R. Martin Lautenschlager
R. Martin Lautenschlager, 52, of 35 Upper Fish Rock Road, Southbury, died unexpectantly Saturday July 3, 1999 at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. Mr. Lautenschlager was born on June 29, 1947 in Waterbury son of Dorothy (Johnson) Lautenschlager of Southbury and the late Robert Lautenschlager.
Mr. Lautenschlager was a graduate of UCONN where he received his Bachelors & Masters degrees. He attended Stoneybrook University on Long Island where he was enrolled in the Ph.D. program. He had been a military policeman in the Army, and was a lifelong resident of Southbury where he was Head Deacon at the South Britain Congregational Church. Mr. Lautenschlager had worked at the Grolier Company in Danbury, and was an avid historian who loved to read.
Besides his mother he is survived by a brother John Lautenschlager of Sunnyvale, CA, a sister Laura Murray of Hyattsville, MD, and 2 nieces.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the Sough Britain Congregational Church on Wednesday July 7, 1999 at 7 pm. Burial is in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Southbury. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Britain Congregational Church, South Britain Rd., South Britain, CT 06487 or to the Southbury Public Library, Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488. The Southbury Funeral Home of Munson-Lovetere, 235 Main Street North Route 6 is in charge of arrangements.
Teolinda Mercedes Rodriguez, age 79, died Monday at Danbury Hospital. She was the wife of Felix Rodriguez, Sr.
Mrs. Rodriguez was born in San Jose De Las Matas, Dominican Republic, January 28, 1920, a daughter of the late Jose and Rosa Perez Estevez. She has been a resident of Danbury for 32 years and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Danbury.
Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Arsenio Rodriguez and Felix Rodriguez, Jr.; 8 daughters, Dulce Almonte, Lydia Madera, Margot Adames, Maria Rodriguez, Alicia Fernandez, Adalinda Rodriguez, Marina Rodriguez and Onieda Rodriguez; her daughters-in-law Gisela Rodriguez and Ageda Rodriguez; 40 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 sister and 6 brothers.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 29 Golden Hill Rd., Danbury, CT 06810.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Thursday morning at 10:00. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Danbury, CT.
The family will receive friends at the Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury, Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Cahn and the staff at Danbury Hospital for the care they gave to Mrs. Rodriguez.
Harold Garofalo, 74, husband of Geraldine (Maislen) Garofalo, died peacefully at his home on 5 Housman St., Danbury, the evening of July 4, 1999.
He was born in Danbury, July 4, 1924, son of the late Salvatore and Erminia (Culetto) Garofalo. He was a lifetime Danbury resident and a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1941. Mr. Garofalo served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in England during WW II. Following the war, he returned to Danbury and worked with his father and brothers in the Garofalo Construction Co. of Danbury. In 1964 he went to work for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Hartford and was employed there until he retired in 1980. Mr. Garofalo then obtained a real estate license and became a realtor at the Goodfellow-Ashmore Agency in Danbury where he was employed until he retired a few years ago.
Mr. & Mrs. Garofalo celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on June 29, 1999. Mr. Garofalo was a member of St. James Episcopal Church; the Danbury Lions Club, American Legion Post #160, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #149, he was past master of Masonic Lodge #40 and also a member of the Pyramid Temple and Candlewood Shrine. He had also served the City of Danbury as a member of the Zoning Commission for three terms, a Constable of the City of Danbury, a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner of the Housing Authority of the City of Danbury and as a past chairman of the Republican Town Committee.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Garofalo of Brookfield; 3 daughters, Joyce Clark of Brewster, NY, Nancy Renz of Danbury, Sally Garofalo of Danbury; a brother, Jerome Garofalo of Danbury, a sister, Anita Baldasare of Danbury, 7 grandchildren, Meredith and Melanie Fischer, Christopher and Laura Renz and Gregory, Scott and Jeffrey Garofalo and several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Paul Garofalo in 1985.
Funeral services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Thursday at a time to be announced. Burial will follow in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury
Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Book of the Living at St. James Episcopal Church, 25 West St., Danbury, CT 06810 or to the American heart Assoc., 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.
Members of the Danbury Lions Club will meet at the Green Funeral Home on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. to pay their respects.
Margaret Chambers Faust, 64, of 6 Tallow Lane, New Milford, wife of Howard Faust, died Saturday at Hartford Hospital.
Mrs. Faust was born in Norwalk, Sept. 20, 1934, a daughter of the late John and Catherine Smith Chambers. She was a graduate of Norwalk High School and had moved to New Milford in 1969 from Norwalk.
She had been employed before her retirement as a certified nursing assistant at the New Milford Nursing Home.
She was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Ronald D. Faust, of New Milford; a sister, Kathryn Foster of Middletown Springs, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services on Wednesday 9:30 a.m. in St. Frances Xavier Church with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville.
Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St. New Milford on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Hedwig Jaglinski, age 85, of Bergenfield, N.J., formerly of New Fairfield, Conn., died on Tuesday, July 6, 1999. She was the beloved wife of the late Fred J. Jaglinski.
Mrs. Jaglinski was a parishioner of St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Bergenfield and St. Edward the Confessor Church in New Fairfield. She had retired from Sunshine Biscuit Company of Sayerville, N.J.
Mrs. Jaglinski was the devoted mother of Joan Mehr of Bergenfield, N.J.; dear sister of Angela Cylc and Annette Buckley, both of Chester, Pa.; loving grandmother of Annette Posencheg, Jennifer Loucanides and Carl Mehr.; and great-grandmother of Christian Mehr, Robert and Emma Rose Posencheg, and Nicholas and Althea Loucanides.
Funeral services and burial will be private.
Volk-Leber Funeral Home in Teaneck, N.J. is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Albert Plunske Jr.
Raymond Albert Plunske Jr., 70, a 40-year resident of Redding, died on Saturday, June 26, 1999 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Mary Agnes Gefrich Plunske.
Mr. Plunske was born in Meriden, Conn. on March 14, 1929, a son of the late Raymond A. and Margaret Sullivan Plunske. He had been a self-employed builder and also had a firewood business.
Survivors include his son, Raymond A. Plunske III of Danbury; two daughters, Barbara Ryan of Springfield, Mass. and Mary H. Plunske of Danbury; one brother, Carl Plunske of Bridgeport; five sisters, Beatrice Lyon of Florida, Marion Plunske of Fairfield, Catherine Scharf of Las Vegas, Nev., Ann Grant of Fairfield and Rosemary Plunske of Fairfield; several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, 10 a.m., at the graveside in the Ridge Cemetery, Redding Ridge, Conn. A memorial service will follow, 11 a.m., at His Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 8 Grassy Plain Road, Bethel, Conn.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements are by the Bouton Funeral Home, 31 West St., Georgetown, Conn.
George Knutson, 67, of Mill Plain Road in Danbury, died on Monday afternoon, July 5, 1999 at the Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Knutson was born in Florida on October 3, 1931 and attended Florida schools.
He had been a Danbury resident since 1955, coming from Maine. He was last employed by the Pitney-Bowes Corporation, retiring in 1995.
Mr. Knutson enjoyed traveling and had visited all 50 states and many foreign countries as well.
Funeral services will take place on Friday, 7 p.m., in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Avenue, Danbury.
Interment will take place in New Hampshire.
Friends will be received on Friday after 6:30 p.m. in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home.
Elvira (DePertis) Burkhardt, 85, of 38 Elizabeth Street in Kent, widow of Adolph H. Burkhardt, died Monday, July 5, 1999 at New Milford Hospital.
Mrs. Burkhardt was born in Caiazzo, Italy on February 2, 1914, a daughter of the late Raffael and Bianca (Sabatti) DePertis. She came to the United States in 1921 and had lived in New York City and Florida before moving to Connecticut in 1974. She had lived in Sherman and Gaylordsville before moving to Kent.
While living in New York City, she was active in the Republican Party. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Kent.
She is survived by four sons, John Pizzarelli of Brentwood, N.Y., Ralph Pizzarelli of Howard Beach, N.Y., Anthony Pizzarelli of Elmount, N.Y. and Ronald Pizzarelli of Sherman; one daughter, Frances Andrews of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are on Friday, 10 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church in Kent with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment is in Morningside Cemetery in Gaylordsville.
Friends may call on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Milford Hospital Foundation, Cancer Center Building, 49 East St., New Milford, CT 06776.
Peter Limperopulos also known to his family and friends as Papou, 88, of Musket Ridge Road, New Fairfield died Tuesday at his home.
Mr. Limperopulos was the husband of the late Leah Kahn Limperopulos. He was born in New York City January 26, 1911, son of Stefanos and Margot (Venetchanakos) Limperopulos.
Mr. Limperopulos owned and operated along with his family a restaurant in Brooklyn and New Jersey. He lived in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey for 35 years before moving to Connecticut 13 years ago. He was a member of the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Danbury.
He is survived by a son, Stephen Limperopulos of Fairlawn, New Jersey, a daughter, Stephanie Van Treuren of New Fairfield, 3 brothers, Nicholas of Margate Shores, Florida, George of Vancouver, Washington, and James Limperopulos of Holiday, Florida and 4 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Step Peter Limperopulos Memorial Scholarship Fund for New Fairfield Seniors, 34 Musket Ridge Road, New Fairfield, Connecticut 06812.
Calling Hours: Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury.
Services: Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury. Burial will follow in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
Jazz pianist dead two weeks after performance
SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) Bob Lucas, a jazz pianist who played with greats such as Dave Brubeck and Dinah Shore, died Sunday of leukemia, two weeks after performing with Eddie Fisher. He was 60.
Two weeks ago, a frail Lucas accompanied Fisher in a performance in San Francisco that was filmed by Dateline NBC for a piece on Fisher's attempted comeback.
Lucas discovered jazz when his father invited Louis Armstrong to stay at the family hotel because other hotels refused to rent a room to the black musician.
Lucas passed up a scholarship at the New York Light Opera Company in favor of jazz. He came to California in 1968, playing at clubs in the San Francisco area.
In the late 1970s he took over the foundering Russian River Jazz Festival and brought it back to life.
Lucas was well-known for his charity work, playing at events such as AIDS and cancer benefits, dropping by nursing homes or anywhere he could gather an audience.
Actual rainmaker Howell dies at 84
SAN DIEGO - Wallace E. Howell, a meteorologist known for his attempts to generate rain during a New York drought 50 years ago, died June 12. He was 84.
Howell spent two decades seeding clouds with dry ice and silver iodide in efforts to make rain in Canada, Cuba, Peru, the Philippines and other parched countries. In the 1960s, he developed one of the first snow-making machines for ski resorts.
Howell's fame came from his work in New York during the water shortage of 1949-50. He was hired by New York City in early 1950, earning $100 a day.
The rain came, filling reservoirs to 99 percent of capacity. There was even a freak snowstorm in mid-April coined "Howell's snow."
Howell was later head of the weather observatory on Mount Washington in New Hampshire and spent 15 years with the Federal Bureau of Reclamation.