Anny Gesund, 90, formerly of Danbury, died April 2, 1999, at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, Pa., after a long illness.
Born March 2, 1909, in Vienna, Austria, to Leb and Pauline (Schmied) Davidovits, she was the widow of Arthur Gesund. Surviving are two daughters, Ruth Rosbach Chandler of Duncannon, Pa., and Lillian Gesund of Danbury; two grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
Services and burial were held April 5 in Cedar Park Cemetery, Westwood, N.J. Reese Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Charles S. Cole
Mr. Charles Stanley Cole, age 72, of Kathy Drive, Seymour, the beloved husband of the late Lorraine Leona Diamond Cole, passed away on Monday April 12, 1999, unexpectedly at his home.
He was born in Danbury, Conn., on Nov. 26, 1926, the beloved son of the late Charles Francis and Florence Orser Cole. He retired in 1993 as a meat consultant for Allied Grocers of Windsor, Conn., and was formerly employed as a meat supervisor for A&P of Connecticut. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Trinity Episcopal Church of Seymour. He was a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 8 A.F. & A.M. of Stratford. He moved to Seymour from Milford 41 years ago. He was an avid golfer.
His loving family includes his beloved son, Douglas C. Cole Sr., and his wife Lori Jean of Naugatuck; his beloved daughter, Jeanne Anne Proch of Bremerton, Wash.; his beloved brother, Hilliard Cole of Danbury; and his cherished grandchildren, Douglas C. Cole Jr., Melissa Ann Willenbacker, Michael Proch and Charles Daniel Cole. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Lorraine Leona Diamond Cole, and his beloved brothers, Benjamin and Foster Cole.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 16, 1999, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. (Route 67), Seymour, with a Requiem Eucharist to follow at 11 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, Seymour. Interment in Great Hill Cemetery, Seymour, with full military honors being accorded.
Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association, through the funeral director.
Frances E. Haug
Frances E. (Zirglis) Haug, 93, formerly of the Stamford/Greenwich area, wife of the late Edward Haug, died April 12, 1999, at Mediplex Convalescent Home, Danbury.
Mrs. Haug was born in Port Chester, N.Y., Sept. 6, 1905, a daughter of Matthew and Katherine (Misgers) Zirglis. Before retirement, Mrs. Haug was employed as a homemaker in the Stamford/Greenwich area.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Haug was predeceased by three brothers, John Zirglis, Peter J. Zirglis and William Zirglis; and a sister, Elizabeth Kirla.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Entombment will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Gertrude L. Sabo
Gertrude L. Sabo, 80, wife of the late Paul M. Sabo, of 28 Juniper Ridge Drive, Danbury, died at the Danbury Hospital, on Monday.
She was born in Danbury, January 26, 1919, daughter of Frank and Kathleen (McCue) Henion. Mrs. Sabo was a lifetime Danbury resident and a graduate of Danbury schools. She was a retired employee of the Barden Corporation, having retired in 1986 after having worked there for 37 years. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Macaboy of Westbrook, Conn., and Paula Wilson of Danbury; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Danbury, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Hanahoe Memorial Children's Clinic, 205 Main St., Danbury CT 06810; or to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House, 11 Spring St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Joseph F. "Joey" Rodriguez, age 48, formerly of the Bronx, N.Y., died on Tuesday evening at Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Rodriguez was born in the Bronx, N.Y., July 15, 1950, a son of Joseph R. and the late Lesbia (Velasco) Rodriguez. He was a resident of the Bronx until moving to Danbury in 1987.
In addition to his father, Mr. Rodriguez is also survived by his step-mother, Virginia Rodriguez; a sister, Maria Mann-Welter of Bethel; two nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 16, at the Danbury United Methodist Church, Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, at 10 a.m., officiated by the Rev. James Stinson. Burial will be in St. Raymond Cemetery, the Bronx, N.Y.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, on Thursday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Danbury United Methodist Church, 5 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT 06811.
Eugene G. Campbell
Eugene George Campbell, 72, of White Stone, Va., formerly of West Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., and Southbury, died April 13, 1999.
Mr. Campbell was a retired detective with the New York Police Department and a retired vice president with the Nat West Bank of New York.
He is survived by his wife, Claire Campbell; a son, Robert E. Campbell and his wife, Kathleen Campbell, of Stafford, Va.; a daughter, Virginia Boulos and her husband, Dr. Mounir Boulos of Weems, Va.; three grandchildren, John Guiliano of Italy, Carolyn Boulos of Weems, Va., and Christopher Campbell of Stafford, Va.; a nephew, John Roettger of Coral Gables, Fla.; and a niece, Susan Lauten of Aubum, Ala.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kimarnock, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rappahannock General Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1449, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
Robert W. Willard
Robert W. Willard, 75, of 11 Longview Road, Sandy Hook, died Thursday, April 15, at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Barbara (Simpson) Willard. Mr. Willard was born January 17, 1924, in Bridgeport, son of the late Harry and Mary (Maloney) Willard. He was a 20 year U.S. Army veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, retiring as a First Sergeant with the Army Signal Corps. In 1988 he retired as a traffic manager with the Harvey Hubble Co. of Newtown. He was a resident of Sandy Hook for 35 years. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Robert J. Willard of Bethel, three daughters, Judith Forceir of Newbern, N.C.; Kathleen Sniadecki of Bolivia, N.C. and Susan Hirsch of Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Zambory of Tampa, Fla.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main Street South, Southbury. Calling hours Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 344, Newtown, CT 06470.
Einhard Hans Mackenroth died at Danbury Hospital March 23, 1999. He was an inventor, designer, engineer and tool and die maker. He worked for Norco for many years until 1998 and was self employed most recently. He and his wife immigrated to this country from Germany in 1956. He lived for 22 years in South Salem and recently in Danbury. He is survived by his wife, Ingrid Eva Mackenroth of Danbury, daughter Alice and William O'Dell and grandchildren Miranda and Donald, all of Mahopac, N.Y. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 18 from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at Jensen's Community House, West Kenosia Road, Danbury, for a 1:30 p.m. Memorial Service.
Thomas Joseph Lane
Thomas Joseph Lane, 46, of 7 Osborne St., Danbury, died April 16 at his home.
Born in Danbury, Nov. 1, 1952, he was a son of Mary (Gaffney) Lane of Danbury and the late Daniel Lane Sr. He attended St. Peter School in Danbury and Danbury High School.
Mr. Lane was employed by the International Laborers Union of North America, Local No. 675.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Vanessa Lane of Danbury; a son, Roger Swift of Bethel; a brother, Daniel E. Lane Jr. of Naugatuck; a sister, Frances Codere of Vermont; a grandson, Jose Lane of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, Danbury, Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery.
Bertha H. Beck
Miss Bertha H. Beck, 84, a native Danburian, and retired bookkeeper and secretary for the Hat City Paper Company, died Saturday at Danbury Hospital.
Miss Beck was born June 10, 1914, and had been a product of the Danbury Public School System. She had developed her career with the former Bosch Mfg. Co., of River St., and later at Hoffman Fuel Co., and she concluded her employment at the Hat City Paper Company, upon retirement.
She had been a resident of Ninth Avenue for many years, and most recently made her home with her brother, on Laurel Street. She had been a devoted member of the Bethel Methodist Church for many years.
Besides her brother, Lewis G. Beck, and her sister, Dorothy Robinson, both of Danbury, she is survived by nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at The Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main St., Danbury, on Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m.
Friends will be received at The Homestead, on Wednesday, after 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions to the Bethel Methodist Church, 141 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Ct. 06801, will be appreciated.
Richard O. Schilke
Richard O. Schilke, age 74, of Elizabeth Street, Kent, CT, died at New Milford Hospital on Saturday. He is the husband of Waltraud "Vi" Scheffler Schilke.
Born January 1, 1925 in Bristol, CT a son of the late William and Otilla Schroeder Schilke. A resident of New Milford for many years before moving to Kent a year ago. Graduate of the Hartford Academy of Hairdressing in 1945. Mr. Schilke worked as a hairdresser for 45 years and owned and operated the former Richard's Coiffures, in New Milford.
Besides his wife, Mr. Schilke is survived by three sons, Mark W. Schilke, New Milford, CT, James A. Schilke, Kent, CT, Philip R. Schilke, Sherman, CT, a daughter, Darlene F. Brady, Kent, CT, two brothers, Arthur Schilke, Southington, CT, Herbert Schilke, Homestead, NC, four granddaughters, and a grandson. Mr. Schilke is predeceased by a son David R. Schilke.
Funeral Service will be held in the Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Road, New Milford, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock with Pastor Cady officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery, New Milford. Family will receive friends at the Colonial Funeral Home Monday evening from 7 until 9 PM.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association Connecticut Affiliate, Inc., 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06750.
Evelyn Ruissiaux Lautier, 77, of 167 Merryall Road, New Milford, wife of Victor F. Lautier, died Sunday at New Milford Hospital. Mrs. Lautier was born in Pittsfield, Mass., December 15, 1921, the daughter of the late Leon and Mary Greniguay Ruissiaux. She spent her early life in Adams, Mass. moving to Torrington, Conn. in 1945, later moving to New Milford, Conn. in 1951.
She was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church, New Milford, Ct.
Mr. & Mrs. Lautier had been married 49 years.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Lautier leaves a son, Timothy L. and his wife Amber Lautier of New Preston, Ct.; one daughter, Kathleen M. Lautier of Schenectady, New York; and a sister-in-law, Jean DaRoss of Litchfield, Ct. She was predeceased by a son, Victor L. Lautier.
Funeral Services on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. from the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford to St. Francis Xavier Church at 10:30 A.M. for a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial. Interment in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, Mass. Friends may call at the Lillis Funeral Home, Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M.
Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church Development Fund, 26 Chestnut Land Road, New Milford, Conn.
John P. Falciglia
John P. Falciglia, age 76, of Brewster, N.Y., died April 19, 1999 at his home. Husband of Catherine (Acocella) Falciglia.
Mr. Falciglia was born July 13, 1922 to the late Joseph and Rosaria Sarina (Percorelli) Falciglia. He had attended schools in New York City and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Falciglia married Catherine (Acocella) Falciglia on November 27, 1948 at Our Lady of Grace Church in the Bronx, N.Y. He had been owner and operator of Metro Dry Wall in New Fairfield, Conn., for 20 years, retiring in 1967. Mr. Falciglia continued to work in the building trades for 11 years following his retirement and later became owner and operator, along with his wife, of Kajons Restaurant in Danbury, Conn.
Mr. Falciglia was a member of the Ball Pond Volunteer Fire Department and the Ball Pond Community Club, both of New Fairfield.
He also belonged to St. Edward the Confessor Church in New Fairfield. Mr. Falciglia had lived in Brewster since 1987, New Fairfield, for 29 years before Brewster, and the Bronx all his life prior.
Besides his wife, Mr. Falciglia is survived by a daughter, Alanna Stufano of Edison, N.J.; a son, Thomas Falciglia of New Fairfield; a brother, Edmund Falciglia of Orlanda, Fla.; a sister, Mary Gambitta of White Plains, N.Y.; three grandsons, Paul Ryan Doto, Brian Falciglia, and Scott Falciglia. Predeceased by a sister, Lucy Lewis in 1998. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Church, New Fairfield. Interment, Milltown Rural Cemetery, Brewster, N.Y. Friends may call at the Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, N.Y. on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
Joshua Church, 6-month-old son of Brian and Christine Church of Grayson, Georgia, formerly of the Brookfield-New Milford area, died March 27, 1999.
Other survivors include brother, Jared Church; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hart of Naugatuck, Conn.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Church of Naples, Fla.; and several aunts and uncles.
Joshua died from complications of a congenital heart defect.
Interment was at East Shadow Lawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Kate Penner Urquhart
Kate Penner Urquhart of Ridgefield died Wednesday, April 14, at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City of a massive coronary attack. She was 83 years old.
A retired public relations executive and noted antiques dealer, she was married to Irving Herschbein, a print and production consultant. Although they maintained an apartment in New York, the Ridgefield house where Mr. Herschbein had lived since 1966 was home to both of them.
Since her retirement in 1992, she made a business of what was a lifelong avocation, collecting and selling antiques. Her company, Ampersand, has a permanent booth at the Ridgefield Antiques Center and also sells privately. She was well known as an expert in "ephemera" antique printed matter with an "eagle eye" for valuable rare books, prints, catalogues and other sought-after papers.
She was also an active supporter of the Weir Farm Historic Site in Ridgefield, the home of the noted Impressionist painter, J. Alden Weir, which was designated a national park in 1990.
Ms. Urquhart was born in Woodville, N.C., and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She worked for the Winston-Salem Journal Sentinel and next as manager of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce before moving to New York where she pursued a career in public relations as an executive with the advertising agency Cunningham and Walsh, Allied Chemical, Inmont Corporation and BASF, specialists in printing inks.
Funeral services were conducted in Woodville, N.C. If desired, contributions in her name may be made to Historic Woodville, 2312 Van Dyke Ave., NC 27607, or to Historic Hope, 132 Hope House Road, Windsor, NC 27983.