Mathilde (Waizecker) Mehlin, 89, of 4 Bonnett Drive in Bethel, wife of the late Carl Mehlin, died on Thursday, June 10, 1999 at Filosa Convalescent Home.
She was born in Bad Teinach, Germany on July 21, 1909, daughter of the late Karl and Marie (Walz) Waizecker. She attended schools in Germany.
Mrs. Mehlin was an employee of Davis & Geck in Danbury for 15 years. She also worked as a Persian rug maker in Germany, until she came to the United States in 1928.
She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid Society, and the AARP.
Mrs. Mehlin is survived by her daughters, Evelyn F. Ryan of Bethel and Gloria A. Dorn of Enfield, Conn.; six grandchildren, Katherine, Larry, Beth, Tracy, Carol and Ed; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danbury. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Fund, 26 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Walter Francis Clark Jr.
Walter Francis Clark Jr., 52, of 25 Williams Street in Danbury died on June 2, 1999 at Yale New Haven Hospital after a sudden illness.
Mr. Clark was born in Montana on October 8, 1946, a son of the late Walter and Edith Clark. He was a Danbury resident most of his life and attended Danbury schools. He was a self-employed handyman and jack-of-all-trades.
Mr. Clark is survived by his companion of many years, Diane Brandtmeyer; a son, Robert Spash; a daughter, Margaret Anderson and two grandchildren, all of Danbury.
Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury at the convenience of the family.
The Tomlinson Homestead, 336 Main Street, Danbury is in charge of arrangements.
Arthur S. Titus
Arthur S. Titus, age 72, a retired postal carrier at the Newtown Post Office, died in the New Milford Hospital on Wednesday evening, June 9, 1999 after being stricken ill at home. He lived at 45 Old Farms Lane in New Milford and was the husband of Carol (Potter) Titus.
He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on June 19, 1926, son of the late Carleton and Annabelle (Halkier) Titus. He attended Farmingdale Community College in New York.
During World War II, Mr. Titus served in the U.S. Army and was in the Army of Occupation in Germany. In 1956, he moved to Newtown and became a postal carrier, a position he held for 33 years, retiring in 1990.
A resident of New Milford for the past six years, Mr. Titus was a volunteer at the Sunny Valley Foundation. He belonged to the Peregrin Fund, the Flanders Nature Center in Woodbury, Western Connecticut Bird Club and the White Memorial Foundation. He was a member of the National Audubon Society and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Mr. Titus is survived, besides his wife, by three sons, James of Brookfield, Douglas of Broad Brook, Conn. and Mark of New Milford; two daughters, Maureen LaPak of Newtown and Gwen Onufrak of Bellingham, Mass.; two brothers, Kenneth Titus of Delray Beach, Fla. and Donald Titus of Katonah, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Glen.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown. Cremation will follow.
Friends may call on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jacob C. Krapowicz
Jacob C. Krapowicz, 63, of Ridgefield, Conn., husband of Elna (Tarbox) Krapowicz, died on Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at his Ridgefield residence.
Mr. Krapowicz was born in Norwalk, Conn. on September 11, 1935, a son of Rose (Fenik) Krapowicz of Pound Ridge, N.Y. and the late Jacob R. Krapowicz.
He attended Pound Ridge, N.Y. schools and graduated from Katonah High School in Katonah, N.Y. and Hartwick College of Oneonta, N.Y.
Mr. Krapowicz was an industrial designer and artist. As an industrial designer, he was employed at the Remington Shaver Company of Bridgeport, the King Casey Designers of New Canaan, Raymond Spilman Designers of Darien and General Tools and Manufacturing Company of New York City. He achieved 32 patents for new product design during his career, from which he retired due to illness.
Mr. Krapowicz was an artist, using watercolor and acrylics as the medium for his paintings, which have been displayed and sold throughout the country.
He was a recipient of numerous awards for his artistic abilities.
Mr. Krapowicz was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.
He was an avid soccer player and coached the Ridgefield Strykers for several years.
A member of the Watercolor Society of Springfield, Mass., he was also a member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.
A resident of Ridgefield and the area since 1963, Mr. Krapowicz was a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church of Ridgefield.
In addition to his wife of 38 years and his mother, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Krapowicz and Lee-Anne Krapowicz, both of New York, N.Y.; a son, Jon Krapowicz of Ridgefield; a sister, Marion Safford of Lagrangeville, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Pixel Jane West and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, 11 a.m., in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield. Burial will follow in Ridgebury Cemetery in Ridgefield.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kane Funeral Home, 41 Catoonah St., Ridgefield.
Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Elizabeth Seton Church or to the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, 30 West St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Mary V. Santarella
Mary V. Santarella, age 78, of Norwalk died Wednesday, June 9, 1999 at the Norwalk Hospital.
Born in Danbury on August 13, 1920, Mrs. Santarella was the daughter of the late Ralph and Gracia Villane. She had retired from Norden in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemarie and Al Cocchia of Norwalk; a brother, Alphonse Villane of Danbury; a sister, Sue Santo of Danbury; three grandson, Al Cocchia Jr., Steven Cocchia and David Cocchia; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, Stevie and Joseph; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lisa Marie Cocchia, seven brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held on Monday, 11 a.m., at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk, followed by interment at St. John Cemetery.
Friends may call on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
John "Bunky" Ledley, 25, of 15 Victor St. in Danbury died at his home on Thursday morning, June 10, 1999.
He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on February 10, 1974.
Mr. Ledley was a graduate of the Danbury Alternative Center for Education. He was employed as a delivery person for Durant's Party Place of Danbury.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Patricia (Carlini) McLachlan and Harry I. McLachlan IV of Danbury; his father, John J. Ledley III of Orange Park, Fla. and a son, Anthony Ledley of Danbury.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call on Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut, 1800 Silas Deane Highway #169, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.
Donald H. Tenney
Donald H. Tenney, age 82, husband of Edith (Berglund) Tenney of 4 Chestnut Hill Road, Sandy Hook, died unexpectedly Saturday June 12, 1999 in the Danbury Hospital.
Mr. Tenney was born in Glendale, Mass. May 24, 1917 a son of the late Hugh L. and Effie (Stowell) Tenney. He was a graduate of Williams High School in Stockbridge, Mass., where he was Valedictorian of his class.
A resident of Sandy Hook since 1939, he was employed as a Tractor Trailer Driver for the Curtis Packaging Company for 40 years until his retirement in 1985.
Mr. Tenney served in the Coast Guard Reserves. He was longtime Secretary and Treasurer of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Company. He was a Classic Car Enthusiast and an avid Hunter and Fisherman.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, James D. Tenney and Steven H. Tenney both of Sandy Hook, 2 daughters, Judith Martinez of Roxbury and Donna L. Tenney of Danbury, 4 brothers, Ralph and Herbert of Great Barrington, Mass., Charles of Stockbridge, Mass., and Robert of Florida, 2 sisters, Gladys LaGrant and Grace Pixley both of Lee, Mass., 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday June 16, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in the Newtown United Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Zoar Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association, 27 Allendale Drive, North Haven, CT 06473.
Arrangements by the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
Lucy R. Seeley
Lucy R. Seeley, 87, of 5 Westview Dr., Danbury, wife of the late James F. Seeley, Sr., died at her residence on Saturday.
She was born in Bridgeport, May 17, 1912, daughter of the late Daniel J. & Jane (Breen) Ryan. She was a graduate of Bridgeport schools and from Danbury Normal School in 1931. Mrs. Seeley had been a Danbury resident since 1940. She was a retired employee of the Barden Corporation. She retired in 1977 after having worked there for more than 35 years. She had been a member of the WestConn Alumni Assoc., the Danbury Music Center, the Richter Park Assoc. for the Arts and the Scott Fanton Museum Assoc.
She is survived by a son, James F. Seeley, Jr. of Danbury; a daughter, Betsy S. Ard of Bridgeport; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a nephew, Ronald Firth of Derby.
Private Funeral Services and cremation will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Hanahoe Memorial Children's Clinic, 225 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury is in change of arrangements.
Anthony Gimigliano died June 13 at the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills Calif. at the age of 93.
He was the husband of Antoinette (Tomaino) Gimigliano and had lived at 71 Davis St,. in Danbury before making his home at 19604 Sunrise Summit Drive in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Mr. Gimigliano was born July 30, 1905, in Conflenti, Italy, son of the late Joseph and Theresa Folino Gimigliano. He received his education in Italy. He came to this country and settled in Danbury in 1923. He moved to California in 1997. He was a World War II Army veteran.
He worked for the Hobson and Botts Company in Danbury as an electroplater from 1925 until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Amerigo Vespucci Lodge.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons; Richard R. of Santa Clarita and Robert A. of Costa Mesa, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Danbury. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Contributions may be made in his memory to St. Joseph Church, Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.
Mr. Kevin O'Connor, 67, of 67 Rockwell Road, Bethel, formerly of Waterbury, husband of Nancy (Cahill) O'Connor died June 14, at Danbury Hospital.
A private funeral will be held at the family's convenience. Burial will be in Old St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours today at the Murphy Funeral Home, 115 Willow St., Waterbury from 6 until 8p.m.
Rosalyn R. Chelso
Rosalyn R. Chelso died on June 15, 1999 in the Danbury Hospital after a brief illness. She was 81 years old and the widow of the late Lt. Joseph P. Chelso Sr. of the Danbury Fire Department. She lived at 21 Valerie Lane in Danbury.
Mrs. Chelso was born in Woodland, Pa., daughter of the late Charles L. and Angela DiBella Ross, and received her education there. She came to Danbury as a young woman and was a hairdresser for many years in various local shops and at one time worked at the Americo Academy of Beauty Culture. Mrs. Chelso was a member of St. Gregory Church.
She is survived by her son, Joseph P. Chelso Jr.; her daughter-in-law, Sally; her grandchildren, Joseph E. and Leigh T. Chelso, all of Danbury; her sister, Catherine Fernandez of York, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, 10 a.m., at St. Gregory Church. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White St., Danbury.
Contributions may be made to St. Gregory Church in her memory.