Sunday, January 03, 2010
M. Jennifer Bradshaw Hanusovsky
M. Jennifer Bradshaw Hanusovsky, formerly of Weston, died Dec. 10 in Memphis, Tenn., after a three-year battle with cancer.
Jennifer Hanusovsky: co-sponsored Saturday handicapped swim program at Westport Y. Contributed photo
Jennifer enjoyed helping those in need. Starting years ago when she was youth minister at Norfield Church in Weston and the YMCA in Westport, where she co-sponsored a Saturday program for handicapped children that still is active today, helping disabled children.
Jennifer was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Beville Bradshaw and her brother, Gary Allan Bradshaw.
She is survived by her loving husband of almost 26 years, Robert Hanusovsky of Memphis, Kaye Bradshaw, mother; Steven and Debbie Bradshaw, brother; Brennen Bradshaw, niece and Garrett Bradshaw, nephew all of Mobile, Ala.;. Justin and Kim McDonald, Jared McDonald, nephews from Mobile. John and Madeline Hanusovsky, brother-in-law of Oxford, Conn., Patty Ann and Andrew Athan, sister-in-law of Glastenbury, Conn. Victoria and Michael Konopka, niece of Milford, Conn.; Elizabeth Hanusovsky, niece of Oxford; Rebecca Athan, niece of East Hartford; Andrew and Zoey Athan, nephew, grand-niece, Ashlee all of Branford.
Katherine M. Dombroski, 88
Katherine M. Dombroski, 88, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 31 in Claremont, N.H.
She was born in Fairfield on April 7, 1921 to Rosalia M. Nadolny and Kazmierz Nadolny. She resided in Westport with her husband Michael G. Dombroski, whom she married on May 3, 1941.
They moved to Newport, N.H. in 1960, where they were active parishioners of St. Patrick Parish.
She moved to Horseheads, N.Y., in 1987 but returned to the Claremont area by 1996. She became an active member of St. Joseph Parish, Claremont, and was a member of the St. Cecilia Choir and St. Anne’s Society. She was also a longtime member of the Catholic Daughters of America in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Raymond Reynolds, 91
Raymond Reynolds and family in undated photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Raymond “Sunny” E. Reynolds, 91, of Norwalk, formerly of Westport, husband of the late Mary Ann (Walsh) Reynolds, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Norwalk Hospital.
Mr. Reynolds was born April 5, 1918 in Westport, son of the late Raymond J. and Hazel (Sturges) Reynolds and has been a resident of South Norwalk for the past 62 years.
Prior to retiring, Mr. Reynolds was employed as a purchasing agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. for more than 49 years.
He is a 1936 graduate of Staples High School and a 1960 graduate of New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in management and industrial relations and is a former member of the NYU Alumni Association Committee and the Steering Committee Association to Save the Norwalk Islands.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Caricaturist David Levine Dies at 83; Had Westport Ties
Caricaturist David Levine, best known for his work published in The New York Review of Books and whose output has been coordinated by his son from his Compo Beach-area home in Westport, died today. He was 83.
David Levine in a photo from a Web site coordinated by his son, Matthew, a Westport resident and artist who, like his father, has painted many Westport scenes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Davidlevineart.com photo
Levine died at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan of prostate cancer and complications from other ailments, according to Robert Silvers, editor of The New York Review. He called Levine “the greatest caricaturist of his time.”
Levine, who also painted numerous watercolors of Westport scenes, was known for his drawings of politicians, celebrities, writers and historical figures that typically had large heads and exaggerated features. In one well-known image from 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson pulls up his shirt to reveal a gallbladder-operation scar shaped like the map of Vietnam.
The drawings defined the look of The New York Review, which sold them on calendars and T-shirts.
Russell C. Bass, Sr., 87
Russell Cooper Bass, Sr., of Danbury, died Monday, Dec. 28, at his home. He was 87.
He was the husband of the late Edwina Christine (Brundage) Bass. He was born in Windham, Dec. 9, 1922, son of the late George R. and Bessie M. (Cooper) Bass.
Previously of South Norwalk and Wilton, he attended Wilton Center School, Westport Junior High, and Staples High School.
He served in the Army during World War II and worked as a machine operator for 45 years at Gilbert & Bennett, until his retirement in 1987.
Muriel Doyle, 80
Muriel Doyle Muriel (Ronnie) Jennesse Wronwick Doyle of Hilton Head Island, S.C, formerly of Westport, died on Dec. 25. She was 80.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 24, 1929, the only child of Helen (Schriefer) and Charles Wronwick. She attended The Berkeley Carroll School. She was a graduate of Jackson College for Women (Tufts University) where she met and married her husband, Lawrence, in 1951.
Upon graduation she worked for Westvaco in New York City and supported her husband while he pursued his JD from Columbia University. Prior to putting down roots in Westport, Ronnie and Larry lived in Augsburg, West Germany.
Upon their return to the United States they raised three children, Jeffrey C. Doyle of Cincinnati, Ohio, Allison A. Doyle of Natick, Mass., and Nancy D. Bowditch of Medway, Mass.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Charles M. Rochlin, 24
Charles (Charley) Mark Rochlin, 24, of Westport, passed away Dec. 27.
Charles M. Rochlin: A Marine since 2008. Contributed photo
Charley was born Sept. 14, 1985 in Norwalk and has been a lifelong resident of Westport. He attended Fairfield Prep for three years where he played competitive ice hockey and graduated from Staples High School June 2003.
He also attended the University of Colorado for three years. Following his time at the University of Colorado, Charley enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in March of 2008.
He completed a seven-month tour in Iraq, returning home this past September and was currently stationed at camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Barbara Jane Grenier Anderson, 49
Barbara Jane Grenier Anderson of Fairfield, beloved wife of Michael James Anderson, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Friday, Dec. 25, in her home. She was 49.
Barbara Anderson: Staples ‘77 grad. Contributed photo
Born in Charleston, W. Va. Barbara was raised in Westport. She graduated from Staples High School in 1977 and Tufts University with honors in 1981.
Upon graduating, Barbara moved to New York City where she worked in the legal department for Corporate Property Investors. She and her husband met in New York and were married in 1986. Early in their marriage they lived in Tokyo and London, where they spent 11 years.
While in London, Barbara earned her Masters Degree in European Cultural Policy from Warwick University, and also served as information officer for the Museums and Galleries Commission.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Anthony J. Delano, 81
Anthony J. Delano of Stratford, formerly of Easton and Westport, passed away Dec. 22 at Lord Chamberlain Health Care in Stratford. He was 81.
Anthony J. Delano: ‘46 Staples grad.Contributed photo
Mr. Delano was born May 18, 1928 in Westport. He is the son of the late Joseph and Carmela (Piemonte) Delano. Raised in Westport, Mr. Delano lived in Easton for 34 years and most recently resided in Stratford.
After graduating from Staples High School in 1946, he was honored with an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree and his Army commission in 1951.
Upon graduation, Mr. Delano was assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Division and served in the Korean War through 1953 where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Samuel J. LiSacchi, 91
Samuel J. LiSacchi, 91, of Palm Harbor, Fla., father of Mary Ellen Marpe of Westport, died Dec. 18 at home.
He moved to Florida in 1984, from Arlington Heights, Ill. He retired from the federal government after 32 years of service as director of procurement and supply in the Chicago regional office. He was a veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Highland Lakes Homeowners Association, a member of Retired Federal Employees, past president of Sutton Place Homeowners Association. He was a Catholic and member of St. Luke Catholic Church.
Survivors include his son James M., Chicago; daughter, Mary Ellen Marpe, son-in-law, James and granddaughter, Samantha of Westport; brother Lt. Gen. Frank Sackton, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and loving companion, Marge Heffernan.
Earl E. Brodhag, 88
Earl E. Brodhag, 88, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Westport, died Dec. 18.
Born in Charleston, W. Va., Earl graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1942 with a degree in metallurgical engineering. Formerly of Atlanta and Westport, Earl had been a vice president of Universe Tankships Inc. (Brazilian Kaolin Division)
In Florida, he was a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Venice. He also belonged to the Venice Sailing Squadron, the TPC at Prestancia and volunteered for Hospice, Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels.
Earl is survived by his wife of 64 years, Audrey; sons Dean (Julia) of Charlotte, N.C., and Jack (Dottie) of St. Simons Island, Ga.; and grandchildren Jonathan (Kathleen), Emily (Rob Kish) and Daniel.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Robert C. Kane, 77
Robert Charles Kane, 77, of Westport, husband of Susan Walker Kane, died suddenly on Dec. 14 at home.
Born Aug. 23, 1932, in Norwich, son of the late Arthur and Helen Kane, he grew up in Rochester and Syracuse, N.Y. He was a resident of Westport for 36 years.
Kane retired after 20 years with Xerox Corp. as regional vice president. Upon retirement, he volunteered with the International Executive Service Corp., for which he took on assignments worldwide.
He received his bachelor of arts degree from Holy Cross and his MBA from the University of Southern California. Following graduation from Holy Cross, Kane entered the U.S. Navy as an officer and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. It was there that he met his wife of 48 years, Susan Walker.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
David G. Paris, 91
David G. Paris, 91, of Westport, died Tuesday, Dec. 8 at Bridgeport Hospital.
Born in New York City, a longtime resident of Brooklyn and Great Neck, N.Y., he played varsity basketball at City College and, in 1938, joined the predecessor league to the NBA. Paris played professionally for 10 years. He then had a long career as a coat manufacturer.
David was a past president of Temple Beth El of Manhattan Beach in New York. He was the beloved husband of Gail, deceased.
He is survived by his children, Stuart Paris, Robin Paris and Eddie Paris; his granchildren, Jason Paris, Gail Schwartz, Asa Paris and Michael Paris; and his great-grandchildren, Jordan Paris, Sarah Schwartz, Ilana Paris and Annie Schwartz.
Timothy Keogh, 39
Timothy Keogh, 39, of Westport, father of Olivia, Isabelle and Ava, the husband of Jill, died suddenly on Friday. Dec. 4.
The owner of Top Knotch Productions, based in New York City, he was a good friend, great dad and mentor to many. His great joys in life besides his family included time on the water kiteboarding and fishing. Spending the day with his family boating on the Long Island Sound was precious.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Keogh Childrens’ Educational Fund c/o Jeremy Vishno, Vishno Law Firm Trustee, 183 Sherman St. Fairfield, CT 06824.
Monday, December 07, 2009
A. Marvin Rosene, 75
A. Marvin Rosene, 75, of Niantic, Conn., formerly of Westport, died on Thursday, Dec. 3, at his home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Rosene was born in Boston, and raised in Salem, Mass., an historical town on the north shore. He attended school in Salem and in Warwick, R.I. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1958.
After his discharge from the Marines, he graduated from the University of Rhode Island and later attended the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Rosene worked for Xerox Corp., for 25 years and retired in 1990. During his career with Xerox, Mr. Rosene and his family lived in Mexico and Australia before moving to Westport where he lived until his retirement.
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport