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Obituaries

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Burton Knopp, 93

Burton Knopp, former owner of The Country Gal women’s clothing store on Main Street in Westport and a Westport resident from 1955 until 1979, died on March 31 at his home in Middlebury, Vt. He was 93.

He is survived by his two children, daughter Sari Knopp Biklen of Syracuse, N.Y, and her spouse Douglas Biklen, grandchildren Noah and Molly; and son Alex Knopp of Norwalk, former mayor of Norwalk, and his spouse, Bette Bono, and grandchildren Jessie and Andrew.

His wife Honey Knopp passed away in 1995.  A memorial service will be held later this spring in Middlebury, Vt.

He lived a fruitful, productive, sharing and committed life in suburban Connecticut and rural Vermont. 

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Kirby Myers, 53

Kirby Myers, Westport resident since 2002, died suddenly Thursday, April 22, after a severe heart attack. He was 53.WestportNow.com Image
Kirby Myers: Compo Beach resident.Contributed photo

Kirby, who lived at Compo Beach, was a beloved husband to Ellyn Myers, father to Alix and Brittany Myers, and beloved friend to countless local residents.

Known for his zest for life, his extraordinary good-heartedness, love of family and friends, and great athletic prowess, Myers’ sudden death was a shock and blow to all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held in Montreal on Sunday, April 25. For those who wish to pay their respects, the family will be receiving visitors at their home in Westport on Sunday, May 2 at 5 p.m.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Florence W. Remlin, 84

Florence Wakeman Remlin, 84, wife of the late Clifford C. Remlin passed away Monday April 19 at Danbury Hospital.

Florence was born in Norwalk on Aug. 27, 1925, daughter of the late Wilbur and Edna Wakeman. Mrs. Remlin lived in Westport for 80 years before moving to Southbury in 2005.

She worked as a Clerk at MBI in Norwalk prior to retiring in 2000.

Florence was a 1944 Graduate of Staple High School, she loved gardening, knitting, cooking and was known for her chocolate chip cookies. Also, for her love of Animals.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Nathaniel E. Lott

Nathaniel E. Lott of Westport died on April 17.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his 13 beloved children, 19 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Assumption Catholic Church in Westport on Wednesday, April 21 at 1 p.m.

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Peter Carusone, 70

Peter Carusone, 70, of Westport, husband of the late Antoinette Palmieri Carusone, passed away Sunday morning in Norwalk Hospital.

Mr. Carusone was born in Caserta, Italy, Feb. 4, 1940, son of the late Joseph and Francesca Izzo Carusone and has been a resident of Westport for 46 years.

Prior to retiring, Mr. Carusone had been employed by Pepperidge Farm in Norwalk for many years. He was a talented gardener and enjoyed clamming, fishing and making wine. He loved spending time with his family and friends, telling stories and enjoying food and drink.

Survivors include one daughter, Francesca Carusone of Westport, one son, Joseph P. Carusone and his wife Heather of Norwalk, four sisters, Angelina Carusone, Carmella Carusone Rosa Carusone all of Italy and Giovanna Carusone of France; two brothers, Giovanni Carusone of Italy, Dante Carusone of New Haven, two grandchildren, Michelle and Peter Carusone of Norwalk, and many nieces and nephews.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cheryl A. Sulborski-Frasco, 53

Cheryl A. Sulborski-Frasco, age 53, previously of Agawam and Southwick, Mass., passed away unexpectedly at home on April 13.

She was born Jan. 4, 1957, to Chester and Patricia (Williamson) Sulborski. Cheryl graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield, Mass. and received her BA and Master degrees from Western New England College in Springfield, Mass.

Since January 2006, Chery has been VP of Human Resources for Terex Inc. in Westport.

Prior to joining Terex, Cheryl served as the vice president of Human Resources for ABB from 1988 until 2005 in both Norwalk, and Raleigh, N.C.

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M. Philip Lorber, 94

Commander M. Philip Lorber, an international lawyer, died at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., on March 20. He was 94.

He lived at 4 Larch Tree Lane in Westport for more than 20 years and served for four years on the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals.

He was born in New York City on Dec. 16, 1915, to Max Lorber and Bertha Mandel.

The son of immigrant parents, he was truly self-made and the first member of his family to graduate high school. His career embraced the private practice of law, military service, government service and Wall Street.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ruth W. Wilson, 80

Ruth W. Wilson, nee Wyman, 80, wife of Warren Wilson, passed away on Sunday, April 11.

Ruth and Warren were due to celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary in June.

Ruth, a native of Orange, N.J., received her R.N. from Orange Memorial Hospital and maintained her registration until 2003.

She received her Bachelors degree from Goddard College on her 50th birthday.  In addition to working many years with children, she was a hospital volunteer for 18 years.

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Helen A. Sanford, 83

Mrs. Helen A. Sanford, 83, of Westport, wife of John Sanford passed away Monday, April 12 at Norwalk Hospital.

Helen was born June 2, 1926 in Norwalk, daughter of the late Michael and Angelina DeCola and has been a lifelong resident of Westport. Helen enjoyed spending time gardening.

Survivors, in addition to her beloved husband John, include three daughters, Sharon Sanford of Fairfield, Jane Sanford of West Haven, and Diane Sanford and her partner Lynne Huffines of Fairfield; two brothers, John DeCola and his wife Christine of Newtown, Roger DeCola and his wife Shirley of Venice Fla.; one aunt, Celeste Soos of Bridgeport, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Betty Esposito of Norwalk, and Grace Chimento of Venice, Fla.

The family will receive friends in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road East, on Thursday, April 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Hazel H. Aronoff, 81

Hazel H. (Harris) Aronoff of Westport passed away April 6 at age 81.

She was the daughter of Samuel and Henrietta Harris of Mount Vernon, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, Seymour; and sister, Laurel Hornstein.

She is survived by her loving children and their spouses, James H. (Vicki), Nancy A. Murphy (Sandy), Susan A. Schulman (Mitchel); grandchildren Jessica, Bucky, Becca and Lil Aronoff; Harry, Griffin, Delia and Laurel Murphy; Carly and Marni Schulman; and niece Amy Hornstein.

Hazel was a graduate of A.B. Davis High School, Mount Vernon, and attended the University of Delaware.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Justus L. Fischer, 80

Justus Leonard Fischer, 80, died Tuesday, March 2, at the Paradigm Healthcare Center in Norwalk following a series of illnesses.

He is survived by his daughter, Page Mader; his sister, Jean Van Der Veer and many close friends.

The son of Justus and Ethel Fischer (Jarrett), he grew up in Stamford and was a lifelong resident of Connecticut.

Justus attended Mount Herman Academy and served in the U.S. Army. He was an active stock trader and was employed at Nesbitt Thompson and Company, and Shields and Co.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Clifford E. Barton, 90

Clifford E. Barton, a 29-year member of the Westport public schools and civic leader, died at his home in Norwalk Thursday, April 8. He was 90 and had recently suffered a stroke.

Clifford Eugene Barton was born in Fall River, Mass on Feb. 20, 1920. He was the second child of the late Cordell H. Barton and Pauline Saxon Barton.

He was pre-deceased by his elders sister Phyllis Barton Bailey. He attended BMC Durfee High School, graduating in 1937 as an honor student.

He briefly worked with his father for the Fall River Line Steamship Company before attending college. An outstanding athlete he attended Florida A&M University on an athletic scholarship. Prior to graduation he moved to New York and began a career as jewelry designer.

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Lisa A. Valovich, 51

Lisa A. Valovich of Bridgeport, died Thursday, April 8, at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City. She was 51.

Lisa was born in Bridgeport Feb. 26, 1959, the daughter of the late John and Elsie (Ohradan) Valovich. She was an employee of the law firm of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. in Westport, formerly Wake, See, Dimes and Bryniczka.

Lisa was an active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Trumbull.

Survivors include her devoted brothers and sister, David Valovich and his wife, Adele of Fairfield, Nancy Owen and her husband, David J. Owen Sr. of Bridgeport, James Valovich and his wife, Robin of Bridgeport and Stephen Valovich and his wife, Cynthia of Trumbull; two special nephews, David J. Owen Jr, and Michael Valovich; and a special niece, Megan Valovich.

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Don M. vonLiebermann, 72

Don M. vonLiebermann, 72, a 60-year resident of Weston and Westport, husband of Mary (Gardiner) vonLiebermann, passed away peacefully in his home on April 2 after a long illness.

Mr. vonLiebermann was born Nov. 5, 1937, in New Orleans son of the late William H. and Dolores (Powers) vonLiebermann and moved to Weston in 1949.

A 1955 graduate of Staples High School, he was president of his class and a standout in football, track and field.

After attending Hamilton College, Mr. vonLiebermann enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served with distinction in the White House Army Signal Corps during both the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.

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Ross D. Sanders, 90

Ross David Sanders, age 90, passed away on March 18. David was a resident of Westport, prior to moving to Oronoque in Stratford, and Pelican Cove in Sarasota, Fla.WestportNow.com Image
Ross D. Sanders

David’s passing has left a void in many peoples lives. He was a self-made business man and entrepreneur in the real estate industry. He was an ethical and moral man who believed a deal was not a deal unless it was fair to all parties.

David began his career as a professor of economics at the University of Bridgeport. He was a graduate of NYU and CCNY. It was at UB that David met Ted Ruderman who would become his partner in the real estate business and together they formed Major Building Corporation.

Together they had many successful accomplishments such as the development of Commerce Park in Bridgeport and Sargent’s Drive in New Haven. They also developed numerous condominium projects in Fairfield and New Haven Counties.

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