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Obituaries

Obituaries

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Maria A. Calandriello, 48

Maria Angelica Calandriello of Westport died Aug. 20 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She was 48.

Born in Norwalk, she was raised in Westport and was a graduate of Staples High School Class of 1984. She received her certification in massage therapy from Healing Hands Institute in New Jersey.

Talented in her skill, she had been caring for the clients of Noelle’s Wellness and Day Spa in Stamford for 15 years.

She loved spending time with her daughter, Giana, boyfriend, family, and friends. She enjoyed visiting the local beaches and trips to Disney. She served as a former member of the Purchase, N.Y. Volunteer Fire Department. She also volunteered her time to several animal and canine care organizations.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Andrew Lozyniak, 83

Andrew (“Andy”) Lozyniak, a longtime resident of Westport, died Aug. 19. He was 83.

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Andrew Lozyniak: longtime Westport resident. Contributed photo

Born in New York City in 1931 to Stephan and Helen Lozyniak, he was a 1949 graduate of Staples High School and received a degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1953.

Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was discharged as a first lieutenant in 1956. He joined Consolidated Diesel Corporation following his service in the Air Force and later joined Dynamics Corporation of America (DCA).

He became president, CEO and chairman of the board of DCA and remained in that role until his retirement in 1998. He was a gardener and caretaker of the Lozyniak Botanical Park in Westport and served on numerous boards of both public and private corporations and several Fairfield County civic organizations.

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Cecile B. Brody, 88

Cecile (Bergman) Brody of Westport, wife of Samuel M. Brody, died Aug. 19 at Norwalk Hospital after a month-long illness. She was 88.

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Cecil Brody: ballet dancer, designer. Contributed photo

Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Henrietta and Benjamin Bergman.

She began her professional career during the 1940s as a dancer with the ballet ensemble of the New York City Center Opera Company while still a student of Professional Children’s School, also known as Broadway’s Little Red School House.

She also performed under the tutelage of George Balanchine, in Ballet Society, the forerunner of the New York City Ballet.

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Federick E. Kellogg, 77

Federick E. Kellogg of Westport, a retired Westport police officer, died Aug. 15 at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was 77.

Born Dec. 3, 1936, he lived his early years in New Canaan, Norwalk, and Long Island. In 1950, he and his family moved to Westport where he enrolled at Staples High School, graduating in 1954.

Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957 as a 2nd class petty officer stationed in Barcelona, Spain and Norfolk, Va.

In 1961, he began a distinguished career in law enforcement at the Westport Police Department, working in the patrol and marine division before retiring in 1996 as a sergeant and training officer.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Richard W. Cutler, 97

Richard W. Cutler of Milwaukee, a former Westport resident, died Aug. 17. He was 97.

Born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on March 9, 1917 to his parents Charles E. Cutler and Amelia M. Cutler, he grew up in Westport with his parents and two sisters, Janet C. Nichols and Barlow Cutler Wotton, all deceased.

On Oct. 18, 1947, in Milwaukee, he married his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Cutler, who died May 18, 2008.

A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, Class of 1938, and Yale Law School, Class of 1941, he joined so many of the “Greatest Generation” in serving his country during World War II. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force and the OSS and met his wife, Liz, at the Nuremberg Trials.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Sayard Stone, 94

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Sayard Stone: founder of Connecticut Chamber Orchestra. Contributed photo

Sayard Stone of Westport, conductor, music director and founder of the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra, died Aug. 17 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 94.

He was an accomplished musician who performed until he reached the age of 90. Among his last appearances locally were at the Westport Library and the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in 2009.

Born June 23, 1920 in New Hampshire to Frank and Isabel Stone, he received his musical training at the Juilliard School of Music and the Tanglewood Music Festival.

He rose to fame as a conductor with various orchestras, including the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra, the Queens Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan Opera Theatre and as musical director for the America’s Youth in Concert festival at Carnegie Hall.

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Pamela J. Camarda, 57

Pamela Jean Burke Camarda, a life long resident of Westport, died Aug. 12 after a battle with cancer. She was 57.

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Pamela Camarda: Westport Realtor. Contributed photo

She was a Realtor in Westport for the past 25 years, most recently working with William Raveis Real Estate.

Born Nov. 6, 1956, she was a 1974 Staples High School graduate. Prior to her successful career in real estate, she had a career in broadcasting, working for WTNH-TV (Connecticut’s ABC affiliate) and WKCI-FM (KC101).

She was known for her affinity for white, fluffy lap dogs of which she was the guardian of several throughout her lifetime. She was a life long animal lover, and believed strongly in animal rights.

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Robert Leibowitz

Robert “Bob” “Lebo” Leibowitz, a former Westport resident, died July 14 in Rhode Island after a four and a half year year battle with pancreatic cancer.

A Westport resident from 1980 to 2002, he was an executive in the textile industry. He worked for Bennettsville Printing of New London after a 27-year stint as vice president of Cone Mills.

His cheerful disposition and eagerness to help others endeared him to one and all, his family said.

He is survived by his wife, Georgiana Zamel of Yonkers, N.Y., his daughter and son-in-law, Sarah & Mark McCullough, their daughters, Courtney and Morgan of Boca Raton, Fla.; his daughter-in-law, Brett Leibowitz, her sons, Nathaniel, Greyson and daughter, Hilary of Nantucket R.I.; his stepson, Christopher Zamel, his brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Pamela Leibowitz of Green Valley, Ariz., and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert “Robbie” Leibowitz.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Linda U. Howard, 73

Linda U. Howard, a former Westport resident who was an ad copywriter, novelist, humorist, and screenwriter, died July 14 in New Haven. She was 73.

Linda Spring Urbach was born Dec. 6, 1940, to Charles “Duke” and Pearl Spring Urbach, and grew up in Denver, Colo. and Chicago.

After graduating from the University of Colorado in 1962, she taught English for a year at Berlitz in Paris, then moved to New York City. A successful ad copywriter, she wrote the classic line, “My girdle is killing me,” for Playtex at Young & Rubicam, which won a Clio Award.

She met her second husband, Tucker Clark, Labor Day weekend 1975 at a 50s dance in Westhampton.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Suzanne L. Steinberg, 89

Suzanne Ruth Levin Steinberg of Wilton died Aug. 15. She was 89.

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Suzanne Steinberg: Longtime Wilton resident.  Contributed photo

A Wilton resident since 1946. she was born in Rochester, N.Y. to Dr. Lester Levin and Ethel Neiman Levin, A gifted pianist, she studied at the Eastman School of Music throughout her youth, earning a music degree there as she graduated from Monroe (N.Y.) High School. 

She matriculated at Connecticut College for Women in 1942 and graduated with a B.A. in sociology in 1946, marrying her beau, Clifford, who had recently returned from active Army Air Corps service in World War II.

Sue raised her family in Wilton and was active in Planned Parenthood, the League of Woman Voters, Temple Israel of Westport’s Sisterhood, and a number of local community causes over the years.

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Lois K. Moore, 80

Lois K. Moore, a lifelong Westport resident, died at home Aug. 14. She was 80.

Born in 1934 in Manhattan, she spent her early years in New York and Pasadena, Calif. At age 7, she and her parents relocated to Westport. A graduate of Staples High School, she continued her education at Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., then received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs in 1955.

She was a friend to all creatures, great and small and spent her life devoted to the care and shelter of stray dogs and cats, her family said.

Her 20-plus years as a volunteer with Animals In Distress in Wilton were marked by loyalty and dedication to this cause.

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Gina M. Coniglio, 56

Gina Mari Coniglio, 56, of Westport died Aug. 14 after a two and a half year fight with colon cancer. She was 56.

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Gina Coniglio: website designer and pastry chef. Contributed photo

She was born in Topeka, Kan. on July 17, 1958, to Faith and Gioacchino Coniglio. After graduating from Topeka High School, she went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where she proudly played the flute and piccolo in the marching band.

She served seven years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, decommissioning as a lieutenant, and was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, Maine; Guam Naval Base, and Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

A woman of many talents, she went on to earn a Masters Degree from Pratt Institute, School of Art and Design, and worked for many years in website design at Ogilvy Interactive Worldwide, culminating in a position as senior partner and director of information architecture and content strategy.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Raymond A. Meier, 83

Raymond Andrew Meier of Union Vale, N.Y., a native of Westport, died Aug. 12 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  He was 83.

Born June 23, 1931 in Westport, he was the son of the late Joseph Meier and Hedwig Elizabeth Grob. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

On Jan. 7, 1954, he married Gloria Schmieder. The couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends.

In 1964, they moved from Ridgewood, Queens to Millbrook, N.Y. where Ray began a 27-year career at IBM East Fishkill.

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Richard F. Duffy, 70

Richard F. Duffy of Davie, Fla., formerly of Ridgefield, a retired Westport firefighter, died Aug. 12 at Westside Hospital in Plantation, Fla. He was 70.

He was medically retired in 1980 due to injuries sustained in the line of duty after 13 years service. 

He was raised and educated in Westport’s Greens Farms area. He enjoyed playing golf and was an outstanding baseball and softball player in the Westport area.

He graduated from Staples High School in 1962 and joined the Army Reserves. He was honorably discharged in 1969. He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW Men’s Auxiliary.

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John R. Casey, 48

John R. Casey of Westport died Aug. 5 at home after a brief battle with cancer. He was 48.

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John R. Casey: insurance and finance executive. Contributed photo

He was born June 11, 1966 in Lawrence, Mass. He earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in economics from the University of Connecticut and had a very successful career in the finance and insurance industries.

He was a pioneer in his field. He had many notable accomplishments, including being the first and only person to conceptualize, engineer and execute a securitization of private equity while at AON Capital Partners.

His interests were varied, but the passion with which he pursued them was consistent. One of his earliest passions was cars. He loved cars and with his keen sense of humor had just received a custom license plate that said “goodbye,” (meant to those in the rearview mirror). He was eagerly looking forward to affixing it to his dream car, an orange Porsche 911 GT3.

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