Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Elaine M. Carroll
Elaine Meadow Carroll, a former Westport resident, died Nov. 14 in New Jersey.
A 25-year former resident of Westport, she was a graduate of Bridgeport University Nursing School, She was a registered nurse and worked in three local area hospitals.
She was predeceased by husband, James C. Carroll. She is survived by her son, Steve Meadow of Michigan, daughter Judy Meadow-Huebner of New Jersey, son John Meadow of Tennessee. and daughter Jayne Meador of St. John, as well as nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 369 High Mountain Road, North Haledon, N.J.
Lillian A. Smith, 86
Lillian Smith: longtime Westporter. Contributed photo
Lillian Augusta Smith of Westport died Dec. 8. She was 86.
Born in 1927 to Elsa and John Paegle, both immigrants from Latvia, she spent her early years in The Bronx and forged many of her lifelong friendships there.
At age 6, she raised and lowered the curtain on her show business career, singing on Saturday mornings on the radio with the boys and girls of Rialto Studio.
At 25, she left her career at IBM to join Aramco and seek adventure in Saudi Arabia. There, she met her true love, Harry Smith, whom she married on Christmas Eve 1955.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Bruce E. Ward, 67
Bruce Edward Ward of Englewood, Fla., a former Westport resident, died Dec. 1. He was 67.
Bruce Ward: 1965 Staples graduate. Contributed photo
He was born in Wilton on July 4, 1946, to the late Augusta (Gussy) and Bruce Ward. He graduated in 1965 from Staples High School in Westport, where he lived until he relocated to Florida in 1988.
He was an excellent electrician and worked for many people over the years who appreciated his expertise, his family said.
In his younger years, he was a member of the Downshifters Car Club where he fulfilled his passion for building and racing cars.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Doris M. Fable, 90
Doris Mills Fable of Westport, wife of the late William E. Fable, died Dec. 4 at Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. She was 90.
Doris M. Fable: 82-year Westport resident. Contributed photo
Born Feb. 25, 1923 in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., the daughter of the late Otto and Evelyn (Spangenberg) Mills, she had been a Westport resident for 82 years.
Prior to retirement, she was the receptionist for the Westport-Weston YMCA for many years. She was a 1944 graduate of the University of North Carolina, a member of the Westport Center for Senior Activities, and an avid gardener.
Survivors include two sons, William Sandy Fable and his wife Susan Goldberg of West Hartford, John M. Fable and his wife Anna Fortuna Fable of Fairfield, her four grandchildren, Jesse, Evan, John and Alexandra, her sister-in-law, Laura Mills of South Bristol, Maine and three nieces.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Alice A. Roberts, 99
Alice Adams Roberts died Nov. 28 at her Westport home. She was 99.
Alice Roberts: “unquenchable curiosity.” Contributed photo
Born in West Chester, Pa. on Dec. 2, 1913, to Grace Darlington and Charles Robert Adams, she grew up in Pelham, N.Y. She and her husband Peter raised six children in Westchester County.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years in 1987 and of her only brother, Braman B. Adams in 1980. She was a devoted mother, leaving behind four of her children, Jane, Barbara, Susan and Robert, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She loved to travel when her children were grown and had an unquenchable curiosity about “what was going to happen” in the world at large. Her zest for life kept her young and active well into her 90s, her family said.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Harding Funeral Home, Westport.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Andrew J. Sack, 46
Andrew James Sack of Stratford, a longtime employee of CVS in Westport, died Dec. 2 at his home. He was 46.
Born in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of William E. Sack and the late Linda Taylor Sack.
Survivors include his father William E. Sack and his stepmother Sandra Sack, of Loudon, Tenn., his sister, Nancy Davidson of Fairfield, his paternal grandmother, Lelia Lorine Sack of Bloomington, Minn., his aunt, June Taylor Casey and two cousins, Molly and Jon Casey.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dennis & D’Arcy – Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2611 Main St,. Stratford .
Memorial Service Set for Michael D. Bromley
Michael D. Bromley: University of Bridgeport general counsel. Contributed photo
A Celebration of Life service will be held Dec. 13 for Michael David Bromley, 60, a Westport resident who died Oct. 10. (See obituary here)
It will take place at 3 p.m. at The University of Bridgeport, Arnold Bernhard Center, Art Gallery, 84 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport.
He was the husband of Susan Gunn Bromley and the son of Adele and Irwin Bromley of Juniper, Fla.
For the past 10 years, he served as assistant secretary and general counsel at the University of Bridgeport. Previously, he practiced law in Stamford and Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Herbert Hartmann, 73
Herbert Hartmann of Lahaina, Hawaii and Old Saybrook, a former Westport resident and husband to Carol (O’Neil) Hartmann, died Nov. 24 after battling leukemia. He was 73.
He was born in Rego Park, N.Y. to the late Herbert and Grete Hartmann. He was a resident of Westport for 38 years.
He graduated from of Duke University, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business. He accepted a position at IBM and retired after more than 30 years as a top sales executive. After retirement, he held consulting positions before more deeply pursuing his long time passion of photography.
He had a keen interest in watching and photographing whales and became an Ocean Ambassador with the Pacific Whale Foundation in Lahaina.
James K. Campbell, 73
James “Jim C” Kenneth Campbell of Norwalk, manager of estates in Westport and elsewhere, died Nov. 25 at home after battling cancer. He was 73.
He was born Aug. 4, 1940, to Douglas and Isabella Campbell in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated Saint Gerard’s High School in June 1955. He emigrated to the United States with his mother and brother, Alistair, in 1957 and joined the U.S. Army in June 1959.
He was honorably discharged in June 1963 with the rank of Sargent E5, having last served in a recon unit. Upon his return to civilian life, he pursued a career in horticulture and attended Westchester Community College.
He also took on several studies at the New York Botanical Gardens over his career. In 1965, he married the love of his life, the former Ellen Carmel O’Gorman and they spent 48 years together until his death.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Marilyn Steiner, 87
Marilyn Steiner of Westport died Nov. 22. She was 87.
She was the wife of Monroe who died in 2009. She was the mother of Amy and Richard Schafrann, and Cindy and Leo Asen; sister of Helen and Robert Fried; grandmother of Dan (Rachel), Allie, Pam and Sara, and aunt of Patti Seymour and Pam Fox Joravsky.
Her family described her as “a devoted, gracious and stylish Nana who loved her ‘mountain,’ her family, Westport and Compo Beach.”
Donations may be made in her name to Norwalk Hospital Foundation Circle of Caring, http://www.norwalkhealth.org.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Mary Jankowski, 100
Mary Jankowski of Norwalk, a former Westport resident and wife of the late Hipolit Jankowski, died Nov. 22, at home. She was 100.
She was born on Dec. 25, 1912 in Westport to the late Nelly Rankewicz, and Stella and Stephen Harelik.
She was raised in Milford and attended schools in Bridgeport. She married her husband in 1933 and moved to Fairfield where she raised their four children.
She worked at Carnation Gardens in Westport for more than 30 years. After her husband died in 1963, she moved to Milford and later to Norwalk where she lived the past 20 years.
Sylvia Roberts, 87
Sylvia Roberts of Old Greenwich, a former Westport resident, died Aug. 17 at her home. She was 87.
Born April 21, 1926, in the United Kingdom and raised there, she moved to Canada with her husband and son in the late 1950s. Their daughter was born in Canada, and the family then moved to the United States in the early 1960s.
They lived in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Silver Spring, Md. before moving to Wilton in the mid-60s. In 1979, she moved to Westport, where she lived until until 1995, when she moved to be closer to her daughter and family.
Over the next few years, they lived near each other or together in West Hartford, Chapel Hill, N.C., Seattle, Wash., and Old Greenwich.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Annetta M. Matheson, 79
Annetta McCartney Matheson of Westport, wife of the late Craig Matheson, founder of Staples Players, died Nov. 15 in Norwalk Hospital. She was 79.
Annetta Matheson: Westport teacher. Contributed photo
Born March 25, 1934 in Mineola, N.Y., she was the daughter of Canadian immigrants the late Dr. Harold S. and Annetta (Pedlow) McCartney.
She received her Bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and did her graduate work at Hofstra University. She was a teacher on Long Island and in Westport.
She lived in Westport since 1961 with her late husband of 52 years, Craig, who died in August. She was a member of the Saugatuck Congregational Church since 1961 and was involved in many charitable organizations.
Thomas J. Moran Jr., 85
Thomas J. Moran Jr. of Shelton, owner of TJ Moran’s restaurant in Westport for several years, died Nov. 15. He was 85.
Thomas J. Moran Jr.: owned Westport restaurant. Contributed photo
He was born in Scranton, Pa. on Jan. 25, 1928, the son of the late Thomas J. Moran Sr. and Florence Riley Moran. A musical prodigy, he began playing the piano at age 5 and was invited to attend The Juilliard School.
At the age of 16, he began touring with the Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa and Benny Goodman. He played in the Connecticut music scene as a regular band member with Frank Wojnarowski and Joey Zelle’s Casa Ritz Orchestra, the regular club orchestra at the Ritz Ballroom on Bridgeport’s Pleasure Beach.
He and Irene wrote and produced a number of musicals in Huntington where they raised their family. He was the owner of TJ Moran’s in Westport for several years, with his piano bar the center of the popular lounge at 36 Elm St., now home to Villa Del Sol since 1998.
Yvonne M. Jacobs, 83
Yvonne Coral Mironchik Jacobs of Ft. Myers, Fla. died Sept. 29 in Jacksonville, Fla. She was 83.
Yvonne M. Jacobs: organist at St. Paul’s. Contributed photo
She was born July 2, 1930 in Appleton, Wisc. to the late Earl J. Umphrey and Gertrude H. C. Juneau.
She was predeceased by husbands, Edward Mironchik of Houston, and Frederick Jacobs of Ft. Myers and Norwalk. She and Fred travelled frequently and spent their summers in Connecticut.
She played the organ for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Westport and directed the youth choir. She enjoyed finding her clients Florida homes while working as a realtor with VIP Realty for almost 20 years.