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Friday, May 06, 2016

Henry M. Kolbusz, 89

Henry (nee Henryk) Michael Kolbusz, Sr. of Weston and formerly of Fairfield, died May 4. He was 89. Image
Henry M. Kolbusz: area builder. Contributed photo

He was the president of Kolbusz Building and Land Developing, a family-owned and operated building and real estate business since 1960 that built homes in Westport, Weston, and Fairfield.

Born in a village outside of Kolbuszowa, Poland, he was a member of the Polish Underground Resistance during World War II. 

He was contracted to the U.S. Armed Forces, American Sector in Germany as a guard of prisoners of war accused of war crimes at the Nuremberg Trial. 

He immigrated to the United States in 1948, after which he served in the Army Reserves, 318th Operations and Signal Battalion.

He was a longtime member of Saint Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Fairfield, a member of Port 5 Naval Veteran’s Club, and a past member of the Home Builders Association. 

His interests included many years of sport and tournament big game fishing in Central America with his two sons.

His wife, Lillian Leucwinko Kolbusz, predeceased him. He is survived by his two sons, Henry Kolbusz, Jr. and Thomas Kolbusz and his wife, Lorraine, all of Weston; three brothers, Casmir Kolbusz and his wife, Frances of Fairfield, Joseph Kolbusz and his wife, Christine of Stratford and Edward Kolbusz of Rzesow, Poland; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to attend his wake service on Tuesday, May 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield.  Interment to follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery with full military honors. 

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My condolences to Jr., Tom and the Kolbusz family. Henry was a class act and a true gentleman.

Posted by Billy Nistico on May 08, 2016 at 02:10 PM | #