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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stephen M. Lessler, 92

Stephen Marvin Lessler of Fairfield, a former employee of Mitchells of Westport, died Sept. 23. He was 92.

A Fairfield resident for more than 65 years, he was the son of Philip and Ruth Lessler of New York.

He was the proprietor of Steven’s Clothes and the Outlet Men’s Store, longtime men’s retail clothing stores in Bridgeport and later in Fairfield. He also worked at Rodney’s Men Store in Bridgeport at the start of his career and at Nadelson’s and at Ed Mitchell’s of Westport at the end of his career.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a founding and lifelong member of Congregation Beth El in Fairfield.

He is survived by his daughter, Terri Green and her husband Daniel of Fairfield; by his son, Robert Lessler and his wife Debbie Pearlman of Easton, and by his sister, Connie Stein Beskind of Westport. Also by his grandchildren: Adam Lessler and his wife Matty Renny of New York City; Amy Lessler and her wife Allison Shaw of San Francisco; Annie Green and her husband Lenny Braman of New York City; Zachary Green of White Plains, N.Y.; Sarah Lessler of Fairfield; and Rebecca Lessler of Los Angeles; and by his daughter-in-law, Karen Lessler Schwartz of Westport. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Gwendolyn May Braman. He will be sadly missed by his dear sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Elaine and Herb Bregman of Stamford, CT and Alvin and Sarann Goldfield of Lexington, MA and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Muriel Goldfield Lessler; and son, Peter Lessler.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield. The shiva period will be observed at the home of Terri and Dan Green, 157 Crest Terrace, Fairfield, from Sunday, Sept. 28 through Tuesday, Sept. 30.

Donations may be made in Lessler’s memory to Congregation Beth El, Jewish Senior Services of Fairfield, or to the charity of your choice.

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