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John G. Wanat, Sr., 68

John G. Wanat, Sr. of Westport died Nov. 21. He was 68.

He was the son of the late George and Mary (Kondub). A lifelong resident of Westport, he retired as the owner/operator of Westport Electric.

He was a very religious man, and was an active member of many local churches including serving as deacon at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bridgeport. He was also currently serving as president of the Ukrainian-American Club of Southport.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, the former Jean Palmer, he is survived by two children, his son John G. Wanat, Jr., and his daughter Jeanmarie Wanat; two brothers, George Wanat, Jr. of Westport, and William Wanat and his wife Judith of Southport; three brothers in law, Carl Palmer and his wife Ann of Bridgeport, Peter Palmer and his wife Rosalind of Westport, and Tony Palmer and his wife Susan of Westport; and sister in law Sue Palmer of Westport; several nieces and nephews, and grandchildren Mark and Max. He was also predeceased by a sister, Arlene Sabia and brother in law Phil Palmer.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Monday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. directly at Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church (St. Mary’s), 255 Barnum Ave. Bridgeport followed by committal services in Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Fairfield Funeral Home of Edmund W. Dougiello, 36 South Pine Creek Road, with the Parastas service beginning at 5 pm.

Contributions may be made in John’s memory to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church or Assumption Church in Westport.

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