Obituary: Merry Beth Adamson-Strauss

Merry Beth Adamson-Strauss of Redding, CT and Exeter, NE, passed away on Saturday, August 11th from a pulmonary embolism resulting from injuries suffered in a car accident. Merry Beth turned 66 five-days before her tragic passing. Merry Beth was the daughter of John & Erma Adamson, the sister of John (Chip) Adamson, wife of Ned Adamson-Strauss, the mother of Ariel Marie Rich and Anika Sonski, the grandmother of Eliana Rich (3), Gabriel Rich (1), Emma Sonski (15), and Lauren Sonski (13). Merry Beth was a joyous, bright light to all who knew her and an inspiration to scores of thousands … Read more

Obituary: Roger Core, 84, formerly of Weston

Roger Core, 84, of Granville, Ohio, formerly of Weston, CT, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at his home. Born in 1934, in Santa Barbara, CA, Roger attended the University of Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts before pursuing a career as an art director at New York city-based ad agencies and owner of an ad agency in Weston. Roger was a renowned artist and professional photographer whose work was exhibited in galleries along the East Coast; his specialty was in “image transfers” of photographic negatives to specialty papers. In his retirement, Roger became an author and … Read more

Obituary: Thomas Sylvester Mullen Jr., 56

Thomas Sylvester Mullen, Jr., age 56, died unexpectedly on August 5, 2018, while on vacation with his family in Sea Isle City, NJ, his favorite place on Earth. Tom is survived by his mother Kathleen; children Natalie, Amanda, Tommy, and Annabelle; siblings Marie Sunnergren Cucchi (Tony), Christopher, John (Denise), Scott, and Gary (Amanda); partner Teresa Lane; and an extended, tight-knit family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tom was born on February 22, 1962, in Buffalo, NY, to Kathleen (Gurdo) Mullen and the late Thomas Sylvester Mullen, Sr. He grew up in and around Malvern, PA, and split time between Easton, … Read more

Obituary: Stephen M. DeLay, 72

Steve DeLay, 72, died suddenly July 26, 2018 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Steve was born in Santa Monica, CA on September 14, 1945 and grew up living in Davenport, Iowa; Louisville, Kentucky; Ossining, New York and Volga, South Dakota where he spent many summers on the farm with his beloved grandfather, Harry. As a young man, Steve learned to fly a J3 Cub and started a business in portrait photography. He combined his love for flying and photography when he owned his Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser, N3341M, and flew for the college skydiving team, photographing their activities … Read more

Obituary: Ryan J. Levesque, 39, of Redding

Ryan J. Levesque

  Ryan Joseph Levesque, age 39, of Redding, CT passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 28, 2018 while camping with his family. He was the loving husband of Jennifer (Bergman) and father of son Colten and daughter Merritt who were all by his side when he passed. Born on November 16, 1978 he was the son of Roy and Nancy (Luechinger). Ryan was born and raised in South Salem, NY and graduated John Jay High School in 1996 and Pace University in 2006. Ryan loved life and had a joy about him you don’t see every day. He could often … Read more

Obituary: George Brenner, 66, of Easton

George Brenner died on July 26th 2018 in Easton, Ct at age 66. A commercial photographer, George had a studio in Manhattan for thirty years where he shot for clients ranging from Lands’ End and Garnet Hill to Black & Decker and Texas Instruments. His personal work favored portraits and nature. A native of New York, George attended Philadelphia College of Art, SUNY New Paltz and the School of Visual Arts. He loved music, wildlife, good food and friends. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Speart, his sisters Carrie and Ellie Brenner and his brother Dave Brenner. Bella and … Read more

Obituary: Michael Zeman, Minister Emeritus of Talmadge Hill Community Church

Michael Zeman, age 67, the dynamic and beloved Minister Emeritus of Talmadge Hill Community Church in Darien, died on July 18 in the loving embrace of his family. The son of Inez and Erwin Zeman, Mich was born in Ogden, Utah (1950) and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska where he co-founded the infamous Rubber Band. A graduate of Colorado College (1972), he married Mary Tidball (1971) and together they moved to East Africa to teach and lead the construction of a village school and water pipeline in northern Kenya. Mich earned a Master of Education from the University of Nebraska (1977) … Read more

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