Obituary: Sylvia Ryder Warren, 88, of West Redding

It is with deep regret and sorrow that the family of Sylvia Ryder Warren, 88, of West Redding, CT and formerly of Chatham Township, NJ passed away on August 14, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Bill Ryder and Luemily Ryder of Redding. A devoted mother, nurse, dog and horse lover, she is survived by Jim, her husband of 62 years, her sons, Pete, Rod, & Don, and family of 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Sylvia was born in 1930 in the then 23-year-old house on Umpawaug Hill and from childhood was “adopted” by her neighbor, famed composer … Read more

Obituary: Howard S. Fales, 87, of Redding

Howard S. Fales, 87, of Redding, Connecticut, passed away on August 27, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in New York City. He was the loving husband of the late Alice (Merwin) Fales. Howard was born on September 17, 1930 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the middle son of Alice (Kimball) Fales and Oliver W. Fales. Howard attended schools in Dorchester, MA and graduated from Boston English High School in 1948. Growing up he enjoyed spending summers with his mother’s relatives on their farm in Bethel, Maine. He was also an electronics and audiophile geek assembling his own radios and phonographs and collecting LP … Read more

Obituary: Nancy Jane Crute Fowski, 77, of Easton

Nancy Jane Crute Fowski of Easton, CT, and Biddeford, ME, succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease on July 9th, 2018 at the Seal Rock nursing facility in Saco, ME, at the age of 77. She was born on November 26th, 1940 in Ridgefield, CT to Stanley and Margaret (Wehrle) Crute. She lived in New Haven, CT, attended Hamden Hall Country Day School and received her bachelor’s degree in German from Vassar College. In 1962 she married Walter Fowski and, after spending three years in California, they made a home in Easton, CT, where they raised three daughters and numerous pets. In addition … Read more

Obituary: George William Dugdale

George W. Dugdale

George William Dugdale, the son of the late George and Florence Dugdale, died peacefully on July 20, 2018 in Herndon, VA after enduring a prolonged illness. George was born in the Springdale section of Stamford, CT on February 23, 1931 and was a graduate of Stamford High School, class of 1949. He was drafted in 1952 and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was first stationed at Fort Myers where he was a part of the Honor Guard for Eisenhower’s Inauguration. His 2nd assignment brought him to Karlsruhe, Germany where he served in one of the … Read more

Obituary: Dr. Leslie Norman Pitman, formerly of Redding

Dr. Leslie Norman Pitman, a 15 year resident of Canterbury, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Dr. Pitman, 88, is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lynne Warner Pitman. Born September 10, 1929 in Norwalk, CT, Dr. Pitman was the son of Leslie A. and Ellen (Cedergren) Pitman, and the younger brother of Helen M. Hammond of Yellow Springs, OH. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Connecticut in 1951, followed by his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University in 1955. Prior to establishing his private practice in … Read more

Obituary: Edith Sanford, 79

Edith Scott Sanford

Edith Scott Sanford passed away at the age of 79, at her home on Sunday, August 19, 2018, after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. Edith, a lifetime resident of West Redding was born February 18, 1939. She graduated from Danbury High School Class of 1957. Edith was a majorette, baton twirler and fife player for the Grassy Plain Drum Corps, which she retired as state champion. In Edith’s youth, she worked at the Spinning Wheel Inn in Redding as a waitress. After graduation she worked for Frederick F. Robinson, CPA for over 25 years as a secretary. … Read more

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

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