Obituary: Margarita Maria Moir, 81, of Ridgefield

Margarita Maria Moir, 81, of Ridgefield, passed away at her home on Sunday, September 30, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving wife of Mr. Edward Moir. Mrs. Moir was born in the Bronx, NY on March 20, 1937, a daughter of the late Bartholomew and Evangelista Buigues. She and Edward were married in 1958 and raised 4 children during their 60 year marriage. A resident of Ridgefield for the past 46 years, Mrs. Moir was an avid bowler, golfer, a volunteer to various school PTAs and she was devoted in treating everyone around her with kindness. … Read more

Obituary: Helen R. Baumbach, 93, of Redding

Helen Rita (Boehm) Baumbach, age 93, of Redding, CT, died on September 28 in her home surrounded by her family. She was the widow of Robert Reinhold Baumbach, who died on May 14, 2018. Helen and Robert had been married for over 70 years and lived in Redding, CT for over 55 years. She was born on March 12, 1925, in Racine, WI, daughter of the late Stella (Lucas) Boehm and Richard Alois Boehm. Helen is survived by, in her words, her “perfect” family: Her children Bill (Gail) Baumbach of Hopewell, NJ, Susan (Tom) Riley of Waterford, CT, Amy (Russ … Read more

Obituary: Karl “Jigger” Lombardo, 71

Karl “Jigger” Lombardo, age 71, a resident of North Salem, NY, formerly of Redding, and longtime New Canaan resident, passed away peacefully in Danbury Hospital on September 24, 2018, with his loving family by his side. Karl was born on November 4, 1946 in Norwalk, Connecticut; he was the son of the late Dominick and Juanita Munding Lombardo. Karl was a New Canaan High School graduate, after graduation he went on to study at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and then Bullard Havens Tech School where he studied to become an electrician. Karl was also a Vietnam War Veteran where … Read more

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

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