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    Joseph L. Boland, 82

    Friday, June 07, 2019 Joseph L. Boland, 82 Joseph Louis Boland of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a former Westport resident, died June 2 after a long illness. He was 82. Joseph Boland:  Staples graduate.  Contributed photo Born in Englewood, New Jersey to the late Joseph L. and Dorothy (French) Boland, he attended schools there and in Westport. He was an Eagle…

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    Leon I. Hyman, 91

    Thursday, June 06, 2019 Leon I. Hyman, 91 Leon Irving Hyman, a longtime resident of Westport, died June 5 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. He was 91. He was born in Bridgeport, the son of the late Wolf and Fannie Hyman. After completing high school in Bridgeport, he served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1948 as…

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    Charles C. Reid, 81

    Charles C. Reid, 81 Charles Clark Reid, a celebrated American watercolor painter, died June 1 at his Green’s Farms home in Westport. He was 81. Charles Reid: celebrated watercolor artist. Contributed photo Through an almost 60-year career, he worked as a fine artist, illustrator, author and teacher. He was a member of the National Academy of Design and the Century…

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    Reid, Charles

    Charles Clark Reid August 12, 1937 – June 1, 2019Charles Clark Reid, the celebrated American watercolor painter, died on June 1st at his home in…

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    Hyman, Leon

    Leon Irving Hyman Leon Irving Hyman, age 91, a longtime resident of Westport, CT, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5th at St. Vincent…

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    Jane Mangold, 91

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Jane Mangold, 91 Jane Edmondson Mangold of Westport died May 28 after a brief illness. She was 91. Jane Mangold: edited church newsletter. Contributed photo Married for 55 years, she was the wife of the late George Kenton Mangold. Born and raised in Brighton, Iowa, she was the class valedictorian of her high school. She subsequently…

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    Beck, Joan E. (Brown)

    Joan E. (Brown) Beck Joan E. (Brown) Beck, age 83 of Old Saybrook died peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Beloved wife of Richard S. Beck….

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    Joan Burman, 73

    Monday, June 03, 2019 Joan Burman, 73 Joan Burman of Westport died June 2 at home. She was 73. Joan Burman: former teacher. Contributed photo Born in Bridgeport on Oct. 21, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Blanche Miller. She graduated from the University of Bridgeport and received her Master’s degree from Fairfield University. She was…

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    Steffi Friedman, 94, Prominent Sculptor

    Saturday, June 01, 2019 Steffi Friedman, 94, Prominent Sculptor Prominent Westport sculptor Steffi Friedman died May 31. She was 94. Steffi Friedman: loved teaching. Alison Wachstein photo She had been a Westport resident since 1952 and took part in innumerable community activities. She was best known for her artistic talent and love of teaching. Her sculpture was in private, public…

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    Barbara Aber, 83

    Friday, May 31, 2019 Barbara Aber, 83 Barbara Aber (nee Cahane), a longtime Westport resident, died May 31. She was 83. Barbara Aber: art teacher, painter. Contributed photo She first came to Westport in the 1950s to be a set dresser and designer for Lucille Lortel and the White Barn Theatre. She always enjoyed the town and, in 1965 she…

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    Friedman, Steffi

    Steffi Friedman Prominent Westport sculptor Steffi Friedman passed away quietly in her sleep on May 31, 2019 surrounded by her loving children,…

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    Steven Della Rocca, 64

    Friday, May 31, 2019 Steven Della Rocca, 64 Steven Della Rocca of Southport died May 27. He was 64. Steven Della Rocca: well-known attorney. Contributed photo He was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 17, 1955 to Joan and Dominick Della Rocca. He grew up in Upper Brookville, New York and attended Locust Valley High School. Steve was a…

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    John B. Zembsch, 65

    Thursday, May 30, 2019 John B. Zembsch, 65 John Brandt Zembsch, a longtime resident of Weston and former Westport resident, died May 27. He was 65. Brandt Zembsch: global traveler. Contributed photo An Army brat, he was born Nov. 2, 1953 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He grew up in Fremont, California (the San Francisco Bay Area), where he began a…

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    Kurimsky, F. Robert

    F. Robert Kurimsky F. Robert Kurimsky, 80 of Naples, Florida, passed on May 15, 2019. Online condolences go to www.legacyoptions.com

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    Judith M. Brown, 70

    Monday, May 27, 2019 Judith M. Brown, 70 Judith M. Brown of Westport died May 24 at home after a brief illness. She was 70. She was the wife of Robert E. Brown for over 53 years. She was born on Feb. 6, 1949 to the late Florence E. and Ralph S. Brown, and was raised in Greens Farms. She…

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    Barbara Sametz, 92

    Barbara Sametz, 92 Barbara “Bobbi” Weil Sametz, a former Westport resident, died May 24 at Verra Springs in Greensboro, North Carolina. She was 92. Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, she and her husband Leo Sametz were longtime residents of Westport, where they raised their three children, Roger, Lynn and Steven. Bobbi managed a dual career as homemaker and…

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    Emma T. Gibbons, 87

    Emma T. Gibbons, 87 Emma T. Gibbons, a longtime resident of Westport, died May 26 at home. She was 87. She was born in New York City in 1931. She was trained as a nurse at Kings County Hospital in New York and served as a nurse in Virginia, New York and Massachusetts as she raised her children with her…

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    Sametz, Barbara

    Barbara “Bobbi” Weil Sametz Barbara “Bobbi” Weil Sametz died peacefully on May 24, 2019 at Verra Springs in Greensboro, North Carolina. Born in 1926…

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    Gibbons, Emma

    Emma T. Gibbons Emma T. Gibbons, a longtime resident of Westport, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Emma was born in New York…

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    Darlene Krenz, 85

    Friday, May 24, 2019 Darlene Krenz, 85 Darlene Francis Krenz of Westport died May 20 at the Fairfield County Hospice House in Stamford after a short battle with cancer. She was 85. Darlene Krenz: arts advocate. Contributed photo She was married to the late Donald Albert Krenz for 41 years. Prior to moving to Westport in 1974, the couple lived…

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    Myers, Dorothy

    Dorothy Myers Dorothy Hooker Myers of Naples, FL and Westport, CT passed away at home on April 24th. Dottie has waged a 20 year battle with breast…

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    Richard M. Altman, 78

    Monday, May 20, 2019 Richard M. Altman, 78 Richard M. Altman of Westport died May 18 at home after a valiant battle with brain cancer. He was 78. Richard M. Altman: textile executive, developer. Contributed photo He was born in Rockville Center, New York, a son of the late Jack and Sylvia Altman. He grew up in Hewlett Harbor, New…

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    Altman, Richard

    Richard M. Altman Richard M. Altman, age 78 of Westport, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 18, 2019 after a valiant battle with brain…

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    Ann Potter, 91

    Sunday, May 19, 2019 Ann Potter, 91 Ann Selbe Potter died May 9 at home in Westport. She was 91. Ann Potter: worked in school district. Contributed photo She was born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1927, and at age 17 left her home to attend Barnard College. After graduating with a degree in psychology in 1948, she met and…

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    Vera D. Awad, 95

    Friday, May 17, 2019 Vera D. Awad, 95 Vera D. Awad of Stratford and longtime former Westport resident, died May 4 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport. She was 95. Vera Awad: longtime Westporter. . Contributed photos She was born Feb, 1, 1924 in Bridgeport and grew up in Montreal, Canada where she was a graduate of Villa Maria, a…

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    Charles S. Adams, 85

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Charles S. Adams, 85 Educator and writer Charles S. Adams of Westport, died May 11 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 85. Charles Adams: educator, writer. Contributed photo Adams was born in Elmira, New York in 1934 and was raised in Blue Point, New York.  He attended Princeton University, received his bachelor’s degree…

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    Betty Stretton, 99

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Betty Stretton, 99 Betty Bernice Stretton of Newtown, formerly of Westport, died May 11 at Filosa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Danbury.  She was 99. She was born May 27, 1919 in Omaha, Nebraska, a daughter of the late Walker and Bernice (Penland) Davis. She was a 1936 graduate of Glendale High School, Glendale, California, obtained…

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    Frank Vener, 85

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Frank Vener, 85 Frank Vener of Westport died May 12. He was 85. Frank Vener: ski industry veteran.  Contributed photo After graduating from the University of Vermont in 1956, Vener joined the U.S. Army, serving in the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale in Leadville, Colorado. He then went on to an illustrious career in the ski…

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    Alexander Bodecker, 65

    Sunday, May 12, 2019 Alexander Bodecker, 65 Alexander “Sandy” Bodecker, a former Westport resident who was Nike’s vice president of special projects, died of natural causes on the island of Abaco in the Bahamas on Oct. 2, 2018. He was 65. Sandy Bodecker: Nike vice president. Contributed photo He was born Alexander Weld Bodecker on March 5, 1953 in New…