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Stephen T. Warzoha Jr. (1924 - 2013)

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Warzoha Jr., Stephen T.

Stephen T. Warzoha Jr., of Greenwich, CT, passed away on May 13 at the age of 89 at home after an extended illness. He was born in Port Chester NY on Feb. 1, 1924. He was the oldest son of Stephen T. Warzoha Sr. and Ann Ziemba Warzoha. He will be deeply missed by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife of sixty one years, Claire (Gawroniak) Warzoha and his three children, Dan and his wife Diane Warzoha of Greenwich, CT, Deborah and Kevin Lynch of Cortlandt Manor, NY, and Robert and Denise Warzoha of Greenwich, CT. He is also survived by his six grandchlidren, who he loved and was deeply proud of, Stephen, Lauren, Daniel, Douglas, Justin and Meaghan.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Joseph and Theodore. He graduated Port Chester High School in 1942 where he lettered in Track and Field and was a member of the bands drum line. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country during the Second World War in the southwestern pacific theater with the 5th Army Air Corps 79th Airdrome A-20 light bomber unit.

Upon his return from military service, he joined the Putnam Engine and Hose company no. 2 of the Port Chester Volunteer Fire Department and remained an active member until the time of his death, attaining the rank of Captain.

He began his 40 year career at the Daily Item in Port Chester NY, retiring from the Gannett newspaper family in 1992.

He was an active member of the Greenwich and Glenville community, including 17 years spent as a member of the Greenwich Special Police attaining the rank of corporal and was one of the first certified Emergency Medical Technicians in the town of Greenwich. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church of Glenville and was awarded the St. Augustine Medal by Bishop William Lori for his many years of dedicated service.

The entire Warzoha family is deeply grateful to Dr. Jeffrey Puglisi and his entire staff for all that they have done.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Castiglione Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich, CT on Thursday, May 16th from 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 84 Sherwood Ave. in Greenwich CT at 10am on Friday, May 17th. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.

To leave online condolences, please visit www.castigleonefh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Steve's memory to St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, 84 Sherwood Ave., Greenwich, CT 06831 or the Putnam Engine and Hose Company, P.O. Box 933, Port Chester, NY 10573.

Funeral Home
Castiglione Funeral Home
134 Hamilton Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 869-0894
Published in the The Journal News on May 15, 2013
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