Czapla, Walter M.
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Walter M. Czapla, age 88, passed away February 19, 2014 at the Jewish Home in Fairfield just hours before he was to return to his beloved home and family. Walter was born in Fairfield on November 21, 1925 to the late Mary (Magera) and John Czapla. He graduated from Roger Ludlowe High School in 1943, was a WWII veteran of the US Navy, and was a retired plumber of Local 173. Walter was the devoted husband of Jane (Olenski) for almost 60 years and the loving father of Mary Jane Bayusik (husband Jared) of Bridgeport, Michael Czapla of Black Rock, John Czapla of Baton Rouge, LA, Joseph Czapla (wife Virginia) of SC and Christine Holmes (husband Christopher) of Granby, CT. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Stephen and Kristen Bayusik, Elizabeth and Daniel Czapla, Miranda and Silas Czapla, and Matthew and Andrew Holmes, and his loving nieces and nephews. His sister Josephine Wach and his brother Stanley Czapla also predeceased him. Walter was a happy man of simple tastes, and a devoted Catholic. He loved to dance and was a great Polka fan. He was also a loyal fan of the UCONN Women Huskies. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 9:30 am in St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fairfield followed by interment in St. Thomas Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Friday from 4 to 7 pm at the Fairfield Funeral Home of Edmund W. Dougiello, 36 South Pine Creek Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Walter's memory to St. Anthony Church, 149 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824.
Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home
88 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Published in Connecticut Post from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2014