LENZ Frederick P. Lenz, Jr., age 87, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Sept. 17th in Stratford. Born in Stamford, CT, September 1, 1922 to the late Frederick and beloved Anna Lenz, Fred was a longtime Stamford resident and former Mayor from 1973 to 1975. Fred attended school in Stamford and as a young man later attended the Holy Ghost Father Seminary. He later joined the U.S. Merchant Marines. His first marriage was to the late Dorothy Gumaer of Stamford. They had one son, Frederick "Freddie" P. Lenz, III, who predeceased his father April 12, 1998. Fred went on to marry the former Joyce Payson Slavin, originally from Braintree, Mass. He began his business career as an account executive in New York City with Advertising Age. He also served on the Stamford Board of Reps from the 1st District prior to becoming Stamford's Mayor, followed by a career in real estate sales. Well known for his charismatic personality, parental advice, contagious smile and captivating blue eyes, Fred is survived by four loving children, Peter Slavin and wife, Ileana of Wilton, Daniel Slavin of Virginia Beach, Pamela DiMartino and husband, Joseph of Shelton, Lisa Arsenault and husband, Stephen of Stratford, along with six grandchildren, Christopher, Lauren, Dale, Kelly, Zoe and Rachel and three nieces. Rest in peace Dad, Grandpa and Uncle Freddie, we will always love you. A Memorial Mass will be concelebrated by Reverend Monsignor Edward R. Surwilo, Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 1200 Shippan Ave., Stamford and Reverend Monsignor William A. Nagle on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory are made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or Our Lady Star of the Sea School, 1170 Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT 06902. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford.
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Published in Connecticut Post on Sept. 20, 2009