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Schlank, Ronald  
Ronald Schlank, age 90, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015. Ronald was born in New Haven on Feb. 24, 1925, and was the son of the late Nathan and Esther Schlank. Besides his wife of 44 years, Iris D. Schlank, he leaves a daughter, Susan Schlank, of Middletown; and two sons, Joel Schlank and his wife, Hannah Shapiro, of West Hartford, and Richard Diamond and his wife, Kim, of Newington. He also leaves nine grandchildren, Jeffrey Pildis and his wife, Kristen, David Pildis and his wife, Ashley, Lianna Pildis, Nathan Pildis, Erica Schlank, Colin Schlank, Steven Diamond, Bobby Diamond, and Brett Diamond; and a great-granddaughter, Avery Pildis. In addition, he leaves a sister, Renee Mansfield, of Hamden, and her daughters, Lynn Bellin, of New York, and Marla Mansfield and her husband, Larry Hill, of Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews. Ron was predeceased by his first wife of 21 years, Lillian Flaks Schlank. He was previously a member of Temple Beth Hillel in Bloomfield. Ron served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific, and obtained the rank of Lt. JG while in the Naval Reserves. After receiving his commission at Northwestern University Midshipman School, he received orders to report to Harvard University for advanced Naval Communications. He served on Guam at JCA Naval communications. Ron was a member of Pyramid Shrine, Sphinx Shrine, Pyramid Klowns, Sequin-Level Lodge, Omar Shrine Club of Manchester, Jewish War Veterans, and Brotherhood of Temple Beth Sholom B'Nai Israel in Manchester. He actively raised funds as a Shriner and Pyramid Klown for over 50 years to benefit the Shriner's Children's Hospital. He was a member of Temple Beth Sholom B'Nai Israel in Manchester and a graduate of the University of Connecticut College of Pharmacy, where he served as editor in chief of the Pharma-Conn, the official student magazine. Upon graduation from pharmacy school, he was chosen to be editor-in-chief of the Rope News, the publication of the National Pharmacy fraternity. He and Iris spent their summers in Indian Town, Old Saybrook. Ron was an avid tennis player, playing into his 80s. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was known as "The Patriarch of the Family." Funeral services will be Thursday April 16, at 1 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom B'Nai Israel, 400 East Middle Turnpike, in Manchester, with burial immediately following at Temple Beth Sholom Memorial Park in Manchester on Autumn Street. The family will observe Shiva and receive guests at the home of Joel Schlank at 58 Kirkwood Road, West Hartford, Thursday, April 16, after 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, after 1 p.m. There will be evening services in the home on both days at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104, or to Temple Beth Sholom B'Nai Israel, 400 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06040.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 15 to Apr. 19, 2015
Smialek, Nina M.  
Nina M. Smialek, 56, of Stafford Springs, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Evergreen Health Care Center. She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Frank P. Smialek Jr. and Helma M. (Kukowetz) Smialek. Nina is survived by her two brothers, Frank Smialek and Jeffrey Smialek and his wife, Julie; sister-in-law Gail Smialek; and nieces and nephews. A calling hour will be held Friday, April 17, 2015, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service to take place at 11 a.m. at Introvigne Funeral Home, 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs. Burial will be held privately at St. Edward Cemetery, Stafford Springs. Memorial donations may be made to Evergreen Health Care Center, 205 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. For online condolences or directions, please visit www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 15 to Apr. 19, 2015
Smith, Irving H. "Irv"  
Irving "Irv" H. Smith, 71, beloved husband of Christine (Waniewski) Smith for 48 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Evergreen Health Care Center. A lifelong resident of Stafford, he was born April 21, 1943, son of the late Harvey and Esther (Hathaway) Smith. Irv was a highly respected businessman who was the past owner and operator of Smith Motor Sales and Hometowne Antiques and Collectibles. He was an avid NASCAR, New York Yankees, and UConn women's basketball fan, and he loved the beach and trips to the casino. Deep-sea fishing was his passion. Irv was a great cook and the more people around the table the happier he was. He enjoyed making jams and relishes, which he gladly shared with family and friends. The best times in Irv's life, beyond all doubt, were when he was surrounded by his family, especially his grandchildren, who brought true joy to his life. He was a humble, generous, non-judgmental man who truly understood the value of friendship. Irv took to heart the advice of an elderly friend who once told him, "If you are ever given the choice of having a million dollars or one good friend, always choose one good friend." There are many who Irv was proud to call "friend." He will always be lovingly remembered by Chris and his children: his son, Michael Smith and his wife, Amity; and his daughter, Audra Lauf and her significant other, Michael Dumas; his cherished grandchildren, Michaela and Alexandra Lauf, and Camden and Brodie "Little Harv" Smith, all of Stafford Springs; his sister, Nancy Driscoll, of Groton; his brother, David Smith and his wife, Jean, of Stafford Springs; an aunt; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; extended family members; and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his nephew Scott Driscoll. Irv's family extends heartfelt thanks to Drs. Masih, Parikh, Thompson, and Thumar, plus the staffs of Johnson Memorial Hospital and Evergreen Health Care Center for their care and compassion during Irv's health challenges. Services will be private. Those wishing to honor Irv's memory may do so by making a donation to the Irving Smith Grandchildren's Education Fund, c/o Stafford Savings Bank, P.O. Box 25, Stafford Springs, CT 06076. Introvigne Funeral Home, Stafford Springs, has been entrusted with his arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.introvignefuneralhome.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 16 to Apr. 20, 2015
Smith, Peter C.  
Peter C. Smith, 60, of Winthrop, Massachusetts, passed peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital on April 15, 2015, surrounded by family. Peter was born in Hartford on Dec. 29, 1954, and grew up in Manchester. He is survived by sisters, Susan E. Ryan, and husband, Tim, of Quincy, Massachusetts, Sally E. Smith of St. Petersburg, Florida, Sandy E. Smith of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and a brother, Paul M. Smith of Manchester. Peter was preceded in death by a brother, Robert S. Smith Jr.; and his parents, Dr. Robert S. Smith and Barbara "Betty" Elizabeth Smith; and a stepmother, Mary Moore Smith all of Manchester. Peter leaves two stepsisters and two stepbrothers; cousins, many nieces, and nephews and grand nieces and nephews along with many friends. Peter was a graduate of Manchester High School, Class of 1973. He attended Southern Connecticut State College. He loved to ski and was thrilled to be able to ski the Matterhorn in the Alps with the MHS Ski Club. Peter worked for Glidden Paints in Manchester, Home Depot in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wakefield, Massachusetts, and Alexandria, Virginia. Peter worked for United Airlines for 13 years in Hartford, Phoenix, Arizona, and Boston, before retiring in 2013. Peter's hobbies included camping and calligraphy. He had a tenacious drive for DIY projects that he enjoyed tremendously. He will be remembered for his quick wit that brought intense laughter on many occasions. His last five years of life at Winthrop Beach area were his happiest. A private memorial service will be held at a later date per Peter's request. Memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 18 to Apr. 22, 2015
Spring, Raymond E.  
Raymond E. Spring, 53, died April 10, 2015, while working abroad in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Ray was project coordinator- erector specialist working in an effort to rebuild the port after the devastation of the 2010 earthquake. Ray is survived by his wife, Daneen Spring, of Manchester; their two sons, Nicholas Spring and his wife, Gubby, and his son, Dillon Spring, of Anchorage, Alaska. He leaves his mother, Alice Erickson and her husband, Robert, of Ocala Florida; and his sisters, Robbin Albertson, of East Hartford, and Jamie Nowakowski and her husband, Steve, of East Hampton. He is preceded in death by his three brothers; Roy Spring, Rod Spring, and Michael Sherman, of Connecticut. He leaves his Uncle Roy Spring, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and numerous friends. Raymond was an ironworker by trade, working from Connecticut to Florida. He enjoyed his family, his job, his beloved dog, Aussie, good music, fishing, the outdoors, a good joke, and a cold beer. His family and friends will always remember his spontaneous nature and zest for life. Relatives and friends are welcome to calling hours, Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m., with a memorial service to follow at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St, Rocky Hill.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 24 to Apr. 28, 2015
Stecko, Russell C.  
Russell C. Stecko (1955-2015) of East Hartford and Somers, passed away April 7, 2015, following complications from surgery. He was predeceased by his mother and father in 1980 and 1981. He was well loved by his six siblings, Karen Moynihan, Linda Nicholas, Ellen Stecko, Christopher Stecko, Thomas Stecko, and Victoria Mead. Russell was a very kind man who took care of his mother when she was alive, and his lifelong companion who passed in 2014. He graduated from East Hartford High School and was a machine operator at Amtrak. Private service will be in the summer with his brothers and sisters and families.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 17 to Apr. 21, 2015
Stelmat, Benjamin L.  
Benjamin L. Stelmat, 79, of Enfield, beloved husband of Jane (Phillips) Stelmat for 60 years, entered into eternal peace Monday, April 20, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. The son of the late John and Stella (Slota) Stelmat, Ben was born in Hartford and raised in South Windsor. He lived in Enfield for 50 years and was retired after owning and operating his machine business, B & J Manufacturing in East Windsor. He instilled a strong work ethic in his children. Ben was an avid fisherman, especially saltwater fishing, and loved to tell jokes. He was a very dedicated family man who cherished the time he spent with them. He deeply enjoyed swimming with his kids in their backyard pool where they spent many summer days together. He also enjoyed teaching his children how to fly. Besides his wife Jane, Ben is survived by five children, David Stelmat of Ohio, Ted Stelmat of Ware, Massachusetts, Deborah (Sue) Stelmat Shaw and her husband, Terry, of Wynantskill, New York, Tim Stelmat and his wife, Denise, of Whispering Pines, North Carolina, Nick Stelmat and his wife, Elaine, of Waxhaw, North Carolina; a brother, Richard Stelmat and his wife, Gladys, of South Windsor; a sister, Patricia Gagnon of Florida; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, John Stelmat. Ben's family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. The funeral service and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Donations in Ben's memory may be made to Masonicare Hospice, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492, or to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. For online condolences, visit www.leetestevens.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 22 to Apr. 26, 2015
Stelzer Sr., Robert J.  
Robert J. Stelzer Sr., beloved husband of Marcella (Kuhl) Stelzer, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Hartford Hospital. Born March 12, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois, son of the late Frank and Mary (Sinnott) Stelzer, he had lived in Glastonbury since 1969. Prior to his retirement in 1988 he worked for The Hartford for 38 years. Bob graduated from St. Rita High School and attended DePaul University. He was a member and very active in St. Dunstan Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Sharon Stelzer of Waltham, Massachusetts, Robert J. Stelzer, Jr. of Simsbury, Mary Beth Stelzer of South Windsor; two sisters, Therese Stelzer of Glastonbury, Mary Sevik of Reisterstown, Maryland; and five grandchildren, Nicholas, Deanna, Danielle, James, and Elijah; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 20, at 10 a.m. in St. Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Road, Glastonbury. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury, on Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Dunstan Church, 1345 Manchester Road, Glastonbury, CT 06033. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 18 to Apr. 22, 2015
Stoughton, Chancey E.  
Chancey E. Stoughton "Chan," 90, of East Windsor, passed away April 16, 2015, in his sleep and in the presence (physically and virtually) of his family in Marietta, Georgia. He is survived by his children, Gail Stoughton, Thomas Stoughton, Joyce Johnson, and Janet Lewis; his grandchildren, Lindsey Bliss-Cipriani, Rachel Bliss-Fehrenbacher, Nathaniel Bliss, Maclain Duncan, Grace Stoughton, Tylor Johnson, Hailey Johnson, Meredith Duncan, Calvin Stoughton, Maggie Duncan, and Wyatt Stoughton; his great-grandchildren, Mia Cipriani, Birdie Cipriani, Hazel Cipriani, Rocco Cipriani, Luke Cipriani, and Borden Fehrenbacher; and the spouses, Karen Stoughton, Warren Johnson, Tim Lewis, Dan Cipriani, Chase Fehrenbacher, and Susan Chow. He was predeceased by his parents, L. Ellsworth and Dorothy; wives Virginia and Marilyn (Mattie); his sister Anna Kula; and daughter Mariellen. Chan was born in Hartford and grew up, like the seven generations before him, in East Windsor with his parents and his sister, Anna. After serving as a troop transport and cargo pilot in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II, he returned to college earning a degree from Purdue University in airport management. He remained in the Air Force Reserves through college and until 1960, when he was discharged as a Captain. Chan married Virginia after college and soon Gail was born and raised most of her childhood in East Windsor. He worked for a time as a manager at Bradley Field before landing a job as a pilot with United Airlines in May 1952, a job that he held until retirement. He flew out of Bradley Field for a few years and then was based out of New York airports for most of his career. In 1964, he met and married Mattie and moved with Gail to Wayne, New Jersey, where they soon had Thomas, Joyce, Janet, and Mariellen. Upon his retirement from United as a DC-10 captain in 1984, Chan and Mattie moved to Eustis, Florida, where they lived until 2002, when they moved back to East Windsor. Beginning in 2013, Chan split his time between East Windsor, Red Bank, New Jersey, at his daughter Joyce's house, and in Marietta at his daughter Janet's house, where he had moved permanently in January 2015. Chan loved nothing more than to be surrounded by family - and lots of it. He loved home cooking, ski vacations, church events, square dancing, camping trips, tennis matches, musicals, road running, reading books, watching westerns, big band music, domestic and world travel, the New York football Giants, and trying to keep things in order. He was an incredibly compassionate and thoughtful man who spoke less than most yet who was present more than almost anyone for family and friends. He was humble, patient, religious, passionate, strong, and incredibly reliable. He was a dedicated volunteer in all the organizations he participated in and was a tremendous example of manhood for all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at First Congregational Church of East Windsor, 124 Scantic Road, East Windsor. The family will greet relatives and friends at a reception in the church hall following the service. Committal of his ashes will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chan's memory can be made to First Congregational Church of East Windsor or to East Windsor Historical Society, 115 Scantic Road, East Windsor, CT 06088.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 24 to Apr. 28, 2015
Sylvester, Robert M. "Bobby"  
Robert M. "Bobby" Sylvester, 50, of Ellington, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, April 16, 2015, leaving behind his longtime best friend, Fred Maloon. Bobby was born on Aug. 12, 1964. He is survived by his mother, Mary Daversa, and his stepfather, Jim; sister, Lynn Hughes, and her husband, Gary; his sister, Laura Olsson, and her husband, Chaz; his nephew, Joseph Trottier, and his wife, Stacey, and daughter, Hailey; nephew, Michael Trottier, and girlfriend, Jodi, and their boys, Jakoby, Jase, and Jordan; his nephew, Steven Trottier, and his wife, Erika, and daughter, Abby; niece, Jennifer, and boyfriend, Aaron, and their son, Zander; niece, Ashley Hughes; and lifelong friends, Robin and husband, Arlen Vernava. Bob had just been promoted a short time ago to general manager at Burger King in Enfield, a job he loved with employees whom he had great respect for. Bob had a great personality and amazing sense of humor. If you were having a bad day, he knew just what to say to make you laugh. Bob had a passion for acting and while in college, he traveled throughout Europe performing and letting other countries enjoy his talent. While in college he was the president of the theater club. After college he joined the Village players in Somers for a while and also acted with the Little Theatre of Manchester for a short time. He loved spoiling his nieces and nephews as they were growing up, taking them to Six Flags every summer, and riding the roller coasters with them. At the top of any roller coaster he would yell "Yippee" and give you the famous "thumbs up!" Bobby cared deeply about his friends and anyone he loved. He would give them the shirt off his back if they needed it. Even though Bob has passed before his time he wouldn't want us to be sad or cry. He would want us to reminisce about our fond memories we have of him and laugh. On the days we think of him, look up at the sky, give him a thumbs up, and yell, "Yippee," because you know he's giving you one right back! Bobby will be deeply missed and he will forever remain in our hearts. Rest in peace. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at Leete-Stevens followed by burial at West Stafford Cemetery. Donations in Bobby's memory may be made to the Simon Foundation, 120 Rescue Lane, Bloomfield, CT 06002. To leave online condolences please visit www.Leetestevens.com
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 18 to Apr. 22, 2015
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