PRYDE, ERWIN E. Erwin E. Pryde, 84, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at CT Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of Cynthia (Anderson) Pryde. Mr. Pryde was born December 16, 1929, in New Haven, the son of the late Frederick and Florence (Meinsen) Pryde. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Quinnipiac University with his Bachelor’s in Business. He was a long time Cheshire resident where he was a member of the Cheshire Lutheran Church. He was employed by SNET where he worked as a manager in the Engineering Department until his retirement in the early 1990s. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Besides his wife of 48 years, Mr. Pryde is survived by his children Kendra Wickers and her husband William of Naugatuck, Gretchen Buys and her husband James of Higganum, Curtis Pryde of Cheshire, and Deborah Kauffman and her husband Charles of Brielle, NJ; as well as his five grandchildren, Ryan and Allison Buys, Mikayla Pryde, Charles IV and Cole E. Kauffman. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St., to Cheshire Lutheran Church, 660 West Main St., for services at 10 a.m. Burial will follow with military honors in Fairview Cemetery in New Britain. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405. For online condolences, to light a candle or share a story, please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.
Alderson Funeral Homes, Inc.
615 South Main Street Cheshire, CT 06410
Published in The New Haven Register on Mar. 5, 2014