BELETSKY, PAUL Paul Beletsky of Waterford, CT, beloved husband for 71 years of Lucille Amarone Beletsky, died February 8, 2013 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. Loving father of Anthony and Marguerite (Pinky) Beletsky and the late JoAnn Karalus. Brother of the late Ann Beletsky, Nadia Small, Michael Beletsky and Wasil Poleshek. Grandfather of Paul (Christina) Beletsky, Melissa Greco, Ronald (Lauree) Karalus and Michael Beletsky. Great grandfather of Harley Hope Beletsky, Brynn and Katelyn Day, Hannah and Ryan Karalus. Father-in-law of Ronald Karalus. Paul was born in Ansonia, CT October 3, 1922 to the late Anthony and Ewderka Poleshek Beletsky. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving with Company "D" 26th Infantry and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. After being honorably discharged he began a career as a toolmaker at Avco-Lycoming (Textron) where he worked for 32 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of UAW Local 1010. Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends where he was known as Mr. Fixit, was a fan of UCONN Women's basketball, the New York Yankees, gardening and fishing. His funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11 Wooster Pl., Friday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael's Church at 10. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday morning from 8-9:30. Sign Paul's guest book online at www.iovanne.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 14, 2013